Wamac, Illinois

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Wamac, Illinois

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High Points

Wamac strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Illinois):

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 1% trophy Wamac Affordability of Property Taxes
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Wamac Short Commute Times
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Wamac Walking and Biking to Work

Comparative Profile of Wamac, Illinois

Comparing Wamac to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Illinois (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Children Under 5 Years Old 9 9
Racial Diversity 7 6
Female Share of the Population 6 6
Male Share of the Population 6 5
Senior Citizens 3 3
Well-Paid Single Men 2 1
Age of the Population 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 5 4
Portion of People Married 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 2 1
Median Family Income 1 1
People Above Poverty 1 1
College Educated Adults 1 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 10 10
Walking and Biking to Work 10 10
Public Transportation Use 4 3
Working at Home 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 9 10
Affordability of Rents 7 8
Housing Recently Built 5 7
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 6
People Living Alone 5 6
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 2 4

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Wamac Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 63 miles E of St. Louis, Missouri
County Marion
Standard Zip Codes 62801
Phone Area Codes 618
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.52
Longitude -89.12

Wamac Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station SALEM
Distance 12.9 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 37 F
Apr Temp 44 to 65 F
Jul Temp 68 to 88 F
Oct Temp 45 to 69 F
Annual Precip 42.5 inches
Distance 15.5 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 36 F
Apr Temp 43 to 65 F
Jul Temp 67 to 88 F
Oct Temp 45 to 68 F
Annual Precip 40.6 inches
Distance 30.9 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 35 F
Apr Temp 43 to 64 F
Jul Temp 67 to 88 F
Oct Temp 43 to 67 F
Annual Precip 38.9 inches
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Wamac Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,378 100%
Male 663 48.1%
Female 715 51.9%
Under 18 396 28.7%
18+ 982 71.3%
65+ 157 11.4%
Median Age 33.3
Average Family Size 2.96
White 1,343 97.5%
African-American 21 1.5%
Asian 1 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 4 0.3%
Other 1 0.1%
Mixed Race 8 0.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 23 1.7%

Estimated Wamac Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,297
Growth -81
Growth % -5.9%

Wamac Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
US/American 28.2%
German 23.6%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 10.1%
English 9.8%
Irish 8.8%
Italian 5.7%
French (except Basque) 3.9%
Polish 2.7%
Scottish 2.2%
Scotch-Irish 1.8%
Dutch 1.4%
Swiss 1.2%
Welsh 0.2%
Australian 0.2%
Norwegian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Wamac, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Cravat (62801)
Finney Heights (62801)
Raccoon (62801)
Suburban Heights (62801)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Wamac 1,378 $28,490
Central City 1,371 $36,518
Centralia 14,136 $39,123
Irvington 736 $51,250
Junction City 559 $40,000
Odin 1,122 $38,400
Sandoval 1,434 $35,700
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