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People

Total Population 725
Male Share of the Population 46.5%
Female Share of the Population 53.5%
Senior Citizens 16.4%
Employed Population 16+ 372
Age of the Population 42

Families

% of people married 59.5%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 14.9%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $53,333
% Above Poverty Level 87.2%
% Below Poverty Level 12.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 1.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 26.5%
Median Gross Rent $550
Median House Value $73,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 10.1%
US/American 0%
English 10.8%
Irish 19%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Wataga Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 37 miles SE of Davenport, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 148 miles W of Chicago, Illinois
County Knox
Standard Zip Codes 61488
Phone Area Codes 309
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.025
Longitude -90.279

Wataga Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station GALESBURG
Distance 7.5 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 29 F
Apr Temp 40 to 61 F
Jul Temp 65 to 85 F
Oct Temp 43 to 63 F
Annual Precip 37.2 inches
Station GALVA
Distance 16.9 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 29 F
Apr Temp 39 to 61 F
Jul Temp 64 to 85 F
Oct Temp 42 to 64 F
Annual Precip 37.8 inches
Station KEWANEE 1 E
Distance 25.2 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 28 F
Apr Temp 37 to 60 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 39 to 63 F
Annual Precip 35.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
East Galesburg 801 $58,542
Galesburg 31,696 $47,836
Henderson 237 $58,750

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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