Wataga, Illinois

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Wataga, Illinois

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Comparative Profile of Wataga, Illinois

Comparing Wataga 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
Female Share of the Population 8 9
Children Under 5 Years Old 7 7
Well-Paid Single Women 7 4
Age of the Population 4 5
Racial Diversity 4 5
Well-Paid Single Men 4 2
Male Share of the Population 3 2
Senior Citizens 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 7 6
Average Household Size 7 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 6 4
Median Family Income 6 3
People Above Poverty 5 3
College Educated Adults 4 4

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 8 8
Short Commute Times 7 8
Working at Home 4 4
Public Transportation Use 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 5 8
Housing Recently Built 5 6
Affordability of Rents 3 5
People Living Alone 3 3
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 2
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 1

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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

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
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
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Wataga Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 857 100%
Male 400 46.7%
Female 457 53.3%
Under 18 235 27.4%
18+ 622 72.6%
65+ 97 11.3%
Median Age 36.5
Average Family Size 2.89
White 841 98.1%
African-American 3 0.4%
Asian 1 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 1 0.1%
Mixed Race 11 1.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 11 1.3%

Estimated Wataga Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 810
Growth -47
Growth % -5.5%

Wataga 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
German 25.7%
Swedish 16.9%
US/American 16.6%
English 11.8%
Irish 9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 7.6%
French (except Basque) 2.5%
Scottish 2%
Dutch 1.7%
Finnish 1.2%
Belgian 1%
Scotch-Irish 0.7%
Eastern European 0.3%
Italian 0.3%
Polish 0.3%
Portuguese 0.3%
Russian 0.3%
Norwegian 0.3%
Scandinavian 0.3%
French Canadian 0.3%
Danish 0.3%
Welsh 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Wataga 857 $41,786
East Galesburg 839 $44,750
Galesburg 33,706 $41,796
Henderson 319 $39,583
Knoxville 3,183 $49,688
Oneida 752 $46,250
Rio 240 $40,750
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