Winnebago, Illinois

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Winnebago, Illinois

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Winnebago Low Rate of Poverty
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Winnebago People in Middle Class or Better
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Winnebago Median Family Income
Short Commute Times
(vs. State)
Top 15% Winnebago Short Commute Times

Comparative Profile of Winnebago, Illinois

Comparing Winnebago 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 8 8
Well-Paid Single Men 7 5
Well-Paid Single Women 7 5
Male Share of the Population 6 6
Racial Diversity 6 6
Female Share of the Population 5 5
Age of the Population 2 3
Senior Citizens 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 10 10
Average Household Size 10 10


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 10 10
People in Middle Class or Better 10 9
Median Family Income 10 9
College Educated Adults 8 8

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 8 9
Working at Home 5 5
Walking and Biking to Work 4 3
Public Transportation Use 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 9 9
Affordability of Rents 6 7
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 4
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 3
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 1
People Living Alone 1 1

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Winnebago Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 7 miles W of Rockford, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 86 miles W of Chicago, Illinois
County Winnebago
Metro Area Rockford
Standard Zip Codes 61088
Phone Area Codes 815
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.266
Longitude -89.241

Winnebago Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 8.6 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 27 F
Apr Temp 37 to 59 F
Jul Temp 63 to 83 F
Oct Temp 40 to 62 F
Annual Precip 36.6 inches
Distance 18.5 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 25 F
Apr Temp 36 to 57 F
Jul Temp 62 to 82 F
Oct Temp 39 to 61 F
Annual Precip 34.7 inches
Distance 25.3 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 26 F
Apr Temp 34 to 57 F
Jul Temp 60 to 83 F
Oct Temp 36 to 61 F
Annual Precip 35.5 inches
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Winnebago Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 2,958 100%
Male 1,434 48.5%
Female 1,524 51.5%
Under 18 1,014 34.3%
18+ 1,944 65.7%
65+ 246 8.3%
Median Age 33.9
Average Family Size 3.24
White 2,903 98.1%
African-American 33 1.1%
Asian 9 0.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 12 0.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 35 1.2%

Estimated Winnebago Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 3,065
Growth 107
Growth % 3.6%

Winnebago 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 34.7%
Swedish 9.3%
US/American 9%
Irish 8.7%
English 7.7%
Italian 6.9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4.3%
Norwegian 3.5%
Dutch 2.9%
French (except Basque) 2.2%
Scottish 2.1%
Polish 1.3%
Scotch-Irish 1.3%
European 0.7%
British 0.6%
Slavic 0.6%
Finnish 0.5%
Swiss 0.5%
Belgian 0.5%
Syrian 0.4%
Pennsylvania German 0.4%
Scandinavian 0.3%
Danish 0.3%
Lithuanian 0.3%
Czech 0.3%
French Canadian 0.3%
Ukrainian 0.2%
Welsh 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Winnebago 2,958 $62,685
Byron 2,917 $46,250
Loves Park 20,044 $52,061
Machesney Park 20,759 $53,788
Pecatonica 1,997 $55,086
Rockford 150,115 $45,465
Stillman Valley 1,048 $54,792

Winnebago Public Libraries

Winnebago P.l.d.
210 N. ELIDA ST.
Winnebago, Illinois
(815) 335-7050
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Winnebago High Schools (2004)

Serves 531 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.6

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