Woodson, Illinois

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Woodson, Illinois

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Comparative Profile of Woodson, Illinois

Comparing Woodson 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
Male Share of the Population 7 8
Children Under 5 Years Old 6 6
Racial Diversity 5 5
Female Share of the Population 4 4
Well-Paid Single Men 4 2
Age of the Population 3 3
Senior Citizens 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 9 9
Average Household Size 8 8


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 8 7
People Above Poverty 8 7
Median Family Income 7 4
College Educated Adults 7 6

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 6 7
Public Transportation Use 5 3
Working at Home 2 1


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

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Woodson Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 32 miles W of Springfield, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 69 miles N of St. Louis, Missouri
County Morgan
P.O. Box Zip Codes 62695
Phone Area Codes 217
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.628
Longitude -90.218

Woodson Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 7.2 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 34 F
Apr Temp 39 to 64 F
Jul Temp 63 to 87 F
Oct Temp 41 to 68 F
Annual Precip 38.4 inches
Station VIRDEN
Distance 25.7 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 35 F
Apr Temp 44 to 66 F
Jul Temp 66 to 88 F
Oct Temp 45 to 68 F
Annual Precip 37 inches
Distance 29.9 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 35 F
Apr Temp 43 to 65 F
Jul Temp 67 to 87 F
Oct Temp 45 to 68 F
Annual Precip 38.5 inches
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Woodson Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 559 100%
Male 275 49.2%
Female 284 50.8%
Under 18 157 28.1%
18+ 402 71.9%
65+ 43 7.7%
Median Age 34.8
Average Family Size 2.99
White 542 97%
African-American 4 0.7%
Asian 2 0.4%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0.4%
Other 3 0.5%
Mixed Race 6 1.1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 5 0.9%

Estimated Woodson Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 556
Growth -3
Growth % -0.5%

Woodson 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 31%
US/American 24.3%
English 11.4%
Irish 10.3%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 5.6%
Scotch-Irish 3.4%
Dutch 2.6%
Italian 2.4%
Scottish 1.6%
French (except Basque) 1.3%
Swedish 1.3%
Portuguese 1.1%
European 1.1%
Welsh 0.8%
Polish 0.8%
British 0.8%
Czech 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Woodson 559 $44,375
Franklin 586 $47,813
Jacksonville 18,940 $45,595
Lynnville 137 $40,313
Manchester 354 $37,500
Murrayville 644 $50,476
Scottville 140 $30,833
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