Yates City, Illinois

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Yates City, Illinois

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High Points

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

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Affordability of Property Taxes
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Top 17% Yates City Affordability of Property Taxes
Well-Paid Single Men
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Top 17% Yates City Well-Paid Single Men

Comparative Profile of Yates City, Illinois

Comparing Yates City 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 10 10
Well-Paid Single Men 9 7
Senior Citizens 7 8
Well-Paid Single Women 7 4
Age of the Population 6 7
Children Under 5 Years Old 5 4
Female Share of the Population 1 1
Racial Diversity 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 9 8
Average Household Size 5 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 7 5
People Above Poverty 7 5
Median Family Income 6 4
College Educated Adults 3 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 4 4
Short Commute Times 1 2
Public Transportation Use 1 1
Walking and Biking to Work 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 7 7
Affordability of Rents 6 8
Affordability of Property Taxes 6 9
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 5
Housing Recently Built 2 2
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 1

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Yates City Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 23 miles W of Peoria, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 143 miles SW of Chicago, Illinois
County Knox
Standard Zip Codes 61572
Phone Area Codes 309
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.778
Longitude -90.014

Yates City Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 16.2 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 30 F
Apr Temp 37 to 63 F
Jul Temp 61 to 85 F
Oct Temp 39 to 65 F
Annual Precip 38.2 inches
Station GALVA
Distance 28 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 33.2 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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Yates City Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 725 100%
Male 369 50.9%
Female 356 49.1%
Under 18 173 23.9%
18+ 552 76.1%
65+ 133 18.3%
Median Age 38.2
Average Family Size 2.95
White 717 98.9%
African-American 3 0.4%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.1%
Other 2 0.3%
Mixed Race 2 0.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 0 0%

Estimated Yates City Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 691
Growth -34
Growth % -4.7%

Yates City 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 20.1%
US/American 19.7%
English 17.1%
Irish 9.6%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 8.5%
Scottish 4.1%
Swedish 3.9%
French (except Basque) 3.5%
Scotch-Irish 3.3%
Dutch 2.6%
Lebanese 2%
Polish 1.2%
Italian 1.2%
Greek 1%
Welsh 0.6%
French Canadian 0.6%
Norwegian 0.4%
Czech 0.4%
Swiss 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Yates City 725 $42,679
Brimfield 933 $42,083
Elmwood 1,945 $51,505
Farmington 2,601 $49,167
Maquon 318 $36,563
Norris 194 $30,000
Williamsfield 620 $46,875

Yates City Public Libraries

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115 W. MAIN ST.
Yates City, Illinois
(309) 358-1678

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