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People

Total Population 1,348
Male Share of the Population 47.6%
Female Share of the Population 52.4%
Senior Citizens 19.1%
Employed Population 16+ 625
Age of the Population 39

Families

% of people married 55.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 15.4%
Median Earnings25+ $42,763
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $46,875
Median Earnings With High School Degree $33,315

Wealth

Median Family Income $70,404
% Above Poverty Level 97.9%
% Below Poverty Level 2.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 25 minutes
% Working from Home 2.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 26.9%
Median Gross Rent $529
Median House Value $91,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 16.5%
US/American 0%
English 18%
Irish 17.1%

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

Cerro Gordo Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 12 miles E of Decatur, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 120 miles NE of St. Louis, Missouri
County Piatt
Standard Zip Codes 61818
Phone Area Codes 217
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.89
Longitude -88.728

Cerro Gordo 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 DECATUR
Distance 12.4 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 35 F
Apr Temp 42 to 65 F
Jul Temp 65 to 88 F
Oct Temp 44 to 68 F
Annual Precip 39.7 inches
Station FARMER CITY
Distance 22.9 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 32 F
Apr Temp 40 to 62 F
Jul Temp 64 to 85 F
Oct Temp 42 to 66 F
Annual Precip 36 inches
Station MOWEAQUA
Distance 23.5 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 34 F
Apr Temp 41 to 64 F
Jul Temp 64 to 88 F
Oct Temp 42 to 68 F
Annual Precip 37.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Argenta 958 $70,865
Bement 1,744 $58,594
Cisco 251 $65,357
Hammond 446 $55,556

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

Cerro Gordo Public Libraries

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Hope Welty P.l.d.
100 SOUTH MADISON STREET
Cerro Gordo, Illinois
(217) 763-5001

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CERRO GORDO HIGH SCHOOL
PO BOX 79
217-763-2711
Serves 183 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.1

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