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People

Total Population 547
Male Share of the Population 52.7%
Female Share of the Population 47.3%
Senior Citizens 20.8%
Employed Population 16+ 226
Age of the Population 45

Families

% of people married 35.6%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 4.9%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $35,536
% Above Poverty Level 75.5%
% Below Poverty Level 24.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 26 minutes
% Working from Home 1.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.3%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 32.9%
Median Gross Rent $611
Median House Value $55,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 14.6%
US/American 0%
English 3.1%
Irish 7.7%

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

Cowden Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 41 miles S of Decatur, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 87 miles NE of St. Louis, Missouri
County Shelby
Standard Zip Codes 62422, 62438
Phone Area Codes 217
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.248
Longitude -88.862

Cowden 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 PANA 3 E
Distance 12.3 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 34 F
Apr Temp 42 to 64 F
Jul Temp 65 to 88 F
Oct Temp 43 to 68 F
Annual Precip 40.5 inches
Station EFFINGHAM
Distance 16 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 35 F
Apr Temp 42 to 64 F
Jul Temp 66 to 87 F
Oct Temp 43 to 67 F
Annual Precip 42 inches
Station MOWEAQUA
Distance 27.9 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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Cowden, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Bowling Green (62422)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Herrick 440 $40,625

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

Cowden Public Libraries

Library
Dry Point Twp. Lib.
COUNTY HIGHWAY 651
Cowden, Illinois
(217) 783-2616

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Cowden High Schools

COWDEN-HERRICK HIGH SCHOOL
PO BOX 188
217-783-2125
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 151 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.1

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