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People

Total Population 4,192
Male Share of the Population 49.5%
Female Share of the Population 50.5%
Senior Citizens 17.8%
Employed Population 16+ 1,861
Age of the Population 43

Families

% of people married 53.6%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 18.4%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $63,822
% Above Poverty Level 86.4%
% Below Poverty Level 13.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 26 minutes
% Working from Home 2.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.7%
% Using Public Transportation 0.6%

Housing

People Living Alone 31.7%
Median Gross Rent $700
Median House Value $131,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 7.5%
US/American 0%
English 9.7%
Irish 16.9%

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

Dwight Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 34 miles SW of Joliet, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 66 miles SW of Chicago, Illinois
County Livingston
Standard Zip Codes 60420
Phone Area Codes 815
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.094
Longitude -88.425

Dwight 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 DWIGHT
Distance 0.9 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 29 F
Apr Temp 38 to 60 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 40 to 64 F
Annual Precip 34.4 inches
Station GEBHARD WOODS STATE PARK
Distance 17.7 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 30 F
Apr Temp 39 to 61 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 41 to 64 F
Annual Precip 35.7 inches
Station KANKAKEE METRO WASTWTR
Distance 28.4 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 31 F
Apr Temp 38 to 61 F
Jul Temp 63 to 86 F
Oct Temp 40 to 65 F
Annual Precip 38.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Campus 158 $41,563
Emington 87 $50,000
Gardner 1,211 $79,688

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

Dwight Public Libraries

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Prairie Creek P.l.d..
501 CARRIAGE HOUSE LANE
Dwight, Illinois
(815) 584-3061

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Dwight High Schools

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DWIGHT HIGH SCHOOL
801 S FRANKLIN ST
815-941-6203
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 310 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.9

DWIGHT CORRECTIONAL CENTER
P O BOX 5001
815-584-2806
A Non-traditional School
Serves 220 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 27.5

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Historic Dwight

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The Oughton residence between 1900 and 1905

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The Oughton residence between 1900 and 1905

Station at Dwight between 1900 and 1905

Water tower between 1900 and 1905

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