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People

Total Population 3,722
Male Share of the Population 49.5%
Female Share of the Population 50.5%
Senior Citizens 23.5%
Employed Population 16+ 1,747
Age of the Population 43

Families

% of people married 48.1%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 13.6%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $56,647
% Above Poverty Level 88.7%
% Below Poverty Level 11.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 16 minutes
% Working from Home 1.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 8%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 33.6%
Median Gross Rent $570
Median House Value $99,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 15.9%
US/American 0%
English 12.9%
Irish 17.7%

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

Fairbury Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 31 miles NE of Bloomington, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 89 miles SW of Chicago, Illinois
County Livingston
Standard Zip Codes 61739
Phone Area Codes 815
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.747
Longitude -88.514

Fairbury 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 CHENOA
Distance 10.6 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 32 F
Apr Temp 40 to 63 F
Jul Temp 64 to 86 F
Oct Temp 43 to 66 F
Annual Precip 34.6 inches
Station PIPER CITY
Distance 16.5 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 31 F
Apr Temp 38 to 62 F
Jul Temp 62 to 86 F
Oct Temp 41 to 66 F
Annual Precip 36.8 inches
Station GIBSON CITY
Distance 20.9 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 30 F
Apr Temp 38 to 61 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 40 to 65 F
Annual Precip 36.3 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Avoca (61739)

Champlin (61739)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Chatsworth 1,012 $38,500
Chenoa 1,763 $61,979
Forrest 1,193 $65,962

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

Fairbury Public Libraries

Library
Dominy Memorial Library
201 SOUTH THIRD ST.
Fairbury, Illinois
(815) 692-3231

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Fairbury High Schools

PRAIRIE CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL
411 N 7TH ST
815-692-2355
Serves 605 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.6

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