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People

Total Population 1,805
Male Share of the Population 43.1%
Female Share of the Population 56.9%
Senior Citizens 20.2%
Employed Population 16+ 685
Age of the Population 39

Families

% of people married 44.1%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 10.5%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $47,266
% Above Poverty Level 78.3%
% Below Poverty Level 21.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 30 minutes
% Working from Home 1.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.3%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 29.9%
Median Gross Rent $584
Median House Value $63,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 24.3%
US/American 0%
English 10.7%
Irish 13%

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

Girard Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 25 miles S of Springfield, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 62 miles NE of St. Louis, Missouri
County Macoupin
Standard Zip Codes 62640
Phone Area Codes 217
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.446
Longitude -89.78

Girard 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 VIRDEN
Distance 3.8 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 35 F
Apr Temp 44 to 66 F
Jul Temp 66 to 88 F
Oct Temp 45 to 68 F
Annual Precip 37 inches
Station MORRISONVILLE
Distance 16.9 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 32 F
Apr Temp 41 to 63 F
Jul Temp 65 to 86 F
Oct Temp 42 to 67 F
Annual Precip 35 inches
Station SPRINGFIELD CAPITAL AP
Distance 28.4 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 33 F
Apr Temp 42 to 63 F
Jul Temp 66 to 87 F
Oct Temp 44 to 67 F
Annual Precip 35.5 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

McVey (62640)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Farmersville 569 $57,344

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

Girard Public Libraries

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Girard Twp. Library
201 W. MADISON STREET
Girard, Illinois
(217) 627-2414

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Girard High Schools

GIRARD HIGH SCHOOL
525 N THIRD ST
217-627-2136
Serves 213 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.2

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