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Overview

Introduction to Hoopeston, Illinois

Hoopeston, Illinois, in Vermilion county, is 38 miles NE of Champaign, Illinois and 93 miles NW of Indianapolis, Indiana.

Hoopeston History

The city of Hoopeston was initially developed as a railroad junction. It was established in 1871 and named after Thomas Hoopes, who offered his land for the laying of rail tracks. Hoopeston is located at the intersection of the Western and Vincennes Railroads.

Hoopeston and nearby Attractions

  • Pla Mor Lanes Bowling Alley
  • Champaign County Historical Museum
  • McFerren Park
  • Skater’s Paradise
  • Staerkel Planetarium
  • Kids Cheese Park

Things To Do In Hoopeston

The Kickapoo State Recreation Area and the Lorraine Theater are popular local recreational spots. Local museums include the Krannert Art Museum and the Early American Museum. Local parks include the Village of Cissna Park and the Crystal Lake Park. The Sweet Corn Festival is a very popular local festival.

Hoopeston Transportation

Flights are available from Terre Haute International Airport.

Hoopeston Higher Education

Nearby colleges and universities include the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Parkland College, Olivet Nazarene University and Purdue University.

Demographics

People

Total Population5,245
Male Share of the Population48.9%
Female Share of the Population51.1%
Senior Citizens20.2%
Employed Population 16+2,058
Age of the Population46

Families

% of people married51.5%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher9.8%
Median Earnings25+$31,612
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$11,422
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,607

Wealth

Median Family Income$55,083
% Above Poverty Level80.6%
% Below Poverty Level19.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time26 minutes
% Working from Home3%
% Walking and Biking to Work4.9%
% Using Public Transportation0.8%

Housing

People Living Alone34.2%
Median Gross Rent$538
Median House Value$64,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)19.3%
German15.8%
English9.7%
Irish8.9%
Dutch2.7%
Swedish1.8%
African1.2%
Scottish1.1%
Welsh0.9%
Norwegian0.5%
Polish0.4%
Czech0.4%
Italian0.3%
Canadian0.3%
French Except Basque0.2%
Austrian0.2%
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Hoopeston Almanac

CategoryValue
County Vermilion County
Standard Zip Codes60942
Phone Area Codes217
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude40.46
Approximate Longitude-87.67

Hoopeston Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationHOOPESTON 1 NE
Distance1 miles
Jan Temp18 to 32 F
Apr Temp41 to 63 F
Jul Temp65 to 85 F
Oct Temp45 to 65 F
Annual Precip36.9 inches
StationDANVILLE
Distance23.1 miles
Jan Temp17 to 34 F
Apr Temp41 to 65 F
Jul Temp64 to 86 F
Oct Temp43 to 67 F
Annual Precip40.9 inches
StationWATSEKA 2 NW
Distance23.4 miles
Jan Temp14 to 30 F
Apr Temp39 to 60 F
Jul Temp63 to 84 F
Oct Temp41 to 64 F
Annual Precip39.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Henning243$55,500
Milford1,246$42,143
Potomac675$53,500
Rossville1,694$70,444

Hoopeston Public Libraries

Hoopeston Public Library District
110 NORTH FOURTH STREET
Hoopeston, Illinois
(217) 283-6711

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Hoopeston Hospitals

Hoopeston Community Memorial Hospital
(Non-profit)
701 East Orange Street
(217) 283-5531

Hoopeston Public Schools

Honeywell Elem School
609 E Honeywell Ave
ZIP: 60942
(217) 283-6666
Primary
Total Enrollment 194
Hoopeston Area High School
615 E Orange St
ZIP: 60942
(217) 283-6662
High
Total Enrollment 378
Hoopeston Area Middle School
615 E Orange St
ZIP: 60942
(217) 283-6664
Middle
Total Enrollment 182
John Greer Elem School
609 W Main St
ZIP: 60942
(217) 283-6667
Middle
Total Enrollment 182
Maple Elem School
500 S 4th St
ZIP: 60942
(217) 283-6665
Primary
Total Enrollment 344
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