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Overview

Introduction to Monmouth, Illinois

Located in Warren county, Monmouth, Illinois, is 42 miles S of Davenport, Iowa (center to center) and 159 miles N of St. Louis, Missouri.

Monmouth History

The first settlers of Monmouth arrived sometime after the War of 1812. To allow the area to be fully settled, the Congress divided the area into several land tracts and gave them to veterans who fought in the war. One of the veterans bet his property in a New Orleans poker game in 1827 and lost to a Kentucky plantation owner, John Talbot; Soon after, Talbot, his cousin Allen Andrews, and many of his friends settled in the area. This led to the establishment of the city of Monmouth in 1831.

Monmouth and nearby Attractions

  • Henderson county Conservation Area
  • Monmouth Park
  • Carl Sandburg Historic Site
  • Warfield Park
  • Apple Trees Museum
  • Garwood Park

Things To Do In Monmouth

The Apple Trees Museum and Bishop Hill Heritage Museum showcase the history of the area. Monmouth is also home to many parks such as the Warfield Park, Garwood Park, and Monmouth Park. The Big River State Forest and Oquawka State Wildlife Refuge are nearby. Also close to the city is the Carl Sandburg Historic Site.

Monmouth Transportation

The closest airport to the city is Quad City International Airport.

Monmouth Higher Education

Higher education is available at Monmouth College, Western Illinois University, Augustana College, and Black Hawk College.

People

Total Population9,302
Male Share of the Population47.1%
Female Share of the Population52.9%
Senior Citizens16.3%
Employed Population 16+4,078
Age of the Population35

Families

% of people married41%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher19.4%
Median Earnings25+$28,311
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$23,984
Median Earnings With High School Degree$23,409

Wealth

Median Family Income$47,035
% Above Poverty Level79.1%
% Below Poverty Level20.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time16 minutes
% Working from Home5.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work10.1%
% Using Public Transportation0.5%

Housing

People Living Alone35.3%
Median Gross Rent$516
Median House Value$75,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)25.8%
US/American0%
English9.7%
Irish10.6%

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

Monmouth Almanac

CategoryValue
Nearest Medium City 42 miles S of Davenport, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City159 miles N of St. Louis, Missouri
CountyWarren
Standard Zip Codes61462
Phone Area Codes309
Time ZoneCentral (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight SavingsThe city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude40.911
Longitude-90.647

Monmouth Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationMONMOUTH
Distance0.8 miles
Jan Temp15 to 31 F
Apr Temp41 to 63 F
Jul Temp64 to 85 F
Oct Temp43 to 65 F
Annual Precip38.3 inches
StationBURLINGTON RADIO KBUR
Distance28 miles
Jan Temp15 to 30 F
Apr Temp43 to 62 F
Jul Temp67 to 85 F
Oct Temp46 to 65 F
Annual Precip37.9 inches
StationGALVA
Distance37.1 miles
Jan Temp13 to 29 F
Apr Temp39 to 61 F
Jul Temp64 to 85 F
Oct Temp42 to 64 F
Annual Precip37.8 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Larchland (61462)

Ormonde (61462)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Alexis967$60,833
Biggsville298$66,000

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

Monmouth Public Libraries

Library
Warren Co. P.l.d.
60-62 PUBLIC SQUARE
Monmouth, Illinois
(309) 734-3166

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Monmouth Hospitals

COMMUNITY MEDICAL CENTER OF WESTERN ILLINOIS
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
1000 W HARLEM AVENUE
(309) 734-3141
Emergency Service: No

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MONMOUTH HIGH SCHOOL
325 W 1ST AVE
309-734-5118
Serves 448 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.4

WARREN JR/SR HIGH SCHOOL
R R 1
309-734-9411
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 209 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.1

YORKWOOD HIGH SCHOOL
2140 ST HIGHWAY 135
309-734-8511
Serves 122 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 8.1

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