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Demographics

People

Total Population1,571
Male Share of the Population48.8%
Female Share of the Population51.2%
Senior Citizens23.8%
Employed Population 16+641
Age of the Population42

Families

% of people married46.2%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher12.3%
Median Earnings25+$30,960
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$31,667
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,434

Wealth

Median Family Income$49,875
% Above Poverty Level83%
% Below Poverty Level17%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time22 minutes
% Working from Home2%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.4%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone38.4%
Median Gross Rent$488
Median House Value$61,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)13.2%
English11.2%
Irish7.4%
German4.1%
Italian1.9%
Scottish1.5%
French Except Basque0.8%
Norwegian0.8%
Portuguese0.5%
Dutch0.4%
Russian0.3%
Croatian0.3%
Hungarian0.3%
Lithuanian0.2%
Polish0.2%
Latvian0.2%
Welsh0.1%
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Oblong Almanac

CategoryValue
County Crawford County
Standard Zip Codes62449
Phone Area Codes618
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude39
Approximate Longitude-87.9

Oblong Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationNEWTON 6 SSE
Distance12.6 miles
Jan Temp19 to 34 F
Apr Temp42 to 63 F
Jul Temp66 to 85 F
Oct Temp43 to 66 F
Annual Precip41.2 inches
StationOLNEY 2 S
Distance22.9 miles
Jan Temp19 to 36 F
Apr Temp42 to 65 F
Jul Temp66 to 88 F
Oct Temp44 to 69 F
Annual Precip45.2 inches
StationFREELANDVILLE
Distance33.2 miles
Jan Temp20 to 36 F
Apr Temp43 to 63 F
Jul Temp66 to 86 F
Oct Temp44 to 67 F
Annual Precip43.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Flat Rock329$48,000
Hutsonville554$57,500
Newton2,631$53,571
Palestine1,224$47,212
Robinson7,447$54,531

Oblong Public Schools

Oblong Elem School
600 W Main St
ZIP: 62449
(618) 592-4225
Primary
Total Enrollment 414
Oblong High School
700 S Range St
ZIP: 62449
(618) 592-4235
High
Total Enrollment 190
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