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Overview

Introduction to Plano, Illinois

Plano, Illinois, in Kendall county, is 14 miles SW of Aurora, Illinois and 47 miles W of Chicago, Illinois.

Plano History

In 1831, Cyrus Hall McCormick invented the mechanical reaper in Plano. This invention increased harvest and spurred other innovations in farm machinery. Plano was incorporated as a city by an act of the General Assembly on April 10, 1872.

Plano and nearby Attractions

  • Batavia Depot Museum
  • Silver Springs State Fish & Wildlife Area
  • Farnsworth House
  • Cantigny Park

Things To Do In Plano

In 1996, a Wal-Mart Superstore was opened in Plano. The Farnsworth House is a glass house that was built in the 1940s and is a popular local spot. Local parks include the Silver Springs State Park, Lathrop Park, Larry Trimberger Park and Plano City Park. Nearby museums include the Batavia Depot Museum, Blackberry Farm's Pioneer Village and the Ellwood House Museum and Park.

Plano Transportation

Chicago O'Hare International is the nearest major airport.

Plano Higher Education

Nearby colleges and universities include Aurora University, Benedictine University and the College of Dupage.

Demographics

People

Total Population11,863
Male Share of the Population50.9%
Female Share of the Population49.1%
Senior Citizens7.8%
Employed Population 16+6,053
Age of the Population30

Families

% of people married45.6%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher17.7%
Median Earnings25+$31,410
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$25,174
Median Earnings With High School Degree$29,156

Wealth

Median Family Income$72,622
% Above Poverty Level84.5%
% Below Poverty Level15.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time30 minutes
% Working from Home1%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.4%
% Using Public Transportation0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone19.6%
Median Gross Rent$871
Median House Value$143,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)41.9%
German22.5%
Irish13.2%
Italian6%
English4.8%
Norwegian4%
Polish3.4%
African2.7%
Swedish2%
French Except Basque1.3%
Dutch0.9%
Scottish0.7%
Canadian0.7%
Danishn0.6%
Jamaican0.5%
West Indian0.5%
Lithuanian0.5%
Arab0.3%
Austrian0.2%
Egyptian0.2%
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Plano Almanac

CategoryValue
County Kendall County
Standard Zip Codes60545
Phone Area Codes630
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude41.66
Approximate Longitude-88.53

Plano Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationAURORA
Distance13.5 miles
Jan Temp11 to 29 F
Apr Temp36 to 59 F
Jul Temp61 to 84 F
Oct Temp38 to 63 F
Annual Precip38.3 inches
StationGEBHARD WOODS STATE PARK
Distance22.3 miles
Jan Temp13 to 30 F
Apr Temp39 to 61 F
Jul Temp63 to 85 F
Oct Temp41 to 64 F
Annual Precip35.7 inches
StationPAW PAW 2 NW
Distance24.2 miles
Jan Temp8 to 25 F
Apr Temp36 to 57 F
Jul Temp60 to 82 F
Oct Temp38 to 61 F
Annual Precip36.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Hinckley2,153$76,528
Millington664$78,500

Plano Public Libraries

Plano Community Library District
15 WEST NORTH STREET
Plano, Illinois
(630) 552-2009

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Plano Public Schools

Centennial Elem School
800 S West St
ZIP: 60545
(630) 552-3234
Primary
Total Enrollment 379
Emily G Johns School
430 Mitchell Ct
ZIP: 60545
(630) 552-9182
Middle
Total Enrollment 521
Flex Program
704 W Abe St
ZIP: 60545
(630) 552-3178
High
Total Enrollment 3
P H Miller Elem School
904 N Lew St
ZIP: 60545
(630) 552-8504
Primary
Total Enrollment 482
Plano High School
704 W Abe St
ZIP: 60545
(630) 552-3178
High
Total Enrollment 646
Plano Middle School
804 S Hale St
ZIP: 60545
(630) 552-3608
Middle
Total Enrollment 338

Plano Private Schools

St Mary School
817 N Center St
ZIP: 60545
Elementary
Total Enrollment 209
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