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People

Total Population 714
Male Share of the Population 46.8%
Female Share of the Population 53.2%
Senior Citizens 10.4%
Employed Population 16+ 398
Age of the Population 37

Families

% of people married 50%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 9.9%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $46,979
% Above Poverty Level 87.5%
% Below Poverty Level 12.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 20%
Median Gross Rent $600
Median House Value $73,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 7.6%
US/American 0%
English 6.9%
Irish 14.4%

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

Watson Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 60 miles S of Decatur, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 96 miles E of St. Louis, Missouri
County Effingham
Standard Zip Codes 62473
Phone Area Codes 217
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.025
Longitude -88.569

Watson 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 EFFINGHAM
Distance 6.8 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 35 F
Apr Temp 42 to 64 F
Jul Temp 66 to 87 F
Oct Temp 43 to 67 F
Annual Precip 42 inches
Station VANDALIA
Distance 28.8 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 35 F
Apr Temp 43 to 64 F
Jul Temp 67 to 88 F
Oct Temp 43 to 67 F
Annual Precip 38.9 inches
Station WINDSOR
Distance 29.4 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 35 F
Apr Temp 43 to 65 F
Jul Temp 66 to 87 F
Oct Temp 45 to 68 F
Annual Precip 39.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Altamont 2,399 $57,188
Dieterich 679 $54,500
Edgewood 507 $53,750
Effingham 12,513 $60,662

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

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