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ZIP Code 60970

Primary City:Watseka, IL (View All Cities)
County: Iroquois County
Timezone: Central (10:09am)
Coordinates:40.8, -87.7
ZIP (~10 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 60970

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 60970. In addition to the primary city for a ZIP code, USPS also publishes a list of other acceptable cities that can be used with ZIP code 60970. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 60970, you should not use any of the cities listed as unacceptable. Choose from the primary or acceptable cities when mailing your package or letter.

Primary city:
Watseka, IL

Stats and Demographics for the 60970 ZIP Code

ZIP code 60970 is located in northeast Illinois and covers a slightly higher than average land area compared to other ZIP codes in the United States. It also has a slightly less than average population density.

The people living in ZIP code 60970 are primarily white. The number of seniors is extremely large while the number of middle aged adults is large. There are also a large number of single adults and a slightly less than average number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 60970 ZIP code is slightly less than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 7,190
Population Density 55 people per sq mi
Housing Units 3,431
Median Home Value $86,200
Land Area 129.87 sq mi
Water Area 0.48 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 3,058
Median Household Income $38,352

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 44Male Median Age: 42Female Median Age: 46

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male21122223925016820118318718427228223918816515511010487
Female192205233224169194177192216265291240245211173166163187
Total403427472474337395360379400537573479433376328276267274

Gender

 Male 3,447 48%
 Female 3,743 52%
Gender

Race

 White 6,849 95.3%
 Black Or African American 60 0.8%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 10 0.1%
 Asian 43 0.6%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0%
 Other Race 121 1.7%
 Two Or More Races 107 1.5%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner16186248441409358245110
Renter751781621841439212289
Total91364410625552450367199

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 1,437 47%
 Single Guardian 467 15%
 Singles 1,005 33%
 Singles With Roommate 149 5%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 2,215 72%
 Households with Kids 843 28%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male3934404246473346504641474560505763433736
Female4043323734484643345244434054465150473035
Total7977727980957989849885908511496108113906771

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 60970 has a slightly less than average percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more correctional facilities and nursing homes nearby.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 60970 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier or the 1950s. Looking at 60970 real estate data, the median home value of $86,200 is low compared to the rest of the country. It is also slightly less than average compared to nearby ZIP codes. 60970 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 60970 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $500-$749/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 60970 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 7,064 98.2%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 20 0.3%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 106 1.5%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 0 0.0%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 1,126 33%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 887 26%
 Renter Occupied Households 1,045 30%
 Households Vacant 373 11%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 91 24%
 Rented & Unoccupied 33 9%
 For Sale Only 63 17%
 Sold & Unoccupied 19 5%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 42 11%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 125 34%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 78 8%
 1 Bedroom 186 20%
 2 Bedroom 437 46%
 3+ Bedroom 244 26%
Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

Cost of Monthly Rent Including Utilities

Cost of a Studio Apartment

Cost of a 1 Bedroom

Cost of a 2 Bedroom

Cost of a 3+ Bedroom

Employment, Income, Earnings, and Work

The median household income of $38,352 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 60970 may not be as nice as other parts of town.

As with most parts of the country, vehicles are the most common form of transportation to places of employment. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. More commuters in 60970 get to experience these short commute times than most other ZIP codes. There are a slightly smaller percentage of employees that have to travel over 45 minutes to reach their place of employment.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 2,102 35%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 1,596 26%
 No Earnings 2,387 39%
Employment Status

Average Household Income over Time

Household Income

Annual Individual Earnings

Sources of Household Income

Percent of Households Receiving Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Household Investment Income

Percent of Households Receiving Investment Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Household Retirement Income

Percent of Households Receiving Retirement Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Source of Earnings

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 2,102 35%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 1,596 26%
 No Earnings 2,387 39%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 2,757 88%
 Public transportation 0 0%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 184 6%
 Worked at Home 208 7%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

The population has a much higher percentage of people with low education levels (less than high school) than normal. The population is likely to value education because they are very well educated themselves. A much higher percentation of the population has received a college degree.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 385 16.3%
 High School Graduate 1,500 63.6%
 Associate's degree 142 6.0%
 Bachelor's degree 265 11.2%
 Master's degree 39 1.7%
 Professional school degree 11 0.5%
 Doctorate degree 16 0.7%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 1,067 89%
 Enrolled in Private School 55 5%
 Not Enrolled in School 78 7%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 60970

ZIP Code 60970 is in the Iroquois County Community Unit School District 9. There are 5 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 60970.

Glenn Raymond Middle School
101 West Mulberry St
Watseka, IL 60970
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Iroquois County Community Unit School District 9
Nettie Davis Elementary School
495 North 4th St
Watseka, IL 60970
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Iroquois County Community Unit School District 9
Wanda Kendall Elementary School
535 East Porter Ave
Watseka, IL 60970
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Iroquois County Community Unit School District 9
Iroquois Area Rds
1001 East Grant St
Watseka, IL 60970
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Iroquois Area Reg Del System School District
Watseka Comm High School
138 South Belmont Ave
Watseka, IL 60970
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Iroquois County Community Unit School District 9

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