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ZIP Code 61231

Primary City:Aledo, IL (View All Cities)
County: Mercer County
Timezone: Central (3:46am)
Area code: 309 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:41.2, -90.7
ZIP (~11 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 61231

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 61231. 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 61231. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 61231, 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:
Aledo, IL
Unacceptable:
Hamlet, Mercer, Ohio Grove, Old Gilchrist, Shale City, Sunbeam, Wanlock

Stats and Demographics for the 61231 ZIP Code

ZIP code 61231 is located in northwest 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 61231 are primarily white. The number of seniors is extremely large while the number of middle aged adults is large. There are also a small number of single parents and a slightly higher than average number of single adults. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 61231 ZIP code is slightly less than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 5,627
Population Density 38 people per sq mi
Housing Units 2,520
Median Home Value $100,000
Land Area 149.78 sq mi
Water Area 0.09 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 2,358
Median Household Income $44,306

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 46Male Median Age: 43Female Median Age: 47

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male162160209194127140126157144199224208197140102906191
Female173150149176122130128143181225208205172170126116116206
Total335310358370249270254300325424432413369310228206177297

Gender

 Male 2,731 49%
 Female 2,896 51%
Gender

Race

 White 5,543 98.5%
 Black Or African American 25 0.4%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 3 0.1%
 Asian 15 0.3%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0%
 Other Race 8 0.1%
 Two Or More Races 33 0.6%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner2114924336139528620899
Renter50958411173545277
Total71244327472468340260176

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 1,262 54%
 Single Guardian 267 11%
 Singles 743 32%
 Singles With Roommate 86 4%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 1,686 72%
 Households with Kids 672 28%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male3631263535223239324642304348394734403424
Female2929353926213627403232352426343540432430
Total6560617461436866727874656774738274835854

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 61231 has a small 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 61231 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier. Looking at 61231 real estate data, the median home value of $100,000 is slightly less than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also slightly higher than average compared to nearby ZIP codes. So you are less likely to find inexpensive homes in 61231. Rentals in 61231 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $500-$749/month including utilities. 2 bedrooms are also common and rent for $500-$749/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 61231 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 5,442 96.7%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 40 0.7%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 144 2.6%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 1 0.0%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 1,041 41%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 721 29%
 Renter Occupied Households 596 24%
 Households Vacant 162 6%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 46 28.4%
 Rented & Unoccupied 1 0.6%
 For Sale Only 27 16.7%
 Sold & Unoccupied 10 6.2%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 9 5.6%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0.0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 69 42.6%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 47 7%
 1 Bedroom 161 24%
 2 Bedroom 233 34%
 3+ Bedroom 243 36%
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 $44,306 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 61231 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. Most commuters in 61231 can expect to fall in that range. It is much more common for employees to have to travel over 45 minutes to their place of employment than most parts of country which could indicate bad traffic or that people typically live far from where they work.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 1,456 33%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 1,239 28%
 No Earnings 1,662 38%
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 1,456 33%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 1,239 28%
 No Earnings 1,662 38%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 2,184 91.1%
 Public transportation 0 0.0%
 Taxicab 0 0.0%
 Motorcycle 11 0.5%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 62 2.6%
 Worked at Home 140 5.8%
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 228 12.7%
 High School Graduate 1,218 67.7%
 Associate's degree 115 6.4%
 Bachelor's degree 129 7.2%
 Master's degree 76 4.2%
 Professional school degree 14 0.8%
 Doctorate degree 18 1.0%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 694 87.7%
 Enrolled in Private School 48 6.1%
 Not Enrolled in School 49 6.2%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 61231

ZIP Code 61231 is in the Mercer County School District 404. There are 4 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 61231.

Apollo Elementary School
801 SW 9th St
Aledo, IL 61231
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Mercer County School District 404
Mercer County Intermediate School
1002 SW 6th St
Aledo, IL 61231
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Mercer County School District 404
Mercer County High School
1500 South College Ave
Aledo, IL 61231
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Mercer County School District 404
Community Bible Fellowship
1109 SE 3rd St
Aledo, IL 61231
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private

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