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ZIP Code 61281

Primary City:Sherrard, IL (View All Cities)
County: Mercer County
Timezone: Central (8:35am)
Area code: 309 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:41.30, -90.53
ZIP (~6 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 61281

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 61281. 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 61281. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 61281, 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:
Sherrard, IL
Unacceptable:
Boden, Cable, Richland Grove

Stats and Demographics for the 61281 ZIP Code

ZIP code 61281 is located in northwest Illinois and covers a slightly less 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 61281 are primarily white. The number of middle aged adults is extremely large while the number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is large. There are also an extremely large number of families and a small number of single adults. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 61281 ZIP code is slightly less than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 2,597
Population Density 67 people per sq mi
Housing Units 1,079
Median Home Value $130,000
Land Area 38.50 sq mi
Water Area 0.25 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 1,013
Median Household Income $70,815

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 44Male Median Age: 44Female Median Age: 44

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male5388989856567270102120109122101874130169
Female7174867339557377105119111113997037311521
Total1241621841719511114514720723922023520015778613130

Gender

 Male 1,328 51%
 Female 1,269 49%
Gender

Race

 White 2,544 98.0%
 Black Or African American 14 0.5%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 3 0.1%
 Asian 14 0.5%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 1 0.0%
 Other Race 7 0.3%
 Two Or More Races 14 0.5%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner9931512172291455622
Renter22714297642
Total111201652462361516024

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 704 69%
 Single Guardian 95 9%
 Singles 175 17%
 Singles With Roommate 39 4%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 688 68%
 Households with Kids 325 32%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male15121091813172317191321212420202326916
Female12161415141517101819161418191519171487
Total2728242432283433353829353943353940401723

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 61281 has a small percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 61281 were primarily built in the 1970s. Looking at 61281 real estate data, the median home value of $130,000 is slightly less than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also high compared to nearby ZIP codes. So you are less likely to find inexpensive homes in 61281. Rentals in 61281 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $500-$749/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 61281 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 2,597 100%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0%
 Nursing Facilities 0 0%
 Other Institutional 0 0%
 College Student Housing 0 0%
 Military Quarters 0 0%
 Other Noninstitutional 0 0%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 627 58%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 295 27%
 Renter Occupied Households 91 8%
 Households Vacant 66 6%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 1 2%
 Rented & Unoccupied 0 0%
 For Sale Only 27 41%
 Sold & Unoccupied 3 5%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 13 20%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 22 33%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 0 0%
 1 Bedroom 5 8%
 2 Bedroom 33 52%
 3+ Bedroom 26 41%
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 $70,815 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 61281 is likely to be one of the nicer parts of town with a more affluent demographic.

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. However, that is not the case in 61281. It has a much lower than average number of people that make it to work in under half an hour. It is very uncommon, compared to the rest of the US, for employees to have to travel more than 45 minutes to their place of employment.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 1,004 49%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 522 25%
 No Earnings 524 26%
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 1,004 49%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 522 25%
 No Earnings 524 26%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 1,293 94%
 Public transportation 0 0%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 25 2%
 Worked at Home 58 4%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

The area has some of the highest percentages of people who attended college of any ZIP.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 76 9%
 High School Graduate 505 59%
 Associate's degree 63 7%
 Bachelor's degree 126 15%
 Master's degree 52 6%
 Professional school degree 22 3%
 Doctorate degree 14 2%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 552 88%
 Enrolled in Private School 38 6%
 Not Enrolled in School 35 6%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 61281

ZIP Code 61281 is in the Sherrard Community Unit School District 200. There are 3 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 61281.

Sherrard Elementary School
209 1st St
Sherrard, IL 61281
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Sherrard Community Unit School District 200
Sherrard High School
4701 176th Ave
Sherrard, IL 61281
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Sherrard Community Unit School District 200
Sherrard Jr High School
4701 176th Ave
Sherrard, IL 61281
Grade Level: Middle/Secondary
District: Sherrard Community Unit School District 200

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