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ZIP Code 61842

Primary City:Farmer City, IL (View All Cities)
Timezone: Central (9:53pm)
Coordinates:40.2, -88.7
ZIP (~9 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 61842

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 61842. 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 61842. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 61842, 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:
Farmer City, IL

Stats and Demographics for the 61842 ZIP Code

ZIP code 61842 is located in central 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 61842 are primarily white. The number of middle aged adults is large while the number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is large. There are also a slightly higher than average number of families and a slightly less than average number of single adults. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 61842 ZIP code is slightly higher than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 2,984
Population Density 30 people per sq mi
Housing Units 1,312
Median Home Value $108,600
Land Area 99.51 sq mi
Water Area 1.07 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 1,190
Median Household Income $51,758

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 42Male Median Age: 40Female Median Age: 44

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male92921151178676749197129117113866549293529
Female8692939383737082106115111106838264554157
Total178184208210169149144173203244228219169147113847686

Gender

 Male 1,492 50%
 Female 1,492 50%
Gender

Race

 White 2,921 97.9%
 Black Or African American 10 0.3%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 3 0.1%
 Asian 10 0.3%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0%
 Other Race 11 0.4%
 Two Or More Races 29 1.0%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner14851452171851259740
Renter285553494430149
Total4214019826622915511149

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 646 54%
 Single Guardian 180 15%
 Singles 304 26%
 Singles With Roommate 60 5%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 826 69%
 Households with Kids 364 31%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male1111281615192119182225211532252522242122
Female1715141917221622151418241621161422311020
Total2826423532413741333643453153413944553142

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 61842 has a slightly less than average percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more nursing homes nearby.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 61842 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier. Looking at 61842 real estate data, the median home value of $108,600 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 61842. Rentals in 61842 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $750-$999/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 61842 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 2,934 98%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0%
 Nursing Facilities 50 2%
 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 562 43%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 346 26%
 Renter Occupied Households 282 21%
 Households Vacant 122 9%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 32 26%
 Rented & Unoccupied 2 2%
 For Sale Only 22 18%
 Sold & Unoccupied 9 7%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 6 5%
 For Migrant Workers 1 1%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 50 41%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 0 0%
 1 Bedroom 36 16%
 2 Bedroom 79 35%
 3+ Bedroom 108 48%
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 $51,758 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 61842 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. However, that is not the case in 61842. It has a much lower than average number of people that make it to work in under half an hour. 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 1,155 49%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 515 22%
 No Earnings 690 29%
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 1,155 49%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 515 22%
 No Earnings 690 29%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 1,351 94.5%
 Public transportation 5 0.3%
 Taxicab 0 0.0%
 Motorcycle 0 0.0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 34 2.4%
 Worked at Home 40 2.8%
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 58 6%
 High School Graduate 631 64%
 Associate's degree 74 8%
 Bachelor's degree 191 19%
 Master's degree 24 2%
 Professional school degree 8 1%
 Doctorate degree 0 0%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 444 86.0%
 Enrolled in Private School 37 7.2%
 Not Enrolled in School 35 6.8%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 61842

ZIP Code 61842 is in the Blue Ridge Community Unit School District 18. There are 2 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 61842.

Ruth M Schneider Elementary School
309 North John St
Farmer City, IL 61842
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Blue Ridge Community Unit School District 18
Blue Ridge High School
411 North John St
Farmer City, IL 61842
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Blue Ridge Community Unit School District 18

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