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61488 Zip Code (Wataga, IL) Detailed Profile




Cities: Wataga, IL (3.34%), Henderson, IL (0.03%)
County: Knox County, IL
Estimated zip code population in 2019: 1,161
Zip code population in 2010: 1,120
Zip code population in 2000: 1,199

Houses and condos: 593
Renter-occupied apartments: 104
% of renters here:

21%
State:

34%
March 2019 cost of living index in zip code 61488: 84.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 25.8 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population density: 45 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2019:
This zip code:

1.8% ($1,767)
Illinois:

2.2% ($4,527)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,744 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,802 (1.7%)

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Males: 560  (48.3%)
Females: 600  (51.7%)

For population 25 years and over in 61488:

  • High school or higher: 93.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.5%
  • Unemployed: 4.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in 61488:

  • Never married: 22.9%
  • Now married: 55.7%
  • Separated: 0.2%
  • Widowed: 9.6%
  • Divorced: 11.6%

Zip code 61488 compared to state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
  • Races in zip code 61488 (2019)
    • 1,07596.0%White
    • 222.0%Hispanic or Latino
    • 111.0%Two or more races
    • 90.8%Black
    • 10.09%American Indian
    • 10.09%Asian
    • 10.09%Some other race
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Estimated median house/condo value in 2019: $100,844
61488:

$100,844
Illinois:

$209,100
Median resident age:
This zip code:

45.8 years
Illinois median age:

38.6 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.3 people
Illinois:

2.5 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 61488, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $50,611 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$50,611
State:

$68,058

Salary/wage: $38,959 (reported on 81.5% of returns)
Here:

$38,959
State:

$55,396
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 70.1% for AGIs below $25k, 74.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 71.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 74.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 44.8% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $620 (reported on 37.0% of returns)
This zip code:

$620
Illinois:

$1,969
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.6% for AGIs below $25k, 0.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.4% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Ordinary dividends: $1,250 (reported on 14.8% of returns)
Here:

$1,250
State:

$7,786
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.7% for AGIs below $25k, 1.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.2% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Profit/loss from business: +$5,500 (reported on 13.0% of returns)
Here:

+$5,500
State:

+$12,903

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $7,540 (reported on 9.3% of returns)
61488:

$7,540
Illinois:

$17,929

Total itemized deductions: $17,950 (16% of AGI, reported on 18.5% of returns)
Here:

$17,950
State:

$26,433

Here:

16.1% of AGI
State:

19.2% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 11.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 6.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 8.9% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Charity contributions: $3,571 (reported on 13.0% of returns)
Here:

$3,571
State:

$4,525

Taxes paid: $6,370 (reported on 18.5% of returns)
61488:

$6,370
State:

$11,968
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.6% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Earned income credit: $2,230 (reported on 18.5% of returns)
Here:

$2,230
State:

$2,349
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 6.8% for AGIs below $25k, 0.9% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2012 taxes: 55.6%
Here:

56%
State:

57%
(% for various income ranges: 47.6% for AGIs below $25k, 53.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 57.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 71.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 66.7% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 61488, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $37,651 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$37,651
State:

$54,625

Salary/wage: $31,670 (reported on 84.7% of returns)
Here:

$31,670
State:

$46,811
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 100.9% for AGIs below $10k, 68.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 75.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 80.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 78.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 33.1% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $777 (reported on 43.8% of returns)
This zip code:

$777
Illinois:

$2,101
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.0% for AGIs below $10k, 1.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.3% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable dividends: $658 (reported on 21.0% of returns)
Here:

$658
State:

$4,306
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.4% for AGIs below $10k, 0.4% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.4% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Net capital gain/loss: +$318 (reported on 15.6% of returns)
Here:

+$318
State:

+$17,321
(% of AGI for various income ranges: -0.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.4% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$1,789 (reported on 10.5% of returns)
Here:

+$1,789
State:

+$11,771
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.1% for AGIs below $10k, 3.7% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, -0.7% for AGIs $50k-75k)

Profit/loss from farming: +$8,900 (reported on 1.8% of returns)
Here:

+$8,900
State:

+$2,327

Total itemized deductions: $15,719 (22% of AGI, reported on 17.6% of returns)
Here:

$15,719
State:

$20,239

Here:

21.7% of AGI
State:

19.5% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 7.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 6.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 7.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 18.0% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Charity contributions deductions: $1,922 (3% of AGI, reported on 14.2% of returns)
Here:

$1,922
State:

$3,719

Here:

3.1% of AGI
State:

3.4% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.9% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.6% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Total tax: $4,431 (reported on 74.6% of returns)
61488:

$4,431
State:

$9,882
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.7% for AGIs below $10k, 3.7% for AGIs $10k-25k, 7.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 8.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 11.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 13.6% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $1,591 (reported on 16.2% of returns)
Here:

$1,591
State:

$1,788

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 61.4%
Here:

61%
State:

61%
(% for various income ranges: 44.8% for AGIs below $10k, 55.6% for AGIs $10k-25k, 70.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 68.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 70.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 86.7% for AGIs over 100k)

Estimated median household income in 2019:
This zip code:

$48,100
Illinois:

$69,187
Wataga, IL (61488) map Nearest zip codes: 61439, 61467, 61430, 61472, 61401, 61448.
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Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

42.0%
Illinois:

45.8%
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This zip code:

8.2%
Illinois:

46.3%
No gay or lesbian households reported

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 64
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 437


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 22 (2 now married, 18 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 193 (92 now married, 100 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 61488 with a mortgage: 208 (11 home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 191

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $842
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: $431

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2019:
This zip code:

17.1%
Whole state:

11.5%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2019:
This zip code:

4.7%
Whole state:

6.4%
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.1
State:

6.4
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.2
State:

4.2
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    Cemeteries: Wataga Cemetery (1), Rice-Blue Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Year house built
  • Year house built (houses)
  • 62014 or later
  • 22010 to 2013
  • 72000 to 2009
  • 311990 to 1999
  • 731980 to 1989
  • 1481970 to 1979
  • 581960 to 1969
  • 681950 to 1959
  • 151940 to 1949
  • 1791939 or earlier

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Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Wataga, IL (61488)
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Wataga, IL (61488)
  • 0no bedroom
  • 211 bedroom
  • 1082 bedrooms
  • 1833 bedrooms
  • 814 bedrooms
  • 35+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Wataga, IL (61488)
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Wataga, IL (61488)
  • 20no bedroom
  • 121 bedroom
  • 372 bedrooms
  • 203 bedrooms
  • 154 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Wataga, IL (61488) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Wataga, IL (61488) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 9no vehicle
  • 881 vehicle
  • 1812 vehicles
  • 793 vehicles
  • 324 vehicles
  • 95+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Wataga, IL (61488) in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Wataga, IL (61488) in renter-occupied apartments
  • 9no vehicle
  • 461 vehicle
  • 402 vehicles
  • 83 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

  • Zip code 61488 household income distribution in 2019

  • Zip code 61488 household income distribution in 2019
  • 38Less than $10,000
  • 10$10,000 to $14,999
  • 27$15,000 to $19,999
  • 22$20,000 to $24,999
  • 37$25,000 to $29,999
  • 46$30,000 to $34,999
  • 28$35,000 to $39,999
  • 25$40,000 to $44,999
  • 20$45,000 to $49,999
  • 33$50,000 to $59,999
  • 85$60,000 to $74,999
  • 27$75,000 to $99,999
  • 31$100,000 to $124,999
  • 40$125,000 to $149,999
  • 9$150,000 to $199,999
  • 8$200,000 or more
  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2019 in zip code 61488

  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2019 in zip code 61488
  • 1$15,000 to $19,999
  • 3$25,000 to $29,999
  • 14$30,000 to $34,999
  • 2$35,000 to $39,999
  • 7$40,000 to $49,999
  • 21$50,000 to $59,999
  • 21$60,000 to $69,999
  • 38$70,000 to $79,999
  • 53$80,000 to $89,999
  • 39$90,000 to $99,999
  • 66$100,000 to $124,999
  • 22$125,000 to $149,999
  • 15$150,000 to $174,999
  • 8$175,000 to $199,999
  • 13$200,000 to $249,999
  • 16$250,000 to $299,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2019 in zip code 61488

  • Rent paid by renters in 2019 in zip code 61488
  • 17Less than $100
  • 3$200 to $249
  • 8$250 to $299
  • 3$300 to $349
  • 9$350 to $399
  • 15$400 to $449
  • 1$450 to $499
  • 12$500 to $549
  • 7$600 to $649
  • 16No cash rent

Median gross rent in 2019: $522.

Estimated median house (or condo) value in 2019 for:

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $98,205
  • Two or more races householders: $54,965

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $100,844
61488:

$100,844
Illinois:

$209,100
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $81,960 - $127,141

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $108,183
Here:

$108,183
State:

$266,086
Owners and renters by unit type in zip code 61488
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 495
  • Two: 3
  • 3 or 4: 18
  • 5 to 9: 8
  • 10 to 19: 33
  • 20 to 49: 6
  • Mobile homes: 24

Unemployment: 4.9%

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 61488

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 61488
  • 85.3%440Drove a car alone
  • 7.8%40Carpooled
  • 0.2%1Motorcycle
  • 0.4%2Other means
  • 5.8%30Worked at home
  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 61488

  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 61488
  • 15Less than 5 minutes
  • 285 to 9 minutes
  • 10910 to 14 minutes
  • 13815 to 19 minutes
  • 8620 to 24 minutes
  • 625 to 29 minutes
  • 2230 to 34 minutes
  • 635 to 39 minutes
  • 1240 to 44 minutes
  • 2245 to 59 minutes
  • 3460 to 89 minutes
  • 290 or more minutes

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 83.7%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 1,161
  • Male householders: 213 (73 living alone), Female householders: 290 (94 living alone)
  • 261 spouses (261 opposite-sex spouses), 52 unmarried partners, (52 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 338 children (321 natural, 0 adopted, 16 stepchildren), 0 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 3 parents, 0 foster children, 0 other relatives, 5 non-relatives

Size of family households: 196 2-persons, 32 3-persons, 31 4-persons, 23 5-persons, 25 7-or-more-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 166 1-person, 24 2-persons, 3 3-persons

156 married couples with children.
100 single-parent households (8 men, 92 women).

99.4% of residents of 61488 zip code speak English at home.
0.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (33% very well, 67% well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% very well).

Foreign born population: 13 (1.2%)
(85.6% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

1.2%
Whole state:

13.9%
Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents
  • 23%Sweden
  • 23%United Kingdom, excluding England and Scotland
  • 23%Malaysia
  • 8%Japan
Most common first ancestries reported in 61488
  • 22%American
  • 19%European
  • 10%English
  • 7%German
  • 7%Irish
  • 6%Swedish
  • 2%Norwegian
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 02010 or later
  • 02000 to 2009
  • 01990 to 1999
  • 12Before 1990

Zip code 61488 topographic map

Facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:

  • KNOX COUNTY LANDFILL (996 KNOX ROAD 2150 NORTH, BOX in WATAGA, IL)
    STATE MASTER (Illinois EPA Project) - SCRAP TIRE MANAGEMENT, SOLID WASTE PROGRAM
    CRITERIA AND HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANT INVENTORY (Inventory of air pollution sources)
    Business SIC classification: REFUSE SYSTEMS
    Business NAICS classification: SOLID WASTE LANDFILL.
    Alternative names: KNOX COUNTY LANDFILL #3
  • COTTOM'S TRUCKING (895 IL RTE. 167 in WATAGA, IL)
    National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System NON-MAJOR (Tracking pollutant discharge elimination systems) - permit
  • BOOTH TRUCKING DBA?JIM (RTE. 150 NORTH - 3 MI. NORTH in WATAGA, IL)
    National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System NON-MAJOR (Tracking pollutant discharge elimination systems) - permit
    Alternative names: BOOTH, JIM TRUCKING

Zip code 61488 marital status for males
Zip code 61488 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 13.8%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 13.4%

Most commonly used house heating fuel
  • 60.7%Utility gas
  • 19.7%Electricity
  • 16.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.5%Wood

Population in 1990: 1,197. Population change in the 1990s: +2 (+0.2%).

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 977
  • Northeast: 25
  • Midwest: 97
  • South: 29
  • West: 14

66% of the 61488 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 54% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Illinois.

100% of the 61488 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 50% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 100% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 50% moved from abroad.

Year householders moved into unit in Wataga, IL (61488)

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school):
Here:

0.0%
Illinois:

11.2%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 12
Here:

23.4%
Illinois:

9.3%
Students in private undergraduate colleges: 2
Here:

14.8%
Illinois:

27.4%
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Class of Workers in 2019
Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months
  • Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months ($)
  • 66,554Construction and extraction occupations
  • 56,912Business and financial operations occupations
  • 42,390Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations
  • 41,355Transportation occupations
  • 38,677Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations
  • 36,485Healthcare support occupations

Top industries in this zip code by the number of employees in 2005:

  • Wholesale Trade: Farm and Garden Machinery and Equipment Merchant Wholesalers (20-49 employees: 1 establishment, 5-9 employees: 1 establishment)
  • Accommodation and Food Services: Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) (10-19: 1, 1-4: 1)
  • Other Services (except Public Administration): General Automotive Repair (5-9: 1, 1-4: 1)
  • Information: Newspaper Publishers (5-9: 1)
  • Other Services (except Public Administration): Labor Unions and Similar Labor Organizations (1-4: 2)
  • Construction: Siding Contractors (1-4: 1)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

2006 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2006 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 11. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 19 took place in 2017, and the least - 0 in 2007. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Zip Code 61488 When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (51.8%), and Structure Fires (30.9%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Zip Code 61488
    • 7251.8%Outside Fires
    • 4330.9%Structure Fires
    • 1510.8%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 96.5%Other

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for zip code 61488, Illinois

Most common first names in zip code 61488 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1075.7 years
Robert865.6 years
Ruth876.9 years
James770.8 years
William776.6 years
Ralph576.4 years
Charles565.0 years
Harold474.0 years
Raymond480.7 years
Florence483.5 years
Most common last names in zip code 61488 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson2181.9 years
Olson985.5 years
Smith776.3 years
Peterson684.2 years
Behringer582.0 years
Allen470.5 years
Anderson469.7 years
Carlson474.3 years
Simpson478.2 years
Swanson461.8 years
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