Princeton, Illinois

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Population in 2022: 7,721 (98% urban, 2% rural).
Population change since 2000: +2.9%
 
Males: 3,562  (46.1%)
Females: 4,159  (53.9%)
Median resident age:

47.0 years
Illinois median age:

39.1 years

Zip codes: 61356.

Estimated median household income in 2022: $54,696 (it was $39,622 in 2000)
Princeton:

$54,696
IL:

$76,708

Estimated per capita income in 2022: $36,386 (it was $20,632 in 2000)

Princeton city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2022: $143,531 (it was $91,500 in 2000)
Princeton:

$143,531
IL:

$251,600

Mean prices in 2022: all housing units: $147,541; detached houses: $153,682; townhouses or other attached units: $146,643; in 2-unit structures: $124,384; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $123,365; mobile homes: $34,534

Median gross rent in 2022: $721.

March 2022 cost of living index in Princeton: 75.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2022: 14.7%
(13.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 15.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 68.8% for other race residents, 18.6% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Princeton, IL (2022)
    • 6,77788.7%White alone
    • 3354.4%Two or more races
    • 2853.7%Hispanic
    • 1161.5%Asian alone
    • 941.2%Other race alone
    • 70.09%Black alone

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According to our research of Illinois and other state lists, there were 15 registered sex offenders living in Princeton, Illinois as of April 19, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Princeton is 514 to 1.


Crime rates in Princeton by year

Type

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

2022

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(13.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(13.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
2
(26.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(40.1)
2
(27.0)
2
(27.2)
2
(26.5)
0
(0.0)
11
(145.9)
3
(40.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(27.2)
1
(13.1)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(13.0)
1
(13.2)
4
(53.4)
4
(53.9)
2
(27.2)
0
(0.0)
3
(39.7)
1
(13.3)
0
(0.0)
1
(13.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
3
(39.2)
11
(143.2)
12
(158.2)
4
(53.4)
8
(107.8)
15
(203.9)
12
(159.3)
7
(92.7)
10
(132.7)
8
(106.7)
8
(107.8)
1
(13.6)
4
(52.4)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
32
(417.8)
18
(234.3)
31
(408.7)
30
(400.9)
15
(202.2)
21
(285.4)
17
(225.6)
23
(304.6)
26
(344.9)
10
(133.3)
11
(148.2)
4
(54.4)
2
(26.2)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
141
(1,841)
166
(2,161)
144
(1,898)
137
(1,831)
105
(1,415)
86
(1,169)
82
(1,088)
108
(1,430)
128
(1,698)
128
(1,707)
136
(1,833)
84
(1,142)
93
(1,219)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
6
(78.3)
4
(52.1)
1
(13.2)
4
(53.4)
0
(0.0)
1
(13.6)
4
(53.1)
2
(26.5)
6
(79.6)
1
(13.3)
4
(53.9)
1
(13.6)
5
(65.5)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1
(13.1)
1
(13.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(13.5)
0
(0.0)
2
(26.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(13.1)
City-Data.com crime index117.0160.4141.2191.1130.1138.5116.7111.1245.7132.0140.675.176.8

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 246.1. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Princeton, IL

Crime rate in Princeton detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2021, including police officers: 16 (15 officers - 13 male; 2 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.04
Illinois average:

2.84
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Ancestries: German (21.9%), American (14.1%), English (9.1%), Swedish (7.6%), Irish (6.1%), Italian (3.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 02/08/1884

Elevation: 720 feet

Land area: 6.73 square miles.

Population density: 1,147 people per square mile   (low).

Princeton, Illinois map

196 residents are foreign born (1.2% Asia, 0.9% Europe, 0.4% Latin America).

This city:

2.6%
Illinois:

14.1%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2022: $2,323 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2022: $2,869 (1.7%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Peoria, IL (46.1 miles , pop. 112,936).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Chicago, IL (97.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Dover, IL (2.3 miles),
Malden, IL (2.5 miles ),
Wyanet, IL (2.5 miles ),
Tiskilwa, IL (2.5 miles ),
Bureau Junction, IL (2.8 miles ),
Hollowayville, IL (3.0 miles),
De Pue, IL (3.1 miles ),
Seatonville, IL (3.2 miles )

Latitude: 41.38 N, Longitude: 89.47 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,450 (+19.0%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,145 (64.2%)

Area code: 815

Distribution of median household income in Princeton, IL in 2022
Distribution of house value in Princeton, IL in 2022
Princeton satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2022: 6 buildings, average cost: $207,200
  • 2021: 8 buildings, average cost: $207,200
  • 2020: 7 buildings, average cost: $207,200
  • 2019: 6 buildings, average cost: $207,200
  • 2018: 6 buildings, average cost: $207,200
  • 2017: 6 buildings, average cost: $207,200
  • 2016: 5 buildings, average cost: $207,200
  • 2015: 3 buildings, average cost: $226,700
  • 2014: 3 buildings, average cost: $581,000
  • 2013: 2 buildings, average cost: $151,500
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $247,500
  • 2011: 5 buildings, average cost: $142,800
  • 2010: 5 buildings, average cost: $142,800
  • 2009: 11 buildings, average cost: $136,900
  • 2008: 15 buildings, average cost: $136,900
  • 2007: 13 buildings, average cost: $131,000
  • 2006: 18 buildings, average cost: $131,000
  • 2005: 20 buildings, average cost: $131,000
  • 2004: 21 buildings, average cost: $131,000
  • 2003: 15 buildings, average cost: $149,500
  • 2002: 17 buildings, average cost: $143,700
  • 2001: 12 buildings, average cost: $118,000
  • 2000: 15 buildings, average cost: $124,100
  • 1999: 7 buildings, average cost: $91,300
  • 1998: 7 buildings, average cost: $125,800
  • 1997: 12 buildings, average cost: $94,500
Number of permits per 10,000 Princeton, IL residents
Average permit cost in Princeton, IL
Unemployment in December 2023:
Here:

5.8%
Illinois:

4.2%
Historical population in Princeton, IL
Historical housing units in Princeton, IL

Population change in the 1990s: +11 (+0.1%).
Most common industries in Princeton, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (8.7%)
  • Educational services (8.6%)
  • Metal & metal products (7.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.8%)
  • Construction (5.6%)
  • Public administration (4.2%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Metal & metal products (10.9%)
  • Construction (9.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.9%)
  • Public administration (5.5%)
  • Health care (4.7%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (4.6%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (3.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (14.8%)
  • Health care (13.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.8%)
  • Social assistance (5.7%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (3.9%)
  • Metal & metal products (3.3%)
Most common occupations in Princeton, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.3%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (3.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.3%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.2%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (9.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.2%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.0%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.3%)
  • Registered nurses (4.3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.2%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Teachers, secondary school (3.8%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers, including supervisors (3.7%)

Average climate in Princeton, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI SO2 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2023 was 2.47. This is significantly better than average.

City:

2.47
U.S.:

72.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2023 was 0.380. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 18.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.380
U.S.:

1.515
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2010 was 9.49. This is about average. Closest monitor was 22.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.49
U.S.:

8.11

Tornado activity:

Princeton-area historical tornado activity is near Illinois state average. It is 63% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/29/1981, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 32.6 miles away from the Princeton city center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/20/2004, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 13.2 miles away from the city center killed 8 people and injured 12 people and caused $8 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Princeton-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Illinois state average. It is 100% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 219.1 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 195.7 miles away from Princeton center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 219.1 miles away from the city center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 29.9 miles away from the city center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 251.2 miles away from Princeton center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW) earthquake occurred 218.4 miles away from Princeton center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Bureau County (16) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 10, Floods: 9, Snows: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Princeton topographic map

Main business address for: PRINCETON NATIONAL BANCORP INC (NATIONAL COMMERCIAL BANKS).

Hospitals and medical centers in Princeton:

  • PERRY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Government - Local, 530 PARK AVENUE EAST)
  • IN-HOME CARE VNA (33 W. CROWN ST., SUITE A)
  • BASSWOOD HEALTH CARE CENTER (1015 PARK AVE E)
  • COLONIAL HALL CARE CENTER (515 BUREAU VALLEY PARKWAY)
  • MANOR COURT OF PRINCETON (140 NORTH SIXTH STREET)
  • PRAIRIE VIEW HEALTHCARE (16827 1410 N AVENUE)

Airports and heliports located in Princeton:

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Amtrak station:

PRINCETON (107 BICENTENNIAL DR.) . Services: partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Princeton:

  • Illinois Valley Community College (about 20 miles; Oglesby, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,747)
  • Illinois Central College (about 47 miles; East Peoria, IL; FT enrollment: 7,158)
  • Bradley University (about 48 miles; Peoria, IL; FT enrollment: 5,152)
  • Kishwaukee College (about 50 miles; Malta, IL; FT enrollment: 3,356)
  • Ashford University (about 51 miles; Clinton, IA; FT enrollment: 73,330)
  • Black Hawk College (about 52 miles; Moline, IL; FT enrollment: 5,086)
  • Northern Illinois University (about 53 miles; Dekalb, IL; FT enrollment: 18,126)

Public high school in Princeton:

Public elementary/middle schools in Princeton:

  • LOGAN JR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 405, Location: 302 W CENTRAL AVE, Grades: 6-8)
  • JEFFERSON ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 259, Location: 725 W PUTNAM ST, Grades: KG-1)
  • LINCOLN ELEM SCHOOL (Location: 501 S EUCLID AVE, Grades: 2-3)

Private elementary/middle schools in Princeton:

  • ST LOUIS SCHOOL (Students: 99, Location: 631 PARK AVE W, Grades: PK-8)
  • PRINCETON CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 81, Location: 21890 US HIGHWAY 34, Grades: PK-8)
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Library in Princeton:

  • PRINCETON PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $403,906; Location: 698 EAST PERU STREET; 55,572 books; 485 e-books; 1,562 audio materials; 788 video materials; 1 local licensed databases; 1 state licensed databases; 86 print serial subscriptions; 1 electronic serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Princeton: Bureau County Courthouse (A), Bureau County Historical Museum (B), Matson Public Library (C), Princeton City Hall (D), Princeton Fire Department Rural Fire District (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in Princeton: PRINCETON NATIONAL BANCORP INC (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Princeton include: Princeton Wesleyan Church (A), Saint Louis Catholic Church (B), Bethel Baptist Church (C), Church of Christ (D), Evangelical Covenant Church (E), First Lutheran Church of Princeton (F), First United Methodist Church (G), Hampshire Colony Congregational-United Church of Christ (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Oakland Cemetery (1), Elm Lawn Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Princeton include: Alexander Park (1), City Hall Park (2), Darvis Miller Park (3), City County Park (4), Soldier and Sailors Park (5), West Side Ball Park (6), Zearing Park (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Bureau County - Historical Society Museum (109 Park Avenue West), Bureau County Genealogical Society (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 629 South Main Street).

Hotels: Princeton Inn (formerly Comfort Inn) (2200 North Main Street), Days Inn Princeton IL (2238 North Main Street), Econo Lodge (2200 North Main Street), Bird Nest Motel (2209 North Main Street), Bird's Nest Motel (2209 N Main St).

Court: Circuit Court (700 South Main Street).

Birthplace of: Des McAnuff - Film director, Virgil Fox - (1912-1980), flamboyant opinionated concert organist of NYC area, William Bascom - Folklorist, Ben Parr - Blogger, Donald P. Lay - Federal judge, Douglas Spencer - Actor, Joe Ruklick - Basketball player, Kathryn Hays - Actor, Nick Young (broadcast journalist) - Broadcast journalist, Frank Jones (baseball) - Baseball player.

Bureau County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Princeton and their reported violations in the past:

DOVER (Population served: 169, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • Public Education - In NOV-20-2008, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-20-2008), St Compliance achieved (FEB-19-2009)
  • OCCT/SOWT Study/Recommendation - In MAR-01-2005, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-25-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-25-2005), St Compliance achieved (MAY-25-2005), St Public Notif received (JUN-13-2005)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-2009, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-13-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-13-2009), St Compliance achieved (JUN-30-2009), St Public Notif received (JAN-07-2010)
GREEN RIVER COUNTRY CLUB (Address: 526 Bureau Valley Parkway , Population served: 80, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
SPRING VALLEY SUPERMARKET (137521) (Address: 526 Bureau Valley Parkway , Population served: 50, Purch groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 2 regular monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Princeton that have no violations reported:

  • SPRING VALLEY BOAT CLUB (Address: 526 Bureau Valley Parkway , Population served: 250, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • ST JOHNS EVANGELICAL CHURCH (Address: 15199 2825 E ST , Population served: 120, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • WYATON HILLS GOLF COURSE (Address: 526 Bureau Valley Parkway , Population served: 50, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • ROYAL SUPER MARKET VEN MACHINE (Address: 526 Bureau Valley Parkway , Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Purch groundwater)
  • ONE HUNDRED ACRE ORCHARD AND MARKET (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SULLIVANS FOOD (Address: 125 BACKBONE RD , Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Purch groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.2 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

59.3%
Whole state:

65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

5.6%
Whole state:

6.3%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

People in group quarters in Princeton in 2010:

  • 206 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 18 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 13 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 9 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 4 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)

People in group quarters in Princeton in 2000:

  • 197 people in nursing homes
  • 42 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 16 people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children
  • 6 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 6 people in religious group quarters

Banks with branches in Princeton (2011 data):

  • Citizens First National Bank: Citizens North Facility, Citizens East Facility, at 606 South Main Street. Info updated 2007/05/29: Bank assets: $1,031.8 mil, Deposits: $917.3 mil, local headquarters, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 20 total offices, Holding Company: Princeton National Bancorp, Inc.
  • Centrue Bank: Princeton North Branch at 1839 North Main Street, branch established on 1994/02/22; Princeton South Branch at 601 South Main Street, branch established on 1944/10/02. Info updated 2007/06/27: Bank assets: $964.9 mil, Deposits: $850.6 mil, headquarters in Streator, IL, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 28 total offices, Holding Company: Centrue Financial Corporation
  • Midland States Bank: Princeton Branch at 1407 North Main Street, branch established on 1990/10/10; Princeton Branch at 815 South Main Street, branch established on 1902/05/01. Info updated 2010/10/19: Bank assets: $1,510.0 mil, Deposits: $1,222.1 mil, headquarters in Effingham, IL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 32 total offices, Holding Company: Midland States Bancorp, Inc.
  • Central Bank Illinois: Princeton Branch at 317 South Main Street, branch established on 2006/11/27. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $404.7 mil, Deposits: $287.6 mil, headquarters in Geneseo, IL, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Central Banc, Inc.
  • First Federal Savings and Loan Association of Kewanee: 210 S Main St Branch at 210 South Main Street, branch established on 1882/01/01. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $73.7 mil, Deposits: $65.1 mil, headquarters in Kewanee, IL, negative income in the last year, 3 total offices

For population 15 years and over in Princeton:

Marital status in Princeton, IL
  • Never married: 24.8%
  • Now married: 47.5%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 10.3%
  • Divorced: 16.6%

For population 25 years and over in Princeton:

  • High school or higher: 91.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 27.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.7%
  • Unemployed: 4.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 13.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2022
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2022
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.4
Illinois average:

12.5

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2022
Means of transportation to work in 2022 - Princeton
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Princeton, IL (based on Bureau County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant5,99930
Catholic4,56414
Evangelical Protestant4,39728
Other881
Orthodox701
None19,860-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
This county:

1.15 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Bureau County:

0.29 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.08 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

0.29 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 17
Bureau County:

4.87 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 36
Bureau County:

10.31 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

9.1%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Bureau County:

26.0%
State:

25.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Bureau County:

13.7%
Illinois:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

50.8%
Illinois:

49.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Princeton:

47.0%
Illinois:

47.2%

Average BMI:
Princeton:

28.7
State:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Princeton:

21.6%
State:

20.5%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

11.5%
State:

10.8%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.9
Illinois:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

35.6%
Illinois:

33.4%

General health condition:
Princeton:

55.4%
Illinois:

56.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Princeton:

76.2%
Illinois:

79.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Princeton, IL Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2022)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 15$101,119$80,8950$0
Electric Power 13$103,615$95,6450$0
Firefighters 13$95,803$88,4344$13,844
Streets and Highways 7$41,885$71,8030$0
Financial Administration 5$28,179$67,6300$0
Water Supply 5$33,447$80,2730$0
Sewerage 4$32,045$96,1350$0
Local Libraries 3$12,216$48,86413$9,032
Solid Waste Management 3$12,427$49,7080$0
Other and Unallocable 3$17,435$69,7400$0
Other Government Administration 1$7,301$87,6125$3,067
Police - Other 1$5,126$61,5120$0
Health 0$0 1$1,560
Transit 0$0 5$1,568
Totals for Government 73$490,598$80,64628$29,070

Princeton government finances - Expenditure in 2021 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $390,000 ($50.51)
    Central Staff Services: $31,000 ($4.02)
    Parking Facilities: $2,000 ($0.26)
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $44,117,000 ($5713.90)
    Electric Utilities: $9,463,000 ($1225.62)
    Police Protection: $2,197,000 ($284.55)
    Local Fire Protection: $2,034,000 ($263.44)
    Regular Highways: $1,701,000 ($220.31)
    Water Utilities: $1,219,000 ($157.88)
    Sewerage: $694,000 ($89.88)
    Central Staff Services: $608,000 ($78.75)
    Libraries: $519,000 ($67.22)
    Solid Waste Management: $292,000 ($37.82)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $240,000 ($31.08)
    General - Other: $210,000 ($27.20)
    Parks and Recreation: $135,000 ($17.48)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $577,000 ($74.73)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $725,000 ($93.90)
    General - Other: $609,000 ($78.88)
    Regular Highways: $466,000 ($60.35)
    Police Protection: $225,000 ($29.14)
    Water Utilities: $71,000 ($9.20)
    Central Staff Services: $50,000 ($6.48)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $6,247,000 ($809.09)

Princeton government finances - Revenue in 2021 (per resident):

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $42,713,000 ($5532.06)
    Sewerage: $1,686,000 ($218.37)
    Solid Waste Management: $472,000 ($61.13)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $316,000 ($40.93)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $172,000 ($22.28)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $2,253,000 ($291.80)
    Interest Earnings: $220,000 ($28.49)
    Fines and Forfeits: $39,000 ($5.05)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $11,485,000 ($1487.50)
    Water Utilities: $2,615,000 ($338.69)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $4,399,000 ($569.74)
    Highways: $527,000 ($68.26)
    Other: $10,000 ($1.30)
  • Tax - Property: $988,000 ($127.96)
    Other Selective Sales: $441,000 ($57.12)
    Public Utilities Sales: $171,000 ($22.15)
    Other License: $67,000 ($8.68)

Princeton government finances - Debt in 2021 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,717,000 ($999.48)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,770,000 ($876.83)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $947,000 ($122.65)

Princeton government finances - Cash and Securities in 2021 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $31,307,000 ($4054.79)
Businesses in Princeton, IL
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1KFC1
AmericInn1MasterBrand Cabinets6
AutoZone1McDonald's1
Burger King1Pizza Hut1
Chevrolet1RadioShack1
Curves1Subway1
Dairy Queen1Super 81
Days Inn1U-Haul2
Econo Lodge1UPS1
FedEx1Walmart1
Ford1Wendy's1
H&R Block1

Strongest AM radio stations in Princeton:

  • WZOE (1490 AM; 1 kW; PRINCETON, IL; Owner: WZOE, INC.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WLPO (1220 AM; 1 kW; LASALLE, IL; Owner: LASALLE COUNTY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WVIV (1200 AM; 20 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLXX-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • WVEL (1140 AM; daytime; 5 kW; PEKIN, IL)
  • WAUR (930 AM; 4 kW; SANDWICH, IL; Owner: CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING SYSTEM, LTD.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Princeton:

  • WZOE-FM (98.1 FM; PRINCETON, IL; Owner: WZOE, INC.)
  • WAJK (99.3 FM; LA SALLE, IL; Owner: LA SALLE COUNTY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WNIW (91.3 FM; LA SALLE, IL; Owner: NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)
  • WBZG (100.9 FM; PERU, IL; Owner: MENDOTA BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WWGN (88.9 FM; OTTAWA, IL; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION, INC.)
  • WIVQ (103.3 FM; SPRING VALLEY, IL; Owner: MENDOTA BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WMKB (102.9 FM; EARLVILLE, IL; Owner: KM RADIO OF EARLVILLE, L.L.C.)
  • WALS (102.1 FM; OGLESBY, IL; Owner: LACO RADIO, INC.)
  • WYEC (93.9 FM; KEWANEE, IL; Owner: VIRDEN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WGLC-FM (100.1 FM; MENDOTA, IL; Owner: MENDOTA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WRVY-FM (100.5 FM; HENRY, IL; Owner: WZOE, INC)
  • WSOG (88.1 FM; SPRING VALLEY, IL; Owner: SPIRIT EDUCATION ASSOCIATION, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Princeton:

  • WWTO-TV (Channel 35; LASALLE, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KWQC-TV (Channel 6; DAVENPORT, IA; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF DAVENPORT, INC.)
Princeton fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2021
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2021
See more detailed statistics of Princeton fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2021 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 28Number of bridges
  • 394ft / 120mTotal length
  • $1,622,000Total costs
  • 118,300Total average daily traffic
  • 24,240Total average daily truck traffic
New bridges in Princeton, IL - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 1Before 1900
  • 11910-1919
  • 21950-1959
  • 71960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 41980-1989
  • 21990-1999
  • 42000-2009
  • 52010-2019
  • 12020-2022
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Princeton, IL

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 54. The highest number of reported fires - 99 took place in 2012, and the least - 33 in 2018. The data has a dropping trend.
    Fire incident types in Princeton, IL When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (37.6%), and Outside Fires (33.1%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Princeton, IL
    • 32837.6%Structure Fires
    • 28933.1%Outside Fires
    • 15918.2%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 9611.0%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Princeton, IL

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Princeton, Illinois:

  • Super 8, 2929 N Main St, Princeton, Illinois 61356 , Phone: (815) 872-8888, Fax: (815) 872-8888
  • Americinn Princeton Illinois, 2120 Claude Bailey Pkwy, Princeton, Illinois 61356 , Phone: (815) 872-5000, Fax: (815) 872-5002
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Princeton, Illinois
Most common first names in Princeton, IL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary10682.9 years
John10177.5 years
William8078.1 years
Robert7773.5 years
Dorothy7181.4 years
Margaret6882.5 years
Charles6478.1 years
George6477.0 years
Harold5878.5 years
Helen5383.0 years
Most common last names in Princeton, IL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson8478.7 years
Anderson7979.2 years
Nelson5283.0 years
Smith4880.4 years
Swanson4777.4 years
Miller3780.2 years
Pierson3280.5 years
Peterson2978.5 years
Larson2879.5 years
May2779.1 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Princeton, IL
  • 94.2%Utility gas
  • 4.7%Electricity
  • 1.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Princeton, IL
  • 65.6%Utility gas
  • 29.4%Electricity
  • 1.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.7%No fuel used
  • 1.6%Other fuel


Princeton compared to Illinois state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly 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.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.

Princeton on our top lists:

  • #73 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children (population 1,000+)"
  • #75 (61356) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Swedish first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
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