Watseka, IL 60970 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 60970: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Watseka, IL 60970

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 366
  • Single Family Addresses: 2,940
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 200
  • County: Iroquois County
  • Centroid: Latitude 40.777, Longitude -87.74
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Watseka, IL 60970 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 6,610
Population in Households 6,481
Population in Familes 5,018
Population in Group Qrtrs 129
Population Density1 65
Diversity Index2 22


Total Households 2,838
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 1,744
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,240 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,801 (55.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,037 (32.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 402 (12.4%)
Median Home Value $91,874
Average Home Value $115,172


Median Household Income $36,690
Average Household Income $51,301
Per Capita Income $22,194
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.53% -0.5%
Households -0.47% -0.44%
Families -0.65% -0.57%
Median Household Income   0.43%
Per Capita Income   1.3%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Watseka, IL 60970 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 60970 to the other 1,378 ZIP Codes in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 441 68th
Population Density1 # 686 50th
Diversity Index2 # 471 66th
Median Household Income # 1286 7th
Per Capita Income # 1123 19th

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