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, 2017)


Total Population 6,521
Daytime Population: Workers 4,396
Daytime Population: Residents 3,609
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 8,005
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.23
Population in Households 6,391
Population in Familes 4,952
Population in Group Qrtrs 130
Population Density2 65
Diversity Index3 22


Median Household Income $40,258
Average Household Income $53,614
Per Capita Income $23,045


Total Housing Units 3,277 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,759 (53.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,023 (31.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 495 (15.1%)
Median Home Value $93,723
Average Home Value $119,414


Total Households 2,782
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 1,706
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.81% -0.85%
Households -0.8% -0.86%
Families -0.98% -0.97%
Median Household Income   1.16%
Per Capita Income   2.4%

Watseka, IL 60970 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 60970 to the other 1,377 ZIP Codes in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 440 68th
Population Density # 680 51st
Diversity Index # 480 65th
Median Household Income # 1229 11th
Per Capita Income # 1128 18th

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