Wataga, IL 61488 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 61488: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Wataga, IL 61488

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 21
  • Single Family Addresses: 256
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
  • County: Knox County
  • Centroid: Latitude 41.023, Longitude -90.276
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Wataga, IL 61488 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,232
Daytime Population: Workers 141
Daytime Population: Residents 573
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 714
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.58
Population in Households 1,232
Population in Familes 1,021
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 55
Diversity Index3 13


Median Household Income $43,280
Average Household Income $54,958
Per Capita Income $22,394


Total Housing Units 541 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 381 (70.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 121 (22.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 39 ( 7.2%)
Median Home Value $79,672
Average Home Value $94,226


Total Households 502
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 360
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 1.42% 0.23%
Households 1.43% 0.24%
Families 1.25% 0.11%
Median Household Income   0.43%
Per Capita Income   1.78%

Wataga, IL 61488 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 61488 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 # 862 38th
Population Density # 713 48th
Diversity Index # 680 51st
Median Household Income # 1146 17th
Per Capita Income # 1179 14th

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