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Population (year 2000): 6,355. Estimated population in July 2005: 7,381 (+16.1% change)
Males: 3,118 (49.1%), Females: 3,237 (50.9%)

McHenry County

Zip code:

Median resident age: 33.5 years
Median household income: $50,214 (year 2000)
Median house value: $140,400 (year 2000)

Marengo, IL residents, houses, and apartments details

Races in Marengo:

  • White Non-Hispanic (85.6%)
  • Hispanic (13.0%)
  • Other race (5.5%)
  • Two or more races (1.5%)
  • American Indian (0.5%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (38.3%), Irish (12.6%), Polish (12.0%), Italian (8.9%), United States (6.3%), Swedish (5.1%).Illinois

Elevation: 837 feet

Land area: 4.0 square miles

Marengo,

For population 25 years and over in Marengo

  • High school or higher: 85.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.0%
  • Unemployed: 4.8%
  • Mean travel time to work: 27.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Marengo city

  • Never married: 19.7%
  • Now married: 61.5%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 6.2%
  • Divorced: 11.0%

7.0% Foreign born (4.9% Latin America, 1.6% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: +1,491 (+30.7%).


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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: IL (26.2 miles Elgin, pop. 94,487).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: IL Chicago, (69.6 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: IL (4.4 miles Union, IL (11.8 miles Hampshire, IL (11.9 miles Woodstock, IL Harvard, (12.0 miles IL Genoa, (12.4 miles IL (13.7 miles Capron, IL (13.8 miles Huntley, IL (14.3 miles Burlington,
Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1996: 35 buildings, average cost: $68,200
  • 1997: 38 buildings, average cost: $74,300
  • 1998: 33 buildings, average cost: $88,200
  • 1999: 49 buildings, average cost: $81,200
  • 2000: 35 buildings, average cost: $87,500
  • 2001: 58 buildings, average cost: $91,000
  • 2002: 148 buildings, average cost: $106,900
  • 2003: 135 buildings, average cost: $122,500
  • 2004: 64 buildings, average cost: $138,100
  • 2005: 42 buildings, average cost: $123,400

Latitude: 42.25 N, Longitude: 88.60 W

Area code: 815

Marengo, Illinois business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (27.9%), Educational,health and social services (16.2%), Retail trade (12.2%), Construction (11.5%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: -114 (-1.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,055 (32.6%)

Crime in Marengo by Year

Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 0 1 0 1
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 15.7 0.0 15.7
Rapes 2 3 2 3 2
    per 100,000 31.5 47.2 31.5 47.2 31.5
Robberies 2 1 0 1 2
    per 100,000 31.5 15.7 0.0 15.7 31.5
Assaults 4 3 8 3 7
    per 100,000 62.9 47.2 125.9 47.2 110.1
Burglaries 30 8 27 8 7
    per 100,000 472.1 125.9 424.9 125.9 110.1
Thefts 168 153 164 153 143
    per 100,000 2643.6 2407.6 2580.6 2407.6 2250.2
Auto thefts 10 3 5 3 6
    per 100,000 157.4 47.2 78.7 47.2 94.4
186.0 141.9 192.8 141.9 165.1

Average climate in Marengo, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Marengo,

Marengo-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Illinois state average. It is 60% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/21/1967, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 13.8 miles away from the Marengo city center killed 24 people and injured 450 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/11/1965, a category 4 tornado 15.6 miles away from the city center killed 6 people and injured 75 people.


Hospitals/medical centers near Marengo:
  • HARVARD COMMUNITY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 12 miles; HARVARD, IL)
  • MEMORIAL MEDICAL CENTER (about 13 miles; WOODSTOCK, IL)
  • NORTHWEST SUBURBAN COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (about 17 miles; BELVIDERE, IL)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Marengo:
  • GREATER ROCKFORD (about 34 miles; ROCKFORD, IL; ID: RFD)
  • ROCK CO (about 39 miles; JANESVILLE, WI; ID: JVL)
  • CHICAGO O'HARE INTL (about 53 miles; CHICAGO, IL; ID: ORD)
Other public-use airports nearest to Marengo:
  • DACY (about 11 miles; HARVARD, IL; ID: 0C0)
  • POPLAR GROVE (about 17 miles; POPLAR GROVE, IL; ID: C77)
  • BIG FOOT AIRFIELD (about 19 miles; WALWORTH, WI; ID: 7V3)

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Sewerage 1 $3,381 $40,572 0 $0
Police Protection - Officers 14 $55,930 $47,940 3 $2,692
Police - Other 5 $12,033 $28,879 7 $3,299
Other and Unallocable 1 $3,405 $40,860 2 $1,049
Fire - Other 0 $0   1 $221
Other Government Administration 2 $6,815 $40,890 15 $7,129
Streets and Highways 5 $17,371 $41,690 0 $0
Financial Administration 4 $14,373 $43,119 1 $582
Water Supply 3 $10,142 $40,568 0 $0
Totals for Government 35 $123,450 $42,325 29 $14,973
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Marengo:
  • MCHENRY COUNTY COLLEGE (about 20 miles; CRYSTAL LAKE, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,707)
  • ELGIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 25 miles; ELGIN, IL; FT enrollment: 5,077)
  • NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY (about 25 miles; DeKalb, IL; FT enrollment: 19,477)
  • ROCK VALLEY COLLEGE (about 29 miles; ROCKFORD, IL; FT enrollment: 4,200)
  • KISHWAUKEE COLLEGE (about 30 miles; MALTA, IL; FT enrollment: 2,289)
  • WAUBONSEE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 35 miles; SUGAR GROVE, IL; FT enrollment: 3,834)
  • WILLIAM RAINEY HARPER COLLEGE (about 40 miles; PALATINE, IL; FT enrollment: 8,229)
Public high school in Marengo:
  • MARENGO HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 748; Location: 816 E GRANT HWY; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Marengo:
  • LOCUST ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 557; Location: 539 S LOCUST ST; Grades: 05 - 08)
  • HAWTHORN ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 399; Location: 1913 HAWTHORN RD; Grades: 02 - 04)
  • RILEY COMM CONS SCHOOL (Students: 336; Location: 9406 RILEY RD; Grades: KG - 08)
Private primary/middle school in Marengo:
  • ZION LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 296; Location: 408 JACKSON ST; Grades: PK - 8)
Library in Marengo:
  • MARENGO P.L.D. (Operating income: $380,043; Location: 200 S. STATE STREET; 42,037 books; 1,713 audio materials; 1,471 video materials; 91 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Marengo: Marengo Public Library (A), Marengo City Hall (B).

Churches in Marengo include: First Presbyterian Church (A), Marengo United Methodist Church (B), Kingdom Hall of Jehovahs Witnesses (C), Sacred Heart Catholic Church (D), First Baptist Church (E), Zion Lutheran Church (F).

Cemetery: Sacred Heart Cemetery (1).


Marengo compared to Illinois state average:
  • Median house value above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
Strongest AM radio stations in Marengo:
  • 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.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WNVR (1030 AM; 5 kW; VERNON HILLS, IL; Owner: POLNET COMMUNICATIONS, LTD.)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WAIT (850 AM; daytime; 3 kW; CRYSTAL LAKE, IL; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WROK (1440 AM; 5 kW; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WTJK (1380 AM; 5 kW; SOUTH BELOIT, IL; Owner: GOOD KARMA BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WVIV (1200 AM; 20 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLXX-AM LICENSE CORP.)
Strongest FM radio stations in Marengo:
  • WZSR (105.5 FM; WOODSTOCK, IL; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WYCH (106.3 FM; GENOA, IL; Owner: DONTRON, INC.)
  • WZCH (103.9 FM; DUNDEE, IL; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WGSL (91.1 FM; LOVES PARK, IL; Owner: CHRISTIAN LIFE CENTER SCHOOL)
  • WDEK (92.5 FM; DEKALB, IL; Owner: SPANISH BROADCASTING SYSTEM OF ILLINOIS, INC.)
  • WQFL (100.9 FM; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: QUEST FOR LIFE, INC.)
  • WXRX (104.9 FM; BELVIDERE, IL; Owner: AIRPLAY BROADCASTING CORP.)
TV broadcast stations around Marengo:
  • W34CK (Channel 34; ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL; Owner: FIRST UNITED, INC.)
  • W64CQ (Channel 64; ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

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