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Population (year 2000): 12,020. Estimated population in July 2005: 14,831 (+23.4% change)
Males: 5,879 (48.9%), Females: 6,141 (51.1%)

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Median resident age: 34.7 years
Median household income: $51,921 (year 2000)
Median house value: $134,700 (year 2000)

Sycamore, IL residents, houses, and apartments details

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Races in Sycamore:

  • White Non-Hispanic (91.0%)
  • Hispanic (4.3%)
  • Black (2.7%)
  • Other race (1.6%)
  • Two or more races (1.2%)

Ancestries: German (31.1%), Irish (16.2%), English (10.5%), Swedish (8.6%), United States (7.1%), Norwegian (5.8%).

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Elevation: 877 feet

Land area: 5.5 square miles

Sycamore,

For population 25 years and over in Sycamore

  • High school or higher: 90.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 28.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.1%
  • Unemployed: 2.8%
  • Mean travel time to work: 22.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Sycamore city

  • Never married: 22.7%
  • Now married: 59.5%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 6.0%
  • Divorced: 10.4%

4.0% Foreign born (1.4% Europe, 1.4% Latin America, 1.1% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: +1,962 (+19.5%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: IL (28.1 miles Elgin, pop. 94,487).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: IL Chicago, (70.4 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: IL (4.1 miles Cortland, IL DeKalb, (5.3 miles IL Genoa, (7.7 miles Park, IL (8.4 miles Maple IL (9.3 miles Kingston, IL (11.1 miles Burlington, IL (11.7 miles Virgil, IL (12.1 miles Malta,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 56 buildings, average cost: $92,500
  • 1997: 50 buildings, average cost: $124,900
  • 1998: 90 buildings, average cost: $112,000
  • 1999: 100 buildings, average cost: $109,100
  • 2000: 106 buildings, average cost: $138,600
  • 2001: 99 buildings, average cost: $144,300
  • 2002: 178 buildings, average cost: $150,100
  • 2003: 235 buildings, average cost: $153,100
  • 2004: 247 buildings, average cost: $161,500
  • 2005: 406 buildings, average cost: $187,500

Latitude: 41.98 N, Longitude: 88.69 W

Area code: 815


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

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (24.5%), Manufacturing (22.1%), Retail trade (10.5%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: -586 (-4.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,983 (31.5%)


 

Crime in Sycamore by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003
Murders 0 0 0 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 2 4 3 3 3
    per 100,000 16.6 33.3 25.0 25.0 25.0
Robberies 1 4 4 1 4
    per 100,000 8.3 33.3 33.3 8.3 33.3
Assaults 6 5 9 12 9
    per 100,000 49.9 41.6 74.9 99.8 74.9
Burglaries 40 39 60 40 60
    per 100,000 332.8 324.5 499.2 332.8 499.2
Thefts 259 288 252 204 252
    per 100,000 2154.7 2396.0 2096.5 1697.2 2096.5
Auto thefts 7 6 6 8 6
    per 100,000 58.2 49.9 49.9 66.6 49.9
133.3 154.2 157.7 129.0 157.7


Average climate in Sycamore, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Sycamore,

Sycamore-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Illinois state average. It is 58% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/28/1990, a category 5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 31.6 miles away from the Sycamore city center killed 29 people and injured 350 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/21/1967, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 22.5 miles away from the city center killed 24 people and injured 450 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.


Hospital/medical center in Sycamore:
  • VENCOR HOSPITAL SYCAMORE (225 EDWARD STREET)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Sycamore:
  • KISHWAUKEE COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (about 6 miles; DEKALB, IL)
  • NORTHWEST SUBURBAN COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (about 22 miles; BELVIDERE, IL)
  • VALLEY WEST COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (about 24 miles; SANDWICH, IL)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Sycamore:
  • GREATER ROCKFORD (about 31 miles; ROCKFORD, IL; ID: RFD)
  • ROCK CO (about 50 miles; JANESVILLE, WI; ID: JVL)
  • CHICAGO O'HARE INTL (about 55 miles; CHICAGO, IL; ID: ORD)
Other public-use airports nearest to Sycamore:
  • DE KALB TAYLOR MUNI (about 5 miles; DE KALB, IL; ID: DKB)
  • HINCKLEY (about 15 miles; HINCKLEY, IL; ID: 0C2)
  • AURORA MUNI (about 22 miles; CHICAGO/AURORA, IL; ID: ARR)

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
Other and Unallocable 1 $2,378 $28,536 0 $0
Local Libraries 5 $12,033 $28,879 19 $12,106
Water Supply 5 $17,809 $42,741 1 $71
Sewerage 5 $19,682 $47,236 0 $0
Streets and Highways 8 $24,513 $36,769 0 $0
Fire - Other 1 $2,449 $29,388 0 $0
Firefighters 18 $91,219 $60,812 0 $0
Financial Administration 2 $6,069 $36,414 1 $1,189
Other Government Administration 6 $31,266 $62,532 2 $1,835
Police Protection - Officers 22 $91,062 $49,670 0 $0
Police - Other 9 $24,150 $32,200 20 $12,390
Totals for Government 82 $322,631 $47,214 43 $27,591


College/University in Sycamore:
  • HAIR PROFESSIONALS CAREER COLLEGE INC (Full-time enrollment: 50; Location: 2245 Gateway Drive; Private, for-profit; Website: www.beautyschool.com/hairpros/)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sycamore:
  • NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY (about 6 miles; DeKalb, IL; Full-time enrollment: 19,477)
  • KISHWAUKEE COLLEGE (about 14 miles; MALTA, IL; FT enrollment: 2,289)
  • WAUBONSEE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 22 miles; SUGAR GROVE, IL; FT enrollment: 3,834)
  • ELGIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 26 miles; ELGIN, IL; FT enrollment: 5,077)
  • ROCK VALLEY COLLEGE (about 32 miles; ROCKFORD, IL; FT enrollment: 4,200)
  • MCHENRY COUNTY COLLEGE (about 33 miles; CRYSTAL LAKE, IL; FT enrollment: 2,707)
  • NORTH CENTRAL COLLEGE (about 41 miles; NAPERVILLE, IL; FT enrollment: 2,088)
Public high school in Sycamore:
  • SYCAMORE HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,075; Location: SPARTAN TRAIL; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Sycamore:
  • SYCAMORE MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 769; Location: 150 MAPLEWOOD DR; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • SOUTHEAST ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 373; Location: 718 S LOCUST ST; Grades: KG - 05)
  • NORTH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 362; Location: 1680 BRICKVILLE RD; Grades: KG - 05)
  • SOUTH PRAIRIE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 301; Location: 820 BORDEN AVE; Grades: KG - 05)
  • WEST ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 258; Location: 240 FAIR ST; Grades: KG - 05)
Private primary/middle schools in Sycamore:
  • CORNERSTONE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 288; Location: 355 NORTH CROSS; Grades: PK - 10)
  • ST MARY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 190; Location: 222 WATERMAN STREET; Grades: KG - 7)
Library in Sycamore:
  • SYCAMORE P.L. (Operating income: $669,864; Location: 103 E. STATE STREET; 55,089 books; 1,226 audio materials; 1,989 video materials; 98 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Sycamore: Sycamore Golf Course (A), DeKalb County Public Safety Building (B), DeKalb County Courthouse (C), DeKalb County Administration Building (D), Sycamore Public Library (E), Sycamore Municipal Building (F), Sycamore Community Center (G).

Churches in Sycamore include: Salem Lutheran Church (A), Bethany Baptist Church (B), Saint Peters Episcopal Church (C), Bethel Assembly of God Church (D), Saint Marys Catholic Church (E), Grace Community Fellowship Church (F), Evangelical Lutheran Church of Saint John (G), Sycamore Baptist Church (H).

Cemeteries: Elmwood Cemetery (1), Mount Carmel Sycamore Cemetery (2).

Parks in Sycamore include: Community Park (1), Sycamore Historic District (2), Sycamore Swimming Pool (3).

Post office: (A).  


Sycamore compared to Illinois state average:
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Sycamore:
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WSQR (1560 AM; 0 kW; SYCAMORE, IL; Owner: DEKALB COUNTY BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WLBK (1360 AM; 1 kW; DEKALB, IL; Owner: WPW BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WNVR (1030 AM; 5 kW; VERNON HILLS, IL; Owner: POLNET COMMUNICATIONS, LTD.)
  • WAUR (930 AM; 4 kW; SANDWICH, IL; Owner: CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING SYSTEM, LTD.)
  • WROK (1440 AM; 5 kW; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Sycamore:
  • WDEK (92.5 FM; DEKALB, IL; Owner: SPANISH BROADCASTING SYSTEM OF ILLINOIS, INC.)
  • WYCH (106.3 FM; GENOA, IL; Owner: DONTRON, INC.)
  • WDKB (94.9 FM; DEKALB, IL; Owner: DEKALB COUNTY RADIO, LIMITED)
  • WNIU (89.5 FM; DEKALB, IL; Owner: NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)
  • WSPY-FM (107.1 FM; PLANO, IL; Owner: NELSON ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • WNIJ (90.5 FM; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)
  • WZSR (105.5 FM; WOODSTOCK, IL; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WGSL (91.1 FM; LOVES PARK, IL; Owner: CHRISTIAN LIFE CENTER SCHOOL)
  • WZCH (103.9 FM; DUNDEE, IL; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Sycamore:
  • W34CK (Channel 34; ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL; Owner: FIRST UNITED, INC.)
  • WSPY-LP (Channel 30; PLANO, IL; Owner: WSPY-TV, INC.)
  • WWTO-TV (Channel 35; LASALLE, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

To understand how the electorate votes by state, you have to understand the demographics of the cities and counties in each of those states. As pollsters, we try to keep all of the important variables such as income, gender, and race consistent.

Source: City-Data.com


 

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