Oblong, Illinois

Oblong: Village in the United States

About

Oblong is a village located in the county of Crawford in the U.S. state of Illinois. Its population at the 2010 census was 1,466 and a population density of 1,309 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 1,357 inhabitants.

The village was created 140 years ago in 1882.

Oblong locator map
Location of Oblong on Illinois map.

Quick Facts about Oblong

Population : 1,357 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Illinois (United States)
County : Crawford County
Area : 1.12 km2
Altitude : 512 feet / 156 meters
Establishment : January 01, 1883 (140 years ago)
Time Zone : America/Chicago
Local time : 23:47:36 (1st October 2023)
Postal code : 62449
Density : 1,212 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -8.03% (2010-2020)
West Main in Oblong image
West Main in Oblong
West Main in Oblong image

Geography

Oblong is located at 39°0'7"N 87°54'32"W (39.0019900, -87.9089200).

Oblong map

Demographics

According to census records, the population of Oblong decreased by 8.03% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 1,466 - census
2011 1,464 -0.14% estimation process
2012 1,445 -1.31% estimation process
2013 1,433 -0.84% estimation process
2014 1,420 -0.92% estimation process
2015 1,419 -0.07% estimation process
2016 1,407 -0.85% estimation process
2017 1,395 -0.86% estimation process
2018 1,385 -0.72% estimation process
2019 1,372 -0.95% estimation process
2020 1,357 -1.11% estimation process

Demographic Facts

Estimated population as of July 1, 2019 : 171,644
Based on demographic estimates as of April 1, 2010 : 170,958
Based on demographic estimates as of 1 April 2010 : 0.4%
April 1, 2020 Population : 171,949
April 1, 2010 Population : 170,883
People under 5 years old, percentage : 5.1%
People under 18 years old, percentage : 21.4%
People over 65 (%) : 14.3%
Female persons, % : 50.2%
White only, percent : 40.3%
Black or African American alone, percent : 1.0%
American Indian and Alaska Native only, % : 0.5%
Asians alone % : 41.2%
Only Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders, % : 0.3%
% of people who have participated in two or more races : 2.3%
% of Hispanic or Latino : 36.4%
White people, not Hispanic or Latino people, make up the majority of the population. : 19.5%
2015-2019 Veterans : 4,818
Percentage of foreign-born people, 2015-2019 : 44.3%
Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 53.2%

Oblong zip code is 62449. County name: Crawford, County fips: 17033

Economic Facts

Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 53.2%
Owner-occupied housing unit median value, 2015-2019 : $554,400
From 2015 to 2019, the median selected monthly owner costs - with a mortgage : $2,291
Monthly owner costs, without a mortgage, at the median, 2015-2019 : $530
2015-2019 median gross rent : $1,590
2015-2019 Households : 47,761
Population per household, 2015-2019 : 3.58
Living in the same house a year ago, percentage of people aged one year and up, 2015-2019 : 91.7%
Languages other than English spoken at home, as a percentage of people aged 5 and up, 2015-2019 : 67.2%
Households with computers, %, 2015-2019 : 93.5%
Percentage of households with a broadband Internet subscription, 2015-2019 : 86.9%
Percentage of people aged 25 and up with a high school diploma or higher, 2015-2019 : 74.7%
Bachelor's degree or higher, proportion of people aged 25 and up, 2015-2019 : 22.3%
Percentage of people under the age of 65 who have a disability, 2015-2019 : 5.8%
Persons under the age of 65 who do not have health insurance, as a percentage : 9.2%
Total civilian labor force, percent of population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 63.8%
Female labor force participation in the civilian labor force, as a percentage of the population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 57.7%
Total sales of lodging and food services in 2012 ($1,000) : 389,695
Total receipts/revenue for health care and social assistance in 2012 ($1,000) : 576,273
Manufacturers' total shipments in 2012 ($1,000) : 1,533,090
2012 total retail sales ($1,000) : 1,656,248
2012 total retail sales per capita : $9,497
Mean commute time to work (in minutes), workers aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 28.9
2015-2019 median household income (in 2019 dollars) : $69,278
Income per capita in the previous 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 : $25,804
Percentage of people living in poverty : 14.0%
Total number of businesses in 2012 : 18,055
Men-owned businesses in 2012 : 9,152
Women-owned businesses in 2012 : 7,344
Minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 13,490
Non-minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 4,066
Veteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 853
Nonveteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 16,635
2010 population per square mile : 9,524.6
2010 land area in square miles : 17.94

People born in Oblong (1)

American politician William W. Arnold was born in Oblong

Schools in Oblong

College & universities near Oblong, IL

Code Name City ZIP
403478 Lincoln Trail College Robinson (IL) 62454

Stations (5)

Amtrak & bus stations near Oblong, IL

Code Name Address Type
EFG Effingham 401 West National Ave. RAIL
MAT Mattoon station 1718 Broadway Ave. RAIL
EVN Evansville, IN 119 Northwest 6th Street BUS
CEN Centralia station 108 East Broadway RAIL
MVI Mt. Vernon, IL 102 Potomac Boulevard BUS

Post offices near Oblong

Post Office Name City ZIP
Oblong Post Office Oblong (IL) 62449

Other cities in Crawford County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Crawford County , IL.

City Name Population Title
Robinson 7,271 City in Illinois
Richwoods 5,724 Unincorporated community in Illinois
Palestine 1,263 Village in Crawford County, Illinois, US
Hutsonville 582 Township in Crawford County, Illinois
Flat Rock 305 Human settlement in Illinois, United States of America
Stoy 120 Human settlement in Crawford County, Illinois, United States of America

Distance to Other Cities

Oblong distances to largest Illinois cities