Herscher, IL Population

By | January 12, 2021

Population: 1,523. Estimated population in 2021: 1,554 (+2.0% change)
Males: 759 (49.8%), Females: 764 (50.2%)

Kankakee County

Zip code: 60941

Median resident age: 33.4 years
Median household income: $48,250
Median house value: $108,100

Races in Herscher:

  • White Non-Hispanic (97.8%)
  • American Indian (0.9%)
  • Two or more races (0.9%)
  • Hispanic (0.5%)

Ancestries: German (36.0%), Irish (17.9%), English (13.3%), French (10.8%), United States (9.3%), Dutch (5.0%).

Elevation: 660 feet

Land area: 1.7 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Herscher

  • High school or higher: 91.9%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 25.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.7%
  • Unemployed: 4.9%
  • Mean travel time to work: 26.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Herscher village

  • Never married: 26.2%
  • Now married: 60.1%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 6.0%
  • Divorced: 7.0%

0.7% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +241 (+18.8%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Herscher:

  • RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CENTER (about 17 miles; KANKAKEE, IL)
  • ST MARYS HOSPITAL (about 17 miles; KANKAKEE, IL)
  • IROQUOIS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 31 miles; WATSEKA, IL)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Herscher:

  • CHICAGO MIDWAY INTL (about 56 miles; CHICAGO, IL; Abbreviation: MDW)
  • GARY/CHICAGO (about 62 miles; GARY, IN; Abbreviation: GYY)
  • CHICAGO O’HARE INTL (about 65 miles; CHICAGO, IL; Abbreviation: ORD)
Other public-use airports nearest to Herscher:

  • KANKAKEE (about 13 miles; KANKAKEE, IL; Abbreviation: 3KK)
  • GREATER KANKAKEE (about 19 miles; KANKAKEE, IL; Abbreviation: IKK)
  • DWIGHT (about 24 miles; DWIGHT, IL; Abbreviation: DTG)
Amtrak station near Herscher:

  • 17 miles: KANKAKEE (199 S. EAST AVE.). Services: partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public payphones, full-service food facilities, public transit connection.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Herscher:

  • OLIVET NAZARENE UNIVERSITY (about 18 miles; BOURBONNAIS, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,207)
  • JOLIET JUNIOR COLLEGE (about 34 miles; JOLIET, IL; Full-time enrollment: 6,075)
  • UNIVERSITY OF ST FRANCIS (about 34 miles; JOLIET, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,361)
  • GOVERNORS STATE UNIVERSITY (about 41 miles; UNIVERSITY PARK, IL; Full-time enrollment: 3,191)
  • LEWIS UNIVERSITY (about 41 miles; ROMEOVILLE, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,974)
  • PRAIRIE STATE COLLEGE (about 47 miles; CHICAGO HEIGHTS, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,523)
  • MORAINE VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 49 miles; PALOS HILLS, IL; Full-time enrollment: 7,610)
Public high school in Herscher:

  • HERSCHER HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 706; Location: PO BOX 504; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle school in Herscher:

  • HERSCHER ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 459; Location: PO BOX 504; Grades: KG – 08)

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