Olney, IL Population

By | January 13, 2021

Population: 8,631. Estimated population in 2021: 8,470 (-1.9% change)
Males: 4,013 (46.5%), Females: 4,618 (53.5%)

Richland County

Zip code: 62450

Median resident age: 39.3 years
Median household income: $28,084
Median house value: $57,600

Races in Olney:

  • White Non-Hispanic (97.1%)
  • Hispanic (1.0%)
  • Two or more races (0.7%)

Ancestries: German (24.9%), United States (19.1%), English (9.3%), Irish (7.7%), French (2.9%), Scottish (2.3%).

Elevation: 490 feet

Land area: 5.8 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Olney

  • High school or higher: 83.1%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 16.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.5%
  • Unemployed: 8.1%
  • Mean travel time to work: 13.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Olney city

  • Never married: 23.1%
  • Now married: 50.1%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 11.3%
  • Divorced: 14.0%

0.9% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -1,005 (-10.4%).

Hospital/medical center in Olney:

  • RICHLAND MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (800 EAST LOCUST)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Olney:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Olney:

  • COLES COUNTY MEMORIAL (about 53 miles; MATTOON/CHARLESTON, IL; Abbreviation: MTO)
  • MOUNT VERNON (about 61 miles; MOUNT VERNON, IL; Abbreviation: MVN)
  • EVANSVILLE REGIONAL (about 62 miles; EVANSVILLE, IN; Abbreviation: EVV)
Other public-use airports nearest to Olney:

  • OLNEY-NOBLE (about 6 miles; OLNEY-NOBLE, IL; Abbreviation: OLY)
  • FLORA MUNI (about 27 miles; FLORA, IL; Abbreviation: FOA)
  • MOUNT CARMEL MUNI (about 27 miles; MOUNT CARMEL, IL; Abbreviation: AJG)
College/University in Olney:

  • ILLINOIS EASTERN COMMUNITY COLLS-OLNEY CTRL COLL (Full-time enrollment: 1,113; Location: 305 N WEST ST; Public; Website: www.iecc.cc.il.us/occ)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Olney:

  • VINCENNES UNIVERSITY (about 40 miles; VINCENNES, IN; Full-time enrollment: 6,201)
  • EASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY (about 54 miles; CHARLESTON, IL; Full-time enrollment: 9,582)
  • LAKE LAND COLLEGE (about 55 miles; MATTOON, IL; Full-time enrollment: 3,666)
  • UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN INDIANA (about 61 miles; EVANSVILLE, IN; Full-time enrollment: 7,510)
  • UNIVERSITY OF EVANSVILLE (about 65 miles; EVANSVILLE, IN; Full-time enrollment: 2,440)
  • IVY TECH STATE COLLEGE-WABASH VALLEY (about 66 miles; TERRE HAUTE, IN; Full-time enrollment: 2,099)
  • INDIANA STATE UNIVERSITY (about 69 miles; TERRE HAUTE, IN; Full-time enrollment: 9,597)
Private high school in Olney:

  • OLNEY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 31; Location: 3691 N VAN ROAD; Grades: 2 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Olney:

  • EAST RICHLAND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 928; Location: 1001 N HOLLY RD; Grades: PK – 05)
  • EAST RICHLAND HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 694; Location: 1200 E LAUREL; Grades: 06 – 12)
  • EAST RICHLAND MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 463; Location: 1099 N VAN ST; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • TRUANT ALTERNATIVE OPTIONAL ED (Location: 103 W MAIN; Grades: 00 – 00)
  • SAFE SCHOOL ROE12 RICHLAND CO (Location: 426 WHITTLE; Grades: 00 – 00)
  • SAFE SCHOOL PROGRAM ROE 12 (Location: 426 WHITTLE AVE; Grades: 00 – 00)
Private primary/middle school in Olney:

  • ST JOSEPH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 222; Location: 520 E CHESTNUT STREET; Grades: KG – 8)

Libraries

Library in Olney:

  • OLNEY P.L. (Operating income: $195,501; Location: 400 WEST MAIN STREET; 48,133 books; 1,037 audio materials; 1,066 video materials; 90 serial subscriptions)

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