Onarga, IL Population

By | January 13, 2021

Population: 1,438. Estimated population in 2021: 1,396 (-2.9% change)
Males: 752 (52.3%), Females: 686 (47.7%)

Iroquois County

Zip code: 60955

Median resident age: 29.9 years
Median household income: $35,852
Median house value: $69,000

Races in Onarga:

  • White Non-Hispanic (61.1%)
  • Hispanic (35.3%)
  • Other race (24.4%)
  • Black (2.2%)
  • Two or more races (1.6%)
  • American Indian (1.0%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (18.8%), Irish (9.0%), English (8.4%), United States (7.0%), French (2.7%), Dutch (2.5%).

Elevation: 667 feet

Land area: 1.3 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Onarga

  • High school or higher: 64.4%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 4.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.5%
  • Unemployed: 7.5%
  • Mean travel time to work: 20.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Onarga village

  • Never married: 25.7%
  • Now married: 57.5%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 8.1%
  • Divorced: 7.7%

19.9% Foreign born (18.9% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: +137 (+10.5%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Onarga:

  • IROQUOIS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 20 miles; WATSEKA, IL)
  • RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CENTER (about 30 miles; KANKAKEE, IL)
  • ST MARYS HOSPITAL (about 30 miles; KANKAKEE, IL)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Onarga:

  • UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS-WILLARD (about 51 miles; CHAMPAIGN/URBANA, IL; Abbreviation: CMI)
  • CENTRAL IL REGL ARPT AT BLOOMINGTON-NORMAL (about 65 miles; BLOOMINGTON/NORMAL, IL; Abbreviation: BMI)
  • GARY/CHICAGO (about 74 miles; GARY, IN; Abbreviation: GYY)
Other public-use airports nearest to Onarga:

  • PAXTON (about 21 miles; PAXTON, IL; Abbreviation: 1C1)
  • GREATER KANKAKEE (about 27 miles; KANKAKEE, IL; Abbreviation: IKK)
  • KANKAKEE (about 28 miles; KANKAKEE, IL; Abbreviation: 3KK)
Amtrak station near Onarga:

  • 4 miles: GILMAN (U.S. 24 & U.S. 45). Services: partially wheelchair accessible, free short-term parking, free long-term parking.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Onarga:

  • OLIVET NAZARENE UNIVERSITY (about 33 miles; BOURBONNAIS, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,207)
  • UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT URBANA-CHAMPAIGN (about 45 miles; Champaign, IL; Full-time enrollment: 36,284)
  • PARKLAND COLLEGE (about 46 miles; CHAMPAIGN, IL; Full-time enrollment: 5,186)
  • GOVERNORS STATE UNIVERSITY (about 57 miles; UNIVERSITY PARK, IL; Full-time enrollment: 3,191)
  • JOLIET JUNIOR COLLEGE (about 58 miles; JOLIET, IL; Full-time enrollment: 6,075)
  • UNIVERSITY OF ST FRANCIS (about 58 miles; JOLIET, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,361)
  • ILLINOIS WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY (about 61 miles; BLOOMINGTON, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,019)
Public primary/middle schools in Onarga:

  • IROQUOIS WEST MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 221; Location: 303 N EVERGREEN ST; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • NEXUS EDUCATION CTR (Students: 57; Location: 206 E LINCOLN; Grades: 07 – 11)

Libraries

Library in Onarga:

  • ONARGA COMMUNITY P.L.D. (Operating income: $39,848; Location: 209 W. SEMINARY; 12,174 books; 230 audio materials; 519 video materials; 20 serial subscriptions)

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