Princeton, IL Population

By | January 13, 2021

Population: 7,501. Estimated population in 2021: 7,554 (+0.7% change)
Males: 3,451 (46.0%), Females: 4,050 (54.0%)

Bureau County

Zip code: 61356

Median resident age: 41.8 years
Median household income: $39,622
Median house value: $91,800

Races in Princeton:

  • White Non-Hispanic (97.1%)
  • Hispanic (1.2%)
  • Two or more races (0.6%)

Ancestries: German (32.4%), English (15.1%), Irish (14.6%), Swedish (9.7%), United States (6.6%), Italian (3.9%).

Elevation: 720 feet

Land area: 6.7 square miles

Map of Princeton, IL

Population

For population 25 years and over in Princeton

  • High school or higher: 88.9%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 21.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.1%
  • Unemployed: 4.4%
  • Mean travel time to work: 15.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Princeton city

  • Never married: 20.8%
  • Now married: 57.7%
  • Separated: 0.6%
  • Widowed: 10.0%
  • Divorced: 10.9%

1.8% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +11 (+0.1%).

Hospital/medical center in Princeton:

  • PERRY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (530 PARK AVENUE E)

Other hospitals/medical centers near Princeton:

  • ST MARGARETS HOSPITAL (about 19 miles; SPRING VALLEY, IL)
  • ILLINOIS VALLEY COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (about 24 miles; PERU, IL)
  • MENDOTA COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (about 28 miles; MENDOTA, IL)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Princeton:

  • WHITESIDE CO ARPT-JOS H BITTORF FLD (about 29 miles; STERLING/ROCKFALLS, IL; Abbreviation: SQI)
  • GREATER PEORIA REGIONAL (about 53 miles; PEORIA, IL; Abbreviation: PIA)
  • GREATER ROCKFORD (about 62 miles; ROCKFORD, IL; Abbreviation: RFD)

Other public-use airports nearest to Princeton:

  • ILLINOIS VALLEY RGNL-WALTER A DUNCAN FIELD (about 23 miles; PERU, IL; Abbreviation: VYS)
  • MARSHALL COUNTY (about 26 miles; LACON, IL; Abbreviation: C75)
  • GRANDPAS’ FARM MENDOTA (about 27 miles; MENDOTA, IL; Abbreviation: 0C7)
Amtrak station:
PRINCETON (107 BICENTENNIAL DR.). Services: partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Princeton:

  • ILLINOIS VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 29 miles; OGLESBY, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,272)
  • ILLINOIS CENTRAL COLLEGE (about 47 miles; EAST PEORIA, IL; Full-time enrollment: 6,404)
  • BRADLEY UNIVERSITY (about 49 miles; PEORIA, IL; Full-time enrollment: 5,262)
  • KISHWAUKEE COLLEGE (about 56 miles; MALTA, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,289)
  • NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY (about 63 miles; DeKalb, IL; Full-time enrollment: 19,477)
  • ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY (about 68 miles; NORMAL, IL; Full-time enrollment: 18,785)
  • HEARTLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 68 miles; Normal, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,390)

Public high school in Princeton:

  • PRINCETON HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 608; Location: 103 S EUCLID AVE; Grades: 09 – 12)

Public primary/middle schools in Princeton:

  • LOGAN JR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 425; Location: 302 W CENTRAL AVE; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • JEFFERSON ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 220; Location: 725 W PUTNAM; Grades: PK – 03)
  • LINCOLN ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 169; Location: 501 S EUCLID AVE; Grades: KG – 03)
  • DOUGLAS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 157; Location: 220 E LASALLE ST; Grades: KG – 03)

Private primary/middle schools in Princeton:

  • ST LOUIS SCHOOL (Students: 130; Location: 631 PARK AVE W; Grades: KG – 7)
  • PRINCETON CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 69; Location: 21890 US HWY 34; Grades: PK – 6)

Libraries

Library in Princeton:

  • MATSON P.L. (Operating income: $284,362; Location: 15 PARK AVENUE WEST; 44,145 books; 375 audio materials; 223 video materials; 93 serial subscriptions)

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