Prophetstown, IL Population

By | January 13, 2021

Population: 2,023. Estimated population in 2021: 1,960 (-3.1% change)
Males: 977 (48.3%), Females: 1,046 (51.7%)

Whiteside County

Zip code: 61277

Median resident age: 42.7 years
Median household income: $37,452
Median house value: $72,900

Races in Prophetstown:

  • White Non-Hispanic (97.0%)
  • Hispanic (1.1%)
  • Black (0.9%)
  • Two or more races (0.7%)

Ancestries: German (34.3%), Irish (15.7%), English (11.6%), Swedish (8.6%), Dutch (5.0%), United States (4.7%).

Elevation: 618 feet

Land area: 1.4 square miles

Map of Prophetstown, IL

Population

For population 25 years and over in Prophetstown

  • High school or higher: 86.7%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 13.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.0%
  • Unemployed: 5.2%
  • Mean travel time to work: 18.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Prophetstown city

  • Never married: 18.6%
  • Now married: 63.3%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 9.3%
  • Divorced: 8.0%

1.1% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +136 (+7.2%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Prophetstown:

  • MORRISON COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (about 11 miles; MORRISON, IL)
  • CGH MEDICAL CENTER (about 19 miles; STERLING, IL)
  • HAMMOND HENRY HOSPITAL (about 21 miles; GENESEO, IL)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Prophetstown:

  • WHITESIDE CO ARPT-JOS H BITTORF FLD (about 20 miles; STERLING/ROCKFALLS, IL; Abbreviation: SQI)
  • CLINTON MUNI (about 29 miles; CLINTON, IA; Abbreviation: CWI)
  • QUAD CITY INTL (about 43 miles; MOLINE, IL; Abbreviation: MLI)

Other public-use airports nearest to Prophetstown:

  • ERIE AIR PARK (about 10 miles; ERIE, IL; Abbreviation: 3H5)
  • GEN-AIRPARK (about 20 miles; GENESEO, IL; Abbreviation: 3G8)
  • TRI-TOWNSHIP (about 28 miles; SAVANNA, IL; Abbreviation: SFY)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Prophetstown:

  • BLACK HAWK COLLEGE (about 41 miles; MOLINE, IL; Full-time enrollment: 3,891)
  • SAINT AMBROSE UNIVERSITY (about 45 miles; DAVENPORT, IA; Full-time enrollment: 2,310)
  • EASTERN IOWA COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT (about 46 miles; DAVENPORT, IA; Full-time enrollment: 4,180)
  • AUGUSTANA COLLEGE (about 46 miles; ROCK ISLAND, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,220)
  • ILLINOIS CENTRAL COLLEGE (about 66 miles; EAST PEORIA, IL; Full-time enrollment: 6,404)
  • ILLINOIS VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 66 miles; OGLESBY, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,272)
  • BRADLEY UNIVERSITY (about 71 miles; PEORIA, IL; Full-time enrollment: 5,262)

Public high school in Prophetstown:

  • PROPHETSTOWN HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 277; Location: 310 W RIVERSIDE DR; Grades: 09 – 12)

Public primary/middle school in Prophetstown:

  • PROPHETSTOWN ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 342; Location: 301 W 3RD ST; Grades: PK – 05)

Libraries

Library in Prophetstown:

  • HENRY C. ADAMS MEM. LIB. (Operating income: $39,721; Location: 209 WEST THIRD STREET; 14,677 books; 142 audio materials; 40 video materials; 40 serial subscriptions)

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