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Arcola is a township in Douglas County.[NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Arcola. For links to other places called Arcola, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Arcola is 39.705N. The longitude is -88.288W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 653 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 3,301.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Arcola demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Douglas County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 61953 ZIP code.
25% of Arcola residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Arcola ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Arcola was $19,329, compared with $21,587 nationally.
15% of Arcola residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Arcola, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $320. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $772.
Douglas County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Arcola political report.
The average commute time for Arcola workers is 15 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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