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Banner is a township in Effingham County, in the Effingham metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Banner. For links to other places called Banner, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Banner is 39.198N. The longitude is -88.635W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 640 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 545.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Banner demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Effingham 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 62461 ZIP code.
50% of Banner residents report German ancestry, and 6% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Banner ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Banner was $15,849, compared with $21,587 nationally.
11% of Banner residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Banner, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $317. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $675.
Effingham County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Banner political report.
The average commute time for Banner workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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