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Big Spring is a township in Shelby County.[NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Big Spring. For links to other places called Big Spring, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Big Spring is 39.308N. The longitude is -88.524W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 640 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 699.


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Median household income
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$50,563
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
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47% of Big Spring residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Big Spring ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Big Spring was $18,296, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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10% of Big Spring residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Big Spring, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $356.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $811.


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Shelby County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Big Spring political report.

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The average commute time for Big Spring workers is 28 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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  �Geneva, Kane County

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