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Capital is a township in Sangamon County, in the Springfield metro area.
The latitude of Capital is 39.781N. The longitude is -89.644W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 600 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 109,349.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Capital demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Sangamon 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 62701 ZIP code.
24% of Capital residents report German ancestry, and 15% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Capital ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Capital was $23,325, compared with $21,587 nationally.
31% of Capital residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Capital, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $427. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $914.
Sangamon County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Capital political report.
The average commute time for Capital workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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