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Cerro Gordo is a township in Piatt County, in the Champaign-Urbana metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Cerro Gordo. For links to other places called Cerro Gordo, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Cerro Gordo is 39.857N. The longitude is -88.679W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 702 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 2,199.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Cerro Gordo demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Piatt 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 61936 ZIP code.
30% of Cerro Gordo residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Cerro Gordo ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Cerro Gordo was $16,911, compared with $21,587 nationally.
11% of Cerro Gordo residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Cerro Gordo, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $284. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $718.
Piatt County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Cerro Gordo political report.
The average commute time for Cerro Gordo workers is 27 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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