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Garrett is a township in Douglas County.[NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Garrett. For links to other places called Garrett, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Garrett is 39.820N. The longitude is -88.399W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 673 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 1,478.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Garrett 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 61913 ZIP code.
29% of Garrett residents report German ancestry, and 7% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Garrett ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Garrett was $15,708, compared with $21,587 nationally.
7% of Garrett residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Garrett, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $308. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $738.
Douglas County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Garrett political report.
The average commute time for Garrett workers is 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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