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Hume is a township in Whiteside County, in the Sterling metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Hume. For links to other places called Hume, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Hume is 41.717N. The longitude is -89.797W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 633 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 472.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Hume demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Whiteside 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 61261 ZIP code.
28% of Hume residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Hume ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Hume was $15,523, compared with $21,587 nationally.
10% of Hume residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Hume, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $422. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $796.
Whiteside County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Hume political report.
The average commute time for Hume workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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