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Lacon is a township in Marshall County, in the Peoria metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Lacon. For links to other places called Lacon, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Lacon is 41.024N. The longitude is -89.411W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 443 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 2,492.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Lacon demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Marshall 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 61540 ZIP code.
31% of Lacon residents report German ancestry, and 15% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Lacon ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Lacon was $18,663, compared with $21,587 nationally.
14% of Lacon residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Lacon, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $298. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $703.
Marshall County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Lacon political report.
The average commute time for Lacon workers is 29 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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