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Niantic is a township in Macon County, in the Decatur metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Niantic. For links to other places called Niantic, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Niantic is 39.866N. The longitude is -89.182W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 591 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 896.
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24% of Niantic residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Niantic ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Niantic was $19,307, compared with $21,587 nationally.
13% of Niantic residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Niantic, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $313. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $789.
Macon County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Niantic political report.
The average commute time for Niantic workers is 28 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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