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Oblong is a township in Crawford County.[NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Oblong. For links to other places called Oblong, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Oblong is 39.007N. The longitude is -87.881W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 486 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 2,918.
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23% of Oblong residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Oblong ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Oblong was $15,218, compared with $21,587 nationally.
9% of Oblong residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Oblong, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $238. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $652.
Crawford County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Oblong political report.
The average commute time for Oblong workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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