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Oconee is a township in Shelby County.[NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Oconee. For links to other places called Oconee, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Oconee is 39.287N. The longitude is -89.081W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 659 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 848.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Oconee demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Shelby 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 62553 ZIP code.
25% of Oconee residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Oconee ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Oconee was $14,323, compared with $21,587 nationally.
4% of Oconee residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Oconee, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $300. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $688.
Shelby County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Oconee political report.
The average commute time for Oconee workers is 31 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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