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Okaw is a township in Shelby County.[NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Okaw. For links to other places called Okaw, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Okaw is 39.470N. The longitude is -88.75W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 686 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 857.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Okaw 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 62534 ZIP code.
24% of Okaw residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Okaw ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Okaw was $19,189, compared with $21,587 nationally.
13% of Okaw residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Okaw, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $272. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $641.
Shelby County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Okaw political report.
The average commute time for Okaw workers is 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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