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Olney is a township in Richland County.[NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Olney. For links to other places called Olney, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Olney is 38.709N. The longitude is -88.085W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 459 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 9,883.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Olney demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Richland 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 62450 ZIP code.
31% of Olney residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Olney ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Olney was $17,708, compared with $21,587 nationally.
17% of Olney residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Olney, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $298. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $656.
Richland County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Olney political report.
The average commute time for Olney workers is 14 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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