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Oquawka is a township in Henderson County, in the Burlington metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Oquawka. For links to other places called Oquawka, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Oquawka is 40.955N. The longitude is -90.936W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 568 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 2,350.
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23% of Oquawka residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Oquawka ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Oquawka was $16,971, compared with $21,587 nationally.
6% of Oquawka residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Oquawka, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $260. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $671.
Henderson County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Oquawka political report.
The average commute time for Oquawka workers is 30 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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