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Patoka is a township in Marion County, in the Centralia metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Patoka. For links to other places called Patoka, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Patoka is 38.78N. The longitude is -89.085W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 499 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 1,164.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Patoka demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Marion 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 62892 ZIP code.
26% of Patoka residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Patoka ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Patoka was $16,031, compared with $21,587 nationally.
7% of Patoka residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Patoka, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $193. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $635.
Marion County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Patoka political report.
The average commute time for Patoka workers is 27 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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