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Philo is a township in Champaign County, in the Champaign-Urbana metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Philo. For links to other places called Philo, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Philo is 40.010N. The longitude is -88.181W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 682 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 1,768.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Philo demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Champaign 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 61864 ZIP code.
34% of Philo residents report German ancestry, and 27% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Philo ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Philo was $22,317, compared with $21,587 nationally.
26% of Philo residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Philo, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $370. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $903.
Champaign County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Philo political report.
The average commute time for Philo workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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