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Princeton is a township in Bureau County, in the Ottawa-Streator metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Princeton. For links to other places called Princeton, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Princeton is 41.364N. The longitude is -89.449W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 696 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 9,164.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Princeton demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Bureau 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 61368 ZIP code.
28% of Princeton residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Princeton ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Princeton was $21,395, compared with $21,587 nationally.
23% of Princeton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Princeton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $336. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $940.
Bureau County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Princeton political report.
The average commute time for Princeton workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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