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Prophetstown is a township in Whiteside County, in the Sterling metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Prophetstown. For links to other places called Prophetstown, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Prophetstown is 41.639N. The longitude is -89.911W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 610 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 2,642.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Prophetstown demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Whiteside 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 61071 ZIP code.
30% of Prophetstown residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Prophetstown ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Prophetstown was $19,414, compared with $21,587 nationally.
13% of Prophetstown residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Prophetstown, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $297. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $719.
Whiteside County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Prophetstown political report.
The average commute time for Prophetstown workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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