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Rio is a township in Knox County, in the Galesburg metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Rio. For links to other places called Rio, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Rio is 41.105N. The longitude is -90.386W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 791 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 545.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Rio demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Knox 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 61472 ZIP code.
18% of Rio residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Rio ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Rio was $19,658, compared with $21,587 nationally.
15% of Rio residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Rio, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $313. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $894.
Knox County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Rio political report.
The average commute time for Rio workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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