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Scales Mound is a township in Jo Daviess County.[NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Scales Mound. For links to other places called Scales Mound, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Scales Mound is 42.481N. The longitude is -90.248W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 988 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 635.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Scales Mound demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Jo Daviess 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 61001 ZIP code.
47% of Scales Mound residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Scales Mound ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Scales Mound was $16,376, compared with $21,587 nationally.
13% of Scales Mound residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Scales Mound, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $413. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $847.
Jo Daviess County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Scales Mound political report.
The average commute time for Scales Mound workers is 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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