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Stanford is a township in Clay County.[NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Stanford. For links to other places called Stanford, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Stanford is 38.664N. The longitude is -88.418W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 449 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 654.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Stanford demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Clay 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 62839 ZIP code.
24% of Stanford residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Stanford ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Stanford was $16,846, compared with $21,587 nationally.
6% of Stanford residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Stanford, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $312. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $763.
Clay County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Stanford political report.
The average commute time for Stanford workers is 14 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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