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Walnut is a township in Bureau County, in the Ottawa-Streator metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Walnut. For links to other places called Walnut, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Walnut is 41.539N. The longitude is -89.565W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 771 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 1,821.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Walnut 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 61349 ZIP code.
38% of Walnut residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Walnut ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Walnut was $21,123, compared with $21,587 nationally.
15% of Walnut residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Walnut, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $252. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $751.
Bureau County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Walnut political report.
The average commute time for Walnut workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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