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Walnut Grove is a township in McDonough County, in the Macomb metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Walnut Grove. For links to other places called Walnut Grove, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Walnut Grove is 40.587N. The longitude is -90.61W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 686 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 464.
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32% of Walnut Grove residents report German ancestry, and 17% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Walnut Grove ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Walnut Grove was $17,044, compared with $21,587 nationally.
20% of Walnut Grove residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Walnut Grove, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $281. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $773.
McDonough County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Walnut Grove political report.
The average commute time for Walnut Grove workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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