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Wataga is a village in Knox County, in the Galesburg metro area.
The latitude of Wataga is 41.025N. The longitude is -90.279W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 830 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 857.
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26% of Wataga residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Wataga ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Wataga was $15,553, compared with $21,587 nationally.
10% of Wataga residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Wataga, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $328. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $599.
Knox County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Wataga political report.
The average commute time for Wataga workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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