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Effingham is a city in Effingham County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for a British lord who opposed fighting the colonists

The latitude of Effingham is 39.12N. The longitude is -88.543W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 594 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 12,498.


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Median household income
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$34,761
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Effingham demographic reports
Nearby parks & recreation: Eagle Creek/Wolf Creek State Parks
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)

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41% of Effingham residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Effingham ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Effingham was $19,132, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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17% of Effingham residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Effingham, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $358.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $764.


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Libraries in Effingham include Helen Matthes Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Effingham include Effingham Daily News

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Effingham County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Effingham political report.

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The average commute time for Effingham workers is 14 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 5 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Effingham between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 4.0 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was slightly lower than the national norm.

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Hotels in Effingham include Best Western Raintree Inn, Comfort Inn Effingham, Comfort Suites Effingham, Econo Lodge Effingham, Hampton Inn Effingham, Hilton Garden Inn Effingham, Holiday Inn Express, Howard Johnson Express Inn-Effingham, Ramada Limited, Rodeway Inn Effingham ... More hotels.

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