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Eureka is a city in Woodford County, in the Peoria metro area.
It is the county seat.
The community name derives from Greek for "I have found it."
The latitude of Eureka is 40.721N. The longitude is -89.272W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 768 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 4,945.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Eureka demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Woodford County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Peoria-Pekin area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 61530 ZIP code.
37% of Eureka residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Eureka ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Eureka was $20,460, compared with $21,587 nationally.
22% of Eureka residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Eureka, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $394. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $914.
Libraries in Eureka include Eureka Public Library ... View libraries
Woodford County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Eureka political report.
The average commute time for Eureka workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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