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Harvel is a village in Montgomery County. (The community straddles Montgomery and Christian counties; ePodunk links to the county with the greater share of population.) [NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Harvel. For links to other places called Harvel, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Harvel is 39.356N. The longitude is -89.532W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 636 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 231.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Harvel demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Montgomery 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 62538 ZIP code.
35% of Harvel residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Harvel ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Harvel was $15,740, compared with $21,587 nationally.
7% of Harvel residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Harvel, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $269. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $620.
Montgomery County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Harvel political report.
The average commute time for Harvel workers is 34 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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