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Lyndon is a village in Whiteside County, in the Sterling metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Lyndon. For links to other places called Lyndon, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Lyndon is 41.717N. The longitude is -89.925W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 614 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 550.
The railroad arrived here in the late 1860s.
The community incorporated in 1874.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Lyndon demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Whiteside 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 61261 ZIP code.
29% of Lyndon residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Lyndon ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Lyndon was $16,870, compared with $21,587 nationally.
5% of Lyndon residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Lyndon, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $270. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $707.
Whiteside County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Lyndon political report.
The average commute time for Lyndon workers is 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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