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Olney is a city in Richland County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named after John Olney, lawyer and Civil War lieutenant
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Olney. For links to other places called Olney, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Olney is 38.730N. The longitude is -88.085W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 479 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 8,575.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Olney demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Richland 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 62450 ZIP code.
30% of Olney residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Olney ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Olney was $16,218, compared with $21,587 nationally.
16% of Olney residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Median rent in Olney, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $295. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $644.
Libraries in Olney include Olney Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Olney include Olney Daily Mail
TV stations in Olney include WUSI.
National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WUSI.
Richland County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Olney political report.
The average commute time for Olney workers is 13 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
Hotels in Olney include Super 8.
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