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Peotone is a village in Will County, in the Chicago metro area.

One story has it that the community's name comes from a former Indian Chief who lived in the area. Other folks say that a railroad official randomly combined letters to make the village's name.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Peotone. For links to other places called Peotone, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Peotone is 41.332N. The longitude is -87.785W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 705 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 3,673.


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Median household income
Local
$56,404
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Peotone demographic reports
Peotone, 43 miles south of Chicago, is the proposed location for a third major airport in the Chicago metro area.
Dutch and German immigrants settled the area in the 1850s.
Local festivals include:
  • Will County Fair - Aug. 22-26, 2007
  • Old Mill Fall Fest - Sept. 16, 2007
Dates often change. Check Peotone web sites and events links in the sections below.
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Peotone demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Will County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Chicago area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 60468 ZIP code.

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30% of Peotone residents report German ancestry, and 18% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Peotone ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Peotone was $23,415, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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21% of Peotone residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Peotone, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $514.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,186.


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Libraries in Peotone include Peotone Public Library ... View libraries

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

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The average commute time for Peotone workers is 27 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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