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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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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.
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.
Libraries in Peotone include Peotone Public Library ... View libraries
Will County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Peotone political report.
The average commute time for Peotone workers is 27 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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