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Princeton is a city in Bureau County, in the Ottawa-Streator metro area.
It is the county seat. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Princeton. For links to other places called Princeton, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Princeton is 41.368N. The longitude is -89.464W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 719 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 7,539.
Settlers included John and Cyrus Bryant, brothers of William Cullen Bryant
Sections below provide additional information and links about Princeton demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Bureau 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 61356 ZIP code.
29% of Princeton residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Princeton ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Princeton was $20,632, compared with $21,587 nationally.
21% of Princeton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Princeton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $335. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $912.
Libraries in Princeton include Matson Public Library ... View libraries
Bureau County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Princeton political report.
The average commute time for Princeton workers is 15 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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