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Watseka is a city in Iroquois County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named after Potawatomi woman
The latitude of Watseka is 40.776N. The longitude is -87.736W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 633 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 5,572.
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28% of Watseka residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Watseka ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Watseka was $16,638, compared with $21,587 nationally.
12% of Watseka residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Watseka, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $336. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $722.
Libraries in Watseka include Watseka Public Library ... View libraries
Iroquois County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Watseka political report.
The average commute time for Watseka workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
Hotels in Watseka include Super 8.
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