Downs, IL Population

Population: 776. Estimated population in July 2020: 745 (-4.0% change)
Males: 391 (50.4%), Females: 385 (49.6%)

McLean County

Zip code: 61736

Median resident age: 32.8 years
Median household income: $53,750
Median house value: $89,700

Races in Downs:

  • White Non-Hispanic (97.4%)
  • Black (0.9%)
  • Hispanic (0.9%)
  • Two or more races (0.6%)
  • Other race (0.5%)

Ancestries: German (32.9%), United States (13.3%), Irish (11.2%), English (11.1%), Italian (3.9%), Swedish (2.3%).

Elevation: 795 feet

Land area: 2.7 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Downs

  • High school or higher: 87.5%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 21.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.2%
  • Unemployed: 5.3%
  • Mean travel time to work: 17.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Downs village

  • Never married: 19.8%
  • Now married: 63.9%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 4.6%
  • Divorced: 10.9%

0.9% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +150 (+24.0%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Downs:

  • ST JOSEPH MEDICAL CENTER (about 10 miles; BLOOMINGTON, IL)
  • BROMENN HEALTHCARE (about 11 miles; NORMAL, IL)
  • DR JOHN WARNER HOSPITAL (about 19 miles; CLINTON, IL)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Downs:

  • CENTRAL IL REGL ARPT AT BLOOMINGTON-NORMAL (about 5 miles; BLOOMINGTON/NORMAL, IL; Abbreviation: BMI)
  • DECATUR (about 39 miles; DECATUR, IL; Abbreviation: DEC)
  • UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS-WILLARD (about 50 miles; CHAMPAIGN/URBANA, IL; Abbreviation: CMI)
Other public-use airports nearest to Downs:

  • PIATT COUNTY (about 36 miles; MONTICELLO, IL; Abbreviation: 2K0)
  • LOGAN COUNTY (about 36 miles; LINCOLN, IL; Abbreviation: AAA)
  • PONTIAC MUNICIPAL (about 41 miles; PONTIAC, IL; Abbreviation: PNT)
Amtrak stations near Downs:

  • 11 miles: BLOOMINGTON-NORMAL (NORMAL, 100 E. PARKINSON ST.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service.
  • 20 miles: FARMER CITY (FRAMER CITY, BON AIR REST., 912 E. CLINTON ST.) – Bus Station. Services: public payphones, full-service food facilities.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Downs:

  • ILLINOIS WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY (about 9 miles; BLOOMINGTON, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,019)
  • HEARTLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 11 miles; Normal, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,390)
  • ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY (about 12 miles; NORMAL, IL; Full-time enrollment: 18,785)
  • MILLIKIN UNIVERSITY (about 40 miles; DECATUR, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,274)
  • PARKLAND COLLEGE (about 47 miles; CHAMPAIGN, IL; Full-time enrollment: 5,186)
  • UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT URBANA-CHAMPAIGN (about 49 miles; Champaign, IL; Full-time enrollment: 36,284)
  • BRADLEY UNIVERSITY (about 55 miles; PEORIA, IL; Full-time enrollment: 5,262)
Public high school in Downs:

  • TRI-VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 299; Location: PO BOX 109; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Downs:

  • TRI-VALLEY MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 412; Location: PO BOX 230; Grades: 04 – 08)
  • TRI-VALLEY ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 297; Location: PO BOX 139; Grades: PK – 03)

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