Watseka Information

Travel info, sports, demographic data, and general statistics about the city of Watseka, IL

General Watseka Information

State: Illinois

County: Iroquois County

Close cities: Sheldon, IL, Martinton, IL, Crescent City, IL, Danforth, IL, Milford, IL, Iroquois, IL, Donovan, IL, Woodland, IL, Stockland, IL

Watseka Population (census data)
Total 5,493 (-3.4% since 2000)
Male 2,599 (47.3%)
Female 2,894 (52.7%)

Population Density: 2,098 people per sq. mile

Cost of Living Index: 79.1 (US Avg is 100)

Watseka Elevation: 637 feet above sea level

Incorporated in 1873

Land Area: 2.62 square miles

Median Household Income: $34,762

Zip Codes: 60970.

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Watseka Demographic Data

Ethnic Information:
  • White Non-Hispanic (95.2%)
  • Hispanic (2.6%)
  • Two or more races (1.0%)
  • Other race (0.9%)
  • American Indian (0.7%)
  • Black (0.6%)
Ancestry Information:
  • German (24.3%)
  • United States (10.8%)
  • Irish (10.3%)
  • English (9.1%)
  • French (6.0%)
  • Swedish (3.5%)
Foriegn Born: 124 people (2.3%)
  • Europe (63.6%)
  • Asia (36.4%)

Local Watseka Sports Teams

Major League Baseball: Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox
NFL Football: Chicago Bears, Indianapolis Colts
NBA Basketball: Indiana Pacers, Chicago Bulls
NHL Hockey: St. Louis Blues
NCAA Sports: University of Illinois, Illinois State University

Watseka School Information

High Schools
Watseka Community High School (138 South Belmont Avenue, Watseka, IL, 60970 - Iroquois County Community Unit School District 9 District)
Middle Schools
Glenn Raymond Middle School (101 W Mulberry Street, Watseka, IL, 60970 - Iroquois County Community Unit School District 9 District)
Elementary Schools
Nettie Davis Elementary School (495 N 4th Street, Watseka, IL, 60970 - Iroquois County Community Unit School District 9 District)
Wanda Kendall Elementary School (535 Porter Avenue, Watseka, IL, 60970 - Iroquois County Community Unit School District 9 District)

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