Zip Code 61081 Map and Profile

Official Zip Code NameSterling
Zip Code StateIllinois
Zip Code TypeNon-Unique
Primary County: Whiteside
Secondary County: Lee
Area Code779 / 815
Current Population:21934
Racial Majority: 77.24%
Public School Racial Majority:White 59.3%
Unemployment Rate:5.6%
Median Household Income$50548
Average Adjusted Gross Income$57220
School Test Performance:Average
Average Commute Time18.7 Minutes
Time Zone:Central Daylight Time
Elevation Range620 - 824 ft.
Area128 Sqm.
Coordinates(Y,X)41.84306500, -89.74077000

Zip Code 61081 Description

Zip Code 61081 is located in the state of Illinois in the Davenport - Rock Island - Moline metro area. Zip code 61081 is primarily located in Whiteside County. Portions of 61081 are also located in Lee County. The official US Postal Service name for 61081 is STERLING, Illinois. Portions of zip code 61081 are contained within or border the city limits of Sterling, IL, Coleta, IL, and Rock Falls, IL. Zip code 61081 is within area code 815 and area code 779. 61081 can be classified socioeconically as a Middle Class class zipcode in comparison to other zipcodes in Illinois.

The current unemployment level in 61081 is 5.6% which is lower than the current county unemployment level of 5.8% and is lower than the current state unemployment at 7.8% and lower than the current national unemployment rate at 6.0%.

According the 2010 US Census, the population of 61081 decreased to 21934 from 22844 over the past 10 years. The majority ethnicity residing in 61081 is while the majority ethnicity attending 61081 public schools is White. 57.4% of students in 61081 public schools receive or are eligible to participate in free or reduced lunch programs.

 White 16696 77.24% 16727 +-0%
 Black Or African American 412 1.91% 473 -13%
 Hispanic 4198 19.42% 4235 -1%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 50 0.23% 20 +150%
 Asian 84 0.39% 151 -44%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0% 0 +0%
 Other Race 21 0.19% 21 +100%
 Two Or More Races 307 0.62% 307 -56%

Zip Code 61081 Race/Ethnicity

 White 59.3%
 Black Or African American 3.5%
 Hispanic 32.3%
 Asian 0.4%
 Hawaii/Pacific Islander 0%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 0.8%
 Two or More Races 3.6%

Zip Code 61081 Public School Race/Ethnicity Profile

Total Population2193422844
Male Population48.50%
Female Population51.50%
Total Households8833
Test Score PerformanceAverage
Percentage of Students Eligible For
Free or Reduced Lunch
Percentage of Public Schools with
Title 1 Status
Median Household Income$50548
Income Under $50K Per Year49.30%
Income $50K to $100K Per Year37.30%
Income Above $100K Per Year13.40%
61081 US Congressional District
DistrictRepresentativeParty Affiliation
Illinois District 17Cheri BustosDemocrat
Illinois District 16Adam KinzingerRepublican
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Average Real Estate Asking Price$150868
Average Real Estate Sale Price$83443
Current Unemployment Level 5.6%
Previous Month Unemployment Level6.5%
Unemployment Level 1 Year Ago3.2%
2012 Hardiness ZoneZone 5b: -15F to -10F
1990 Hardiness ZoneZone 5a: -20F to -15F
Köppen Climate ClassificationDfa - Humid Continental Hot Summers
Ecoregion 54g - Rock River Hills
Average First Frost DatesOctober 1 - 10
Average Last Frost DatesApril 21 - 31

Zip Code 61081 Annual Climate Data

Avg Min Temp (°F)10162738495963605240291738
Avg Max Temp (°F)28334660728184827563473359
Avg Precip (In.)1.461.412.573.574.244.613.644.433.242.722.722.0536.66
Core Based Statistical
Area (CBSA)
Sterling, IL
CBSA Type61081
CBSA Population59369
Time ZoneCentral Daylight Time
IANA Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Follows DSTYes
GMT Difference-6 Hours