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Big Spring is a township in Shelby County.[NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Big Spring. For links to other places called Big Spring, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Big Spring is 39.308N. The longitude is -88.524W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 640 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 699.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Big Spring demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Shelby 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 62462 ZIP code.
47% of Big Spring residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Big Spring ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Big Spring was $18,296, compared with $21,587 nationally.
10% of Big Spring residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Big Spring, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $356. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $811.
Shelby County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Big Spring political report.
The average commute time for Big Spring workers is 28 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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