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Downs is a township in McLean County, in the Bloomington-Normal metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Downs. For links to other places called Downs, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Downs is 40.338N. The longitude is -88.865W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 784 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 1,079.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Downs demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the McLean 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 61736 ZIP code.
33% of Downs residents report German ancestry, and 19% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Downs ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Downs was $24,783, compared with $21,587 nationally.
22% of Downs residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Downs, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $423. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $925.
McLean County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Downs political report.
The average commute time for Downs workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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