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Eastern is a township in Franklin County.
The latitude of Eastern is 37.996N. The longitude is -88.761W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 453 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 498.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Eastern demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Franklin 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 62860 ZIP code.
26% of Eastern residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Eastern ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Eastern was $14,913, compared with $21,587 nationally.
9% of Eastern residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Eastern, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $275. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $638.
Franklin County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Eastern political report.
The average commute time for Eastern workers is 27 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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