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Harlem is a township in Winnebago County, in the Rockford metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Harlem. For links to other places called Harlem, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Harlem is 42.373N. The longitude is -89.002W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 846 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 36,171.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Harlem demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Winnebago 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 61115 ZIP code.
26% of Harlem residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Harlem ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Harlem was $21,973, compared with $21,587 nationally.
16% of Harlem residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Harlem, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $542. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $991.
Winnebago County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Harlem political report.
The average commute time for Harlem workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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