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Harristown is a township in Macon County, in the Decatur metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Harristown. For links to other places called Harristown, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Harristown is 39.84N. The longitude is -89.085W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 673 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 1,913.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Harristown demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Macon 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 62537 ZIP code.
24% of Harristown residents report German ancestry, and 15% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Harristown ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Harristown was $19,706, compared with $21,587 nationally.
12% of Harristown residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Harristown, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $334. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $725.
Macon County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Harristown political report.
The average commute time for Harristown workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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