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"Hog Capital of the World"
Kewanee is a city in Henry County, in the Davenport-Moline metro area.
The community name derives from a Winnebago term for prairie chicken
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Kewanee. For links to other places called Kewanee, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Kewanee is 41.245N. The longitude is -89.924W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 850 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 12,724.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Kewanee demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Henry County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Davenport-Moline area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 61443 ZIP code.
22% of Kewanee residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Kewanee ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Kewanee was $15,746, compared with $21,587 nationally.
10% of Kewanee residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Kewanee, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $291. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $610.
Libraries in Kewanee include Kewanee Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Kewanee include Star Courier
Henry County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Kewanee political report.
The average commute time for Kewanee workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 2 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Kewanee between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.5 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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