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Assumption, Illinois

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Welcome to Assumption ...

The pronunciation of Assumption: uh-SUHMP-shuhn<1>

The city of Assumption is located in Christian County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2015, Assumption has a population of 1,116 people<2> (see below for details).

Assumption is 630 feet [192 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Assumption lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Assumption is within the (217) area code.

The ZIP code for Assumption: 62510<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Assumption had a population of 1,168 people. This makes Assumption the county's 4th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,168 people, the population of Assumption decreased 7.38% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,261 people).

Taken from the 2015 Census Estimates, Assumption had an population of 1,116 people. This is a decrease of 4.45% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 11.5% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Assumption.

Communities near Assumption ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Assumption and not the distance if driven.<5>.

Community   2015
Bethany   [Map]   1,322   NE   18 miles [29 km]
Blue Mound   [Map]   1,111   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Findlay   [Map]   653   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
Macon   [Map]   1,131   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Moweaqua   [Map]   1,751   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
Nokomis   [Map]   2,185   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Assumption.

Communities Also Named Assumption ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 5 communities that are also named Assumption - they are located in Alberta, Minnesota, Nebraska, Ohio and Ontario.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Assumption.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Assumption. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Assumption. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Assumption. Our list includes 7 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Assumption:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Assumption ...

Looking for more information about Assumption? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Assumption, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Assumption.

Search for Local Businesses ...

People are finding Google's 'Search-by-Location' to be a useful tool when planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Assumption. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

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Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Assumption. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation. While it might not be exactly right, it should be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Assumption.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Assumption - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Assumption). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Assumption or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance beginning in Assumption. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Assumption) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Assumption. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Assumption

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Assumption. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.5178, Longitude: -89.0485     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Assumption have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<6>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Assumption.


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