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Welcome to Aledo ...

The city of Aledo is located in Mercer County and is the County Seat for Mercer County.

The location of Aledo has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

The pronunciation of Aledo: uh-LEED-oh<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Aledo has a population of 3,477 people<3> (see below for details).

Aledo is 720 feet [219 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Aledo is located in the (309) area code.

The ZIP code for Aledo: 61231<5>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Aledo had a population of 3,640 people (which is 22.15% of the total population of Mercer County). This makes Aledo the county's most populous community.

The population of Aledo represents 0.03% of the population of Illinois (which has 12,830,632 people), making it the state's 393rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 3,640 people, the population of Aledo has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (which had a count of 3,613 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Aledo had an population of 3,477 people. This is a decrease of 4.48% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 3.76% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Aledo ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you drove.<6>.

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Buffalo (IA)   [Map]   1,284   N   18 miles [29 km]
Alexis   [Map]   794   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Alpha   [Map]   646   E   18 miles [29 km]
Andalusia   [Map]   1,177   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Matherville   [Map]   672   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Milan   [Map]   5,061   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]

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

Communities Also Named Aledo ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 3 communities that are also named Aledo - they are located in Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas.

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Aledo. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Aledo. 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 Aledo. Our list includes 13 papers.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Aledo ...

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

In addition to the Tourism page for Aledo, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Aledo.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Illinois

About Mercer County

About Illinois

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Illinois: https://illinois.gov

Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<2>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Aledo. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will 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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<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Aledo.

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<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Aledo - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<5>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 Aledo). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Aledo or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Aledo) 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 Aledo. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Aledo

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Aledo. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.1983, Longitude: -90.7461     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Aledo have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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