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Arcola, Illinois

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Welcome to Arcola ...

The city of Arcola is located in Douglas County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2016, Arcola has a population of 2,864 people<1> (see below for details).

Arcola was established in 1855.

The community of Arcola is 670 feet [204 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

Note: If you travel east from Arcola (for example, toward Dana (IN)), you will leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).

Arcola is within the (217) area code.

The ZIP code for Arcola: 61910<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Arcola had a population of 2,916 people (which is 14.59% of the total population of Douglas County). This makes Arcola the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Arcola represents 0.02% of the total population of Illinois (which has 12,830,632 people), making it the state's 428th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,916 people, the population of Arcola increased 9.95% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 2,652 people).

Taken from the 2016 Census Estimates, Arcola had an population of 2,864 people. This is a decrease of 1.78% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 7.99% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Arcola ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you are driving it.<4>.

Community   2016
Arthur   [Map]   2,268   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
Atwood   [Map]   1,185   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Charleston   [Map]   21,133   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Lovington   [Map]   1,092   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
Mattoon   [Map]   18,028   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
Newman   [Map]   845   NE   18 miles [29 km]

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

Communities Also Named Arcola ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 21 communities that are also named Arcola - they are located in Alabama, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas (5), Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Saskatchewan, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia and Wyoming.

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

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 Arcola. 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 Arcola. 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 Arcola. Our list includes 7 papers.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Arcola ...

Looking for more information about Arcola? 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 Arcola, 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 Arcola.

Search for Local Businesses ...

Google's 'Search-by-Location' is a very useful tool for people who might be 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) Arcola. 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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Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
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AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
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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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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Arcola.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Arcola - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>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 Arcola). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Arcola or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance starting in Arcola. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Arcola) to Point B.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Arcola. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.6848, Longitude: -88.3033     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Arcola have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<5>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Arcola.