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The village of Metamora is located in Woodford County<1>.

The location of Metamora has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

The pronunciation of Metamora: MET-uh-MOHR-uh<3>

While we don't have a date for the founding of Metamora, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1845.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Metamora has a population of 3,682 people<4> (see below for details).

Metamora is 800 feet [244 m] above sea level.<5>.

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

The telephone area code for Metamora: (309)

The ZIP code for Metamora: 61548<6>

Websites for Metamora ...

Official Website:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Metamora had an population of 3,682 people. This is an increase of 1.27% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 36.37% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Metamora had a population of 3,636 people (or 9.4% of the total population of Woodford County). This makes Metamora the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Metamora represents 0.03% of the population of Illinois (which has 12,830,632 people), making it the state's 394th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 3,636 people, the population of Metamora increased 34.67% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 2,700 people).

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

Communities Also Named Metamora ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 4 communities that are also named Metamora - they are located in Indiana, Michigan, Ohio and Pennsylvania.

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

Communities near Metamora ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Metamora.

  • Peoria
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest)
  • East Peoria
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Peoria
    • East Peoria is located in Tazewell County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 22,344 people
    • Former name for East Peoria:
    • Hilton
  • Washington
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the south)
  • Morton
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morton
    • Morton is located in Tazewell County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,232 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Morton <7>
  • Bartonville
    (18 miles [29 km] to the southwest)
  • Chillicothe
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northwest)
  • Peoria Heights
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the west)
  • Eureka
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eureka have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eureka
    • Eureka is located in Woodford County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,232 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eureka <7>
  • Creve Coeur
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Creve Coeur
    • Creve Coeur is located in Tazewell County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,109 people
    • Former name for Creve Coeur:
    • Wesley City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Creve Coeur <7>
  • West Peoria
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Peoria have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Peoria
    • West Peoria is located in Peoria County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,418 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Peoria <7>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Metamora. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Metamora.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Metamora. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Metamora.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Metamora. Our list includes 6 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Metamora.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Metamora ...

Looking for more information about Metamora? 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 Metamora, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Metamora.

Adding Metamora to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Metamora in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Metamora was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<8>

From that list, the Metamora post office opened in 1845.

We also found Metamora in the book titled U.S. Post Offices (Oct. 1846).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Metamora.

The official website for Metamora:

The official website for State of Illinois:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Illinois' counties, including Woodford, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Metamora. 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.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Metamora.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Metamora - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>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 village (such as Metamora). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Metamora or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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