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Welcome to Oquawka ...

The village of Oquawka is located in Henderson County and is the County Seat for Henderson County.

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

The pronunciation of Oquawka: oh-KWAW-kuh<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Oquawka has a population of 1,263 people<3> (see below for details).

Oquawka is 550 feet [168 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

The telephone area code for Oquawka: (309)

The ZIP code for Oquawka: 61469<5>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Oquawka had a population of 1,371 people (which is 18.7% of the total population of Henderson County). This makes Oquawka the county's most populous community.

The population of Oquawka represents 0.01% of the population of Illinois (which has 12,830,632 people), making it the state's 581st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,371 people, the population of Oquawka decreased 10.92% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,539 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Oquawka had an population of 1,263 people. This is a decrease of 7.88% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 17.93% since the 2000 Census).

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

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 Oquawka. 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 Oquawka. 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 Oquawka. Our list includes 7 papers.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Oquawka ...

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

Communities near Oquawka ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Burlington   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the Southwest (SW) of Oquawka

Located in Des Moines County (IA)

Monmouth   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the East (E) of Oquawka

Located in Warren County

West Burlington   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the Southwest (SW) of Oquawka

Located in Des Moines County (IA)

Mediapolis   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the Northwest (NW) of Oquawka

Located in Des Moines County (IA)

Danville   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the West (W) of Oquawka

Located in Des Moines County (IA)

Morning Sun   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the Northwest (NW) of Oquawka

Located in Louisa County (IA)

Stronghurst   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the South (S) of Oquawka

Kirkwood   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the Southeast (SE) of Oquawka

Located in Warren County

New Boston   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the North (N) of Oquawka

Located in Mercer County

Keithsburg   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the North (N) of Oquawka

Located in Mercer County

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

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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.
<2>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Oquawka. 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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Oquawka.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Oquawka - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<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 village (such as Oquawka). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Oquawka or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Oquawka) 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 Oquawka. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Oquawka

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Oquawka. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.9378, Longitude: -90.9499     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Oquawka have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






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