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Welcome to Tilton ...

The village of Tilton is located in Vermilion County<1>.

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

The pronunciation of Tilton: TIL-tuhn<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Tilton has a population of 2,688 people<4> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Tilton.

Tilton is 620 feet [189 m] above sea level.<5>.

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

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

Tilton is located in the (217) area code.

The ZIP code for Tilton: 61833<6>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Tilton had an population of 2,688 people. This is a decrease of 1.32% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 9.68% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Tilton had a population of 2,724 people. This makes Tilton the county's 5th most populous community.

The population of Tilton represents 0.02% of the population of Illinois (which has 12,830,632 people), making it the state's 441st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,724 people, the population of Tilton decreased 8.47% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 2,976 people).

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

Communities Also Named Tilton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 8 communities that are also named Tilton - they are located in Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Kentucky, Mississippi, New Hampshire and Newfoundland and Labrador.

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

Communities near Tilton ...

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

  • Georgetown [Vermilion County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Georgetown
    • Georgetown [Vermilion County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<7> to the south of Tilton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,145 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Georgetown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Georgetown
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Georgetown<8>
  • Covington [Fountain County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Covington
    • Covington [Fountain County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the east of Tilton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,540 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Covington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Covington
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Covington<8>
  • Catlin [Vermilion County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Catlin
    • Catlin [Vermilion County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<7> to the southwest of Tilton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,899 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Catlin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Catlin
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Catlin<8>
  • Oakwood [Vermilion County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakwood
    • Oakwood [Vermilion County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<7> to the west of Tilton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,460 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oakwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakwood
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oakwood<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Rossville [Vermilion County]
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      • Rossville [Vermilion County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the north of Tilton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,202 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rossville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rossville<8>
    • Homer [Champaign County]
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      • Homer [Champaign County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the west of Tilton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,143 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Homer have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Homer
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Homer<8>
    • Cayuga [Vermillion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cayuga
      • Cayuga [Vermillion County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the southeast of Tilton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,095 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cayuga have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cayuga
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cayuga<8>
    • Ridge Farm [Vermilion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ridge Farm
      • Ridge Farm [Vermilion County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the south of Tilton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 800 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridge Farm
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ridge Farm<8>
    • Ogden [Champaign County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ogden
      • Ogden [Champaign County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the west of Tilton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 787 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ogden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ogden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ogden<8>
    • West Lebanon [Warren County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Lebanon
      • West Lebanon [Warren County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the northeast of Tilton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 686 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Lebanon

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 Tilton. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Tilton.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Tilton. 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 Tilton.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Tilton. See our Newspapers Page for Tilton.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Tilton ...

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

Adding Tilton to Our Gazetteer ...

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

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Tilton was on a map titled Rand McNally Map (1881).

We also found Tilton in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Tilton on our Genealogy Page.

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About Vermilion County

About Illinois

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Vermilion County: www.co.vermilion.il.us/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Illinois' counties, including Vermilion, 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 have 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 Tilton. 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 Tilton.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Tilton - 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 Tilton). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Tilton or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<7>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- Tilton) 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 Tilton. 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 TiltonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tilton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.0938, Longitude: -87.6399       In this case, the coordinates for Tilton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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