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Welcome to Walnut ...
The pronunciation of Walnut: WAWL-nuht<2>
While we don't have a date for the founding of Walnut, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was on a map dated 1870.
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Walnut has a population of 1,307 people<3> (see below for details).
Walnut is 700 feet [213 m] above sea level.<4>.
Time Zone: Walnut lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time
Telephone area codes for Walnut: (815) and (779)<5>
The ZIP code for Walnut: 61376<6>
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Walnut had an population of 1,307 people. This is a decrease of 7.7% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 10.54% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Walnut had a population of 1,416 people. This makes Walnut the county's 4th most populous community.
The population of Walnut represents 0.01% of the population of Illinois (which has 12,830,632 people), making it the state's 575th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 1,416 people, the population of Walnut decreased 3.08% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,461 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Walnut.
Communities Also Named Walnut ...
Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are two Illinois communities named Walnut: This one is located in Bureau County and the other is located in Tazewell County.
Beyond Illinois, there are 25 communities that are also named Walnut - they are located in Arizona, Arkansas, California, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (2), Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi (2), Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, Ohio (2), Oklahoma, Ontario, Pennsylvania (2), Texas and West Virginia (2).
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Walnut.
Communities near Walnut ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Walnut.
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 Walnut. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Walnut.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Walnut. 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 Walnut.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Walnut. See our Newspapers Page for Walnut.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Walnut ...
Looking for more information about Walnut? 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 Walnut, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Walnut.
Adding Walnut to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Walnut 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 Walnut was on a map (with an unknown title) dated 1870.
We also found Walnut in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
For more details, see References and Mentions for Walnut.
Off-the-Road Links ...
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This page was last modified/updated: 07 Dec 2023