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The City of Roses

Page Contents for Pana, Illinois

Statistics & Facts


History & History-related items

City Attractions


Historical Events

Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.




Statistics & Facts

The Illinois state capital is Springfield.
The population of Pana is approximately 5,614 (2000), 5847 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 2,532 (2000), 2536 (2010).
The amount of land area in Pana is 6.34 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Pana is 2.67 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Pana to Washington DC is 685 miles.
The distance to the Illinois state capital is 42 miles. (as the crow flies)
Pana is positioned 39.38 degrees north of the equator and 89.07 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Pana elevation is 700 feet above sea level.
Pana per capita income is $ 14,897 (2000).
Pana median income is $ 31,100 (2005).
The Pana median home price is $ 50,200 (2005).


in the center of Illinois, 33 miles south of Decatur and about 95 miles from St Louis, Missouri. Other nearby communities include Oconee, Tower Hill, Assumption, Ohlman, Owaneco, Herrick, Wenonah and Nokomis.

Here is a map of Pana
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History & History Related Items

Pana was first known as Stone Coal Precinct when it began on 5 June 1845. The name was changed to Pana Township on 2 September 1856. Finally in 1857, the village of Pana was incorporated. The name for the town came from the Pawnee Native American tribe.

Here is a page of history information for Pana with lots of pictures.

Why the City of Roses?
Because of a weather and geographical anomaly, Pana is a city in the U.S that has no hail storms, making it perfect for greenhouses. Many major florists and growers set up shop here. At one time, there were 109 greenhouses in Pana. The term, City of Roses, was coined by local newsmen, the Jordan Brothers.
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Attractions in the area

Pana Tri-county Fairgrounds
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Pana City Government

The city of Pana
120 East Third Street
Pana, IL 62557
Phone: 217-562-3109

Pana is governed by a mayor and ten aldermen who represent five wards. They serve four year terms.

Pana Historical Events

This is a site with the 1932 Pana Township High School Yearbook. There are links to all the pages and lots of information.

Pana Chamber

Chamber Of Commerce
120 East 3rd St At N Poplar St
Pana, IL 62557
Phone: 217-562-4240
Fax: 217-562-3823

Pana Organizations

Chamber Of Commerce
120 East 3rd St At N Poplar St
Pana, IL 62557
Phone: 217-562-4240
Fax: 217-562-3823

Pana Libraries

Carnegie-Schuyler Library
303 E 2nd St
Pana, IL 62557-1440
Phone: 217-562-2326

Pana Schools

Pana Community Unit School District 8
P.O. BOX 377
Pana, IL 62557
Pana High School
201 W 8th St
Pana, IL 62557
Phone: 217-562-6600 Pana


The population of Pana was:
1990 - 5,796
2000 - 5,614

The number of housing units was:
1990 - 2,542
2000 - 2,532

Median age:
2000 - 39.8 years

Median household income:
2000 - $ 29,611
2005 - $ 31,100

Median house value:
2000 - $ 46,700
2005 - $ 50,200

Pana is located in the Central Time Zone and does participate in Daylight Savings Time during a portion of the year.

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