Casey, Illinois

Casey (pronounced CAY-z) is a city in Clark and Cumberland counties in the U.S. state of Illinois. The population was 2,762 at the 2010 census.

Casey city hall
a Small Town with a Big Heart[1]
Location of Casey in Clark County, Illinois.
Location of Illinois in the United States
Coordinates: 39°17′58″N 87°59′24″W
CountryUnited States
CountiesClark, Cumberland
TownshipsCasey, Union
  Total2.13 sq mi (5.53 km2)
  Land2.13 sq mi (5.53 km2)
  Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
  Density1,264.29/sq mi (488.07/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
  Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)217 Exchange: 932
FIPS code17-11618
Wikimedia CommonsCasey, Illinois

The Cumberland County portion of Casey is part of the CharlestonMattoon Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Casey is the home to several Guinness World Record constructions, including the Wind Chime, Rocking Chair, Knitting Needles, Crochet Hook, Pitchfork, Golf Tee, Yardstick, Wooden Token, Dutch Wooden Shoes, Mailbox, Pencil and Birdcage.


Casey is located at 39°17′58″N 87°59′24″W (39.299543, -87.990056).[4] Most of the city lies in Clark County, although a small portion extends into Cumberland County. In the 2000 census, 2,940 of Casey's 3067 residents (99.9%) lived in Clark County and 2 (0.1%) lived in Cumberland County.[5]

According to the 2010 census, Casey has a total area of 2.16 square miles (5.59 km2), all land.[6]


Historical population
Est. 20182,635[3]−4.8%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

As of the census[8] of 2000, there were 2,942 people, 1,266 households, and 758 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,385.0 people per square mile (535.8/km²). There were 1,454 housing units at an average density of 684.5 per square mile (264.8/km²) 87.The racial makeup of the city was 98.67% White, 0.4% African American, 0.14% Native American, 0.03% from other races, and 0.71% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.24% of the population.

There were 1,266 households out of which 28.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.4% were married couples living together, 12.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.1% were non-families. 36.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.22 and the average family size was 2.90.

In the city, the population was spread out with 24.1% under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 24.1% from 25 to 44, 20.7% from 45 to 64, and 23.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 80.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 74.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $30,089, and the median income for a family was $36,941. Males had a median income of $30,809 versus $16,496 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,266. About 11.5% of families and 15.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.6% of those under age 18 and 10.1% of those age 65 or over.


Casey became famous because it owns eight Guinness records, including giants such as largest windchime, golf ball bars, knitting needles, giant stone chairs, old telephone poles, old chair-plates- giant mailboxes, wooden clogs, rulers and giant bird cages, ... [9][10] constructed by businessman Jim Bolin.

Notable people

See also


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  3. "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved December 3, 2019.
  4. "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  5. "Subcounty population estimates 2000-2006: Illinois". United States Census Bureau, Population Division. 2007-06-28. Archived from the original (CSV) on 2008-10-08. Retrieved 2008-06-08.
  6. "G001 - Geographic Identifiers - 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015-12-25.
  7. "Census of Population and Housing". Archived from the original on April 12, 2013. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  8. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  9. "World's Largest Wind Chime". City of Casey, Illinois. Bolin Enterprises, Inc. Retrieved 13 November 2012.
  10. Reid, Tony (10 September 2012). "Casey uses world's largest wind chimes to lure visitors, businesses". Decatur Herald-Review. Retrieved 13 November 2012.
  11. Bennett, Mark (10 October 2007). "Wabash Valley native, Pulitzer Prize winner writes song on Fontanet powder mill explosion". TribStar. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 26 May 2012.
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