Chebanse, Illinois

Chebanse is a village in Iroquois and Kankakee counties in the U.S. state of Illinois. The population was 1,062 at the 2010 census.[3] The Kankakee County portion of Chebanse is included in the Kankakee-Bradley, Illinois Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Chebanse, Illinois
Location of Chebanse in Iroquois County, Illinois
Location of Illinois in the United States
Coordinates: 41°0′6″N 87°54′39″W
CountryUnited States
CountiesIroquois, Kankakee
TownshipsChebanse, Otto
  Total1.19 sq mi (3.07 km2)
  Land1.19 sq mi (3.07 km2)
  Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
664 ft (202 m)
  Density852.45/sq mi (329.00/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
  Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP Code(s)
Area code(s)815
FIPS code17-12801
Wikimedia CommonsChebanse, Illinois


Chebanse is located at 41°00′06″N 87°54′39″W,[4] on the border between Iroquois and Kankakee counties. Interstate 57 passes the eastern edge of the village, with access from Exit 302. I-57 leads north 9 miles (14 km) to Kankakee and south 65 miles (105 km) to Champaign. Chicago is 68 miles (109 km) north of Chebanse.

According to the 2010 census, the village has a total area of 1.19 square miles (3.1 km2), all land.[5]

Chebanse is partly located in Iroquois County, but a portion extends northward into Kankakee County, thus into the Chicago metropolitan area.


Chebanse was established in 1854 as the first stop on the Illinois Central Railroad south of Kankakee.

"Chebanse" derives from zhishibéns, meaning "the little duck" in the Potawatomi language.[6][7]


Historical population
Est. 20161,011[2]−4.8%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]

As of the census[9] of 2000, there were 1,148 people, 440 households, and 326 families residing in the village. The population density was 2,625.4 people per square mile (1,007.4/km²). There were 450 housing units at an average density of 1,029.1 per square mile (394.9/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 98.61% White, 0.26% African American, 0.26% Native American, 0.09% Asian, 0.44% from other races, and 0.35% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.13% of the population.

There were 440 households out of which 35.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.8% were married couples living together, 9.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.9% were non-families. 22.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.07.

In the village, the population was spread out with 26.0% under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 29.1% from 25 to 44, 22.7% from 45 to 64, and 14.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 90.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.9 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $50,066, and the median income for a family was $53,333. Males had a median income of $41,008 versus $21,607 for females. The per capita income for the village was $19,290. About 2.1% of families and 3.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.7% of those under age 18 and 2.6% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people


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  2. "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  3. "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001): Chebanse village, Illinois". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved March 28, 2018.
  4. "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  5. "Places: Illinois". 2010 Census Gazetteer Files. United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-10-21. Retrieved 2012-10-13.
  6. "The People of the Prairie", Charles Warwick, The Illinois Steward, vo. 16, no. 2, 2007
  7. Illinois Central Magazine. Illinois Central Railroad Company. 1922. p. 45.
  8. "Census of Population and Housing". Archived from the original on April 26, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  9. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
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