Coulterville, Illinois

Coulterville is a village in Randolph County, Illinois, United States. The population was 945 as of the 2010 census.[3]

The Village of Coulterville
Location of Coulterville in Randolph County, Illinois.
Location of Illinois in the United States
Coordinates: 38°11′3″N 89°36′20″W
CountryUnited States
FoundedNovember 19, 1850
Grant CoteAugust 18, 1874
Founded byJames B. Coulter
  MayorSteve Marlow
  Total0.56 sq mi (1.45 km2)
  Land0.56 sq mi (1.45 km2)
  Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
  Density1,617.86/sq mi (624.71/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
  Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP Code(s)
Area code(s)618
FIPS code17-16613
Wikimedia CommonsCoulterville, Illinois


Coulterville was named for its founder, James B. Coulter.[4]


Coulterville is located at 38°11′3″N 89°36′20″W (38.184172, -89.605496).[5]

According to the 2010 census, Coulterville has a total area of 0.56 square miles (1.45 km2), all land.[6]


Historical population
Est. 2016906[2]−4.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

As of the census[8] of 2000, there were 1,230 people, 514 households, and 360 families residing in the village. The population density was 2,174.4 people per square mile (833.2/km²). There were 610 housing units at an average density of 1,078.4 per square mile (413.2/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 96.34% White, 1.87% African American, 0.08% Native American, 0.33% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, and 1.30% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.16% of the population.

There were 514 households out of which 35.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.6% were married couples living together, 13.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.8% were non-families. 26.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 2.87.

In the village, the population was spread out with 27.8% under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 28.5% from 25 to 44, 22.0% from 45 to 64, and 13.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 93.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.6 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $26,776, and the median income for a family was $30,938. Males had a median income of $31,550 versus $19,113 for females. The per capita income for the village was $17,994. About 12.6% of families and 18.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 31.4% of those under age 18 and 16.3% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people

  • Vincent Birchler, Illinois educator and politician, was born in Coulterville[9]
  • Nick Kahl, second baseman for the Cleveland Naps
  • George Khoury, George Khoury is most known for his organization of Khoury League. George Khoury was born on the summer of 1900. To parents Salem and Lily Khoury who emigrated from the Middle East in 1898. He lives outside of Coulterville and worked at a printer press in town as a young man. Khoury moved to St. Louis and married Dorthy Smith in 1922. After having three sons, the couple wanted a way to keep the boys busy in the summer. In the summer of 1936, the first season of Khoury league was started, The first game was played on mothers day. Khoury League got its start in Missouri, but by 1952 teams started playing in Illinois. in 1958, girls started teams in the league.Over the years the league expanded to soccer, basketball, softball, and bowling. The league also spread to other countries. Millions of kids participated in Khoury League sport programs since George Khoury started the program in 1936.


  1. "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jun 29, 2017.
  2. "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  3. "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Coulterville village, Illinois". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved January 3, 2012.
  4. Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 93.
  5. "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  6. "G001 - Geographic Identifiers - 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015-08-02.
  7. "Census of Population and Housing". Archived from the original on April 26, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  8. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  9. 'Illinois Blue Book 1979-1980,' Biographical Sketch of Vincent A. Birchler, pg. 183
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