Crescent City, Illinois

Crescent City is a village in Iroquois and Crescent townships, Iroquois County, Illinois, United States. The population was 615 at the 2010 census.[3]

Crescent City, Illinois
Location of Crescent City in Iroquois County, Illinois
Crescent City
Crescent City's location in Iroquois County
Coordinates: 40°46′12″N 87°51′32″W
CountryUnited States
StateIllinois
CountyIroquois
TownshipCrescent, Iroquois
Area
  Total0.50 sq mi (1.31 km2)
  Land0.50 sq mi (1.31 km2)
  Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
640 ft (195 m)
Population
 (2010)
  Total615
  Estimate 
(2016)[2]
592
  Density1,174.60/sq mi (453.36/km2)
ZIP code
60928
Area code(s)815
FIPS code17-17406

Geography

Crescent City is located in central Iroquois County at 40°46′14″N 87°51′28″W (40.770448, -87.857823).[4] U.S. Route 24 passes through the center of the village, leading east 6 miles (10 km) to Watseka, the county seat, and west 7 miles (11 km) to Gilman near Interstate 57. Illinois Route 49 crosses US 24 on the western side of Crescent City; it leads north 8 miles (13 km) to US Routes 45 and 52 near L'Erable, and south 23 miles (37 km) to Rankin.

According to the 2010 census, Crescent City has a total area of 0.5 square miles (1.29 km2), all land.[5]

History

Railroad accident

On June 21, 1970, the Toledo, Peoria and Western Railroad Company's Train No. 20 derailed in downtown Crescent City. A propane tank car ruptured, and explosions caused fires that destroyed the city center, which included numerous houses and businesses. No lives were lost, although over 60 firefighters and civilians were injured.[6] The disaster would later be featured on episode #124 of the Discovery Channel show Destroyed in Seconds.

Demographics

Historical population
CensusPop.
1870201
18802073.0%
1900371
1910341−8.1%
1920310−9.1%
1930304−1.9%
19403329.2%
1950324−2.4%
196040926.2%
197059746.0%
19806417.4%
1990541−15.6%
200063116.6%
2010615−2.5%
Est. 2016592[2]−3.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

As of the census[8] of 2000, there were 631 people, 259 households, and 183 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,253.7 people per square mile (487.3/km²). There were 272 housing units at an average density of 540.4 per square mile (210.0/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 98.42% White, 0.48% Native American, 0.48% from other races, and 0.63% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.27% of the population.

There were 259 households out of which 31.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.9% were married couples living together, 6.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.3% were non-families. 24.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.93.

In the village, the population was spread out with 25.4% under the age of 18, 5.4% from 18 to 24, 27.3% from 25 to 44, 21.6% from 45 to 64, and 20.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 97.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.4 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $38,500, and the median income for a family was $46,979. Males had a median income of $32,750 versus $23,594 for females. The per capita income for the village was $17,308.

References

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