South Wilmington, Illinois

South Wilmington is a village in Grundy County, Illinois, United States. The population was 681 at the 2010 census.

South Wilmington
Location of South Wilmington in Grundy County, Illinois.
Location of Illinois in the United States
Coordinates: 41°10′24″N 88°16′35″W
CountryUnited States
StateIllinois
CountyGrundy
Government
  MayorRichard Alderson
Area
  Total0.56 sq mi (1.45 km2)
  Land0.56 sq mi (1.45 km2)
  Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
585 ft (178 m)
Population
 (2010)
  Total681
  Estimate 
(2016)[2]
655
  Density1,167.56/sq mi (450.89/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
  Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP Code(s)
60474
Area code(s)815 and 779
FIPS code17-71370
Wikimedia CommonsSouth Wilmington, Illinois
Websitevillageofsouthwilmington.com

Although the name might indicate proximity to the city of Wilmington, South Wilmington is approximately 11 miles southwest of Wilmington, and is separated from it by several communities, including Gardner, Braceville, Godley, and Braidwood.

History

Louis Bottino (19071979), Illinois state representative and educator, was born in South Wilmington,[3]

Geography

South Wilmington is located at 41°10′24″N 88°16′35″W (41.173268, -88.276271).[4]

According to the 2010 census, South Wilmington has a total area of 0.56 square miles (1.45 km2), all land.[5]

Demographics

Historical population
CensusPop.
1900711
19102,403238.0%
19201,362−43.3%
1930722−47.0%
1940642−11.1%
19506623.1%
196073010.3%
1970725−0.7%
19807473.0%
1990698−6.6%
2000621−11.0%
20106819.7%
Est. 2016655[2]−3.8%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 621 people, 260 households, and 165 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,089.8 people per square mile (420.6/km²). There were 287 housing units at an average density of 503.7 per square mile (194.4/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 98.39% White, 0.97% from other races, and 0.64% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.42% of the population.

There were 260 households out of which 26.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.7% were married couples living together, 7.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.2% were non-families. 28.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the village, the population was spread out with 23.5% under the age of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 27.5% from 25 to 44, 20.8% from 45 to 64, and 21.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 93.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.3 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $39,688, and the median income for a family was $48,438. Males had a median income of $40,066 versus $28,750 for females. The per capita income for the village was $19,078. About 2.5% of families and 7.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.5% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.

References

  1. "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jun 30, 2017.
  2. "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  3. "Illinois Blue Book 1959-1960, pg. 277-278
  4. "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  5. "G001 - Geographic Identifiers - 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015-12-25.
  6. "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  7. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
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