Tremont, Illinois

Tremont is a village in Tazewell County, Illinois, United States. The population was 2,236 at the 2010 census. Tremont is part of the Peoria, Illinois Metropolitan Statistical Area. Tremont is a suburb of Peoria and is located 15 minutes from downtown Peoria.

Location of Tremont in Tazewell County, Illinois.
Location of Illinois in the United States
Coordinates: 40°31′32″N 89°29′26″W
CountryUnited States
  Total0.94 sq mi (2.44 km2)
  Land0.94 sq mi (2.44 km2)
  Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
641 ft (195 m)
  Density2,283.90/sq mi (882.11/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
  Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP Code(s)
Area code(s)309
FIPS code17-75965
Wikimedia CommonsTremont, Illinois
WebsiteTremont, Illinois Website


Tremont is located at 40°31′32″N 89°29′26″W (40.525687, -89.490443).[3]

According to the 2010 census, Tremont has a total area of 0.94 square miles (2.43 km2), all land.[4]

The city hosts the annual Tremont Turkey Festival. The headquarters of the Tazewell County Health Department are in Tremont.


Historical population
Est. 20162,156[2]−3.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]

As of the census[6] of 2010, there were 5,500 people, 900 households, and 750 families residing in the village and the surrounding upscale subdivisions and agricultural areas. There are 4 main subdivisions of Tremont: Lake Windemere, Royal Colony, Hickory Hills and Lake Knolls. The population density was 2,128.8 people per square mile (824.6/km²). There were 835 housing units at an average density of 876.1 per square mile (339.4/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 98.50% White, 0.50% African American, 0.34% Native American, 0.10% Asian, 0.10% from other races, and 0.10% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.44% of the population.

There were 816 households out of which 31.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.1% were married couples living together, 7.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.2% were non-families. 25.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 2.99.

In the village, the population was spread out with 25.8% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 28.0% from 25 to 44, 22.3% from 45 to 64, and 16.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 93.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.9 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $85,137, and the median income for a family was $89,800. Males had a median income of $61,118 versus $44,750 for females. The per capita income for the village was $41,888. About 2.0% of families and 2.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.9% of those under age 18 and 2.0% of those age 65 or over.

As of 2018, there are 5 churches, 2 grocery stores, 1 coffee shop, 1 fast food restaurant, 1 diner, 1 seasonal ice cream shack and 6 bars located in the township limits. There are also 4 gas stations, 2 banks, a library, and a fitness center. Tremont Medical Clinic (now known as OSF Healthcare Tremont) provides the services of two general practice physicians (one specializing in women's issues), two nurse practitioners, and a physician assistant. For a 2010 full listing, view Tremont, Illinois Business Directory


There are three public schools in Tremont: Tremont Gradeschool; Tremont Middle School, and Tremont High School. In 2004, the Tremont School District was honored with three awards from the State of Illinois, including the Bright A+ Award, the Bright Star Award, and the Financial Recognition Award.[7]


The largest employer is R.A. Cullinan.

Tremont is most well known in central Illinois for its annual summer festival, The Tremont Turkey Festival. The festival draws 20,000-30,000 people into the small village for the weekend. The festival includes free entertainment, bed races, an antique tractor pull, pageant, parade, craft and antique vendors, and a carnival. Tremont hosted its 50th Turkey Festival in 2015.[8] The festival has remained entirely volunteer-run since 1966 and features Turkey sandwiches and Strawberry Shortcake.[9]

Tremont was also host to Abraham Lincoln during his travels as a lawyer before his advancement into higher office.[10] Lincoln visited the Tremont Courthouse in 1842; here, James Shields challenged him to a duel. Lincoln last spoke in Tremont on August 30, 1858.[11] A marker now stands in commemoration of the courthouse.

The Tremont District Library is at the heart of the community in Tremont, IL. In addition to being able to check out books, movies, and other materials, the library frequently has activities for patrons of all ages. A few of the services they provide are: interlibrary loans, delivery to homebound patrons, and public computers, to name a few. The library is also a facility to locate resources for researching local history and genealogical materials. [12]

Notable people


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