Batchtown, Illinois

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Country United States
State Illinois
County Calhoun
Coordinates 39°2′1″N 90°39′19″W / 39.03361°N 90.65528°W / 39.03361; -90.65528Coordinates: 39°2′1″N 90°39′19″W / 39.03361°N 90.65528°W / 39.03361; -90.65528
Area 1.86 sq mi (5 km2)
 - land 1.86 sq mi (5 km2)
 - water 0.00 sq mi (0 km2)
Population 218 (2000)
Density 115.9 / sq mi (45 / km2)
Timezone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Postal code 62006
Area code 618
Location of Batchtown within Illinois
Wikimedia Commons: Batchtown, Illinois

Batchtown is a village in Calhoun County, Illinois, United States. The population was 214 at the 2010 census, a decline from 218 in 2000.


Batchtown is located at 39°02′01″N 90°39′19″W / 39.033621°N 90.655292°W / 39.033621; -90.655292.[1]

According to the 2010 census, the village has a total area of 1.86 square miles (4.8 km2), all land.[2]


Main Street looking east 2008

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 218 people, 85 households, and 60 families residing in the village. The population density was 115.9 people per square mile (44.8/km²). There were 110 housing units at an average density of 58.5 per square mile (22.6/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 99.54% White, and 0.46% from two or more races.

There were 85 households out of which 29.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.0% were married couples living together, 4.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.4% were non-families. 29.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.20.

In the village the population was spread out with 22.0% under the age of 18, 11.5% from 18 to 24, 28.0% from 25 to 44, 22.9% from 45 to 64, and 15.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 109.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.8 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $42,222, and the median income for a family was $46,094. Males had a median income of $31,389 versus $16,250 for females. The per capita income for the village was $16,013. About 4.2% of families and 2.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under the age of eighteen or sixty five or over.

Notable people[edit]


Charles and Fanny Wilson Shannon
First School Building
At turn of the 20th century
On back of photo "My grandfather owned it (Andrew Wilson). Ferry was pulled by horses. Mom (Lucy Shannon Whitten Walters)"


  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  2. ^ "Places: Illinois". 2010 Census Gazetteer Files. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-10-13. 
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.