Blue Mound, Illinois

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Coordinates: 39°41′59″N 89°7′19″W / 39.69972°N 89.12194°W / 39.69972; -89.12194
Blue Mound
Village
Country United States
State Illinois
County Macon
Elevation 616 ft (188 m)
Coordinates 39°41′59″N 89°7′19″W / 39.69972°N 89.12194°W / 39.69972; -89.12194
Area 0.59 sq mi (2 km2)
 - land 0.59 sq mi (2 km2)
 - water 0.00 sq mi (0 km2)
Population 1,129 (2000)
Density 1,898.9 / sq mi (733 / km2)
Timezone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Postal code 62513
Area code 217
Location of Blue Mound within Illinois
Location of Blue Mound within Illinois
Wikimedia Commons: Blue Mound, Illinois

Blue Mound is a village in Macon County, Illinois, United States. The population was 1,129 at the 2000 census, and 1,017 at a 2009 estimate. It is included in the Decatur, Illinois Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography[edit]

Blue Mound is located at 39°41′59″N 89°7′19″W / 39.69972°N 89.12194°W / 39.69972; -89.12194 (39.699677, -89.122075).[1]

According to the 2010 census, the village has a total area of 0.59 square miles (1.5 km2), all land.[2]

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 1,129 people, 459 households, and 329 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,898.9 people per square mile (738.8/km²). There were 483 housing units at an average density of 812.4 per square mile (316.1/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 99.65% White, 0.18% Native American, 0.09% from other races, and 0.09% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.27% of the population.

There were 459 households out of which 34.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.0% were married couples living together, 11.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.3% were non-families. 24.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 2.91.

In the village the population was spread out with 25.2% under the age of 18, 8.9% from 18 to 24, 28.8% from 25 to 44, 20.7% from 45 to 64, and 16.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 90.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.3 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $44,018, and the median income for a family was $49,432. Males had a median income of $36,354 versus $21,081 for females. The per capita income for the village was $20,039. About 2.7% of families and 4.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.2% of those under age 18 and 4.0% of those age 65 or over.

Notable People[edit]

Scott "Scottie" Swigert is the most well-known person in the history of Blue Mound, Illinois.[4]

References[edit]

  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. 
  4. ^ "Facebook". [1]. Facebook. Retrieved 2014-12-14.