Caledonia, Illinois

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Caledonia
Caledonia Junction
Village
Country United States
State Illinois
County Boone Winnebago
Coordinates 42°22′04″N 88°53′33″W / 42.36778°N 88.89250°W / 42.36778; -88.89250Coordinates: 42°22′04″N 88°53′33″W / 42.36778°N 88.89250°W / 42.36778; -88.89250
Area 1.01 sq mi (3 km2)
 - land 1.01 sq mi (3 km2)
 - water 0.00 sq mi (0 km2)
Population 197 (2010)
Density 373.0 / sq mi (144 / km2)
Timezone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Postal code 61011
Area code 815
Location in Boone County and the state of Illinois.
Wikimedia Commons: Caledonia, Illinois

Caledonia is a village in Winnebago County and Boone County, Illinois, United States. It is part of the Rockford, Illinois Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 197 at the 2010 census, down from 199 at the 2000 census.

History[edit]

A post office was established as Caledonia Station in 1853, and renamed Caledonia in 1883.[1] Caledonia is a literary name of Scotland.[2]

Caledonia was struck by an EF-2 tornado on November 22, 2010; several homes were destroyed and a grain bin collapsed, but no serious injuries occurred.[3]

Geography[edit]

Caledonia is located at 42°22′04″N 88°53′33″W / 42.36778°N 88.89250°W / 42.36778; -88.89250 (42.367850, -88.892538).[4]

According to the 2010 census, the village has a total area of 1.01 square miles (2.6 km2), all land.[5]

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 199 people, 71 households, and 54 families residing in the village. The population density was 373.0 people per square mile (145.0/km²). There were 75 housing units at an average density of 140.6 per square mile (54.6/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 99.8% White. However, population statistics only represent the village, not the surrounding neighborhoods, which include Aberdeen, Aberdeen Knoll and Inverness.

There were 71 households out of which 45.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.6% were married couples living together, 8.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.9% were non-families. 18.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.80 and the average family size was 3.20.

In the village the population was spread out with 30.2% under the age of 18, 9.0% from 18 to 24, 32.7% from 25 to 44, 17.1% from 45 to 64, and 11.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 103.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.6 males.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $62,172 (it was $51,250 in 2000)

Future development[edit]

Caledonia lags behind Poplar Grove in the size of its tax base. Caledonia is approximately 3 miles east of the new State Highway 173 interchange on Interstate 90, which will position Caledonia to grow its tax base and benefit from increased revenue.

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Boone County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 28 February 2015. 
  2. ^ Chicago and North Western Railway Company (1908). A History of the Origin of the Place Names Connected with the Chicago & North Western and Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Railways. p. 50. 
  3. ^ http://www.wrex.com/Global/category.asp?C=201563
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  5. ^ "Places: Illinois". 2010 Census Gazetteer Files. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-10-13. 
  6. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  7. ^ 'Wisconsin Blue Book 1950,' Biographical Sketch of Glenn W. Birkett, pg. 65

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