Colp, Illinois

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Coordinates: 37°48′21″N 89°4′45″W / 37.80583°N 89.07917°W / 37.80583; -89.07917
Colp
Village
Country United States
State Illinois
County Williamson
Coordinates 37°48′21″N 89°4′45″W / 37.80583°N 89.07917°W / 37.80583; -89.07917
Area 0.14 sq mi (0 km2)
 - land 0.14 sq mi (0 km2)
 - water 0.00 sq mi (0 km2)
Density 1,576.4 / sq mi (609 / km2)
Timezone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Postal code 62921
Area code 618
Location of Colp within Illinois
Location of Colp within Illinois
Wikimedia Commons: Colp, Illinois

Colp is a village in Williamson County, Illinois, United States. The population was 224 at the 2000 census.

Geography[edit]

Colp is located at 37°48′21″N 89°04′45″W / 37.805768°N 89.079058°W / 37.805768; -89.079058.[1]

According to the 2010 census, the village has a total area of 0.14 square miles (0.36 km2), all land.[2]

History[edit]

Colp community leader Frank Caliper was one of the state's longest-serving elected officials. He served 52 years as mayor from 1935 until his death in 1987.[3]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 584
1930 1,250 114.0%
1940 323 −74.2%
1950 253 −21.7%
1960 201 −20.6%
1970 271 34.8%
1980 278 2.6%
1990 235 −15.5%
2000 224 −4.7%
2010 225 0.4%
U.S. Census[4]

At the 2000 census,[5] there were 224 people, 103 households and 60 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,576.4 per square mile (617.8/km²). There were 112 housing units at an average density of 788.2 per square mile (308.9/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 76.34% White, 21.43% African American, 0.89% Native American, 0.45% from other races, and 0.89% from two or more races.

There were 103 households of which 23.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.8% were married couples living together, 15.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.8% were non-families. 33.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.17 and the average family size was 2.75.

Age distribution was 22.8% under the age of 18, 10.3% from 18 to 24, 26.8% from 25 to 44, 21.9% from 45 to 64, and 18.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 89.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.0 males.

The median household income was $14,722, and the median family income was $14,286. Males had a median income of $26,250 versus $11,875 for females. The per capita income for the village was $13,769. About 44.8% of families and 37.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 53.3% of those under the age of eighteen and 25.0% of those sixty five or over.

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. ^ Social Security Death Index. Rootsweb.com; and Jerry F. Costello. July 20, 2010. Congressional Record-Extensions of Remarks. Washington, D.C.: United States Congress. E1368. Online at http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/CREC-2010-07-20/pdf/CREC-2010-07-20-extensions.pdf.
  4. ^ Census of Population and Housing, U.S. Census Bureau 
  5. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.