Creston, Illinois

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Coordinates: 41°55′51″N 88°57′56″W / 41.93083°N 88.96556°W / 41.93083; -88.96556
Creston
Village
Country United States
State Illinois
County Ogle
Township Dement
Elevation 906 ft (276 m)
Coordinates 41°55′51″N 88°57′56″W / 41.93083°N 88.96556°W / 41.93083; -88.96556
Area 1.14 sq mi (3 km2)
 - land 1.14 sq mi (3 km2)
 - water 0.00 sq mi (0 km2)
Population 662 (2010)
Density 499.2 / sq mi (193 / km2)
Postal code 60113
Area code 815
Location within Ogle County
Location within Illinois
Wikimedia Commons: Creston, Illinois

Creston is a village in Ogle County, Illinois, United States. The population was 662 at the 2010 census, up from 543 at the 2000 census.

History[edit]

Creston was named for its supposed location on the highest point of land between Chicago and the Mississippi River.[1]

Geography[edit]

Creston is located at 41°55′51″N 88°57′56″W / 41.93083°N 88.96556°W / 41.93083; -88.96556 (41.930816, -88.965554).[2]

According to the 2010 census, the village has a total area of 1.14 square miles (3.0 km2), all land.[3]

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 543 people, 195 households, and 154 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,299.3 people per square mile (499.2/km²). There were 204 housing units at an average density of 488.2 per square mile (187.5/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 95.58% White, 1.10% African American, 0.37% Asian, 1.10% from other races, and 1.84% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.34% of the population.

There were 195 households out of which 37.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.6% were married couples living together, 10.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.0% were non-families. 19.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.78 and the average family size was 3.18.

In the village the population was spread out with 29.8% under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 30.9% from 25 to 44, 21.9% from 45 to 64, and 10.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 96.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.4 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $40,000, and the median income for a family was $44,688. Males had a median income of $32,321 versus $23,125 for females. The per capita income for the village was $18,927. About 5.1% of families and 5.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.5% of those under age of 18 and 2.9% of those 65 and over.

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 95. 
  2. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  3. ^ "Places: Illinois". 2010 Census Gazetteer Files. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-10-13. 
  4. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

External links[edit]

"A thousand Acres" movie was filmed using a farmhouse outside of Creston