Dalzell, Illinois

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Coordinates: 41°21′22″N 89°10′25″W / 41.35611°N 89.17361°W / 41.35611; -89.17361
Dalzell, Illinois
Country United States
State Illinois
Counties Bureau
Townships Hall, Peru
Coordinates 41°21′22″N 89°10′25″W / 41.35611°N 89.17361°W / 41.35611; -89.17361
Area 1.00 sq mi (3 km2)
 - land 0.98 sq mi (3 km2)
 - water 0.01 sq mi (0 km2)
Population 717 (2010)
Density 731.6 / sq mi (282 / km2)
Timezone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Postal code 61320
Area code 815 & 779
Location of Dalzell within Illinois
Wikimedia Commons: Dalzell, Illinois

Dalzell is a village in Bureau and LaSalle counties in the U.S. state of Illinois. The population was 717 at the 2010 census.[1] It is part of the OttawaStreator Micropolitan Statistical Area.


Dalzell is located at 41°21′22″N 89°10′25″W / 41.35611°N 89.17361°W / 41.35611; -89.17361 (41.356206, -89.173685).[2] Most of the village lies in Bureau County, although a small portion extends into west central LaSalle County. In the 2000 census, all of Dalzell's 717 residents lived in Bureau County.

According to the 2010 census, the village has a total area of 1.00 square mile (2.6 km2), of which 0.98 square miles (2.5 km2) (or 98.00%) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.026 km2) (or 1.00%) is water.[3]


As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 717 people, 278 households, and 209 families residing in the village. The population density was 564.5 people per square mile (218.0/km²). There were 289 housing units at an average density of 227.6 per square mile (87.9/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 99.44% White, 0.14% African American, and 0.42% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.26% of the population.

There were 278 households out of which 32.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.1% were married couples living together, 6.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.8% were non-families. 22.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.01.

In the village the population was spread out with 26.1% under the age of 18, 5.9% from 18 to 24, 28.7% from 25 to 44, 25.8% from 45 to 64, and 13.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 94.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.9 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $49,808, and the median income for a family was $56,375. Males had a median income of $39,531 versus $22,050 for females. The per capita income for the village was $20,215. About 1.0% of families and 3.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.5% of those under age 18 and 0.9% of those age 65 or over.


The village was named after coal mining magnate Sam Dalzell. The village was originally home to coal miners in Dalzell's surrounding mines. The beautiful scenery of the ancient coal mine ruins are an attraction all of their own. Situated on the southeast corner of Richards and Lucy streets sits a collection of wagon wheels recovered from the mining cars of yesteryear. Amongst the vast collection is a restored Civil War-era cannon complete with cannonballs.[citation needed]