Danforth, Illinois

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Danforth
Village
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Iroquois County's location in Illinois
Iroquois County's location in Illinois
Danforth is located in Iroquois County, Illinois
Danforth
Danforth
Danforth's location in Iroquois County
Coordinates: 40°49′13″N 87°58′40″W / 40.82028°N 87.97778°W / 40.82028; -87.97778Coordinates: 40°49′13″N 87°58′40″W / 40.82028°N 87.97778°W / 40.82028; -87.97778
Country  United States
State  Illinois
County Iroquois
Township Danforth
Area
 • Total 0.47 sq mi (1.2 km2)
 • Land 0.47 sq mi (1.2 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 653 ft (199 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 587
 • Density 1,230.6/sq mi (475.3/km2)
ZIP code 60930
Area code(s) 815, 779
GNIS feature ID 0406939,[1] 2398678[2]

Danforth is a village in Danforth Township, Iroquois County, Illinois, United States. The population was 587 at the 2000 census.

History[edit]

Danforth was named for its founder, George M. Danforth.[3]

Geography[edit]

Danforth is located at 40°49′15″N 87°58′45″W / 40.82083°N 87.97917°W / 40.82083; -87.97917 (40.820929, -87.979278).[4]

According to the 2010 census, the village has a total area of 0.47 square miles (1.2 km2), all land.[5]

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 587 people, 202 households, and 131 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,230.8 people per square mile (472.2/km²). There were 217 housing units at an average density of 455.0 per square mile (174.6/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 98.47% White, 0.17% Asian, 0.34% Pacific Islander, 0.68% from other races, and 0.34% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.53% of the population.

There were 202 households out of which 32.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.0% were married couples living together, 8.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.7% were non-families. 33.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 3.01.

In the village the population was spread out with 21.8% under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 22.1% from 25 to 44, 17.2% from 45 to 64, and 32.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females there were 78.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 69.4 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $35,341, and the median income for a family was $48,125. Males had a median income of $31,786 versus $23,036 for females. The per capita income for the village was $17,754. About 1.5% of families and 1.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.6% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Danforth (populated place)". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2010-10-15. 
  2. ^ "Village of Danforth (incorporated place)". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2013-06-19. 
  3. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 99. 
  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.