Dongola, Illinois

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Coordinates: 37°21′40″N 89°9′52″W / 37.36111°N 89.16444°W / 37.36111; -89.16444
Dongola
Village
Country United States
State Illinois
County Union
Elevation 397 ft (121 m)
Coordinates 37°21′40″N 89°9′52″W / 37.36111°N 89.16444°W / 37.36111; -89.16444
Area 1.15 sq mi (3 km2)
 - land 1.09 sq mi (3 km2)
 - water 0.06 sq mi (0 km2)
Population 806 (2000)
Density 728.8 / sq mi (281 / km2)
Timezone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Postal code 62926
Area code 618
FIPS code 17-20305
GNIS ID 2398735
Location of Dongola within Illinois
Location of Dongola within Illinois
Wikimedia Commons: Dongola, Illinois

Dongola is a village in Union County, Illinois, United States. The population was 806 at the 2000 census.

History[edit]

Dongola was named by its founder, a native of Dongola in what is now Sudan.[1]

Geography[edit]

Dongola is located at 37°21′40″N 89°9′52″W / 37.36111°N 89.16444°W / 37.36111; -89.16444 (37.361243, -89.164574).[2]

According to the 2010 census, the village has a total area of 1.15 square miles (3.0 km2), of which 1.09 square miles (2.8 km2) (or 94.78%) is land and 0.06 square miles (0.16 km2) (or 5.22%) is water.[3]

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 806 people, 330 households, and 222 families residing in the village. The population density was 728.8 people per square mile (280.4/km²). There were 354 housing units at an average density of 320.1 per square mile (123.1/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 95.78% White, 0.12% African American, 0.87% Native American, 0.37% Asian, 0.12% from other races, and 2.73% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.12% of the population.

There were 330 households out of which 33.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.5% were married couples living together, 15.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.7% were non-families. 30.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the village the population was spread out with 27.5% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 27.8% from 25 to 44, 19.9% from 45 to 64, and 16.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 87.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.4 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $24,539, and the median income for a family was $32,115. Males had a median income of $30,234 versus $18,864 for females. The per capita income for the village was $11,917. About 15.2% of families and 21.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 29.1% of those under age 18 and 9.1% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 107. 
  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.