Farina, Illinois

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Coordinates: 38°49′59″N 88°46′33″W / 38.83306°N 88.77583°W / 38.83306; -88.77583
Farina
Village
Country United States
State Illinois
County Fayette
Coordinates 38°49′59″N 88°46′33″W / 38.83306°N 88.77583°W / 38.83306; -88.77583
Area 1.46 sq mi (4 km2)
 - land 1.46 sq mi (4 km2)
 - water 0.01 sq mi (0 km2)
Density 387.6 / sq mi (150 / km2)
Timezone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Postal code 62838
Area code 618
Location of Farina within Illinois
Location of Farina within Illinois
Wikimedia Commons: Farina, Illinois

Farina is a village in Fayette County, Illinois, United States. As of the 1990 census, the village population was 575, in 254 housing units. The population was 558 at the 2000 census. It is the only community with the name "Farina" in the United States.

History[edit]

Farina takes its name from farina (food), from its location in the wheat-growing district.[1]

Geography[edit]

Farina is located at 38°49′59″N 88°46′33″W / 38.83306°N 88.77583°W / 38.83306; -88.77583 (38.833008, -88.775786).[2]

According to the 2010 census, the village has a total area of 1.46 square miles (3.8 km2), of which 1.46 square miles (3.8 km2) (or 100%) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.026 km2) (or 0.68%) is water.[3]

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 558 people, 237 households, and 147 families residing in the village. The population density was 387.6 people per square mile (149.6/km²). There were 267 housing units at an average density of 185.5 per square mile (71.6/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 99.28% White, 0.36% Native American, and 0.36% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.18% of the population.

There were 237 households out of which 25.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.6% were married couples living together, 8.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.6% were non-families. 34.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the village the population was spread out with 22.6% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 22.6% from 25 to 44, 25.8% from 45 to 64, and 22.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 86.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.0 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $31,406, and the median income for a family was $41,875. Males had a median income of $27,917 versus $19,886 for females. The per capita income for the village was $17,068. About 6.2% of families and 10.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.7% of those under age 18 and 17.2% 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. 124. 
  2. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  3. ^ "2010 Census U.S. Gazetteer Files for Places – Illinois". United States Census. Retrieved 2012-10-13. 
  4. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.