Foosland, Illinois

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Foosland Post Office
Country United States
State Illinois
County Champaign
Coordinates 40°21′38″N 88°25′44″W / 40.36056°N 88.42889°W / 40.36056; -88.42889Coordinates: 40°21′38″N 88°25′44″W / 40.36056°N 88.42889°W / 40.36056; -88.42889
Area 0.07 sq mi (0 km2)
 - land 0.07 sq mi (0 km2)
 - water 0.00 sq mi (0 km2)
Population 101 (2010)
Density 1,246.6 / sq mi (481 / km2)
Timezone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Postal code 61845
Area code 217
Location within Illinois
Wikimedia Commons: Foosland, Illinois

Foosland is a village in Champaign County, Illinois, United States. The population was 101 at the 2010 census. The village is named after William Foos, who owned 3,500 acres in the area in the 1840s.[1]


Foosland is located at 40°21′38″N 88°25′44″W / 40.36056°N 88.42889°W / 40.36056; -88.42889 (40.360457, -88.428781).[2]

According to the 2010 census, the village has a total area of 0.07 square miles (0.18 km2), all land.[3]


Foosland, Illinois Fire Station.

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 90 people, 40 households, and 25 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,246.6 people per square mile (496.4/km²). There were 44 housing units at an average density of 609.5 per square mile (242.7/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 100.00% White.

There were 40 households out of which 22.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.5% were married couples living together, 2.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.5% were non-families. 37.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.25 and the average family size was 3.00.

Bank of Foosland.

In the village the population was spread out with 25.6% under the age of 18, 5.6% from 18 to 24, 27.8% from 25 to 44, 23.3% from 45 to 64, and 17.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 100.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.1 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $36,250, and the median income for a family was $53,125. Males had a median income of $31,750 versus $22,188 for females. The per capita income for the village was $20,173. There were 8.0% of families and 15.5% of the population living below the poverty line, including 37.5% of under eighteens and 15.4% of those over 64.


Foosland founded in 1874 and a post office was established on June 19 that year.[1] It was incorporated in 1959. Champaign County Judge Frederick S. Green approved a canvass of votes of elected officers. The first mayor was Paul Verkler.


  1. ^ a b Callary, Edward. 2009. Place Names of Illinois. Champaign: University of Illinois Press, pp. 123–124.
  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.