Glasford, Illinois

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Country United States
State Illinois
County Peoria
Coordinates 40°34′18″N 89°48′46″W / 40.57167°N 89.81278°W / 40.57167; -89.81278Coordinates: 40°34′18″N 89°48′46″W / 40.57167°N 89.81278°W / 40.57167; -89.81278
Area 0.90 sq mi (2 km2)
 - land 0.90 sq mi (2 km2)
 - water 0.00 sq mi (0 km2)
Population 1,022 (2012)
Density 1,218.4 / sq mi (470 / km2)
Timezone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Postal code 61533
Area code 309
Location of Glasford within Illinois
Location of Glasford within Illinois
Wikimedia Commons: Glasford, Illinois

Glasford is a village in Peoria County, Illinois, United States. The population was 1,022 at the 2012[1] census. Glasford is part of the Peoria, Illinois Metropolitan Statistical Area.


Glasford is named for its founder, Thomas Glasford.[2]


Glasford is located at 40°34′18″N 89°48′46″W / 40.57167°N 89.81278°W / 40.57167; -89.81278 (40.571714, -89.812707).[3]

According to the 2010 census, the village has a total area of 0.90 square miles (2.3 km2), all land.[4]

Glasford is located near the "Glasford Disturbance", an area in which the normal layering of the bedrock has been highly disturbed. This is believed to be an ancient meteor crater known as the Glasford crater. The impact fractured the bedrock, and upended large blocks of sedimentary rocks. The crater has been completely filled by glacial action, so that no trace appears on the surface.


As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 1,076 people, 426 households, and 311 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,218.4 people per square mile (472.1/km²). There were 448 housing units at an average density of 507.3 per square mile (196.6/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 99.44% White, 0.09% Native American, 0.19% from other races, and 0.28% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.02% of the population.

There were 426 households out of which 32.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.5% were married couples living together, 10.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.8% were non-families. 23.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 2.94.

In the village the population was spread out with 24.3% under the age of 18, 10.2% from 18 to 24, 28.4% from 25 to 44, 24.3% from 45 to 64, and 12.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 90.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.6 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $37,019, and the median income for a family was $46,818. Males had a median income of $37,250 versus $21,188 for females. The per capita income for the village was $16,754. About 5.4% of families and 7.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.7% of those under age 18 and 5.2% of those age 65 or over.

Glasford is located in the Illini Bluffs Unit School District 327, and is home to the Illini Bluffs Elementary School, Illini Bluffs Middle School, and Illini Bluffs High School.


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