Greenfield, Illinois

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Coordinates: 39°20′35″N 90°12′35″W / 39.34306°N 90.20972°W / 39.34306; -90.20972
Greenfield
City
Country United States
State Illinois
County Greene
Coordinates 39°20′35″N 90°12′35″W / 39.34306°N 90.20972°W / 39.34306; -90.20972
Area 1.78 sq mi (5 km2)
 - land 1.72 sq mi (4 km2)
 - water 0.06 sq mi (0 km2)
Population 1,179 (2000)
Density 687.2 / sq mi (265 / km2)
Timezone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Postal code 62044
Area code 217
Location of Greenfield within Illinois
Location of Greenfield within Illinois
Wikimedia Commons: Greenfield, Illinois

Greenfield is a city in Greene County, Illinois, United States. The population was 1,179 at the 2000 census.

Geography[edit]

Greenfield is located at 39°20′35″N 90°12′35″W / 39.34306°N 90.20972°W / 39.34306; -90.20972 (39.342969, -90.209798).[1]

According to the 2010 census, the city has a total area of 1.78 square miles (4.6 km2), of which 1.72 square miles (4.5 km2) (or 96.63%) is land and 0.06 square miles (0.16 km2) (or 3.37%) is water.[2]

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 1,179 people, 500 households, and 330 families residing in the city. The population density was 687.2 people per square mile (264.7/km²). There were 531 housing units at an average density of 309.5 per square mile (119.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.24% White, 0.08% African American, 0.42% Native American, and 0.25% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.42% of the population.

There were 500 households out of which 30.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.0% were married couples living together, 12.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.8% were non-families. 31.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.95.

In the city the population was spread out with 24.5% under the age of 18, 9.8% from 18 to 24, 25.3% from 25 to 44, 19.8% from 45 to 64, and 20.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 87.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 79.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $30,833, and the median income for a family was $36,908. Males had a median income of $27,961 versus $22,216 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,386. About 10.0% of families and 10.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.2% of those under age 18 and 7.5% of those age 65 or over.

Greenfield is home to one of the oldest family owned and operated funeral homes in the State of Illinois. Starting as H.A. Shields Undertaking in 1898, it is currently known as the Shields-Bishop Funeral Home and is owned by Daniel D. Bishop, the great-grandson of Hugh A. Shields.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  2. ^ "2010 Census U.S. Gazetteer Files for Places – Illinois". United States Census. Retrieved 2012-05-03. 
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.