Harvel, Illinois

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Country United States
State Illinois
County Christian
Elevation 638 ft (194 m)
Coordinates 39°21′21″N 89°31′53″W / 39.35583°N 89.53139°W / 39.35583; -89.53139Coordinates: 39°21′21″N 89°31′53″W / 39.35583°N 89.53139°W / 39.35583; -89.53139
Area 0.72 sq mi (2 km2)
 - land 0.72 sq mi (2 km2)
 - water 0.00 sq mi (0 km2)
Population 223 (2010)
Density 323.2 / sq mi (125 / km2)
Timezone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Postal code 62538
Area code 217
Location of Harvel within Illinois
Location of Harvel within Illinois
Wikimedia Commons: Harvel, Illinois

Harvel is a village in Christian and Montgomery Counties in the U.S. state of Illinois. The population was 223 at the 2010 census.


Harvel is located at 39°21′21″N 89°31′53″W / 39.35583°N 89.53139°W / 39.35583; -89.53139 (39.355804, -89.531317).[1]

According to the 2010 census, the village has a total area of 0.72 square miles (1.9 km2), all land.[2]


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 235 people, 99 households, and 59 families residing in the village. The population density was 323.2 people per square mile (124.3/km²). There were 106 housing units at an average density of 145.8 per square mile (56.1/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 96.60% White, 0.85% African American, 1.28% Asian, and 1.28% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.43% of the population.

There were 99 households out of which 29.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.5% were married couples living together, 4.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.4% were non-families. 33.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 3.15.

In the village the population was spread out with 22.6% under the age of 18, 10.6% from 18 to 24, 28.1% from 25 to 44, 22.6% from 45 to 64, and 16.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 92.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.6 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $31,625, and the median income for a family was $35,938. Males had a median income of $33,750 versus $14,688 for females. The per capita income for the village was $15,740. About 7.0% of families and 14.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.5% of those under the age of eighteen and 17.1% of those sixty five or over.

Harvel history[edit]

The village of Harvel was incorporated as a village in 1873, and was named for John Harvel, a distinguished Civil War veteran who resided in the area. The first settlers of the area were of German, French, and English extraction, and came to Harvel primarily from the eastern region of the United States.

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  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 2012-10-13. 
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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