|Motto: "Small Town America at Its Best"|
|Elevation||655 ft (200 m)|
|Area||1.81 sq mi (5 km2)|
|- land||1.81 sq mi (5 km2)|
|- water||0.00 sq mi (0 km2)|
|Density||883.1 / sq mi (341 / km2)|
|Village president||Ray Schneider|
|- summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|Area code||815815 & 779|
|Wikimedia Commons: Herscher, Illinois|
Herscher is a village in Kankakee County, Illinois, United States. The population was 1,523 at the 2000 census, and 1,619 as of a 2009 estimate. It is part of the Kankakee–Bradley Metropolitan Statistical Area and the Chicago–Naperville–Michigan City, IL-IN-WI Combined Statistical Area.
Herscher is located at (41.050716, -88.095404).
According to the 2010 census, the village has a total area of 1.81 square miles (4.7 km2), all land.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,523 people, 533 households, and 430 families residing in the village. The population density was 883.1 people per square mile (341.9/km²). There were 554 housing units at an average density of 321.2 per square mile (124.4/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 97.96% White, 0.20% African American, 0.53% Native American, 0.20% Asian, 0.26% from other races, and 0.85% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.53% of the population.
There were 533 households out of which 43.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.9% were married couples living together, 10.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.3% were non-families. 17.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.86 and the average family size was 3.21.
In the village the population was spread out with 31.3% under the age of 18, 9.1% from 18 to 24, 28.1% from 25 to 44, 18.4% from 45 to 64, and 13.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 99.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.3 males.
The median income for a household in the village was $48,250, and the median income for a family was $56,583. Males had a median income of $41,012 versus $25,086 for females. The per capita income for the village was $18,522. About 4.8% of families and 7.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.4% of those under age 18 and 3.1% of those age 65 or over.
- Adam Andrzejewski, businessman and Republican candidate for governor of Illinois (2010)
- Chris Bisaillon, College Football Hall of Fame inductee
- Brooke Langton, Model and Actress
- Scott Meents, professional basketball player for Chicago Bulls, Seattle Supersonics, Utah Jazz
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- "2010 Census U.S. Gazetteer Files for Places – Illinois". United States Census. Retrieved 2012-10-13.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.