Kansas, Illinois

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Edgar County's location in Illinois
Edgar County's location in Illinois
Kansas is located in Edgar County, Illinois
Kansas's location in Edgar County
Coordinates: 39°33′10″N 87°56′22″W / 39.55278°N 87.93944°W / 39.55278; -87.93944Coordinates: 39°33′10″N 87°56′22″W / 39.55278°N 87.93944°W / 39.55278; -87.93944
Country  United States
State  Illinois
County Edgar
Township Kansas
 • Total 1.02 sq mi (2.6 km2)
 • Land 1.02 sq mi (2.6 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 712 ft (217 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 787
 • Density 819.1/sq mi (316.2/km2)
ZIP code 61933
Area code(s) 217
GNIS feature ID 0411307[1]

Kansas is a village in Kansas Township, Edgar County, Illinois, United States. The population was 787 at the 2010 census.


The water tower in Kansas

Kansas is located at 39°33′13″N 87°56′18″W / 39.55361°N 87.93833°W / 39.55361; -87.93833 (39.553627, -87.938392).[2]

According to the 2010 census, the village has a total area of 1.02 square miles (2.6 km2), all land.[3]


The people native to the area were primarily members of the Pottawatomie and Kickapoo nations.

The first white settlers came in 1823. In 1831, the Indians were pressured into leaving.

The tiny community was connected by rail to the rest of the world not later than1853. The land was platted that same year under the name Midway. In 1858, it was incorporated as Kansas, reflecting the name of the township.


As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 842 people, 340 households, and 228 families residing in the village. The population density was 818.9 people per square mile (315.6/km²). There were 378 housing units at an average density of 367.6 per square mile (141.7/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 98.46% White, 0.36% African American, 0.71% Native American, 0.12% Asian, 0.12% Pacific Islander, and 0.24% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.43% of the population.

There were 340 households out of which 32.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.1% were married couples living together, 10.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.9% were non-families. 29.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 3.03.

In the village the population was spread out with 28.0% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 25.1% from 25 to 44, 23.4% from 45 to 64, and 16.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 90.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.8 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $27,688, and the median income for a family was $34,318. Males had a median income of $28,942 versus $19,333 for females. The per capita income for the village was $14,590. About 12.5% of families and 15.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.3% of those under age 18 and 15.0% of those age 65 or over.


Secondary education is provided by a public high school, Kansas High School. The school's teams' nickname was the Bulldogs until 2004, after which it has been the Titans.[6]


  1. ^ "Kansas". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2010-10-15. 
  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. ^ Troll, Don (1953). "Kansas, Illinois Our First Hundred Years (1853-1953)". Kansas, Illinois Our First Hundred Years (1853-1953). Retrieved 2015-01-22. 
  5. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ "Kansas High School Gym". Retrieved 2015-01-22. 

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