Milledgeville, Illinois

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Coordinates: 41°57′50″N 89°46′28″W / 41.96389°N 89.77444°W / 41.96389; -89.77444
Milledgeville
Village
United States Post Office, Milledgeville Illinois 61051 (7580445182).jpg
United States Post Office in Milledgeville
Country United States
State Illinois
County Carroll
Township Wysox
Elevation 761 ft (232 m)
Coordinates 41°57′50″N 89°46′28″W / 41.96389°N 89.77444°W / 41.96389; -89.77444
Area 0.69 sq mi (2 km2)
 - land 0.69 sq mi (2 km2)
 - water 0.00 sq mi (0 km2)
Population 1,032 (2010)
Density 1,434.2 / sq mi (554 / km2)
Village President Galen Wirth
Timezone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Postal code 61051
Area code 815
Location of Milledgeville within Illinois
Wikimedia Commons: Milledgeville, Illinois

Milledgeville is a village in Carroll County, Illinois, United States. The population of the village was 1,032 at the 2010 census, up from 1,016 at the 2000 census. The population of everyone residing under the 61051 zip code was 1,638 at the 2000 census. The town was named for the mill at the edge of the village, which was torn down in 1908.

Geography[edit]

Milledgeville is located at 41°57′50″N 89°46′28″W / 41.96389°N 89.77444°W / 41.96389; -89.77444 (41.963763, -89.774372).[1]

According to the 2010 census, the village has a total area of 0.69 square miles (1.8 km2), all land.[2]

The nearest shopping and commerce area to the village is in the towns of Sterling and Rock Falls, about 12 miles south of downtown Milledgeville, while the closest major shopping, entertainment, and city amenities are in Rockford, IL, which is about 45 miles to the northeast of downtown Milledgeville.

The village is located 110 miles from downtown Chicago (2.5 hour drive) and about 85 miles away (1.5 hour drive) from the nearest Chicago suburbs of Sugar Grove/Aurora.

Education[edit]

The village of Milledgeville and surrounding rural area are a part of a consolidation with neighboring Chadwick, with the K-3 and High School being in the Milledgeville School building and 4th-8th grades at the Chadwick school building, therefore, forming the Chadwick-Milledgeville Community Unit District #399. The school district's website is www.dist399.net and the high school uses a missile as its mascot. On top of the marquee at the school is an actual missile.

Higher education can be attained within a reasonable driving distance at either Sauk Valley Community College in Dixon, IL or the nearest four-year institution, Ashford University in Clinton, IA (about 35–45 minutes away).

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 1,016 people, 448 households, and 292 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,434.2 people per square mile (552.5/km²). There were 487 housing units at an average density of 687.5 per square mile (264.8/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 96.3% White, 0.1% African American, 0.11% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 0.10% from other races, and 1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.8% of the population.

There were 448 households out of which 27.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.6% were married couples living together, 7.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.6% were non-families. 31.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.27 and the average family size was 2.86.

In the village the population was spread out with 23.2% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 25.3% from 25 to 44, 23.3% from 45 to 64, and 20.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 91.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.9 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $39,613, and the median income for a family was $43,807. Males had a median income of $30,852 versus $21,369 for females. The per capita income for the village was $19,220. About 4.5% of families and 6.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.0% of those under age 18 and 9.0% of those age 65 or over.

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

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