North City, Illinois

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North City
Country United States
State Illinois
County Franklin
Coordinates 37°59′35″N 89°3′56″W / 37.99306°N 89.06556°W / 37.99306; -89.06556Coordinates: 37°59′35″N 89°3′56″W / 37.99306°N 89.06556°W / 37.99306; -89.06556
Area 2.24 sq mi (6 km2)
 - land 2.18 sq mi (6 km2)
 - water 0.06 sq mi (0 km2)
Density 287.3 / sq mi (111 / km2)
Timezone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Postal code 62825
Area code 618
Location of North City within Illinois
Location of North City within Illinois
Wikimedia Commons: North City, Illinois

North City is a village in Franklin County, Illinois, in the United States. The Census 2000's population estimate was 630.


North City is located at 37°59′35″N 89°3′56″W / 37.99306°N 89.06556°W / 37.99306; -89.06556 (37.993129, -89.065547).[1]

According to the 2010 census, the village has a total area of 2.24 square miles (5.8 km2), of which 2.18 square miles (5.6 km2) (or 97.32%) is land and 0.06 square miles (0.16 km2) (or 2.68%) is water.[2]

North City is also known as "Coello."It comes from the French language.[citation needed]

Politics and economics[edit]

The current mayor is Dennis Harland.

North City was the home of late Pete Moschino, who served as mayor of the city for 44 years. Moschino was a retired coal miner who helped establish many of the city's foundational utilities and landmarks.

The only current commercial businesses are what is commonly called the "Italian Club" and, with regard to a disputed boundary, Simion's Greenhouse.

The village is what is left over from the thriving mining community of Old Ben 11, which closed down in 1953. Some surface parts of the mine still remain.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 630 people, 259 households, and 178 families residing in the village. The population density was 287.3 people per square mile (111.1/km²). There were 277 housing units at an average density of 126.3 per square mile (48.8/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 97.14% White, 0.32% African American, 0.32% Asian, 1.59% from other races, and 0.63% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.90% of the population.

There were 259 households out of which 26.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.1% were married couples living together, 6.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.9% were non-families. 27.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the village the population was spread out with 22.9% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 25.7% from 25 to 44, 25.1% from 45 to 64, and 17.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 104.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.5 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $27,381, and the median income for a family was $36,250. Males had a median income of $29,375 versus $20,714 for females. The per capita income for the village was $13,360. About 14.1% of families and 19.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 29.5% of those under age 18 and 20.0% of those age 65 or over.


  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.