Ringwood, Illinois

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Coordinates: 42°23′42″N 88°18′11″W / 42.39500°N 88.30306°W / 42.39500; -88.30306
Ringwood
Village
Name origin: A ring of woods
Motto: Where the Past meets the Future
Country United States
State Illinois
County McHenry
Municipality Village
Coordinates 42°23′42″N 88°18′11″W / 42.39500°N 88.30306°W / 42.39500; -88.30306
Area 3.86 sq mi (10 km2)
 - land 3.86 sq mi (10 km2)
 - water 0.00 sq mi (0 km2)
Population 836 (2010)
Density 216.6 / sq mi (84 / km2)
Founded 15 November 1994
Village president Rick Mack
Timezone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Postal code 60072
Area code 815
Location of Ringwood within Illinois
Location of Ringwood within Illinois
Wikimedia Commons: Ringwood, Illinois

Ringwood is a village in McHenry County, Illinois, United states. The population was 836 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Settlement[edit]

Ringwood, Il was settled in 1837 by Dr. Luke Hale and Wm. H. Beach, both native to Vermont. The original settlement was supposedly surrounded by a ring of trees, hence the name 'Ringwood'.

Early Development[edit]

The Ringwood post office was established in the 1845 to provide post office boxes for local industrial firms and residents located on the far northern edge of McHenry. The small village was platted in 1854, allowing the installation of roads, infrastructure, public amenities and allowing residents to legally own plots of land for agricultural use, and the construction of homes and business. Ringwood was incorporated as a village on the 15 November 1994 in an attempt to maintain its small-town environment.[1]

Geography[edit]

Ringwood is located at 42°23′42″N 88°18′11″W / 42.39500°N 88.30306°W / 42.39500; -88.30306 (42.395084, -88.303030).[2]

According to the 2010 census, the village has a total area of 3.86 square miles (10.0 km2), all land.[3]

Major streets[edit]

  • Illinois 31.svg Richmond Road
  • Barnard Mill Road
  • Ringwood Road

Demographics[edit]

As of the census of 2010,[4] there were 836 people. The population density was 216.6 people per square mile (83.6/km²). There were 297 housing units at an average density of 76.9 per square mile (29.7/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 96.2% White, 0.8% African American, 0.2% Asian, 0.6% from other races, and 2.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3% of the population.[5]

In the village, the population was spread out with 26.9% (225) under the age of 18, 73.0% (611) over the age of 18, 3.2% (27) from 20 to 24, 5.5% (46) from 25 to 34, 27.6% (231) from 35 to 49, 23.3% (195) from 50 to 64, and 10.2% (85) were aged 65 or more. The median age was 42.4 years of age. 50.1% (419) were male, and 49.9 (417) were female.

There were 285 households out of which 36.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 73.3% were married couples living together, 6.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 17.2% were non-families. 13.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.93 and the average family size was 3.22.[6] The median income for a household in the village was $90,250, and the median income for a family was $91,389. Males had a median income of $91,250 versus $37,500 for females. The per capita income for the village was $35,151. About 9.4% of families and 8.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.0% of those under age 18 and 6.7% of those age 65 or over.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://ringwood-il.us
  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. ^ "2010 Census Interactive Population Map". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 23 November 2012. 
  5. ^ "2010 Census Interactive Population Map". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 23 November 2012. 
  6. ^ "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 23 November 2012. 
  7. ^ "Selected Economic Characteristics". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 23 November 2012.