Robinson, Illinois

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Coordinates: 39°0′22″N 87°44′20″W / 39.00611°N 87.73889°W / 39.00611; -87.73889
Robinson, Illinois
City
Robinson post office 62454.jpg
Robinson Post Office
Country United States
State Illinois
County Crawford
Coordinates 39°0′22″N 87°44′20″W / 39.00611°N 87.73889°W / 39.00611; -87.73889
Area 4.80 sq mi (12 km2)
 - land 4.74 sq mi (12 km2)
 - water 0.06 sq mi (0 km2)
Population 7,713 (2010)
Density 1,627.2 / sq mi (628 / km2)
Timezone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Postal code 62454
Area code 618
Location of Robinson within Illinois
Location of Robinson within Illinois
Wikimedia Commons: Robinson, Illinois
Website: cityofrobinson.com

Robinson is a city in Crawford County, Illinois, United States. The population was 7,713 at the 2010 census,[1] up from 6,822 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Crawford County.[2]

Geography[edit]

Robinson is located in the center of Crawford County at 39°0′22″N 87°44′20″W / 39.00611°N 87.73889°W / 39.00611; -87.73889 (39.006185, -87.738778).[3] Illinois Route 33 passes through the center of the city as Main Street, leading east 7 miles (11 km) to Palestine near the Indiana border and west 24 miles (39 km) to Newton.

According to the 2010 census, the city has a total area of 4.80 square miles (12.4 km2), of which 4.74 square miles (12.3 km2) (or 98.75%) is land and 0.06 square miles (0.16 km2) (or 1.25%) is water.[4]

Demographics[edit]

At the 2000 census,[5] there were 6,822 people, 2,927 households and 1,835 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,881.9 per square mile (725.6/km²). There were 3,376 housing units at an average density of 931.3 per square mile (359.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 95.98% White, 1.16% African American, 0.41% Native American, 0.63% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.66% from other races, and 1.14% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.73% of the population.

There were 2,927 households of which 29.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.1% were married couples living together, 11.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.3% were non-families. 32.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.0% 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 2.87.

24.3% of the population were under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 25.9% from 25 to 44, 20.8% from 45 to 64, and 20.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 88.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.0 males.

The median household income was $30,153 and the median family income was $38,974. Males had a median income of $31,890 versus $21,338 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,637. About 8.2% of families and 11.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.4% of those under age 18 and 8.9% of those age 65 or over.

Major employers in the town include a refinery owned by Marathon Petroleum Company[6] and a chocolate factory for the Heath bar, first made in 1914,[7] now distributed by The Hershey Company.

Notable people[edit]

Media[edit]

  • Robinson Daily News[13]

Schools[edit]

The following schools are operated by Community Unit School District #2:[14]

  • Robinson High School- grades 9-12
  • Nuttall Middle School - grades 6-8
  • Lincoln Grade School - grades 3-5
  • Washington Elementary School - grades PreK-2

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Robinson city, Illinois". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved August 1, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  4. ^ "2010 Census U.S. Gazetteer Files for Places – Illinois". United States Census. Retrieved 2012-10-13. 
  5. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ "Robinson, Illinois". Marathon Petroleum Corporation. Retrieved 2013-07-16. 
  7. ^ ‘A Chocolate Affair’ staged at Backus By Faye Whitbeck, retrieved February 7, 2008
  8. ^ "Robert Brubaker". IMDB. Retrieved 2013-07-16. 
  9. ^ http://www.iafd.com/person.rme/perfid=Calli/gender=f/Calli-Cox.htm
  10. ^ http://www.state.il.us/court/SupremeCourt/JusticeArchive/Bio_Crebs.asp
  11. ^ "CROWLEY, Joseph Burns". United States Congress. Retrieved 2013-07-16. 
  12. ^ "Meyers Leonard Profile". fightingillini.com. Retrieved 2013-07-16. 
  13. ^ "Robinson Daily News". Retrieved April 30, 2010. 
  14. ^ Community Unit School District #2

In Literature[edit]

The fictional town of Parkman, Indiana - scene of James Jones's novel "Some Came Running" - is modeled on Robinson, Jones' hometown.

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