Shabbona, Illinois

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Country United States
State Illinois
County DeKalb
Coordinates 41°46′3″N 88°52′29″W / 41.76750°N 88.87472°W / 41.76750; -88.87472Coordinates: 41°46′3″N 88°52′29″W / 41.76750°N 88.87472°W / 41.76750; -88.87472
Area 0.83 sq mi (2 km2)
 - land 0.83 sq mi (2 km2)
 - water 0.00 sq mi (0 km2)
Population 925 (2010)
Density 1,252.7 / sq mi (484 / km2)
Timezone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Postal code 60550
Area code 815 & 779
Location of Shabbona within Illinois
Location of Shabbona within Illinois
Wikimedia Commons: Shabbona, Illinois

Shabbona is a village in DeKalb County, Illinois, United States. The population was 925 at the 2010 census, down from 929 at the 2000 census.


The village takes its name from the Potawatomi chief and peacemaker Shabbona. Chief Shabbona traveled through the Fox Valley warning the white people about the approaching war Black Hawk was going to wage. He was hailed as the "Whiteman's Friend".


Shabbona is located at 41°46′3″N 88°52′29″W / 41.76750°N 88.87472°W / 41.76750; -88.87472 (41.767381, -88.874677).[1] Shabbona Lake State Park is located nearby.

According to the 2010 census, the village has a total area of 0.83 square miles (2.1 km2), all land.[2]


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 929 people, 329 households, and 224 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,252.7 people per square mile (484.7/km²). There were 347 housing units at an average density of 467.9 per square mile (181.1/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 98.49% White, 0.22% African American, 0.11% Native American, 0.65% from other races, and 0.54% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.08% of the population.

There were 329 households out of which 41.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.9% were married couples living together, 8.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.9% were non-families. 28.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.62 and the average family size was 3.28.

In the village the population was spread out with 28.6% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 25.5% from 25 to 44, 18.8% from 45 to 64, and 19.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 78.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 75.4 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $45,526, and the median income for a family was $50,625. Males had a median income of $40,556 versus $25,398 for females. The per capita income for the village was $20,239. About 6.0% of families and 5.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.2% of those under age 18 and 7.1% 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. 

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