Sidney, Illinois

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Level crossing on South David St.
Country United States
State Illinois
County Champaign
Coordinates 40°1′28″N 88°4′22″W / 40.02444°N 88.07278°W / 40.02444; -88.07278Coordinates: 40°1′28″N 88°4′22″W / 40.02444°N 88.07278°W / 40.02444; -88.07278
Area 0.63 sq mi (2 km2)
 - land 0.62 sq mi (2 km2)
 - water 0.00 sq mi (0 km2)
Population 1,233 (2010)
Density 1,995.7 / sq mi (771 / km2)
Timezone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Postal code 61877
Area code 217
Location within Champaign County
Location within Illinois
Wikimedia Commons: Sidney, Illinois

Sidney is a village in Champaign County, Illinois, United States. The population was 1,233 at the 2010 census.


The Potawatomi Trail of Death passed through here in 1838


Sidney is located at 40°01′28″N 88°04′22″W / 40.024409°N 88.072689°W / 40.024409; -88.072689.[1]

According to the 2010 census, the village has a total area of 0.63 square miles (1.6 km2), all land.[2]


Sidney has a village president and board of trustees.[3]
Village President: John W Finn
Village Board of Trustees:

  • Troy D Roberts
  • Charles F White
  • Mark Catron
  • Charles Day
  • Michael W Hettinger
  • Scott E Adams


Approaching Sidney from the south.

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 1,062 people, 422 households, and 297 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,995.7 people per square mile (773.7/km²). There were 438 housing units at an average density of 823.1 per square mile (319.1/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 97.65% White, 0.38% African American, 0.28% Native American, 0.28% Asian, 0.47% Pacific Islander, 0.19% from other races, and 0.75% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.38% of the population.

There were 422 households out of which 37.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.5% were married couples living together, 8.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.4% were non-families. 23.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 2.99.

In the village the population was spread out with 26.8% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 31.7% from 25 to 44, 20.3% from 45 to 64, and 14.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 94.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.4 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $51,563, and the median income for a family was $55,987. Males had a median income of $37,188 versus $27,717 for females. The per capita income for the village was $21,425. None of the families and 0.9% of the population were living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 5.1% of those over 64.

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  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. ^ "Village Of Sidney Elected Officials". Champaign County Clerk. 
  4. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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