Stonefort, Illinois

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Coordinates: 37°37′0″N 88°42′26″W / 37.61667°N 88.70722°W / 37.61667; -88.70722
Stonefort
Village
Country United States
State Illinois
County Saline, Williamson
Coordinates 37°37′0″N 88°42′26″W / 37.61667°N 88.70722°W / 37.61667; -88.70722
Area 1.46 sq mi (4 km2)
 - land 1.45 sq mi (4 km2)
 - water 0.01 sq mi (0 km2)
Population 297 (2010)
Density 199.9 / sq mi (77 / km2)
Timezone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Postal code 62987
Area code 618
Location of Stonefort within Illinois
Location of Stonefort within Illinois
Wikimedia Commons: Stonefort, Illinois

Stonefort is a village in Saline and Williamson counties, Illinois, United States. The population was 297 at the 2010 census. Stonefort school system merged with Carrier Mills, and is platted on the face of a bluff or Stonefort Bluff.

Geography[edit]

Stonefort is located at 37°37′0″N 88°42′26″W / 37.61667°N 88.70722°W / 37.61667; -88.70722 (37.616615, -88.707143).[1]

According to the 2010 census, the village has a total area of 1.46 square miles (3.8 km2), of which 1.45 square miles (3.8 km2) (or 99.32%) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.026 km2) (or 0.68%) is water.[2]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 479
1910 485 1.3%
1920 456 −6.0%
1930 487 6.8%
1940 524 7.6%
1950 490 −6.5%
1960 349 −28.8%
1970 325 −6.9%
1980 316 −2.8%
1990 311 −1.6%
2000 292 −6.1%
2010 297 1.7%
U.S. Census[3]

As of the census[4] of 2010, there were 297 people, 131 households, and 89 families residing in the village. The population density was 199.9 people per square mile (77.2/km²). There were 144 housing units at an average density of 98.6 per square mile (38.1/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 97.60% White, 1.03% African American, 1.03% from other races, and 0.34% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.71% of the population.

There were 131 households out of which 24.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.4% were married couples living together, 9.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.3% were non-families. 30.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.23 and the average family size was 2.70.

In the village the population was spread out with 19.2% under the age of 18, 4.5% from 18 to 24, 22.9% from 25 to 44, 29.5% from 45 to 64, and 24.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 47 years. For every 100 females there were 82.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.4 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $28,654, and the median income for a family was $31,442. Males had a median income of $38,125 versus $22,083 for females. The per capita income for the village was $16,937. About 6.0% of families and 16.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.3% of those under the age of eighteen and 18.0% of those sixty five or over.

References[edit]

  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. ^ Census of Population and Housing, U.S. Census Bureau 
  4. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.