Vienna, Illinois

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Coordinates: 37°24′58″N 88°53′39″W / 37.41611°N 88.89417°W / 37.41611; -88.89417
Vienna
City
Johnson County Courthouse in Vienna.jpg
Johnson County Courthouse, downtown
Country United States
State Illinois
County Johnson
Elevation 404 ft (123 m)
Coordinates 37°24′58″N 88°53′39″W / 37.41611°N 88.89417°W / 37.41611; -88.89417
Area 2.88 sq mi (7 km2)
 - land 2.84 sq mi (7 km2)
 - water 0.04 sq mi (0 km2)
Population 1,434 (2010)
Density 550.8 / sq mi (213 / km2)
Mayor Jon Simmons
Timezone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Postal code 62995
Area code 618
Location of Vienna within Illinois
Location of Vienna within Illinois
Wikimedia Commons: Vienna, Illinois
For the Illinois village formerly known as Vienna, see Astoria, Illinois

Vienna Listeni/vˈænə/ is a city in Johnson County, Illinois, United States. The population was 1,434 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Johnson County,[1] and the site of two well-known state penitentiaries.

The town's name is pronounced differently, by most people, from the English name for the Austrian capital of the same name.[citation needed]

Notable locations[edit]

Heron Pond - Little Black Slough Nature Preserve, a National Natural Landmark, is nearby.

The Tunnel Hill State Trail trail-head and headquarters is located in Vienna.

The Trail of Tears halfway point commemorative totem and flags are located in the adjacent city park.

Vienna is home to the Johnson County, Illinois Courthouse, which is a national historical landmark. This courthouse is the oldest still-working courthouse to date. Court hearings have been held here longer than any courthouse in the entire state.

The Vienna Carnegie Library, downtown, is also on the list of historical national landmarks. It is located directly behind the Johnson County Courthouse.

Dixon Springs State Park is located nearby in Dixon Springs, IL, which is about 15 minutes from downtown Vienna.

The Garden of the Gods Wilderness is located also close nearby to Vienna, offering hikers a place to hike locally.

Education[edit]

The city, which has about 700 students within its two districts, is home to Vienna Grade School and Vienna High School. Located nearby is Shawnee Community College in Ullin, Illinois, and Southern Illinois University Carbondale in Carbondale, Illinois, which both act as a local college for students of the geographical area.

Transportation[edit]

Vienna has several routes of transportation that are used daily.

Greyhound Bus service to Vienna runs daily to the local Hospitality House and Greyhound Bus Station downtown.

Major highways[edit]

Airports[edit]

Although Vienna, Illinois does not have any airports, several cities nearby, such as Paducah, Kentucky, Cape Girardeau, Missouri, and Carbondale, Illinois have airports. Barkley Regional Airport serves Paducah, KY, Cape Girardeau Regional Airport serves Cape Girardeau, and Southern Illinois Airport serves Carbondale, IL.

Train[edit]

Vienna, Illinois, over 60 years ago, used to be a large, booming city in Johnson County, IL with a train station downtown. The train tracks still remain from where the train used to run, but now no train runs through Vienna. The closest train station to Vienna is in Carbondale, Illinois at the Amtrak station. The City of New Orleans (train) runs northbound from Carbondale to Chicago, offering local riders a fast and valuable way to Chicago, IL.

Bicycling[edit]

Vienna, Illinois is considered by some people to be the bicycling capitol of Illinois. Most people who live in the area bicycle daily on the many trails and bike routes nearby. An entire bike lane that goes through the woods from Vienna High School to Vienna Trail of Tears City Park is being constructed and will be completed in August 2014. U.S. Bicycle Route 76 crosses with Tunnel Hill State Trail in Vienna. Tunnel Hill State Trail's Headquarters is in Vienna, and an entire facility equipped with restrooms and vending machines is located at the city park. A new bike lane will connect with the city park offering access to this trail.

Geography[edit]

Vienna is located at 37°24′58″N 88°53′39″W / 37.41611°N 88.89417°W / 37.41611; -88.89417 (37.416103, -88.894268).[2]

According to the 2010 census, the city has a total area of 2.88 square miles (7.5 km2), of which 2.84 square miles (7.4 km2) (or 98.61%) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) (or 1.39%) is water.[3]

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 1,234 people, 560 households, and 309 families residing in the city. The population density was 550.8 people per square mile (212.7/km²). There were 607 housing units at an average density of 270.9 per square mile (104.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.89% White, 0.08% African American, 0.08% Asian, 0.81% from other races, and 1.13% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.94% of the population.

There were 560 households out of which 27.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.5% were married couples living together, 13.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 44.8% were non-families. 41.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 25.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.12 and the average family size was 2.89.

In the city the population was spread out with 22.6% under the age of 18, 9.0% from 18 to 24, 23.8% from 25 to 44, 18.3% from 45 to 64, and 26.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 77.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 70.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $21,702, and the median income for a family was $31,250. Males had a median income of $34,583 versus $17,614 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,662. About 17.7% of families and 20.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.0% of those under age 18 and 21.4% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  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. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.