Jefferson Street, Washburn
|Elevation||681 ft (208 m)|
|Area||0.77 sq mi (2 km2)|
|- land||0.77 sq mi (2 km2)|
|- water||0.00 sq mi (0 km2)|
|Density||1,576.6 / sq mi (609 / km2)|
|- summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|Wikimedia Commons: Washburn, Illinois|
The village's residents recently voiced displeasure over two incidents of misconduct involving police department members on August 20 and 21 of 2011. There have been calls for the replacement of the officers.
Washburn is located at (40.9199, -89.2918).
According to the 2010 census, the village has a total area of 0.77 square miles (2.0 km2), all land.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,147 people, 436 households, and 309 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,576.6 people per square mile (606.7/km²). There were 476 housing units at an average density of 654.3 per square mile (251.8/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 97.38% White, 0.17% African American, 0.09% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 0.35% from other races, and 1.83% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.70% of the population.
There were 436 households out of which 34.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.8% were married couples living together, 6.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.9% were non-families. 25.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 3.16.
In the village the population was spread out with 27.7% under the age of 18, 10.0% from 18 to 24, 28.4% from 25 to 44, 18.3% from 45 to 64, and 15.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 99.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.1 males.
The median income for a household in the village was $44,167, and the median income for a family was $50,385. Males had a median income of $35,096 versus $22,188 for females. The per capita income for the village was $17,619. About 4.8% of families and 8.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.9% of those under age 18 and 8.1% of those age 65 or over.
Notable people 
- Bob Barnes (1902-1993), pitcher with the Chicago White Sox
- James Frank Duryea (1869-1967), built and road-tested America's first gasoline-powered car
- George Henry Lesch (1909-1994), CEO of Colgate-Palmolive (1960-1971)
- Alan Held (*1959), opera singer (bass-baritone)
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- "2010 Census U.S. Gazetteer Files for Places – Illinois". United States Census. Retrieved 2012-10-13.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.