Alhambra, Illinois

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Alhambra
Village
Country United States
State Illinois
County Madison
Coordinates 38°53′19″N 89°43′57″W / 38.88861°N 89.73250°W / 38.88861; -89.73250Coordinates: 38°53′19″N 89°43′57″W / 38.88861°N 89.73250°W / 38.88861; -89.73250
Area 0.76 sq mi (2 km2)
 - land 0.76 sq mi (2 km2)
 - water 0.01 sq mi (0 km2)
Population 681 (2010)
Density 851.3/sq mi (329/km2)
Timezone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Postal code 62001
Area code 618
Location of Alhambra within Illinois
Location of Alhambra within Illinois

Alhambra is a village in Madison County, Illinois, United States. The population was 681 at the 2010 census.[1]

Alhambra is part of the Metro-East region of the St. Louis, MO-IL Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History[edit]

Alhambra was laid out in 1849.[2] The name was inspired by Tales of the Alhambra by Washington Irving.[3]

The first cooperative soybean processing unit in Illinois, the Alhambra Grain & Feed Co., was located in Alhambra, Illinois. It began full production on March 1, 1945.[4]

Geography[edit]

Alhambra is located at 38°53′19″N 89°43′57″W / 38.88861°N 89.73250°W / 38.88861; -89.73250 (38.888614, -89.732616).[5]

According to the 2010 census, Alhambra has a total area of 0.768 square miles (1.99 km2), of which 0.76 square miles (1.97 km2) (or 98.96%) is land and 0.008 square miles (0.02 km2) (or 1.04%) is water.[6]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1870 101
1880 168 66.3%
1900 368
1910 433 17.7%
1920 354 −18.2%
1930 355 0.3%
1940 375 5.6%
1950 476 26.9%
1960 537 12.8%
1970 594 10.6%
1980 643 8.2%
1990 709 10.3%
2000 630 −11.1%
2010 681 8.1%
Est. 2015 661 [7] −2.9%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]

As of the census[9] of 2000, there were 630 people, 209 households, and 145 families residing in the village. The population density was 834.4 people per square mile (320.1/km²). There were 216 housing units at an average density of 286.1 per square mile (109.7/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 98.73% White, and 1.27% from two or more races.

There were 209 households out of which 28.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.3% were married couples living together, 5.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.6% were non-families. 27.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.90.

In the village the population was spread out with 17.1% under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 22.9% from 25 to 44, 19.5% from 45 to 64, and 34.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 48 years. For every 100 females there were 78.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 70.0 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $36,818, and the median income for a family was $53,214. Males had a median income of $31,484 versus $22,981 for females. The per capita income for the village was $16,124. About 3.1% of families and 4.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.1% of those under age 18 and 10.6% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Alhambra village, Illinois". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved January 20, 2012. 
  2. ^ Norton, William T. (1912). Centennial History of Madison County, Illinois, and Its People, 1812 to 1912. The Lewis Publishing Co. p. 461. 
  3. ^ Callary, Edward (29 September 2008). Place Names of Illinois. University of Illinois Press. p. 5. ISBN 978-0-252-09070-7. 
  4. ^ Soybean Digest, May 1945, p. 14.
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  6. ^ "G001 - Geographic Identifiers - 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015-08-01. 
  7. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  8. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  9. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.