Bethany, Illinois

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Bethany
Village
Location of Bethany in Moultrie County, Illinois.
Location of Bethany in Moultrie County, Illinois.
Location of Illinois in the United States
Location of Illinois in the United States
Coordinates: 39°38′41″N 88°44′21″W / 39.64472°N 88.73917°W / 39.64472; -88.73917Coordinates: 39°38′41″N 88°44′21″W / 39.64472°N 88.73917°W / 39.64472; -88.73917
Country  United States
State  Illinois
County Moultrie
Township Marrowbone
Established 1877
Government
 • Mayor William Ashley Jr.
Area[1]
 • Total 0.97 sq mi (2.51 km2)
 • Land 0.97 sq mi (2.50 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.01 km2)
Elevation 652 ft (199 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,352
 • Estimate (2016)[2] 1,305
 • Density 1,350.93/sq mi (521.40/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP Code(s) 61914
Area code(s) 217
FIPS code 17-05612
Wikimedia Commons Bethany, Illinois
Website http://www.villageofbethany.com

Bethany is a village in Moultrie County, Illinois, United States. The population was 1,287 at the 2000 census, and 1,225 at a 2009 estimate.

Geography[edit]

Bethany is located at 39°38′41″N 88°44′21″W / 39.64472°N 88.73917°W / 39.64472; -88.73917 (39.644685, -88.739109).[3]

According to the 2010 census, Bethany has a total area of 0.972 square miles (2.52 km2), of which 0.97 square miles (2.51 km2) (or 99.79%) is land and 0.002 square miles (0.01 km2) (or 0.21%) is water.[4]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880269
1890688155.8%
190087326.9%
1910859−1.6%
1920842−2.0%
1930802−4.8%
19408192.1%
19508503.8%
19601,11831.5%
19701,23510.5%
19801,55025.5%
19901,369−11.7%
20001,287−6.0%
20101,3525.1%
Est. 20161,305[2]−3.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 1,287 people, 544 households, and 386 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,323.6 people per square mile (512.3/km²). There were 580 housing units at an average density of 596.5 per square mile (230.9/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 98.99% White, 0.08% African American, 0.16% Native American, 0.31% from other races, and 0.47% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.23% of the population.

There were 544 households out of which 28.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.4% were married couples living together, 6.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.0% were non-families. 25.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.1% 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 2.84.

In the village, the population was spread out with 23.0% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 26.1% from 25 to 44, 25.6% from 45 to 64, and 18.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 95.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.2 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $34,091, and the median income for a family was $44,276. Males had a median income of $36,250 versus $20,603 for females. The per capita income for the village was $16,888. About 5.7% of families and 7.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.0% of those under age 18 and 7.0% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Bethany is home to Okaw Valley Community Unit School District 302. Okaw Valley is a K-12 district that was created in 2001 when the schools of Bethany and Findlay consolidated their individual school districts. The elementary and high school are located in Bethany while the middle school is located in Findlay. Okaw Valley’s school sports teams have the nickname "Timberwolves" and compete in the “Little Okaw Valley Conference.”

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jun 29, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  4. ^ "G001 - Geographic Identifiers - 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015-08-02. 
  5. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  6. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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