Buckingham, Illinois

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Buckingham, Illinois
Location of Buckingham in Illinois
Location of Buckingham in Illinois
Location of Illinois in the United States
Location of Illinois in the United States
Coordinates: 41°2′47″N 88°10′25″W / 41.04639°N 88.17361°W / 41.04639; -88.17361Coordinates: 41°2′47″N 88°10′25″W / 41.04639°N 88.17361°W / 41.04639; -88.17361
CountryUnited States
StateIllinois
CountyKankakee
TownshipNorton
Area
 • Total0.25 sq mi (0.65 km2)
 • Land0.25 sq mi (0.65 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
656 ft (200 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total300
 • Estimate 
(2019)[2]
278
 • Density1,107.57/sq mi (427.61/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP Code
60917
Area code(s)815 & 779
FIPS code17-09304
Wikimedia CommonsBuckingham, Illinois

Buckingham is a village in Kankakee County, Illinois, United States. The population was 300 at the 2010 census,[3] up from 237 at the 2000 census. It is included in the Kankakee-Bradley, Illinois Metropolitan Statistical Area.

The Coal Branch line of the Kankakee and Southwestern Railroad branched off in Buckingham and ran to the now lost, nearby towns of Clarke City and Tracy.[4]

Geography[edit]

Buckingham is located in southwestern Kankakee County at 41°2′47″N 88°10′25″W / 41.04639°N 88.17361°W / 41.04639; -88.17361 (41.046340, -88.173608).[5] It is 20 miles (32 km) southwest of Kankakee, the county seat.

According to the 2010 census, Buckingham has a total area of 0.25 square miles (0.65 km2), all land.[6]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890158
1910272
1920165−39.3%
1930140−15.2%
19401496.4%
1950140−6.0%
19601528.6%
197019830.3%
198033066.7%
19903403.0%
2000237−30.3%
201030026.6%
Est. 2019278[2]−7.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

As of the census[8] of 2000, there were 237 people, 80 households, and 66 families residing in the village. The population density was 859.4 people per square mile (326.8/km2). There were 84 housing units at an average density of 304.6 per square mile (115.8/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 100.00% White. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.84% of the population.

There were 80 households, out of which 45.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.5% were married couples living together, 10.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 17.5% were non-families. 15.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 5.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.96 and the average family size was 3.32.

In the village, the population was spread out, with 32.9% under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 35.0% from 25 to 44, 19.4% from 45 to 64, and 5.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females, there were 100.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 109.2 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $53,542, and the median income for a family was $68,750. Males had a median income of $40,000 versus $29,375 for females. The per capita income for the village was $19,816. About 6.3% of families and 8.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.5% of those under the age of eighteen and 15.4% of those 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 14, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  3. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Buckingham village, Illinois". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved February 14, 2019.[dead link]
  4. ^ Klasey, Jack (2016-06-18). "These Kankakee County towns vanished with hardly a trace". Daily Journal (News article). Kankakee, IL. Archived from the original on 2020-05-06. Retrieved 2020-05-06. Clarke City, however, was a substantial place...bordered by the "Coal Branch" line of the Kankakee and Southwestern Railroad. The tracks branched off from the main line at Buckingham and ran north to Tracy.
  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. Archived from the original on 2020-02-13. Retrieved 2015-08-02.
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  8. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.