Cambria, Illinois

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Location of Cambria in Williamson County, Illinois.
Location of Cambria in Williamson County, Illinois.
Location of Illinois in the United States
Location of Illinois in the United States
Coordinates: 37°46′59″N 89°7′7″W / 37.78306°N 89.11861°W / 37.78306; -89.11861Coordinates: 37°46′59″N 89°7′7″W / 37.78306°N 89.11861°W / 37.78306; -89.11861
Country United States
State Illinois
County Williamson
 • Total 1.41 sq mi (3.64 km2)
 • Land 1.36 sq mi (3.53 km2)
 • Water 0.04 sq mi (0.11 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,228
 • Estimate (2016)[2] 1,271
 • Density 932.50/sq mi (360.04/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 618
FIPS code 17-10630
Wikimedia Commons Cambria, Illinois

Cambria is a village in Williamson County, Illinois, United States. The population was 1,330 at the 2000 census.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 658
1920 779 18.4%
1930 815 4.6%
1940 687 −15.7%
1950 625 −9.0%
1960 568 −9.1%
1970 798 40.5%
1980 1,090 36.6%
1990 1,230 12.8%
2000 1,330 8.1%
2010 1,228 −7.7%
Est. 2016 1,271 [2] 3.5%
U.S. Census[3]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 1,330 people, 564 households, and 367 families residing in the village. The population density was 974.3 people per square mile (374.8/km²). There were 649 housing units at an average density of 475.4 per square mile (182.9/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 95.04% White, 2.26% African American, 0.45% Native American, 0.08% Asian, 0.75% from other races, and 1.43% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.73% of the population.

There were 564 households out of which 35.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.9% were married couples living together, 14.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.8% were non-families. 28.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.91.

In the village, the population was spread out with 26.3% under the age of 18, 13.4% from 18 to 24, 32.0% from 25 to 44, 17.7% from 45 to 64, and 10.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 91.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.0 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $25,870, and the median income for a family was $34,688. Males had a median income of $27,262 versus $20,750 for females. The per capita income for the village was $12,913. About 18.7% of families and 23.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.4% of those under age 18 and 25.0% of those age 65 or over.

73.7% of the total village population has their high school diploma or equivalent. This is below the national average of 80.4%. The percentage of the totla population that holds a bachelor's degree or above is also below the national average of 24.4%. Only 12.9% of citizens hold college level degrees.

Political facts[edit]

Election results 2013:

The Mayor of Cambria is Steven W. Gottschalk (I), a retired Air Force Chief Master Sergeant. The mayor serves a four-year term.

Village trustees are Terry McKenzie(I), Robin McFarlin(I), Robert Chitwood, Jennifer Sherry (I), and Zack Cox (I). Village trustees serve four-year terms. The Village Clerk is Lynette Wright.

Village board meetings are held every first and third Tuesday of the month at the Cambria Village Hall located in the old Cambria Grade School.

In recent months the village board has taken on a number of important issues. It has approved a zoning system for Cambria; this is the first of its kind in the village. In addition to the zoning measures, the building permit (item which all prospective builders must file with the village) has been updated and improved. It has increased from a single page to a thirteen-page packet.

Business and industry[edit]

The Village of Cambria, located in the northwestern Williamson County—one of the fastest growing regions in the state. Currently, Cambria has several businesses in this order. Cambria Mini- Market- Golden Goodies Resale Shop- Owned By Donna Hammonds Mild-to-Wild Auto Dealers Don Marco Banquet Hall Lawrence Auto Repair and Sales

Cambria is located in the Carterville School District Unit 5. The Cambria Grade School closed in 2001 when the Tri-C communities of Carterville, Cambria, and Crainville consolidated all Kindergarten through middle school grade levels.

Cambria is located near John A. Logan College located in Carterville and Southern Illinois University in Carbondale.

The Village of Cambria is currently seeking businesses to locate in and reside within the limits of Cambria. This is part of Cambria's efforts to become more business and progress oriented.


Cambria is home to three major churches. The majority of Cambrians profess a Protestant faith.[citation needed]


Cambria is located at 37°46′59″N 89°7′7″W / 37.78306°N 89.11861°W / 37.78306; -89.11861 (37.783054, -89.118533).[5]

According to the 2010 census, Cambria has a total area of 1.403 square miles (3.63 km2), of which 1.36 square miles (3.52 km2) (or 96.94%) is land and 0.043 square miles (0.11 km2) (or 3.06%) is water.[6]

Notable person[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. ^ Census of Population and Housing, U.S. Census Bureau, archived from the original on 2006-02-08 
  4. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  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 2015-08-02.