Cherry, Illinois

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Cherry, Illinois
Country United States
State Illinois
County Bureau
Township Westfield
Coordinates 41°25′36″N 89°12′45″W / 41.42667°N 89.21250°W / 41.42667; -89.21250Coordinates: 41°25′36″N 89°12′45″W / 41.42667°N 89.21250°W / 41.42667; -89.21250
Area 0.53 sq mi (1 km2)
 - land 0.53 sq mi (1 km2)
 - water 0.00 sq mi (0 km2)
Population 482 (2010)
Density 909.4 / sq mi (351 / km2)
Timezone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Postal code 61317
Area code 815 & 779
Location of Cherry within Illinois
Wikimedia Commons: Cherry, Illinois

Cherry is a village in Bureau County, Illinois, United States. The population was 482 at the 2010 census.[1] It is part of the OttawaStreator Micropolitan Statistical Area. It is located northwest of LaSalle-Peru, just a few miles north of Interstate 80, and is about 75 miles (121 km) east of the Quad Cities.

Cherry was the site of the Cherry Mine Disaster, which killed 259 coal miners in November 1909. This was the third most deadly mine disaster in U.S. history (as of 2005).[citation needed]


Cherry is located at 41°25′36″N 89°12′45″W / 41.42667°N 89.21250°W / 41.42667; -89.21250 (41.426628, -89.212422).[2]

According to the 2010 census, the village has a total area of 0.53 square miles (1.4 km2), all land.[3]


As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 509 people, 212 households, and 146 families residing in the village. The population density was 946.0 people per square mile (363.9/km²). There were 220 housing units at an average density of 408.9 per square mile (157.3/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 97.45% White, 0.20% African American, 0.39% Native American, 0.39% Pacific Islander, 0.39% from other races, and 1.18% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.77% of the population.

There were 212 households out of which 31.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.5% were married couples living together, 8.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.7% were non-families. 28.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 2.93.

In the village the population was spread out with 24.0% under the age of 18, 5.3% from 18 to 24, 30.5% from 25 to 44, 24.2% from 45 to 64, and 16.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 89.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.6 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $41,591, and the median income for a family was $48,438. Males had a median income of $34,375 versus $22,813 for females. The per capita income for the village was $19,313. None of the families and 1.8% of the population were living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 5.5% of those over 64.