Compton, Illinois

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Compton
Village
Country United States
State Illinois
County Lee
Coordinates 41°41′39″N 89°5′10″W / 41.69417°N 89.08611°W / 41.69417; -89.08611Coordinates: 41°41′39″N 89°5′10″W / 41.69417°N 89.08611°W / 41.69417; -89.08611
Area 0.16 sq mi (0 km2)
 - land 0.16 sq mi (0 km2)
 - water 0.00 sq mi (0 km2)
Population 303 (2010)
Density 2,092.1 / sq mi (808 / km2)
Timezone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Postal code 61318
Area code 815 & 779
Location of Compton within Illinois
Location of Compton within Illinois
Wikimedia Commons: Compton, Illinois

Compton is a village in Lee County, Illinois, United States. The population was 303 at the 2010 census, down from 347 at the 2000 census.

History[edit]

A post office at the site of Compton opened on May 18, 1841; it was named Melugin Grove after the village's first settler, Zachariah Melugin. The village's name was changed to Compton on July 16, 1873, after Joel Compton.[1]

Geography[edit]

Compton is located at 41°41′39″N 89°5′10″W / 41.69417°N 89.08611°W / 41.69417; -89.08611 (41.694222, -89.086006).[2]

According to the 2010 census, Compton has a total area of 0.16 square miles (0.41 km2), all land.[3]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 300
1890 234 −22.0%
1900 428 82.9%
1910 387 −9.6%
1920 283 −26.9%
1930 277 −2.1%
1940 300 8.3%
1950 321 7.0%
1960 366 14.0%
1970 399 9.0%
1980 376 −5.8%
1990 343 −8.8%
2000 347 1.2%
2010 303 −12.7%
Est. 2014 289 [4] −4.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 347 people, 127 households, and 96 families residing in the village. The population density was 2,092.1 person per square mile (788.1/km²). There were 136 housing units at an average density of 820.0 per square mile (308.9/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 98.85% White, 0.29% Asian, 0.58% from other races, and 0.29% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.31% of the population.

There were 127 households out of which 43.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.8% were married couples living together, 11.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.4% were non-families. 21.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.73 and the average family size was 3.17.

In the village the population was spread out with 30.8% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 32.0% from 25 to 44, 19.0% from 45 to 64, and 11.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 102.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.7 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $34,167, and the median income for a family was $39,375. Males had a median income of $31,250 versus $22,188 for females. The per capita income for the village was $13,205. About 3.7% of families and 4.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.7% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Callary, Edward (2009). Place Names of Illinois. p. 78. 
  2. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  3. ^ "G001 - Geographic Identifiers - 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015-08-02. 
  4. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  6. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.