Congerville, Illinois

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Country United States
State Illinois
County Woodford
Elevation 745 ft (227 m)
Coordinates 40°36′51″N 89°12′24″W / 40.61417°N 89.20667°W / 40.61417; -89.20667Coordinates: 40°36′51″N 89°12′24″W / 40.61417°N 89.20667°W / 40.61417; -89.20667
Area 1.12 sq mi (3 km2)
 - land 1.12 sq mi (3 km2)
 - water 0.00 sq mi (0 km2)
Population 474 (2010)
Density 615.3 / sq mi (238 / km2)
Timezone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Postal code 61729
Area code 309
Location of Congerville within Illinois
Location of Congerville within Illinois
Wikimedia Commons: Congerville, Illinois

Congerville is a village in Woodford County, Illinois, United States. The population was 474 as of the 2010 census, up from 466 at the 2000 census. Congerville is part of the Peoria, Illinois Metropolitan Statistical Area.


The site of Congerville was surveyed for Joseph Schrock on 2 January 1888 and the village was known as Schrock.[1] The name was changed to Conger on 27 February 1888 after the early settler Ben Conger, and then to Congerville on 31 July 1888.[2]

On January 5, 1999, the temperature at Congerville fell to -36°F (-38°C), the coldest temperature ever recorded in Illinois.[3]


Congerville is located at 40°36′51″N 89°12′24″W / 40.614130°N 89.206576°W / 40.614130; -89.206576.[4]

According to the 2010 census, the village has a total area of 1.12 square miles (2.9 km2), all land.[5]


As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 466 people, 163 households, and 131 families residing in the village. The population density was 615.3 people per square mile (236.7/km²). There were 167 housing units at an average density of 220.5 per square mile (84.8/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 98.93% White, 0.43% Native American, 0.21% Asian, and 0.43% from two or more races. None of the population is African American, Pacific Islander, Hispanic or Latino of any race, or from other races.

There were 163 households out of which 37.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 74.2% were married couples living together, 2.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.6% were non-families. 17.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.86 and the average family size was 3.27.

In the village the population was spread out with 28.5% under the age of 18, 11.8% from 18 to 24, 30.3% from 25 to 44, 19.1% from 45 to 64, and 10.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 103.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.3 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $51,786, and the median income for a family was $60,313. Males had a median income of $45,673 versus $25,132 for females. The per capita income for the village was $20,795. None of the families and 0.7% of the population were living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 2.8% of those over 64.

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  1. ^ Moore, Roy Lewis. 1910. History of Woodford County. Eureka, IL: Woodford County Republican, p. 230.
  2. ^ Callary, Edward. 2009. Place Names of Illinois. Champaign: University of Illinois Press, p. 140.
  3. ^ Illinois Climate Records and Averages, Illinois State Water Survey
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  5. ^ "Places: Illinois". 2010 Census Gazetteer Files. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-10-13. 
  6. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  7. ^ 'Illinois Blue Book 1951-1952,' Biographical Sketch of Simon E. Lantz, pg. 178