Dallas City, Illinois

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Dallas City, Illinois
IL 9 and IL 96 intersect in downtown Dallas City
IL 9 and IL 96 intersect in downtown Dallas City
Location of Dallas City in Henderson County, Illinois.
Location of Dallas City in Henderson County, Illinois.
Location of Illinois in the United States
Location of Illinois in the United States
Coordinates: 40°38′12″N 91°9′55″W / 40.63667°N 91.16528°W / 40.63667; -91.16528Coordinates: 40°38′12″N 91°9′55″W / 40.63667°N 91.16528°W / 40.63667; -91.16528
CountryUnited States
CountiesHancock, Henderson
TownshipsDallas City, Pontoosuc, Lomax
 • Total3.28 sq mi (8.48 km2)
 • Land2.37 sq mi (6.15 km2)
 • Water0.90 sq mi (2.33 km2)
 • Total945
 • Estimate 
 • Density367.31/sq mi (141.79/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP Code(s)
Area code(s)217
FIPS code17-18420
Wikimedia CommonsDallas City, Illinois

Dallas City is a city in Hancock and Henderson counties in the U.S. state of Illinois. The population was 945 at the 2010 census,[3] a decline from 1,055 in 2000.

The Hancock County portion of Dallas City is part of the Fort MadisonKeokuk, IA–IL–MO Micropolitan Statistical Area, and the Henderson County portion of Dallas City is part of the Burlington, IA–IL Micropolitan Statistical Area.


Dallas City was laid out in 1848, and named in honor of George Mifflin Dallas, 11th Vice President of the United States of America, from 1845 to 1849.[4] A post office has been in operation at Dallas City since 1850.[5]


Dallas City is located at 40°38′12″N 91°9′55″W / 40.63667°N 91.16528°W / 40.63667; -91.16528 (40.636565, -91.165256).[6]

According to the 2010 census, Dallas City has a total area of 3.272 square miles (8.47 km2), of which 2.37 square miles (6.14 km2) (or 72.43%) is land and 0.902 square miles (2.34 km2) (or 27.57%) is water.[7]


Historical population
Census Pop.
2019 (est.)872[2]−7.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]

As of the census[9] of 2000, there were 1,055 people, 466 households, and 301 families residing in the city. The population density was 444.2 people per square mile (171.2/km2). There were 503 housing units at an average density of 211.8 per square mile (81.6/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 99.72% White, 0.09% Native American, and 0.19% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.57% of the population.

There were 466 households, out of which 23.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.4% were married couples living together, 7.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.2% were non-families. 30.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 15.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.25 and the average family size was 2.79.

In the city, the population was spread out, with 20.6% under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 22.7% from 25 to 44, 28.9% from 45 to 64, and 21.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females, there were 85.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $31,731, and the median income for a family was $41,316. Males had a median income of $37,279 versus $18,571 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,188. About 9.5% of families and 13.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.6% of those under age 18 and 10.1% of those age 65 or over.


Dallas Elementary School District 327 operates the public elementary school; it formerly was known as Dallas City Community School District #336.

In 2001 Dallas City High School closed and was converted into the Great River Community Center; the city government installed additional parking in front of the former high school. The Dallas City area was reassigned to Nauvoo-Colusa Community Unit School District 325 for high school, so that year 70 students and all but two of the Dallas City High teachers moved to Nauvoo-Colusa High School.[10] In 2008 the Nauvoo-Colusa district closed its high school and redirected students to Warsaw Community Unit School District 316's Warsaw High School.[11] Upon promoting from the eighth grade, students attend high school at Illini West in Carthage, Illinois.


  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): Dallas City city, Illinois". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved June 12, 2017.[dead link]
  4. ^ Callary, Edward (29 September 2008). Place Names of Illinois. University of Illinois Press. p. 86. ISBN 978-0-252-09070-7.
  5. ^ "Hancock County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 3 November 2015.
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  7. ^ "G001 - Geographic Identifiers - 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2020-02-13. Retrieved 2015-12-27.
  8. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  9. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  10. ^ Dutton, Natalie (2001-08-15). "Nauvoo-Colusa High School ready for 70 students from Dallas City". Hancock County Journal-Pilot. Retrieved 2017-03-29.
  11. ^ Vance, Diane (MVM News Network) (2008-02-12). "Voters approve Warsaw/Nauvoo-Colusa deactivation plans". Hancock County Journal-Pilot. Retrieved 2017-03-29.

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