Dongola, Illinois

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Dongola
Village
Country United States
State Illinois
County Union
Elevation 397 ft (121 m)
Coordinates 37°21′40″N 89°9′52″W / 37.36111°N 89.16444°W / 37.36111; -89.16444Coordinates: 37°21′40″N 89°9′52″W / 37.36111°N 89.16444°W / 37.36111; -89.16444
Area 1.15 sq mi (3 km2)
 - land 1.09 sq mi (3 km2)
 - water 0.06 sq mi (0 km2)
Population 806 (2000)
Density 728.8/sq mi (281/km2)
Timezone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Postal code 62926
Area code 618
FIPS code 17-20305
GNIS ID 2398735
Location of Dongola within Illinois
Location of Dongola within Illinois
Wikimedia Commons: Dongola, Illinois

Dongola is a village in Union County, Illinois, United States. The population was 806 at the 2000 census.

History[edit]

Dongola was laid out in 1857.[1] The village was named after Dongola, in Sudan.[2][3] A post office called Dongola has been in operation since 1857.[4]

Geography[edit]

Dongola is located at 37°21′40″N 89°9′52″W / 37.36111°N 89.16444°W / 37.36111; -89.16444 (37.361243, -89.164574).[5]

According to the 2010 census, Dongola has a total area of 1.147 square miles (2.97 km2), of which 1.09 square miles (2.82 km2) (or 95.03%) is land and 0.057 square miles (0.15 km2) (or 4.97%) is water.[6]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 599
1890 733 22.4%
1900 681 −7.1%
1910 702 3.1%
1920 660 −6.0%
1930 635 −3.8%
1940 638 0.5%
1950 704 10.3%
1960 757 7.5%
1970 825 9.0%
1980 886 7.4%
1990 728 −17.8%
2000 806 10.7%
2010 726 −9.9%
Est. 2015 712 [7] −1.9%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]

As of the census[9] of 2000, there were 806 people, 330 households, and 222 families residing in the village. The population density was 728.8 people per square mile (280.4/km²). There were 354 housing units at an average density of 320.1 per square mile (123.1/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 95.78% White, 0.12% African American, 0.87% Native American, 0.37% Asian, 0.12% from other races, and 2.73% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.12% of the population.

There were 330 households out of which 33.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.5% were married couples living together, 15.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.7% were non-families. 30.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the village, the population was spread out with 27.5% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 27.8% from 25 to 44, 19.9% from 45 to 64, and 16.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 87.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.4 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $24,539, and the median income for a family was $32,115. Males had a median income of $30,234 versus $18,864 for females. The per capita income for the village was $11,917. About 15.2% of families and 21.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 29.1% of those under age 18 and 9.1% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Callary, Edward (29 September 2008). Place Names of Illinois. University of Illinois Press. p. 95. ISBN 978-0-252-09070-7. 
  2. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 107. 
  3. ^ Allen, John W. (January 11, 1963). "Place Names Have Colorful History". The Southeast Missourian. p. 6. Retrieved 27 April 2015. 
  4. ^ "Union County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 27 April 2015. 
  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. 
  7. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  8. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  9. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.