Dunfermline, Illinois

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Dunfermline, Illinois
Village
Country United States
State Illinois
County Fulton
Township Buckheart
Elevation 636 ft (194 m)
Coordinates 40°29′30″N 90°1′53″W / 40.49167°N 90.03139°W / 40.49167; -90.03139Coordinates: 40°29′30″N 90°1′53″W / 40.49167°N 90.03139°W / 40.49167; -90.03139
Area 0.13 sq mi (0 km2)
 - land 0.13 sq mi (0 km2)
 - water 0.00 sq mi (0 km2)
Population 300 (2010)
Density 2,307.7/sq mi (891/km2)
Timezone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Postal code 61524
Area code 309
FIPS code 17-21098
GNIS ID 2398755
Location of Dunfermline within Illinois
Location of Dunfermline within Illinois
Wikimedia Commons: Dunfermline, Illinois

Dunfermline is a village in Fulton County, Illinois, United States. The population was 300 at the 2010 census,[1] up from 262 at the 2000 census. Dunfermline is pronounced DUMP-fer-leen.

History[edit]

A post office has been in operation at Dunfermline since 1887.[2] A share of the first settlers being natives of Dunfermline, Scotland, caused the name to be selected.[3]

Geography[edit]

Dunfermline is located in east-central Fulton County at 40°29′30″N 90°1′53″W / 40.49167°N 90.03139°W / 40.49167; -90.03139 (40.491767, -90.031282).[4] Illinois Route 78 forms the eastern border of the village; the highway leads north 5 miles (8 km) to Canton and south 6 miles (10 km) to U.S. Route 24 at Little America. Lewistown, the county seat, is 11 miles (18 km) to the southwest by Illinois Route 100.

According to the 2010 census, Dunfermline has a total area of 0.13 square miles (0.34 km2), all land.[5]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1950 292
1960 284 −2.7%
1970 282 −0.7%
1980 313 11.0%
1990 259 −17.3%
2000 262 1.2%
2010 300 14.5%
Est. 2015 288 [6] −4.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

As of the census[8] of 2000, there were 262 people, 106 households, and 80 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,999.9 people per square mile (778.1/km²). There were 117 housing units at an average density of 893.1 per square mile (347.5/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 95.04% White, 2.29% Native American, and 2.67% from two or more races.

There were 106 households out of which 31.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.2% were married couples living together, 11.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.5% were non-families. 20.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 2.85.

In the village the population was spread out with 24.0% under the age of 18, 9.5% from 18 to 24, 27.1% from 25 to 44, 23.3% from 45 to 64, and 16.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 101.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.6 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $35,357, and the median income for a family was $41,250. Males had a median income of $22,222 versus $20,000 for females. The per capita income for the village was $16,152. About 4.7% of families and 9.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.8% of those under the age of eighteen and 11.6% of those sixty five or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001), Dunfermline village, Illinois". American FactFinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved May 16, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Fulton County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 4 November 2015. 
  3. ^ Callary, Edward (29 September 2008). Place Names of Illinois. University of Illinois Press. p. 100. ISBN 978-0-252-09070-7. 
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  5. ^ "G001 - Geographic Identifiers - 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015-08-02. 
  6. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  8. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.