Dunlap, Illinois

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Location of Dunlap in Peoria County, Illinois.
Location of Dunlap in Peoria County, Illinois.
Location of Illinois in the United States
Location of Illinois in the United States
Coordinates: 40°51′39″N 89°40′41″W / 40.86083°N 89.67806°W / 40.86083; -89.67806Coordinates: 40°51′39″N 89°40′41″W / 40.86083°N 89.67806°W / 40.86083; -89.67806
CountryUnited States
FoundedJune 12, 1871
 • Total2.78 sq mi (7.21 km2)
 • Land2.78 sq mi (7.21 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
699 ft (213 m)
 • Total1,603
 • Density575.79/sq mi (222.29/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP Code
Area code309
FIPS code17-21176
GNIS ID2398757
Wikimedia CommonsDunlap, Illinois

Dunlap is a village in Peoria County, Illinois, United States. Its population was 1,386 people as of the 2010 census. Dunlap is part of the Peoria metropolitan area and growth in the city of Peoria is extending towards the village. There are only a handful of businesses in the village's 16 blocks.


The town of Dunlap was officially established on June 12, 1871 on 40 acres of land owned by Alva Dunlap. The site of his former home is now occupied by the Prospect United Methodist Church. The town was originally located along the Rock Island Railroad. A post office has been in operation at Dunlap since 1871.[2]

The Dunlap Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad was established in 1899.[3] Police services are provided by the Peoria County Sheriff’s Office. The meeting of the first Dunlap Village Council was on January 7, 1952, and the town petitioned for incorporation on February 19, 1952. The current Village Hall was built in 1995.[4][5][6]


According to the 2010 census, Dunlap has a total area of 0.54 square miles (1.40 km2), all land.[7]


Historical population
U.S. Decennial Census[8]

As of the census[9] of 2000, there were 926 people, 337 households, and 270 families residing in the suburb. Dunlap is a suburb of Peoria, IL and it is 15 miles from downtown. The population density was 2,482.3 inhabitants per square mile (958.4/km2). There were 350 housing units at an average density of 938.2 per square mile (362.2/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 98.52% White, 0.54% African American, 0.22% Native American, 0.51% Asian, and 0.22% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.30% of the population.

There were 337 households, out of which 40.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.7% were married couples living together, 11.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.6% were non-families. 16.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 6.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.75 and the average family size was 3.08.

In the village, the population was spread out, with 27.1% under the age of 18, 9.6% from 18 to 24, 29.9% from 25 to 44, 23.8% from 45 to 64, and 9.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females, there were 102.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.9 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $56,364, and the median income for a family was $62,000. Males had a median income of $42,083 versus $24,732 for females. The per capita income for the village was $20,407. About 3.1% of families and 6.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.9% of those under age 18 and 12.5% of those age 65 or over.


Schools in Dunlap Community Unit School District 323 include:

  • Banner Elementary School (K-5)
  • Dunlap Grade School Grades (K-5)
  • Dunlap High School Grades (9-12)
  • Dunlap Middle School Grades (6-8)
  • Dunlap Valley Middle School Grades (6-8)
  • Hickory Grove Elementary School Grades (K-5)
  • Ridgeview Elementary School Grades (K-5)
  • Wilder-Waite Grade School Grades (K-5)[10]


  1. ^ "2020 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved March 15, 2022.
  2. ^ "Peoria County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 4 November 2015.
  3. ^ "History". Dunlap Fire Protection District. Retrieved December 1, 2015.
  4. ^ "History of Dunlap". Village of Dunlap. Retrieved December 1, 2015.
  5. ^ Callary, Edward (29 September 2008). Place Names of Illinois. University of Illinois Press. p. 100. ISBN 978-0-252-09070-7.
  6. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. pp. 110.
  7. ^ "G001 - Geographic Identifiers - 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2020-02-13. Retrieved 2015-08-02.
  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. ^ "Our Schools". Dunlap Community Unit School District 323. Archived from the original on March 1, 2017. Retrieved February 28, 2017.