Dupo, Illinois

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Dupo
Location of Dupo in St. Clair County, Illinois.
Location of Dupo in St. Clair County, Illinois.
Location of Illinois in the United States
Location of Illinois in the United States
Coordinates: 38°30′57″N 90°12′29″W / 38.51583°N 90.20806°W / 38.51583; -90.20806Coordinates: 38°30′57″N 90°12′29″W / 38.51583°N 90.20806°W / 38.51583; -90.20806
CountryUnited States
StateIllinois
CountySt. Clair
Area
 • Total6.32 sq mi (16.36 km2)
 • Land6.29 sq mi (16.30 km2)
 • Water0.02 sq mi (0.06 km2)
Elevation
410 ft (120 m)
Population
 • Total4,138
 • Estimate 
(2016)[2]
3,887
 • Density617.57/sq mi (238.46/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP Code(s)
62239
Area code(s)618
FIPS code17-21254
GNIS ID2398759
Wikimedia CommonsDupo, Illinois

Dupo is a village in St. Clair County, Illinois, United States. The population was 4,138 at the 2010 census, an increase from 3,933 in 2000. The village was settled in about 1750 and was incorporated in 1876.[citation needed] Its name is derived from Common Fields of Prairie du Pont (French: Bridge Prairie).

Geography[edit]

Dupo is located at 38°30′57″N 90°12′29″W / 38.51583°N 90.20806°W / 38.51583; -90.20806 (38.515702, -90.207992).[3] It is located in the American Bottom floodplain of the Mississippi River.

According to the 2010 census, Dupo has a total area of 4.42 square miles (11.45 km2), all land.[4]

History[edit]

Dupo had its start ca. 1905 when the railroad was extended to that point.[5] The name is an abbreviation of DuPont.[6]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910433
19201,393221.7%
19302,08249.5%
19402,073−0.4%
19502,2398.0%
19602,93731.2%
19702,842−3.2%
19803,0396.9%
19903,1644.1%
20003,93324.3%
20104,1385.2%
Est. 20163,887[2]−6.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

As of the census[8] of 2000, there were 3,933 people, 1,557 households, and 1,063 families residing in the village. The population density was 888.6 people per square mile (342.8/km²). There were 1,668 housing units at an average density of 376.9 per square mile (145.4/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 97.20% White, 1.17% African American, 0.31% Native American, 0.25% Asian, 0.36% from other races, and 0.71% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.69% of the population.

There were 1,557 households out of which 32.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.9% were married couples living together, 11.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.7% were non-families. 26.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the village, the population was spread out with 25.2% under the age of 18, 10.7% from 18 to 24, 30.5% from 25 to 44, 21.4% from 45 to 64, and 12.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females, there were 96.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.9 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $43,036, and the median income for a family was $47,000. Males had a median income of $35,529 versus $24,135 for females. The per capita income for the village was $18,505. About 2.9% of families and 4.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.2% of those under age 18 and 3.8% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people[edit]

  • Candace Jordan, television personality, Playboy Playmate December 1979

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jun 29, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  4. ^ "G001 - Geographic Identifiers - 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015-08-02.
  5. ^ Callary, Edward (29 September 2008). Place Names of Illinois. University of Illinois Press. p. 101. ISBN 978-0-252-09070-7.
  6. ^ Society, Illinois State Historical (1915). Papers in Illinois History and Transactions. Society. p. 97.
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  8. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.