German Valley, Illinois

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German Valley
Post office for German Valley
Post office for German Valley
Nickname(s): 
The Valley
Location of German Valley in Stephenson County, Illinois.
Location of German Valley in Stephenson County, Illinois.
Location of Illinois in the United States
Location of Illinois in the United States
Coordinates: 42°12′54″N 89°28′39″W / 42.21500°N 89.47750°W / 42.21500; -89.47750Coordinates: 42°12′54″N 89°28′39″W / 42.21500°N 89.47750°W / 42.21500; -89.47750
CountryUnited States
StateIllinois
CountyStephenson
TownshipRidott
Government
 • Village PresidentMark Jewell
Area
 • Total0.48 sq mi (1.25 km2)
 • Land0.48 sq mi (1.25 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
823 ft (251 m)
Population
 • Total463
 • Estimate 
(2016)[2]
449
 • Density929.61/sq mi (358.98/km2)
ZIP Code(s)
61039
Area code(s)815
FIPS code17-29093
Wikimedia CommonsGerman Valley, Illinois

German Valley is a village in Stephenson County, Illinois, United States. German Valley is located four miles south of U.S. Route 20 between Freeport and Rockford. German Valley had a population of 463 at the 2010 census, down from 481 in 2000.

Geography[edit]

German Valley is located at 42°12′54″N 89°28′39″W / 42.21500°N 89.47750°W / 42.21500; -89.47750 (42.214993, -89.477454).[3]

According to the 2010 census, the village has a total area of 0.48 square miles (1.2 km2), all land.[4]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910144
192018729.9%
19301912.1%
1940180−5.8%
195020614.4%
19602248.7%
1970206−8.0%
1980414101.0%
199048015.9%
20004810.2%
2010463−3.7%
Est. 2016449[2]−3.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 481 people, 179 households, and 138 families residing in the village. The population density was 987.8 people per square mile (379.0/km²). There were 187 housing units at an average density of 384.0 per square mile (147.3/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 99.58% White, 0.21% Asian and 0.21% Pacific Islander. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.87% of the population.

There were 179 households out of which 41.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.5% were married couples living together, 6.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.9% were non-families. 19.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.69 and the average family size was 3.07.

In the village, the population was spread out with 29.3% under the age of 18, 5.8% from 18 to 24, 33.5% from 25 to 44, 18.3% from 45 to 64, and 13.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 96.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.8 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $42,500, and the median income for a family was $48,750. Males had a median income of $31,111 versus $22,308 for females. The per capita income for the village was $18,564. About 6.4% of families and 6.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.7% of those under age 18 and 20.4% of those age 65 or over.

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. ^ "2010 Census U.S. Gazetteer Files for Places – Illinois". United States Census. Archived from the original on 2012-12-05. Retrieved 2012-10-13.
  5. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  6. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.