Godfrey Township, Madison County, Illinois

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Godfrey Township
Township
Location of Illinois in the United States
Location of Illinois in the United States
Coordinates: 38°57′37″N 90°13′24″W / 38.96028°N 90.22333°W / 38.96028; -90.22333Coordinates: 38°57′37″N 90°13′24″W / 38.96028°N 90.22333°W / 38.96028; -90.22333
Country United States
State Illinois
County Madison
Settled November 2, 1875
Area
 • Total 36.64 sq mi (94.9 km2)
 • Land 34.64 sq mi (89.7 km2)
 • Water 2 sq mi (5 km2)
Elevation 604 ft (184 m)
Population (2010)
 • Estimate (2016)[1] 17,733
 • Density 519.1/sq mi (200.4/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 17-119-30107

Godfrey Township is located in Madison County, Illinois, in the United States. As of the 2010 census, its population was 17,982 and it contained 7,708 housing units.[2] Godfrey Township is coterminous with the municipality of Godfrey, Illinois. It is one of two coterminous townships in Madison County and one of seventeen coterminous townships statewide.[3]

History[edit]

Godfrey Township is named for Captain Benjamin Godfrey, an early settler and the township's largest landowner.[4][5]

Geography[edit]

According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 36.64 square miles (94.9 km2), of which 34.64 square miles (89.7 km2) (or 94.54%) is land and 2 square miles (5.2 km2) (or 5.46%) is water.[2]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 2016 17,733 [1]
U.S. Decennial Census[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County -- County Subdivision and Place -- 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census. Retrieved 2013-05-28. 
  3. ^ Sohl, Shannon N.; Bannovetz, James M. (May 2014). "Too Many Governments in Illinois? What is the Impact on Townships?" (PDF). Policy Profiles. Northern Illinois University. 13 (1): 1–15. Retrieved December 12, 2016. 
  4. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 139. 
  5. ^ Norton, William T. (1912). Centennial History of Madison County, Illinois, and Its People, 1812 to 1912. The Lewis Publishing Co. p. 516. 
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2016. 

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