The Hebron water tower, painted to resemble a basketball
|Area||1.96 sq mi (5 km2)|
|- land||1.96 sq mi (5 km2)|
|- water||0.00 sq mi (0 km2)|
|Founded||October 21, 1895|
|Village president||Frank M. Beatty|
|- summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|Wikimedia Commons: Hebron, Illinois|
According to the 2010 census, the village has a total area of 1.96 square miles (5.1 km2), all land.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,038 people, 390 households, and 271 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,515.9 people per square mile (589.4/km²). There were 411 housing units at an average density of 600.2 per square mile (233.4/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 97.78% White, 0.39% African American, 0.10% Asian, 1.16% from other races, and 0.58% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.30% of the population.
There were 390 households out of which 38.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.0% were married couples living together, 13.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.5% were non-families. 24.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.66 and the average family size was 3.20.
In the village the population was spread out with 31.0% under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 32.4% from 25 to 44, 19.5% from 45 to 64, and 9.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 100.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.4 males.
The median income for a household in the village was $46,607, and the median income for a family was $53,661. Males had a median income of $41,036 versus $25,272 for females. The per capita income for the village was $18,829. About 3.3% of families and 5.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.1% of those under age 18 and 3.0% of those age 65 or over.
Fire protection and EMS
The village and surrounding area are protected by the Hebron Alden Greenwood Fire Protection District. The District comprises 30 members that protect 56 square miles (150 km2). The District operates out of two fire stations, one in Hebron and one in nearby Alden. The District operates four engines, two ambulances, two brush trucks, and one water tender. They average 400 emergency calls a year. The District is a member of the Fire North Quad that provides Automatic Aid when needed. The district is also a member of McHenry County MABAS Division 5 which provides mutual aid to the district. The district is part of the Rock River Ems System and provides ALS (Advanced Life Support) service to the district.
The District holds their annual pig roast on the second Saturday in September each year at the fire station at 12302 Rte 173 in Hebron.
Alden-Hebron High School is the smallest school to win the Illinois High School Boys Basketball Championship. In 1952, with an enrollment of 98 students, the boys team won the state title with an overtime victory over Quincy. At the time, all Illinois schools competed for a single championship, regardless of enrollment. The town's water tower is painted to look like a basketball in commemoration of the event.
- Elmer Bigelow, recipient of the Medal of Honor; died saving his ship in World War II; born and raised in Hebron
- Chris Ferrara, inducted in the Bugler Hall Of Fame 2012; 2007 founder and president of the Small Drum Corps Association (SDCA) http://thesdca.org; lives in unincorporated Hebron.
- Howie Judson, pitcher for the Chicago White Sox and Cincinnati Redlegs (1948–1954); born in Hebron
- "2010 Census U.S. Gazetteer Files for Places – Illinois". United States Census. Retrieved 2012-10-13.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- Johnson, Scott; Julie Kistler (2002). Once There Were Giants. Illinois High School Association. ISBN 0960116656.
- Photographs of Hebron, Illinois
- Elmer Bigelow's Medal of Honor citation
- 1952 Illinois State Basketball Championship