Ivesdale, Illinois

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Post Office and Water Tower
Post Office and Water Tower
Location of Ivesdale in Piatt and Champaign Counties, Illinois.
Location of Ivesdale in Piatt and Champaign Counties, Illinois.
Ivesdale is located in Champaign County, Illinois
Location within Champaign County
Ivesdale is located in Illinois
Ivesdale (Illinois)
Coordinates: 39°56′41″N 88°27′25″W / 39.94472°N 88.45694°W / 39.94472; -88.45694Coordinates: 39°56′41″N 88°27′25″W / 39.94472°N 88.45694°W / 39.94472; -88.45694
Country  United States
State  Illinois
County Champaign, Piatt
 • Total 0.83 sq mi (2.14 km2)
 • Land 0.83 sq mi (2.14 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation 682 ft (208 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 267
 • Estimate (2016)[2] 265
 • Density 320.44/sq mi (123.79/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Postal code 61851
Area code(s) 217
FIPS code 17-37998

Ivesdale is a village in Champaign County, Illinois, United States; a very small portion of the village extends into Piatt County, Illinois. The population was 267 at the 2010 census. It is served by Saint Joseph Catholic Parish and is home to Saint Joseph Roman Catholic Church (built in 1894) which is known locally as "The Cathedral of the Cornfield".[3] The town's most recent mayor Bernard Alblinger was the second longest serving mayor in the history of Illinois, serving a total of 48 consecutive years from 1963 until his death in 2011.[4]

Ivesdale Grain Elevators
Ivesdale, Illinois Fire Station


Ivesdale is located at 39°56′41″N 88°27′25″W / 39.94472°N 88.45694°W / 39.94472; -88.45694 (39.944595, -88.456860).[5]

According to the 2010 census, Ivesdale has a total area of 0.83 square miles (2.15 km2), all land.[6]


Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 2016265[2]−0.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

As of the census[8] of 2000, there were 288 people, 117 households, and 84 families residing in the village. The population density was 384.4 people per square mile (148.3/km2). There were 121 housing units at an average density of 161.5 per square mile (62.3/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 99.31% White, and 0.69% from two or more races.

There were 117 households out of which 28.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.7% were married couples living together, 8.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.2% were non-families. 25.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 2.92.

In the village, the population was spread out with 20.5% under the age of 18, 10.1% from 18 to 24, 28.5% from 25 to 44, 27.8% from 45 to 64, and 13.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 92.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.4 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $45,938, and the median income for a family was $51,964. Males had a median income of $42,083 versus $21,696 for females. The per capita income for the village was $18,829. None of the families and 3.5% of the population were living below the poverty line.