Keyesport, Illinois

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Keyesport, Illinois
Village
Keyesport Illinois with Carlyle Lake filling.jpg
Aerial view of Keyesport in approximately 1968 when Carlyle Lake was filling from the newly constructed dam. The town is now situated directly on the lakeshore.
Country United States
State Illinois
County Bond, Clinton
Coordinates 38°44′27″N 89°16′37″W / 38.74083°N 89.27694°W / 38.74083; -89.27694Coordinates: 38°44′27″N 89°16′37″W / 38.74083°N 89.27694°W / 38.74083; -89.27694
Area 0.68 sq mi (2 km2)
 - land 0.66 sq mi (2 km2)
 - water 0.02 sq mi (0 km2)
Population 421 (2010)
Density 619.1 / sq mi (239 / km2)
Timezone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Postal code 62253
Area code 618
Location of Keyesport within Illinois
Wikimedia Commons: Keyesport, Illinois
Website: keyesportillinois.com

Keyesport is a village in Bond and Clinton counties, Illinois, United States. The population was 421 at the 2010 census.[1]

History[edit]

Keyesport was named in honor of its postmaster, Thomas Keyes.[2] It is on the line of Clinton County and Bond County. It was incorporated as a village in 1887.[2]

Geography[edit]

Keyesport is located at 38°44′27″N 89°16′37″W / 38.74083°N 89.27694°W / 38.74083; -89.27694 (38.740789, -89.277065).[3] The town is situated on the western shore of Carlyle Lake.

According to the 2010 census, Keyesport has a total area of 0.677 square miles (1.75 km2), of which 0.66 square miles (1.71 km2) (or 97.49%) is land and 0.017 square miles (0.04 km2) (or 2.51%) is water.[4]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 500
1910 670 34.0%
1920 544 −18.8%
1930 434 −20.2%
1940 547 26.0%
1950 438 −19.9%
1960 412 −5.9%
1970 352 −14.6%
1980 499 41.8%
1990 440 −11.8%
2000 481 9.3%
2010 421 −12.5%
Est. 2014 405 [5] −3.8%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 481 people, 212 households, and 132 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,193.7 people per square mile (464.3/km²). There were 274 housing units at an average density of 680.0 per square mile (264.5/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 98.96% White, 0.42% Native American, 0.21% Asian, and 0.42% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.62% of the population.

There were 212 households out of which 22.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.4% were married couples living together, 7.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.3% were non-families. 31.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.27 and the average family size was 2.85.

In the village the population was spread out with 20.8% under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 24.5% from 25 to 44, 25.6% from 45 to 64, and 20.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 106.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.5 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $22,679, and the median income for a family was $31,875. Males had a median income of $31,875 versus $18,250 for females. The per capita income for the village was $14,028. About 10.9% of families and 17.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 35.7% of those under age 18 and 11.4% of those age 65 or over.

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