Leaf River, Illinois

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Leaf River
Village
Sign seen when entering Leaf River
Sign seen when entering Leaf River
Leaf River is located in Ogle County, Illinois
Leaf River
Leaf River
Leaf River is located in Illinois
Leaf River
Leaf River
Location within Ogle County
Coordinates: 42°07′35″N 89°24′11″W / 42.12639°N 89.40306°W / 42.12639; -89.40306Coordinates: 42°07′35″N 89°24′11″W / 42.12639°N 89.40306°W / 42.12639; -89.40306
Country United States
State Illinois
County Ogle
Township Leaf River
Government
 • Village President Timothy Mulford (R)
Area
 • Total 0.83 sq mi (2.1 km2)
 • Land 0.83 sq mi (2.1 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 725 ft (221 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 443
 • Density 530/sq mi (210/km2)
Postal code 61047
Area code(s) 815
Website leafriver.homestead.com/VillageLR.html

Leaf River is a village in Leaf River Township, Ogle County, Illinois, United States, along a stream of the same name. The population was 443 at the 2010 census, down from 555 in 2000.

Geography[edit]

Post office on the main road of Leaf River
Leaf River Fire Station

Leaf River is located at 42°7′35″N 89°24′11″W / 42.12639°N 89.40306°W / 42.12639; -89.40306 (42.126350, -89.402976).[1]

According to the 2010 census, Leaf River has a total area of 0.83 square miles (2.15 km2), all land.[2]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 339
1900 507 49.6%
1910 469 −7.5%
1920 388 −17.3%
1930 382 −1.5%
1940 415 8.6%
1950 444 7.0%
1960 546 23.0%
1970 633 15.9%
1980 637 0.6%
1990 546 −14.3%
2000 555 1.6%
2010 443 −20.2%
Est. 2015 418 [3] −5.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 555 people, 214 households, and 154 families residing in the village. The population density was 647.6 people per square mile (249.2/km²). There were 235 housing units at an average density of 274.2 per square mile (105.5/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 98.20% White, 1.62% African American and 0.18% Native American. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.72% of the population.

There were 214 households out of which 32.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.9% were married couples living together, 9.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.0% were non-families. 21.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.07.

In the village, the population was spread out with 26.5% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 29.5% from 25 to 44, 23.2% from 45 to 64, and 12.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 92.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.2 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $36,528, and the median income for a family was $40,268. Males had a median income of $33,958 versus $21,000 for females. The per capita income for the village was $15,620. About 2.5% of families and 5.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.1% of those under age 18 and 7.6% of those age 65 or over.

Facilities[edit]

The village is the home of Camp Kupugani, a private multicultural summer camp for boys and girls.

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