Leef Township, Madison County, Illinois

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Leef Township
Township
Location of Illinois in the United States
Location of Illinois in the United States
Coordinates: 38°51′51″N 89°39′36″W / 38.86417°N 89.66000°W / 38.86417; -89.66000Coordinates: 38°51′51″N 89°39′36″W / 38.86417°N 89.66000°W / 38.86417; -89.66000
Country United States
State Illinois
County Madison
Settled November 2, 1875
Area
 • Total 29.38 sq mi (76.1 km2)
 • Land 29.26 sq mi (75.8 km2)
 • Water 0.11 sq mi (0.3 km2)
Elevation 558 ft (170 m)
Population (2010)
 • Estimate (2016)[1] 616
 • Density 21.5/sq mi (8.3/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 17-119-42652

Leef Township is located in Madison County, Illinois, in the United States. As of the 2010 census, its population was 628 and it contained 246 housing units.[2]

History[edit]

Leef Township was named for the Swiss immigrant Jacob Leu, who anglicized his name to Leef.[3]

Geography[edit]

According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 29.38 square miles (76.1 km2), of which 29.26 square miles (75.8 km2) (or 99.59%) is land and 0.11 square miles (0.28 km2) (or 0.37%) is water.[2]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 2016 616 [1]
U.S. Decennial Census[4]

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. ^ Norton, William T. (1912). Centennial History of Madison County, Illinois, and Its People, 1812 to 1912. The Lewis Publishing Co. p. 562. 
  4. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2016. 

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