Loves Park, Illinois

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Loves Park
City
Official seal of Loves Park
Seal
Motto: The City with a Heart
Location of Loves Park in Boone County, Illinois.
Location of Loves Park in Boone County, Illinois.
Location of Illinois in the United States
Location of Illinois in the United States
Coordinates: 42°19′34″N 89°01′33″W / 42.32611°N 89.02583°W / 42.32611; -89.02583Coordinates: 42°19′34″N 89°01′33″W / 42.32611°N 89.02583°W / 42.32611; -89.02583
Country United States
State Illinois
County Winnebago
Government
 • Mayor Darryl Lindberg (R)
Area[1]
 • Total 16.85 sq mi (43.63 km2)
 • Land 16.42 sq mi (42.52 km2)
 • Water 0.43 sq mi (1.12 km2)
Elevation[2] 728 ft (222 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 23,996
 • Estimate (2016)[3] 23,413
 • Density 1,426.23/sq mi (550.67/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP Code(s) 61131, 61132, 61111, 61130
Area code(s) 779/815
FIPS code 17-45031
Wikimedia Commons Category:Loves Park, Illinois
Website http://www.loves-park.il.us/

Loves Park is a city in Boone and Winnebago counties in the U.S. state of Illinois. The population was 23,996 at the 2010 census, up from 20,044 in 2000.

Loves Park is part of the Rockford, Illinois Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History[edit]

Malcolm Love, an industrialist in Rockford, Illinois purchased 236 acres of land in this area in 1901 and set up a gathering place that came to be known as Love's Park. The city of Loves Park was incorporated in 1947.[4]

Geography[edit]

Loves Park is located at 42°19′34″N 89°1′33″W / 42.32611°N 89.02583°W / 42.32611; -89.02583 (42.326227, -89.025739).[5]

According to the 2010 census, Loves Park has a total area of 16.446 square miles (42.59 km2), of which 16.03 square miles (41.52 km2) (or 97.47%) is land and 0.416 square miles (1.08 km2) (or 2.53%) is water.[6]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1950 5,366
1960 9,086 69.3%
1970 12,390 36.4%
1980 13,192 6.5%
1990 15,462 17.2%
2000 20,044 29.6%
2010 23,996 19.7%
Est. 2016 23,413 [3] −2.4%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

As of the census[8] of 2000, there were 20,044 people, 8,144 households, and 5,399 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,387.2 people per square mile (535.6/km²). There were 8,452 housing units at an average density of 584.9 per square mile (225.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 92.89% White, 2.33% African American, 0.21% Native American, 1.81% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.13% from other races, and 1.60% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.27% of the population.

There were 8,144 households out of which 33.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.6% were married couples living together, 10.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.7% were non-families. 27.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.99.

In the city, the population was spread out with 26.2% under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 33.7% from 25 to 44, 20.8% from 45 to 64, and 11.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 95.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $45,238, and the median income for a family was $52,061. Males had a median income of $38,167 versus $25,771 for females. The per capita income for the city was $20,781. About 3.7% of families and 5.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.0% of those under age 18 and 3.5% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people[edit]

Robin Zander, lead singer of the rock band Cheap Trick.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jun 29, 2017. 
  2. ^ "USGS detail on Newtown". Retrieved 2007-10-21. 
  3. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  4. ^ History section from Loves Park website
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  6. ^ "G001 - Geographic Identifiers - 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015-12-27. 
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  8. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.