Mazon, Illinois

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Mazon
Village
The former Santa Fe station in Mazon
The former Santa Fe station in Mazon
Location of Mazon in Grundy County, Illinois.
Location of Mazon in Grundy County, Illinois.
Location of Illinois in the United States
Location of Illinois in the United States
Coordinates: 41°14′23″N 88°25′30″W / 41.23972°N 88.42500°W / 41.23972; -88.42500Coordinates: 41°14′23″N 88°25′30″W / 41.23972°N 88.42500°W / 41.23972; -88.42500
Country United States
State Illinois
County Grundy
Government
 • Mayor Bob Breisch
Area[1]
 • Total 14.68 sq mi (38.02 km2)
 • Land 14.68 sq mi (38.02 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation 586 ft (179 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,015
 • Estimate (2016)[2] 978
 • Density 66.63/sq mi (25.73/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 60444
Area code(s) 815 and 779
FIPS code 17-47787
Wikimedia Commons Mazon, Illinois

Mazon (/məˈzɒn/) is a village in Mazon Township, Grundy County, Illinois, United States. The population was 1,015 at the 2010 census. The center of population of Illinois is located in Mazon.[3] Illinois' State Fossil, the unique and bizarre Tully Monster was first found in nearby Mazon Creek.[4] Mazon was formerly served by the Santa Fe railway at the Mazon Depot. It was established in 1876.

Geography[edit]

According to the 2010 census, Mazon has a total area of 0.596 square miles (1.54 km2), of which 0.59 square miles (1.53 km2) (or 98.99%) is land and 0.006 square miles (0.02 km2) (or 1.01%) is water.[5]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 447
1910 471 5.4%
1920 442 −6.2%
1930 526 19.0%
1940 512 −2.7%
1950 586 14.5%
1960 683 16.6%
1970 727 6.4%
1980 828 13.9%
1990 764 −7.7%
2000 904 18.3%
2010 1,015 12.3%
Est. 2016 978 [2] −3.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 904 people, 344 households, and 265 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,510.7 people per square mile (581.7/km²). There were 359 housing units at an average density of 599.9 per square mile (231.0/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 95.58% White, 0.33% African American, 1.22% Native American, 0.11% Asian, 1.22% from other races, and 1.55% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.88% of the population.

There were 344 households out of which 38.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.5% were married couples living together, 10.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.7% were non-families. 18.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 2.99.

In the village, the population was spread out with 26.7% under the age of 18, 9.1% from 18 to 24, 28.7% from 25 to 44, 22.0% from 45 to 64, and 13.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 99.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.0 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $55,250, and the median income for a family was $61,118. Males had a median income of $41,250 versus $22,500 for females. The per capita income for the village was $21,890. About 3.3% of families and 3.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.7% of those under age 18 and 5.4% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people[edit]

Jason Sereno, filmmaker/comedian JasonSereno.com

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jul 11, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  3. ^ United States Census Bureau-State Centers Archived 2013-06-22 at WebCite
  4. ^ "ISM-Mazon Creek Fossil Exhibit". 
  5. ^ "G001 - Geographic Identifiers - 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015-10-26. 
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  7. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved 2008-01-31.