McLeansboro, Illinois

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McLeansboro, Illinois
City
Street view of the Aaron G. Cloud House and the Cloud State Bank, located at 164 and 108 S. Washington Street in McLeansboro
Street view of the Aaron G. Cloud House and the Cloud State Bank, located at 164 and 108 S. Washington Street in McLeansboro
Etymology: Mclean
Location of McLeansboro in Hamilton County, Illinois.
Location of McLeansboro in Hamilton County, Illinois.
Location of Illinois in the United States
Location of Illinois in the United States
Coordinates: 38°5′35″N 88°32′10″W / 38.09306°N 88.53611°W / 38.09306; -88.53611Coordinates: 38°5′35″N 88°32′10″W / 38.09306°N 88.53611°W / 38.09306; -88.53611
Country United States
State Illinois
County Hamilton
City McLeansboro
Government
 • Mayor Dick Deitz
Area[1]
 • Total 2.74 sq mi (7.11 km2)
 • Land 2.61 sq mi (6.77 km2)
 • Water 0.13 sq mi (0.34 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 2,883
 • Estimate (2016)[2] 2,743
 • Density 1,049.75/sq mi (405.25/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP Code(s) 62859
Area code(s) 618
FIPS code 17-45824
Wikimedia Commons McLeansboro, Illinois
Website www.mcleansboro.com

McLeansboro is a city in Hamilton County, Illinois, United States. The population was 2,883 at the 2010 census. The estimated population as of 2016 was 2,743.[3] It is the county seat of Hamilton County.[4]

McLeansboro is part of the Mount Vernon, Illinois micropolitan area.

Geography[edit]

McLeansboro is located at 38°5′35″N 88°32′10″W / 38.09306°N 88.53611°W / 38.09306; -88.53611 (38.093115, -88.536213).[5]

According to the 2010 census, McLeansboro has a total area of 2.741 square miles (7.10 km2), of which 2.61 square miles (6.76 km2) (or 95.22%) is land and 0.131 square miles (0.34 km2) (or 4.78%) is water.[6]

History[edit]

The city was named for Dr. William McLean, an early settler.[7]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1850221
1860446101.8%
187068353.1%
18801,34196.3%
18901,3551.0%
19001,75829.7%
19101,7962.2%
19201,9277.3%
19302,16212.2%
19402,52816.9%
19503,00819.0%
19602,951−1.9%
19702,630−10.9%
19802,96012.5%
19902,677−9.6%
20002,94510.0%
20102,883−2.1%
Est. 20162,743[2]−4.9%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]

As of the census[9] of 2000, there were 2,945 people, 1,265 households, and 747 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,286.3 people per square mile (496.5/km²). There were 1,444 housing units at an average density of 630.7/sq mi (243.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.10% White, 0.78% African American, 0.03% Native American, 0.20% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.17% from other races, and 0.68% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.37% of the population.

There were 1,265 households out of which 26.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.6% were married couples living together, 11.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.9% were non-families. 38.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 23.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.19 and the average family size was 2.91.

In the city, the population was spread out with 22.8% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 22.7% from 25 to 44, 20.6% from 45 to 64, and 25.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 81.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 74.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $22,183, and the median income for a family was $35,296. Males had a median income of $35,114 versus $18,125 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,354. About 11.9% of families and 19.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 34.7% of those under age 18 and 8.6% of those age 65 or over. As of 2015, the median household income was reported at $36,717 and the median family income at $54,430. 18.9% of the population were living below the poverty line.[10][11]

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jun 29, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  3. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2016 (PEPANNRES) – Illinois cities and towns". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved June 8, 2017. 
  4. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on May 31, 2011. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  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. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. U.S. Government Printing Office. p. 194. 
  8. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  9. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  10. ^ "McLeansboro, Illinois". Retrieved July 24, 2017. 
  11. ^ "McLeansboro, Illinois (IL) income map, earnings map, and wages data". Retrieved July 24, 2017. 

Further reading[edit]

  • History of Southern Illinois, George Washington Smith, 1912.

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