New Grand Chain, Illinois

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Grand Chain
Village
Illinois Route 37 at New Grand Chain.jpg
Illinois Route 37 in the village
Nickname: Grand Chain
Country United States
State Illinois
County Pulaski
Coordinates 37°15′13″N 89°1′13″W / 37.25361°N 89.02028°W / 37.25361; -89.02028Coordinates: 37°15′13″N 89°1′13″W / 37.25361°N 89.02028°W / 37.25361; -89.02028
Area 1.06 sq mi (3 km2)
 - land 1.04 sq mi (3 km2)
 - water 0.02 sq mi (0 km2)
Population 233 (2000)
Density 220.2/sq mi (85/km2)
Timezone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Postal code 62941
Area code 618
Location of  Grand Chain within Illinois
Location of Grand Chain within Illinois
Wikimedia Commons: Grand Chain, Illinois

Grand Chain is a village in Pulaski County, Illinois, United States. The population was 233 at the 2000 census. The village's official name changed from "Grand Chain" to "New Grand Chain" in the 1970s, but the residents refuse to adopt this name and still refuse to refer to it as "New Grand Chain."

Geography[edit]

Grand Chain is located at 37°15′13″N 89°1′13″W / 37.25361°N 89.02028°W / 37.25361; -89.02028 (37.253578, -89.020361).[1]

According to the 2010 census, Grand Chain has a total area of 1.055 square miles (2.73 km2), of which 1.04 square miles (2.69 km2) (or 98.58%) is land and 0.015 square miles (0.04 km2) (or 1.42%) is water.[2]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 88
1900 451
1910 490 8.6%
1920 397 −19.0%
1930 373 −6.0%
1940 406 8.8%
1950 330 −18.7%
1960 282 −14.5%
1970 215 −23.8%
1980 232 7.9%
1990 273 17.7%
2000 233 −14.7%
2010 210 −9.9%
Est. 2015 195 [3] −7.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 233 people, 99 households, and 63 families residing in the village. The population density was 220.2 people per square mile (84.9/km²). There were 121 housing units at an average density of 114.3 per square mile (44.1/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 90.99% White and 9.01% African American.

There were 99 households out of which 31.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.5% were married couples living together, 13.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.4% were non-families. 34.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 3.03.

In the village, the population was spread out with 25.8% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 26.6% from 25 to 44, 21.0% from 45 to 64, and 18.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 94.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.4 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $29,688, and the median income for a family was $36,500. Males had a median income of $38,750 versus $14,375 for females. The per capita income for the village was $14,617. About 21.7% of families and 21.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 32.4% of those under the age of eighteen and 15.0% of those sixty five or over.

Notable People[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  2. ^ "G001 - Geographic Identifiers - 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015-12-19. 
  3. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  5. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ Illinois Supreme Court-George W. Bristow