North City, Illinois
|North City, Illinois|
|Elevation||455 ft (139 m)|
|Area||2.24 sq mi (6 km2)|
|- land||2.18 sq mi (6 km2)|
|- water||0.06 sq mi (0 km2)|
|Density||278.5/sq mi (108/km2)|
|- summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|Wikimedia Commons: North City, Illinois|
North City is located in western Franklin County at  It is bordered to the south by the city of Christopher. Illinois Route 148 passes through the eastern side of the village, leading north 2.5 miles (4.0 km) to Valier, north 7 miles (11 km) to Sesser, and south through Christopher 7 miles (11 km) to Zeigler. Illinois Route 14 runs just south of North City, leading east 7.5 miles (12.1 km) to Benton, the Franklin County seat, and west 12 miles (19 km) to Du Quoin.(37.993129, -89.065547).
According to the 2010 census, North City has a total area of 2.236 square miles (5.79 km2), of which 2.18 square miles (5.65 km2) (or 97.5%) is land and 0.056 square miles (0.15 km2) (or 2.5%) is water.
North City is also known as "Coello".
Politics and economics
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The current mayor is Dennis Harland.
North City was the home of late Pete Moschino, who served as mayor of the city for 44 years. Moschino was a retired coal miner who helped establish many of the city's foundational utilities and landmarks.
The only current commercial businesses are what is commonly called the "Italian Club" and, with regard to a disputed boundary, Simion's Greenhouse.
The village is what is left over from the thriving mining community of Old Ben 11, which closed down in 1953. Some surface parts of the mine still remain.
As of the census of 2000, there were 630 people, 259 households, and 178 families residing in the village. The population density was 287.3 people per square mile (111.1/km²). There were 277 housing units at an average density of 126.3 per square mile (48.8/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 97.14% White, 0.32% African American, 0.32% Asian, 1.59% from other races, and 0.63% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.90% of the population.
There were 259 households out of which 26.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.1% were married couples living together, 6.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.9% were non-families. 27.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 2.97.
In the village, the population was spread out with 22.9% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 25.7% from 25 to 44, 25.1% from 45 to 64, and 17.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 104.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.5 males.
The median income for a household in the village was $27,381, and the median income for a family was $36,250. Males had a median income of $29,375 versus $20,714 for females. The per capita income for the village was $13,360. About 14.1% of families and 19.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 29.5% of those under age 18 and 20.0% of those age 65 or over.
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