Philo, Illinois

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Philo, Illinois
Country United States
State Illinois
County Champaign
Elevation 733 ft (223 m)
Coordinates 40°0′19″N 88°9′23″W / 40.00528°N 88.15639°W / 40.00528; -88.15639Coordinates: 40°0′19″N 88°9′23″W / 40.00528°N 88.15639°W / 40.00528; -88.15639
Area 0.83 sq mi (2 km2)
 - land 0.83 sq mi (2 km2)
 - water 0.00 sq mi (0 km2)
Population 1,466 (2010)
Density 1,723.4 / sq mi (665 / km2)
Mayor Craig M. Eckert
Timezone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Postal code 61864
Area code 217
Location within Champaign County
Location within Illinois
Wikimedia Commons: Philo, Illinois

Philo is a village about nine miles south of Urbana[1] in Champaign County, Illinois, United States. The population was 1,466 at the 2010 census.


Philo is located at 40°0′19″N 88°9′23″W / 40.00528°N 88.15639°W / 40.00528; -88.15639 (40.005359, -88.156483).[2] The legend "Center of the Universe" is painted on the village water tower, along with its zipcode.

According to the 2010 census, the village has a total area of 0.83 square miles (2.1 km2), all land.[3]

Philo was named after the founder Philo Hale. The main park, which is used for numerous functions including reserved space for family reunions, located on the north end of the village is named after the founder (Hale Park).


As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 1,314 people, 474 households, and 381 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,723.4 people per square mile (667.6/km²). There were 492 housing units at an average density of 645.3 per square mile (250.0/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 99.01% White, 0.30% African American, and 0.68% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.30% of the population.

There were 474 households out of which 41.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 70.5% were married couples living together, 5.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.6% were non-families. 17.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.77 and the average family size was 3.13.

In the village the population was spread out with 30.1% under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 30.8% from 25 to 44, 19.9% from 45 to 64, and 12.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 103.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.2 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $56,852, and the median income for a family was $60,365. Males had a median income of $43,125 versus $25,446 for females. The per capita income for the village was $21,502. About 2.3% of families and 3.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.9% of those under age 18 and 5.9% of those age 65 or over.


Philo is in the Unit 7 School District located in nearby Tolono.[5] Residents attend Unity East Elementary, Unity Junior High, and Unity High School.
Philo also has a Catholic Grade School, St. Thomas, for grades pre-K through 8th, and in nearby Champaign is the High School of Saint Thomas More


  1. ^ Google Maps. (1970-01-01). Retrieved on 2013-08-17.
  2. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  3. ^ "2010 Census U.S. Gazetteer Files for Places – Illinois". United States Census. Retrieved 2012-10-13. 
  4. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "Unit Seven Schools - District Information". Unit Seven Schools. 

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