Sandoval, Illinois

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Location of Sandoval in Marion County, Illinois.
Location of Sandoval in Marion County, Illinois.
Location of Illinois in the United States
Location of Illinois in the United States
Coordinates: 38°36′47″N 89°7′14″W / 38.61306°N 89.12056°W / 38.61306; -89.12056Coordinates: 38°36′47″N 89°7′14″W / 38.61306°N 89.12056°W / 38.61306; -89.12056
CountryUnited States
 • Total1.00 sq mi (2.60 km2)
 • Land1.00 sq mi (2.60 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
 • Total1,274
 • Estimate 
 • Density1,217.56/sq mi (470.13/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP Code(s)
Area code(s)618
FIPS code17-67444
Wikimedia CommonsSandoval, Illinois

Sandoval /sænˈdvəl/ is a village in Marion County, Illinois, United States. The population was 1,274 at the 2010 census.


Sandoval Community High School, July 2009

Sandoval is located at 38°36′47″N 89°07′14″W / 38.612966°N 89.120632°W / 38.612966; -89.120632.[3]

According to the 2010 census, Sandoval has a total area of 1 square mile (2.59 km2), all land.[4]

Sandoval is located at the junction of U.S. Route 50 and U.S. Route 51.


In the 1890s, Sandoval was a sundown town, prohibiting African Americans from entering or living in the town.[5][6]

Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 20181,214[2]−4.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]


As of the census[8] of 2000, there were 1,434 people, 562 households, and 396 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,494.0 people per square mile (576.7/km²). There were 641 housing units at an average density of 667.8 per square mile (257.8/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 97.77% White, 0.42% African American, 0.84% Native American, 0.28% Asian, 0.21% from other races, and 0.49% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.98% of the population.

There were 562 households out of which 38.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.8% were married couples living together, 16.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.4% were non-families. 25.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the village, the population was spread out with 30.1% under the age of 18, 8.4% from 18 to 24, 28.5% from 25 to 44, 22.1% from 45 to 64, and 10.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females, there were 92.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.2 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $30,000, and the median income for a family was $35,700. Males had a median income of $29,191 versus $19,833 for females. The per capita income for the village was $14,739. About 17.1% of families and 21.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 31.5% of those under age 18 and 8.6% of those age 65 or over.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jun 30, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved February 7, 2020.
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  4. ^ "G001 - Geographic Identifiers - 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015-12-25.
  5. ^ The Ohio Democrat. Logan, Ohio. August 26, 1898. p. 6 – via Chronicling America. The citizens of Sandoval, Ill., will not allow any negro to live in their town. Several weeks ago two strange negroes were employed by a new carpenter who was not acquainted with the color-line law of the place, but it did not take him long to learn it when seventy-five of the 'best people' of the town waiting upon him and threatened to lynch the negroes if they did not leave at once. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  6. ^ "And This In Illinois". Rock Island Daily Argus. Rock Island, Illinois. July 17, 1893. p. 4 – via Chronicling America. At Sandoval, thirteen miles east of here, owing to the scarcity of labor, two strange negroes were engaged by some carpenters to help finish a house. Negroes are not allowed to live in that place, consequently a party of seventy-five waited upon them, threatening to lynch them if they did not move at once. Things were finally compromised, the men agreeing to leave town as soon as the building is finished.
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  8. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.

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