Sheffield, Illinois

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Sheffield
Village Hall at 239 South Main Street
Village Hall at 239 South Main Street
Location of Sheffield in Bureau County, Illinois.
Location of Sheffield in Bureau County, Illinois.
Location of Illinois in the United States
Location of Illinois in the United States
Coordinates: 41°21′21″N 89°44′12″W / 41.35583°N 89.73667°W / 41.35583; -89.73667Coordinates: 41°21′21″N 89°44′12″W / 41.35583°N 89.73667°W / 41.35583; -89.73667
CountryUnited States
StateIllinois
CountyBureau
TownshipsConcord, Mineral
Area
 • Total0.71 sq mi (1.8 km2)
 • Land0.71 sq mi (1.8 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0 km2)  0%
Population
 (2010)
 • Total926
 • Estimate 
(2018)[2]
872
 • Density1,300/sq mi (500/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP Code(s)
61361
Area code(s)815
FIPS code17-69147
Wikimedia CommonsSheffield, Illinois
Websitesheffieldil.org

Sheffield is a village in Bureau County, Illinois, United States. The population was 926 at the 2010 census. It is part of the OttawaStreator Micropolitan Statistical Area. Sheffield was founded by Joseph E. Sheffield and Henry Farnam in 1852. Sheffield and Farnam constructed the Chicago and Rock Island Railroad, and the town site was intended as a coaling station for trains. According to Farnam, he and Sheffield flipped a coin to see for whom the town would be named.[3][4] A monument to Joseph E. Sheffield, and the Rock Island Railroad stands today in Sheffield's town square.

Geography[edit]

According to the 2010 census, Sheffield has a total area of 0.71 square miles (1.84 km2), all land.[5]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1860706
18707719.2%
188090517.4%
18909939.7%
19001,26527.4%
19101,009−20.2%
1920996−1.3%
1930941−5.5%
19409480.7%
19509955.0%
19601,0788.3%
19701,038−3.7%
19801,1308.9%
1990951−15.8%
2000946−0.5%
2010926−2.1%
Est. 2018872[2]−5.8%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 946 people, 385 households, and 269 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,263.5 people per square mile (487.0/km²). There were 418 housing units at an average density of 558.3 per square mile (215.2/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 98.31% White, 0.11% African American, 0.21% Asian, 0.21% Pacific Islander, 0.21% from other races, and 0.95% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.63% of the population.

There were 385 households out of which 29.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.7% were married couples living together, 8.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.1% were non-families. 26.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 2.93.

In the village, the population was spread out with 24.5% under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 26.0% from 25 to 44, 20.9% from 45 to 64, and 22.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 90.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.5 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $36,528, and the median income for a family was $42,273. Males had a median income of $32,150 versus $22,308 for females. The per capita income for the village was $17,723. About 8.3% of families and 10.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.1% of those under age 18 and 6.5% of those age 65 or over.

Notable persons[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jun 30, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved November 8, 2019.
  3. ^ Sheffield, Illinois Official Site Archived 2007-08-19 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Geneseo Historical Museum. Retrieved 2011-01-15 Archived 2015-06-24 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ "G001 - Geographic Identifiers - 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015-12-25.
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  7. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  8. ^ Schneider, Russell (2004). The Cleveland Indians Encyclopedia. Sports Publishing LLC. ISBN 9781582618401.
  9. ^ 'Illinois Blue Book 1921-1922,' Biographical sketch of Clayton C. Pervier, pg. 184-185