St. David, Illinois

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St. David
Country United States
State Illinois
County Fulton
Coordinates 40°29′30″N 90°3′7″W / 40.49167°N 90.05194°W / 40.49167; -90.05194Coordinates: 40°29′30″N 90°3′7″W / 40.49167°N 90.05194°W / 40.49167; -90.05194
Area 0.30 sq mi (1 km2)
 - land 0.30 sq mi (1 km2)
 - water 0.00 sq mi (0 km2)
Population 572 (2013)
Density 1,982.1 / sq mi (765 / km2)
Village President Rosella Wells
Timezone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Postal code 61563
Area code 309
Location of St. David within Illinois
Location of St. David within Illinois
Wikimedia Commons: St. David, Illinois

St. David is a village in Fulton County, Illinois, United States. The population was 587 at the 2000 census.


St. David is located at 40°29′30″N 90°3′7″W / 40.49167°N 90.05194°W / 40.49167; -90.05194 (40.491796, -90.051958).[1]

According to the 2010 census, the village has a total area of 0.30 square miles (0.78 km2), all land.[2]

St. David is located on State Highway 100, west of State Highway 78.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 481
1910 915 90.2%
1920 1,189 29.9%
1930 977 −17.8%
1940 859 −12.1%
1950 812 −5.5%
1960 862 6.2%
1970 773 −10.3%
1980 786 1.7%
1990 603 −23.3%
2000 587 −2.7%
2010 589 0.3%
Est. 2014 563 [3] −4.4%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 587 people, 239 households, and 163 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,982.1 people per square mile(755.5/km²). There were 260 housing units at an average density of 877.9 per square mile (334.6/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 99.83% White and 0.17% African American.

There were 239 households out of which 28.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.8% were married couples living together, 9.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.4% were non-families. 25.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 2.95.

In the village the population was spread out with 24.5% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 27.1% from 25 to 44, 22.0% from 45 to 64, and 19.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 107.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.9 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $30,625, and the median income for a family was $37,188. Males had a median income of $34,792 versus $18,250 for females. The per capita income for the village was $14,292. About 8.2% of families and 11.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.8% of those under age 18 and 5.8% of those age 65 or over.

Residents of the Village are mostly of Croatian and Italian heritage.[citation needed]

Local attractions[edit]

The Village has one bank (Farmers State Bank of Fulton County) two taverns (Betty's Rite Bank Saloon and Phillips Station Tavern), the St. David Optimist Club, three churches (St. Micheals Catholic Church, Methodist church and Nazarene Church).[citation needed]

The Village has two parks, the Village Park located on Main Street contains a ball diamond (named in honor of John Perardi), playground area and the Village Memorial Board. The other park is located on the western side of town called 40 Acres Park, this park contains a ball diamond and is also the location of the Village Hall.[citation needed]


St. David is the home to the Buckheart Township government offices and garage. The township supervisor is Frank Shubert.

The Village government consist of a Board of Trustee's, Village President (Mayor), Village Clerk, Treasurer, Ordinance & Zoning Officer, Attorney. The Village currently has a contract with the Fulton County Sheriff to patrol and enforce the laws.

    Village President: Rosella Wells
    Village Clerk: Jason Myetich
    Village Board of Trustees:  Steve Nebergall, David Vaughn
    Village Treasurer: Julie Russell
    Village Attorney: Andrewe Johnson
    Village Ordinance & Zoning Officer: Gary Lightle
    Village Street Supervisor: Frank Shubert
                               Jerry Hart, Assistant


  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  2. ^ "2010 Census U.S. Gazetteer Files for Places – Illinois". United States Census. Retrieved 2012-10-13. 
  3. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  5. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

There is a mythical creature known in the area as Jungle Todd. He appears from nowhere and often frightens area residents and has been known to steal their alcoholic beverages. Beware!