Tovey, Illinois

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Tovey
Village
Country United States
State Illinois
County Christian
Elevation 601 ft (183 m)
Coordinates 39°35′19″N 89°26′58″W / 39.58861°N 89.44944°W / 39.58861; -89.44944Coordinates: 39°35′19″N 89°26′58″W / 39.58861°N 89.44944°W / 39.58861; -89.44944
Area 0.22 sq mi (1 km2)
 - land 0.22 sq mi (1 km2)
 - water 0.00 sq mi (0 km2)
Population 512 (2010)
Density 2,791.2/sq mi (1,078/km2)
Timezone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Postal code 62570
Area code 217
Location of Tovey within Illinois
Location of Tovey within Illinois
Wikimedia Commons: Tovey, Illinois

Tovey is a village in Christian County, Illinois, United States. The town's population was 512 at the 2010 census.

Geography[edit]

Tovey is located at 39°35′19″N 89°26′58″W / 39.58861°N 89.44944°W / 39.58861; -89.44944 (39.588585, -89.449455).[1]

According to the 2010 census, Tovey has a total area of 0.22 square miles (0.57 km2), all land.[2]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 913
1930 933 2.2%
1940 803 −13.9%
1950 593 −26.2%
1960 646 8.9%
1970 620 −4.0%
1980 598 −3.5%
1990 533 −10.9%
2000 516 −3.2%
2010 512 −0.8%
Est. 2015 489 [3] −4.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 516 people, 212 households, and 146 families residing in the village. The population density was 2,791.2 people per square mile (1,106.8/km²). There were 231 housing units at an average density of 1,249.5 per square mile (495.5/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 98.64% White, 0.39% African American, 0.39% Native American, and 0.58% from two or more races.

There were 212 households out of which 30.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.7% were married couples living together, 10.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.7% were non-families. 26.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.4% 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 2.91.

In the village, the population was spread out with 22.3% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 27.5% from 25 to 44, 24.6% from 45 to 64, and 17.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 94.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.6 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $30,417, and the median income for a family was $39,018. Males had a median income of $30,250 versus $19,615 for females. The per capita income for the village was $14,712. About 6.3% of families and 11.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.0% of those under age 18 and 2.4% of those age 65 or over.

Tovey is noted as the epicenter of the Great Illinois Toad Infestation of 1922.

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