Weldon, Illinois

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Weldon
Village
Weldon Illinois Water tower and Grain Elevators.jpg
Weldon, Illinois Water tower and Grain Elevators
Country United States
State Illinois
County DeWitt
Elevation 714 ft (218 m)
Coordinates 40°7′14″N 88°45′2″W / 40.12056°N 88.75056°W / 40.12056; -88.75056Coordinates: 40°7′14″N 88°45′2″W / 40.12056°N 88.75056°W / 40.12056; -88.75056
Area 0.27 sq mi (1 km2)
 - land 0.27 sq mi (1 km2)
 - water 0.00 sq mi (0 km2)
Population 429 (2010)
Density 1,635.5 / sq mi (631 / km2)
Timezone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Postal code 61882
Area code 217
Location of Weldon within Illinois
Location of Weldon within Illinois
Wikimedia Commons: Weldon, Illinois

Weldon is a village in DeWitt County, Illinois, United States. The population was 429 at the 2010 census.

Geography[edit]

Weldon is located at 40°7′14″N 88°45′2″W / 40.12056°N 88.75056°W / 40.12056; -88.75056 (40.120684, -88.750630).[1]

According to the 2010 census, Weldon has a total area of 0.27 square miles (0.70 km2), all land.[2]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 147
1900 536
1910 521 −2.8%
1920 573 10.0%
1930 499 −12.9%
1940 521 4.4%
1950 492 −5.6%
1960 449 −8.7%
1970 553 23.2%
1980 531 −4.0%
1990 361 −32.0%
2000 440 21.9%
2010 429 −2.5%
Est. 2015 421 [3] −1.9%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]
Weldon, Illinois, at the junction of state route 10 and 48.

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 440 people, 186 households, and 130 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,635.5 people per square mile (629.2/km²). There were 203 housing units at an average density of 754.6 per square mile (290.3/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 96.59% White, 0.68% Native American, 0.68% Asian, 1.36% from other races, and 0.68% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.23% of the population.

Post Office and Moore's Hardware in Weldon.

There were 186 households out of which 31.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.0% were married couples living together, 8.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.1% were non-families. 26.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.82.

In the village the population was spread out with 23.4% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 28.4% from 25 to 44, 23.4% from 45 to 64, and 17.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 90.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.3 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $39,000, and the median income for a family was $46,000. Males had a median income of $31,250 versus $20,625 for females. The per capita income for the village was $20,851. About 3.1% of families and 5.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.4% of those under age 18 and 6.1% of those age 65 or over.

Local high school[edit]

De Land-Weldon is a school district that services both towns and the surrounding areas. It is the smallest public high school in the state with a total enrollment of 50.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  2. ^ "G001 - Geographic Identifiers - 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015-12-25. 
  3. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  5. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ "IHSA". IHSA. Retrieved 2008-04-04.