West Point, Illinois

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West Point, Illinois
Village
Location of West Point in Hancock County, Illinois.
Location of West Point in Hancock County, Illinois.
Location of Illinois in the United States
Location of Illinois in the United States
Coordinates: 40°15′20″N 91°11′0″W / 40.25556°N 91.18333°W / 40.25556; -91.18333Coordinates: 40°15′20″N 91°11′0″W / 40.25556°N 91.18333°W / 40.25556; -91.18333
Country United States
State Illinois
County Hancock
Area[1]
 • Total 0.17 sq mi (0.43 km2)
 • Land 0.17 sq mi (0.43 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 178
 • Estimate (2016)[2] 174
 • Density 1,035.71/sq mi (400.17/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP Code(s) 62380
Area code(s) 217
FIPS code 17-80762
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West Point is a village in Hancock County, Illinois, United States. The population was 178 at the 2010 census.[3]

Geography[edit]

West Point is located in southern Hancock County at 40°15′20″N 91°11′00″W / 40.255665°N 91.183240°W / 40.255665; -91.183240.[4] It is 14 miles (23 km) south of Carthage, the county seat.

According to the 2010 census, West Point has a total area of 0.17 square miles (0.44 km2), all land.[5]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 173
1900 277
1910 292 5.4%
1920 303 3.8%
1930 257 −15.2%
1940 278 8.2%
1950 275 −1.1%
1960 234 −14.9%
1970 237 1.3%
1980 223 −5.9%
1990 214 −4.0%
2000 195 −8.9%
2010 178 −8.7%
Est. 2016 174 [2] −2.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 195 people, 71 households, and 52 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,158.0 people per square mile (442.9/km²). There were 82 housing units at an average density of 487.0 per square mile (186.2/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 99.49% White, and 0.51% from two or more races.

There were 71 households out of which 39.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.1% were married couples living together, 16.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.4% were non-families. 23.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.75 and the average family size was 3.09.

In the village, the population was spread out with 30.3% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 31.8% from 25 to 44, 20.5% from 45 to 64, and 10.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 103.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.5 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $29,500, and the median income for a family was $45,250. Males had a median income of $29,219 versus $23,472 for females. The per capita income for the village was $13,631. About 15.6% of families and 16.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.5% of those under the age of eighteen and 23.8% of those sixty five or over.

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 June 9, 2017. 
  3. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): West Point village, Illinois". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved June 12, 2017. 
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  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.