Williamson, Illinois

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Williamson
Village
Country United States
State Illinois
County Madison
Coordinates 38°59′15″N 89°45′51″W / 38.98750°N 89.76417°W / 38.98750; -89.76417Coordinates: 38°59′15″N 89°45′51″W / 38.98750°N 89.76417°W / 38.98750; -89.76417
Area 1.55 sq mi (4 km2)
 - land 1.51 sq mi (4 km2)
 - water 0.05 sq mi (0 km2)
Population 230 (2010)
Density 58.9/km2 (153/sq mi)
Timezone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Postal code 62088
Area code 618
Location of Williamson within Illinois
Location of Williamson within Illinois

Williamson is a village in Madison County, Illinois, United States. The population was 230 at the 2010 census.[1]

History[edit]

Williamson had its start as a coal town.[2] The village is named for the land's original owners, John and Matthew Williamson.[3]

Geography[edit]

Williamson is located at 38°59′15″N 89°45′51″W / 38.98750°N 89.76417°W / 38.98750; -89.76417 (38.987418, -89.764039).[4]

According to the 2010 census, Williamson has a total area of 1.556 square miles (4.03 km2), of which 1.51 square miles (3.91 km2) (or 97.04%) is land and 0.046 square miles (0.12 km2) (or 2.96%) is water.[5]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 648
1920 805 24.2%
1930 518 −35.7%
1940 412 −20.5%
1950 319 −22.6%
1960 324 1.6%
1970 324 0.0%
1980 319 −1.5%
1990 278 −12.9%
2000 251 −9.7%
2010 230 −8.4%
Est. 2015 224 [6] −2.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

As of the census[8] of 2000, there were 251 people, 99 households, and 66 families residing in the village. The population density was 165.4 people per square mile (63.8/km²). There were 112 housing units at an average density of 73.8 per square mile (28.4/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 97.61% White and 2.39% Native American.

There were 99 households out of which 33.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.5% were married couples living together, 15.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.3% were non-families. 26.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 3.08.

In the village the population was spread out with 26.7% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 33.1% from 25 to 44, 18.3% from 45 to 64, and 14.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 109.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.8 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $23,750, and the median income for a family was $37,500. Males had a median income of $31,250 versus $20,000 for females. The per capita income for the village was $12,988. About 8.9% of families and 14.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.5% of those under the age of eighteen and 6.3% of those sixty five or over.

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