Woodson, Illinois

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Woodson
Location of Woodson in Morgan County, Illinois.
Location of Woodson in Morgan County, Illinois.
Location of Illinois in the United States
Location of Illinois in the United States
Coordinates: 39°37′39″N 90°13′31″W / 39.62750°N 90.22528°W / 39.62750; -90.22528Coordinates: 39°37′39″N 90°13′31″W / 39.62750°N 90.22528°W / 39.62750; -90.22528
CountryUnited States
StateIllinois
CountyMorgan
PlattedMay 2, 1859 (1859-05-02)
IncorporatedApril 9, 1894
Government
 • MayorBruce Milner
Area
 • Total0.39 sq mi (1.01 km2)
 • Land0.39 sq mi (1.01 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
669 ft (204 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total512
 • Estimate 
(2016)[2]
494
 • Density1,263.43/sq mi (487.84/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP Code(s)
62695
Area code(s)217
FIPS code17-83336

Woodson is a village in Morgan County, Illinois, United States. The population was 559 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Jacksonville Micropolitan Statistical Area.

History[edit]

The village was platted on May 2, 1859,[3] and incorporated on April 9, 1894.[4] The village is named after Judge David M. Woodson.[3]

Geography[edit]

Woodson is located at 39°37′39″N 90°13′31″W / 39.62750°N 90.22528°W / 39.62750; -90.22528 (39.6274649, -90.2254065),[5] south of Lake Jacksonville and south of combined U.S. Route 36 and Interstate 72. It lies next to State Highway 267. According to the 2010 census, Woodson has a total area of 0.39 square miles (1.01 km2), all land.[6]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
188090
1900255
19102570.8%
1920231−10.1%
193027217.7%
1940266−2.2%
1950211−20.7%
19602298.5%
197038467.7%
198050331.0%
1990472−6.2%
200055918.4%
2010512−8.4%
Est. 2016494[2]−3.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

As of the census[8] of 2000, there were 559 people, 209 households, and 165 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,442.6 people per square mile (553.4/km²). There were 219 housing units at an average density of 565.2 per square mile (216.8/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 96.96% White, 0.72% African American, 0.36% Native American, 0.36% Asian, 0.54% from other races, and 1.07% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.89% of the population.

There were 209 households out of which 44.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.1% were married couples living together, 12.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.6% were non-families. 16.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.67 and the average family size was 2.99.

In the village, the population was spread out with 28.1% under the age of 18, 8.8% from 18 to 24, 30.8% from 25 to 44, 24.7% from 45 to 64, and 7.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females, there were 96.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.3 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $41,500, and the median income for a family was $44,375. Males had a median income of $35,435 versus $20,000 for females. The per capita income for the village was $17,175. About 4.2% of families and 6.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.4% of those under age 18 and 9.7% of those age 65 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. ^ a b History of Morgan County, Illinois: Its Past and Present, Containing a History of the County ; Its Cities, Towns, Etc. ; a Biographical Directory of Its Citizens ; War Record of Its Volunteers in the Late Rebellion ... Etc. Chicago: Donnelley, Loyd. 1878. p. 429. OCLC 3427482.
  4. ^ Illinois Regional Archives Depository System. "Name Index to Illinois Local Governments". Illinois State Archives. Illinois Secretary of State. Retrieved 30 August 2013.
  5. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Village of Woodson
  6. ^ "G001 - Geographic Identifiers - 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015-12-25.
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  8. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.