Brookport, Illinois facts for kids
|Area||0.66 sq mi (2 km²)|
|- land||0.65 sq mi (2 km²)|
|- water||0.01 sq mi (0 km²)|
|Density||1,321.8 /sq mi (510 /km²)|
|- summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
Brookport is located at(37.125056, -88.627218).
According to the 2010 census, Brookport has a total area of 0.656 square miles (1.70 km2), of which 0.65 square miles (1.68 km2) (or 99.09%) is land and 0.006 square miles (0.02 km2) (or 0.91%) is water.
The city is located on US Route 45.
There is a bridge across the Ohio River at Brookport, that connects Kentucky and Illinois. This bridge runs between Paducah and Brookport. The bridge is named for Irvin S. Cobb, who was born in Paducah; the bridge was built by the WPA. Lock and dam 52 is also located in Brookport and is run by the Army Corps of engineers.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,054 people, 450 households, and 283 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,321.8 people per square mile (508.7/km²). There were 519 housing units at an average density of 650.9/sq mi (250.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 90.61% White, 7.12% African American, 0.47% Native American, 0.28% Asian, 0.47% from other races, and 1.04% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.90% of the population.
There were 450 households out of which 30.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.2% were married couples living together, 14.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.1% were non-families. 33.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.97.
In the city, the population was spread out with 28.1% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 26.7% from 25 to 44, 21.4% from 45 to 64, and 15.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 94.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.9 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $24,438, and the median income for a family was $30,000. Males had a median income of $31,250 versus $19,188 for females. The per capita income for the city was $11,751. About 16.2% of families and 19.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 28.5% of those under age 18 and 17.5% of those age 65 or over.
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