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Casey
City
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Casey city hall
Nickname: a Small Town with a Big Heart
Country United States
State Illinois
Counties Clark, Cumberland
Townships Casey, Union
Coordinates Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:mw' not found.
Area 2.16 sq mi (6 km²)
 - land 2.16 sq mi (6 km²)
 - water 0.00 sq mi (0 km²)
Population 2,769 (2010)
Density 1,385.0 /sq mi (535 /km²)
Timezone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Postal code 62420
Area code 217
Location of Casey within Illinois
Location of Casey within Illinois
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Location of Casey within Illinois
Wikimedia Commons: Casey, Illinois

Casey is a city in Clark and Cumberland counties in the U.S. state of Illinois. The population was 2,762 at the 2010 census.

The Cumberland County portion of Casey is part of the CharlestonMattoon Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Casey is the home to several Guinness World Record constructions. #BigThingsInASmallTown include Wind Chime, Rocking Chair, Knitting Needles, Crochet Hook, Pitchfork, Golf Tee, Yardstick, Wooden Token, Dutch Wooden Shoes, Mailbox, Pencil and Birdcage.

Geography

Casey is located at Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:mw' not found. (39.299543, -87.990056). Most of the city lies in Clark County, although a small portion extends into Cumberland County. In the 2000 census, 2,940 of Casey's 3067 residents (99.9%) lived in Clark County and 2 (0.1%) lived in Cumberland County.

According to the 2010 census, Casey has a total area of 2.16 square miles (5.59 km2), all land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 778
1890 844 8.5%
1900 1,500 77.7%
1910 2,157 43.8%
1920 2,189 1.5%
1930 2,200 0.5%
1940 2,543 15.6%
1950 2,734 7.5%
1960 2,890 5.7%
1970 2,994 3.6%
1980 3,026 1.1%
1990 2,914 −3.7%
2000 2,942 1.0%
2010 2,769 −5.9%
Est. 2015 2,709 −2.2%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 2,942 people, 1,266 households, and 758 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,385.0 people per square mile (535.8/km²). There were 1,454 housing units at an average density of 684.5 per square mile (264.8/km²) 87.The racial makeup of the city was 98.67% White, 0.4% African American, 0.14% Native American, 0.03% from other races, and 0.71% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.24% of the population.

There were 1,266 households out of which 28.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.4% were married couples living together, 12.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.1% were non-families. 36.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.22 and the average family size was 2.90.

In the city, the population was spread out with 24.1% under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 24.1% from 25 to 44, 20.7% from 45 to 64, and 23.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 80.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 74.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $30,089, and the median income for a family was $36,941. Males had a median income of $30,809 versus $16,496 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,266. About 11.5% of families and 15.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.6% of those under age 18 and 10.1% of those age 65 or over.


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