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Casey
Casey city hall
Casey city hall
Nickname(s): 
a Small Town with a Big Heart
Location of Casey in Clark County, Illinois.
Location of Casey in Clark County, Illinois.
Location of Illinois in the United States
Location of Illinois in the United States
Country United States
State Illinois
Counties Clark, Cumberland
Townships Casey, Union
Area
 • Total 2.64 sq mi (6.83 km2)
 • Land 2.62 sq mi (6.79 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.04 km2)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 2,404
 • Density 916.86/sq mi (353.96/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
62420
Area code(s) 217 Exchange: 932
FIPS code 17-11618
Wikimedia Commons Casey, Illinois
Website http://www.cityofcaseyil.org/

Casey (pronounced CAY-z) is a city in Clark and Cumberland counties in the U.S. state of Illinois. The population was 2,762 at the 2010 census and as of 2018, the population had decreased to an estimated 2,635.

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

Casey is the home to several Guinness World Record constructions - super-sized items in the form of outdoor sculptures—including the 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 39°17′58″N 87°59′24″W / 39.29944°N 87.99000°W / 39.29944; -87.99000 (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%
2020 2,404 −13.2%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 2,942 people in 1,266 households, including 758 families, 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 makup 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.

Of the 1,266 households 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 households were one person and 20.2% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.22 and the average family size was 2.90.

The age distribution was 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% 65 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 household income was $30,089 and the median family income 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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