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Country United States
State Illinois
County Logan
Township Aetna
Elevation 617 ft (188 m)
Coordinates 40°3.2′N 89°11.1′W / 40.0533°N 89.1850°W / 40.0533; -89.1850
Area 0.110 sq mi (0 km²)
 - land 0.110 sq mi (0 km²)
 - water sq mi (0 km²)
Population 246 (2010)
Density 246 /km² (637 /sq mi)
Timezone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Postal code 62518
Area code 217

Chestnut is a census-designated place in Aetna Township, Logan County, Illinois. As of the 2010 census, its population was 246. The community is located northwest across the railroad tracks along Illinois Route 54 at Dauphin Street. Its claim to fame, for the sake of town promotion, is that it is the geographic center of the state. A small monument to this effect has been erected in a park near the southwest corner of Melvin Street and East Olive street (in §34 T19N R1W). However, the exact center of Illinois is about eight miles southwest of Chestnut, and on the other side of the town of Mount Pulaski, at 89°18.4'W 40°0.8'N.


Per the 2010 US Census, Chestnut had 246 people. Among non-Hispanics this includes 233 White, 1 Native American, 3 Asian, 2 of two or more races, & 7 Hispanic or Latino.

The population was spread out with 72.0% over the age of 18 and 15.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37.5 years. The gender ratio was 47.6% male & 52.4% female. Among 99 occupied households, 88 were owner-occupied & 11 were renter-occupied.[1]

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