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The Village of Coulterville
Location of Coulterville in Randolph County, Illinois.
Location of Coulterville in Randolph County, Illinois.
Location of Illinois in the United States
Location of Illinois in the United States
Country United States
State Illinois
County Randolph
Founded November 19, 1850
Grant Cote August 18, 1874
Founded by James B. Coulter
 • Total 0.57 sq mi (1.47 km2)
 • Land 0.57 sq mi (1.47 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
 • Total 834
 • Density 1,465.73/sq mi (566.36/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP Code(s)
Area code(s) 618
FIPS code 17-16613
Wikimedia Commons Coulterville, Illinois

Coulterville is a village in Randolph County, Illinois, United States. The population was 945 as of the 2010 census.


Coulterville was named for its founder, James B. Coulter.


Coulterville is located at 38°11′3″N 89°36′20″W / 38.18417°N 89.60556°W / 38.18417; -89.60556 (38.184172, -89.605496).

According to the 2010 census, Coulterville has a total area of 0.56 square miles (1.45 km2), all land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 590
1890 598 1.4%
1900 650 8.7%
1910 949 46.0%
1920 1,407 48.3%
1930 1,337 −5.0%
1940 1,284 −4.0%
1950 1,160 −9.7%
1960 1,022 −11.9%
1970 1,186 16.0%
1980 1,118 −5.7%
1990 984 −12.0%
2000 1,230 25.0%
2010 945 −23.2%
2020 834 −11.7%
U.S. Decennial Census

At the 2000 census there were 1,230 people, 514 households, and 360 families in the village. The population density was 2,174.4 people per square mile (833.2/km2). There were 610 housing units at an average density of 1,078.4 per square mile (413.2/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 96.34% White, 1.87% African American, 0.08% Native American, 0.33% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, and 1.30% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.16%.

Of the 514 households 35.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.6% were married couples living together, 13.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.8% were non-families. 26.5% of households were one person and 12.3% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 2.87.

The age distribution was 27.8% under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 28.5% from 25 to 44, 22.0% from 45 to 64, and 13.7% 65 or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 93.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.6 males.

The median household income was $26,776 and the median family income was $30,938. Males had a median income of $31,550 versus $19,113 for females. The per capita income for the village was $17,994. About 12.6% of families and 18.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 31.4% of those under age 18 and 16.3% of those age 65 or over.

Coulterville's 1900 Train Depot
Early Coulterville Train Depot

Black Beauty Coal Company

Black Beauty Coal Company is the largest coal producer in the Illinois Basin, which currently manages six active mines in Indiana and four in Illinois. Together with its equity affiliates, Black Beauty's operations sold 27.1 million short tons (24.6 million metric tons) of low, medium, and high sulfur coal in 2004.

Black Beauty's mines include Air Quality No. 1, Farmersburg, Francisco, Somerville Central, Miller Creek and Viking in Indiana. Black Beauty manages the Riola Complex in Illinois, an underground facility with two portals, and owns an equity interest in Arclar Company, which operates the Cottage Grove and Willow Lake mines in southern Illinois.

In March 2005, Peabody purchased selected assets from Lexington Coal Company. Black Beauty will operate the Gateway Mine, located in Coulterville. The mine will employ 325 workers and will produce more than 4 million short tons (3½ million metric tons) of coal per year when the mine is operating at full capacity in 2006. Gateway Mine will supply coal under a new agreement with Northern Indiana Public Service Company with terms that can be extended through 2015.

Notable people

  • Vincent Birchler, Illinois educator and politician, was born in Coulterville
  • Nick Kahl, second baseman for the Cleveland Naps
  • George Khoury, known for his organization of the Khoury League. George Khoury was born on the summer of 1900. To parents Salem and Lily Khoury who emigrated from the Middle East in 1898. He lives outside of Coulterville and worked at a printer press in town as a young man. Khoury moved to St. Louis and married Dorothy Smith in 1922. After having three sons, the couple wanted a way to keep the boys busy in the summer. In the summer of 1936, the first season of Khoury league was started, the first game was played on Mothers' Day. Khoury League got its start in Missouri, but by 1952 teams started playing in Illinois. In 1958, girls started teams in the league. Over the years the league expanded to soccer, basketball, softball, and bowling. The league also spread to other countries.

See also

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