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Earlville in 2003
Country United States
State Illinois
County LaSalle
Township Earl
Elevation 698 ft (213 m)
Coordinates 41°35′19″N 88°55′20″W / 41.58861°N 88.92222°W / 41.58861; -88.92222
Area 1.20 sq mi (3 km²)
 - land 1.20 sq mi (3 km²)
 - water 0.00 sq mi (0 km²)
Population 1,661 (2013)
Density 1,384 /sq mi (534 /km²)
Timezone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Postal code 60518
Area code 815
FIPS code 17-21540
GNIS ID 2394593

Earlville is a city in LaSalle County, Illinois, United States. The population was 1,701 at the 2010 census, and was estimated to be 1,661 by July 2013. It is part of the Ottawa-Peru, IL Micropolitan Statistical Area.


A post office called Earlville has been in operation since 1844. The city was named after Earlville, New York, the former hometown of an early settler.


Earlville is located at 41°35′19″N 88°55′20″W / 41.588552°N 88.922356°W / 41.588552; -88.922356.

According to the 2010 census, Earlville has a total area of 1.2 square miles (3.11 km2), all land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 963
1890 1,058 9.9%
1900 1,122 6.0%
1910 1,059 −5.6%
1920 1,012 −4.4%
1930 1,028 1.6%
1940 1,103 7.3%
1950 1,217 10.3%
1960 1,420 16.7%
1970 1,410 −0.7%
1980 1,382 −2.0%
1990 1,435 3.8%
2000 1,778 23.9%
2010 1,701 −4.3%
Est. 2015 1,632 −4.1%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the 2010 census, there were 1,701 people and 663 households residing in the city. The population density was 1,417.5 people per square mile (547/km²). There were 763 housing units at an average density of 635.8 per square mile (254.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.2% White, 0.6% African American, 0.6% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 0.1% Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander, and 2.8% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.1% of the population.

There were 663 households out of which 28.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.3% were married couples living together, 13.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.2% were non-families. 26.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.10.

In the city, the population was spread out with 25.4% under the age of 18 and 13.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36.9 years. Females made up 50.1% of the population.

The median income for a household in the city was $51,964, and the median income for a family was $65,145. Males had a median income of $38,705 versus $24,891 for females. The per capita income for the city was $21,063. About 9.2% of families and 13.3% of the population were below the poverty line of which 18.8% were under the age of 18 and 9.7% were aged 65 or over.

Earlville has a modern library, a K-12 school system, a bank, a medical clinic, a weekly newspaper, a drive-in movie theater, and a number of local businesses. The area surrounding Earlville is strongly agricultural. Earlville lacks major shopping centers and industries.

Many of the inhabitants of Earlville work at blue-collar jobs. Caterpillar Inc. of Montgomery, Illinois is a major employer, and many residents work for the Illinois Department of Corrections at the Sheridan Correctional Center. Earlville's population has remained stable for the past several years. Several planned residential developments of moderate size were derailed by the nationwide housing crash that began in 2008. Earlville also lacks opportunities for employment created by lack of jobs in the community. The percentage of families living below the poverty line is not much lower than that of Aurora. Aurora is Illinois second largest city.

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