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Elizabethtown, Illinois
Main Street
Main Street
Location of Elizabethtown in Hardin County, Illinois
Location of Elizabethtown in Hardin County, Illinois
Location of Illinois in the United States
Location of Illinois in the United States
Country United States
State Illinois
County Hardin
Area
 • Total 0.71 sq mi (1.84 km2)
 • Land 0.70 sq mi (1.83 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.01 km2)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 220
 • Density 312.06/sq mi (120.41/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP Code(s)
62931
Area code(s) 618
FIPS code 17-23191
GNIS ID 2398801

Elizabethtown is a village in and the county seat of Hardin County, Illinois, United States, along the Ohio River. The population was 299 at the 2010 census, down from 348 at the 2000 census.

Geography

Elizabethtown is located at 37°26′57″N 88°18′13″W / 37.44917°N 88.30361°W / 37.44917; -88.30361 (37.449136, -88.303748).

According to the 2010 census, Elizabethtown has a total area of 0.715 square miles (1.85 km2), of which 0.71 square miles (1.84 km2) (or 99.3%) is land and 0.005 square miles (0.01 km2) (or 0.7%) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 484
1890 652 34.7%
1900 668 2.5%
1910 633 −5.2%
1920 1,055 66.7%
1930 488 −53.7%
1940 622 27.5%
1950 583 −6.3%
1960 524 −10.1%
1970 436 −16.8%
1980 478 9.6%
1990 427 −10.7%
2000 348 −18.5%
2010 299 −14.1%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the 2000 United States Census, there were 348 people, 183 households, and 99 families residing in the village. The population density was 495.6 people per square mile (191.9/km2). There were 226 housing units at an average density of 321.9 per square mile (124.7/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 97.99% White, 1.44% African American, and 0.57% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.29% of the population.

There were 183 households, out of which 18.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.8% were married couples living together, 12.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 45.9% were non-families. 44.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 27.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.90 and the average family size was 2.63.

In the village, the population was spread out, with 17.0% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 15.5% from 25 to 44, 30.2% from 45 to 64, and 29.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 51 years. For every 100 females, there were 87.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.8 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $17,750, and the median income for a family was $38,750. Males had a median income of $30,625 versus $16,563 for females. The per capita income for the village was $17,567. About 16.0% of families and 22.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 40.0% of those under age 18 and 17.1% of those age 65 or over.

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