Farina, Illinois facts for kids
|Townships||La Clede, Meacham|
|Elevation||178 m (584 ft)|
|Area||1.46 sq mi (4 km²)|
|- land||1.46 sq mi (4 km²)|
|- water||0.01 sq mi (0 km²)|
|Density||355.4 /sq mi (137 /km²)|
|- summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
Farina takes its name from farina (food), from its location in the wheat-growing district.
Farina is located in southeastern Fayette County at Interstate 57 passes through the northwest corner of the village at Exit 135, leading northeast 26 miles (42 km) to Effingham and southwest 21 miles (34 km) to Salem. Illinois Route 37 passes through the enter of Farina and runs parallel to I-57. Illinois Route 185 leads northwest 24 miles (39 km) to Vandalia, the Fayette County seat.(38.833008, -88.775786). The village limits extend southwest along Illinois Route 37 into Marion County.
According to the 2010 census, Farina has a total area of 1.467 square miles (3.80 km2), of which 1.46 square miles (3.78 km2) (or 99.52%) is land and 0.007 square miles (0.02 km2) (or 0.48%) is water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 558 people, 237 households, and 147 families residing in the village. The population density was 387.6 people per square mile (149.6/km²). There were 267 housing units at an average density of 185.5 per square mile (71.6/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 99.28% White, 0.36% Native American, and 0.36% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.18% of the population.
There were 237 households out of which 25.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.6% were married couples living together, 8.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.6% were non-families. 34.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 2.96.
In the village, the population was spread out with 22.6% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 22.6% from 25 to 44, 25.8% from 45 to 64, and 22.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 86.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.0 males.
The median income for a household in the village was $31,406, and the median income for a family was $41,875. Males had a median income of $27,917 versus $19,886 for females. The per capita income for the village was $17,068. About 6.2% of families and 10.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.7% of those under age 18 and 17.2% of those age 65 or over.
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