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Hampshire, Illinois
Original Mobil gas station in downtown Hampshire
Original Mobil gas station in downtown Hampshire
Location of Hampshire in Kane County, Illinois
Location of Hampshire in Kane County, Illinois
Location of Illinois in the United States
Location of Illinois in the United States
Country United States
State Illinois
County Kane
Townships Hampshire, Rutland
Area
 • Total 9.28 sq mi (24.02 km2)
 • Land 9.28 sq mi (24.02 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 5,563
 • Estimate 
(2019)
6,251
 • Density 673.96/sq mi (260.21/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP Code(s)
60140
Area code(s) 847
FIPS code 17-32525
Wikimedia Commons Hampshire, Illinois

Hampshire is a village in Kane County, Illinois, United States. As of the 2010 census it had a population of 5,563, and as of 2018 the estimated population was 6,324.

Geography

Hampshire is located at 42°05′56″N 88°31′33″W / 42.098871°N 88.525792°W / 42.098871; -88.525792.

According to the 2010 census, Hampshire has a total area of 8.95 square miles (23.18 km2), all land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 483
1890 696 44.1%
1900 760 9.2%
1910 697 −8.3%
1920 618 −11.3%
1930 656 6.1%
1940 757 15.4%
1950 970 28.1%
1960 1,309 34.9%
1970 1,611 23.1%
1980 1,735 7.7%
1990 1,843 6.2%
2000 2,900 57.4%
2010 5,563 91.8%
2019 (est.) 6,251 12.4%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the 2010 census, there were 5,563 people and 2,031 housing units in Hampshire, a population spike of 91.8% from the 2000 census.

As of the census of 2000, there were 2,490 people, 1,015 households, and 792 families residing in the village. There were 1,051 housing units at an average density of 215.5 per square mile (83.2/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 98.21% White, 0.10% African American, 0.38% Native American, 0.14% Asian, and 0.62% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.41% of the population.

There were 1,015 households, out of which 42.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.6% were married couples living together, 7.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.9% were non-families. 17.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.86 and the average family size was 3.28.

In the village, the population was spread out, with 29.7% under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 32.1% from 25 to 44, 20.2% from 45 to 64, and 11.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females, there were 92.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.8 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $58,519, and the median income for a family was $65,069. Males had a median income of $42,217 versus $29,934 for females. The per capita income for the village was $22,143. About 2.3% of families and 2.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.5% of those under age 18 and 9.2% of those age 65 or over.

Education

The Hampshire school system consists of Hampshire High School, Hampshire Middle School, Hampshire Elementary School, and Gary D. Wright Elementary. The high school's mascot is the "Whip-Pur", a cat-like creature whose name derives from the school colors, white and purple.

Notable people

  • Charles H. Backus, Illinois state representative and businessman
  • Jake Goebbert, former San Diego Padres player, graduate of Hampshire High School
  • Deb Skog, Author of “The Pumpkin Eating Dinosaur!” and “A Day at the Pumpkin Farm.” Both books were inspired by her love for Goebbert’s Pumpkin Farm and seeing the joy it brings to so many who visit each year. Deb is a retired kindergarten teacher who obtained a Master’s degree in Education from the University of Illinois.
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