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The Hebron water tower, painted to resemble a basketball
The Hebron water tower, painted to resemble a basketball
Location of Hebron in McHenry County, Illinois.
Location of Hebron in McHenry County, Illinois.
Location of Illinois in the United States
Location of Illinois in the United States
Country United States
State Illinois
County McHenry
Founded October 21, 1895
 • Total 1.93 sq mi (5.00 km2)
 • Land 1.93 sq mi (5.00 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
 • Total 1,368
 • Density 708.44/sq mi (273.47/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP Code(s)
Area code(s) 815
FIPS code 17-33851
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Hebron is a village in McHenry County, Illinois, United States. It is a commuter village within the Chicago metropolitan area. As of the 2010 census the village population was 1,216, up from 1,038 in 2000. It is also the headquarters of Vaughan Manufacturing, one of the largest manufacturers of striking tools in the world.


According to the 2010 census, Hebron has a total area of 1.95 square miles (5.05 km2), all land.

Major streets

  • Illinois 47.svg Main Street
  • Illinois 173.svg Maple Avenue
  • Price Road
  • Bigelow Avenue


Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 137
1900 511
1910 644 26.0%
1920 631 −2.0%
1930 608 −3.6%
1940 627 3.1%
1950 696 11.0%
1960 701 0.7%
1970 781 11.4%
1980 786 0.6%
1990 809 2.9%
2000 1,038 28.3%
2010 1,216 17.1%
2020 1,368 12.5%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,038 people, 390 households, and 271 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,515.9 people per square mile (589.4/km2). There were 411 housing units at an average density of 600.2 per square mile (233.4/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 97.78% White, 0.39% African American, 0.10% Asian, 1.16% from other races, and 0.58% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.30% of the population.

There were 390 households, out of which 38.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.0% were married couples living together, 13.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.5% were non-families. 24.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.66 and the average family size was 3.20.

In the village, the population was spread out, with 31.0% under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 32.4% from 25 to 44, 19.5% from 45 to 64, and 9.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females, there were 100.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.4 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $46,607, and the median income for a family was $53,661. Males had a median income of $41,036 versus $25,272 for females. The per capita income for the village was $18,829. About 3.3% of families and 5.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.1% of those under age 18 and 3.0% of those age 65 or over.


Alden-Hebron High School is the smallest school to win the Illinois High School Boys Basketball Championship. In 1952, with an enrollment of 98 students, the boys team won the state title with an overtime victory over Quincy. At the time, all Illinois schools competed for a single championship, regardless of enrollment. The town's water tower is painted to look like a basketball in commemoration of the event.

Notable people

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