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Kansas
Village
Edgar County's location in Illinois
Edgar County's location in Illinois
Country  United States
State  Illinois
County Edgar
Township Kansas
Area
 • Total 1.02 sq mi (2.6 km2)
 • Land 1.02 sq mi (2.6 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 712 ft (217 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 787
 • Density 819.1/sq mi (316.2/km2)
ZIP code 61933
Area code(s) 217
GNIS feature ID 0411307

Kansas is a village in Kansas Township, Edgar County, Illinois, United States. The population was 787 at the 2010 census.

Geography

Kansas Illinois water tower
The water tower in Kansas

Kansas is located at 39°33′13″N 87°56′18″W / 39.55361°N 87.93833°W / 39.55361; -87.93833 (39.553627, -87.938392).

According to the 2010 census, Kansas has a total area of 1.03 square miles (2.67 km2), all land.

History

A post office called Kansas has been in operation since 1855. The town was named after the Kansas Territory.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 723
1890 1,037 43.4%
1900 1,049 1.2%
1910 945 −9.9%
1920 944 −0.1%
1930 900 −4.7%
1940 875 −2.8%
1950 835 −4.6%
1960 815 −2.4%
1970 779 −4.4%
1980 791 1.5%
1990 887 12.1%
2000 842 −5.1%
2010 787 −6.5%
Est. 2015 744 −5.5%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 842 people, 340 households, and 228 families residing in the village. The population density was 818.9 people per square mile (315.6/km²). There were 378 housing units at an average density of 367.6 per square mile (141.7/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 98.46% White, 0.36% African American, 0.71% Native American, 0.12% Asian, 0.12% Pacific Islander, and 0.24% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.43% of the population.

There were 340 households out of which 32.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.1% were married couples living together, 10.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.9% were non-families. 29.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 3.03.

In the village, the population was spread out with 28.0% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 25.1% from 25 to 44, 23.4% from 45 to 64, and 16.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 90.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.8 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $27,688, and the median income for a family was $34,318. Males had a median income of $28,942 versus $19,333 for females. The per capita income for the village was $14,590. About 12.5% of families and 15.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.3% of those under age 18 and 15.0% of those age 65 or over.


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