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Village of Manteno
Village of Manteno.jpg
Downtown Manteno
Motto: "Village of Values and Opportunities"
Country United States
State Illinois
County Kankakee
Township Manteno
Elevation 688 ft (209.7 m)
Coordinates 41°15′00″N 87°50′18″W / 41.250129°N 87.838282°W / 41.250129; -87.838282
Area 5.01 sq mi (12.98 km²)
 - land 4.98 sq mi (13 km²)
 - water 0.03 sq mi (0 km²), 0.6%
Population 9,204 (2013)
Density 2,143 /sq mi (827.4 /km²)
Founded 1855
Mayor Timothy Nugent
Timezone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Postal code 60950
Area code 815/779

Manteno is a village in Kankakee County, Illinois, United States. The population is 9,300 in 2012. It is part of the Kankakee-Bourbonnais-Bradley Metropolitan Statistical Area and the ChicagoNapervilleMichigan City, IL-IN-WI Combined Statistical Area.


Origins of village name

Manteno was named after Manteno Bourbonnais, a daughter of Francois Bourbonnais, Jr. (thus her grandfather was the man for whom the city of Bourbonnais was named) and his Potowatami wife. A Potawatomi Indian name, it is a possible anglicization of manito or manitou, a Potawatomi word for spirit.

Oliver W. Barnard, an early settler in this area, spelled her name Mantenau in one of his books. Other 19th century books spell it Mawteno and Manteno.

Because she was a Metis, Manteno (spelled Monteno in the treaty, but considered incorrect, as the clerk also misspelled Bourbonnais) was given a section of land, now part of northeastern Kankakee County, by the treaty of Camp Tippecanoe of December 20, 1832.


Both Kankakee and Iroquois counties were part of Will County, Illinois before the State Legislature granted a plea of Kankakee's citizens and permitted them to incorporate in 1853.

The present Township of Manteno was then the east half of the Township of Rockville. On March 12, 1855, the town's petition that the area become the Township of Manteno was granted by the county's Board of Supervisors.

The village was incorporated on July 8, 1878.


Manteno is located at 41°15′0″N 87°50′18″W / 41.25000°N 87.83833°W / 41.25000; -87.83833 (41.250129, -87.838282). The average elevation is 675 ft (206 m).

According to the 2010 census, Manteno has a total area of 5.014 square miles (12.99 km2), of which 4.98 square miles (12.90 km2) (or 99.32%) is land and 0.034 square miles (0.09 km2) (or 0.68%) is water.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 632
1890 627 −0.8%
1900 932 48.6%
1910 1,229 31.9%
1920 1,182 −3.8%
1930 1,149 −2.8%
1940 1,537 33.8%
1950 1,789 16.4%
1960 2,225 24.4%
1970 2,864 28.7%
1980 3,155 10.2%
1990 3,488 10.6%
2000 6,414 83.9%
2010 9,204 43.5%
Est. 2015 8,999 −2.2%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 6,414 people, 2,578 households, and 1,789 families residing in the village. The population density was 2,143.0 people per square mile (828.2/km²). There were 2,750 housing units at an average density of 918.8 per square mile (355.1/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 97.79% White, 0.27% African American, 0.17% Native American, 0.20% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.98% from other races, and 0.58% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.82% of the population.

There were 2,578 households out of which 32.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.8% were married couples living together, 8.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.6% were non-families. 25.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.6% 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 3.00.

In the village, the population was spread out with 26.3% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 30.3% from 25 to 44, 21.6% from 45 to 64, and 14.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 97.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.4 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $48,599, and the median income for a family was $56,077. Males had a median income of $46,359 versus $25,675 for females. The per capita income for the village was $22,826. About 3.9% of families and 5.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.8% of those under age 18 and 3.9% of those age 65 or over.

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