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Mendon, Illinois
Village
Country United States
State Illinois
County Adams
Township Mendon
Coordinates 40°5′18″N 91°17′4″W / 40.08833°N 91.28444°W / 40.08833; -91.28444
Area 0.86 sq mi (2 km²)
 - land 0.86 sq mi (2 km²)
 - water 0.00 sq mi (0 km²)
Population 953 (2010)
Density 1,108.1 /sq mi (428 /km²)
Timezone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Postal code 62351
Area code 217
Location in Adams County and the state of Illinois.
Location in Adams County and the state of Illinois.
Location of Illinois in the United States
Location of Illinois in the United States
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Website: www.mendonil.com

Mendon is a village in Adams County, Illinois, United States. The population was 953 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Quincy, IL–MO Micropolitan Statistical Area.

The village is named after Mendon, Massachusetts.

History

Mendon was platted in 1833 under the name of Fairfield. However, there was another Fairfield in Illinois so the name was changed to Mendon.

Geography

Mendon is located at 40°5′18″N 91°17′4″W / 40.08833°N 91.28444°W / 40.08833; -91.28444 (40.088241, -91.284458).

According to the 2010 census, Mendon has a total area of 0.86 square miles (2.23 km2), all land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 652
1890 640 −1.8%
1900 627 −2.0%
1910 640 2.1%
1920 645 0.8%
1930 580 −10.1%
1940 637 9.8%
1950 625 −1.9%
1960 784 25.4%
1970 883 12.6%
1980 979 10.9%
1990 854 −12.8%
2000 883 3.4%
2010 953 7.9%
Est. 2015 942 −1.2%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 883 people, 348 households, and 238 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,207.5 people per square mile (467.0/km²). There were 373 housing units at an average density of 510.1 per square mile (197.3/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 99.66% White, 0.11% African American, 0.11% from other races, and 0.11% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.45% of the population.

There were 348 households out of which 34.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.2% were married couples living together, 10.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.6% were non-families. 26.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 3.08.

In the village, the population was spread out with 27.5% under the age of 18, 9.4% from 18 to 24, 27.4% from 25 to 44, 21.5% from 45 to 64, and 14.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 89.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.9 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $35,139, and the median income for a family was $41,750. Males had a median income of $30,370 versus $20,000 for females. The per capita income for the village was $15,267. About 6.7% of families and 8.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.0% of those under age 18 and 10.0% of those age 65 or over.

Registered Historic Places

  • Lewis Round Barn

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