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Oblong
Village
West Main in Oblong.jpg
West Main Street downtown
Country United States
State Illinois
County Crawford
Coordinates 39°0′5″N 87°54′30″W / 39.00139°N 87.90833°W / 39.00139; -87.90833
Area 0.97 sq mi (3 km²)
 - land 0.96 sq mi (2 km²)
 - water 0.01 sq mi (0 km²)
Population 1,466 (2010)
Density 586.4 /km² (1,519 /sq mi)
Mayor Randy Rich
Postal code 62449
Area code 618
Location of Oblong within Illinois
Location of Oblong within Illinois
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Location of Oblong within Illinois
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Oblong is a village in Crawford County, Illinois, United States. The population was 1,466 at the 2010 census.

History

Oblong was incorporated in 1883. The original town site was in the form of an oblong, hence the name.

Geography

Oblong is located at 39°0′5″N 87°54′30″W / 39.00139°N 87.90833°W / 39.00139; -87.90833 (39.001274, -87.908470).

According to the 2010 census, Oblong has a total area of 0.978 square miles (2.53 km2), of which 0.97 square miles (2.51 km2) (or 99.18%) is land and 0.008 square miles (0.02 km2) (or 0.82%) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 390
1900 743 90.5%
1910 1,482 99.5%
1920 1,547 4.4%
1930 1,427 −7.8%
1940 1,547 8.4%
1950 1,639 5.9%
1960 1,817 10.9%
1970 1,860 2.4%
1980 1,840 −1.1%
1990 1,616 −12.2%
2000 1,580 −2.2%
2010 1,466 −7.2%
Est. 2015 1,427 −2.7%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,580 people, 681 households, and 439 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,662.8 people per square mile (642.1/km²). There were 761 housing units at an average density of 800.9 per square mile (309.3/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 98.92% White, 0.19% African American, 0.25% Native American, 0.13% Asian, and 0.51% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.57% of the population. Oblong has been labeled a sundown town by James Loewen

There were 681 households out of which 27.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.9% were married couples living together, 12.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.4% were non-families. 32.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.25 and the average family size was 2.81.

In the village, the population was spread out with 22.8% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 24.9% from 25 to 44, 20.8% from 45 to 64, and 23.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 81.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.5 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $27,409, and the median income for a family was $36,532. Males had a median income of $27,135 versus $20,560 for females. The per capita income for the village was $14,926. About 7.0% of families and 9.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.0% of those under age 18 and 5.6% of those age 65 or over.

Arts and culture

It is the home of the Illinois Oil Field Museum and Resource Center, a collection of early oilfield artifacts from the early days of the oil industry in the Illinois Basin and a resource center featuring a collection of early oil field records and resource books.


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