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Robinson Post Office
Location of Robinson in Crawford County, Illinois
Location of Illinois in the United States
|• Total||4.76 sq mi (12.33 km2)|
|• Land||4.70 sq mi (12.17 km2)|
|• Water||0.06 sq mi (0.16 km2)|
|• Density||1,521.60/sq mi (587.55/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (CST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|Wikimedia Commons||Robinson, Illinois|
Robinson is a city in and the county seat of Crawford County, Illinois, United States. The population was 7,713 at the 2010 census, up from 6,822 in 2000.
Robinson is located in the center of Crawford County at 39°0′22″N 87°44′20″W / 39.00611°N 87.73889°W (39.006185, −87.738778). Illinois Route 33 passes through the center of the city as Main Street, leading east 7 miles (11 km) to Palestine near the Indiana border and west 24 miles (39 km) to Newton.
According to the 2010 census, Robinson has a total area of 4.803 square miles (12.44 km2), of which 4.74 square miles (12.28 km2) (or 98.69%) is land and 0.063 square miles (0.16 km2) (or 1.31%) is water.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
At the 2000 census, there were 6,822 people, 2,927 households and 1,835 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,881.9 per square mile (725.6/km2). There were 3,376 housing units at an average density of 931.3 per square mile (359.1/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 95.98% White, 1.16% African American, 0.41% Native American, 0.63% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.66% from other races, and 1.14% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.73% of the population.
There were 2,927 households, of which 29.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.1% were married couples living together, 11.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.3% were non-families. 32.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 17.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.27 and the average family size was 2.87.
24.3% of the population were under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 25.9% from 25 to 44, 20.8% from 45 to 64, and 20.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 88.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.0 males.
The median household income was $30,153 and the median family income was $38,974. Males had a median income of $31,890 versus $21,338 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,637. About 8.2% of families and 11.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.4% of those under age 18 and 8.9% of those age 65 or over.
Major employers in the town include a refinery owned by Marathon Petroleum Company and a chocolate factory for the Heath bar, first made in 1914, now distributed by The Hershey Company.
The fictional town of Parkman, Indiana - scene of James Jones' novel "Some Came Running" - is modeled on Robinson, Jones' hometown.
- Lisa Brown (born 1956), member of the Washington State Legislature from 1993 to 2013.
- Robert Brubaker, actor (Gunsmoke)
- Caswell J. Crebs, Justice of the Illinois Supreme Court
- Joseph B. Crowley, U.S. congressman
- Perry Graves, 1914 first-team All-American football player for the University of Illinois and Big Ten official
- L. S. Heath, founder of Heath toffee
- James Jones, author (From Here to Eternity, The Thin Red Line, Some Came Running)
- Meyers Leonard, former basketball center for the Miami Heat
- Skip Martin, musician and arranger
- Frankie Masters, band leader
- Robert S. Wiseman, war technology researcher and innovator of night vision
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