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Tilton
Village
Vermilion County's location in Illinois
Vermilion County's location in Illinois
Country United States
State Illinois
County Vermilion
Township Danville
Area
 • Total 3.24 sq mi (8.4 km2)
 • Land 3.21 sq mi (8.3 km2)
 • Water 0.03 sq mi (0.1 km2)  0.93%
Elevation 643 ft (196 m)
Population (2009)
 • Total 3,061
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 61833
Area code(s) 217
Website http://www.tiltonil.com/

Tilton is a village in Danville Township, Vermilion County, Illinois, United States. It is part of the Danville, Illinois Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 2,976 at the 2000 census, and 3,061 in 2009.

It is named after Charles Tilton, a friend of Abraham Lincoln, who worked for the railroads. Lincoln reputedly had Thanksgiving dinner at Tilton's house in the village in the 1850s.

Geography

Tilton is located at 40°5′48″N 87°38′31″W / 40.09667°N 87.64194°W / 40.09667; -87.64194 (40.096586, -87.642071).

According to the 2010 census, Tilton has a total area of 3.243 square miles (8.40 km2), of which 3.21 square miles (8.31 km2) (or 98.98%) is land and 0.033 square miles (0.09 km2) (or 1.02%) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 297
1890 474 59.6%
1900 474 0.0%
1910 710 49.8%
1920 909 28.0%
1930 1,394 53.4%
1940 1,486 6.6%
1950 1,638 10.2%
1960 2,598 58.6%
1970 2,544 −2.1%
1980 2,405 −5.5%
1990 2,729 13.5%
2000 2,976 9.1%
2010 2,724 −8.5%
Est. 2015 2,626 −3.6%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 2,976 people, 1,322 households, and 823 families residing in the village. The population density was 960.5 people per square mile (370.7/km²). There were 1,412 housing units at an average density of 455.7 per square mile (175.9/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 98.29% White, 0.17% African American, 0.10% Native American, 0.07% Asian, 0.34% from other races, and 1.04% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.08% of the population.

There were 1,322 households out of which 23.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.4% were married couples living together, 11.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.7% were non-families. 32.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.2% 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 2.83.

In the village, the population was spread out with 22.0% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 25.0% from 25 to 44, 26.9% from 45 to 64, and 18.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 88.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.8 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $31,810, and the median income for a family was $37,727. Males had a median income of $35,455 versus $20,988 for females. The per capita income for the village was $16,276. About 6.2% of families and 8.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.7% of those under age 18 and 8.3% of those age 65 or over.

Full Time Police Officers

  • 1972-2001 Charles Wolfe
  • 1974-2009 Michael Schull Sr.
  • 1992- Steven Cornett
  • 2003- David Cornett
  • 2010- Ryan Schull
  • 2010- Paul Boswell

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