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Tremont, Illinois
Location of Tremont in Tazewell County, Illinois.
Location of Tremont in Tazewell County, Illinois.
Location of Illinois in the United States
Location of Illinois in the United States
Country United States
State Illinois
County Tazewell
Area
 • Total 1.19 sq mi (3.07 km2)
 • Land 1.19 sq mi (3.07 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
641 ft (195 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 2,277
 • Density 1,921.52/sq mi (741.77/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP Code(s)
61568
Area code(s) 309
FIPS code 17-75965
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Tremont is a village in Tazewell County, Illinois, United States. The population was 2,236 at the 2010 census. Tremont is located 14 miles southeast of Peoria.

Geography

Tremont is located at 40°31′32″N 89°29′26″W / 40.52556°N 89.49056°W / 40.52556; -89.49056 (40.525687, -89.490443).

According to the 2010 census, Tremont has a total area of 0.94 square miles (2.43 km2), all land.

The SIF is based near Tremont. The city hosts the annual Tremont Turkey Festival. The headquarters of the Tazewell County Health Department are in Tremont.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1850 461
1870 437
1880 417 −4.6%
1890 508 21.8%
1900 768 51.2%
1910 782 1.8%
1920 976 24.8%
1930 798 −18.2%
1940 935 17.2%
1950 1,138 21.7%
1960 1,558 36.9%
1970 1,942 24.6%
1980 2,096 7.9%
1990 2,088 −0.4%
2000 2,029 −2.8%
2010 2,236 10.2%
U.S. Decennial Census

Tremont is part of the Peoria, Illinois Metropolitan Statistical Area.

As of the census of 2010, there were 5,500 people, 900 households, and 750 families residing in the village and the surrounding upscale subdivisions and agricultural areas. There are 4 main subdivisions of Tremont: Lake Windemere, Royal Colony, Hickory Hills and Lake Knolls. The population density was 2,128.8 people per square mile (824.6/km2). There were 835 housing units at an average density of 876.1 per square mile (339.4/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 98.50% White, 0.50% African American, 0.34% Native American, 0.10% Asian, 0.10% from other races, and 0.10% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.44% of the population.

There were 816 households, out of which 31.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.1% were married couples living together, 7.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.2% were non-families. 25.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 2.99.

In the village, the population was spread out, with 25.8% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 28.0% from 25 to 44, 22.3% from 45 to 64, and 16.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 93.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.9 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $85,137, and the median income for a family was $89,800. Males had a median income of $61,118 versus $44,750 for females. The per capita income for the village was $41,888. About 2.0% of families and 2.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.9% of those under age 18 and 2.0% of those age 65 or over.

As of 2018, there are 5 churches, 2 grocery stores, 1 coffee shop, 1 fast food restaurant, 1 diner, 1 seasonal ice cream shack and 6 bars located in the township limits. There are also 4 gas stations, 2 banks, a library, and a fitness center. Tremont Medical Clinic (now known as OSF Healthcare Tremont) provides the services of two general practice physicians (one specializing in women's issues), two nurse practitioners, and a physician assistant. For a 2010 full listing, view Tremont, Illinois Business Directory

Culture

The largest employer is R.A. Cullinan.

Tremont is most well known in central Illinois for its annual summer festival, The Tremont Turkey Festival. The festival draws 20,000-30,000 people into the small village for the weekend. The festival includes free entertainment, bed races, an antique tractor pull, pageant, parade, craft and antique vendors, and a carnival. The festival features Turkey sandwiches and Strawberry Shortcake.

Tremont was also host to Abraham Lincoln during his travels as a lawyer before his advancement into higher office. Lincoln visited the Tremont Courthouse in 1842; here, James Shields challenged him to a duel. Lincoln last spoke in Tremont on August 30, 1858. A marker now stands in commemoration of the courthouse.


Economy

The largest employer is R.A. Cullinan. Precision Planting (AGCO) is located several miles south of Tremont.

Education

There are three public schools in Tremont: Tremont Gradeschool; Tremont Middle School, and Tremont High School. In 2004, the Tremont School District was honored with three awards from the State of Illinois, including the Bright A+ Award, the Bright Star Award, and the Financial Recognition Award.

The Tremont District Library is at the heart of the community in Tremont, IL. In addition to being able to check out books, movies, and other materials, the library frequently has activities for patrons of all ages. A few of the services they provide are: interlibrary loans, delivery to homebound patrons, and public computers, to name a few. The library is also a facility to locate resources for researching local history and genealogical materials.

Notable people

  • Bonnie Cooper (1935-2018), baseball player
  • Danny Lloyd (Born 1972), former Child actor, starred in The Shining (film) as Danny Torrance
  • Myra Kingman (1873-1922), journalist and clubwoman
  • Bob Trumpy (Born 1945), former NFL Tight-end for the Cincinnati Bengals (1968-1977).
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