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Troy Grove, Illinois

Homer, Illinois
Grain elevator in Troy Grove
Grain elevator in Troy Grove
Location in LaSalle County, Illinois
Location in LaSalle County, Illinois
Location of Illinois in the United States
Location of Illinois in the United States
Country United States
State Illinois
County LaSalle
Township Troy Grove
Incorporated April 3rd, 1886
 • Total 0.69 sq mi (1.78 km2)
 • Land 0.69 sq mi (1.78 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
665 ft (203 m)
 • Total 225
 • Density 327.51/sq mi (126.48/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP Code(s)
Area code(s) Area codes 815 and 779
FIPS code 17-76225
Wikimedia Commons Troy Grove, Illinois

Troy Grove is a village in LaSalle County, Illinois, United States. The population was 250 at the 2010 census, down from 305 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Ottawa, IL Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Troy Grove is notable as the birthplace of Wild Bill Hickok and Kate Austin. It is home to the Wild Bill Hickok Memorial. The town also has another connection to the Wild West, as the last reported wild bison killed in Illinois happened near the town in 1837.

Silica sand, a fine white sand used in making glass, is mined in the vicinity of Troy Grove.


A post office called Troy Grove has been in operation since 1837. The community took its name from a nearby grove, which was named for an early settler.


Troy Grove is located at 41°27′56″N 89°4′52″W / 41.46556°N 89.08111°W / 41.46556; -89.08111 (41.465461, -89.081204).

Troy Grove was formerly known as Homer.

According to the 2010 census, Troy Grove has a total area of 0.69 square miles (1.79 km2), all land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 168
1890 283 68.5%
1900 316 11.7%
1910 289 −8.5%
1920 261 −9.7%
1930 259 −0.8%
1940 233 −10.0%
1950 258 10.7%
1960 271 5.0%
1970 281 3.7%
1980 297 5.7%
1990 259 −12.8%
2000 305 17.8%
2010 250 −18.0%
2020 225 −10.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 305 people, 103 households, and 77 families residing in the village. The population density was 444.2 people per square mile (170.7/km2). There were 108 housing units at an average density of 157.3 per square mile (60.4/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 95.41% White, 1.97% Asian, 0.33% Pacific Islander, 1.31% from other races, and 0.98% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.57% of the population.

There were 103 households, out of which 44.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.2% were married couples living together, 8.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.3% were non-families. 17.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 4.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.96 and the average family size was 3.45.

In the village, the population was spread out, with 33.1% under the age of 18, 10.5% from 18 to 24, 27.2% from 25 to 44, 20.3% from 45 to 64, and 8.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females, there were 86.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.5 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $55,682, and the median income for a family was $56,591. Males had a median income of $40,417 versus $23,250 for females. The per capita income for the village was $16,595. About 6.6% of families and 4.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.8% of those under the age of eighteen and none of those 65 or over.

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