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Vermont, Illinois
Village
Country United States
State Illinois
County Fulton
Township Vermont
Elevation 697 ft (212 m)
Coordinates 40°17′42″N 90°25′38″W / 40.295°N 90.42722°W / 40.295; -90.42722
Area 1.26 sq mi (3 km²)
 - land 1.26 sq mi (3 km²)
 - water 0.00 sq mi (0 km²)
Population 667 (2010)
Density 529.4 /sq mi (204 /km²)
Village president Joshua Mercer
Timezone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Postal code 61484
Area code 309
Location of Vermont within Illinois
Location of Vermont within Illinois
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Location of Vermont within Illinois
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Vermont is a village in Fulton County, Illinois, United States. The population was 667 at the 2010 census, down from 792 at the 2000 census.

History

The village was founded in 1835 by James and Joseph Crail. A post office was established in 1837. The village was named after the state of Vermont.

The Vermont Masonic Hall is one of sixteen sites in the village listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Geography

Vermont is located in southwestern Fulton County at 40°17′42″N 90°25′38″W / 40.295°N 90.42722°W / 40.295; -90.42722 (40.295086, -90.427127). It is 5 miles (8 km) south of Table Grove and 21 miles (34 km) southwest of Lewistown, the county seat.

According to the 2010 census, Vermont has a total area of 1.26 square miles (3.26 km2), all land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 1,133
1890 1,158 2.2%
1900 1,195 3.2%
1910 1,118 −6.4%
1920 1,078 −3.6%
1930 948 −12.1%
1940 945 −0.3%
1950 940 −0.5%
1960 903 −3.9%
1970 947 4.9%
1980 885 −6.5%
1990 806 −8.9%
2000 792 −1.7%
2010 667 −15.8%
Est. 2015 646 −3.1%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 792 people, 312 households, and 219 families residing in the village. The population density was 627.2 people per square mile (242.7/km²). There were 342 housing units at an average density of 270.8 per square mile (104.8/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 97.73% White, 0.25% Native American, 0.25% Asian, 0.13% from other races, and 1.64% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.01% of the population.

There were 312 households out of which 33.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.7% were married couples living together, 7.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.8% were non-families. 26.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 3.01.

In the village, the population was spread out with 27.8% under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 26.4% from 25 to 44, 22.3% from 45 to 64, and 15.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 107.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.1 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $29,375, and the median income for a family was $33,646. Males had a median income of $23,036 versus $19,318 for females. The per capita income for the village was $13,333. About 10.2% of families and 14.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.5% of those under age 18 and 14.0% of those age 65 or over.


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