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Johnson County Courthouse
Johnson County Courthouse
Location of Vienna in Johnson County, Illinois.
Location of Vienna in Johnson County, Illinois.
Location of Illinois in the United States
Location of Illinois in the United States
Country United States
State Illinois
County Johnson
 • Total 2.87 sq mi (7.44 km2)
 • Land 2.84 sq mi (7.35 km2)
 • Water 0.04 sq mi (0.10 km2)
404 ft (123 m)
 • Total 1,343
 • Density 473.39/sq mi (182.80/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP Code(s)
Area code(s) 618
FIPS code 17-77863
Wikimedia Commons Vienna, Illinois

Vienna ( vy-AN) is a city in Johnson County, Illinois, United States. The population was 1,434 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Johnson County and the site of two well-known state penitentiaries.

Notable people

  • Levi Casey, triple jumper
  • Pleasant T. Chapman, Congressman, born nearby and practiced law here
  • George W. English, U.S. District Court judge, born nearby, practiced law here, was impeached in 1926
  • Andrew J. Kuykendall, Congressman, practiced law here
  • Adrian Lindsey, college football coach
  • C. L. McCormick, Illinois legislator, lived here
  • William W. Mitchell, Sr., Arizona legislator, born here
  • Paul Powell, former Illinois Secretary of State, born here


Although Vienna is not served by an airport or train station, bus service runs through the city twice daily. Greyhound Bus service to Vienna runs daily to the local Hospitality House and Greyhound Bus Station downtown.

Major highways

  • I-24.svg I-24
  • US 45.svg US 45
  • Illinois 146.svg Illinois Route 146 crosses at the major intersection downtown with U.S. 45.
  • Illinois 147.svg Illinois Route 147
  • Illinois 37.svg Illinois Route 37
  • Illinois 145.svg Illinois Route 145


Vienna is considered by some to be the bicycling capital of the Midwestern USA. Most people who live in the area bicycle weekly on the many trails and bike routes within the city. A bike path that runs from Vienna High School to Vienna Trail of Tears City Park was completed in August 2014, and allows visitors to commute between Northern Vienna and the Tunnel Hill State Trail.

U.S. Bicycle Route 76 crosses with Tunnel Hill State Trail in Vienna.

Tunnel Hill State Trail's Headquarters is in Vienna, and an entire facility equipped with restrooms and vending machines is located within the headquarters, as well as a bicycling museum.


Vienna is located at 37°24′58″N 88°53′39″W / 37.41611°N 88.89417°W / 37.41611; -88.89417 (37.416103, -88.894268).

According to the 2010 census, Vienna has a total area of 2.887 square miles (7.48 km2), of which 2.85 square miles (7.38 km2) (or 98.72%) is land and 0.037 square miles (0.10 km2) (or 1.28%) is water.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1850 142
1870 550
1880 494 −10.2%
1890 828 67.6%
1900 1,217 47.0%
1910 1,124 −7.6%
1920 907 −19.3%
1930 874 −3.6%
1940 1,173 34.2%
1950 1,085 −7.5%
1960 1,094 0.8%
1970 1,325 21.1%
1980 1,420 7.2%
1990 1,446 1.8%
2000 1,234 −14.7%
2010 1,434 16.2%
2020 1,343 −6.3%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,234 people, 560 households, and 309 families residing in the city. The population density was 550.8 people per square mile (212.7/km2). There were 607 housing units at an average density of 270.9 per square mile (104.6/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.89% White, 0.08% African American, 0.08% Asian, 0.81% from other races, and 1.13% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.94% of the population.

There were 560 households, out of which 27.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.5% were married couples living together, 13.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 44.8% were non-families. 41.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 25.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.12 and the average family size was 2.89.

In the city, the population was spread out, with 22.6% under the age of 18, 9.0% from 18 to 24, 23.8% from 25 to 44, 18.3% from 45 to 64, and 26.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 77.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 70.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $21,702, and the median income for a family was $31,250. Males had a median income of $34,583 versus $17,614 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,662. About 17.7% of families and 20.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.0% of those under age 18 and 21.4% of those age 65 or over.


The city, which has about 700 students within its two districts, is home to Vienna Grade School and Vienna High School. Located nearby are Shawnee Community College in Ullin and Southern Illinois University Carbondale in Carbondale, which both act as a local college for students of the geographical area.

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