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Worden
Location of Worden in Madison County, Illinois.
Location of Worden in Madison County, Illinois.
Location of Illinois in the United States
Location of Illinois in the United States
Country United States
State Illinois
County Madison
Area
 • Total 0.72 sq mi (1.88 km2)
 • Land 0.71 sq mi (1.85 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 1,096
 • Density 1,537.17/sq mi (593.26/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP Code(s)
62097
Area code(s) 618
FIPS code 17-83505

Worden is a village in Madison County, Illinois, United States. The population was 1,044 at the 2010 census.

History

Worden was originally called New Hampton, and under the latter name was laid out in 1860. When the railroad was built through the settlement in 1870, the name Worden was given to the station, after John C. Worden, an English immigrant, businessman, and railroad promoter.

Geography

Worden is located at 38°55′56″N 89°50′25″W / 38.93222°N 89.84028°W / 38.93222; -89.84028 (38.932241, -89.840216).

According to the 2010 census, Worden has a total area of 0.722 square miles (1.87 km2), of which 0.71 square miles (1.84 km2) (or 98.34%) is land and 0.012 square miles (0.03 km2) (or 1.66%) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 384
1890 522 35.9%
1900 544 4.2%
1910 1,082 98.9%
1920 1,252 15.7%
1930 1,111 −11.3%
1940 1,264 13.8%
1950 968 −23.4%
1960 1,060 9.5%
1970 1,091 2.9%
1980 953 −12.6%
1990 896 −6.0%
2000 905 1.0%
2010 1,044 15.4%
U.S. Decennial Census

At the 2000 census there were 905 people, 378 households, and 261 families living in the village. The population density was 1,370.3 people per square mile (529.4/km2). There were 396 housing units at an average density of 599.6 per square mile (231.7/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 99.34% White, 0.44% Native American, 0.11% from other races, and 0.11% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.22%.

Of the 378 households 32.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.6% were married couples living together, 11.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.7% were non-families. 27.0% of households were one person and 13.5% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 2.90.

The age distribution was 24.3% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 30.6% from 25 to 44, 23.4% from 45 to 64, and 13.9% 65 or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 90.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.2 males.

The median household income was $36,100 and the median family income was $40,909. Males had a median income of $35,294 versus $20,156 for females. The per capita income for the village was $18,485. About 13.1% of families and 12.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.4% of those under age 18 and 3.9% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people

  • Evelyn M. Bowles, Illinois state senator, was born in Worden.
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