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Easton is a village in Mason County, Illinois, United States. As of the 2010 census, the village population was 321,[2] down from 373 in 2000.[4]

Easton
Location of Easton in Mason County, Illinois.
Location of Easton in Mason County, Illinois.
Location of Illinois in the United States
Location of Illinois in the United States
Coordinates: 40°13′56″N 89°50′36″W / 40.23222°N 89.84333°W / 40.23222; -89.84333Coordinates: 40°13′56″N 89°50′36″W / 40.23222°N 89.84333°W / 40.23222; -89.84333
CountryUnited States
StateIllinois
CountyMason
Area
 • Total0.24 sq mi (0.62 km2)
 • Land0.24 sq mi (0.62 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
509 ft (155 m)
Population
 • Total321
 • Estimate 
(2016)[3]
298
 • Density1,241.67/sq mi (479.43/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP Code(s)
62633
Area code(s)309
FIPS code17-22151
GNIS ID2398780
Wikimedia CommonsEaston, Illinois

HistoryEdit

Easton was laid out in the 1870s and named for Oliver C. Easton, an original owner of the town site.[5] A post office has been in operation at Easton since 1873.[6]

GeographyEdit

Easton is located at 40°13′56″N 89°50′36″W / 40.23222°N 89.84333°W / 40.23222; -89.84333 (40.232331, -89.843336).[7]

According to the 2010 census, Easton has a total area of 0.24 square miles (0.62 km2), all land.[8]

DemographicsEdit

Census Pop.
1900335
191040721.5%
192045612.0%
1930403−11.6%
19404429.7%
1950371−16.1%
1960361−2.7%
19703866.9%
19803921.6%
1990351−10.5%
20003736.3%
2010321−13.9%
Est. 2016298[3]−7.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[9]

As of the 2000 United States Census,[4] there were 373 people, 151 households, and 110 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,599.5 people per square mile (626.2/km²). There were 167 housing units at an average density of 716.1 per square mile (280.3/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 99.46% White and 0.54% Native American. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.27% of the population.

There were 151 households out of which 27.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.9% were married couples living together, 7.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.5% were non-families. 23.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 2.87.

In the village, the population was spread out with 22.0% under the age of 18, 8.6% from 18 to 24, 29.0% from 25 to 44, 22.5% from 45 to 64, and 18.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females, there were 94.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.0 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $32,045, and the median income for a family was $38,125. Males had a median income of $28,750 versus $16,667 for females. The per capita income for the village was $14,745. None of the families and 1.0% of the population were living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 3.3% of those over 64.

Local attractionsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jun 29, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Places: Illinois". 2010 Census Gazetteer Files. United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-10-21. Retrieved October 13, 2012. External link in |work= (help)
  3. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  4. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. ^ Callary, Edward (29 September 2008). Place Names of Illinois. University of Illinois Press. p. 103. ISBN 978-0-252-09070-7.
  6. ^ "Mason County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 4 November 2015.
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  8. ^ "G001 - Geographic Identifiers - 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015-08-03.
  9. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on April 26, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015.