Mendon, Illinois

Mendon is a village in Adams County, Illinois, United States. The population was 872 at the 2020 census. It is part of the Quincy, IL–MO Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Mendon, Illinois
Lewis Round Barn
Location of Mendon in Adams County, Illinois.
Location of Mendon in Adams County, Illinois.
Location of Illinois in the United States
Location of Illinois in the United States
Coordinates: 40°5′18″N 91°17′4″W / 40.08833°N 91.28444°W / 40.08833; -91.28444Coordinates: 40°5′18″N 91°17′4″W / 40.08833°N 91.28444°W / 40.08833; -91.28444
CountryUnited States
StateIllinois
CountyAdams
TownshipMendon
Government
 • MayorDavid Wittler
Area
 • Total0.86 sq mi (2.22 km2)
 • Land0.86 sq mi (2.22 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)  0%
Population
 (2020)
 • Total872
 • Density1,017.50/sq mi (393.00/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP Code(s)
62351
Area code217
FIPS code17-48307
Wikimedia CommonsMendon, Illinois
Websitewww.mendonillinois.com

The village is named after Mendon, Massachusetts.[2]

HistoryEdit

Mendon was platted in 1833 under the name of Fairfield. However, there was another Fairfield in Illinois, so the village name was changed to Mendon.[3]

GeographyEdit

Mendon is located at 40°5′18″N 91°17′4″W / 40.08833°N 91.28444°W / 40.08833; -91.28444 (40.088241, -91.284458).[4]

According to the 2021 census gazetteer files, Mendon has a total area of 0.86 square miles (2.23 km2), all land.[5]

DemographicsEdit

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880652
1890640−1.8%
1900627−2.0%
19106402.1%
19206450.8%
1930580−10.1%
19406379.8%
1950625−1.9%
196078425.4%
197088312.6%
198097910.9%
1990854−12.8%
20008833.4%
20109537.9%
2020872−8.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]

As of the 2020 census[7] there were 872 people, 394 households, and 287 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,017.50 inhabitants per square mile (392.86/km2). There were 376 housing units at an average density of 438.74 per square mile (169.40/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 95.41% White, 0.69% from other races, and 3.90% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.57% of the population.

There were 394 households, out of which 81.98% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.38% were married couples living together, 12.94% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.16% were non-families. 26.14% of all households were made up of individuals, and 15.23% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.16 and the average family size was 2.62.

The village's age distribution consisted of 29.6% under the age of 18, 3.9% from 18 to 24, 26.7% from 25 to 44, 21% from 45 to 64, and 18.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37.8 years. For every 100 females, there were 92.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.7 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $56,000, and the median income for a family was $73,750. Males had a median income of $39,167 versus $30,268 for females. The per capita income for the village was $23,663. About 7.7% of families and 8.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.9% of those under age 18 and 8.6% of those age 65 or over.

Registered Historic PlacesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2020 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved March 15, 2022.
  2. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. U.S. Government Printing Office. p. 205.
  3. ^ "History of Mendon Illinois". Archived from the original on 2013-02-01. Retrieved 2007-10-15.
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  5. ^ Bureau, US Census. "Gazetteer Files". Census.gov. Retrieved 2022-06-29.
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  7. ^ "Explore Census Data". data.census.gov. Retrieved 2022-06-28.

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