Milledgeville, Illinois

Milledgeville is a village in Carroll County, Illinois, United States. The population of the village was 1,032 at the 2010 census, up from 1,016 in 2000. The population residing in the 61051 zip code was 1,638 at the 2000 census. The town was named for the mill at the edge of the village, which was torn down in 1908.

Milledgeville
United States Post Office in Milledgeville
United States Post Office in Milledgeville
Location of Milledgeville in Carroll County, Illinois.
Location of Milledgeville in Carroll County, Illinois.
Location of Illinois in the United States
Location of Illinois in the United States
Coordinates: 41°57′50″N 89°46′28″W / 41.96389°N 89.77444°W / 41.96389; -89.77444Coordinates: 41°57′50″N 89°46′28″W / 41.96389°N 89.77444°W / 41.96389; -89.77444
CountryUnited States
StateIllinois
CountyCarroll
TownshipWysox
Government
 • Village PresidentGalen Wirth
Area
 • Total0.69 sq mi (1.79 km2)
 • Land0.69 sq mi (1.79 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation761 ft (232 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total1,032
 • Estimate 
(2019)[3]
952
 • Density1,379.71/sq mi (532.66/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP Code(s)
61051
Area code(s)815
FIPS code17-49191
Wikimedia CommonsMilledgeville, Illinois
Websitehttp://www.milledgevilleil.net/

GeographyEdit

Milledgeville is located at 41°57′50″N 89°46′28″W / 41.96389°N 89.77444°W / 41.96389; -89.77444 (41.963763, -89.774372).[4]

According to the 2010 census, Milledgeville has a total area of 0.69 square miles (1.79 km2), all land.[5]

The nearest shopping and commerce area to the village is in the towns of Sterling and Rock Falls, about 12 miles south of downtown Milledgeville, while the closest major shopping, entertainment, and city amenities are in Rockford, which is about 45 miles to the northeast of downtown Milledgeville.

The village is located 110 miles from downtown Chicago (2.5 hour drive) and about 85 miles away (1.5 hour drive) from the nearest Chicago suburbs of Sugar Grove/Aurora.

EducationEdit

The village of Milledgeville and surrounding rural area are a part of a consolidation with neighboring Chadwick, with the K-3 and High School being in the Milledgeville School building and 4th-8th grades at the Chadwick school building, therefore, forming the Chadwick-Milledgeville Community Unit District #399. The school district's website is www.dist399.net and the high school uses a missile as its mascot. On top of the marquee at the school is an actual missile. The official sports team moniker is the Missiles.

Higher education can be attained within a reasonable driving distance at either Sauk Valley Community College in Dixon or the nearest four-year institution, Ashford University in Clinton, Iowa (about 30–40 minutes away).

DemographicsEdit

Historical population
Census Pop.
1860250
1870238−4.8%
1880216−9.2%
1890446106.5%
190063341.9%
1910630−0.5%
192074618.4%
19308078.2%
19408080.1%
19501,04429.2%
19601,20815.7%
19701,130−6.5%
19801,2097.0%
19901,076−11.0%
20001,016−5.6%
20101,0321.6%
Est. 2019952[3]−7.8%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 1,016 people, 448 households, and 292 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,434.2 people per square mile (552.5/km2). There were 487 housing units at an average density of 687.5 per square mile (264.8/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 96.3% White, 0.1% African American, 0.11% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 0.10% from other races, and 1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.8% of the population.

There were 448 households, out of which 27.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.6% were married couples living together, 7.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.6% were non-families. 31.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 18.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.27 and the average family size was 2.86.

In the village, the population was spread out, with 23.2% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 25.3% from 25 to 44, 23.3% from 45 to 64, and 20.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females, there were 91.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.9 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $5,000, and the median income for a family was $3,000. Males had a median income of $2,000 versus $2,100 for females. The per capita income for the village was $1,000. About 4.5% of families and 6.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.0% of those under age 18 and 9.0% of those age 65 or over.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 14, 2020.
  2. ^ "USGS detail on Newtown". Retrieved 2007-10-21.
  3. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  5. ^ "G001 - Geographic Identifiers - 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2020-02-13. Retrieved 2015-12-19.
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  7. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.

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