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McLeansboro
City
Country United States
State Illinois
County Hamilton
Township McLeansboro
Coordinates 38°5′35″N 88°32′10″W / 38.09306°N 88.53611°W / 38.09306; -88.53611
Area 2.3 sq mi (6 km2)
 - land 2.3 sq mi (6 km2)
Population 2,945 (2000)
Density 1,286.3 /sq mi (497 /km2)
Timezone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Postal code 62859
Area code XXX
Location of McLeansboro within Illinois
Location of McLeansboro within Illinois
Wikimedia Commons: McLeansboro, Illinois
Website: http://www.mcleansboro.com

McLeansboro is a city in Hamilton County, Illinois, United States. The population was 2,945 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Hamilton County.[1] The town was named for William B. McLean, who donated the land for its founding. ABC News Reporter Christen Craig as well as sports figures Jerry Sloan (former basketball player for the Chicago Bulls and current head coach of the Utah Jazz) and Carl Mauck (former center for the Houston Oilers and NFL coach) were also born there.

McLeansboro is part of the Mount Vernon Micropolitan Statistical Area.

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Geography

McLeansboro is located at 38°5′35″N 88°32′10″W / 38.09306°N 88.53611°W / 38.09306; -88.53611 (38.093115, -88.536213).[2]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.3 square miles (5.9 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 2,945 people, 1,265 households, and 747 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,286.3 people per square mile (496.5/km²). There were 1,444 housing units at an average density of 630.7/sq mi (243.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.10% White, 0.78% African American, 0.03% Native American, 0.20% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.17% from other races, and 0.68% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.37% of the population.

There were 1,265 households out of which 26.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.6% were married couples living together, 11.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.9% were non-families. 38.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 23.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.19 and the average family size was 2.91.

In the city the population was spread out with 22.8% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 22.7% from 25 to 44, 20.6% from 45 to 64, and 25.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 81.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 74.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $22,183, and the median income for a family was $35,296. Males had a median income of $35,114 versus $18,125 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,354. About 11.9% of families and 19.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 34.7% of those under age 18 and 8.6% of those age 65 or over.

References

  • History of Southern Illinois, George Washington Smith, 1912.

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