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Du Bois, Illinois

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Du Bois
Location of Du Bois in Washington County, Illinois.
Location of Du Bois in Washington County, Illinois.
Location of Illinois in the United States
Location of Illinois in the United States
Coordinates: 38°13′25″N 89°12′48″W / 38.22361°N 89.21333°W / 38.22361; -89.21333
CountryUnited States
 • Total1.05 sq mi (2.73 km2)
 • Land1.05 sq mi (2.73 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
518 ft (158 m)
 • Total205
 • Estimate 
 • Density179.66/sq mi (69.33/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP Code(s)
Area code(s)618
FIPS code17-20890
GNIS ID2398750
Wikimedia CommonsDu Bois, Illinois

Du Bois is a village in Washington County, Illinois, United States. The population was 205 at the 2010 census and as of 2018, the population had declined to an estimated 150.[3][4]


Du Bois was originally named Coloma.[5] In 1869, the village was renamed for Jesse K. Du Bois, state auditor of public accounts, 1856-1864.[6] An early variant name was "Bois".[7]

In 2020, Du Bois resident Caleb Klein set the world record for the most hands-free pogo jumps with a total of 13,015 jumps. [8]


Du Bois is located at 38°13′25″N 89°12′48″W / 38.22361°N 89.21333°W / 38.22361; -89.21333 (38.223545, -89.213414).[9]

According to the 2010 census, Du Bois has a total area of 1.07 square miles (2.77 km2), all land.[10]


Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 2019189[2]−7.8%
U.S. Decennial Census[11]

As of the census[12] of 2000, there were 222 people, 96 households, and 54 families residing in the village. The population density was 207.8 people per square mile (80.1/km2). There were 116 housing units at an average density of 108.6 per square mile (41.9/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 97.30% White, 0.45% Native American, 0.45% from other races, and 1.80% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.25% of the population.

There were 96 households, out of which 30.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.7% were married couples living together, 8.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 43.8% were non-families. 38.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 22.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 3.13.

In the village, the population was spread out, with 30.2% under the age of 18, 7.2% from 18 to 24, 31.1% from 25 to 44, 17.6% from 45 to 64, and 14.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females, there were 115.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.8 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $30,417, and the median income for a family was $32,500. Males had a median income of $28,750 versus $16,250 for females. The per capita income for the village was $12,367. About 17.3% of families and 15.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.7% of those under the age of eighteen and 27.8% of those 65 or over.


  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 14, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  3. ^ "Race, Hispanic or Latino, Age, and Housing Occupancy: 2010 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File (QT-PL), Du Bois village, Illinois". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 1, 2011.
  4. ^ "ACS DEMOGRAPHIC AND HOUSING ESTIMATES". Retrieved 2020-04-03.
  5. ^ Laws of the State of Illinois Enacted by the General Assembly. Illinois. 1869.
  6. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. pp. 109.
  7. ^ Illinois Central Magazine. Illinois Central Railroad Company. 1922. p. 42.
  8. ^ "Experiments of Marxism", Un-American, Temple University Press, pp. 56–95, 2015-09-15, doi:10.2307/j.ctvrdf2sr.6, ISBN 978-1-4399-1111-2
  9. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  10. ^ "G001 - Geographic Identifiers - 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2020-02-13. Retrieved 2015-08-02.
  11. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  12. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
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