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Melvin, Illinois

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Melvin, Illinois water tower and grain elevator
Melvin, Illinois water tower and grain elevator
Location of Melvin in Ford County, Illinois.
Location of Melvin in Ford County, Illinois.
Location of Illinois in the United States
Location of Illinois in the United States
Coordinates: 40°34′10″N 88°14′56″W / 40.56944°N 88.24889°W / 40.56944; -88.24889
CountryUnited States
 • Total0.33 sq mi (0.87 km2)
 • Land0.33 sq mi (0.87 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
810 ft (250 m)
 • Total452
 • Estimate 
 • Density1,290.42/sq mi (497.79/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)217
FIPS code17-48268

Melvin is a village in Ford County, Illinois, United States. The population was 452 at the 2010 census.


Melvin is located at 40°34′10″N 88°14′56″W / 40.56944°N 88.24889°W / 40.56944; -88.24889 (40.569480, -88.248880).[3]

According to the 2010 census, Melvin has a total area of 0.33 square miles (0.85 km2), all land.[4]


Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 2016431[2]−4.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
Melvin Illinois Bank and Post Office.
Melvin Illinois Bank and Post Office.

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 465 people, 192 households, and 132 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,372.2 people per square mile (528.1/km²). There were 218 housing units at an average density of 643.3 per square mile (247.6/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 99.57% White, 0.22% Native American, and 0.22% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.72% of the population.

There were 192 households out of which 32.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.6% were married couples living together, 10.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.3% were non-families. 29.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.93.

The Ford County Fairgrounds in Melvin.
The Ford County Fairgrounds in Melvin.

In the village, the population was spread out with 27.3% under the age of 18, 6.0% from 18 to 24, 25.6% from 25 to 44, 20.4% from 45 to 64, and 20.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 92.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.8 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $37,500, and the median income for a family was $47,500. Males had a median income of $31,938 versus $21,250 for females. The per capita income for the village was $16,383. About 4.8% of families and 7.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.8% of those under age 18 and 16.1% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people


  1. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jun 29, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  4. ^ "G001 - Geographic Identifiers - 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015-10-26.
  5. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  6. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  7. ^ 'Illinois Blue Book 1923-1924,' Biographical Sketch of Horatio N. Bushell, pg. 188-189
  8. ^ 'Illinois Blue Book 1933-1934,' Biographical Sketch of Josephine Perry, pg. 124-125
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