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Okawville, Illinois

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Original Springs Hotel and Bathhouse, a historic site in the village
Original Springs Hotel and Bathhouse, a historic site in the village
Location of Okawville in Washington County, Illinois.
Location of Okawville in Washington County, Illinois.
Location of Illinois in the United States
Location of Illinois in the United States
Coordinates: 38°25′57″N 89°32′54″W / 38.43250°N 89.54833°W / 38.43250; -89.54833
CountryUnited States
 • Total2.02 sq mi (5.24 km2)
 • Land2.02 sq mi (5.24 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
 • Total1,434
 • Estimate 
 • Density671.60/sq mi (259.35/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP Code(s)
Area code(s)618
FIPS code17-55470
Wikimedia CommonsOkawville, Illinois

Okawville is a village in Washington County, Illinois, United States. The population was 1,434 at the 2010 census.[3]


Okawville was originally known simply as "Okaw," from an early name of the Kaskaskia River that derived from the Mississippi Valley French au Kaskaskies ("to the Kaskaskias").[4] The post office was known as Okaw from its establishment in 1836 until 1872, when the name was changed to Okawville.[4]

In the late 19th and early 20th century Okawville was a prominent spa community. The first Okawville Springs Hotel was established in 1867.[5]


Okawville is located at 38°25′57″N 89°32′54″W / 38.43250°N 89.54833°W / 38.43250; -89.54833 (38.432589, -89.548358).[6] According to the 2010 census, Okawville has a total area of 2.06 square miles (5.34 km2), all land.[7]


Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 20191,360[2]−5.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]

As of the census[9] of 2000, there were 1,355 people, 569 households, and 372 families residing in the village. The population density was 668.6 people per square mile (257.7/km2). There were 617 housing units at an average density of 304.4 per square mile (117.4/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 98.23% White, 0.37% African American, 0.52% Native American, 0.15% Asian, 0.22% from other races, and 0.52% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.37% of the population.

There were 569 households, out of which 29.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.9% were married couples living together, 6.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.6% were non-families. 30.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 16.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the village, the population was spread out, with 24.8% under the age of 18, 7.2% from 18 to 24, 28.1% from 25 to 44, 22.2% from 45 to 64, and 17.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 97.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.4 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $37,448, and the median income for a family was $50,089. Males had a median income of $32,226 versus $22,813 for females. The per capita income for the village was $19,476. About 3.6% of families and 6.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.6% of those under age 18 and 9.3% of those age 65 or over.


Okawville is home to an old grade school, Immanuel Lutheran School, Okawville Grade School, and Okawville High School.[10]


Okawville features Roland Barkau Memorial Golf Course, Rainbow Ranch, The Steam Pipe, and Heritage House Historic Sites and Museum.[10]The Original Springs Mineral Spa and Hotel, established in 1867, features a spring-fed spa with waters containing minerals such as calcium, magnesium, potassium, zinc, iodine, iron, and sulfur.[11]


  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), Okawville village, Illinois". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 1, 2011.
  4. ^ a b Callary, Edward (2009). Place Names of Illinois. Urbana: University of Illinois Press. p. 256. ISBN 978-0-252-03356-8.
  5. ^ Article on spas in Okawville
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  7. ^ "G001 - Geographic Identifiers - 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2020-02-13. Retrieved 2015-12-25.
  8. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  9. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
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