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Ridge Farm, Illinois

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Ridge Farm
Village
The Carnegie library in Ridge Farm
The Carnegie library in Ridge Farm
Location of Ridge Farm in Vermilion County, Illinois.
Location of Ridge Farm in Vermilion County, Illinois.
Ridge Farm is located in Vermilion County, Illinois
Ridge Farm
Ridge Farm
Ridge Farm's location in Vermilion County
Coordinates: 39°53′49″N 87°39′9″W / 39.89694°N 87.65250°W / 39.89694; -87.65250
CountryUnited States
StateIllinois
CountyVermilion
TownshipElwood
Area
 • Total3.06 sq mi (7.92 km2)
 • Land3.06 sq mi (7.92 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)  0%
Elevation702 ft (214 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total882
 • Estimate 
(2019)[3]
812
 • Density265.71/sq mi (102.58/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
61870
Area code(s)217
FIPS code17-63862
Websiteridgefarmillinois.com

Ridge Farm is a village in Elwood Township, Vermilion County, Illinois, United States. It is part of the Danville, Illinois Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 882 at the 2010 census.

History

The town of Ridge Farm was named after Abraham Smith's Ridge Farm, located on a ridge of land running east to west through Elwood Township. The post office was established on May 17, 1841.[4]

Geography

Aerial view looking to the east, 2016
Aerial view looking to the east, 2016

Ridge Farm is located at 39°53′49″N 87°39′9″W / 39.89694°N 87.65250°W / 39.89694; -87.65250 (39.896836, -87.652588).[5] According to the 2010 census, Ridge Farm has a total area of 3.06 square miles (7.93 km2), all land.[6]

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880237
1890757219.4%
190093323.2%
19109673.6%
1920851−12.0%
19308884.3%
19408900.2%
19509051.7%
1960894−1.2%
19701,01513.5%
19801,0968.0%
1990939−14.3%
2000912−2.9%
2010882−3.3%
2019 (est.)812[3]−7.9%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

As of the census[8] of 2000, there were 912 people, 365 households, and 258 families residing in the village. The population density was 291.6 people per square mile (112.5/km2). There were 388 housing units at an average density of 124.1 per square mile (47.9/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 99.56% White, 0.11% Pacific Islander, and 0.33% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.44% of the population.

There were 365 households, out of which 31.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.1% were married couples living together, 9.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.3% were non-families. 27.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 15.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.03.

In the village, the population was spread out, with 27.3% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 25.8% from 25 to 44, 24.9% from 45 to 64, and 15.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 96.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.8 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $33,333, and the median income for a family was $43,661. Males had a median income of $35,114 versus $24,083 for females. The per capita income for the village was $16,624. About 6.5% of families and 10.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.0% of those under age 18 and 11.5% of those age 65 or over.

Notable person

References

  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 14, 2020.
  2. ^ "USGS detail on Ridge Farm". Retrieved 2007-09-22.
  3. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  4. ^ Callary, Edward (2009). Place Names of Illinois. Urbana, Illinois: University of Illinois Press. p. 296. ISBN 978-0-252-03356-8.
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  6. ^ "G001 - Geographic Identifiers - 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2020-02-13. Retrieved 2015-12-25.
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  8. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
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