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Godfrey is a village located in Madison County, Illinois. As of the 2000 census, the village had a total population of 16,286. Madison County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ...

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Geography

Godfrey is located at 38°56'53" North, 90°12'10" West (38.948097, -90.202886)GR1. The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 93.7 km² (36.2 mi²). 89.3 km² (34.5 mi²) of it is land and 4.4 km² (1.7 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 4.67% water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is an Imperial unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (5,280 feet, 1,760 yards, 1,609. ...


The southwestern boundary of the village is a wall of picturesqe limestone bluffs along the Mississippi River. Approximately 20 miles upstream is the mouth of the Illinois River where it joins the Mississippi. The Missouri River empties into the Mississippi ten miles downstream.


History

The village is named for Captain Benjamin Godfrey, a native New Englander, who arrived in the area in 1832. 1838 saw the establisment of the Monticello Female Seminary, later renamed Monticello College. Captain Godfrey, the father of eight daughters, was an advocate of higher education for women and made a large donation of funds and land for the college. Monticello operated as a two year college for women until the campus was sold in 1970 to establish Lewis and Clark Community College. Monticello's final class graduated in 1971.


Nearby, at the mouth of the Missouri River, is the starting point for the expedition of Lewis and Clark.


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 16,286 people, 6,427 households, and 4,698 families residing in the village. The population density was 182.4/km² (472.3/mi²). There were 6,694 housing units at an average density of 75.0/km² (194.1/mi²). The racial makeup of the village was 94.06% White, 4.04% African American, 0.31% Native American, 0.65% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.19% from other races, and 0.74% from two or more races. 0.98% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 6,427 households out of which 29.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.2% were married couples living together, 8.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.9% were non-families. 23.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 2.90. The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ...


In the village the population was spread out with 22.6% under the age of 18, 6.3% from 18 to 24, 26.8% from 25 to 44, 26.5% from 45 to 64, and 17.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 95.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.1 males.


The median income for a household in the village was $50,342, and the median income for a family was $57,971. Males had a median income of $43,017 versus $27,870 for females. The per capita income for the village was $25,292. 5.9% of the population and 3.2% of families were below the poverty line. 5.1% of those under the age of 18 and 2.5% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


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Coordinates: 38.948097° N -90.202886° E Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically); large version (pdf) The geographic (earth-mapping) coordinate system expresses every horizontal position on Earth by two of the three coordinates of a spherical coordinate system which is aligned with the spin axis of the Earth. ...


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Godfrey Illinois (317 words)
Illinois is a state in the United States named after the Illiniwek Indian tribe, whichused to live there.
The capital of Illinois is Springfield and the U.S. postal abbreviation for the state isIL.
The USS Illinois was named in honor of this state.
Godfrey, Illinois - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (532 words)
Godfrey is a village located in Madison County, Illinois.
The village is named for Captain Benjamin Godfrey, a native New Englander, who arrived in the area in 1832.
Captain Godfrey, the father of eight daughters, was an advocate of higher education for women and made a large donation of funds and land for the college.
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