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Encyclopedia > Hampshire, Illinois

Hampshire is a village in Kane County, Illinois, United States. The population was 2,900 at the 2000 census. A 2003 special census revealed the village has 3,805 residents. Location in the state of Illinois Formed January 16, 1836 Seat Geneva Area  - Total  - Water 1,357 km² (524 mi²) 9 km² (4 mi²) 0. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Largest metro area Chicago Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (149,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

The village is currently at a crossroads, as several new residential developments are on the horizon, some with plans for over 1,000 new homes. Much of the growth is expected to occur north and east of the village. Additionally, Hampshire has recently annexed the gas stations, restaurants, and other establishments at the junction of I-90 and U.S. 20, increasing its commercial tax base. Brier Hill Crossing, at Brier Hill Road and I-90, is a development under construction that is slated to bring a new interchange, industrial and commercial development (including potentially thousands of jobs), and residential development to Hampshire.


Hampshire is located at 42°5′56″N, 88°31′33″W (42.098871, -88.525792)GR1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 12.6 km² (4.9 mi²), all land. The current mayor of the village is Brian Turner. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 2,900 people, 1,015 households, and 792 families residing in the village. The population density was 229.4/km² (594.7/mi²). There were 1,051 housing units at an average density of 83.2/km² (215.5/mi²). The racial makeup of the village was 98.21% White, 0.10% African American, 0.38% Native American, 0.14% Asian, 0.62% from other races, and 0.55% from two or more races (Cody Baccia). Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.41% of the population. 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 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. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... 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 1,015 households out of which 42.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.6% were married couples living together, 7.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.9% were non-families. 17.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.86 and the average family size was 3.28. This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling. ...

In the village the population was spread out with 29.7% under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 32.1% from 25 to 44, 20.2% from 45 to 64, and 11.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 92.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.8 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $58,519, and the median income for a family was $65,069. Males had a median income of $42,217 versus $29,934 for females. The per capita income for the village was $22,143. About 2.3% of families and 2.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.5% of those under age 18 and 9.2% of those age 65 or over. 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. ...

External links

  • Official Village Website
  • Hampshire Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Ella Johnson Memorial Public Library District
  • Hampshire Fire Protection District
  • Hampshire Elementary School
  • Hampshire Middle School
  • Hampshire High School
  • Kane County Forest Preserve
  • Hampshire Park District
  • Hampshire Youth Football & Cheerleading Association
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