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Encyclopedia > Silvis, Illinois

Silvis is a city in Rock Island County, Illinois, United States. The population was 7,269 at the 2000 census. Rock Island County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Largest metro area Chicago Metropolitan Area Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (149,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ...

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Geography

Location of Silvis, Illinois

Silvis is located at 41°30′11″N, 90°24′48″W (41.503034, -90.413324)GR1. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 9.5 km² (3.7 mi²), all land. 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. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 7,269 people, 2,984 households, and 1,939 families residing in the city. The population density was 768.9/km² (1,993.8/mi²). There were 3,135 housing units at an average density of 331.6/km² (859.9/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 86.09% White, 3.45% African American, 0.47% Native American, 0.81% Asian, 6.51% from other races, and 2.67% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 14.36% of the population. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... 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 2,984 households out of which 31.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.2% were married couples living together, 13.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.0% were non-families. 30.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 3.01. Marriage is an interpersonal relationship with governmental, social, or religious recognition, usually intimate and sexual, and often created as a contract, or through civil process. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 25.6% under the age of 18, 8.9% from 18 to 24, 26.9% from 25 to 44, 22.3% from 45 to 64, and 16.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 91.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.5 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $35,047, and the median income for a family was $41,390. Males had a median income of $32,451 versus $22,050 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,764. About 8.4% of families and 9.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.9% of those under age 18 and 6.5% 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. ...


History

Silvis is the home of Hero Street, USA. Hero Street was named in honor of eight soldiers of Mexican-American descent, all of whom who lived on Hero Street (formerly Second Street), who gave their lives fighting in World War II. This street, consisting of roughly twenty-five homes, has sent over one hundred residents into the military since World War II. Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000...


External links

  • Official Website

Coordinates: 41.503034° N 90.413324° W Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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