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Encyclopedia > Towanda, Illinois

Towanda is a village located in McLean County, Illinois. As of the 2000 census, the village had a total population of 493.


Towanda is located at 40░33'52" North, 88░53'57" West (40.564435, -88.899048)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.8 km▓ (0.7 mi▓). 1.8 km▓ (0.7 mi▓) of it is land and none of it is covered by water.


As of the census2 of 2000, there are 493 people, 199 households, and 146 families residing in the village. The population density is 271.9/km▓ (709.0/mi▓). There are 207 housing units at an average density of 114.2/km▓ (297.7/mi▓). The racial makeup of the village is 98.58% White, 0.41% African American, 0.00% Native American, 0.00% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.41% from other races, and 0.61% from two or more races. 0.41% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 199 households out of which 29.1% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.3% are married couples living together, 8.5% have a female householder with no husband present, and 26.6% are non-families. 22.6% of all households are made up of individuals and 7.0% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.48 and the average family size is 2.91.

In the village the population is spread out with 24.1% under the age of 18, 5.7% from 18 to 24, 33.7% from 25 to 44, 23.7% from 45 to 64, and 12.8% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 37 years. For every 100 females there are 94.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 95.8 males.

The median income for a household in the village is $41,705, and the median income for a family is $51,875. Males have a median income of $33,750 versus $30,078 for females. The per capita income for the village is $18,702. 5.3% of the population and 2.6% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 8.1% of those under the age of 18 and 3.4% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

External links

  • Maps and aerial photos
    • Street map from Mapquest (http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?latlongtype=decimal&latitude=40.564435&longitude=-88.899048&zoom=6)
    • Topographic map from Topozone (http://www.topozone.com/map.asp?lat=40.564435&lon=-88.899048&s=200&size=m&layer=DRG100)
    • Aerial photograph from Microsoft Terraserver (http://terraserver.microsoft.com/map.aspx?t=1&s=14&lon=-88.899048&lat=40.564435&w=750&h=500)

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Towanda, Illinois, United States [Village]; population was 856 in 1990; housing units was 306 in 1990; location is 40┬░34'N 88┬░54'W; land area is 0.67 square miles (431 acres); FIPS code is 75822 [SourceCBP]
Towanda, Kansas, United States [City]; population was 1,289 in 1990; housing units was 474 in 1990; location is 37┬░48'N 96┬░60'W; land area is 0.48 square miles (308 acres); FIPS code is 71125 [SourceCBP]
Towanda, Pennsylvania, United States [Borough]; population was 3,242 in 1990; housing units was 1,464 in 1990; location is 41┬░46'N 76┬░27'W; land area is 1.13 square miles (724 acres); FIPS code is 77168 [SourceCBP]
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