Annawan, Illinois

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Annawan is a village in Henry County, Illinois, United States. The population was 1,302 at the 2010 census[1].

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Geography

Annawan is located at 41°23′50″N 89°54′32″W / 41.39722°N 89.90889°W / 41.39722; -89.90889 (41.397094, -89.908893).[2]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.7 square miles (1.8 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 868 people, 354 households, and 238 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,273.6 people per square mile (492.8/km²). There were 373 housing units at an average density of 547.3/sq mi (211.8/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 99.88% White, and 0.12% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.15% of the population.

There were 354 households out of which 32.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.5% were married couples living together, 6.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.5% were non-families. 30.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 3.07.

In the village the population was spread out with 27.3% under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 25.1% from 25 to 44, 21.5% from 45 to 64, and 19.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 90.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.1 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $38,571, and the median income for a family was $46,563. Males had a median income of $37,237 versus $20,673 for females. The per capita income for the village was $15,839. About 9.0% of families and 9.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.0% of those under age 18 and 2.8% of those age 65 or over.

History

Daniel Morton came to the area in 1846 and built the first log cabin. Gilbert Morton was the first child born here that year to Daniel and his wife Sarah. The following year a schoolhouse was built on the Morton property. The land the Mortons found was a swampy marsh to the north with higher ground to the south. Mud Creek meandered through the area and Green River paralleled the current Interstate 80 to the north.

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