Chebanse, Illinois

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Chebanse is a village in Chebanse Township, Iroquois County in the U.S. state of Illinois; the north portion of the town lies in Otto Township, Kankakee County. The population was 1,148 at the 2000 census. The Kankakee County portion of Chebanse is included in the Kankakee-Bradley, Illinois Metropolitan Statistical Area.



Chebanse is located at 41°00′06″N 87°54′39″W / 41.001582°N 87.910939°W / 41.001582; -87.910939.[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.4 square miles (1.1 km²), all of it land.

Chebanse is partly located in Iroquois County, but a portion extends northward into Kankakee County, and thus, into the Chicago metropolitan area.


Chebanse was established in 1854 as the first stop on the Illinois Central Railroad south of Kankakee, Illinois.

"Chebanse" means "The Little Duck" in the Potawatomi language.[2]


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 1,148 people, 440 households, and 326 families residing in the village. The population density was 2,625.4 people per square mile (1,007.4/km²). There were 450 housing units at an average density of 1,029.1/sq mi (394.9/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 98.61% White, 0.26% African American, 0.26% Native American, 0.09% Asian, 0.44% from other races, and 0.35% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.13% of the population.

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