Coal Valley, Illinois

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The Village of Coal Valley is in both Rock Island County and Henry County in the U.S. state of Illinois. The population was 3,606 at the 2000 census. It is mostly residential, housing families that work in or out of the greater Quad Cities Area. The students of the Rock Island County part of Coal Valley attend the Moline School District number 40, and in the Henry County part, Orion Community Unit School District 223

Oakwood Country Club, located in Coal Valley, was host of the Hardee's Golf Classic from 1986 through 1994. The tournament was later renamed to "John Deere Classic" once sponsorship was taken over by Deere & Company. Now the tournament is hosted at the TPC at Deere Run course in Silvis, Illinois.

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History

In the 1800s, Coal Valley originated as a small village. The purpose of the town was to mine coal, hence the name Coal Valley. Also, they mined here because the ground is abundant with coal. Eventually when coal mining halted, Coal Valley became what it is known today.

Geography

Coal Valley is located at 41°26′23″N 90°27′21″W / 41.43972°N 90.45583°W / 41.43972; -90.45583 (41.439788, -90.455939).[2]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 2.9 square miles (7.4 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 3,606 people, 1,373 households, and 1,059 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,260.5 people per square mile (486.8/km²). There were 1,444 housing units at an average density of 504.7/sq mi (194.9/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 97.06% White, 0.69% African American, 0.03% Native American, 0.42% Asian, 0.58% from other races, and 1.22% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.00% of the population.

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