De Land, Illinois

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De Land is a village in Piatt County, Illinois, United States. The population was 475 at the 2000 census. The name of the village is spelled De Land by the census bureau, but it is alternately spelled as one word (DeLand).



De Land is located at 40°7′18″N 88°38′42″W / 40.12167°N 88.645°W / 40.12167; -88.645 (40.121624, -88.645064)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.4 square miles (1.0 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 475 people, 190 households, and 148 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,198.1 people per square mile (458.5/km²). There were 206 housing units at an average density of 519.6/sq mi (198.8/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 99.79% White, 0.21% Pacific Islander.

There were 190 households out of which 32.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.6% were married couples living together, 10.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.1% were non-families. 20.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 2.86.

In the village the population was spread out with 24.6% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 26.9% from 25 to 44, 23.4% from 45 to 64, and 17.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 95.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.6 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $40,982, and the median income for a family was $45,156. Males had a median income of $31,429 versus $20,893 for females. The per capita income for the village was $17,377. About 4.9% of families and 4.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.8% of those under age 18 and 9.5% of those age 65 or over.

Local High School

De Land-Weldon is a school district that services both towns and the surrounding areas. It is the third smallest public high school in the state with a total enrollment of 54 students.[3]


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