Dupo, Illinois

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Dupo is a village in St. Clair County, Illinois, United States. The population was 3,933 at the 2000 census. The village was settled in about 1750 and was incorporated in 1876. Its name is derived from Prairie du Pont (French: Bridge Prairie).



Dupo is located at 38°30′57″N 90°12′29″W / 38.51583°N 90.20806°W / 38.51583; -90.20806 (38.515702, -90.207992).[1] It is located in the American Bottom floodplain of the Mississippi River.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 4.4 square miles (11.5 km²),


From St. Clair County History, (Philadelphia: Brink, McDonough, and Company, 1881):


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 3,933 people, 1,557 households, and 1,063 families residing in the village. The population density was 888.6 people per square mile (342.8/km²). There were 1,668 housing units at an average density of 376.9/sq mi (145.4/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 97.20% White, 1.17% African American, 0.31% Native American, 0.25% Asian, 0.36% from other races, and 0.71% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.69% of the population.

There were 1,557 households out of which 32.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.9% were married couples living together, 11.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.7% were non-families. 26.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the village the population was spread out with 25.2% under the age of 18, 10.7% from 18 to 24, 30.5% from 25 to 44, 21.4% from 45 to 64, and 12.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 96.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.9 males.

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