East Gillespie, Illinois

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East Gillespie is a village in Macoupin County, Illinois, United States. As of the 2000 census, the village had a total population of 234.



East Gillespie is located at 39°8′14″N 89°48′53″W / 39.13722°N 89.81472°W / 39.13722; -89.81472 (39.137337, -89.814663).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.8 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 234 people, 91 households, and 65 families residing in the village. The population density was 735.9 people per square mile (282.3/km²). There were 97 housing units at an average density of 305.1/sq mi (117.0/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 98.72% White, 0.43% African American, 0.43% Pacific Islander, and 0.43% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.43% of the population.

There were 91 households out of which 26.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.6% were married couples living together, 7.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.5% were non-families. 23.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.09.

In the village the population was spread out with 23.1% under the age of 18, 9.4% from 18 to 24, 22.6% from 25 to 44, 28.2% from 45 to 64, and 16.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 108.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.2 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $35,000, and the median income for a family was $36,500. Males had a median income of $31,875 versus $21,875 for females. The per capita income for the village was $20,628. About 3.2% of families and 5.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.3% of those under the age of eighteen and 6.7% of those sixty five or over.


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