Emden, Illinois

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Emden is a village in Logan County, Illinois, United States. The population was 515 at the 2000 census. The village was named after Emden, Germany due to the large number of residents who immigrated to the area from villages along the River Ems[1]



Emden is located at 40°17′52″N 89°29′7″W / 40.29778°N 89.48528°W / 40.29778; -89.48528 (40.297772, -89.485267).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.2 square miles (0.6 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 515 people, 216 households, and 147 families residing in the village. The population density was 2,278.9 people per square mile (864.5/km²). There were 226 housing units at an average density of 1,000.1/sq mi (379.4/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 99.03% White, 0.19% Native American, and 0.78% from two or more races.

There were 216 households out of which 29.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.4% were married couples living together, 7.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.9% were non-families. 29.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 2.90.

In the village the population was spread out with 25.2% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 24.9% from 25 to 44, 18.1% from 45 to 64, and 24.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 85.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.1 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $36,776, and the median income for a family was $42,206. Males had a median income of $34,375 versus $24,688 for females. The per capita income for the village was $17,082. About 4.8% of families and 6.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.4% of those under age 18 and 11.6% of those age 65 or over.


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