Germantown Hills, Illinois

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Germantown Hills is a village in Woodford County, Illinois, United States, located between Peoria and Metamora. A four-lane divided highway, Illinois State Route 116, runs through the center of the village and is the focal point for development and residences. Germantown Hills is a rapidly-growing suburb of Peoria, part of the Peoria Metropolitan Area.

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History

The area is named after German Catholics that had settled in the area in the 1830s. In 1850, the Germantown House was built by William Hoshor. The area was largely agricultural until the village of Oak Grove Park was established in 1954. It was renamed to the Village of Germantown Hills when it became incorporated in 1967.

Geography

Germantown Hills is located at 40°46′6″N 89°28′6″W / 40.76833°N 89.46833°W / 40.76833; -89.46833 (40.768320, -89.468262).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.3 square miles (3.4 km2), of which 1.3 square miles (3.4 km2) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) (3.01%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 2,111 people, 696 households, and 590 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,643.2 people per square mile (636.8/km2). There were 720 housing units at an average density of 560.4/sq mi (217.2/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 97.92% White, 0.09% African American, 0.85% Asian, 0.19% from other races, and 0.95% representing two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race represented 0.81% of the population.

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