Hillview, Illinois

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Hillview is a village in Greene County, Illinois, United States. The population was 179 at the 2000 census.



Hillview is located at 39°26′59″N 90°32′17″W / 39.44972°N 90.53806°W / 39.44972; -90.53806 (39.449652, -90.537983).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.9 square miles (2.2 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 179 people, 63 households, and 50 families residing in the village. The population density was 211.2 people per square mile (81.3/km²). There were 72 housing units at an average density of 85.0/sq mi (32.7/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 100.00% White.

There were 63 households out of which 30.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.1% were married couples living together, 7.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.6% were non-families. 19.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.84 and the average family size was 3.24.

In the village the population was spread out with 28.5% under the age of 18, 5.0% from 18 to 24, 27.9% from 25 to 44, 21.8% from 45 to 64, and 16.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 98.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.9 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $24,167, and the median income for a family was $25,625. Males had a median income of $15,625 versus $18,750 for females. The per capita income for the village was $9,157. About 23.7% of families and 25.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.5% of those under the age of eighteen and 15.4% of those sixty five or over.

About Hillview

Hillview is a farming community bordering the Illinois River and includes the Nutwood Drainage & Levee District. Hillview sits in a bowl beside the bluffs with a railroad line running alongside the main road and dividing the village. A small lake exists on the edge of town by the Hillview-Eldred Road underpass for part of the year.

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