Joppa, Illinois

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Joppa is a village in Massac County, Illinois, along the Ohio River. The population was 409 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Paducah, KY-IL Micropolitan Statistical Area.



Joppa is located at 37°12′27″N 88°50′35″W / 37.2075°N 88.84306°W / 37.2075; -88.84306 (37.207399, -88.843033).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.5 square miles (1.3 km²), of which, 0.5 square miles (1.3 km²) of it is land and 2.00% is water.

The Police Department in the Village of Joppa is headed by J. Beau Sutton, Chief of Police. The Village of Joppa has a volunteer Fire Department that is headed by Fire Chief Mike Leonard.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 409 people, 165 households, and 110 families residing in the village. The population density was 838.2 people per square mile (322.3/km²). There were 203 housing units at an average density of 416.0/sq mi (160.0/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 88.26% White, 7.58% African American, 0.24% Native American, 0.98% from other races, and 2.93% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.44% of the population.

There were 165 households out of which 32.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.5% were married couples living together, 12.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.3% were non-families. 28.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 3.09.

In the village the population was spread out with 27.6% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 24.4% from 25 to 44, 26.9% from 45 to 64, and 12.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 109.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.0 males.

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