Ladd, Illinois

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Ladd is a village in Bureau County, Illinois, United States. The population was 1,313 at the 2000 census. It is part of the OttawaStreator Micropolitan Statistical Area. Ladd is most notable for the large hill in the middle of town that resulted from the years of mining conducted in the town and for a World War II tank located in the center of its park.

Ladd is the center of the local music scene with the Cancun in Ladd hosting shows at least once a month. Lanuti's Tavern and Rip's Tavern are area wide favorites famous for their fried chicken.[citation needed] Ladd is located a few miles north of Interstate 80 on Illinois Route 89.



Ladd is located at 41°22′53″N 89°12′58″W / 41.38139°N 89.21611°W / 41.38139; -89.21611 (41.381264, -89.216056)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.2 square miles (3.1 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,313 people, 559 households, and 375 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,100.2 people per square mile (426.0/km²). There were 584 housing units at an average density of 489.4/sq mi (189.5/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 97.41% White, 0.08% African American, 0.08% Asian, 1.83% from other races, and 0.61% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.66% of the population.

There were 559 households out of which 27.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.8% were married couples living together, 6.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.9% were non-families. 29.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.92.

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