Mahomet, Illinois

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Mahomet (pronounced /məˈhɒmɨt/) is a village in Champaign County, Illinois, United States. The population was 4,877 at the 2000 census.

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Geography

Mahomet is located at 40°11′33″N 88°24′8″W / 40.1925°N 88.40222°W / 40.1925; -88.40222 (40.192384, -88.402115)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has an area of 17.7 km² land and none of it is covered by water, although satellite photos shows lakes and Sangamon River.

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 4,877 people, 1,654 households, and 1,374 families residing in the village. This figure does not include surrounding subdivisions which would almost double the population. The population density was 711.6 people per square mile (274.9/km²). There were 1,700 housing units at an average density of 248.0/sq mi (95.8/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 98.18% White, 0.14% African American, 0.10% Native American, 0.59% Asian, 0.39% from other races, and 0.59% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.94% of the population.

There were 1,654 households out of which 51.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 70.9% were married couples living together, 9.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 16.9% were non-families. 14.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.95 and the average family size was 3.27.

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