Marquette Heights, Illinois

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Marquette Heights is a city in Tazewell County, Illinois, United States of America. The population was 2,794 at the 2000 census. Marquette Heights is a suburb of Peoria and is part of the Peoria, Illinois Metropolitan Statistical Area.



Marquette Heights is located at 40°37′02″N 89°36′14″W / 40.617220°N 89.603784°W / 40.617220; -89.603784.[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.6 square miles (4.2 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 2,794 people, 982 households, and 815 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,702.7 people per square mile (657.8/km²). There were 1,006 housing units at an average density of 613.1/sq mi (236.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.21% White, 0.39% African American, 0.07% Native American, 0.25% Asian, 0.39% from other races, and 0.68% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.32% of the population.

There were 982 households out of which 38.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.1% were married couples living together, 9.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 17.0% were non-families. 14.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.85 and the average family size was 3.08.

In the city the population was spread out with 28.5% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 30.3% from 25 to 44, 25.1% from 45 to 64, and 7.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 101.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $47,073, and the median income for a family was $50,714. Males had a median income of $40,870 versus $23,674 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,935. About 2.7% of families and 2.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 0.9% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.

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