Metamora, Illinois

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Metamora is a village in Woodford County, Illinois, United States. The population was 2,700 at the 2000 census. Metamora is a growing suburb of Peoria and is part of the Peoria, Illinois Metropolitan Statistical Area.



Metamora is located at 40°47′28″N 89°21′45″W / 40.79111°N 89.3625°W / 40.79111; -89.3625 (40.791076, -89.362364).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.4 square miles (3.6 km²), all of it land.


Metamora was the county seat of Woodford County from 1843 until 1896. The Metamora Courthouse State Historic Site, a courthouse from this period, is preserved as an Illinois state historic site. Future President Abraham Lincoln and future Vice President Adlai E. Stevenson I practiced law here.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 2,700 people, 1,050 households, and 743 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,944.4 people per square mile (750.0/km²). There were 1,094 housing units at an average density of 787.9/sq mi (303.9/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 99.07% White, 0.26% African American, 0.19% Native American, 0.00% Asian, 0.07% from other races, and 0.33% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.63% of the population.

There were 1,050 households out of which 30.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.3% were married couples living together, 8.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.2% were non-families. 27.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.97.

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