Milledgeville, Illinois

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Milledgeville is a village in Carroll County, Illinois, United States. The population of the village proper was 1,016 at the 2000 census and the population of everyone residing under the 61051 zip code was 1,638 at the 2000 census. The town was named for the mill at the edge of the village.

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Geography

Milledgeville is located at 41°57′50″N 89°46′28″W / 41.96389°N 89.77444°W / 41.96389; -89.77444 (41.963763, -89.774372)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.7 square miles (1.8 km²), all of it land.

The nearest shopping and commerce area to the village is in the towns of Sterling and Rock Falls, about 12 miles south of downtown Milledgeville, while the closest major shopping, entertainment, and city amenities are in Rockford, IL, which is about 45 miles to the northeast of downtown Milledgeville.

The village is located 110 miles from downtown Chicago (2.5 hour drive) and about 85 miles away (1.5 hour drive) from the nearest Chicago suburbs of Sugar Grove/Aurora.

Education

The village of Milledgeville and surrounding rural area are a part of a consolidation with neighboring Chadwick, with the K-3 and High School being in the Milledgeville School building and 4th-8th grades at the Chadwick school building, therefore, forming the Chadwick-Milledgeville Community Unit District #399. The school district's website is www.dist399.net and the high school uses a missile as its mascot. On top of the marquee at the school is an actual missile.

Higher education can be attained within a reasonable driving distance at either Sauk Valley Community College in Dixon, IL or the nearest four-year institution, Ashford University in Clinton, IA (about 35-45 minutes away).

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,016 people, 448 households, and 292 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,434.2 people per square mile (552.5/km²). There were 487 housing units at an average density of 687.5/sq mi (264.8/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 96.3% White, 0.1% African American, 0.11% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 0.10% from other races, and 1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.8% of the population.

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