New Minden, Illinois

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New Minden is a village in Washington County, Illinois, United States. The population was 204 at the 2000 census. It possessed a post office from 1868 to 1976.[1]



New Minden is located at 38°26′13″N 89°22′8″W / 38.43694°N 89.36889°W / 38.43694; -89.36889 (38.437008, -89.369011).[2]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.7 km²), all of it land.

Located 3 miles north of Interstate 64's exit 50. Illinois Routes 127 & 177 intersect in the town.


Named after the German town of Minden by settlers who came from to the area in 1840.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 204 people, 88 households, and 62 families residing in the village. The population density was 741.8 people per square mile (281.3/km²). There were 98 housing units at an average density of 356.4/sq mi (135.1/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 99.51% White, and 0.49% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.47% of the population.

There were 88 households out of which 28.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.5% were married couples living together, 11.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.5% were non-families. 26.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 2.76.

In the village the population was spread out with 25.0% under the age of 18, 5.4% from 18 to 24, 29.9% from 25 to 44, 21.6% from 45 to 64, and 18.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 75.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 71.9 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $41,875, and the median income for a family was $45,417. Males had a median income of $30,000 versus $19,286 for females. The per capita income for the village was $17,942. None of the families and 2.5% of the population were living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 10.0% of those over 64.

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