Nilwood, Illinois

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Nilwood is a town in Macoupin County, Illinois, United States. The population was 284 at the 2000 census.



Nilwood is located at 39°23′50″N 89°48′28″W / 39.39722°N 89.80778°W / 39.39722; -89.80778 (39.397248, -89.807691).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.5 square miles (1.2 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 284 people, 107 households, and 80 families residing in the town. The population density was 610.4 people per square mile (233.3/km²). There were 117 housing units at an average density of 251.5/sq mi (96.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 100.00% White. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.06% of the population.

There were 107 households out of which 35.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.6% were married couples living together, 5.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.2% were non-families. 19.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 3.01.

In the town the population was spread out with 26.4% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 29.2% from 25 to 44, 23.9% from 45 to 64, and 13.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 100.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $32,386, and the median income for a family was $34,750. Males had a median income of $27,250 versus $15,000 for females. The per capita income for the town was $12,365. About 11.7% of families and 16.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 26.4% of those under the age of eighteen and 7.1% of those sixty five or over.


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