North City, Illinois

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North City is a village in Franklin County, Illinois, in the United States. The Census 2000's population estimate was 630.



North City is located at 37°59′35″N 89°3′56″W / 37.99306°N 89.06556°W / 37.99306; -89.06556 (37.993129, -89.065547)[1].

According to the Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 2.2 square miles (5.8 km²), of which, 2.2 square miles (5.7 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (1.79%) is water.

North City is also known as "Coello."

Politics and Economics

The current mayor is Dennis Harland.

North City was the home of late Pete Moschino, who served as mayor of the city for 44 years. Moschino was a retired coal miner who helped establish many of the city's foundational utilities and landmarks.

The only current commercial businesses are what is commonly called the "Italian Club" and, with regard to a disputed boundary, Simion's Greenhouse.

The village is what is left over from the thriving mining community of Old Ben 11, which closed down in 1953. Some surface parts of the mine still remain.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 630 people, 259 households, and 178 families residing in the village. The population density was 287.3 people per square mile (111.1/km²). There were 277 housing units at an average density of 126.3/sq mi (48.8/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 97.14% White, 0.32% African American, 0.32% Asian, 1.59% from other races, and 0.63% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.90% of the population.

There were 259 households out of which 26.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.1% were married couples living together, 6.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.9% were non-families. 27.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 2.97.

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