Pleasant Hill, Illinois

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Pleasant Hill is a village in Pike County, Illinois, United States. The population was 1,047 at the 2000 census.

Pleasant Hill is the site of the annual Pike County Fair, as well as the location of the Bi-State Annual Demolition Derby, which was previously held at Six Flags St. Louis in Eureka, Missouri.

The village also happens to have a stellar annual 4th of July celebration which attracts many throughout the county. The fireworks display can be seen by many surrounding towns.



Pleasant Hill is located at 39°26′36″N 90°52′23″W / 39.44333°N 90.87306°W / 39.44333; -90.87306 (39.443315, -90.873132).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.8 square miles (2.0 km²), of which, 0.8 square miles (2.0 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (2.53%) is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,047 people, 442 households, and 288 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,372.8 people per square mile (531.9/km²). There were 483 housing units at an average density of 633.3/sq mi (245.4/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 98.66% White, 0.57% from other races, and 0.76% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.57% of the population.

There were 442 households out of which 30.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.9% were married couples living together, 10.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.8% were non-families. 32.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 21.9% 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 2.88.

In the village the population was spread out with 25.8% under the age of 18, 5.3% from 18 to 24, 24.4% from 25 to 44, 21.4% from 45 to 64, and 23.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 96.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.7 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $25,156, and the median income for a family was $31,029. Males had a median income of $24,583 versus $16,534 for females. The per capita income for the village was $12,682. About 10.8% of families and 17.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.3% of those under age 18 and 21.0% of those age 65 or over.

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