Posen, Illinois

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Posen is a village in Cook County, Illinois, United States. Posen is the German-language name for the western Polish city of Poznań. The population was 4,730 at the 2000 census.



Posen is located at 41°37′42″N 87°41′9″W / 41.62833°N 87.68583°W / 41.62833; -87.68583Coordinates: 41°37′42″N 87°41′9″W / 41.62833°N 87.68583°W / 41.62833; -87.68583 (41.628234, -87.685723)[2].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.2 square miles (3.1 km²), all of it land.


As of the 2005 census[3], there were 5,500 people, 1,627 households, and 1,173 families residing in the village. The population density was 4,010.5 people per square mile (1,547.7/km²). There were 1,694 housing units at an average density of 1,436.3/sq mi (554.3/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 78.29% White, 8.73% African American, 0.34% Native American, 0.23% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 9.77% from other races, and 2.58% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 22.98% of the population, including 21.2% of Mexican descent.

The top four non-Hispanic, non-African American ancentries reported in Posen as of the 2000 census were Polish (25.7%), German (22.2%), Irish (17.4%) and Italian (7.8%).[4]

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