Saunemin, Illinois

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Saunemin is a village in Livingston County, Illinois, United States. The population was 456 at the 2000 census. It was named after a Kickapoo chief.



Saunemin is located at 40°53′34″N 88°24′24″W / 40.89278°N 88.40667°W / 40.89278; -88.40667 (40.892889, -88.406531).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.2 square miles (0.6 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 456 people, 155 households, and 121 families residing in the village. The population density was 2,045.9 people per square mile (800.3/km²). There were 167 housing units at an average density of 749.3/sq mi (293.1/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 99.34% White, 0.22% African American, and 0.44% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.75% of the population.

There were 155 households out of which 43.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.5% were married couples living together, 5.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.9% were non-families. 19.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.94 and the average family size was 3.39.

In the village the population was spread out with 33.6% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 29.6% from 25 to 44, 19.3% from 45 to 64, and 9.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 112.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 107.5 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $45,536, and the median income for a family was $46,071. Males had a median income of $35,000 versus $21,591 for females. The per capita income for the village was $15,439. About 5.7% of families and 6.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.3% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.

Interesting People

Jennie Hodgers aka Albert D. J. Cashier One of the many women who dressed as men and enlisted in the army during the American Civil War. The one-room house she lived in still stands. She is buried in her Civil War uniform at the cemetery in Saunemin.

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