Sciota, Illinois

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Sciota (pronounced /saɪˈoʊdə/) is a village in McDonough County, Illinois, United States. The population was 58 at the 2000 census.



Sciota is located at 40°33′39″N 90°45′06″W / 40.56083°N 90.75167°W / 40.56083; -90.75167 (40.5608731, -90.7517996) at an elevation of 758 ft (231 m).[1] According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.8 km²), all of it land.

The village of Sciota lies in an area of prime farmland[2] with soil classified as Mollisols.[3]

Sciota is situated directly east of the headwaters of an unnamed tributary of Spring Creek, itself a tributary of the East Fork La Moine River.


As of the census[8] of 2000, there were 58 people, 27 households, and 19 families residing in the village. The population density was 182.7 people per square mile (70.0/km²). There were 32 housing units at an average density of 100.8/sq mi (38.6/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 100.00% White.

There were 27 households out of which 25.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.9% were married couples living together, 11.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.6% were non-families. 29.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 22.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.15 and the average family size was 2.63.

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