Sheridan, Illinois

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Sheridan is a village in LaSalle County, Illinois, in the United States. As of the 2000 census, the village population was 2,411. It is part of the OttawaStreator Micropolitan Statistical Area.

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Geography

Sheridan is located at 41°31′25″N 88°41′06″W / 41.52361°N 88.685°W / 41.52361; -88.685 (41.5236847, -88.6850380).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.5 square miles (3.8 km²), of which, 1.4 square miles (3.7 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (2.76%) is water.

The village sits at a bend in the Fox River where Somonauk Creek enters the river, and the Lower Fox River Dells start. It is used as both a launching and retrieval point for canoes going down the river. Canoes generally start upstream in Yorkville, Illinois, and they generally exit at Ayers Landing, Near the community of Wedron, Illinois. The area of the village, and Mission Township, where it sits, is defined by the river's distinct westward flow, which goes west, then south, then east, then south, and finally winds west again. The unincorporated area of the village resides within the flood plain and valley north of the village, and is within Northville Township, while the village itself sits far back from the river, upon a sandstone bluff, which has been mined for sand and gravel. The village's "Rod and Gun Club" actually sits within one of the old open-pit mines between the village and the northern bridge.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 2,411 people, 285 households, and 214 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,715.5 people per square mile (660.2/km²). There were 297 housing units at an average density of 211.3/sq mi (81.3/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 53.63% White, 37.20% African American, 0.25% Native American, 0.37% Asian, 7.96% from other races, and 0.58% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 9.37% of the population.

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