Somonauk, Illinois

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Somonauk is a village in DeKalb County and LaSalle counties in the U.S. state of Illinois. The population was 1,295 at the 2000 census. A special census in 2008 set the population at 1,832.

The DeKalb County portion of Somonauk is part of the ChicagoNapervilleJoliet Metropolitan Statistical Area, while the small portion that lies in LaSalle County is part of the OttawaStreator Micropolitan Statistical Area.



Somonauk is located at 41°38′2″N 88°40′55″W / 41.63389°N 88.68194°W / 41.63389; -88.68194 (41.633940, -88.681945).[1] The village is situated along the boundary between DeKalb and LaSalle counties. In the 2000 census, 1,190 of Somonauk's 1,295 residents (91.9%) lived in DeKalb County and 105 (8.1%) lived in LaSalle County.[2]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.6 km²), all of it land.

Between Somonauk and Sandwich, which lies to the east, resides the Sannauk Forest Preserve, which serves as the unofficial boundary between the neighboring communities. In the Forest Preserve is a marshy area that sits along Somonauk Creek, just before it crosses into LaSalle County, and also into Lake Holiday. The Lake Holiday area was built on reclaimed marsh which sat on the creek, and the creek was subsequently dammed to create the lake that is seen today.In lake holiday, there are many fish,some even records in Illinois. They are all different colors.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 1,295 people, 500 households, and 347 families residing in the village. The population density was 2,113.4 people per square mile (819.7/km²). There were 512 housing units at an average density of 835.6/sq mi (324.1/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 97.45% White, 0.31% Native American, 0.15% Asian, 0.77% from other races, and 1.31% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.01% of the population.

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