Stonefort, Illinois

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Stonefort is a village in Saline and Williamson counties, Illinois, United States. The population was 292 at the 2000 census. Stonefort school system merged with Carrier Mills, and is platted on the face of a bluff or Stonefort Bluff.



Stonefort is located at 37°37′0″N 88°42′26″W / 37.616667°N 88.70722°W / 37.616667; -88.70722 (37.616615, -88.707143).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.5 square miles (3.8 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 292 people, 131 households, and 89 families residing in the village. The population density was 199.9 people per square mile (77.2/km²). There were 144 housing units at an average density of 98.6/sq mi (38.1/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 97.60% White, 1.03% African American, 1.03% from other races, and 0.34% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.71% of the population.

There were 131 households out of which 24.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.4% were married couples living together, 9.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.3% were non-families. 30.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.23 and the average family size was 2.70.

In the village the population was spread out with 19.2% under the age of 18, 4.5% from 18 to 24, 22.9% from 25 to 44, 29.5% from 45 to 64, and 24.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 47 years. For every 100 females there were 82.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.4 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $28,654, and the median income for a family was $31,442. Males had a median income of $38,125 versus $22,083 for females. The per capita income for the village was $16,937. About 6.0% of families and 16.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.3% of those under the age of eighteen and 18.0% of those sixty five or over.

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