Vergennes, Illinois

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Vergennes is a village in Jackson County, Illinois, United States. The population was 491 at the 2000 census.



Vergennes is located at 37°54′11″N 89°20′24″W / 37.90306°N 89.34°W / 37.90306; -89.34 (37.903152, -89.340111)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.4 square miles (0.9 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 491 people, 120 households, and 93 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,357.6 people per square mile (526.6/km²). There were 127 housing units at an average density of 351.2/sq mi (136.2/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 73.32% White, 22.40% African American, 1.22% Native American, 0.41% Asian, 1.22% from other races, and 1.43% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.28% of the population.

There were 120 households out of which 50.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.3% were married couples living together, 14.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.5% were non-families. 19.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.75 and the average family size was 3.16.

In the village the population was spread out with 52.1% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 23.6% from 25 to 44, 10.8% from 45 to 64, and 6.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 18 years. For every 100 females there were 194.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.3 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $36,458, and the median income for a family was $39,028. Males had a median income of $27,500 versus $18,333 for females. The per capita income for the village was $8,574. About 16.9% of families and 19.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.0% of those under age 18 and 31.6% of those age 65 or over.


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