Viola, Illinois

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Viola (pronounced vy-ola) is a village in Mercer County, Illinois, United States. The population was 956 at the 2000 census.



Viola is located at 41°12′14″N 90°35′5″W / 41.20389°N 90.58472°W / 41.20389; -90.58472 (41.203833, -90.584620).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.8 square miles (2.1 km²).All of it is land; none of it is covered by water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 956 people, 383 households, and 274 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,155.8 people per square mile (444.7/km²). There were 401 housing units at an average density of 484.8/sq mi (186.5/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 98.22% White, 0.84% from other races, and 0.94% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.78% of the population.

There were 383 households out of which 32.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.1% were married couples living together, 8.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.2% were non-families. 26.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.03.

In the village the population was spread out with 25.5% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 29.3% from 25 to 44, 23.5% from 45 to 64, and 15.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 90.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.4 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $41,161, and the median income for a family was $47,159. Males had a median income of $36,458 versus $20,556 for females. The per capita income for the village was $18,127. About 7.4% of families and 8.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.4% of those under age 18 and 10.1% of those age 65 or over.


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