Wenona, Illinois

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Wenona is a city in Marshall and LaSalle counties in the U.S. state of Illinois. The population was 1,065 at the 2000 census.

The Marshall County portion of Wenona is part of the Peoria Metropolitan Statistical Area, while the small portion that lies in LaSalle County is part of the OttawaStreator Micropolitan Statistical Area.



Wenona is located at 41°3′11″N 89°3′12″W / 41.05306°N 89.05333°W / 41.05306; -89.05333 (41.053080, -89.053415).[1] Most of the city lies in Marshall County, although a small portion extends into southern LaSalle County. In the 2000 census, all of Wenona's 1,065 residents lived in Marshall County. According to 2006 population estimates, 1,049 of the city's 1,058 residents (99.1%) lived in Marshall County and 9 (0.9%) lived in LaSalle County.[2]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.7 square miles (1.7 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 1,065 people, 453 households, and 278 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,583.9 people per square mile (613.7/km²). There were 504 housing units at an average density of 749.6/sq mi (290.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.65% White, 0.38% Black or African American, 0.47% Native American, 0.19% Asian, and 1.31% from two or more races. 1.50% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 453 households out of which 26.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.1% were married couples living together, 6.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.6% were non-families. 34.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 3.10.

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