Woodson, Illinois

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Woodson is a village in Morgan County, Illinois, United States. The population was 559 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Jacksonville Micropolitan Statistical Area. The village is named after David M. Woodson.



The village was founded in 1859.


Woodson is located at 39°37′41″N 90°13′18″W / 39.62806°N 90.22167°W / 39.62806; -90.22167 (39.628035, -90.221761),[1] south of Lake Jacksonville and south of combined US Route 36 and Interstate 72. It lies next to State Highway 67. According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.4 square miles (1.0 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 559 people, 209 households, and 165 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,442.6 people per square mile (553.4/km²). There were 219 housing units at an average density of 565.2/sq mi (216.8/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 96.96% White, 0.72% African American, 0.36% Native American, 0.36% Asian, 0.54% from other races, and 1.07% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.89% of the population.

There were 209 households out of which 44.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.1% were married couples living together, 12.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.6% were non-families. 16.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.67 and the average family size was 2.99.

In the village the population was spread out with 28.1% under the age of 18, 8.8% from 18 to 24, 30.8% from 25 to 44, 24.7% from 45 to 64, and 7.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 96.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.3 males.

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