Wyoming, Illinois

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Wyoming is a city in Stark County, Illinois, United States. The population was 1,424 at the 2000 census. It is the headquarters of the Rock Island Trail State Park. Wyoming is part of the Peoria, Illinois Metropolitan Statistical Area.



Wyoming is located at 41°3′49″N 89°46′27″W / 41.06361°N 89.77417°W / 41.06361; -89.77417 (41.063576, -89.774041).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.7 square miles (1.9 km²), all of it land.

Just outside of the city limits of Wyoming, to the west, is the Spoon River.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,424 people, 629 households, and 408 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,918.1 people per square mile (743.0/km²). There were 669 housing units at an average density of 901.2/sq mi (349.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.09% White, 0.21% Asian, and 0.70% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.07% of the population.

There were 629 households out of which 26.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.1% were married couples living together, 8.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.1% were non-families. 32.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.26 and the average family size was 2.84.

In the city the population was spread out with 22.3% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 24.4% from 25 to 44, 23.9% from 45 to 64, and 21.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 85.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $30,463, and the median income for a family was $41,797. Males had a median income of $30,074 versus $22,115 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,574. About 9.1% of families and 10.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.5% of those under age 18 and 7.1% of those age 65 or over.

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