Dalton City, Illinois

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Dalton City is a village in Moultrie County, Illinois, United States. It is in the center of the state near the Macon County line, located along Route 121 at its intersection with Route 128 and between the larger villages of Bethany and Mount Zion. The population was 581 at the 2000 census, nearly 200 more than were present there during the 1960 census.[1]

Dalton City was incorporated as a village on September 15, 1877.[1] The village was the birthplace of Henry Gleason, a 20th century ecologist and taxonomist.

Since the Cutback amendment Dalton City has been part of the 101st district of the Illinois House of Representatives.[2] As of 2006 it is represented by Democrat Bob Flider of Mount Zion.

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Geography

Dalton City is located at 39°42′49″N 88°48′20″W / 39.71361°N 88.80556°W / 39.71361; -88.80556 (39.713487, -88.805596),[3] in the West Okaw River watershed.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.6 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 581 people, 212 households, and 170 families residing in the village. The population density was 941.7 people per square mile (361.8/km²). There were 224 housing units at an average density of 363.1/sq mi (139.5/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 98.62% White, 0.52% African American, 0.52% Native American, 0.17% from other races, and 0.17% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.55% of the population.

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