Farmer City, Illinois

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Farmer City is a city in DeWitt County, Illinois, United States. The population was 2,055 at the 2000 census.

Farmer City is part of Blue Ridge Community Unit School District #18 sharing facilities with nearby Mansfield, Illinois and Bellflower, Illinois. Farmer City facilities include the District Unit Office, the Ruth M. Schneider Elementary School (K-3) and Blue Ridge High School.[citation needed] It is also well known[by whom?] for its vast and varied antique shops, most of which are located on Main Street.[citation needed]

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Geography

Farmer City is located at 40°14′47″N 88°38′31″W / 40.24639°N 88.64194°W / 40.24639; -88.64194 (40.246306, -88.641858)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.3 square miles (6.1 km²), of which, 2.3 square miles (6.0 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (2.13%) is water.

Farmer City, Illinois is the only Farmer City in the entire United States. The mayor's name is Buster Kirby. He used to coach Football and Baseball in Blue Ridge.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 2,055 people, 830 households, and 557 families residing in the city. The population density was 892.8 people per square mile (345.0/km²). There were 906 housing units at an average density of 393.6/sq mi (152.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.56% White, 0.05% from other races, and 0.39% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.39% of the population.

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