Troy Grove, Illinois

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Troy Grove is a village in LaSalle County, Illinois, United States. The population was 305 at the 2000 census. It is part of the OttawaStreator Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Troy Grove is notable as the birthplace of Wild Bill Hickok. Silica sand, a fine white sand used in making glass, is mined in the vicinity of Troy Grove.

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Geography

Troy Grove is located at 41°27′56″N 89°4′52″W / 41.46556°N 89.08111°W / 41.46556; -89.08111 (41.465461, -89.081204).[1]

Troy Grove, IL was formerly known as Homer, IL.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.7 square miles (1.8 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 305 people, 103 households, and 77 families residing in the village. The population density was 444.2 people per square mile (170.7/km²). There were 108 housing units at an average density of 157.3/sq mi (60.4/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 95.41% White, 1.97% Asian, 0.33% Pacific Islander, 1.31% from other races, and 0.98% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.57% of the population.

There were 103 households out of which 44.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.2% were married couples living together, 8.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.3% were non-families. 17.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.96 and the average family size was 3.45.

In the village the population was spread out with 33.1% under the age of 18, 10.5% from 18 to 24, 27.2% from 25 to 44, 20.3% from 45 to 64, and 8.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 86.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.5 males.

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