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Dahlgren
Village
Country United States
State Illinois
County Hamilton
Township Dahlgren
Coordinates 38°11′57″N 88°41′9″W / 38.19917°N 88.68583°W / 38.19917; -88.68583
Highest point 515 feet (157 m)
Area 1.00 sq mi (3 km²)
 - land 1.00 sq mi (3 km²)
 - water 0.00 sq mi (0 km²)
Population 525 (2010)
Density 512.1 /sq mi (198 /km²)
Founded 1872
Government Village President (Mayor) and Board of Trustees
Mayor Steve Wilkerson (2013)
Board of Trustees Frank Elliot (2015)
Jasper C. Goin, Jr. (2013)
Steve Drenner (2015 interim 2 yr appointment)
Amy Anselment (2015)
Brandon Reyling (2013)
David Wicks, Jr. (2015)
Timezone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Postal code 62828
Area code 618
Location of Dahlgren within Illinois
Location of Dahlgren within Illinois
Location of Dahlgren within Illinois

Dahlgren is a village in Hamilton County, Illinois, United States. The population was 514 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Mount Vernon Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography

Dahlgren is located at 38°11′57″N 88°41′9″W / 38.19917°N 88.68583°W / 38.19917; -88.68583 (38.199117, -88.685737). The mean elevation of the village is 155.5 meters (510 feet).

According to the 2010 census, Dahlgren has a total area of 1 square mile (2.59 km2), all land.

History

Dahlgren had its start in 1870 when the railroad was extended to that point. The village was named for John A. Dahlgren, (1809–1870), a U.S. Navy officer. A post office has been in operation at Dahlgren since 1871.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 205
1890 301 46.8%
1900 452 50.2%
1910 654 44.7%
1920 693 6.0%
1930 625 −9.8%
1940 595 −4.8%
1950 609 2.4%
1960 480 −21.2%
1970 487 1.5%
1980 508 4.3%
1990 512 0.8%
2000 514 0.4%
2010 525 2.1%
Est. 2015 506 −3.6%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2010, there were 525 people, 211 households, and 140 families residing in the village. The population density was 526.92 people per square mile (198.5/km²). There were 242 occupied housing units at an average density of 244.1 per square mile (94.6/km²). There are 31 unoccupied units. The racial makeup of the village was 96% White, 2.5% Black, and 1.5% Hispanic or Latino.

There were 211 households out of which 30.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.6% were married couples living together, 30.33% were a single-person households, and 23.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 3.08.

In the village, the population was spread out with 20.5% under the age of 15, 11.24% from 15 to 24, 23.24% from 25 to 44, 28.57% from 45 to 64, and 16.57% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39.3 years. For every 100 females there were 91.6 males. There were 435 persons age 15 or older.

The median income for a household in the village was $32,734, and the median income for a family was $34,886. Males had a median income of $35,313 versus $21,071 for females. The per capita income for the village was $16,944. About 8.39% of families and 15.29% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.3% of those under age 18 and 26.2% of those age 65 or over.

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