- Posen, Illinois
muni-name = Posen
muni = Village
date = 1900
state = Illinois
county = Cook
township = Bremen
head_label = President
gov_head = Donald W. Schupek
pop = 4,730
density-km = 1,547.7
density-mi = 4,010.5
status = up
percent = 11.93
prevyear = 1990
white = 78.29
black = 8.73
hispanic = 22.98
asian = 0.23
islander = 0.06
native = 0.34
other = 9.77
zips = 60469
acode = 708
area-km = 3.1
area-mi = 1.2
pci = 17,323
geocode = 61314
mhi = 49,470
mnhv = 93,500
mhv = 100,201 (2000)
Posen is located at coor dms|41|37|42|N|87|41|9|W|city (41.628234, -87.685723)GR|1.
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.2 square miles (3.1 km²), all of it land.
As of the 2000 censusGR|2, there were 4,730 people, 1,627 households, and 1,173 families residing in the village. The
population densitywas 4,010.5 people per square mile (1,547.7/km²). There were 1,694 housing units at an average density of 1,436.3/sq mi (554.3/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 78.29% White, 8.73% African American, 0.34% Native American, 0.23% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 9.77% from other races, and 2.58% from two or more races. Hispanicor Latinoof any race were 22.98% of the population, including 21.2% of Mexican descent.
The top four non-Hispanic, non-African American ancentries reported in Posen as of the 2000 census were Polish (25.7%), German (22.2%), Irish (17.4%) and Italian (7.8%). [PDFlink| [http://censtats.census.gov/data/IL/1601761314.pdf Profile of General Demographic Characteristics, Posen, Illinois] |38.8 KiB . U.S. Census Bureau. Accessed
There were 1,627 households out of which 37.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.7% were married couples living together, 13.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.9% were non-families. 22.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.91 and the average family size was 3.47.
In the village the population was spread out with 28.9% under the age of 18, 9.0% from 18 to 24, 32.1% from 25 to 44, 18.4% from 45 to 64, and 11.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 101.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.5 males.
One of the most famous sites in Posen is the home of wealthy nonconformist Kenneth Wodarski, famed carpenter, miniature automobile collector and consumer of fine domestic beer.
The median income for a household in the village was $49,470, and the median income for a family was $57,727. Males had a median income of $40,417 versus $26,078 for females. The
per capita incomefor the village was $17,323. About 5.0% of families and 7.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.3% of those under age 18 and 9.2% of those age 65 or over.
Posen is in
Illinois' 1st congressional district.
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