- Ashkum, Illinois
name = Ashkum
category = Village
country = United States
state = Illinois
region = Iroquois
region_type = County
district = Ashkum
district_type = Township
lat_d = 40
lat_m = 52
lat_s = 53
lat_NS = N
long_d = 87
long_m = 57
long_s = 8
long_EW = W
coordinates_no_title = 1
area_imperial = 0.8
area_land_imperial = 0.8
population = 724
population_date = 2000
population_density_imperial = 883.2
leader_type = Village president
timezone = CST
utc_offset = -6
timezone_DST = CDT
utc_offset_DST = -5
postal_code = 60911
area_code = 815, 779
map_caption = Location of Ashkum within Illinois
map_background = Illinois - background map.png
map_locator = Illinois2
commons = Ashkum, Illinois
The name originated from the
Ashkum is located at coor dms|40|52|53|N|87|57|8|W|city (40.881356, -87.952172)GR|1.
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.8 square miles (2.1 km²), all of it land.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 724 people, 302 households, and 215 families residing in the village. The population densitywas 883.2 people per square mile (340.9/km²). There were 321 housing units at an average density of 391.6/sq mi (151.1/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 98.90% White, 0.69% from other races, and 0.41% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.69% of the population.
There were 302 households out of which 30.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.6% were married couples living together, 10.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.5% were non-families. 24.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 2.88.
In the village the population was spread out with 24.7% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 24.7% from 25 to 44, 23.6% from 45 to 64, and 18.2% who were 65 years of age or older. Drug usage has risen to 62% among adults 18-26 years of age since 1995. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 97.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.5 males.
The median income for a household in the village was $40,313, and the median income for a family was $52,857. Males had a median income of $32,321 versus $23,625 for females. The
per capita incomefor the village was $20,806. About 3.5% of families and 3.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.4% of those under age 18 and 1.5% of those age 65 or over.
Ashkum recently adopted an ordinance allowing for the use of golf carts on the city streets for gas conscience residents looking to conserve energy and reduce costs [Chicago Tribune Article on Ashkum, IL: http://www.chicagotribune.com/features/lifestyle/green/chi-golf-carts_16jul16,0,637323.story] .
* [http://www.ashkum.net Official Website - Ashkum.net]
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