Hainesville, Illinois

Hainesville, Illinois

Hainesville is a village in the Avon Township of Lake County, Illinois, United States. Hainesville has the distinction of being the oldest incorporated community within Lake County.


Over 150 years ago a young boy named Elijah M. Haines (1822-1889) and his family moved from New York to the Chicago area. In 1836, the young boy purchased a farm in Hainesville. During the winter of 1841-42, Haines taught school in Waukegan, Illinois (then known as Little Fort). In 1846, he surveyed and platted Hainesville. On February 26, 1847, the village incorporation papers were drafted. It is recorded that Elijah Haines met Abraham Lincoln in 1847. The two men met frequently and became well acquainted. It has been said that Lincoln spent the night in Hainesville a few times.

In 1851, Elijah was accepted to the bar and a year later he moved to Waukegan. In 1859, he was sent to the state legislature where he served eight terms. He was a member of the Illinois Constitutional Convention of 1869-70 and is considered by some historians to have been its most influential member.


Hainesville is located at coor dms|42|20|56|N|88|4|7|W|city (42.348754, -88.068743).GR|1

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.8 square miles (4.6 km²), of which, 1.7 square miles (4.5 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (1.69%) is water.


As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 2,129 people, 701 households, and 586 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,221.2 people per square mile (472.4/km²). There were 716 housing units at an average density of 410.7/sq mi (158.9/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 86.10% White, 1.74% African American, 0.09% Native American, 5.64% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 4.60% from other races, and 1.78% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 9.30% of the population.

Due to the explosive growth within Lake County, a special census was requested in 2004 yielding a population totaling 3,444.

There were 701 households out of which 54.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 75.2% were married couples living together, 6.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 16.4% were non-families. 11.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 1.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.04 and the average family size was 3.33.

In the village the population was spread out with 34.5% under the age of 18, 4.7% from 18 to 24, 48.5% from 25 to 44, 9.4% from 45 to 64, and 2.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 102.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.7 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $69,938, and the median income for a family was $73,828. Males had a median income of $55,353 versus $33,750 for females. The per capita income for the village was $22,250. About 2.6% of families and 3.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.3% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.


External links

* [http://www.hainesville.org Village of Hainesville Website]

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