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Louisville, Illinois

Louisville is a village located in Clay County, Illinois. As of the 2000 census, the village had a total population of 1,242. It is the county seat of Clay County6.

Geography Louisville is located at 38°46'17" North, 88°30'23" West (38.771356, -88.506301)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.8 km² (0.7 mi²). 1.8 km² (0.7 mi²) of it is land and none of it is covered by water.

Demographics As of the census of 2000, there are 1,242 people, 503 households, and 311 families residing in the village. The population density is 695.0/km² (1,794.1/mi²). There are 543 housing units at an average density of 303.8/km² (784.4/mi²). The racial makeup of the village is 99.28% White, 0.16% African American, 0.16% Native American, 0.08% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.24% from other races, and 0.08% from two or more races. 0.40% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 503 households out of which 28.4% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.7% are married couples living together, 9.7% have a female householder with no husband present, and 38.0% are non-families. 34.4% of all households are made up of individuals and 20.1% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.31 and the average family size is 2.97.

In the village the population is spread out with 23.7% under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 24.5% from 25 to 44, 21.9% from 45 to 64, and 21.4% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 39 years. For every 100 females there are 92.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 84.8 males.

The median income for a household in the village is $25,250, and the median income for a family is $35,673. Males have a median income of $27,083 versus $21,719 for females. The per capita income for the village is $13,119. 18.9% of the population and 13.1% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 19.7% are under the age of 18 and 15.6% are 65 or older.

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