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West Point, Illinois

West Point is a village located in Hancock County, Illinois. As of the 2000 census, the village had a total population of 195.

Geography West Point is located at 40°15'20" North, 91°10'60" West (40.255665, -91.183240)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.4 km² (0.2 mi²). 0.4 km² (0.2 mi²) of it is land and none of it is covered by water.

Demographics As of the census of 2000, there are 195 people, 71 households, and 52 families residing in the village. The population density is 442.9/km² (1,158.0/mi²). There are 82 housing units at an average density of 186.2/km² (487.0/mi²). The racial makeup of the village is 99.49% White, 0.00% African American, 0.00% Native American, 0.00% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.00% from other races, and 0.51% from two or more races. 0.00% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 71 households out of which 39.4% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.1% are married couples living together, 16.9% have a female householder with no husband present, and 25.4% are non-families. 23.9% of all households are made up of individuals and 12.7% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.75 and the average family size is 3.09.

In the village the population is spread out with 30.3% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 31.8% from 25 to 44, 20.5% from 45 to 64, and 10.8% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 34 years. For every 100 females there are 103.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 91.5 males.

The median income for a household in the village is $29,500, and the median income for a family is $45,250. Males have a median income of $29,219 versus $23,472 for females. The per capita income for the village is $13,631. 16.3% of the population and 15.6% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 25.5% are under the age of 18 and 23.8% are 65 or older.

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