Mansfield
Mansfield Post Office
Location of Mansfield in Piatt County, Illinois.
Location of Illinois in the United States
Coordinates: 40°12′46″N 88°30′27″W / 40.21278°N 88.50750°W / 40.21278; -88.50750Coordinates: 40°12′46″N 88°30′27″W / 40.21278°N 88.50750°W / 40.21278; -88.50750
Country United States
State Illinois
CountyPiatt
TownshipBlue Ridge
Area
 • Total0.54 sq mi (1.39 km2)
 • Land0.51 sq mi (1.31 km2)
 • Water0.03 sq mi (0.07 km2)
Elevation
727 ft (222 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total906
 • Estimate 
(2019)[2]
948
 • Density1,869.82/sq mi (721.61/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
61854
Area code(s)217
FIPS code17-46487
Websitevillageofmansfield.net

Mansfield is a village in Piatt County, Illinois in the United States. The population was 906 at the 2010 census.

History

Mansfield was originally incorporated between the dates of 1750 - 1805.[3] The village may have been named for John Mansfield, an officer in the Civil War.[4] Other sources suggest Mansfield was named after a number of other unrelated men named Mansfield, including Jared Mansfield, an early American surveyor, or J.L. Mansfield, a local philanthropist. The village may also have been named after the city of Mansfield, Ohio – which was itself named for the surveyor Jared Mansfield.[5]

Geography

Mansfield is located at 40°12′46″N 88°30′27″W / 40.21278°N 88.50750°W / 40.21278; -88.50750 (40.212795, -88.507416).[6]

According to the 2010 census, Mansfield has a total area of 0.555 square miles (1.44 km2), of which 0.53 square miles (1.37 km2) (or 95.5%) is land and 0.025 square miles (0.06 km2) (or 4.5%) is water.[7]

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880398
189053333.9%
190070832.8%
1910681−3.8%
1920669−1.8%
19306811.8%
19406931.8%
1950665−4.0%
196074311.7%
197087017.1%
19809215.9%
19909290.9%
20009492.2%
2010906−4.5%
2019 (est.)948[2]4.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]
Northern Piatt County Fire Protection District Fire Station in Mansfield
Northern Piatt County Fire Protection District Fire Station in Mansfield

As of the census[9] of 2000, there were 949 people, 396 households, and 293 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,856.3 people per square mile (718.5/km2). There were 424 housing units at an average density of 829.4 per square mile (321.0/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 98.95% White, 0.53% Asian, and 0.53% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.63% of the population.

There were 396 households, out of which 31.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.4% were married couples living together, 7.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.8% were non-families. 22.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.1% 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 2.79.

In the village, the population was spread out, with 22.9% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 29.4% from 25 to 44, 27.4% from 45 to 64, and 12.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 94.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.1 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $43,942, and the median income for a family was $48,393. Males had a median income of $32,042 versus $23,047 for females. The per capita income for the village was $20,947. About 1.4% of families and 3.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.6% of those under age 18 and 1.6% of those age 65 or over.

Education

Mansfield is home to Blue Ridge Intermediate Junior High School which is part of Blue Ridge Community Unit School District 18. Elementary and High School age students attend Ruth M. Schneider Elementary School and Blue Ridge High School in nearby Farmer City.

References

  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 14, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  3. ^ Illinois Blue Book. Secretary of State. 1921.
  4. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. U.S. Government Printing Office. p. 198.
  5. ^ Callary, Edward (2010-10-01). Place Names of Illinois. University of Illinois Press. ISBN 978-0-252-09070-7.
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  7. ^ "G001 - Geographic Identifiers - 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2020-02-13. Retrieved 2015-10-26.
  8. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  9. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.