Olive Township
Map highlighting Olive Township, Madison County, Illinois.svg
Location of Illinois in the United States
Location of Illinois in the United States
Coordinates: 38°57′35″N 89°45′40″W / 38.95972°N 89.76111°W / 38.95972; -89.76111Coordinates: 38°57′35″N 89°45′40″W / 38.95972°N 89.76111°W / 38.95972; -89.76111
CountryUnited States
StateIllinois
CountyMadison
SettledNovember 2, 1875
Area
 • Total31.52 sq mi (81.6 km2)
 • Land31.19 sq mi (80.8 km2)
 • Water0.33 sq mi (0.9 km2)
Elevation
587 ft (179 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Estimate 
(2016)[1]
1,734
 • Density57.2/sq mi (22.1/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
FIPS code17-119-55834

Olive Township is located in Madison County, Illinois, in the United States. As of the 2010 census, its population was 1,785 and it contained 842 housing units.[2] The township's administrative offices are located in the village of Livingston.

History

Olive Township was organized in 1876. Abel Olive was an early settler.[3]

Geography

According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 31.52 square miles (81.6 km2), of which 31.19 square miles (80.8 km2) (or 98.95%) is land and 0.33 square miles (0.85 km2) (or 1.05%) is water.[2]

Interstate 55, Illinois Route 4 and the former U.S. Route 66 all pass through the township.

There are two villages located in the township: Livingston and Williamson.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
2016 (est.)1,734[1]
U.S. Decennial Census[4]

References

  1. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County -- County Subdivision and Place -- 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census. Archived from the original on 2020-02-12. Retrieved 2013-05-28.
  3. ^ Norton, William T. (1912). Centennial History of Madison County, Illinois, and Its People, 1812 to 1912. The Lewis Publishing Co. p. 587.
  4. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2016.