Earlville, Illinois

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Earlville in 2003
Earlville in 2003
Location of Earlville in LaSalle County, Illinois.
Location of Earlville in LaSalle County, Illinois.
Location of Illinois in the United States
Location of Illinois in the United States
Coordinates: 41°35′19″N 88°55′20″W / 41.58861°N 88.92222°W / 41.58861; -88.92222Coordinates: 41°35′19″N 88°55′20″W / 41.58861°N 88.92222°W / 41.58861; -88.92222
CountryUnited States
 • Total1.20 sq mi (3.11 km2)
 • Land1.20 sq mi (3.11 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
698 ft (213 m)
 • Total1,701
 • Estimate 
 • Density1,348.04/sq mi (520.29/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP Code(s)
Area code(s)815
FIPS code17-21540
GNIS ID2394593
Wikimedia CommonsEarlville, Illinois

Earlville is a city in LaSalle County, Illinois, United States. The population was 1,701 at the 2010 census, and was estimated to be 1,661 by July 2013,[3] it is part of the Ottawa-Peru, IL Micropolitan Statistical Area.


The Earlville Post Office has been in operation since 1844;[4] the city was named after Earlville, New York, the former hometown of an early settler.[5]


Earlville is located at 41°35′19″N 88°55′20″W / 41.588552°N 88.922356°W / 41.588552; -88.922356.[6]

According to the 2010 census, Earlville has a total area of 1.2 square miles (3.11 km2), all land.[7]


Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 20161,619[2]−4.8%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]

As of the 2010 census,[9] there were 1,701 people and 663 households residing in the city; the population density was 1,417.5 people per square mile (547/km²). There were 763 housing units at an average density of 635.8 per square mile (254.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.2% White, 0.6% African American, 0.6% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 0.1% Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander, and 2.8% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.1% of the population.

There were 663 households out of which 28.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.3% were married couples living together, 13.7% were single parent households, and 33.2% were non-families. 26.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.10.

In the city, the population was spread out with 25.4% under the age of 18 and 13.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36.9 years. Females made up 50.1% of the population.

The median income for a household in the city was $51,964, and the median income for a family was $65,145. Males had a median income of $38,705 versus $24,891 for females; the per capita income for the city was $21,063. About 9.2% of families and 13.3% of the population were below the poverty line of which 18.8% were under the age of 18 and 9.7% were aged 65 or over.

Earlville has a modern library, a K-12 school system, a bank, a medical clinic, a weekly newspaper, a drive-in movie theater, and a number of local businesses; the area surrounding Earlville is strongly agricultural. Earlville lacks major shopping centers and industries.

Many of the inhabitants of Earlville work at blue-collar jobs. Earlville's population has remained stable for the past several years. Several planned residential developments of moderate size were derailed by the nationwide housing crash that began in 2008.


Earlville Community Unit School District #9 (CUSD #9) occupies a campus of school buildings on Union Street, a main thoroughfare and former route of US 34; the school has underwent many changes over the last several years including renovations and the hiring of new teachers and principal. The campus includes Earlville Grade School, Earlville Junior High, and Earlville High School; the administrative offices are within buildings on the site, which the Elementary, Junior High, and High School share. On the site is also a cafeteria, 2 gymnasiums, and library; the school Mascot is a Raider, stylized as a Pirate, with the colors of Red and White. The School is a part of the Little Ten Conference (LTC), which includes the schools of: Serena, Newark, Paw Paw, Indian Creek (Shabbona/Waterman), LaMoille, Leland, Somonauk, Kirkland Hiawatha, Earlville, and Hinckley-Big Rock. In recent years, the Earlville-Leland Cooperative has been the school's representation in IHSA play.

Notable people[edit]


  1. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jun 29, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  3. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2013". American Factfinder. US Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 14 December 2014. Retrieved 12 December 2014.
  4. ^ "LaSalle County". Jim Forte Postal History. Archived from the original on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 16 March 2015.
  5. ^ Chicago and North Western Railway Company (1908). A History of the Origin of the Place Names Connected with the Chicago & North Western and Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Railways. p. 66.
  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. Retrieved 2015-12-27.
  8. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  9. ^ "Earlville, IL FactFinder". American FactFinder. US Census Bureau. Retrieved 15 January 2014.