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Cornell, Illinois

Country United States
State Illinois
County Livingston
Elevation 632 ft (193 m)
Area 0.64 sq mi (2 km2)
 - land 0.64 sq mi (2 km2)
 - water 0.00 sq mi (0 km2)
Population 511 (2000)
Density 803.8 / sq mi (310 / km2)
Timezone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Postal code 61319
Area code 815 & 779
Location of Cornell within Illinois
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Cornell is a village in Livingston County, Illinois, United States. The population was 511 at the 2000 census. It is a part of the geographic region known as Streatorland.


  • Geography 1
  • History 2
  • Demographics 3
  • References 4


Cornell is located at .[1]

According to the 2010 census, Cornell has a total area of 0.64 square miles (1.66 km2), all land.[2]


The modern town of Cornell is a blending of two towns founded at almost the same time. Both were attempting to attract a station on the new Fairbury Pontiac and Northwestern Railroad, which eventually became part of the

  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990".  
  2. ^ "G001 - Geographic Identifiers - 2010 Census Summary File 1".  
  3. ^ History of Livingston County Illinois (Chicago: LeBaron, 1878) p. 700.
  4. ^ a b History of Livingston, 1878, p. 413.
  5. ^ Livingston County Illinois, Biographical Record (Chicago: S. J. Clark, 1900) p. 314.
  6. ^ Standard Atlas of Livingston County, Illinois (Chicago: George A. Ogle, 1911), p.60.
  7. ^ Centennial History of Cornell, Illinois 1873–1973 (Centennial Book Committee, c. 1973, no page numbers).
  8. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  10. ^ "American FactFinder".  


The median income for a household in the village was $45,313, and the median income for a family was $51,429. Males had a median income of $39,375 versus $17,273 for females. The per capita income for the village was $18,655. About 8.3% of families and 8.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.7% of those under age 18 and 11.6% of those age 65 or over.

In the village the population was spread out with 26.2% under the age of 18, 9.6% from 18 to 24, 23.3% from 25 to 44, 27.8% from 45 to 64, and 13.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 93.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.3 males.

There were 205 households out of which 32.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.1% were married couples living together, 8.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.7% were non-families. 28.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 3.06.

As of the census[10] of 2000, there were 511 people, 205 households, and 142 families residing in the village. The population density was 803.8 people per square mile (308.3/km²). There were 217 housing units at an average density of 341.3 per square mile (130.9/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 98.83% White, 0.39% African American, 0.78% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.57% of the population.


at Flanagan-Cornell High School. Flanagan, Illinois The main businesses remaining in Cornell include a Casey's General Store and Fortner's Pub. Cornell Grade School is the only school in town and the mascot is the cougar. Cornell students attend high school in [7].Cornell Journal The town soon had several grocery stores, a bank, four churches, a stockyard, a harness shop and a newspaper the [6] The Original Town of Cornell was centered on a block of public land, which is today called North Park. Neither Original Town had a railroad ground, but a small triangular “Public Ground” was later added. South Park dates from a later addition to the town.[4]

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