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Atwood is a village located in Douglas County, Illinois and Piatt County, Illinois. Main Street seperates Piatt County and Douglas County to the east of Main Street is Douglas County, the west is Piatt County. As of the 2000 census, the village had a total population of 1,290.
Atwood is located at 39°48'1" North, 88°27'46" West (39.800396, -88.462862).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.5 km2 (0.6 mi2). 1.5 km2 (0.6 mi2) of it is land and none of it is covered by water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,290 people, 534 households, and 371 families residing in the village. The population density was 873.8/km2 (2,265.8/mi2). There were 566 housing units at an average density of 383.4/km2 (994.1/mi2). The racial makeup of the village was 99.07% White, 0.23% African American, 0.23% Native American, 0.08% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.31% from other races, and 0.08% from two or more races. 0.70% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 534 households out of which 30.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.1% were married couples living together, 8.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.5% were non-families. 27.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.92.
In the village the population was spread out with 25.5% under the age of 18, 6.1% from 18 to 24, 26.4% from 25 to 44, 24.2% from 45 to 64, and 17.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 89.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.7 males.
The median income for a household in the village was $36,806, and the median income for a family was $45,625. Males had a median income of $35,573 versus $21,595 for females. The per capita income for the village was $18,028. 12.0% of the population and 7.7% of families were below the poverty line. 18.7% of those under the age of 18 and 9.0% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line.