Brookport, IL

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Brookport is a city located in Massac County, Illinois, along the Ohio River. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 1,054.


Brookport is located at 37°7'30" North, 88°37'38" West (37.125056, -88.627218).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.1 km2 (0.8 mi2). 2.1 km2 (0.8 mi2) of it is land and none of it is covered by water.


As of the census of 2000, there were 1,054 people, 450 households, and 283 families residing in the city. The population density was 508.7/km2 (1,321.8/mi2). There were 519 housing units at an average density of 250.5/km2 (650.9/mi2). The racial makeup of the city was 90.61% White, 7.12% African American, 0.47% Native American, 0.28% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.47% from other races, and 1.04% from two or more races. 1.90% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 450 households out of which 30.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.2% were married couples living together, 14.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.1% were non-families. 33.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the city the population was spread out with 28.1% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 26.7% from 25 to 44, 21.4% from 45 to 64, and 15.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 94.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $24,438, and the median income for a family was $30,000. Males had a median income of $31,250 versus $19,188 for females. The per capita income for the city was $11,751. 19.8% of the population and 16.2% of families were below the poverty line. 28.5% of those under the age of 18 and 17.5% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line.

See also

  • List of cities and towns along the Ohio River