Catlin, IL

Catlin is a village located in Vermilion County, Illinois. As of the 2000 census, the village had a total population of 2,087.


Catlin is located at 40°3'59" North, 87°42'24" West (40.066423, -87.706592).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 2.0 km2 (0.8 mi2). 2.0 km2 (0.8 mi2) of it is land and none of it is covered by water.


As of the census of 2000, there were 2,087 people, 824 households, and 618 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,020.0/km2 (2,657.1/mi2). There were 854 housing units at an average density of 417.4/km2 (1,087.3/mi2). The racial makeup of the village was 99.09% White, 0.05% African American, 0.19% Native American, 0.05% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.24% from other races, and 0.38% from two or more races. 0.48% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 824 households out of which 35.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.7% were married couples living together, 9.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.9% were non-families. 22.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 2.93.

In the village the population was spread out with 26.4% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 28.4% from 25 to 44, 24.0% from 45 to 64, and 13.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 89.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.8 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $46,210, and the median income for a family was $51,136. Males had a median income of $40,755 versus $25,823 for females. The per capita income for the village was $19,164. 4.0% of the population and 2.4% of families were below the poverty line. 2.7% of those under the age of 18 and 3.4% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line.

Government and Politics

Catlin's government consists of a mayor and a village board. The village utilizes a commissioner form of government. The mayor is elected separate from the other members of the board and serves a four-year term. Each candidate for the board runs in an at-large election for a four-year term. After a candidate is elected generally to the board, the mayor appoints each board member a specific commissioner position (e.g. Finance, Streets and Sanitation). There are no term limits on any of the elected officials.

Partisan politics do not typically play a role in village elections.


There are two churches in the village: the Catlin Church of Christ and the Catlin United Methodist Church. Each of the churches is Christian and protestant. Despite the large number of protestants in the village, many of Catlin's residents are Roman Catholic and attend services in nearby Danville, Illinois and Westville, Illinois.