Coalton, IL


Coalton is a village located in Montgomery County, Illinois. As of the 2000 census, the village had a total population of 307.


Coalton is located at 39°17'7" North, 89°18'4" West (39.285144, -89.301034).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.3 km2 (0.5 mi2). 1.3 km2 (0.5 mi2) of it is land and none of it is covered by water.


As of the census of 2000, there were 307 people, 123 households, and 79 families residing in the village. The population density was 227.9/km2 (592.1/mi2). There were 132 housing units at an average density of 98.0/km2 (254.6/mi2). The racial makeup of the village was 97.07% White, 0.00% African American, 0.33% Native American, 0.65% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.33% from other races, and 1.63% from two or more races. 0.98% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 123 households out of which 34.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.7% were married couples living together, 4.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.0% were non-families. 32.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 22.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.24.

In the village the population was spread out with 29.0% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 22.5% from 25 to 44, 24.4% from 45 to 64, and 16.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 83.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.2 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $37,500, and the median income for a family was $46,250. Males had a median income of $40,455 versus $15,938 for females. The per capita income for the village was $21,901. 22.6% of the population and 13.5% of families were below the poverty line. 38.1% of those under the age of 18 and 12.2% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line.

Coalton became significant during the early to mid-twentieth century with its shaft mining operations, hence its village name. This village is home to Matt Sparks, winner of the 2006 SLIAC Golf tournament at The Links Golf Course in Jacksonville.