Hoopeston, IL


Hoopeston is a city located in Vermilion County, Illinois. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 5,965.


Hoopeston is located at 40°28'1" North, 87°40'16" West (40.467012, -87.670988).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 8.1 km2 (3.1 mi2). 8.1 km2 (3.1 mi2) of it is land and none of it is covered by water.


As of the census of 2000, there were 5,965 people, 2,297 households, and 1,499 families residing in the city. The population density was 738.2/km2 (1,913.8/mi2). There were 2,520 housing units at an average density of 311.9/km2 (808.5/mi2). The racial makeup of the city was 91.79% White, 0.82% African American, 0.28% Native American, 0.13% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 5.60% from other races, and 1.37% from two or more races. 8.38% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 2,297 households out of which 30.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.5% were married couples living together, 11.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.7% were non-families. 31.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the city the population was spread out with 24.8% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 24.1% from 25 to 44, 22.4% from 45 to 64, and 20.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 99.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $31,947, and the median income for a family was $39,368. Males had a median income of $31,656 versus $20,474 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,055. 13.8% of the population and 12.3% of families were below the poverty line. 16.6% of those under the age of 18 and 11.7% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line.


  • Hoopeston Area High School
  • Hoopeston Area Middle School
  • John Greer Grade School
  • Honeywell School
  • Maple Grade School

The school teams are named the "Cornjerkers", a term describing farm workers who shuck corn.