Nora, IL

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Nora is a village located in Jo Daviess County, Illinois. As of the 2000 census, the village had a total population of 118.


Nora is located at 42°27'22" North, 89°56'42" West (42.456072, -89.945113).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 2.4 km2 (0.9 mi2). 2.4 km2 (0.9 mi2) of it is land and none of it is covered by water.


As of the census of 2000, there were 118 people, 53 households, and 31 families residing in the village. The population density was 50.1/km2 (130.2/mi2). There were 61 housing units at an average density of 25.9/km2 (67.3/mi2). The racial makeup of the village was 100.00% White, 0.00% African American, 0.00% Native American, 0.00% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.00% from other races, and 0.00% from two or more races. 0.00% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 53 households out of which 20.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.9% were married couples living together, 5.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 41.5% were non-families. 39.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 24.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.23 and the average family size was 2.84.

In the village the population was spread out with 18.6% under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 27.1% from 25 to 44, 24.6% from 45 to 64, and 21.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 84.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.3 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $28,125, and the median income for a family was $50,208. Males had a median income of $26,000 versus $23,750 for females. The per capita income for the village was $17,608. 11.0% of the population and 14.3% of families were below the poverty line. 0.0% of those under the age of 18 and 0.0% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line.

Nora Elementary School (mascot Navahos) was a fixture of the town for years. In the early 1980's consolidation led to the school's closure and it was converted to apartments. Until the 1960's the town had a grocery store run by Belle Lutter, who claimed to have ridden Ulysses S. Grant's horse as a girl.