Onarga, IL


Onarga is a village located in Iroquois County, Illinois. As of the 2000 census, the village had a total population of 1,438.


Onarga is located at 40°42'56" North, 88°0'25" West (40.715432, -88.006928).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 3.4 km2 (1.3 mi2). 3.4 km2 (1.3 mi2) of it is land and none of it is covered by water.


As of the census of 2000, there were 1,438 people, 475 households, and 342 families residing in the village. The population density was 423.8/km2 (1,097.9/mi2). There were 525 housing units at an average density of 154.7/km2 (400.8/mi2). The racial makeup of the village was 71.21% White, 2.23% African American, 0.35% Native American, 0.21% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 24.41% from other races, and 1.60% from two or more races. 35.26% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 475 households out of which 40.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.2% were married couples living together, 10.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.8% were non-families. 24.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.87 and the average family size was 3.42.

In the village the population was spread out with 33.1% under the age of 18, 10.4% from 18 to 24, 25.9% from 25 to 44, 18.8% from 45 to 64, and 11.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 109.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.6 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $35,852, and the median income for a family was $46,016. Males had a median income of $31,146 versus $19,732 for females. The per capita income for the village was $13,623. 10.9% of the population and 8.0% of families were below the poverty line. 17.1% of those under the age of 18 and 5.0% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line.