Loves Park, Illinois

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Loves Park
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Seal
Motto(s): 
The City with a Heart
Boone County Illinois Incorporated and Unincorporated areas Loves Park Highlighted.svg
Location of Loves Park in Boone County & Winnebago County, Illinois.
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Location of Illinois in the United States
Coordinates: 42°19′34″N89°01′33″W / 42.32611°N 89.02583°W / 42.32611; -89.02583 Coordinates: 42°19′34″N89°01′33″W / 42.32611°N 89.02583°W / 42.32611; -89.02583
CountryUnited States
StateIllinois
County Winnebago - Boone
Government
   Mayor Greg Jury [1]
Area
[2]
  Total16.85 sq mi (43.6 km2)
  Land16.42 sq mi (42.5 km2)
  Water0.43 sq mi (1.1 km2)
Elevation
[3]
728 ft (222 m)
Population
 (2010)
  Total23,996
  Estimate 
(2018) [4]
23,342
  Density1,400/sq mi (550/km2)
Time zone UTC−6 (CST)
  Summer (DST) UTC−5 (CDT)
ZIP Code(s)
61131, 61132, 61111, 61130
Area code(s) 779/815
FIPS code 17-45031
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Website http://www.loves-park.il.us/

Loves Park is a city in Boone and Winnebago counties in the U.S. state of Illinois. The population was 23,996 at the 2010 census, up from 20,044 in 2000.

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Loves Park is part of the Rockford, Illinois, Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History

Malcolm Love, an industrialist in Rockford, Illinois, purchased 236 acres of land in this area in 1901 and set up a gathering place that came to be known as Love's Park. The city of Loves Park was incorporated in 1947. [5]

Geography

Loves Park is located at 42°19′34″N89°1′33″W / 42.32611°N 89.02583°W / 42.32611; -89.02583 (42.326227, -89.025739). [6]

According to the 2010 census, Loves Park has a total area of 16.446 square miles (42.59 km2), of which 16.03 square miles (41.52 km2) (or 97.47%) is land and 0.416 square miles (1.08 km2) (or 2.53%) is water. [7]

Demographics

Historical population
CensusPop.
1950 5,366
1960 9,08669.3%
1970 12,39036.4%
1980 13,1926.5%
1990 15,46217.2%
2000 20,04429.6%
2010 23,99619.7%
Est. 201823,342 [4] −2.7%
U.S. Decennial Census [8]

At the 2000 census there were 20,044 people, 8,144 households, and 5,399 families living in the city. The population density was 1,387.2 people per square mile (535.6/km²). There were 8,452 housing units at an average density of 584.9 per square mile (225.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 92.89% White, 2.33% African American, 0.21% Native American, 1.81% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.13% from other races, and 1.60% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.27%. [9]

Of the 8,144 households 33.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.6% were married couples living together, 10.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.7% were non-families; 27.3% of households were one person and 9.6% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.99.

The age distribution was 26.2% under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 33.7% from 25 to 44, 20.8% from 45 to 64, and 11.3% 65 or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females, there were 95.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.7 males.

The median household income was $45,238 and the median family income was $52,061. Males had a median income of $38,167 versus $25,771 for females. The per capita income for the city was $20,781. About 3.7% of families and 5.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.0% of those under age 18 and 3.5% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people

Robin Zander, lead singer of the rock band Cheap Trick.

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References

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  2. "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jun 29, 2017.
  3. "USGS detail on Newtown" . Retrieved 2007-10-21.
  4. 1 2 "Population and Housing Unit Estimates" . Retrieved July 28, 2019.
  5. History section from Loves Park website
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