Monee, Illinois

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Monee
Will County Illinois Incorporated and Unincorporated areas Monee Highlighted.svg
Location of Monee in Will County, Illinois.
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Location of Illinois in the United States
Coordinates: 41°25′8″N87°44′45″W / 41.41889°N 87.74583°W / 41.41889; -87.74583 Coordinates: 41°25′8″N87°44′45″W / 41.41889°N 87.74583°W / 41.41889; -87.74583
CountryUnited States
StateIllinois
County Will
Township Monee
Area
[1]
  Total4.47 sq mi (11.59 km2)
  Land4.47 sq mi (11.59 km2)
  Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Population
 (2020)
  Total5,128
  Density1,146.43/sq mi (442.64/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
  Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP Code(s)
60449
Area code 708
FIPS code 17-49945
Wikimedia CommonsMonee, Illinois
Website villageofmonee.org

Monee is a village in Will County, Illinois, United States, a suburb of Chicago. The population was 5,128 at the 2020 census. [2]

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Transportation

Plans for a new Metra station on 2nd Avenue are undergoing studies. In 2016, the River Valley Metro Mass Transit District will begin making stops here as well as in nearby Peotone. A proposed Pace bus route will run from the University Park Metra station to the new station.

History

The town's name is a corruption of Mary, there being no "R" sound in the Pottawatamie language. [3] "Mary" was the name of a trader's wife. [4]

Geography

According to the 2020 census, Monee has a total area of 4.47 square miles (11.58 km2), all land. [5]

Demographics

Historical population
CensusPop.
1870 598
1880 503−15.9%
1890 445−11.5%
1900 4623.8%
1910 411−11.0%
1920 395−3.9%
1930 383−3.0%
1940 42711.5%
1950 55429.7%
1960 64616.6%
1970 94045.5%
1980 9935.6%
1990 1,0445.1%
2000 2,924180.1%
2010 5,14876.1%
2020 5,128−0.4%
U.S. Decennial Census [6]

As of the census [7] of 2000, there were 2,939 people, 1,204 households, and 872 families residing in the village. The population density was 243.3 inhabitants per square mile (93.9/km2). There were 21,271 housing units at an average density of 410.0 per square mile (158.3/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 93.88% White, 2.12% African American, 0.07% Native American, 0.44% Asian, 1.88% from other races, and 1.61% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.04% of the population.

There were 1,204 households, out of which 26.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.4% were married couples living together, 6.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.5% were non-families. 21.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 2.83.

In the village, the population was spread out, with 21.5% under the age of 18, 6.2% from 18 to 24, 34.6% from 25 to 44, 22.1% from 45 to 64, and 15.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 101.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.7 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $58,625, and the median income for a family was $64,960. Males had a median income of $46,604 versus $33,750 for females. The per capita income for the village was $27,687. About 2.7% of families and 3.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.9% of those under age 18 and 4.7% of those age 65 or over.

Education

The village of Monee falls within the Crete-Monee Community Unit School District 201-U of Will County, which serves the neighboring villages of Crete, University Park, and portions of Park Forest. The village is home to Monee Elementary which serves kindergarten through fifth grade. Also located in Monee is Monee Education Center, which provides the district's alternative learning programs.

Students living in Monee attend the Crete-Monee Middle School from sixth to eighth grade before continuing to Crete-Monee High School for ninth through twelfth grades. Students may also apply for attendance at the Coretta Scott King Magnet School in University Park, which also serves kindergarten through fifth grade for selected families from throughout the district.

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