|• Village President||Rob Murphy|
|• Total||2.06 sq mi (5.34 km2)|
|• Land||2.06 sq mi (5.34 km2)|
|• Water||0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)|
|• Density||1,748.67/sq mi (675.07/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (CST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
Tolono is a village in Tolono Township, Champaign County, Illinois, United States. The population was 3,604 at the 2020 census. Its name was fabricated by J.B. Calhoun, land commission of the Illinois Central Railroad, who wrote about it simply: "[I] placed the vowel o three times, thus o-o-o, and filling in with the consonants t-l-n."
Tolono is located at (39.986046, -88.259727). According to the history of Champaign County: A surveyor for the Illinois Central who was looking for a division headquarters, surveyed the Tolono area and wrote on a map 'too low, No.' and that became the name of the town established there. Tolono at one time had two or three companies making tile used to drain the land around the town, resulting in swamps on the east side of the town both on the north and south side of the Wabash Railroad.
According to the 2021 census gazetteer files, Tolono has a total area of 2.06 square miles (5.34 km2),all land.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the 2020 census 1,748.67 inhabitants per square mile (675.17/km2). There were 1,458 housing units at an average density of 707.42 per square mile (273.14/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 91.12% White, 1.11% African American, 0.47% Native American, 0.42% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 1.14% from other races, and 5.72% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.61% of the population.there were 3,604 people, 1,150 households, and 789 families residing in the village. The population density was
There were 1,150 households, out of which 40.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.57% were married couples living together, 18.09% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.39% were non-families. 26.96% of all households were made up of individuals, and 6.52% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.34 and the average family size was 2.66.
The village's age distribution consisted of 26.1% under the age of 18, 12.6% from 18 to 24, 27.6% from 25 to 44, 27% from 45 to 64, and 6.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34.6 years. For every 100 females, there were 75.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 70.5 males.
The median income for a household in the village was $62,788, and the median income for a family was $92,452. Males had a median income of $55,521 versus $31,643 for females. The per capita income for the village was $26,693. About 10.5% of families and 13.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.4% of those under age 18 and 30.4% of those age 65 or over.
Founded in the early 19th century as a result of the land-grant Illinois Central Railroad's expansion southward, Tolono was initially home to many railroad employees. Many streets bear the names of the IC's administrative staff. The original homes in the community were small and narrow filling half lots adjacent to the railroad tracks. With the intersection of an east-west railway, Tolono became a featured stop for early rail passengers. The peak of the railroad's passenger influence in Tolono occurred when Tolono became the last stop in Illinois for Abraham Lincoln as he bid farewell to his home state in a speech given from the back of his coach.
In 1959, Tolono became home to the first Monical's Pizza restaurant. Although the original location does not bear the Monical's name any longer, the buildings still stand and another Monical's Pizza is operated less than a block away. Members of the entrepreneurial Monical family still reside in the village today.
After shooting in several locations in Tolono in 2006, Mark Roberts, a Tolono native, wrapped production on his feature-length movie "Welcome To Tolono". The film was highlighted on the 2007 film festival circuit. Welcome To Tolono focuses on an Alcoholics Anonymous group that meets in the basement of a Tolono church.
Community Unit School District # 7 or Unit Seven Schools is a district that services preschool through twelfth grade in the greater Tolono area. 173 square miles (450 km2) covering the communities of Tolono, Philo, Sidney, Sadorus, and Pesotum. In August 2002, there were three new schools, Unity East Elementary (approximately 300 students from Sidney and Philo), Unity West Elementary (approximately 400 students from Pesotum, Sadorus, and Tolono), and Unity Junior High (approximately 200 students district-wide) featuring the Rocket Center gymnasium. Along with the existing High School, there are now four schools instead of seven. The district is located in a rural agricultural setting 10 miles (16 km) south of Champaign-Urbana, minutes from both Parkland College and the University of Illinois.The school district covers
Champaign County is a county in the U.S. state of Illinois. As of the 2020 Census, its population was 205,865, making it the 10th-most populous county in Illinois. Its county seat is Urbana.
Allerton is a village in Sidell Township, Vermilion County, Illinois, United States. A small portion of the village extends into Champaign County. The population was 262 at the 2020 census.
Foosland is a village in Champaign County, Illinois, United States. The population was 75 at the 2020 census. The village is named after William Foos, who owned 3,500 acres in the area in the 1840s.
Ivesdale is a village in Champaign County, Illinois, United States; a very small portion of the village extends into Piatt County, Illinois. The population was 265 at the 2020 census.
Longview is a village in Champaign County, Illinois, United States. The population was 112 at the 2020 census.
Ludlow is a village in Champaign County, Illinois, United States. The population was 308 at the 2020 census.
Mahomet is a village in Champaign County, Illinois, United States. The population was 9,434 at the 2020 census. Mahomet is located approximately 10 miles northwest of Champaign at the junction of Interstate 74 and IL 47.
Pesotum is a village in Champaign County, Illinois, United States. The population was 551 at the 2010 census.
Philo is a village about nine miles south of Urbana in Champaign County, Illinois, United States. The population was 1,392 at the 2020 census.
Sadorus is a village in Champaign County, Illinois, United States. The population was 402 at the 2020 census. Sadorus was the first town founded in Champaign County.
Savoy is a village in Champaign County, Illinois, United States. The population was 8,857 at the 2020 census.
The Village of St. Joseph was founded on 28 April 1881 and is located in St. Joseph Township, Champaign County, Illinois, United States. The population was 3,810 at the 2020 census, down from 3,967 at the 2010 census.
Humboldt is a village in Coles County, Illinois, United States. At the 2020 census, its population was 361. It is part of the Charleston-Mattoon Micropolitan Statistical Area.
Gibson City is a city in Ford County, Illinois, United States. The population was 3,407 at the 2010 census.
Forsyth is a village in Macon County, Illinois, United States. Its population was 3,734 at the 2020 census, up from 3,490 in 2010. It is included in the Decatur, Illinois Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Buckland is a village in Auglaize County, Ohio, United States. The population was 233 at the 2020 census. It is included in the Wapakoneta, Ohio Micropolitan Statistical Area. The village is served by the Wapakoneta City School District.
Pesotum Township is a township in Champaign County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2020 census, its population was 882 and it contained 378 housing units.
Tolono Township is a township in Champaign County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2020 census, its population was 6,298 and it contained 2,723 housing units.
Urbana Township is a township in Champaign County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2020 census, its population was 7,556 and it contained 3,463 housing units.
Unity High School is a public high school located in the village of Tolono in Champaign County, Illinois, United States. In 2007, 467 students attended the grade 9-12 school. It is the only high school in Community Unit School District (CUSD) Seven. Unity Junior High School, Unity West Elementary, and Unity East Elementary feed into UHS. The school serves the towns and villages of Tolono, Philo, Sidney, Sadorus, and Pesotum, as well as 173 square miles (450 km2) of rural farmland. 10 miles (16 km) south of the Champaign-Urbana urban area, the school is over 95% Caucasian, as is typical for the rural region.