El Paso (Illinois)
Location in Illinois
|State :||United States|
|Time zone :||Central ( UTC − 6 / −5 )|
|Residents :||2,810 (as of 2010)|
|Population density :||700.7 inhabitants per km 2|
|Area :||4.01 km 2 (approx. 2 mi 2 ) of
which 4.01 km 2 (approx. 2 mi 2 ) is land
|Height :||229 m|
|Postal code :||61738|
|Area code :||+1 309|
|GNIS ID :||407830|
|Mayor :||Ron Mool|
El Paso lies at 40 ° 44'21 "north latitude and 89 ° 00'59" west longitude and extends over 4.01 km². The place is distributed across the El Paso and Panola Townships in Woodford County and the Gridley Township in McLean County.
Neighboring towns to El Paso are Panola (6.3 km north), Gridley (12 km east), Kappa (8.9 km south) and Secor (11.1 km west). Major cities in the area are Bloomington (19 miles south) and Peoria (32 miles west).
Interstate 39 runs through the western districts of El Paso in a north-south direction . In the downtown area, US Highway 24, which runs in a west-east direction, intersects Illinois State State Route 251, which runs north to south . All other roads are unpaved roads or inner-city connecting roads.
A railway line of the Toledo, Peoria and Western Railway runs parallel to IL 251 . The El Paso Walking Trail now runs on the route of an earlier railway line from north to south .
According to the 2010 census , El Paso had 2,810 people in 734 households. The population density was 700.7 inhabitants per square kilometer. Statistically, 2.5 people lived in each of the 734 households.
The racial the population was composed of 97.0 percent white, 0.6 percent African American, 0.3 percent Native American, 0.7 percent Asian and 0.3 percent from other ethnic groups; 1.0 percent were descended from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race was 1.3 percent of the population, regardless of ethnicity.
24.8 percent of the population were under 18 years old, 59.3 percent were between 18 and 64 and 15.9 percent were 65 years or older. 51.7 percent of the population was female.
- Fulton John Sheen (1895–1979), Roman Catholic bishop