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Pawnee, Illinois
Location of Pawnee in Sangamon County, Illinois.
Location of Pawnee in Sangamon County, Illinois.
Location of Illinois in the United States
Location of Illinois in the United States
Coordinates: 39°35?31?N 89°34?55?W / 39.59194°N 89.58194°W / 39.59194; -89.58194Coordinates: 39°35?31?N 89°34?55?W / 39.59194°N 89.58194°W / 39.59194; -89.58194
CountryUnited States
 o Total1.26 sq mi (3.26 km2)
 o Land1.26 sq mi (3.26 km2)
 o Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
603 ft (184 m)
 o Total2,739
 o Estimate 
 o Density2,135.61/sq mi (824.83/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 o Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP Code(s)
Area code(s)217
FIPS code17-58174
Wikimedia CommonsPawnee, Illinois

Pawnee is a village in Sangamon County, Illinois, United States. The population was 2,647 at the 2000 census, and 2,550 at a 2009 estimate. It is part of the Springfield, Illinois Metropolitan Statistical Area.


The community is named after the Pawnee Tribe.[3]


Pawnee is located at 39°35?31?N 89°34?55?W / 39.59194°N 89.58194°W / 39.59194; -89.58194 (39.592050, -89.582012).[4]

According to the 2010 census, Pawnee has a total area of 1.26 square miles (3.26 km2), all land.[5]


As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 2,647 people, 1,028 households, and 747 families residing in the village. The population density was 2,221.0 people per square mile (858.8/km²). There were 1,086 housing units at an average density of 911.2 per square mile (352.4/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 98.83% White, 0.15% African American, 0.11% Native American, 0.19% Asian, 0.04% from other races, and 0.68% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.30% of the population.

There were 1,028 households out of which 40.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.0% were married couples living together, 10.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.3% were non-families. 23.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.06.

In the village, the population was spread out with 28.1% under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 31.8% from 25 to 44, 21.7% from 45 to 64, and 11.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females, there were 92.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.6 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $50,787, and the median income for a family was $54,736. Males had a median income of $37,171 versus $26,304 for females. The per capita income for the village was $21,599. About 5.9% of families and 6.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.6% of those under age 18 and 8.5% of those age 65 or over.

In popular culture

Pawnee is loosely represented in the video game Watch Dogs, though the geographic position is quite different. Due to contiguous map size constraints in the open-world game, Pawnee is shown to be relatively close to Chicago; however, it is actually located nearer to the center of Illinois, far from Chicago.


  1. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved 2017.
  3. ^ Swanton, John Reed (1952). The Indian Tribes of North America. US Government Printing Office. p. 290. ISBN 978-0-8063-1730-4.
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved .
  5. ^ "G001 - Geographic Identifiers - 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved .
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Archived from the original on April 26, 2015. Retrieved 2015.
  7. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved .

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