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Hoopeston
Vermilion County, Illinois

ZipCodes
60942

Motto
Sweetcorn Capital of the World



Page Contents for Hoopeston, Illinois

Statistics & Facts

Location

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Government

Chamber of Commerce.

Community events.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.

Libraries.

Schools.

Miscellany



Statistics & Facts

The Illinois state capital is Springfield.
The population of Hoopeston is approximately 5,602 2009, 5351 2010.
The approximate number of families is 2,520 2000, 2238 2010.
The amount of land area in Hoopeston is 5.961 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Hoopeston is 3.12 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Hoopeston to Washington DC is 594 miles.
The distance to the Illinois state capital is 118 miles. (as the crow flies)
Hoopeston is positioned 40.46 degrees north of the equator and 87.67 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Hoopeston elevation is 718 feet above sea level.
Hoopeston per capita income is $ 20,162 2008.
Hoopeston median income is $ 38,943 2008.
The Hoopeston median home price is $ 65,290 2008.

Location

in east-central Illionis near the northern border of Vermilion County. It is about 40 miles from Champaign. Other nearby communities include: Wellington, Rossville, Ambia, Milford, Henning, Alvin, Rankin and Potomac.

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History & History Related Items

Hoopeston was named for Thomas Hoopes, the man who gave the land for the crossing of the two railroads that would intersect the town. It was platted in 1871. Greer College was established here in 1890 by a gift of money and land by John Greer.

Here is a history and culture page for Hoopeston.
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The founding of Hoopeston

1871

The incorporation of Hoopeston

1874


Attractions

Sweetcorn Festival
Held on Labor Day Weekend each year for over 66 years. The Sweetheart Pageant is held during this Festival.

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Hoopeston City Government

City of Hoopeston
301 West Main Street
Hoopeston, IL 60942

Hoopeston Chamber

Hoopeston Chamber of Commerce 210 S Market ST
Hoopeston, IL 60942
Phone: 217 283-7873

Hoopeston Community Events

Third Saturday in June each year
Drivin the Dixie Days
Held to celebrate Illinois' first state highway. It was known as the Hubbard Trail, then state route 1 and then as the Dixie Highway. Communities along the highway band together to hold this vintage car tour each year. Labor Day Weekend each year
Sweetcorn Festival
Place: Throughout the Community of Hoopeston Illinois Sponsored by: Jaycees, Chamber of Commerce & multiple Service-oriented Organizations information: Held annually on Labor Day Weekend the National Sweet Corn Festival has become a tradition.
Many events are hosted throughout the community ranging from Parades, to tractor Pulls to the National SweetHeart Pageant, to corn eating contests, dances, and so much more!!!

Hoopeston Organizations

Hoopeston Chamber of Commerce 210 S Market ST
Hoopeston, IL 60942
Phone: 217 283-7873

Hoopeston Libraries

Hoopeston Public Library
110 North Fourth Street
Hoopeston, IL 60942
Phone: 217-283-6711

Hoopeston Schools

Hoopeston Area Community School District #11
615 East Orange Street
Hoopeston, IL 60942
Phone: 217 283-6668 Hoopeston

Miscellany

The population of Hoopeston was:
1990 - 5,871
2000 - 5,965
2009 - 5,602

The number of Housing Units was:
1990 - 2,550
2000 - 2,520

Population Density:
2000 - 1,913.8 persons per square mile

Median Age:
2000 - 39.8 years


Median household income:
2000 - $ 31,947 2008 - $ 38,943

Per capita income:
2000 - $ 15,055
2008 - $ 20,162

Median House Value:
2000 - $ 48,700
2008 - $ 65,290

Hoopeston is located in the Central Time Zone and does participate in Daylight Savings Time during a portion of the year.


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