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Statistics & Facts

The Illinois state capital is Springfield.
The population of Monmouth is approximately 9,151 (2006), 9444 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 3,986 (2000) , 3486 (2010).
The amount of land area in Monmouth is 9.718 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Monmouth is 4.03 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Monmouth to Washington DC is 760 miles.
The distance to the Illinois state capital is 95 miles. (as the crow flies)
Monmouth is positioned 40.91 degrees north of the equator and 90.64 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Monmouth elevation is 770 feet above sea level.
Monmouth per capita income is $ 15,839 (2000).
Monmouth median income is $ 35,300 (2005).
The Monmouth median home price is $ 56,800 (2005).


in western Illinois about 60 miles from Davenport, Iowa and about 213 miles from Chicago. Other nearby communities include Kirkwood, Little York, Alexis, Roseville, Biggsville, Media, North Henderson and Seaton.
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History & History Related Items

The naming of Monmouth has an interesting story. The early settlers, mostly friends of founder John Talbot and his cousin, Allen Andrews, came here in 1928. When the new community needed a name, three choices were placed in a hat. The first one drawn was Kosciusko which all agreed was too hard to spell so it was rejected. Among the two remaining names, Isabella and Monmouth, Monmouth was chosen and thus the town was named.

Here is a good history links page for Monmouth.
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Prime Beef Festival
Held each year in September for over 49 years.
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Monmouth City Government

Monmouth City Hall
100 East Broadway
Monmouth, IL 61462
Phone: 309-734-2141

Monmouth is the County seat of Warren County.

Monmouth Historical Events

The local high school basketball team was fast and would zip up and down the court. A local sports writer nicknamed them the Zippers and the name stuck. The school used the nickname until 2004-05 when it merged with Roseville and the new Monmouth-Roseville High School changed the nicknamed to the Titans.
Birthplace of Wyatt Earp
The home is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places
See pictures and information about Earp at this page

Monmouth Chamber

Monmouth Area Chamber Of Commerce
90 Public Square
Monmouth, IL 61462
Phone: 309-734-3181

Monmouth Organizations

Monmouth Area Chamber Of Commerce
90 Public Square
Monmouth, IL 61462
Phone: 309-734-3181

Monmouth Libraries

Warren County Public Library
62 Public Square
Monmouth, IL 61462-1756
Phone: 309-734-3166

Monmouth Schools

Monmouth Roseville Public School District 238
401 E. 2nd Street
Monmouth, IL 61462
Phone: 309-734-4712 (Superintendent)

Immaculate Conception Catholic School
115 N B St
Monmouth, IL 61462
Phone: 309-734-6037

Yorkwood Cu School District 225
2140 State Highway 135
Monmouth, IL 61462-8905
Phone: 309-734-8514


Monmouth College
700 E Broadway
Monmouth IL 61462-1963
Phone: 309-457-2311 Monmouth


The population of Monmouth was:
1990 - 9,489
2000 - 9,841
2006 - 9,151

The number of housing units was:
1990 - 4,097
2000 - 3,986

Median age:
2000 - 33.8 years

Median household income:
2000 - $ 33,641
2005 - $ 35,300

Median house value:
2000 - $ 52,900
2005 - $ 56,800

Monmouth is located in the Central Time Zone and does participate in daylight savings time during a portion of the year.

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