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Arthur is a village located in Douglas and Moultrie (Arthur's primary street, Vine Street is the county line) Counties, Illinois . As of the 2000 census, the village had a total population of 2,203. Arthur is also the home of the largest and oldest Amish Community (founded in the 1860's) in Illinois.
Arthur is located at 39°42'55" North, 88°28'12" West (39.715323, -88.470071).
As of the census2 of 2000, there are 2,203 people, 915 households, and 619 families residing in the village. The population density is 664.5/km² (1,726.7/mi²). There are 951 housing units at an average density of 286.9/km² (745.4/mi²). The racial makeup of the village is 99.64% White, 0.05% African American, 0.18% Native American, 0.05% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.00% from other races, and 0.09% from two or more races. 0.27% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 915 households out of which 28.7% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.6% are married couples living together, 7.9% have a female householder with no husband present, and 32.3% are non-families. 30.4% of all households are made up of individuals and 16.3% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.34 and the average family size is 2.90.
In the village the population is spread out with 23.3% under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 24.2% from 25 to 44, 23.2% from 45 to 64, and 21.3% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 41 years. For every 100 females there are 86.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 82.1 males.
The median income for a household in the village is $37,438, and the median income for a family is $47,827. Males have a median income of $32,358 versus $20,948 for females. The per capita income for the village is $19,683. 6.0% of the population and 4.6% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 9.8% of those under the age of 18 and 4.4% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
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