Henning, Illinois

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Henning post office
Henning post office
Location of Henning in Vermilion County, Illinois.
Location of Henning in Vermilion County, Illinois.
Henning is located in Vermilion County, Illinois
Henning's location in Vermilion County
Coordinates: 40°18′18″N 87°42′03″W / 40.30500°N 87.70083°W / 40.30500; -87.70083Coordinates: 40°18′18″N 87°42′03″W / 40.30500°N 87.70083°W / 40.30500; -87.70083
Country United States
State Illinois
TownshipSouth Ross
 • Total1.52 sq mi (3.95 km2)
 • Land1.52 sq mi (3.95 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
686 ft (209 m)
 • Total210
 • Density137.80/sq mi (53.19/km2)
ZIP code
Area code(s)217
FIPS code17-34137

Henning is a village in South Ross Township, Vermilion County, Illinois, United States. It is part of the Danville, Illinois Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 241 at the 2000 census.


When the Havana, Rantoul and Eastern Railroad (which became the Illinois Central Railroad) came through the area in 1879, John Putnam purchased 10 acres (40,000 m2) of land from the railroad and a town was later established there. The town's name was the maiden name of one of the residents. The train station there also functioned as a post office and general store. A grain elevator was constructed in 1891, but burned in 1894 and was not rebuilt. The town was incorporated in 1903; at that time, the first mayor, Charles Mason, decided to improve the streets which had been "paved" with gold.[2]

Signs at the south edge of town


According to the 2010 census, Henning has a total area of 1.52 square miles (3.94 km2), all land.[3]


Historical population
Census Pop.
* U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 241 people, 95 households, and 62 families residing in the village. The population density was 158.1 people per square mile (61.2/km2). There were 106 housing units at an average density of 69.6 per square mile (26.9/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 100.00% White.

There were 95 households, out of which 30.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.7% were married couples living together, 9.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.7% were non-families. 22.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 3.08.

In the village, the population was spread out, with 28.2% under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 30.7% from 25 to 44, 24.9% from 45 to 64, and 8.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females, there were 99.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.6 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $40,250, and the median income for a family was $45,972. Males had a median income of $34,583 versus $17,167 for females. The per capita income for the village was $18,974. About 2.8% of families and 4.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.8% of those under the age of eighteen and 7.1% of those 65 or over.


  1. ^ "2020 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved March 15, 2022.
  2. ^ Stapp, Katherine; Bowman, W I (1968). History Under Our Feet: The Story of Vermilion County, Illinois. Danville, Illinois: Interstate Printers and Publishers, Inc. p. 49. OCLC 2721177.
  3. ^ "G001 - Geographic Identifiers - 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2020-02-13. Retrieved 2015-08-03.
  4. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.