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Swansea, Illinois

Swansea is a village located in St. Clair County, Illinois. As of the 2000 census, the village had a total population of 10,579.


\nSwansea is located at 38°32'30" North, 89°59'14" West (38.541750, -89.987353)
1. According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 13.2 km² (5.1 mi²). 13.1 km² (5.1 mi²) of it is land and 0.1 km² (0.04 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.39% water.


\nAs of the
census of 2000, there are 10,579 people, 3,937 households, and 2,799 families residing in the village. The population density is 805.6/km² (2,085.6/mi²). There are 4,110 housing units at an average density of 313.0/km² (810.2/mi²). The racial makeup of the village is 88.03% White, 8.59% African American, 0.24% Native American, 1.61% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 0.33% from other races, and 1.12% from two or more races. 1.54% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. There are 3,937 households out of which 37.3% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.6% are married couples living together, 10.3% have a female householder with no husband present, and 28.9% are non-families. 24.4% of all households are made up of individuals and 10.1% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.59 and the average family size is 3.11. In the village the population is spread out with 26.6% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 29.6% from 25 to 44, 21.5% from 45 to 64, and 14.9% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 38 years. For every 100 females there are 90.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 87.1 males. The median income for a household in the village is $49,851, and the median income for a family is $58,032. Males have a median income of $40,747 versus $29,911 for females. The per capita income for the village is $25,634. 6.7% of the population and 4.9% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 8.5% are under the age of 18 and 1.5% are 65 or older.