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Virgil, IL

Virgil, IL

Kane County, 47 miles W of the Loop. Nineteenth-century settlers traveled the Oregon and St. Charles Road to Virgil. Residents of Virgil in the early twentieth century witnessed the town at its peak with a general store, bank, and creamery. Later, many of these business sites near Route 64 were dormant. As part of the townspeople's resistance to change, they succeeded in blocking a planned landfill by incorporating in 1990, with a population of 319.

Virgil, IL (inc. 1990)
Year Total
(and by category)
  Foreign Born Native with foreign parentage Males per 100 females
1990 319  
2000 266   0.0% 99
  259 White alone (97.4%)      
  3 Black or African American alone (1.1%)      
  1 Asian alone (0.4%)      
  1 Some other race alone (0.4%)      
  2 Two or more races (0.8%)      
  5 Hispanic or Latino* (1.9%)