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Pingree Grove, IL

Pingree Grove, IL

Kane County, 42 miles W of the Loop. Settled by the Pingree family from New Hampshire in the 1830s, the town remains one of the smallest in Kane County, with a population of 124 in 2000. In the 1870s, the construction of the Chicago & Pacific railroad brought modest growth. At the end of the twentieth century the railroad no longer stopped in Pingree Grove, and the brick factory and dairy farm that once thrived there had long since shut down.

Pingree Grove, IL (inc. 1907)
Year Total
(and by category)
  Foreign Born Native with foreign parentage Males per 100 females
1930 125  
1960 173  
1990 138   4.3% 109
  150 White (108.7%)      
  4 Hispanic Origin* (2.9%)      
2000 124   0.0% 91
  123 White alone (99.2%)      
  1 Some other race alone (0.8%)      
  5 Hispanic or Latino* (4.0%)