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Dana, Illinois

Country United States
State Illinois
County LaSalle
Township Groveland
Elevation 673 ft (205 m)
Area 0.22 sq mi (1 km2)
 - land 0.22 sq mi (1 km2)
 - water 0.00 sq mi (0 km2)
Population 159 (2010)
Density 778.4 / sq mi (301 / km2)
Timezone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Postal code 61321
Area code 815
Location of Dana within Illinois
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Dana is a village in LaSalle County, Illinois, Illinois, United States. As of the 2010 census, the village had a total population of 159, down from 171 in 2000. It is part of the Ottawa-Streator Micropolitan Statistical Area, as well as a part of the geographic region known as Streatorland.


  • History 1
  • Geography 2
  • Demographics 3
  • References 4


Dana was named for a railroad official.[2]


Dana is located at (40.9564860, -88.9500470).[1]

According to the 2010 census, the village has a total area of 0.22 square miles (0.57 km2), all land.[3] It was also the hometown of 1930s actress/model Ione Smith.


As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 171 people, 58 households, and 44 families residing in the village. The population density was 778.4 people per square mile (300.1/km²). There were 65 housing units at an average density of 295.9 per square mile (114.1/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 99.42% White and 0.58% Asian. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.51% of the population.

There were 58 households out of which 48.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.8% were married couples living together, 6.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.1% were non-families. 19.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.95 and the average family size was 3.36.

In the village the population was spread out with 35.1% under the age of 18, 5.8% from 18 to 24, 33.9% from 25 to 44, 15.2% from 45 to 64, and 9.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 96.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.8 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $35,000, and the median income for a family was $35,625. Males had a median income of $37,708 versus $18,333 for females. The per capita income for the village was $13,349. About 23.9% of families and 26.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 28.6% of those under the age of 18 and 29.0% of those 65 and older.


  1. ^ a b "Village of Dana".  
  2. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 99. 
  3. ^ "Places: Illinois". 2010 Census Gazetteer Files.  
  4. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  6. ^ "American FactFinder".  
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