is a village in Bureau County
, United States
. The population was 519 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Ottawa
–Streator Micropolitan Statistical Area
Neponset has one gas station that was built within the last decade. The residents are very pleased with this since they no longer need to go to the nearby town of Kewanee
for gas and items of convenience. It should be noted, however, that this is a major portion of the Business District. Also this is the headquarters for Martin Engineering, Lindbeck Auto Sales and Mike's Barbershop (Mike has been cutting hair for over sixty years and has never raised the price of his cuts which is $1.75).
Neponset is located at (41.297222, -89.790246).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.0 square miles (2.7 km²), all of it land.
As of the census
of 2000, there were 519 people, 200 households, and 146 families residing in the village. The population density
was 498.0 people per square mile (192.7/km²). There were 222 housing units at an average density of 213.0/sq mi (82.4/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 99.47% White
, 0.00% African American
, 0.63% Asian
, and 0.00% from two or more races. Hispanic
of any race were 0.00% of the population.
There were 200 households out of which 28.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.0% were married couples living together, 6.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.0% were non-families. 23.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.06.
In the village the population was spread out with 23.5% under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 26.2% from 25 to 44, 22.2% from 45 to 64, and 19.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 95.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.5 males.
The median income for a household in the village was $38,750, and the median income for a family was $45,000. Males had a median income of $30,139 versus $17,969 for females. The per capita income for the village was $19,846. About 8.6% of families and 11.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 28.8% of those under age 18 and 10.5% of those age 65 or over.