vermilion

vermilion

[ver-mil-yuhn]
vermilion, vivid red pigment of durable quality. It is a chemical compound of mercury and sulfur and is known as red sulfide of mercury; it was formerly obtained by grinding pure cinnabar but is now commonly prepared synthetically. Vermilion is a good pigment for protecting iron and steel and is therefore used in paints. It is commonly adulterated because of its high cost. Certain other materials are sometimes called vermilion; among them is imitation vermilion, prepared from a combination of red lead or basic lead chromate and certain other chemicals.
Vermilion is a village in Stratton Township, Edgar County, Illinois, United States. The population was 239 at the 2000 census.

Geography

Vermilion is located at (39.580343, -87.588492), about 3 miles west of the border with Indiana. A CSX railroad passes from northwest to southeast through the middle of the town on its route between Paris and Terre Haute, Indiana.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.8 square miles (2.0 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 239 people, 93 households, and 75 families residing in the village. The population density was 313.6 people per square mile (121.4/km²). There were 105 housing units at an average density of 137.8/sq mi (53.3/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 99.16% White, and 0.84% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.42% of the population.

There were 93 households out of which 35.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.1% were married couples living together, 20.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.3% were non-families. 16.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 2.84.

In the village the population was spread out with 23.4% under the age of 18, 8.8% from 18 to 24, 28.0% from 25 to 44, 28.5% from 45 to 64, and 11.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 92.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.7 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $33,750, and the median income for a family was $36,875. Males had a median income of $28,500 versus $16,146 for females. The per capita income for the village was $13,157. About 8.6% of families and 17.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.5% of those under the age of eighteen and 38.9% of those sixty five or over.

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