Dongola, IL Population

By | January 12, 2021

Population: 806. Estimated population in 2021: 803 (-0.4% change)
Males: 377 (46.8%), Females: 429 (53.2%)

Union County

Zip code: 62926

Median resident age: 34.8 years
Median household income: $24,539
Median house value: $39,900

Races in Dongola:

  • White Non-Hispanic (95.8%)
  • American Indian (3.1%)
  • Two or more races (2.7%)

Ancestries: German (18.0%), United States (10.8%), English (10.4%), Irish (9.8%), French (3.6%), Dutch (3.3%).

Elevation: 400 feet

Land area: 1.1 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Dongola

  • High school or higher: 72.3%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 8.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.5%
  • Unemployed: 9.0%
  • Mean travel time to work: 27.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Dongola village

  • Never married: 24.1%
  • Now married: 52.8%
  • Separated: 2.4%
  • Widowed: 8.7%
  • Divorced: 12.1%

0.2% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +74 (+10.1%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Dongola:

  • CHOATE MENTAL HEALTH & DEVELOPMENT CTR (about 8 miles; ANNA, IL)
  • UNION COUNTY HOSPITAL (about 8 miles; ANNA, IL)
  • MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 24 miles; CARBONDALE, IL)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Dongola:

  • SOUTHERN ILLINOIS (about 29 miles; CARBONDALE/MURPHYSBORO, IL; Abbreviation: MDH)
  • WILLIAMSON COUNTY REGIONAL (about 30 miles; MARION, IL; Abbreviation: MWA)
  • CAPE GIRARDEAU REGIONAL (about 30 miles; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Abbreviation: CGI)
Other public-use airports nearest to Dongola:

  • CAIRO RGNL (about 22 miles; CAIRO, IL; Abbreviation: CIR)
  • METROPOLIS MUNI (about 32 miles; METROPOLIS, IL; Abbreviation: M30)
  • BARKLEY REGIONAL (about 35 miles; PADUCAH, KY; Abbreviation: PAH)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Dongola:

  • SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY-CARBONDALE (about 24 miles; CARBONDALE, IL; Full-time enrollment: 19,742)
  • SOUTHEAST MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY (about 28 miles; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Full-time enrollment: 7,227)
  • JOHN A LOGAN COLLEGE (about 29 miles; CARTERVILLE, IL; Full-time enrollment: 4,255)
  • MURRAY STATE UNIVERSITY (about 80 miles; MURRAY, KY; Full-time enrollment: 7,676)
  • THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE-MARTIN (about 80 miles; MARTIN, TN; Full-time enrollment: 5,131)
  • SOUTHWESTERN ILLINOIS COLLEGE (about 97 miles; BELLEVILLE, IL; Full-time enrollment: 7,333)
  • SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY-EDWARDSVILLE (about 109 miles; EDWARDSVILLE, IL; Full-time enrollment: 10,038)
Public high school in Dongola:

  • DONGOLA HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 92; Location: R R 1 BOX 190; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Dongola:

  • DONGOLA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 203; Location: R R 1 BOX 190; Grades: PK – 06)
  • DONGOLA JR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 50; Location: R R 1 BOX 190; Grades: 07 – 08)

Libraries

Library in Dongola:

  • DONGOLA P.L.D. (Operating income: $36,049; Location: 114 NE FRONT ST; 9,570 books; 127 audio materials; 343 video materials; 11 serial subscriptions)

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