Gays, IL Population

By | January 12, 2021

Population: 259. Estimated population in 2021: 267 (+3.1% change)
Males: 137 (52.9%), Females: 122 (47.1%)

Moultrie County

Zip code: 61928

Median resident age: 33.7 years
Median household income: $42,500
Median house value: $55,000

Races in Gays:

  • White Non-Hispanic (98.5%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander (1.5%)

Ancestries: United States (22.0%), German (14.3%), English (5.0%), Irish (4.6%), French (2.7%), Slovak (1.5%).

Elevation: 755 feet

Land area: 0.4 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Gays

  • High school or higher: 92.4%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 12.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.1%
  • Unemployed: 5.0%
  • Mean travel time to work: 21.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Gays village

  • Never married: 17.4%
  • Now married: 71.6%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 1.1%
  • Divorced: 8.9%

0.4% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +22 (+9.3%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Gays:

  • SARAH BUSH LINCOLN HEALTH CENTER (about 9 miles; MATTOON, IL)
  • SHELBY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 22 miles; SHELBYVILLE, IL)
  • ST ANTHONYS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 24 miles; EFFINGHAM, IL)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Gays:

  • COLES COUNTY MEMORIAL (about 16 miles; MATTOON/CHARLESTON, IL; Abbreviation: MTO)
  • DECATUR (about 36 miles; DECATUR, IL; Abbreviation: DEC)
  • UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS-WILLARD (about 43 miles; CHAMPAIGN/URBANA, IL; Abbreviation: CMI)
Other public-use airports nearest to Gays:

  • SHELBY COUNTY (about 24 miles; SHELBYVILLE, IL; Abbreviation: 2H0)
  • TUSCOLA (about 26 miles; TUSCOLA, IL; Abbreviation: K96)
  • EFFINGHAM COUNTY MEMORIAL (about 28 miles; EFFINGHAM, IL; Abbreviation: 1H2)
Amtrak station near Gays:

  • 9 miles: MATTOON (1718 BROADWAY). Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Gays:

  • LAKE LAND COLLEGE (about 9 miles; MATTOON, IL; Full-time enrollment: 3,666)
  • EASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY (about 23 miles; CHARLESTON, IL; Full-time enrollment: 9,582)
  • MILLIKIN UNIVERSITY (about 44 miles; DECATUR, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,274)
  • PARKLAND COLLEGE (about 48 miles; CHAMPAIGN, IL; Full-time enrollment: 5,186)
  • UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT URBANA-CHAMPAIGN (about 49 miles; Champaign, IL; Full-time enrollment: 36,284)
  • INDIANA STATE UNIVERSITY (about 76 miles; TERRE HAUTE, IN; Full-time enrollment: 9,597)
  • IVY TECH STATE COLLEGE-WABASH VALLEY (about 77 miles; TERRE HAUTE, IN; Full-time enrollment: 2,099)
Private high school in Gays:

  • HERITAGE BAPTIST ACADEMY (Students: 47; Location: 717 FRONT STREET; Grades: KG – 12)

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