Robinson, Illinois
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Robinson, Illinois
Robinson, Illinois
Robinson Post Office
Robinson Post Office
Location of Robinson in Crawford County, Illinois
Location of Robinson in Crawford County, Illinois
Location of Illinois in the United States
Location of Illinois in the United States
Coordinates: 39°0?22?N 87°44?20?W / 39.00611°N 87.73889°W / 39.00611; -87.73889Coordinates: 39°0?22?N 87°44?20?W / 39.00611°N 87.73889°W / 39.00611; -87.73889
CountryUnited States
 o Total4.80 sq mi (12.43 km2)
 o Land4.74 sq mi (12.27 km2)
 o Water0.06 sq mi (0.16 km2)
 o Total7,713
 o Estimate 
 o Density1,603.89/sq mi (619.25/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 o Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP Code(s)
Area code(s)618
FIPS code17-64707
Wikimedia CommonsRobinson, Illinois

Robinson is a city in Crawford County, Illinois, United States. The population was 7,713 at the 2010 census,[3] up from 6,822 in 2000. It is the county seat of Crawford County.[4]


Robinson is in the center of Crawford County at 39°0?22?N 87°44?20?W / 39.00611°N 87.73889°W / 39.00611; -87.73889.[5]Illinois Route 33 passes through the center of the city as Main Street, leading east 7 miles (11 km) to Palestine near the Indiana border and west 24 miles (39 km) to Newton.

According to the 2010 census, Robinson has a total area of 4.803 square miles (12.44 km2), of which 4.74 square miles (12.28 km2) (or 98.69%) is land and 0.063 square miles (0.16 km2) (or 1.31%) is water.[6]


At the 2000 census,[8] there were 6,822 people, 2,927 households and 1,835 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,881.9 per square mile (725.6/km²). There were 3,376 housing units at an average density of 931.3 per square mile (359.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 95.98% White, 1.16% African American, 0.41% Native American, 0.63% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.66% from other races, and 1.14% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.73% of the population.

There were 2,927 households of which 29.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.1% were married couples living together, 11.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.3% were non-families. 32.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.27 and the average family size was 2.87.

24.3% of the population were under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 25.9% from 25 to 44, 20.8% from 45 to 64, and 20.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 88.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.0 males.

The median household income was $30,153 and the median family income was $38,974. Males had a median income of $31,890 versus $21,338 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,637. About 8.2% of families and 11.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.4% of those under age 18 and 8.9% of those age 65 or over.

Major employers in the town include a refinery owned by Marathon Petroleum Company[9] and a chocolate factory for the Heath bar, first made in 1914,[10] now distributed by The Hershey Company.

Notable people


  • Robinson Daily News[17]


The following schools are operated by Robinson Community Unit School District 2:

  • Robinson High School - grades 9-12
  • Nuttall Middle School - grades 6-8
  • Lincoln Grade School - grades 3-5
  • Washington Elementary School - grades PreK-2


  1. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved 2019.
  3. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Robinson city, Illinois". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on 14 February 2020. Retrieved 2018.
  4. ^ "NACo County Explorer". National Association of Counties. Retrieved .
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved .
  6. ^ "G001 - Geographic Identifiers - 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2020-02-13. Retrieved .
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved 2015.
  8. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved .
  9. ^ "Robinson, Illinois". Marathon Petroleum Corporation. Archived from the original on 2011-09-28. Retrieved .
  10. ^ Whitbeck, Faye (7 February 2008). "'A Chocolate Affair' staged at Backus". Retrieved 2018.
  11. ^ "Robert Brubaker". IMDB. Retrieved .
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  13. ^ "CROWLEY, Joseph Burns". United States Congress. Retrieved .
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  15. ^ "Meyers Leonard Profile". Archived from the original on 2013-07-28. Retrieved .
  16. ^ Heise, Kenan (31 October 1990). "Frankie Masters, 86, Directed Big Bands In Chicago Hotels". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 2018. After graduating from high school in Robinson, in southeastern Illinois...
  17. ^ "Robinson Daily News". Retrieved 2010.

In Literature

The fictional town of Parkman, Indiana, the setting of James Jones's novel "Some Came Running", is modeled on Robinson, Jones's hometown.

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