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James W. Loewen (1942-2021)

We mourn the loss of our friend and colleague and remain committed to the work he began.

Jasper County

Illinois

Basic Information

Type of Place
County
Metro Area
Politics c. 1860?
Unions, Organized Labor?

Sundown Town Status

Confirmed Sundown Town?
Probable
Was there an ordinance?
Don't Know
Sign?
Don’t Know
Year of Greatest Interest
Still Sundown?
Probably Not, Although Still Very Few Black People

Census Information

The available census data from 1860 to the present
Total White Black Asian Native Hispanic Other BHshld
1860
1870 23
1880 48
1890 18188 18084 104
1900 20160 20076 84
1910 18157 18086 69
1920 16064 16138 26
1930 12809 22
1940 15
1950 5
1960 5
1970 10741 10731 0
1980
1990
2000 10117 10031 8 1
2010 9689 9564 11
2020

Method of Exclusion

  • Reputation

Main Ethnic Group(s)

Group(s) Excluded

  • Black

Comments

“When it comes to African Americans, there was a great deal of outspoken racism even though there was no one there on the receiving end of the hate. My father, raised in Jasper County in the 1930s and 40s, told me that before his time there had been an Af