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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.

Maroa

Illinois

Basic Information

Type of Place
Independent City or Town
Metro Area
Politics c. 1860?
Unions, Organized Labor?

Sundown Town Status

Confirmed Sundown Town?
Surely
Was there an ordinance?
Yes, Strong Oral Tradition
Sign?
Yes, Strong Oral Tradition
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
1880
1890 1164
1900 1213
1910 1160
1920
1930 1154 0
1940
1950 1100 1
1960 1235 0
1970 1467 0
1980
1990
2000 1654 3
2010 1801 10 2
2020

Method of Exclusion

  • Realtors

Main Ethnic Group(s)

Group(s) Excluded

Comments

According to a realtor in Maroa in 2001, there is still an ordinance on the books.