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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.

Princeton

Illinois

Basic Information

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

Sundown Town Status

Confirmed Sundown Town?
Possible
Was there an ordinance?
Sign?
Year of Greatest Interest
Still Sundown?
Don’t Know

Census Information

The available census data from 1860 to the present
Total White Black Asian Native Hispanic Other BHshld
1860
1870
1880
1890 58
1900 4023 3959 54
1910 4141 51
1920 4126 42
1930 4762 41
1940 5224 4897 20
1950 5765 33
1960
1970 6596 9
1980 7232 0
1990 7197 7132 12
2000 7501 7337 29
2010
2020

Method of Exclusion

Main Ethnic Group(s)

Group(s) Excluded

Comments

“In high school, there were 2-3 black students in the school that I knew about.

I have never heard about any racially motivated acts of violence or other hate crimes in Princeton. I don’t know of a time when Princeton had many black people.

But of course, there was some KKK activity in the early 20th century in the general area.%u201D
-Princeton Resident. Feb ’10. High School Graduate c.2004