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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.

Toluca

Illinois

Basic Information

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

Sundown Town Status

Confirmed Sundown Town?
Probable
Was there an ordinance?
Yes, Strong Oral Tradition
Sign?
Yes, Strong Oral Tradition
Year of Greatest Interest
Still Sundown?
Probably

Census Information

The available census data from 1860 to the present
Total White Black Asian Native Hispanic Other BHshld
1860
1870
1880
1890
1900
1910
1920
1930 1413 0
1940
1950
1960 0
1970 1319 0
1980 1471 0
1990 1315 3
2000 1339 1
2010
2020

Method of Exclusion

Main Ethnic Group(s)

Group(s) Excluded

Comments

There was a lynching of an African American in Lacon, which involved the town of Toluca in 1898.