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Statistics & Facts

The Illinois state capital is Springfield.
The population of Elwood is approximately 951 (1990), 2279 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 362 (1990), 880 (2010).
The amount of land area in Elwood is 2.619 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Elwood to Washington DC is 632 miles.
The distance to the Illinois state capital is 140 miles. (as the crow flies)
Elwood is positioned 41.41 degrees north of the equator and 88.10 degrees west of the prime meridian.

History & History Related Items

The town was founded in 1854. It grew up and developed around a railroad. The town was named after an engineer on the railroad. In 1954 Elwood had more cars per person than any other town in the United States. It was primarily a little farm town for its first 100 years.
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