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Sweetcorn Capital of the World

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The population of Hoopeston is approximately 5,602 (2009), 5351 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 2,520 (2000), 2238 (2010).

The amount of land area in Hoopeston is 5.961 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Hoopeston is 3.12 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Hoopeston to Washington DC is 594 miles. The distance to the Illinois state capital is 118 miles. (as the crow flies)
Hoopeston is positioned 40.46 degrees north of the equator and 87.67 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Hoopeston elevation is 718 feet above sea level.
Hoopeston per capita income is $20,162 (2008).
Hoopeston median income is $38,943 (2008).

The Hoopeston median home price is $65,290 (2008).

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Hoopeston location: in east-central Illionis near the northern border of Vermilion County. It is about 40 miles from Champaign. Other nearby communities include: Wellington, Rossville, Ambia, Milford, Henning, Alvin, Rankin and Potomac.

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Hoopeston history:

Hoopeston was named for Thomas Hoopes, the man who gave the land for the crossing of the two railroads that would intersect the town. It was platted in 1871. Greer College was established here in 1890 by a gift of money and land by John Greer.

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The founding of Hoopeston: 1871
The incorporation date of Hoopeston: 1874

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Hoopeston attractions:

Sweetcorn Festival
Held on Labor Day Weekend each year for over 66 years. The Sweetheart Pageant is held during this Festival.

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