Gulfport, Illinois

Coordinates: 40°48′31″N 91°05′04″W / 40.80861°N 91.08444°W / 40.80861; -91.08444
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Gulfport, Illinois
Gulf Port
Location of Gulfport in Henderson County, Illinois.
Location of Gulfport in Henderson County, Illinois.
Location of Illinois in the United States
Location of Illinois in the United States
Coordinates: 40°48′31″N 91°05′04″W / 40.80861°N 91.08444°W / 40.80861; -91.08444[1]
CountryUnited States
TownshipsGladstone, Carman
 • Total2.29 sq mi (5.94 km2)
 • Land1.41 sq mi (3.66 km2)
 • Water0.88 sq mi (2.29 km2)
Elevation518 ft (158 m)
 • Total54
 • Estimate 
 • Density33.29/sq mi (12.85/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP Code(s)
Area code309
FIPS code17-31992
GNIS feature ID2398216[1]
Wikimedia CommonsGulfport, Illinois

Gulfport is a village in Henderson County, Illinois, United States. As of the 2010 census, the village population was 54,[4] down from 207 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Burlington, IA–IL Micropolitan Statistical Area. The village was completely submerged, save the roofs of some homes and buildings, by a levee break during the flood of 2008.


Gulfport is located on the western edge of Henderson County. It is bordered to the west by the Mississippi River, which is also the state boundary with Iowa. U.S. Route 34 passes through the village, crossing the Mississippi via the Great River Bridge to Burlington, Iowa. To the east US 34 leads 27 miles (43 km) to Monmouth and 44 miles (71 km) to Galesburg.

According to the 2010 census, Gulf Port has a total area of 2.424 square miles (6.28 km2), of which 1.5 square miles (3.88 km2) (or 61.88%) is land and 0.924 square miles (2.39 km2) (or 38.12%) is water.[5]


Historical population
U.S. Decennial Census[6]

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 207 people, 89 households, and 62 families residing in the village. The population density was 137.5 inhabitants per square mile (53.1/km2). There were 112 housing units at an average density of 74.4 per square mile (28.7/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 95.65% White, 0.48% Native American, 0.48% Pacific Islander, and 3.38% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.45% of the population.

There were 89 households, out of which 22.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.1% were married couples living together, 7.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.3% were non-families. 23.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 2.73.

In the village, the population was spread out, with 20.3% under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 29.5% from 25 to 44, 33.8% from 45 to 64, and 9.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females, there were 86.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.9 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $36,167, and the median income for a family was $38,750. Males had a median income of $30,750 versus $21,250 for females. The per capita income for the village was $16,918. About 5.9% of families and 5.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.9% of those under the age of eighteen and none of those 65 or over.


  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Gulfport, Illinois
  2. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 14, 2020.
  3. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  4. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Gulf Port village, Illinois". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved June 13, 2017.[dead link]
  5. ^ "G001 - Geographic Identifiers - 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved August 3, 2015.
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  7. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.