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Welcome to De Witt ...

The village of De Witt is located in De Witt County<1>.



The pronunciation of De Witt: duh-WIT<2>

While we don't have a date for the founding of De Witt, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was in a book dated 1895.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, De Witt has a population of 178 people<3> (see below for details).

De Witt is 730 feet [223 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: De Witt lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for De Witt: (217)

The ZIP code for De Witt: 61735<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, De Witt had an population of 178 people. This is a decrease of 3.26% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 5.32% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, De Witt had a population of 184 people. This makes De Witt the county's 7th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 184 people, the population of De Witt decreased 2.13% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 188 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for De Witt.

Communities Also Named De Witt ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 7 communities that are also named De Witt - they are located in Arkansas, Georgia, Iowa, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska and New York.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for De Witt.

Communities near De Witt ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near De Witt.

  • Clinton
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clinton have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clinton
    • Clinton is located in De Witt County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,733 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clinton <7>
  • Monticello
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monticello have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monticello
    • Monticello is located in Piatt County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,557 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Monticello <7>
  • Le Roy
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Le Roy have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Le Roy
    • Le Roy is located in McLean County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,498 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Le Roy <7>
  • Heyworth
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Heyworth have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heyworth
    • Heyworth is located in McLean County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,869 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Heyworth <7>
  • Farmer City
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Farmer City have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Farmer City
    • Farmer City is located in De Witt County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,906 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Farmer City <7>
  • Maroa
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest)
  • Downs
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Downs have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Downs
    • Downs is located in McLean County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 949 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Downs <7>
  • Mansfield
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mansfield have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mansfield
    • Mansfield is located in Piatt County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 939 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mansfield <7>
  • Argenta
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Argenta have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Argenta
    • Argenta is located in Macon County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 867 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Argenta <7>
  • Oreana
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oreana have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oreana
    • Oreana is located in Macon County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 804 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oreana <7>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around De Witt. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for De Witt.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of De Witt. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around De Witt.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around De Witt. See our Newspapers Page for De Witt.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for De Witt ...

Looking for more information about De Witt? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to De Witt, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for De Witt.

Adding De Witt to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of De Witt in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for De Witt was in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for De Witt.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for De Witt. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for De Witt County: www.dewittcountyill.com/

The official website for State of Illinois: https://illinois.gov

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Illinois' counties, including De Witt, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for De Witt. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for De Witt.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around De Witt - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a village (such as De Witt). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether De Witt or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.









 

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