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Pana, Illinois

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Pana /ˈpeɪnə/ is a city in Christian County, Illinois, United States The population was 5,614 at the 2000 census

Contents

  • 1 History
  • 2 Geography
  • 3 Demographics
  • 4 Arts and culture
    • 41 Pana Heritage Days
    • 42 Labor Day Parade
    • 43 Tri-County Fair
  • 5 Notable people
  • 6 References
  • 7 External links

Historyedit

Tracks and depots of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad and Chicago and Eastern Illinois Railroad in Pana, 1913

Pana was first known as Stone Coal Precinct when it was founded on June 6, 1845 The name was later changed to Pana Township on September 2, 1856 In 1857, the village of Pana was incorporated It was at the intersection of east-west and north-south railroads, and had supplies of fuel and water for the steam engines of the railroad

The name "Pana" is derived from the American Indian tribe, the Pawnee

Pana came to be known as the City of Roses, coined by local newsmen, the Jordan Brothers Many major florists and growers set up shop here At one time, there were 109 greenhouses in Pana

Kitchell Park, one of the few parks listed in the United States National Register of Historic Places, is located in Pana and was added to the Register in 1992

Geographyedit

According to the 2010 census, Pana has a total area of 4148 square miles 1074 km2, of which 384 square miles 995 km2 or 9257% is land and 0308 square miles 080 km2 or 743% is water3

Demographicsedit

Census
Historical population
Pop
1870 2,207
1880 3,009 363%
1890 5,077 687%
1900 5,530 89%
1910 6,055 95%
1920 6,122 11%
1930 5,835 −47%
1940 5,966 22%
1950 6,178 36%
1960 6,432 41%
1970 6,326 −16%
1980 6,040 −45%
1990 5,796 −40%
2000 5,614 −31%
2010 5,847 42%
Est 2016 5,565 −48%
US Decennial Census4

As of the census5 of 2000, there were 5,614 people, 2,317 households, and 1,443 families residing in the city The population density was 2,1017 people per square mile 8118/km² There were 2,532 housing units at an average density of 9479 per square mile 3661/km² The racial makeup of the city was 9909% White, 007% African American, 014% Native American, 025% Asian, 005% from other races, and 039% from two or more races Hispanic or Latino people of any race were 050% of the population

There were 2,317 households out of which 286% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 472% were married couples living together, 115% had a female householder with no husband present, and 377% were non-families 347% of all households were made up of individuals living alone and 196% of those individuals were 65 years of age or older The average household size was 232 and the average family size was 297

In the city the population was spread out with 245% under the age of 18, 77% from 18 to 24, 246% from 25 to 44, 210% from 45 to 64, and 222% who were 65 years of age or older The median age was 40 years For every 100 females there were 861 males For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 806 males

The median income for a household in the city was $29,611, and the median income for a family was $35,406 Males had a median income of $30,519 versus $18,675 for females The per capita income for the city was $14,897 About 115% of families and 176% of the population were below the poverty line, including 287% of those under age 18 and 188% of those age 65 or over

Arts and cultureedit

Pana Heritage Daysedit

The Pana Heritage Days are an annual festival that takes place during the last weekend in May Streets are blocked off and are filled with multiple vendors and fair rides Live band music is generally provided

Labor Day Paradeedit

The annual Pana Labor Day Parade is attended by up to 15,000 people, the largest such event in all of Illinois The 2011 parade featured 343 firemen marching to lead the parade in an honor to the firemen, paramedics, and policemen who died on the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001

Tri-County Fairedit

The Tri-County Fair is held annually and lasts for six days The fair begins on the Wednesday before Labor Day and ends on Labor Day It features many carnival rides, vendors, and games Average attendance per day is 7,000

Notable peopleedit

  • Nin Alexander 1858–1933, player for the Kansas City Unions and the St Louis Browns, born in Pana6
  • Warren Amling 1924–2001, football and basketball player, played for Ohio State, 1984 College Football Hall of Fame inductee, born in Pana
  • Howard Graham Buffett 1954-, author, activist and philanthropist, owns a farm in rural Pana
  • Thomas Henry Carter 1854–1911, senator, grew up in Pana
  • Ed Coady born c 1867, quarterback for Notre Dame, born in Pana
  • Pat Coady 1867–1943, quarterback for Notre Dame, born in Pana
  • Mike Cvengros 1900–1974, pitcher with the New York Giants, Pittsburgh Pirates, Chicago White Sox, and Chicago Cubs, born in Pana
  • John Wesley Fribley 1906–2002, state senate 1934–19527
  • Garet Garrett 1878–1954, 20th-century econo-political commentator and authorcitation needed
  • Hector Honore 1905–1983, race car driver and owner, died in Pana and was inducted into the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum in 1991
  • Jeff Keener b 1959, pitcher for the St Louis Cardinals
  • Dick Klein b 1934, All-Star offensive lineman for the Chicago Bears, the Dallas Cowboys, the Boston Patriots, and the Oakland Raiders, born in Pana
  • Albert Marsh 1877–1944, inventor of chromel, born in Pana
  • Vincent Sheean 1899–1975, war correspondent and author of the book Personal History, born in Pana8
  • Herb Siegert 1924–2008, former guard for the Washington Redskins, born in Pana 1924

Referencesedit

  1. ^ "2016 US Gazetteer Files" United States Census Bureau Retrieved Jun 30, 2017 
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates" Retrieved June 9, 2017 
  3. ^ "G001 - Geographic Identifiers - 2010 Census Summary File 1" United States Census Bureau Retrieved 2015-12-27 
  4. ^ "Census of Population and Housing" Censusgov Retrieved June 4, 2015 
  5. ^ "American FactFinder" United States Census Bureau Retrieved 2008-01-31 
  6. ^ "Nin Alexander" Baseball-ReferenceCom Retrieved September 22, 2012 
  7. ^ http://libraryuisedu/archives/collections/oral/oralfhtml#F911
  8. ^ Vincent Sheean

External linksedit

  • City website

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