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Nilwood is a township in Macoupin County, in the Saint Louis metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Nilwood. For links to other places called Nilwood, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Nilwood is 39.394N. The longitude is -89.752W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 640 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 699.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Nilwood demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Macoupin County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 62511 ZIP code.
35% of Nilwood residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Nilwood ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Nilwood was $15,949, compared with $21,587 nationally.
8% of Nilwood residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Nilwood, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $265. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $707.
Macoupin County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Nilwood political report.
The average commute time for Nilwood workers is 28 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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