Casey (pronounced CAY-z) is a city in Clark and Cumberland counties in the U.S. state of Illinois. The population was 2,762 at the 2010 census and as of 2018, the population had decreased to an estimated 2,635.The Cumberland County portion of Casey is part of the Charleston–Mattoon Micropolitan Statistical Area. Casey is the home to several Guinness World Record constructions – super-sized items in the form of outdoor sculptures—including the Wind Chime, Rocking Chair, Knitting Needles, Crochet Hook, Pitchfork, Golf Tee, Yardstick, Wooden Token, Dutch Wooden Shoes, Mailbox, Pencil and Birdcage. Casey is located at 39°17′58″N 87°59′24″W (39.299543, -87.990056). Most of the city lies in Clark County, although a small portion extends into Cumberland County.
In the 2000 census, 2,940 of Casey’s 3067 residents (99.9%) lived in Clark County and 2 (0.1%) lived in Cumberland County.According to the 2010 census, Casey has a total area of 2.16 square miles (5.59 km2), all land.As of the census of 2000, there were 2,942 people in 1,266 households, including 758 families, in the city. The population density was 1,385.0 people per square mile (535.8/km2). There were 1,454 housing units at an average density of 684.5 per square mile (264.8/km2) 87.The racial makup of the city was 98.67% White, 0.4% African American, 0.14% Native American, 0.03% from other races, and 0.71% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.24% of the population.
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