Have you ever wondered what the smallest town in Illinois is? I was thinking about that and my curiosity took me to a place called Valley City. 

According to the US Census Bureau, Valley City, Illinois is the smallest incorporated place in the State Of Illinois. How many people live there? Unlucky 13. That is less than the amount of people on a hockey team. That is also the same amount of provinces and territories that are located in an entire country, which is Canada.

This city is located about four hours South of Rockford.  According to the site Wikipedia:

"There were 4 households out of which 25.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 75.0% were married couples living together, and 25.0% were non-families. 25.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 25.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.50 and the average family size was 4.00.

In the village the population was spread out with 14.3% under the age of 18, 35.7% from 18 to 24, 21.4% from 25 to 44, 21.4% from 45 to 64, and 7.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 75.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 71.4 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $41,250, and the median income for a family was $41,250. Males had a median income of $36,250 versus $0 for females. The per capita income for the village was $6,833. None of the population and none of the families were below the poverty line."

If you are wondering what the smallest town in Winnebago county is, that distinction goes to New Milford with 676 people. Ogle County houses Monroe Center with 459 and Boone County has Garden Prairie with 352 people.

Let me know if you know of any cities that are smaller than I have listed. I can't imagine living in a city with 10 people.