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Mackinaw is a village in Tazewell County, Illinois, United States, and is part of the Peoria, Illinois Metropolitan Statistical Area. Its population was 1,950 at the 2010 census. Local businesses include Area 52 Paintball, and Mackinaw Valley Vineyard. The Mack-Ca-Fest Farm Days Festival is held each June in the village.HistoryThe village lies within, but is politically independent of Mackinaw Township. Both take their name from the nearby Mackinaw River. Mackinaw (sometimes spelled Mackinac) is derived from the Ojibwe word mikinaak'' meaning "turtle".Mackinaw remained a "dry" community following the 1933 end to prohibition, through 2013, when residents voted to allow the sale of alcohol.GeographyMackinaw is located at .According to the 2010 census, Mackinaw has a total area of 1.38sqmi, of which 1.35sqmi is land and 0.03sqmi is water.DemographicsAs of the census of 2010, there were 1,950 people, 746 households, and 540 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,416.4 people per square mile and there were 799 housing units. The racial makeup of the village was 97.69% White, 0.72% African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.36% Asian, 0% Pacific Islander, 0.21% from other races, and 0.87% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race was1.69% of the population.Take a look at our United States planner to refine the details of your trip to Mackinaw.
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