Loami is a village in Sangamon County, Illinois, United States. The population was 804 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Springfield, Illinois Metropolitan Statistical Area. It is adjacent to the Nipper Wildlife Sanctuary, a parcel of tallgrass prairie replanted on the loam soil after which the village is named.
Loami is located at 39°40′31″N 89°50′48″W / 39.67528°N 89.84667°W / 39.67528; -89.84667 (39.675394, -89.846545).
According to the 2010 census, Loami has a total area of 1.054 square miles (2.73 km), of which 1.05 square miles (2.72 km) (or 99.62%) is land and 0.004 square miles (0.01 km) (or 0.38%) is water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 804 people, 300 households, and 231 families residing in the village. The population density was 822.5 people per square mile (316.8/km²). There were 321 housing units at an average density of 328.4 per square mile (126.5/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 97.51% White, 0.50% African American, 0.25% Native American, 0.50% Asian, 0.75% Pacific Islander, and 0.50% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.87% of the population.
There were 300 households out of which 40.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.0% were married couples living together, 12.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.7% were non-families. 19.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.68 and the average family size was 2.99.
In the village, the population was spread out with 28.7% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 32.0% from 25 to 44, 21.5% from 45 to 64, and 9.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females, there were 93.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.3 males.
The median income for a household in the village was $46,591, and the median income for a family was $48,200. Males had a median income of $35,795 versus $27,125 for females. The per capita income for the village was $17,661. About 5.7% of families and 10.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.0% of those under age 18 and 6.3% of those age 65 or over.