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Dwight, Illinois

Dwight is a village primarily situated in Livingston County, Illinois, with a small section extending into Grundy County. As of the 2020 census, the population stood at 4,032 residents. Notably, Dwight encompasses an original segment of U.S. Route 66 and was home to a railroad station designed by Henry Ives Cobb in 1891, which remained in use until 2016. The village is bypassed by Interstate 55, located to its north and west.

Geographically, Dwight is positioned in northeastern Livingston County, with its northern extent reaching into southern Grundy County, encompassing the commercial district near the northern exit of Interstate 55. Interstate 55 connects Dwight to Chicago, located 77 miles (124 km) to the northeast, and Bloomington, located 58 miles (93 km) to the southwest. Illinois Route 17 traverses the center of Dwight as Mazon Avenue, leading east to Kankakee, located 30 miles (48 km) away, and west to Wenona, located 34 miles (55 km) away. Additionally, Illinois Route 47, known as Union Street, passes through the eastern side of Dwight, providing access north to Morris, located 18 miles (29 km) away, and south to Gibson City, located 44 miles (71 km) away.

According to the 2010 census data, Dwight covers a total area of 3.23 square miles (8.37 km2), of which 3.22 square miles (8.34 km2) (99.69%) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) (0.31%) is water.