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Christian County, Illinois
Map of Illinois highlighting Christian County
Location in the state of Illinois
Map of the U.S. highlighting Illinois
Illinois's location in the U.S.
Seat Taylorville
Largest city Taylorville
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

716 sq mi (1,854 km²)
709 sq mi (1,836 km²)
7 sq mi (17 km²), 0.93%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

35,372
50/sq mi (19/km²)
Founded 1839
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5

Christian County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. As of 2000, the population was 35,372. Its county seat is Taylorville, Illinois[1].

The Taylorville Micropolitan Statistical Area includes all of Christian County.

Contents

History

Christian County was formed February 15, 1839 out of Sangamon, Montgomery and Shelby Counties. It was named for Christian County, Kentucky.[2]

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 716 square miles (1,854 km²), of which 709 square miles (1,836 km²) is land and 7 square miles (17 km²) (0.93%) is water.

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Adjacent counties

Major highways

Political subdivisions

Map of Christian County, Illinois


Cities

Villages

Unincorporated

Townships

Christian County is divided into these seventeen townships:

Notable persons from Christian County

Demographics

2000 census age pyramid for Christian County.
Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1840 1,878
1850 3,203 70.6%
1860 10,492 227.6%
1870 20,363 94.1%
1880 28,227 38.6%
1890 30,531 8.2%
1900 32,790 7.4%
1910 34,594 5.5%
1920 38,458 11.2%
1930 37,538 −2.4%
1940 38,564 2.7%
1950 38,816 0.7%
1960 37,207 −4.1%
1970 35,948 −3.4%
1980 36,446 1.4%
1990 34,418 −5.6%
2000 35,372 2.8%
UVa Census Browser 1830-1890[3]
Illinois Counties 1900-1990[4]

As of the U.S. Census of 2000, there were 35,372 people, 13,921 households, and 9,480 families residing in the county. The population density was 50 people per square mile (19/km²). There were 14,992 housing units at an average density of 21 per square mile (8/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 96.34% White, 2.14% Black or African American, 0.16% Native American, 0.37% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.47% from other races, and 0.48% from two or more races. 0.98% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 26.7% were of German, 20.5% American, 11.9% English, 10.6% Irish and 6.9% Italian ancestry according to Census 2000. 98.1% spoke English and 1.1% Spanish as their first language.

There were 13,921 households out of which 30.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.30% were married couples living together, 9.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.90% were non-families. 28.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 2.94.

In the county the population was spread out with 24.10% under the age of 18, 7.60% from 18 to 24, 28.10% from 25 to 44, 23.00% from 45 to 64, and 17.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 99.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $36,561, and the median income for a family was $43,342. Males had a median income of $32,344 versus $22,522 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,937. About 6.50% of families and 9.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.40% of those under age 18 and 10.20% of those age 65 or over.

References

  1. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Template.cfm?Section=Find_a_County&Template=/cffiles/counties/usamap.cfm. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ Adams, James N. (compiler) (1989), Keller, William E., ed., Illinois Place Names, Springfield: Illinois State Historical Society, pp. 575, ISBN 0912226242 
  3. ^ Historical Census Browser, University of Virginia, Geospacial and Statistical Data Center, 2004, http://fisher.lib.virginia.edu/collections/stats/histcensus/index.html 
  4. ^ Illinois Counties 1900-1990, U.S. Census Bureau, http://www.census.gov/population/cencounts/il190090.txt 

Coordinates: 39°33′N 89°17′W / 39.55°N 89.28°W / 39.55; -89.28


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Christian County, Illinois
Map
File:Map of Illinois highlighting Christian County.png
Location in the state of Illinois
Map of the USA highlighting Illinois
Illinois's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1839
Seat Taylorville
Largest City Taylorville
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 0.93%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

35372
Time zone Central : UTC-6/-5

Christian County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. As of 2000, the population was 35,372. Its county seat is Taylorville6.

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,854 km² (716 sq mi). 1,836 km² (709 sq mi) of it is land and 17 km² (7 sq mi) of it (0.93%) is water.

Adjacent Counties

History

Christian County was formed in 1839 out of Sangamon, Montgomery and Shelby Counties.

The County was originally called "Dane County", but the name was changed in 1840, when it was renamed for Christian County, and for Col. William Christian, a native of Augusta County, and a veteran of the Revolutionary War, killed by Native Americans in southern Indiana in 1786.

Demographics

2000 census age pyramid for Christian County.

As of the census² of 2000, there were 35,372 people, 13,921 households, and 9,480 families residing in the county. The population density was 19/km² (50/sq mi). There were 14,992 housing units at an average density of 8/km² (21/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 96.34% White, 2.14% Black or African American, 0.16% Native American, 0.37% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.47% from other races, and 0.48% from two or more races. 0.98% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 13,921 households out of which 30.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.30% were married couples living together, 9.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.90% were non-families. 28.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 2.94.

In the county the population was spread out with 24.10% under the age of 18, 7.60% from 18 to 24, 28.10% from 25 to 44, 23.00% from 45 to 64, and 17.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 99.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $36,561, and the median income for a family was $43,342. Males had a median income of $32,344 versus $22,522 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,937. About 6.50% of families and 9.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.40% of those under age 18 and 10.20% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Map of Christian County, Illinois.

Coordinates: 39°33′N 89°17′W / 39.55, -89.28

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