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

510 sq mi (1,321 km²)
508 sq mi (1,316 km²)
2 sq mi (5 km²),
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

53,196
105/sq mi (40/km²)
Founded 1831
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.co.coles.il.us

Coles County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. As of 2000, the population was 53,196. Its county seat is Charleston, which is also the home of Eastern Illinois University.[1]. The county is part of the Charleston–Mattoon Micropolitan Statistical Area.

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History

Coles County was organized in 1831 out of Clark and Edgar counties. It was named after Edward Coles, the second governor of Illinois from 1822 to 1826.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 510 square miles (1,321 km²), of which 508 square miles (1,316 km²) is land and 2 square miles (5 km²) (0.35%) is water.

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Adjacent counties

Township and municipality map of Coles County.

Major highways

Townships

Coles County is divided into these twelve townships:

Settlements

Cities

Villages

Demographics

2000 census age pyramid for Coles County, skewed by Eastern Illinois University.
Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1900 34,146
1910 34,517 1.1%
1920 35,108 1.7%
1930 37,315 6.3%
1940 38,470 3.1%
1950 40,328 4.8%
1960 42,860 6.3%
1970 47,815 11.6%
1980 52,260 9.3%
1990 51,644 −1.2%
2000 53,196 3.0%
IL Counties 1900-1990

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 53,196 people, 21,043 households, and 12,078 families residing in the county. The population density was 105 people per square mile (40/km²). There were 22,768 housing units at an average density of 45 per square mile (17/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 95.37% White, 2.28% Black or African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.79% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.41% from other races, and 0.90% from two or more races. 1.39% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 25.4% were of German, 17.8% American, 12.6% English and 12.3% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000. 96.8% spoke English and 1.8% Spanish as their first language.

There were 21,043 households out of which 26.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.20% were married couples living together, 8.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 42.60% were non-families. 31.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.91.

In the county the population was spread out with 19.70% under the age of 18, 23.50% from 18 to 24, 23.80% from 25 to 44, 19.70% from 45 to 64, and 13.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 91.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.10 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $32,286, and the median income for a family was $45,708. Males had a median income of $32,831 versus $21,923 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,370. About 7.50% of families and 17.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.40% of those under age 18 and 9.30% 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. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

External links

Coordinates: 39°31′N 88°13′W / 39.51°N 88.22°W / 39.51; -88.22


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Coles County, Illinois
Map
File:Map of Illinois highlighting Coles County.png
Location in the state of Illinois
Map of the USA highlighting Illinois
Illinois's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1831
Seat Charleston
Largest City Charleston
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

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

53196
Time zone Central : UTC-6/-5
Website: www.co.coles.il.us

Coles County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. As of 2000, the population was 53,196. Its county seat is Charleston6.

Coles county was organized in 1831 out of Clark and Edgar Counties It was named after Edward Coles, the second governor of Illinois from 1822 to 1826.

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,321 km² (510 sq mi). 1,316 km² (508 sq mi) of it is land and 5 km² (2 sq mi) of it (0.35%) is water.

Adjacent Counties

Demographics

2000 census age pyramid for Coles County, skewed by Eastern Illinois University.

As of the census² of 2000, there were 53,196 people, 21,043 households, and 12,078 families residing in the county. The population density was 40/km² (105/sq mi). There were 22,768 housing units at an average density of 17/km² (45/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 95.37% White, 2.28% Black or African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.79% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.41% from other races, and 0.90% from two or more races. 1.39% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 21,043 households out of which 26.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.20% were married couples living together, 8.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 42.60% were non-families. 31.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.91.

In the county the population was spread out with 19.70% under the age of 18, 23.50% from 18 to 24, 23.80% from 25 to 44, 19.70% from 45 to 64, and 13.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 91.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.10 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $32,286, and the median income for a family was $45,708. Males had a median income of $32,831 versus $21,923 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,370. About 7.50% of families and 17.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.40% of those under age 18 and 9.30% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Township and municipality map of Coles County.

External links

Coordinates: 39°31′N 88°13′W / 39.51, -88.22

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