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

436 sq mi (1,129 km²)
435 sq mi (1,127 km²)
1 sq mi (2 km²), 0.15%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

8,621
20/sq mi (8/km²)
Founded 1821
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5

Hamilton County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. As of 2000, the population was 8,621. Its county seat is McLeansboro, Illinois[1].

Hamilton County is part of the Mount Vernon Micropolitan Statistical Area.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 436 square miles (1,129 km²), of which 435 square miles (1,127 km²) is land and 1 square mile (2 km²) (0.15%) is water.

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Major highways

Adjacent counties

History

Hamilton County was formed out of White County in 1821. It is named for Alexander Hamilton, Revolutionary War hero and the first United States Secretary of the Treasury.

Demographics

2000 census age pyramid for Hamilton County.
Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1900 20,197
1910 18,227 −9.8%
1920 15,920 −12.7%
1930 12,995 −18.4%
1940 13,454 3.5%
1950 12,256 −8.9%
1960 10,010 −18.3%
1970 8,665 −13.4%
1980 9,172 5.9%
1990 8,499 −7.3%
2000 8,621 1.4%
IL Counties 1900-1990

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 8,621 people, 3,462 households, and 2,437 families residing in the county. The population density was 20 people per square mile (8/km²). There were 3,983 housing units at an average density of 9 per square mile (4/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.25% White, 0.67% Black or African American, 0.26% Native American, 0.13% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.14% from other races, and 0.55% from two or more races. 0.64% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 29.4% were of American, 22.8% German, 14.2% English and 9.1% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000. 98.5% spoke English as their first language.

There were 3,462 households out of which 30.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.00% were married couples living together, 7.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.60% were non-families. 27.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 2.95.

In the county the population was spread out with 24.00% under the age of 18, 7.90% from 18 to 24, 24.70% from 25 to 44, 24.20% from 45 to 64, and 19.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 93.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $30,496, and the median income for a family was $37,651. Males had a median income of $31,864 versus $17,977 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,262. About 8.50% of families and 12.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.90% of those under age 18 and 9.40% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Census designated places

  • Dale (Dales)
  • Delafield
  • Diamond City
  • Piopolis
  • Thackeray
  • Walpole

Unincorporated Places

  • Aden
  • Blairsville (Flannigan's Store)
  • Braden
  • Bungay
  • Dale (Dales)
  • Delafield
  • Diamond City
  • Feakeyville
  • Flint (ghost town)
  • Garrison
  • Hoodville
  • Jefferson City, IL (ghost town near Bungay)
  • Logansport, IL
  • Lovilla (ghost town, see Dahlgren)
  • New Bremen (see Piopolis)
  • Olga
  • Piopolis
  • Rectorville (moved to/became Broughton)
  • Slapout (ghost town)
  • Thackeray
  • Thurber
  • Tucker's Corner
  • Walpole

Townships

Hamilton County is divided into twelve townships:

References

External links

Coordinates: 38°05′N 88°32′W / 38.08°N 88.54°W / 38.08; -88.54


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Hamilton County, Illinois
Map
File:Map of Illinois highlighting Hamilton County.png
Location in the state of Illinois
Map of the USA highlighting Illinois
Illinois's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1821
Seat McLeansboro
Largest City McLeansboro
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 0.15%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

8621
Time zone Central : UTC-6/-5

Hamilton County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. As of 2000, the population is 8,621. Its county seat is McLeansboro6.

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,129 km² (436 sq mi). 1,127 km² (435 sq mi) of it is land and 2 km² (1 sq mi) of it (0.15%) is water.

Adjacent Counties

History

Hamilton County was formed out of White County in 1821. It is named for Alexander Hamilton, Revolutionary War hero and the first United States Secretary of the Treasury.

Demographics

2000 census age pyramid for Hamilton County.

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 8,621 people, 3,462 households, and 2,437 families residing in the county. The population density was 8/km² (20/sq mi). There were 3,983 housing units at an average density of 4/km² (9/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 98.25% White, 0.67% Black or African American, 0.26% Native American, 0.13% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.14% from other races, and 0.55% from two or more races. 0.64% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 3,462 households out of which 30.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.00% were married couples living together, 7.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.60% were non-families. 27.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 2.95.

In the county the population was spread out with 24.00% under the age of 18, 7.90% from 18 to 24, 24.70% from 25 to 44, 24.20% from 45 to 64, and 19.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 93.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $30,496, and the median income for a family was $37,651. Males had a median income of $31,864 versus $17,977 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,262. About 8.50% of families and 12.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.90% of those under age 18 and 9.40% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

External links

Hamilton County Community Unit District No.10 Schools

Census designated places

Coordinates: 38°05′N 88°32′W / 38.08, -88.54

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