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

395 sq mi (1,023 km²)
379 sq mi (981 km²)
16 sq mi (42 km²), 4.13%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

8,213
22/sq mi (8/km²)
Founded 1841
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5

Henderson County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. As of 2000, the population was 8,213. Its county seat is Oquawka, Illinois[1].

Henderson County is part of the Burlington, IA–IL Micropolitan Statistical Area.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 395 square miles (1,023 km²), of which 379 square miles (981 km²) is land and 16 square miles (42 km²) (4.13%) is water.

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Major highways

Adjacent counties

History

Henderson County was formed in 1841 out of Warren County. It was named for Henderson County, Kentucky, which was named for Richard Henderson, founder of the Transylvania Company, an early attempt to organize what later became Kentucky around 1775.

Demographics

2000 census age pyramid for Henderson County.
Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1900 10,836
1910 9,724 −10.3%
1920 9,770 0.5%
1930 8,778 −10.2%
1940 8,949 1.9%
1950 8,416 −6.0%
1960 8,237 −2.1%
1970 8,451 2.6%
1980 9,114 7.8%
1990 8,096 −11.2%
2000 8,213 1.4%
IL Counties 1900-1990

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 8,213 people, 3,365 households, and 2,375 families residing in the county. The population density was 22 people per square mile (8/km²). There were 4,126 housing units at an average density of 11 per square mile (4/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.50% White, 0.26% Black or African American, 0.11% Native American, 0.10% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.18% from other races, and 0.82% from two or more races. 0.88% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 24.7% were of German, 23.5% American, 13.2% English, 13.2% Irish and 6.0% Swedish ancestry according to Census 2000. 98.2% spoke English and 1.4% Spanish as their first language.

There were 3,365 households out of which 28.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.60% were married couples living together, 7.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.40% were non-families. 25.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.88.

In the county the population was spread out with 23.10% under the age of 18, 7.50% from 18 to 24, 26.20% from 25 to 44, 26.50% from 45 to 64, and 16.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 97.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $36,405, and the median income for a family was $42,400. Males had a median income of $31,239 versus $21,100 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,456. About 6.10% of families and 9.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.80% of those under age 18 and 9.80% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Unincorporated communities

Townships

Henderson County is divided into eleven townships:

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: 40°49′N 90°56′W / 40.81°N 90.93°W / 40.81; -90.93


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Henderson County, Illinois
Map
File:Map of Illinois highlighting Henderson County.png
Location in the state of Illinois
Map of the USA highlighting Illinois
Illinois's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1841
Seat Oquawka
Largest City Oquawka
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 4.13%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

8213
Time zone Central : UTC-6/-5

Henderson County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. As of 2000, the population is 8,213. Its county seat is Oquawka6.

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,023 km² (395 sq mi). 981 km² (379 sq mi) of it is land and 42 km² (16 sq mi) of it (4.13%) is water.

Adjacent Counties

History

Henderson County was formed in 1841 out of Warren County. It was named for Henderson County, which was named for Richard Henderson, founder of the Transylvania Company, an early attempt to organize what later became Kentucky around 1775.

Demographics

2000 census age pyramid for Henderson County.

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 8,213 people, 3,365 households, and 2,375 families residing in the county. The population density was 8/km² (22/sq mi). There were 4,126 housing units at an average density of 4/km² (11/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 98.50% White, 0.26% Black or African American, 0.11% Native American, 0.10% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.18% from other races, and 0.82% from two or more races. 0.88% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 3,365 households out of which 28.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.60% were married couples living together, 7.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.40% were non-families. 25.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.88.

In the county the population was spread out with 23.10% under the age of 18, 7.50% from 18 to 24, 26.20% from 25 to 44, 26.50% from 45 to 64, and 16.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 97.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $36,405, and the median income for a family was $42,400. Males had a median income of $31,239 versus $21,100 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,456. About 6.10% of families and 9.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.80% of those under age 18 and 9.80% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Census designated places

External links

Coordinates: 40°49′N 90°56′W / 40.81, -90.93

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