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Kane County, Illinois
Seal of Kane County, Illinois
Map of Illinois highlighting Kane County
Location in the state of Illinois
Map of the U.S. highlighting Illinois
Illinois's location in the U.S.
Seat Geneva
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

524 sq mi (1,357 km²)
520 sq mi (1,347 km²)
4 sq mi (10 km²), 0.69%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

404,119
777/sq mi (300/km²)
Founded January 16, 1836
Website www.co.kane.il.us

Kane County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. In 2000, the population of the county was 404,119. The population estimate by the U.S. Census Bureau for 2008 is 507,579.[1] This county is part of the Chicago Metropolitan Area. Its county seat is Geneva, Illinois,[2] and its largest city is Aurora.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 524 square miles (1,357 km²), of which 520 square miles (1,348 km²) is land and 4 square miles (9 km²) (0.69%) is water. Its largest cities are situated along the Fox River.

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Adjacent counties

History

Kane County was formed out of LaSalle County in 1836. The County was named in honor of Elias Kane, United States Senator from Illinois, and the first Secretary of State of Illinois.

Demographics

2000 census age pyramid for Kane County.

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 404,119 people, 133,901 households, and 101,496 families residing in the county. The population density was 776 people per square mile (300/km²). There were 138,998 housing units at an average density of 267 per square mile (103/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 79.27% White, 5.76% Black or African American, 0.31% Native American, 1.81% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 10.61% from other races, and 2.21% from two or more races. 23.74% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 20.1% were of German, 8.7% Irish, 5.5% Polish, 5.5% Italian and 5.2% English ancestry according to Census 2000. 75.1% spoke English and 21.1% Spanish as their first language.

There were 133,901 households out of which 41.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.20% were married couples living together, 10.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.20% were non-families. 19.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.97 and the average family size was 3.43.

In the county, the population was spread out with 30.30% under the age of 18, 9.10% from 18 to 24, 31.90% from 25 to 44, 20.40% from 45 to 64, and 8.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 101.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $59,351, and the median income for a family was $66,558. Males had a median income of $45,787 versus $30,013 for females. The per capita income for the county was $24,315. About 6.60% of families and 8.40% of the population were below the poverty line.

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1840 6,501
1850 16,703 156.9%
1860 30,062 80.0%
1870 39,091 30.0%
1880 44,939 15.0%
1890 65,061 44.8%
1900 78,792 21.1%
1910 91,862 16.6%
1920 99,499 8.3%
1930 125,327 26.0%
1940 130,206 3.9%
1950 150,388 15.5%
1960 208,246 38.5%
1970 251,005 20.5%
1980 278,405 10.9%
1990 317,471 14.0%
2000 404,119 27.3%
Est. 2008 507,579 25.6%

Townships

Cities and towns

Unincorporated communities

See also

Notes

References

  • Forstall, Richard L. (editor) (1996). Population of states and counties of the United States: 1790 to 1990 : from the twenty-one decennial censuses. United States Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Population Division. ISBN 0-934213-48-8. 

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Coordinates: 41°57′N 88°26′W / 41.95°N 88.43°W / 41.95; -88.43


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Kane County, Illinois
Seal of Kane County, Illinois
Map
File:Map of Illinois highlighting Kane County.png
Location in the state of Illinois
Map of the USA highlighting Illinois
Illinois's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded January 16, 1836
Seat Geneva
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 0.69%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

404119
Website: www.co.kane.il.us

Kane County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. As of 2000, the population was 404,119. As of 2005, the population is estimated at 482,113. Its county seat is Geneva6, and its largest city is Aurora. There are 3 major urban areas in the county, the Elgin Area, the Tri Cities (St. Charles, Geneva, and Batavia), and the Aurora Area.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,357 km² (524 sq mi). 1,348 km² (520 sq mi) of it is land and 9 km² (4 sq mi) of it (0.69%) is water. Its largest cities are situated along the Fox River.

Adjacent Counties

History

Kane County was formed out of LaSalle County in 1836. The County was named in honor of Elias Kane, United States Senator from Illinois, and the first Secretary of State of Illinois.

Demographics

Kane County
Population by year

2000 - 404,119
1990 - 317,471
1980 - 278,405
1970 - 251,005
1960 - 208,246
1950 - 150,388
1940 - 130,206
1930 - 125,327
1920 - 99,499
1910 - 91,862
1900 - 78,792
1890 - 65,061
1880 - 44,939
1870 - 39,091
1860 - 30,062
1850 - 16,703
1840 - 6,501

2000 census age pyramid for Kane County.

As of the census² of 2000, there were 404,119 people, 133,901 households, and 101,496 families residing in the county. The population density was 300/km² (776/sq mi). There were 138,998 housing units at an average density of 103/km² (267/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 79.27% White, 5.76% Black or African American, 0.31% Native American, 1.81% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 10.61% from other races, and 2.21% from two or more races. 23.74% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 133,901 households out of which 41.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.20% were married couples living together, 10.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.20% were non-families. 19.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.97 and the average family size was 3.43.

In the county the population was spread out with 30.30% under the age of 18, 9.10% from 18 to 24, 31.90% from 25 to 44, 20.40% from 45 to 64, and 8.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 101.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $59,351, and the median income for a family was $66,558. Males had a median income of $45,787 versus $30,013 for females. The per capita income for the county was $24,315. About 4.90% of families and 6.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.80% of those under age 18 and 5.00% of those age 65 or over.

Townships

Cities and towns

Map of Kane County

See also

External links

References

  • Forstall, Richard L. (editor) (1996). Population of states and counties of the United States: 1790 to 1990 : from the twenty-one decennial censuses. United States Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Population Division. ISBN 0-934213-48-8. 


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