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

315 sq mi (817 km²)
314 sq mi (814 km²)
1 sq mi (3 km²), 0.36%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

12,486
40/sq mi (15/km²)
Founded 1839
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5

Menard County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. As of 2000, the population was 12,486. Its county seat is Petersburg, Illinois[1].

Menard County is part of the Springfield, Illinois, Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 315 square miles (817 km²), of which 314 square miles (814 km²) is land and 1 square mile (3 km²) (0.36%) is water.

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Major highways

Adjacent counties

History

Menard County was formed in 1839 out of Sangamon County. The County was named for Pierre Menard, the first lieutenant governor of Illinois.

Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1900 14,336
1910 12,796 −10.7%
1920 11,694 −8.6%
1930 10,575 −9.6%
1940 10,663 0.8%
1950 9,639 −9.6%
1960 9,248 −4.1%
1970 9,685 4.7%
1980 11,700 20.8%
1990 11,164 −4.6%
2000 12,486 11.8%
IL Counties 1900-1990

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 12,486 people, 4,873 households, and 3,552 families residing in the county. The population density was 40 people per square mile (15/km²). There were 5,285 housing units at an average density of 17 per square mile (6/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.59% White, 0.38% Black or African American, 0.22% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 0.25% from other races, and 0.39% from two or more races. 0.75% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 32.6% were of German, 17.4% American, 15.0% English and 10.1% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 4,873 households out of which 36.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.70% were married couples living together, 9.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.10% were non-families. 23.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 2.99.

In the county the population was spread out with 26.50% under the age of 18, 6.80% from 18 to 24, 28.90% from 25 to 44, 24.60% from 45 to 64, and 13.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 96.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $46,596, and the median income for a family was $52,995. Males had a median income of $36,870 versus $27,010 for females. The per capita income for the county was $21,584. About 6.10% of families and 8.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.50% of those under age 18 and 6.00% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Unincorporated places

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. 

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Coordinates: 40°02′N 89°48′W / 40.03°N 89.80°W / 40.03; -89.80


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

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 0.36%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

12486
Time zone Central : UTC-6/-5

Menard County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. As of 2000, the population is 12,486. Its county seat is Petersburg6.

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 817 km² (315 sq mi). 814 km² (314 sq mi) of it is land and 3 km² (1 sq mi) of it (0.36%) is water.

Adjacent Counties

History

Menard County was formed in 1839 out of Sangamon County. The County was named for Pierre Menard, the first lieutenant governor of Illinois.

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 12,486 people, 4,873 households, and 3,552 families residing in the county. The population density was 15/km² (40/sq mi). There were 5,285 housing units at an average density of 6/km² (17/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 98.59% White, 0.38% Black or African American, 0.22% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 0.25% from other races, and 0.39% from two or more races. 0.75% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 4,873 households out of which 36.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.70% were married couples living together, 9.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.10% were non-families. 23.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 2.99.

In the county the population was spread out with 26.50% under the age of 18, 6.80% from 18 to 24, 28.90% from 25 to 44, 24.60% from 45 to 64, and 13.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 96.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $46,596, and the median income for a family was $52,995. Males had a median income of $36,870 versus $27,010 for females. The per capita income for the county was $21,584. About 6.10% of families and 8.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.50% of those under age 18 and 6.00% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Census designated places

External links

Coordinates: 40°02′N 89°48′W / 40.03, -89.80

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