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

658 sq mi (1,704 km²)
649 sq mi (1,681 km²)
9 sq mi (23 km²), 1.37%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

128,485
197/sq mi (76/km²)
Founded 1827
Website www.tazewell.com

Tazewell County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. As of 2000, the population was 128,485. Its county seat and largest city is Pekin[1]. The majority of the population live in the suburbs and bedroom communities of Peoria along the western border of the county.[citation needed] It is part of the Peoria, Illinois, Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Tazewell County was formed out of Peoria County in 1827. The consensus appears to be that it was named in honor of Littleton Tazewell, who was serving in the U.S. Senate, and who became Governor of Virginia in 1834. It is, however, possible that it was named for Littleton's father, prominent Virginia politician Henry Tazewell, for whom Tazewell County, Virginia, was named.

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 658 square miles (1,704 km²), of which 649 square miles (1,681 km²) is land and 9 square miles (23 km²) (1.37%) is water.

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Major highways

Townships

Bounton, Cincinnati, Deer Creek, Delavan, Dillon, Elm Grove, Fondulac, Groveland, Hittle, Hopedale, Little Mackinaw, Mackinaw, Malone, Morton, Pekin, Sand Prairie, Spring Lake, Tremont, Washington

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1900 33,221
1910 34,027 2.4%
1920 38,540 13.3%
1930 46,082 19.6%
1940 58,362 26.6%
1950 76,165 30.5%
1960 99,789 31.0%
1970 118,649 18.9%
1980 132,078 11.3%
1990 123,692 −6.3%
2000 128,485 3.9%
IL Counties 1900-1990

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 128,485 people, 50,327 households, and 35,883 families residing in the county. The population density was 198 people per square mile (76/km²). There were 52,973 housing units at an average density of 82 per square mile (32/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.40% White, 0.88% Black or African American, 0.25% Native American, 0.52% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.27% from other races, and 0.68% from two or more races. 1.04% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 37.0% were of German, 14.0% American, 11.1% English and 10.3% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 50,327 households out of which 31.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.20% were married couples living together, 8.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.70% were non-families. 24.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the county the population was spread out with 24.40% under the age of 18, 8.10% from 18 to 24, 28.60% from 25 to 44, 24.00% from 45 to 64, and 14.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 96.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.10 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $45,250, and the median income for a family was $53,412. Males had a median income of $41,148 versus $24,781 for females. The per capita income for the county was $21,511. About 4.40% of families and 6.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.40% of those under age 18 and 5.20% of those age 65 or over.

Political subdivisions

Cities

Villages

Unincorporated communities

Townships

Tazewell County is divided into these townships:

References

Coordinates: 40°31′N 89°31′W / 40.51°N 89.51°W / 40.51; -89.51


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Tazewell County, Illinois
Seal of Tazewell County, Illinois
Map
File:Map of Illinois highlighting Tazewell County.png
Location in the state of Illinois
Map of the USA highlighting Illinois
Illinois's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1827
Seat Pekin
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 1.37%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

128485
Website: www.tazewell.com

Tazewell County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. As of 2000, the population was 128,485. Its county seat and largest city is Pekin6. The majority of the population live in the suburbs and bedroom communities of Peoria along the western border of the county. It is part of the Peoria-Pekin MSA.

Tazewell County was formed out of Peoria County in 1827. The consensus appears to be that it was named in honor of Littleton Tazewell, who was serving in the U.S. Senate, and who became Governor of Virginia in 1834. It is, however, possible that it was named for Littleton's father, prominent Virginia politician Henry Tazewell, for whom Tazewell County was named.

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,704 km² (658 sq mi). 1,681 km² (649 sq mi) of it is land and 23 km² (9 sq mi) of it (1.37%) is water.

Adjacent Counties

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 128,485 people, 50,327 households, and 35,883 families residing in the county. The population density was 76/km² (198/sq mi). There were 52,973 housing units at an average density of 32/km² (82/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 97.40% White, 0.88% Black or African American, 0.25% Native American, 0.52% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.27% from other races, and 0.68% from two or more races. 1.04% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 50,327 households out of which 31.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.20% were married couples living together, 8.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.70% were non-families. 24.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the county the population was spread out with 24.40% under the age of 18, 8.10% from 18 to 24, 28.60% from 25 to 44, 24.00% from 45 to 64, and 14.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 96.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.10 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $45,250, and the median income for a family was $53,412. Males had a median income of $41,148 versus $24,781 for females. The per capita income for the county was $21,511. About 4.40% of families and 6.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.40% of those under age 18 and 5.20% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Coordinates: 40°31′N 89°31′W / 40.51, -89.51

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