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

697 sq mi (1,805 km²)
685 sq mi (1,774 km²)
12 sq mi (32 km²), 1.76%
PopulationEst.
 - (2008)
 - Density

59,153
89/sq mi (34/km²)
Founded 1836
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.whiteside.org

Whiteside County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. As of 2000, the population was 60,653. A 2008 estimate shows a slight decrease to 59,153.[1] Its county seat is Morrison[2]. The Sterling Micropolitan Statistical Area includes all of Whiteside County.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 697 square miles (1,805 km²), of which 685 square miles (1,774 km²) is land and 12 square miles (32 km²) (1.76%) is water.

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Major highways

Townships

Albany, Clyde, Erie, Fenton, Fulton, Garden Plain, Genesee, Hahnaman, Hopkins, Hume, Jordan, Lyndon, Montmorency, Mount Pleasant, Newton, Portland, Prophetstown, Sterling, Rock Falls, Tampico, Union Grove, Ustick

Adjacent counties

National protected area

History

Whiteside County was formed in 1836 out of Jo Daviess and Henry Counties. It was named for General Samuel Whiteside, an Illinois officer in the War of 1812 and Black Hawk War.

Former U.S. President Ronald Reagan was born in the Whiteside County community of Tampico.

Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1900 34,710
1910 34,507 −0.6%
1920 36,174 4.8%
1930 39,019 7.9%
1940 43,338 11.1%
1950 49,336 13.8%
1960 59,887 21.4%
1970 62,877 5.0%
1980 65,970 4.9%
1990 60,186 −8.8%
2000 60,653 0.8%
IL Counties 1900-1990

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 60,653 people, 23,684 households, and 16,768 families residing in the county. The population density was 89 people per square mile (34/km²). There were 25,025 housing units at an average density of 36 per square mile (14/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 84.81% White, 8.02% Black or African American, 0.26% Native American, 0.42% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 4.07% from other races, and 1.41% from two or more races. 8.82% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 28.5% were of German, 10.8% Irish, 9.9% Dutch, 9.6% American and 7.7% English ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 23,684 households out of which 31.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.50% were married couples living together, 9.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.20% were non-families. 25.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 2.99.

In the county the population was spread out with 25.00% under the age of 18, 8.20% from 18 to 24, 27.00% from 25 to 44, 23.70% from 45 to 64, and 16.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 95.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.10 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $40,354, and the median income for a family was $46,653. Males had a median income of $35,314 versus $21,828 for females. The per capita income for the county was $19,296. About 6.20% of families and 8.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.40% of those under age 18 and 4.80% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Townships

Whiteside County is divided into these townships:

See also

References

  1. ^ Tibbetts, Ed. "Population Estimates". Quad City Times. http://www.qctimes.com/article_fd55866c-1e57-11de-8c79-001cc4c03286.html. Retrieved 2009-04-03. 
  2. ^ "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. 
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

External links

Coordinates: 41°45′N 89°55′W / 41.75°N 89.91°W / 41.75; -89.91


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Whiteside County, Illinois
Map
File:Map of Illinois highlighting Whiteside County.png
Location in the state of Illinois
Map of the USA highlighting Illinois
Illinois's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1836
Seat Morrison
Largest City Sterling
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 1.76%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

60653
Time zone Central : UTC-6/-5
Website: www.whiteside.org

Whiteside County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. As of 2000, the population was 60,653. Its county seat is Morrison6.

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,805 km² (697 sq mi). 1,774 km² (685 sq mi) of it is land and 32 km² (12 sq mi) of it (1.76%) is water.

Adjacent Counties

History

Whiteside County was formed in 1836 out of Jo Daviess and Henry Counties. It was named for General Samuel Whiteside, an Illinois officer in the War of 1812 and Black Hawk War.

Former U.S. President Ronald Reagan was born in the Whiteside County community of Tampico.

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Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 60,653 people, 23,684 households, and 16,768 families residing in the county. The population density was 34/km² (89/sq mi). There were 25,025 housing units at an average density of 14/km² (36/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 92.81% White, 1.02% Black or African American, 0.26% Native American, 0.42% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 4.07% from other races, and 1.41% from two or more races. 8.82% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 23,684 households out of which 31.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.50% were married couples living together, 9.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.20% were non-families. 25.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 2.99.

In the county the population was spread out with 25.00% under the age of 18, 8.20% from 18 to 24, 27.00% from 25 to 44, 23.70% from 45 to 64, and 16.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 95.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.10 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $40,354, and the median income for a family was $46,653. Males had a median income of $35,314 versus $21,828 for females. The per capita income for the county was $19,296. About 6.20% of families and 8.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.40% of those under age 18 and 4.80% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

See also

External references

Coordinates: 41°45′N 89°55′W / 41.75, -89.91

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