|Iroquois County, Illinois|
Location in the state of Illinois
Illinois's location in the U.S.
1,118 sq mi (2,896 km²)
1,116 sq mi (2,892 km²)
2 sq mi (4 km²), 0.14%
28/sq mi (11/km²)
|Time zone||Central: UTC-6/-5|
Geography[edit | edit source]
Adjacent counties[edit | edit source]
- Kankakee County (north)
- Newton County (east)
- Benton County (east)
- Vermilion County (south)
- Ford County (west)
History[edit | edit source]
Notable people from Iroquois County include:
- Henry Bacon, architect of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC and other notable public buildings, born in Watseka in 1866
- Fern Andre, movie actress and director from 1913 to 1930, born in Watseka in 1893
- Rex Everhart, Broadway actor who voiced the role of Maurice in the Disney Film "Beauty & The Beast," born in Watseka in 1920
Demographics[edit | edit source]
|Iroquois County |
Population by year
2000 - 31,334
As of the census² of 2000, there were 31,334 people, 12,220 households, and 8,712 families residing in the county. The population density was 11/km² (28/sq mi). There were 13,362 housing units at an average density of 5/km² (12/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 95.93% White, 0.71% Black or African American, 0.17% Native American, 0.30% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 2.07% from other races, and 0.79% from two or more races. 3.88% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 12,220 households out of which 31.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.20% were married couples living together, 8.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.70% were non-families. 25.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.40% 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 25.40% under the age of 18, 7.10% from 18 to 24, 25.70% from 25 to 44, 23.60% from 45 to 64, and 18.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 96.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.80 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $38,071, and the median income for a family was $45,417. Males had a median income of $31,799 versus $20,936 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,435. About 6.80% of families and 8.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.80% of those under age 18 and 6.70% of those age 65 or over.
Cities and towns[edit | edit source]
- Cissna Park
- Crescent City
Transportation[edit | edit source]
Major highways[edit | edit source]
- Interstate 57
- U.S. Route 52
- U.S. Route 24
- U.S. Route 45
- Illinois Route 1
- Illinois Route 54
- Illinois Route 49
- Illinois Route 116
References[edit | edit source]
- 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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