|Richland County, Illinois|
Location in the state of Illinois
Illinois's location in the U.S.
|Founded||February 24 1841|
362 sq mi (938 km²)
360 sq mi (932 km²)
2 sq mi (5 km²), 0.52%
44/sq mi (17/km²)
Geography[edit | edit source]
Adjacent Counties[edit | edit source]
- Jasper County (north)
- Crawford County (northeast)
- Lawrence County (east)
- Wabash County (southeast)
- Edwards County (south)
- Wayne County (southwest)
- Clay County (west)
Demographics[edit | edit source]
|IL Counties 1900-1990|
As of the census2 of 2000, there were 16,149 people, 6,660 households, and 4,535 families residing in the county. The population density was 17/km² (45/sq mi). There were 7,468 housing units at an average density of 8/km² (21/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 98.16% White, 0.29% Black or African American, 0.12% Native American, 0.57% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.22% from other races, and 0.59% from two or more races. 0.77% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 6,660 households out of which 30.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.80% were married couples living together, 8.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.90% were non-families. 27.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 2.92.
In the county the population was spread out with 24.50% under the age of 18, 8.30% from 18 to 24, 26.60% from 25 to 44, 23.00% from 45 to 64, and 17.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 93.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.80 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $31,185, and the median income for a family was $40,000. Males had a median income of $28,955 versus $19,693 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,847. About 9.80% of families and 12.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.60% of those under age 18 and 7.00% of those age 65 or over.
Cities and towns[edit | edit source]
Census designated places[edit | edit source]
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