|Winnebago County, Illinois|
Location in the state of Illinois
Illinois's location in the U.S.
519.27 sq mi (1,345 km²)
513.74 sq mi (1,331 km²)
5.54 sq mi (14 km²), 1.07%
541/sq mi (209/km²)
Winnebago County is part of the Rockford, Illinois, Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Geography[edit | edit source]
According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 519.27 square miles (1,344.9 km2), of which 513.74 square miles (1,330.6 km2) (or 98.94%) is land and 5.54 square miles (14.3 km2) (or 1.07%) is water.
Major highways[edit | edit source]
- Interstate 39
- Interstate 90
- U.S. Highway 20
- U.S. Highway 51
- Illinois Route 2
- Illinois Route 75
- Illinois Route 173
- Illinois Route 251
Adjacent counties[edit | edit source]
- Rock County, Wisconsin (north)
- Boone County (east)
- DeKalb County (southeast)
- Ogle County (south)
- Stephenson County (west)
- Green County, Wisconsin (northwest)
History[edit | edit source]
Demographics[edit | edit source]
As of the census of 2000, there were 278,418 people, 107,980 households, and 73,642 families residing in the county. The population density was 542 people per square mile (209/km²). There were 114,404 housing units at an average density of 223 per square mile (86/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 82.46% White, 10.53% Black or African American, 0.29% Native American, 1.72% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 3.11% from other races, and 1.86% from two or more races. 6.90% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 20.8% were of German, 9.2% Swedish, 8.9% Irish, 7.3% Italian, 6.6% English and 6.1% American ancestry according to Census 2000.
There were 107,980 households out of which 32.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.30% were married couples living together, 11.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.80% were non-families. 26.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.06.
In the county the population was spread out with 26.40% under the age of 18, 8.40% from 18 to 24, 29.80% from 25 to 44, 22.70% from 45 to 64, and 12.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 95.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.60 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $43,886, and the median income for a family was $52,456. Males had a median income of $40,289 versus $25,942 for females. The per capita income for the county was $21,194. About 6.90% of families and 9.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.90% of those under age 18 and 6.80% of those age 65 or over.
Present County Government Representation[edit | edit source]
Winnebago County is comprised by the following districts represented in 2009-2010 by the following individuals listed along with their political affiliation :
- Randal Olson (R)
- Tom Owens (R)
- Steve Schultz (R)
- David Yeske (R)
- Doug Aurand (D)
- Kyle Logan (R)
- Dave Fiduccia (R)
- Dianne Parvin (R)
- Paul Gorski (D)
- Wendy Owano (R) 
- Pearl Hawks (D)
- Dorothy Redd (D)
- Angie Goral (D)
- Dave Tassoni (D)
- Kay Mullins (R)
- Melvin Paris (D)
- Ted Biondo (R)
- Fred Wescott (R)
- John Eckberg (R)
- Bob Kinnison (R)
- Isidro Barrios (D) 
- Karen Hoffman (D)
- George Anne Duckett (D)
- L.C. Wilson (D)
- Bob Hastings (D)
- Rick Pollack (R)
- Frank Gambino (R)
- John Sweeney (R)
Townships[edit | edit source]
Winnebago County is divided into these townships:
Cities and towns[edit | edit source]
Climate and weather[edit | edit source]
|Climate chart for Rockford, Illinois|
|temperatures in °C • precipitation totals in mm|
source: The Weather Channel
In recent years, average temperatures in the county seat of Rockford have ranged from a low of 11 °F (−12 °C) in January to a high of 83 °F (28 °C) in July, although a record low of −27 °F (−32.8 °C) was recorded in January 1982 and a record high of 112 °F (44 °C) was recorded in July 1936. Average monthly precipitation ranged from 1.34 inches (34 mm) in February to 4.80 inches (122 mm) in June.
See also[edit | edit source]
- National Register of Historic Places listings in Winnebago County, Illinois
- Winnebago County War Memorial
References[edit | edit source]
- ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Counties/Pages/FindACounty.aspx. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
- ^ "Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Counties". United States Census. http://www.census.gov/tiger/tms/gazetteer/county2k.txt. Retrieved 2011-02-13.
- ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- ^ a b "Monthly Averages for Rockford, Illinois". The Weather Channel. http://www.weather.com/weather/wxclimatology/monthly/graph/USIL1013. Retrieved 2011-01-27.
Further reading[edit | edit source]
- Shaw, Adele Marie (June 1904). "Common-Sense Country Schools: How Superintendent kern Has Revolutionized Rural Education In Winnebago County, Illinois". The World's Work: A History of Our Time VIII: 4883–4894. Retrieved on 2009-07-10. Includes numerous photos of c. 1904 Winnebago County schools.
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|Green County, Wisconsin||Rock County, Wisconsin|
|Stephenson County||Boone County|
Winnebago County, Illinois
|Ogle County||DeKalb County|
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