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Douglas County, Illinois

Douglas County, Illinois
A veterans memorial on the east side of the courthouse
Map of Illinois highlighting Douglas County
Location in the state of Illinois
Map of the United States highlighting Illinois
Illinois's location in the U.S.
Founded 1859
Named for Stephen A. Douglas
Seat Tuscola
Largest city Tuscola
Area
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Population
 • (2010) 19,980
 • Density 48/sq mi (19/km²)
Congressional district 15th
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5

Douglas County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. As of the 2010 census, the population was 19,980.[1] The county seat is Tuscola.[2]

History

Douglas County was formed in 1859 out of Coles County. It was named in honor of Stephen A. Douglas,[3] who was elected to the United States Senate in 1858, following the Lincoln-Douglas Debates.

Geography

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The west side of the Douglas County courthouse.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of Script error: No such module "convert"., of which Script error: No such module "convert". is land and Script error: No such module "convert". (0.1%) is water.[4]

Climate and weather

Tuscola, Illinois
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Average max. and min. temperatures in °F
Precipitation totals in inches
Source: The Weather Channel[5]

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Adjacent counties

Major highways

Demographics

File:USA Douglas County, Illinois age pyramid.svg
2000 census age pyramid for Douglas County
Historical population
Census Pop.

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As of the census[10] of 2000, there were 19,922 people, 7,574 households, and 5,476 families residing in the county. The population density was 48 people per square mile (18/km²). There were 8,005 housing units at an average density of 19 per square mile (7/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.25% White, 0.30% Black or African American, 0.16% Native American, 0.26% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 1.32% from other races, and 0.70% from two or more races. 3.46% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 30.9% were of German, 21.1% American, 12.4% English and 9.1% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000. 86.8% spoke English, 7.6% German, 3.6% Spanish and 1.6% Pennsylvania Dutch as their first language.

There were 7,574 households out of which 33.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.10% were married couples living together, 7.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.70% were non-families. 24.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.10.

In the county the population was spread out with 27.00% under the age of 18, 8.00% from 18 to 24, 26.80% from 25 to 44, 22.10% from 45 to 64, and 16.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 94.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $39,439, and the median income for a family was $46,117. Males had a median income of $33,079 versus $21,774 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,474. About 4.20% of families and 6.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.90% of those under age 18 and 7.60% of those age 65 or over.

Communities

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Map of Douglas County, Illinois

Cities

Villages

Unincorporated communities

  • Hugo
  • Kemp

Townships

Douglas County is divided into nine townships:

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 4, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 108. 
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  5. ^ a b "Monthly Averages for Tuscola, Illinois". The Weather Channel. Retrieved 2011-01-27. 
  6. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 4, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved July 4, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 4, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 4, 2014. 
  10. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

External links

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