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Lee County, Illinois

Lee County, Illinois
Lee County Courthouse
Map of Illinois highlighting Lee County
Location in the state of Illinois
Map of the United States highlighting Illinois
Illinois's location in the U.S.
Founded February 27, 1839
Named for Henry Lee III
Seat Dixon
Largest city Dixon
Area
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Population
 • (2010) 36,031
 • Density 50/sq mi (19/km²)
Congressional district 16th
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.countyoflee.org

Lee County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 36,031.[1] Its county seat is Dixon.[2]

The Dixon, IL Micropolitan Statistical Area includes all of Lee County.

History

Lee County was formed in 1839 out of Ogle County. The County is named in honor of Lighthorse Harry Lee, officer in the Revolutionary War, or Richard Henry Lee, member of the Continental Congress. The Declaration of Independence was adopted pursuant to Lee's Resolution. President Ronald Reagan lived in Dixon as a boy and attended Dixon High School.[3]

Geography

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Climate and weather

Dixon, 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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Major highways

Other features

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.

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As of the census[10] of 2000, there were 36,062 people, 13,253 households, and 9,144 families residing in the county. The population density was 50 people per square mile (19/km²). There were 14,310 housing units at an average density of 20 per square mile (8/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 92.68% White, 4.91% Black or African American, 0.11% Native American, 0.56% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.77% from other races, and 0.94% from two or more races. 3.18% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 33.9% were of German, 14.9% Irish, 8.9% American and 8.4% English ancestry according to Census 2000. 97.1% spoke English and 1.7% Spanish as their first language.

File:USA Lee County, Illinois age pyramid.svg
2000 census age pyramid for Lee County

There were 13,253 households out of which 32.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.90% were married couples living together, 9.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.00% were non-families. 26.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 3.01.

In the county the population was spread out with 24.20% under the age of 18, 7.80% from 18 to 24, 30.30% from 25 to 44, 23.10% from 45 to 64, and 14.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 105.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $40,967, and the median income for a family was $48,730. Males had a median income of $35,754 versus $22,305 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,650. About 4.90% of families and 7.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.40% of those under age 18 and 8.90% of those age 65 or over.

Communities

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A wind farm in southeast Lee county just west of Interstate 39 exit 82.

Cities

Villages

Townships

Lee County is divided into twenty-two townships:

See also

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 6, 2014. 
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. "School House to White House: The Education of the Presidents". National Archives and Records Administration. Retrieved December 30, 2007. 
  4. "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Monthly Averages for Dixon, Illinois". The Weather Channel. Retrieved 2011-01-27. 
  6. "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 6, 2014. 
  7. "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved July 6, 2014. 
  8. "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 6, 2014. 
  9. "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 6, 2014. 
  10. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

External links

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