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Carroll County, Illinois

Carroll County, Illinois
Carroll County Courthouse
Map of Illinois highlighting Carroll County
Location in the state of Illinois
Map of the United States highlighting Illinois
Illinois's location in the U.S.
Founded 1839
Named for Charles Carroll
Seat Mount Carroll
Largest city Savanna
Area
 • Total 466 sq mi (1,207 km2)
 • Land 445 sq mi (1,153 km2)
 • Water 22 sq mi (57 km2), 4.6%
Population
 • (2010) 15,387
 • Density 35/sq mi (14/km²)
Congressional district 17th
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website .comvisitcarrollcountyil

Carroll County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. As of the 2010 census, the population was 15,387.[1] Its county seat is Mount Carroll.[2]

Contents

  • History 1
  • Geography 2
    • Adjacent counties 2.1
    • National protected area 2.2
    • Major highways 2.3
  • Climate and weather 3
  • Demographics 4
  • Education 5
  • Communities 6
    • Cities 6.1
    • Villages 6.2
    • Townships 6.3
  • Notable people 7
  • See also 8
  • References 9
  • External links 10

History

Carroll County was formed in 1839 out of Jo Daviess County. The county is named for Charles Carroll who signed the Declaration of Independence.[3] Carroll, who died in 1832, was the last signer to die.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 466 square miles (1,210 km2), of which 445 square miles (1,150 km2) is land and 22 square miles (57 km2) (4.6%) is water.[4] The Mississippi Palisades State Park is in this county, just north of the city of Savanna. The Savanna Army Depot is located partly in this county.

Adjacent counties

National protected area

Major highways

Climate and weather

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In recent years, average temperatures in the county seat of Mount Carroll have ranged from a low of 7 °F (−14 °C) in January to a high of 85 °F (29 °C) in July, although a record low of −31 °F (−35 °C) was recorded in January 1910 and a record high of 108 °F (42 °C) was recorded in July 1936. Average monthly precipitation ranged from 1.43 inches (36 mm) in January to 4.77 inches (121 mm) in June.[5]

Demographics

2000 census age pyramid for Carroll County.

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 15,387 people, 6,622 households, and 4,343 families residing in the county.[11] The population density was 34.6 inhabitants per square mile (13.4/km2). There were 8,437 housing units at an average density of 19.0 per square mile (7.3/km2).[4] The racial makeup of the county was 96.9% white, 0.8% black or African American, 0.3% Asian, 0.3% American Indian, 0.6% from other races, and 1.1% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 2.8% of the population.[11] In terms of ancestry, 40.4% were German, 14.0% were Irish, 11.2% were English, and 10.6% were American.[12]

Of the 6,622 households, 26.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.1% were married couples living together, 8.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 34.4% were non-families, and 29.8% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.29 and the average family size was 2.80. The median age was 46.5 years.[11]

The median income for a household in the county was $44,805 and the median income for a family was $55,341. Males had a median income of $42,421 versus $27,552 for females. The per capita income for the county was $25,914. About 7.8% of families and 11.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.4% of those under age 18 and 5.8% of those age 65 or over.[13]

Education

  • Chadwick-Milledgeville Community Unit School District 399
  • Eastland Community Unit School District 308
  • Pearl City Community Unit School District 200
  • West Carroll Community Unit School District 314

Communities

Cities

Villages

Townships

Carroll County is divided into these twelve townships:

Notable people

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. 70. 
  4. ^ a b "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County".  
  5. ^ a b "Monthly Averages for Mount Carroll, Illinois". The Weather Channel. Retrieved 2011-01-27. 
  6. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  7. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 4, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved July 4, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 4, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 4, 2014. 
  11. ^ a b c "DP-1 Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data".  
  12. ^ "DP02 SELECTED SOCIAL CHARACTERISTICS IN THE UNITED STATES – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates".  
  13. ^ "DP03 SELECTED ECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates".  
  14. ^ "Kansas Governor Willis Joshua Bailey". National Governors Association. Retrieved September 29, 2012. 
  15. ^ 'Wisconsin Blue Book 1923,' Biographical Sketch of David J. Summerville, pg. 636

External links

  • Carroll County Government
  • Visit Carroll County
  • Village of Chadwick
  • City of Lanark
  • Village of Milledgeville
  • City of Mt. Carroll
  • City of Savanna
  • Visit Savanna
  • Village of Shannon
  • Village of Thomson
  • Visit Thomson
  • United States Census Bureau 2007 TIGER/Line Shapefiles
  • United States Board on Geographic Names (GNIS)
  • United States National Atlas

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