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Encyclopedia > Adams County, Illinois
Adams County, Illinois
Map
Map of Illinois highlighting Adams County
Location in the state of Illinois
Map of the USA highlighting Illinois
Illinois's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1825
Seat Quincy
Largest City Quincy
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

871 sq mi (2,257 km²)
857 sq mi (2,219 km²)
15 sq mi (38 km²), 1.68%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

68,277
80/sq mi (31/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website: www.co.adams.il.us

Adams County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. As of the 2000 census, the population was 68,277. Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Largest metro area Chicago Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (149,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... Image File history File links Map_of_USA_IL.svg‎ File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Illinois ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Nickname: Gem City Location in Illinois Coordinates: Country United States State Illinois Counties Adams County, Illinois Government  - Mayor John A. Spring Area  - City  14. ... Nickname: Gem City Location in Illinois Coordinates: Country United States State Illinois Counties Adams County, Illinois Government  - Mayor John A. Spring Area  - City  14. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... A time zone is a region of the Earth that has adopted the same standard time, usually referred to as the local time. ...  CST or UTC-6 The Central Time Zone observes standard time by subtracting six hours from UTC during standard time (UTC-6) and five hours during daylight saving time (UTC-5). ... Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) is a high-precision atomic time standard. ... Though DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ... A county is generally a sub-unit of regional self-government within a sovereign jurisdiction. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      A U.S. state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of the... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Largest metro area Chicago Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (149,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ...


The County was formed in 1825 out of Pike County. Its name is in honor of the sixth President of the United States, John Quincy Adams. Its county seat is Quincy, Illinois6. Pike County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... For other uses, see President of the United States (disambiguation). ... John Quincy Adams (July 11, 1767 – February 23, 1848) was a diplomat, politician, and President of the United States (March 4, 1825 – March 4, 1829). ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Nickname: Gem City Location in Illinois Coordinates: Country United States State Illinois Counties Adams County, Illinois Government  - Mayor John A. Spring Area  - City  14. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ...

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,257 km² (871 mi²). 2,219 km² (857 mi²) of it is land and 38 km² (15 mi²) of it (1.68%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Adjacent Counties

Hancock County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. ... Brown County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Schuyler County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Pike County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Marion County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Lewis County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ...

Demographics

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Adams County.
2000 Census Age Pyramid for Adams County.
Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1900 67,058
1910 64,588 -3.7%
1920 62,188 -3.7%
1930 62,784 1.0%
1940 65,229 3.9%
1950 64,690 -0.8%
1960 68,467 5.8%
1970 70,861 3.5%
1980 71,622 1.1%
1990 66,090 -7.7%
2000 68,277 3.3%
IL Counties 1900-1990

As of the census² of 2000, there were 68,277 people, 26,860 households, and 17,996 families residing in the county. The population density was 31/km² (80/mi²). There were 29,386 housing units at an average density of 13/km² (34/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 95.10% White, 3.07% Black or African American, 0.16% Native American, 0.40% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.31% from other races, and 0.95% from two or more races. 0.83% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... 1900 US Census The Twelfth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 76,212,168, an increase of 21. ... The Thirteenth United States Census was taken in 1910. ... The Fourteenth United States Census was taken in 1920. ... The Fifteenth United States Census was taken in 1930. ... The Sixteenth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 132,164,569, an increase of 7. ... The Seventeenth United States Census was taken in 1950. ... The Eighteenth United States Census was taken in 1960. ... The Nineteenth United States Census was taken in 1970. ... The Twetieth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 226,542,199, an increase of 11. ... The Twenty-first United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 248,709,873, an increase of 9. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ...


There were 26,860 households out of which 31.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.20% were married couples living together, 9.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.00% were non-families. 28.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 3.00. “Spouse” redirects here. ...


In the county the population was spread out with 24.90% under the age of 18, 8.80% from 18 to 24, 26.40% from 25 to 44, 22.40% from 45 to 64, and 17.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 92.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.70 males.


The median income for a household in the county was $34,784, and the median income for a family was $44,133. Males had a median income of $31,171 versus $21,083 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,894. About 7.40% of families and 10.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.00% of those under age 18 and 8.90% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Cities and towns

Adams County, Illinois.
Adams County, Illinois.

Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Camp Point is a village located in Adams County, Illinois. ... Clayton is a village located in Adams County, Illinois. ... Coatsburg is a village located in Adams County, Illinois. ... Columbus is a village located in Adams County, Illinois. ... Golden is a village located in Adams County, Illinois. ... La Prairie is a village located in Adams County, Illinois. ... Liberty is a village located in Adams County, Illinois. ... Lima is a village located in Adams County, Illinois. ... Loraine is a village located in Adams County, Illinois. ... Mendon is a village located in Adams County, Illinois. ... Payson is a village located in Adams County, Illinois. ... Plainville is a village located in Adams County, Illinois. ... Nickname: Gem City Location in Illinois Coordinates: Country United States State Illinois Counties Adams County, Illinois Government  - Mayor John A. Spring Area  - City  14. ... Ursa is a village located in Adams County, Illinois. ...

Unincorporated

  • Beverly
  • Bigneck
  • Burton
  • Fall Creek
  • Fowler
  • Kellerville
  • Kingston (2 villages in Illinois share this name)
  • Marblehead
  • Marcelline
  • Meyer
  • Paloma
  • Richfield

Burton, Illinois is a village in Adams County about 3 miles east of Quincy. ... Marblehead, Illinois is a town located in rural Adams County, Illinois just south of Quincy. ... Paloma, Illinois is a small rural village in Adams County, Illinois. ...

Attractions

Siloam Springs State Park is an Illinois state park on in Adams County, Illinois, United States. ...

Education

Unified school districts

// Liberty Illinois Township History Liberty Township began with the first settlement made on Section 28, by Daniel Lile, in the spring of 1822, and many old settlers followed about the same time. ...

Colleges and universities

Quincy University is a private liberal arts Catholic university in the Franciscan tradition. ...

External links

Coordinates: 39°59′N 91°11′W / 39.99, -91.19 Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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Adams County, Illinois - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (379 words)
Adams County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois.
In the county the population is spread out with 24.90% under the age of 18, 8.80% from 18 to 24, 26.40% from 25 to 44, 22.40% from 45 to 64, and 17.60% who are 65 years of age or older.
The median income for a household in the county is $34,784, and the median income for a family is $44,133.
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