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Encyclopedia > Calhoun County, Illinois

Calhoun County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. As of 2000, the population is 5,084. Its county seat is Hardin, Illinois6. The County was organized in 1825, and was named for John C. Calhoun, Vice President of the United States, and proponent of States' rights. Image File history File links Calhoun_County_Illinois. ... A county is generally a sub-unit of regional self-government within a sovereign jurisdiction. ... A state of the United States (a U.S. state) is any one of the fifty states (four of which officially favor the term commonwealth) which, along with the District of Columbia, form the United States of America. ... Official language(s) English Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (149,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... A county seat is an administrative center for a county. ... Hardin is a village located in Calhoun County, Illinois. ... 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. ... 1825 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... John Caldwell Calhoun (March 18, 1782 – March 31, 1850) was a prominent United States politician from South Carolina during the first half of the 19th century. ... The Vice President of the United States is the second-highest executive official of the United States government. ... States rights refers to the idea that U.S. states possess certain rights and political powers in the politics of the United States and constitutional law. ...

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 735 km² (284 mi²). 657 km² (254 mi²) of it is land and 77 km² (30 mi²) of it (10.53%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an Imperial unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (5,280 feet, 1,760 yards, 1,609. ...


Calhoun County is a narrow finger of high ground located between the Mississippi River and the Illinois River. From the rest of Illinois, and Missouri, it is accessible mainly by ferry boat. This County had many prosperous farms and orchards at a time when transportation was mainly by river. The Mississippi River, derived from the old Ojibwe word misi-ziibi meaning great river (gichi-ziibi big river at its headwaters), is the second-longest river in the United States; the longest is the Missouri River, which flows into the Mississippi. ... This article is about the river in the U.S. state of Illinois. ...


Adjacent Counties

Greene County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Jersey County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... St. ... Lincoln County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Pike County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Pike County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ...

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 5,084 people, 2,046 households, and 1,438 families residing in the county. Though this figure was the (offical-typo) number presented to the government, it is widely known in neighboring counties that there could be no more than five or six actual (famlies-typo). The deception, on such a grand scale, is to facilitate the otherwise overtly illegal practice of incest, which has been the way of the (reigon- typo) since its settlement. The population density was 8/km² (20/mi²). There were 2,681 housing units at an average density of 4/km² (11/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.80% White, 0.04% Black or African American, 0.31% Native American, 0.18% Asian, 0.16% from other races, and 0.51% from two or more races. 0.63% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 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. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 2,046 households out of which 29.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.80% were married couples living together, 5.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.70% were non-families. 26.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 2.98. A marriage is a relationship between or among individuals, usually recognized by civil authority and/or bound by the religious beliefs of the participants. ...


In the county the population was spread out with 22.90% under the age of 18, 7.60% from 18 to 24, 25.90% from 25 to 44, 24.40% from 45 to 64, and 19.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 100.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.40 males.


The median income for a household in the county was $34,375, and the median income for a family was $43,107. Males had a median income of $32,281 versus $20,943 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,785. About 7.30% of families and 9.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.10% of those under age 18 and 9.80% 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

Batchtown is a village located in Calhoun County, Illinois. ... Brussels is a village located in Calhoun County, Illinois. ... Hamburg is a village located in Calhoun County, Illinois. ... Hardin is a village located in Calhoun County, Illinois. ... Kampsville is a village located in Calhoun County, Illinois. ...

External links

  • Illinois Genealogy Trails: Calhoun County, Illinois
  • History of Calhoun County, Illinois
  • Calhoun Unit District 40
  • Calhoun County Health Department
Flag of Illinois State of Illinois
Topics History | Government | Economy | Culture
Capital Springfield
Regions Champaign-Urbana | Chicagoland | Driftless Zone | Fox Valley | Little Egypt | Metro-East | American Bottom | Forgottonia |

Quad Cities | Northwestern Illinois Image File history File links Flag_of_Illinois. ... A state of the United States (a U.S. state) is any one of the fifty states (four of which officially favor the term commonwealth) which, along with the District of Columbia, form the United States of America. ... Official language(s) English Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (149,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... Official language(s) English Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (149,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... // Pre-Columbian Cahokia, the urban center of the pre-Columbian Mississippian culture, was located near present-day Collinsville, Illinois. ... The culture of the State of Illinois varies highly based on location within the state. ... Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, site of first U.S. capital. ... Flag Seal Location Location of Springfield within Illinois Government Country State County United States Illinois Sangamon Founded 1819 Mayor Timothy Davlin Geographical characteristics Area    - City 156. ... This list of regions of the United States includes official (governmental) and non-official areas within the borders of the United States, not including U.S. states, the federal district of Washington, D.C. or standard subentities such as cities or counties. ... The Champaign-Urbana Metropolitan Area, also known as Chambana, is a region in east central Illinois. ... Chicagoland. ... The Driftless Area is an area of about 20,000 square miles in southwestern Wisconsin and northeastern Iowa which was by-passed by the continental glaciers. ... A region in Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin along the Fox River. ... Egypt is the southern area of the state of Illinois in the United States of America. ... Metro-East is a region in Illinois that comprises the eastern suburbs St. ... The American Bottom is a flood plain of the Mississippi River in southwestern Illinois, extending from Alton, Illinois, to the Kaskaskia River. ... Illinois Military Tract of 1812 Forgottonia (also spelled Forgotonia) is the name given to a 14 county region in western Illinois in the late 1960s and early 1970s. ... The I-74 Bridge, connecting Bettendorf, Iowa and Moline, Illinois is located near the geographic center of the Quad Cities. ...

Major cities Alton | Aurora | Belleville | Berwyn | Bloomington | Burbank | Calumet City | Champaign | Chicago | Crystal Lake | Decatur | DeKalb | Des Plaines | Elgin | Elmhurst | Evanston | Joliet | Kankakee | Moline | Naperville | Park Ridge | Peoria | Quincy | Rockford | Rock Island | Springfield | St. Charles | Urbana | Wheaton | Waukegan
Largest Towns and Villages

Addison | Arlington Heights | Bartlett | Bolingbrook | Buffalo Grove | Carol Stream | Carpentersville | Cicero | Downers Grove | Elk Grove Village | Glenview | Hoffman Estates | Lombard | Mount Prospect | Normal | Oak Lawn | Oak Park | Oswego | Orland Park | Palatine | Schaumburg | Skokie | Tinley Park List of cities in Illinois, arranged in alphabetical order. ... Historic Alton Home Alton is a city in Madison County, Illinois, United States. ... Nickname City of Lights Location Location in Chicagoland Government Country State Counties United States Illinois Kane, DuPage, Kendall and Will Mayor Tom Weisner (D) Geographical characteristics Area  - City    - Land    - Water 102. ... Belleville is a city in St. ... Incorporated City in 1902. ... Bloomington is a city located in McLean County, Illinois. ... Incorporated City in 1970. ... Calumet City is a city located in Cook County, Illinois. ... A view of Champaign from above ( see wider view). ... Flag Seal Nickname: The Windy City Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location Location in Chicagoland and northern Illinois Coordinates , Government Country State Counties United States Illinois Cook, DuPage Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 606. ... Crystal Lake is a city located in southeastern McHenry County in northeastern Illinois. ... The Decatur Transfer House in the background with a newly completed fountain in the foreground. ... DeKalb is a city located in DeKalb County, Illinois. ... Incorporated City in 1874. ... only hoes live in elgin == [[Image: == [[[[[[[[[Image:Example. ... Incorporated Village in 1982. ... Incorporated City in 1872. ... The city of Joliet is located 40 miles southwest of Chicago. ... Kankakee is a city in Kankakee County, Illinois, in the United States. ... The John Deere Pavilion in Moline, Illinois. ... Website: http://www. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Peoria City Hall Peoria is the largest city on the Illinois River and the county seat of Peoria CountyGR6, Illinois, in the United States. ... U.S. 24 over the Mississippi River. ... Rockford is the county seat of Winnebago County, Illinois, USA. Traditionally referred to as The Forest City, Rockford is classified as a mid-sized city as it has 150,115 residents, while the metro area has 320,204 residents (2000 Census). ... Rock Island is a city located in Rock Island County, Illinois. ... Flag Seal Location Location of Springfield within Illinois Government Country State County United States Illinois Sangamon Founded 1819 Mayor Timothy Davlin Geographical characteristics Area    - City 156. ... St. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Incorporated City in 1859. ... Waukegan is a city located in Lake County, Illinois, of which it is the county seat. ... List of towns and villages in Illinois, arranged in alphabetical order. ... Addison is a village located in DuPage County, Illinois. ... Incorporated Village in 1836. ... Incorporated Village in 1891. ... Bolingbrook is a village located in Will County, Illinois and DuPage County, Illinois. ... Incorporated Village in 1958. ... Carol Streams third and newest logo was adopted in 1996. ... View of Carpentersville from the cemetery, 1898 Carpentersville is a village in Kane County, Illinois, USA. The population was 30,586 at the 2000 census. ... Incorporated Town in 1869. ... Incorporated Village in 1873. ... Incorporated Village in 1956. ... Incorporated Village in 1899. ... Hoffman Estates is a village located primarily in Cook County and a small section in Kane County, Illinois. ... Lombard The Lilac Village, is a village located in DuPage County, Illinois. ... Mount Prospect, part of Elk Grove Township, is a village located in Cook County, Illinois about 22 miles northwest of downtown Chicago, Illinois. ... Normal is an incorporated town in McLean County, Illinois, United States. ... Oak Lawn is a village located in Cook County, Illinois. ... Wrights home in Oak Park, Illinois Lake Theater and shops along Lake Street. ... Oswego is a village located in Kendall County, Illinois. ... Incorporated Village in 1892. ... Palatine is a village in Cook County, Illinois, United States. ... Schaumburg is a village in Cook County and DuPage County, Illinois. ... Incorporated Village in 1888. ... Type Village Incorporated 1892 State Illinois County Cook County Township Bremen Government Council-manager Mayor Edward Zabrocki Population (2000) 48,401 (up 30. ...

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