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Encyclopedia > Greene County, Illinois
Greene County, Illinois
Map
Map of Illinois highlighting Greene County
Location in the state of Illinois
Map of the USA highlighting Illinois
Illinois's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1821
Seat Carrollton
Largest City White Hall
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

546 sq mi (1,415 km²)
543 sq mi (1,407 km²)
3 sq mi (8 km²), 0.59%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

14,761
27/sq mi (10/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5

Greene County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. As of 2000, the population is 14,761. Its county seat is Carrollton, Illinois6. 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 Metropolitan Area Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (140,998 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. ... Carrollton is a city located in Greene County, Illinois. ... White Hall is a city located in Greene County, Illinois. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... 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 per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ...  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). ... UTC redirects here. ... Although 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  US Government Portal      A U.S. state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Largest metro area Chicago Metropolitan Area Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (140,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Carrollton is a city located in Greene 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. ...

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,415 km² (546 sq mi). 1,407 km² (543 sq mi) of it is land and 8 km² (3 sq mi) of it (0.59%) 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 English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Adjacent Counties

Scott County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Morgan County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Macoupin County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. ... Jersey County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. ... Calhoun County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. ... Pike County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ...

History

Greene County is named in honor of General Nathanael Greene, a hero of the Revolutionary War. Charles Willson Peale painted a portrait of General Greene from life in, which was then copied several times by C.W. Peale and his son, Rembrandt Peale. ... The American Revolutionary War (1775–1783), also known as the American War of Independence, was a war fought primarily between Great Britain and revolutionaries within thirteen of her North American colonies. ...


Demographics

2000 census age pyramid for Greene County.
2000 census age pyramid for Greene County.
Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1900 23,402
1910 22,363 -4.4%
1920 22,883 2.3%
1930 20,417 -10.8%
1940 20,292 -0.6%
1950 18,852 -7.1%
1960 17,460 -7.4%
1970 17,014 -2.6%
1980 16,661 -2.1%
1990 15,317 -8.1%
2000 14,761 -3.6%
IL Counties 1900-1990

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 14,761 people, 5,757 households, and 4,075 families residing in the county. The population density was 10/km² (27/sq mi). There were 6,332 housing units at an average density of 4/km² (12/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 98.06% White, 0.75% Black or African American, 0.24% Native American, 0.11% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.22% from other races, and 0.60% from two or more races. 0.52% 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 Twentieth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 226,545,805, 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. ... Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... 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 5,757 households out of which 32.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.00% were married couples living together, 9.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.20% were non-families. 25.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 3.00. Matrimony redirects here. ...


In the county the population was spread out with 25.50% under the age of 18, 8.80% from 18 to 24, 26.40% from 25 to 44, 21.80% from 45 to 64, and 17.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 96.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.00 males.


The median income for a household in the county was $31,754, and the median income for a family was $37,057. Males had a median income of $30,067 versus $20,269 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,246. About 10.10% of families and 12.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.80% of those under age 18 and 9.10% 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

Carrollton is a city located in Greene County, Illinois. ... Eldred is a village located in Greene County, Illinois. ... Greenfield is a city located in Greene County, Illinois. ... Hillview is a village located in Greene County, Illinois. ... Kane is a village located in Greene County, Illinois. ... Rockbridge is a village located in Greene County, Illinois. ... Roodhouse is a city located in Greene County, Illinois. ... White Hall is a city located in Greene County, Illinois. ... For other places called Wilmington, see Wilmington Wilmington is a village located in Greene County, Illinois. ...

Census designated places

  • Barrow
  • Belltown
  • Drake
  • East Hardin
  • Hanks Station
  • Lake Centralia
  • Old Kane

Coordinates: 39°21′N 90°23′W / 39.35, -90.39 Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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Greene County, Illinois - definition of Greene County, Illinois in Encyclopedia (367 words)
Greene County is a county located in the state of Illinois.
In the county the population is spread out with 25.50% under the age of 18, 8.80% from 18 to 24, 26.40% from 25 to 44, 21.80% from 45 to 64, and 17.50% who are 65 years of age or older.
The median income for a household in the county is $31,754, and the median income for a family is $37,057.
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