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Encyclopedia > Hancock County, Illinois

Hancock County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. As of 2000, the population was 20,121. Its county seat is Carthage, Illinois6. Image File history File links Hancock_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. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Carthage is a city located in Hancock 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 2,110 km² (815 mi²). 2,058 km² (795 mi²) of it is land and 52 km² (20 mi²) of it (2.45%) 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. ...


Adjacent Counties

Henderson County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... McDonough County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Schuyler County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Adams County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. ... Lewis County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Clark County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Lee County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. ...

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 20,121 people, 8,069 households, and 5,607 families residing in the county. The population density was 10/km² (25/mi²). There were 8,909 housing units at an average density of 4/km² (11/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.68% White, 0.20% Black or African American, 0.18% Native American, 0.23% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.13% from other races, and 0.56% from two or more races. 0.52% 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. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 8,069 households out of which 30.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.90% were married couples living together, 7.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.50% were non-families. 26.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 2.96. 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 24.60% under the age of 18, 7.10% from 18 to 24, 25.50% from 25 to 44, 24.50% from 45 to 64, and 18.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 94.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.20 males.


The median income for a household in the county was $36,654, and the median income for a family was $44,457. Males had a median income of $31,095 versus $20,680 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,478. About 5.40% of families and 8.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.90% of those under age 18 and 8.20% 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. ...


History

Hancock County was part of the "Military Tract" set aside by Congress to reward veterans of the War of 1812. Actual settlement of the interior of the County was delayed by concerns about hostile American Indians. After their defeat in the Blackhawk War in 1832, settlement proceeded quickly. US Atlas of 1810 In May 1812, an act of Congress was passed which set aside bounty lands as payment to volunteer soldiers for the War against the British (War of 1812). ... Combatants United States United Kingdom Strength United States Regular army : 99,000 Volunteers: 10,000* Rangers: 3,000 Militia: 458,000** Naval and marine: 20,000 Indigenous peoples New York Iroquois: 600 Northwestern allies: ? Southern allies: ? United Kingdom Regular army: 10,000+ Naval and marine: ? Canadian militia: 86,000+** Indigenous... The Black Hawk War was a war fought in 1832 in the Midwestern section of the United States of America between American settlers and Native Americans. ...


Hancock County was formed, in 1825, out of Pike County. It was named in honor of John Hancock, who clearly signed the Declaration of Independence. 1825 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Pike County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Hancocks signature on the United States Declaration of Independence John Hancock (January 12, 1737 (O.S.) – October 8, 1793 (N.S.)) was President of the Second Continental Congress and of the Congress of the Confederation; first Governor of Massachusetts; and the first person to sign the United States Declaration... A declaration of independence is a proclamation of the independence of an aspiring state or states. ...


Cities and towns

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 Augusta is a village located in Hancock County, Illinois. ... Basco is a village located in Hancock County, Illinois. ... Bentley is a town located in Hancock County, Illinois. ... Bowen is a village located in Hancock County, Illinois. ... Carthage is a city located in Hancock County, Illinois. ... Dallas City is a city located in Hancock County, Illinois. ... Elvaston is a village located in Hancock County, Illinois. ... Ferris is a village located in Hancock County, Illinois. ... Fountain Green, Illinois, is located about eleven miles northeast of Carthage, Illinois in Hancock County, Illinois. ... Hamilton is a city located in Hancock County, Illinois. ... La Harpe is a city located in Hancock County, Illinois. ... The references in this article would be clearer with a different style of citation, footnoting or external linking. ... Plymouth is a village located in Hancock County, Illinois. ... Pontoosuc is a village located in Hancock County, Illinois. ... Warsaw is a city located in Hancock County, Illinois. ... West Point is a village located in Hancock County, 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 is an informal name for the Chicago metropolitan area, used by local residents, businesses, governments, and planning agencies. ... 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. ... Fox Valley The Fox Valley is a region within Illinois and Wisconsin that borders Chicagoland. ... 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. ... Northwestern Illinois is a geographic region of the state of Illinois within the USA. Northwestern Illinois is generally considered to consist of the following area: Jo Daviess County, Carroll County, Whiteside County, Stephenson County, Winnebago County, Ogle County, and Lee County. ...

Major cities Alton | Aurora | Belleville | Berwyn | Bloomington | Burbank | Calumet City | Carbondale | Champaign | Chicago | Chicago Heights | Crystal Lake | Danville | Decatur | DeKalb | Des Plaines | East St. Louis | Elgin | Elmhurst | Evanston | Freeport | Galesburg | Granite City | Harvey |
Highland Park | Joliet | Kankakee | Moline | Naperville | North Chicago | Park Ridge | Peoria | Pekin | Quincy | Rockford | Rock Island | Springfield | St. Charles | Urbana | Wheaton | Waukegan | West Chicago
Towns and Villages Addison | Algonquin | Arlington Heights | Bartlett | Batavia | Bolingbrook | Buffalo Grove | Carol Stream | Carpentersville | Cicero | Dolton | Downers Grove | Elk Grove Village | Glendale Heights | Glen Ellyn | Glenview | Gurnee | Hanover Park | Hoffman Estates | Lake in the Hills | Lansing | Lombard | Maywood | Mount Prospect | Mundelein | Niles | Normal | Northbrook | Oak Forest | Oak Lawn | Oak Park | Orland Park | Palatine | Plainfield | Romeoville | Round Lake Beach | Schaumburg | Skokie | Streamwood | Tinley Park | Wheeling | Wilmette | Woodridge
Counties Adams | Alexander | Bond | Boone | Brown | Bureau | Calhoun | Carroll | Cass | Champaign | Christian | Clark | Clay | Clinton | Coles | Cook | Crawford | Cumberland | DeKalb | DeWitt | Douglas | DuPage | Edgar | Edwards | Effingham | Fayette | Ford | Franklin | Fulton | Gallatin | Greene | Grundy | Hamilton | Hancock | Hardin | Henderson | Henry | Iroquois | Jackson | Jasper | Jefferson | Jersey | Jo Daviess | Johnson | Kane | Kankakee | Kendall | Knox | La Salle | Lake | Lawrence | Lee | Livingston | Logan | Macon | Macoupin | Madison | Marion | Marshall | Mason | Massac | McDonough | McHenry | McLean | Menard | Mercer | Monroe | Montgomery | Morgan | Moultrie | Ogle | Peoria | Perry | Piatt | Pike | Pope | Pulaski | Putnam | Randolph | Richland | Rock Island | Saline | Sangamon | Schuyler | Scott | Shelby | St. Clair | Stark | Stephenson | Tazewell | Union | Vermilion | Wabash | Warren | Washington | Wayne | White | Whiteside | Will | Williamson | Winnebago | Woodford

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