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Encyclopedia > Jackson County, Illinois

Jackson County is a county located in the state of Illinois. As of 2000, the population is 59,612. Its county seat is Murphysboro6; its most populous city is Carbondale, home to the main campus of Southern Illinois University. Image File history File links Jackson_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. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... A county seat is an administrative center for a county. ... Murphysboro is a city located in Jackson 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. ... Carbondale is a city in Southern Illinois in the midwest United States, about an one hour north of Cairo. ... Southern Illinois University Carbondale Southern Illinois University Carbondale is located in Carbondale in the U.S. state of Illinois. ...

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History

As early as 1813, Conrad Will (Will County) conducted a large salt extraction operation, using slave labor, on the banks of the Big Muddy River, south of Murphysboro. Will County is a county located in the northern part of the state of Illinois. ... The Big Muddy River is located in Illinois. ...


Jackson County was organized in 1816, having been carved out of Randolph County. It was named for Andrew Jackson, who had just defeated the British at the Battle of New Orleans. Randolph County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Andrew Jackson (March 15, 1767 – June 8, 1845) was the seventh President of the United States (1829-1837), first governor of Florida (1821), general of the Battle of New Orleans (1815), a founder of the Democratic Party, and the eponym of the era of Jacksonian democracy. ... Combatants United Kingdom United States Commanders Edward Pakenham † John Lambert Andrew Jackson Strength 11,000–14,500 4,000–6,000 Casualties 2,700 71 {{{notes}}} The Battle of New Orleans, also known as the Battle of Chalmette Plantation, took place on January 8, 1815, during the War of 1812...


Shortly after the American Civil War, General John A. Logan led a parade of veterans from Murphysboro to Carbondale, Illinois. General Logan, a Union veteran, invited the Confederate veterans, of which there were many in Jackson County, to march with him. Thus, what might have been another celebration of the Union victory became a memorial to the war dead on both sides. This is one version of the origin of the Memorial Day holiday. Combatants Union (remaining U.S. states) Confederate States of America Commanders Abraham Lincoln† Ulysses S. Grant Jefferson Davis Robert E. Lee Strength 2,200,000 1,064,000 Casualties KIA: 110,000 Total dead: 360,000 Wounded: 275,200 KIA: 94,000 Total dead: 258,000 Wounded: 137,000+  The... John Alexander Logan (February 8, 1826 – December 26, 1886), American soldier and political leader, was born in what is now Murphysboro, Jackson County, Illinois. ... Relatives and others traditionally place flags near veterans headstones on Memorial Day Memorial Day is a United States federal holiday that is observed on the last Monday of May (scheduled next for May 29th, 2006). ...


Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,561 km² (603 mi²). 1,523 km² (588 mi²) of it is land and 37 km² (14 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 2.39% water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... 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. ...


The first coal mine in Illinois was opened on the south bank of the Big Muddy River near the present-day Route 127 Bridge. The Big Muddy River is located in Illinois. ...


Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 59,612 people, 24,215 households, and 12,664 families residing in the county. The population density was 39/km² (101/mi²). There were 26,844 housing units at an average density of 18/km² (46/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 80.79% White, 13.02% Black or African American, 0.31% Native American, 3.03% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 1.00% from other races, and 1.80% from two or more races. 2.42% 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 24,215 households out of which 24.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.30% were married couples living together, 9.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 47.70% were non-families. 34.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.21 and the average family size was 2.89. Marriage is a relationship between individuals which generally forms the foundation of a family. ...


In the county the population was spread out with 19.30% under the age of 18, 26.00% from 18 to 24, 25.90% from 25 to 44, 17.90% from 45 to 64, and 11.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 28 years. For every 100 females there were 104.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.90 males.


The median income for a household in the county was $24,946, and the median income for a family was $40,950. Males had a median income of $31,910 versus $22,396 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,755. 25.20% of the population and 14.70% of families were below the poverty line. 23.00% of those under the age of 18 and 10.50% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line. 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

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Capital Springfield
Regions Champaign-Urbana | Chicagoland | Driftless Zone | Fox Valley | Little Egypt | Metro-East | American Bottom | 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 Ava is a city located in Jackson County, Illinois. ... Campbell Hill is a village located in Jackson County, Illinois. ... Carbondale is a city in Southern Illinois in the midwest United States, about an one hour north of Cairo. ... De Soto is a village located in Jackson County, Illinois. ... Dowell is a village located in Jackson County, Illinois. ... Elkville is a village located in Jackson County, Illinois. ... Gorham is a village located in Jackson County, Illinois. ... Grand Tower is a city located in Jackson County, Illinois. ... Makanda is a village located in Jackson County, Illinois. ... Murphysboro is a city located in Jackson County, Illinois. ... Vergennes is a village located in Jackson 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. ... Official language(s) English Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq. ... // 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. ... This is a list of United States state capitals: Trivia - Jefferson City (Missouri) has the longest name of the U.S. state capitals - Only two of the U.S. state capitals are named for their state: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and Indianapolis, Indiana retard See also List of current and former... Motto: Nickname: Map Political Statistics Founded 1819 Incorporated Sangamon County Mayor Timothy Davlin Geographic Statistics Area  - Total  - Land  - Water 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. ... The I-74 Bridge, connecting Bettendorf, Iowa and Moline, Illinois is located near the geographic center of the Quad Cities. ... List of cities in Illinois, arranged in alphabetical order. ... Alton is a city located in Madison County, Illinois. ... Auroras Logo Aurora is a city located in Kane, DuPage, Will and Kendall counties in Illinois. ... Belleville is a city located 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). ... Nickname: The Windy City Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Official website: http://egov. ... 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. ... Elmhurst is a city located in DuPage County, Illinois. ... Incorporated City in 1872. ... Joliet is a city located in both Will and Kendall County, Illinois and is a suburb southwest of Chicago. ... Kankakee is a city located in Kankakee County, Illinois. ... The John Deere Pavilion in Moline, Illinois. ... Naperville is a city located in DuPage County, Illinois USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 128,358; a special census in 2003 estimated the population at 135,858. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... 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. ... Motto: Nickname: Map Political Statistics Founded 1819 Incorporated Sangamon County Mayor Timothy Davlin Geographic Statistics Area  - Total  - Land  - Water 156. ... St. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Wheaton is the county seat of DuPage County, Illinois, located about 25 miles west of Chicago and Lake Michigan. ... 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. ... This article or section contains information that has not been verified and thus might not be reliable. ... Carol Streams third and newest logo was adopted in 1996. ... View of Carpentersville from the cemetery, 1898 Carpentersville is a village located in Kane County, Illinois. ... Incorporated Town in 1869. ... Downers Grove, Illinois Downers Grove is a suburb located 19 miles west of Chicago, Illinois in DuPage County, Illinois. ... 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 located in McLean County, Illinois. ... 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 located in Cook County, Illinois. ... Schaumburg is a village located 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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Jackson County, Illinois - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (539 words)
Jackson County is a county located in the state of Illinois.
In the county the population was spread out with 19.30% under the age of 18, 26.00% from 18 to 24, 25.90% from 25 to 44, 17.90% from 45 to 64, and 11.00% who were 65 years of age or older.
The median income for a household in the county was $24,946, and the median income for a family was $40,950.
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