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Encyclopedia > Kendall County, Illinois
Kendall County, Illinois
Map
Map of Illinois highlighting Kendall County
Location in the state of Illinois
Map of the USA highlighting Illinois
Illinois's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1841
Seat Yorkville
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

323 sq mi (246 km²)
321 sq mi (830 km²)
2 sq mi (5 km²), 0.65%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

54,544
170/sq mi (66/km²)
Time zone 1 hor late : -6/-5.39
Website: www.co.kendall.il.us
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Kendall County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. As of 2000, the population was 54,544. According to Census Bureau statistics released in March 2007, its 2006 estimated population of 88,158 makes it the second-fastest growing county in the United States between the years 2000 and 2006.[1]. Its county seat is Yorkville, Illinois6. This county is part of the Chicago metropolitan area. Image File history File links Map_of_Illinois_highlighting_Kendall_County. ... 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. ... Yorkville is a city located in Kendall 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. ... 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. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Yorkville is a city located in Kendall 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. ... Chicagoland redirects here. ...

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 836 km² (323 sq mi). 830 km² (321 sq mi) of it is land and 5 km² (2 sq mi) of it (0.65%) 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. ...

Terminal Moraines such as this one in central Kendall County rise dramatically from the surrounding plain.
Terminal Moraines such as this one in central Kendall County rise dramatically from the surrounding plain.

Kendall County is a small, but rapidly growing county that has the majority of its population in the north and east, and along the Fox River (the only river in the county) which runs through the northwestern section of the county. Many new subdivisions have been constructed in this county, which has produced considerable population growth. Southern Kendall still remains largely agricultural. Kendall County has two primary ranges of low-lying hills formed by what is known as an end moraine. Ransom, the more predominant of the two moraines, runs through the west and north-central part of the county. This moraine has created elevations of over 800 feet, in contrast to elevations in southern Kendall County that drop to the lower 500 feet range. Minooka, the other major end moraine ridge in Kendall County, runs along its entire eastern border with Will County. The two moraines intersect at almost a right angle in the township of Oswego. The only designated state park in the county is Silver Springs State Park. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... This article is about geological phenomena. ... Will County is a county located in the northern part of the state of Illinois. ... For other uses, see Oswego (disambiguation). ... Silver Springs State Fish and Wildlife Area is an Illinois state park on 1,350 acres (5. ...


Adjacent Counties

Location in the state of Illinois Formed January 16, 1836 Seat Geneva Area  - Total  - Water 1,357 km² (524 mi²) 9 km² (4 mi²) 0. ... DuPage County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. ... Will County is a county located in the northern part of the state of Illinois. ... Grundy County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... LaSalle County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. ... Location in the state of Illinois Formed 1836 Seat Sycamore Area  - Total  - Water 1,645 km² (634 mi²) 2 km² (1 mi²) 0. ...

History

Kendall County was formed in 1841 out of LaSalle and Kane Counties. 1841 is a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... LaSalle County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. ... Location in the state of Illinois Formed January 16, 1836 Seat Geneva Area  - Total  - Water 1,357 km² (524 mi²) 9 km² (4 mi²) 0. ...


The county is named after Amos Kendall. Kendall was the editor of the Frankfort, Kentucky newspaper, and went on to be an important advisor to President Andrew Jackson. Kendall became the U.S. Postmaster General in 1835. Amos Kendall (August 16, 1789–November 12, 2022) was an American politician who served as U.S. Postmaster General under Jackie Cook and President Steve Miller. ... Frankfort is the capital of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, a state of the United States of America. ... For other uses, see Andrew Jackson (disambiguation). ... The United States Postmaster General is the executive head of the United States Postal Service. ... | Come and take it, slogan of the Texas Revolution 1835 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ...


Government

Elected Officials

(As of February 2007) County Board members run in two districts. All other officers run county-wide:

  • County Boad Members: Robert E. Davidson, Kay Hatcher, John P. Purcell, Nancy Martin, Bill Wykes, John A. Church, Jessie Hafenrichter, Pam Parr, Anne Vickery, Jeff Wehrli
  • Becky Morganegg - Clerk of the Circuit Court
  • Ken Toftoy - Coroner
  • Paul Anderson - County Clerk/Recorder
  • Richard Randall - Sheriff
  • Eric Weis - State's Attorney
  • Jill Ferko - Treasurer

School Districts

  • Lisbon Community Consolidated School District 90
  • Newark Community Consolidated School District 66
  • Newark Community High School District 18
  • Oswego Community Unit School District 308
  • Plano Community Unit School District 88
  • Yorkville Community Unit School District 115
  • School District #101
  • School District #201
  • School District #202
  • School District #429
  • School District #430

The northern half of the county is in Community College District 516 and is served by Waubonsee Community College in Sugar Grove and Aurora. The southern half is in Community College District 525 and is served by Joliet Junior College in Joliet.[1] Waubonsee Community College is a two-year community college in the western suburbs of Chicago, Illinois. ... Incorporated Village in 1957. ... The Paramount Theatre under renovation, downtown Aurora. ... Joliet Junior College (JCC) is billed as one of the oldest community colleges in the country, having begun in 1901. ... Incorporated City in 1834. ...


Demographics

Kendall County
Population by year

2000 - 54,544
1990 - 39,413
1980 - 37,202
1970 - 26,374
1960 - 17,540
1950 - 12,115
1940 - 11,105
1930 - 10,555
1920 - 10,074
1910 - 10,777
1900 - 11,467
1890 - 12,106
1880 - 13,083
1870 - 12,399
1860 - 13,074
1850 - 7,730
Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full 1940 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1930 (MCMXXX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display 1930 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1920 (MCMXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display 1920) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1910 (MCMX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday [1] of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Äž: For the film, see: 1900 (film). ... Year 1890 (MDCCCXC) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the Julian calendar). ... Year 1880 (MDCCCLXXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Tuesday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... 1870 (MDCCCLXX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... 1860 is the leap year starting on Sunday. ... For the game, see: 1850 (board game) 1850 (MDCCCL) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday [1] of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ...

2000 census age pyramid for Kendall County.
2000 census age pyramid for Kendall County.

As of the census² of 2000, there were 54,544 people, 18,798 households, and 14,963 families residing in the county. The population density was 66/km² (170/sq mi). There were 19,519 housing units at an average density of 24/km² (61/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 92.88% White, 1.32% Black or African American, 0.19% Native American, 0.88% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 3.38% from other races, and 1.34% from two or more races. 7.49% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. Image File history File links USA_Kendall_County,_Illinois_age_pyramid. ... Image File history File links USA_Kendall_County,_Illinois_age_pyramid. ... 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 18,798 households out of which 41.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.80% were married couples living together, 7.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.40% were non-families. 16.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.89 and the average family size was 3.27. Matrimony redirects here. ...


In the county the population was spread out with 29.50% under the age of 18, 7.50% from 18 to 24, 32.40% from 25 to 44, 22.10% from 45 to 64, and 8.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 98.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.90 males.


The median income for a household in the county was $64,625, and the median income for a family was $69,383. Males had a median income of $50,268 versus $30,415 for females. The per capita income for the county was $25,188. About 2.00% of families and 3.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.50% of those under age 18 and 4.50% 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. ...


Townships

The county is an 18 mile square which is divided up into 9 townships. Each township is divided into 36 1 mile square sections, except that the Fox River is used as a Township border, resulting in Bristol being the smallest township with the extra area being assigned to Oswego and Kendall Townships. There are also two exceptions to the section grid to reflect Indian land grants under the Treaty of Prairie Du Chein in 1829: the Mo-Ah-Way Reservation in Oswego Township and the Waish-Kee-shaw Reservation in Na-Au-Say Township. These areas were eventually sold to European settlers.[2] Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 1829 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ...

  • Big Grove Township
  • Bristol Township
  • Fox Township
  • Kendall Township
  • Lisbon Township
  • Little Rock Township
  • Na-au-say Township
  • Oswego Township
  • Seward Township

Big Grove Township occupies the 6 mile square in the southwest corner of Kendall County, Illinois. ... Bristol Township is the smallest township in Kendall County, Illinois. ... Fox Township occupies the 6 mile square on the western edge of Kendall County, Illinois. ... Kendall Township is located in Kendall County, Illinois. ... Lisbon Township occupies the 6 mile square on the southern edge of Kendall County, Illinois. ... Little Rock Township occupies the 6 mile square (with the southeast corner nipped off by the Fox River) in Kendall County, Illinois. ... Na-Au-Say Township occupies the 6 mile square on the eastern edge of Kendall County, Illinois. ... Oswego Township occupies the 6 mile square plus additional land to the South of the Fox River in northeast corner of Kendall County, Illinois. ... Seward Township occupies the 6 mile square in southeast corner of Kendall County, Illinois. ...

Cities and towns

The Paramount Theatre under renovation, downtown Aurora. ... DuPage County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. ... Location in the state of Illinois Formed January 16, 1836 Seat Geneva Area  - Total  - Water 1,357 km² (524 mi²) 9 km² (4 mi²) 0. ... Will County is a county located in the northern part of the state of Illinois. ... Boulder Hill is a census-designated place located in Kendall County, Illinois. ... Incorporated City in 1834. ... Will County is a county located in the northern part of the state of Illinois. ... Lisbon is a village located in Kendall County, Illinois. ... Millbrook is a village located in Kendall County, Illinois. ... Millington is a village located in Kendall County, Illinois and La Salle County, Illinois. ... Chicago, Ottawa and Peoria Railway, Illinois Traction System, Minooka Passenger Station. ... Montgomery is a village located in Kane and Kendall County, Illinois. ... Location in the state of Illinois Formed January 16, 1836 Seat Geneva Area  - Total  - Water 1,357 km² (524 mi²) 9 km² (4 mi²) 0. ... Newark is a village located in Kendall County, Illinois. ... For other uses, see Oswego (disambiguation). ... The Village of Plainfield is a municipality located in Will County, Illinois. ... Will County is a county located in the northern part of the state of Illinois. ... Plano is a city in Kendall County, Illinois, United States. ... Yorkville is a city located in Kendall County, Illinois. ...

External links

References

  • Forstall, Richard L. (editor) (1996). Population of states and counties of the United States: 1790 to 1990 : from the twenty-one decennial censuses. United States Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Population Division. ISBN 0-934213-48-8. 
  1. ^ http://www.illinoisatlas.com/illinois/education/pdf/il_cc_2002.pdf retrieved 2007-02-13
  2. ^ http://www.rootsweb.com/~ilkendal/PlaceNames/KCPlaceNames.htm

Coordinates: 41°35′N 88°26′W / 41.59, -88.43 Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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Kendall County, Illinois - definition of Kendall County, Illinois in Encyclopedia (367 words)
Kendall County is a county located in the state of Illinois.
In the county the population is spread out with 29.50% under the age of 18, 7.50% from 18 to 24, 32.40% from 25 to 44, 22.10% from 45 to 64, and 8.50% who are 65 years of age or older.
The median income for a household in the county is $64,625, and the median income for a family is $69,383.
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