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Encyclopedia > Lawrence County, Illinois
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Lawrence County is a county located in the state of Illinois. As of 2000, the population is 15,452. Its county seat is Lawrenceville, Illinois6.


Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 968 km˛ (374 mi˛). 963 km˛ (372 mi˛) of it is land and 5 km˛ (2 mi˛) of it is water. The total area is 0.52% water.


Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 15,452 people, 6,309 households, and 4,252 families residing in the county. The population density is 16/km˛ (42/mi˛). There are 7,014 housing units at an average density of 7/km˛ (19/mi˛). The racial makeup of the county is 97.97% White, 0.76% Black or African American, 0.14% Native American, 0.12% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.27% from other races, and 0.74% from two or more races. 0.89% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.


There are 6,309 households out of which 28.70% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.90% are married couples living together, 9.00% have a female householder with no husband present, and 32.60% are non-families. 29.20% of all households are made up of individuals and 15.00% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.36 and the average family size is 2.89.


In the county the population is spread out with 22.70% under the age of 18, 7.60% from 18 to 24, 26.20% from 25 to 44, 23.40% from 45 to 64, and 20.10% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 41 years. For every 100 females there are 91.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 87.80 males.


The median income for a household in the county is $30,361, and the median income for a family is $37,050. Males have a median income of $28,428 versus $18,727 for females. The per capita income for the county is $17,070. 13.70% of the population and 10.70% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 21.30% of those under the age of 18 and 8.50% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.


Cities and towns

  • Birds
  • Bridgeport
  • Lawrenceville
  • Russellville
  • St. Francisville
  • Sumner
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Lawrence County, Illinois GenWeb (171 words)
Lawrence County was formed on January 16, 1821 from the counties of Crawford and Edwards.
The county was named after Captain James Lawrence, who was mortally wounded in an engagement between his ship, the Chesapeake, and the British vessel, Shannon, during the War of 1812.
His memorable last words were "Don't give up the ship!" Lawrence County was the 20th county formed in Illinois.
Lawrence County, Illinois - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (401 words)
Lawrence County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois.
Lawrence County was formed in 1821 out of Crawford and Edwards Counties.
The median income for a household in the county was $30,361, and the median income for a family was $37,050.
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