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Encyclopedia > Lee County, Illinois
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Lee County is a county located in the state of Illinois. As of 2000, the population is 36,062. Its county seat is Dixon, Illinois6.


Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,889 km˛ (729 mi˛). 1,879 km˛ (725 mi˛) of it is land and 10 km˛ (4 mi˛) of it is water. The total area is 0.54% water.


Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 36,062 people, 13,253 households, and 9,144 families residing in the county. The population density is 19/km˛ (50/mi˛). There are 14,310 housing units at an average density of 8/km˛ (20/mi˛). The racial makeup of the county is 92.68% White, 4.91% Black or African American, 0.11% Native American, 0.56% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.77% from other races, and 0.94% from two or more races. 3.18% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.


There are 13,253 households out of which 32.20% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.90% are married couples living together, 9.30% have a female householder with no husband present, and 31.00% are non-families. 26.50% of all households are made up of individuals and 12.10% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.49 and the average family size is 3.01.


In the county the population is spread out with 24.20% under the age of 18, 7.80% from 18 to 24, 30.30% from 25 to 44, 23.10% from 45 to 64, and 14.70% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 38 years. For every 100 females there are 105.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 104.80 males.


The median income for a household in the county is $40,967, and the median income for a family is $48,730. Males have a median income of $35,754 versus $22,305 for females. The per capita income for the county is $18,650. 7.70% of the population and 4.90% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 8.40% of those under the age of 18 and 8.90% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.


Cities and towns

  • Amboy
  • Ashton
  • Compton
  • Dixon
  • Franklin Grove
  • Harmon
  • Nelson
  • Paw Paw
  • Steward
  • Sublette
  • West Brooklyn
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Lee County, Illinois (1629 words)
On the 27th of February, 1839 the act of the General Assembly creating Lee County was approved and it became a law recognizing Lee as one of the counties of the commonwealth.
It is bounded on the north by Ogle County, on the west by Whiteside, on the south by Bureau and LaSalle, and on the east by DeKalb.
In 1840 the population of the county was 2,035, by 1845 it had risen to3,282, with 1850 showing a rapid rise to 5,289.
Lee County, Illinois - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (362 words)
Lee County is a county located in the state of Illinois.
In the county the population is spread out with 24.20% under the age of 18, 7.80% from 18 to 24, 30.30% from 25 to 44, 23.10% from 45 to 64, and 14.70% who are 65 years of age or older.
The median income for a household in the county is $40,967, and the median income for a family is $48,730.
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