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Encyclopedia > Macoupin County, Illinois
Macoupin County, Illinois
Map
Map of Illinois highlighting Macoupin County
Location in the state of Illinois
Map of the USA highlighting Illinois
Illinois's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1829
Seat Carlinville
Largest City Carlinville
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

868 sq mi (2,247 km²)
864 sq mi (2,237 km²)
4 sq mi (10 km²), 0.47%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

49,019
57/sq mi (22/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5

Macoupin County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. As of 2000, the population was 49,019. Its county seat is Carlinville, Illinois6. Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Largest metro area Chicago Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (149,998 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. ... Carlinville is a city located in Macoupin County, Illinois. ... Carlinville is a city located in Macoupin County, Illinois. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... 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 by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... A time zone is a region of the Earth that has adopted the same standard time, usually referred to as the local time. ...  CST or UTC-6 The Central Time Zone observes standard time by subtracting six hours from UTC during standard time (UTC-6) and five hours during daylight saving time (UTC-5). ... Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) is a high-precision atomic time standard. ... Though DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ... 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  Politics Portal      A U.S. state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of the... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Largest metro area 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. ... Carlinville is a city located in Macoupin 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. ...

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,247 km² (868 mi²). 2,237 km² (864 mi²) of it is land and 10 km² (4 mi²) of it (0.47%) 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. ...


Adjacent Counties

Sangamon County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Montgomery County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Madison County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. ... Greene County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. ... Jersey County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. ... Morgan County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ...

History

Macoupin County was formed in 1829 out of Greene and Madison Counties. The name is a Native American word said to mean "white potato". The potato, however, was not cultivated in North America in pre-Columbian times. This could be a reference to Arrowhead, a plant with an edible root that grows in wetlands in Illinois. Another possibility is the American Lotus, which also has a root that was used as a food source by Native Americans. The name probably derives from Macoupin Creek, which flows through the County. Despite its proximity to urbanized portions of the St. Louis metropolitan area, the county is not considered part of the St. Louis MSA. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 1829 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Greene County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. ... Madison County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. ... Native Americans in the United States are the indigenous peoples from the regions of North America now encompassed by the continental United States, including parts of Alaska. ... Binomial name Solanum tuberosum L. The potato (Solanum tuberosum) is a perennial plant of the Solanaceae, or nightshade, family, commonly grown for its starchy tuber. ... Sagittaria is a genus of aquatic plants whose members go by a variety of common names, including arrowhead, duck potato, katniss, kuwai, swan potato, tule potato, and wapatoo. ... Binomial name Nelumbo lutea Willd. ... Macoupin Creek is a tributary of the Illinois River, which it joins near Hardin, Illinois. ...


Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1900 42,256
1910 50,685 19.9%
1920 57,274 13.0%
1930 48,703 -15.0%
1940 46,304 -4.9%
1950 44,210 -4.5%
1960 43,524 -1.6%
1970 44,557 2.4%
1980 49,384 10.8%
1990 47,679 -3.5%
2000 49,019 2.8%
IL Counties 1900-1990

As of the census² of 2000, there were 49,019 people, 19,253 households, and 13,631 families residing in the county. The population density was 22/km² (57/mi²). There were 21,097 housing units at an average density of 9/km² (24/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.99% White, 0.82% Black or African American, 0.22% Native American, 0.18% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.15% from other races, and 0.61% from two or more races. 0.62% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 1900 US Census The Twelfth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 76,212,168, an increase of 21. ... The Thirteenth United States Census was taken in 1910. ... The Fourteenth United States Census was taken in 1920. ... The Fifteenth United States Census was taken in 1930. ... The Sixteenth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 132,164,569, an increase of 7. ... The Seventeenth United States Census was taken in 1950. ... The Eighteenth United States Census was taken in 1960. ... The Nineteenth United States Census was taken in 1970. ... The Twetieth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 226,542,199, an increase of 11. ... The Twenty-first United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 248,709,873, an increase of 9. ... 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. ... 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. ... 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 19,253 households out of which 31.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.10% were married couples living together, 8.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.20% were non-families. 25.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 2.97. For the record label, see Marriage Records. ...


In the county the population was spread out with 24.60% under the age of 18, 8.30% from 18 to 24, 26.70% from 25 to 44, 22.90% from 45 to 64, and 17.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 94.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.90 males.


The median income for a household in the county was $36,190, and the median income for a family was $43,021. Males had a median income of $34,369 versus $22,293 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,298. About 7.10% of families and 9.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.50% of those under age 18 and 7.90% 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. ...


Cities and towns

Benld is a city located in Macoupin County, Illinois. ... Brighton is a village located mostly in Macoupin County, Illinois and partially in Jersey County, Illinois. ... Bunker Hill is a city in Macoupin County, Illinois, United States. ... Carlinville is a city located in Macoupin County, Illinois. ... Chesterfield is a village located in Macoupin County, Illinois. ... Dorchester is a village located in Macoupin County, Illinois. ... Eagarville is a village located in Macoupin County, Illinois. ... East Gillespie is a village located in Macoupin County, Illinois. ... Gillespie is a city in Macoupin County, Illinois, United States. ... Girard is a city located in Macoupin County, Illinois. ... Hettick is a village located in Macoupin County, Illinois. ... Medora is a village located in Macoupin County, Illinois. ... Modesto is a village located in Macoupin County, Illinois. ... Mount Clare is a village located in Macoupin County, Illinois. ... Mount Olive is a city located in Macoupin County, Illinois. ... Nilwood is a town located in Macoupin County, Illinois. ... Palmyra is a village located in Macoupin County, Illinois. ... Royal Lakes is a village in Macoupin County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2000 census, the village had a total population of 190. ... Sawyerville is a village located in Macoupin County, Illinois. ... Scottville is a village located in Macoupin County, Illinois. ... Shipman is a town located in Macoupin County, Illinois. ... Standard City is a village located in Macoupin County, Illinois. ... Staunton is a city in Macoupin County, Illinois, United States. ... Virden is a city located in Macoupin County, Illinois. ... White City is a village located in Macoupin County, Illinois. ... Wilsonville is a village located in Macoupin County, Illinois. ...

Census designated places

  • Atwater
  • Comer
  • Enos
  • Hagaman
  • McVey
  • Miles Station
  • Plainview
  • South Standard
  • Summerville
  • Womac
  • Woodburn

External links

Coordinates: 39°16′N 89°55′W / 39.26, -89.92 Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


  Results from FactBites:
 
Macoupin County, Illinois – Carlinville, Route 66, Beaver Dam State Park, Mount Olive, Union (370 words)
Macoupin County was organized in 1829, the 50th county created in Illinois.
Its county seat is Carlinville, located 45 miles south-southwest of Springfield and about 45 miles northeast of St Louis, along the historic Route 66.
Carlinville also is home to the Macoupin County Historical Society Museum and Standard Addition, the largest single repository of Sears Homes in the U.S. The only Union cemetery in the nation is in Mount Olive.
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