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Encyclopedia > Madison County, Illinois
Madison County, Illinois
Map
Map of Illinois highlighting Madison County
Location in the state of Illinois
Map of the USA highlighting Illinois
Illinois's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1812
Seat Edwardsville
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

1,918 km² (740 mi²)
1,878 km² (725 mi²)
40 km² (15 mi²), 2.07%
Population
 - (2005)
 - Density

265,303
138/km² 
Website: www.co.madison.il.us

Madison County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. Madison County is part of the St. Louis Metro Area. As of 2000, the population was 258,941. Its county seat is Edwardsville, 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 ... For the overture by Tchaikovsky, see 1812 Overture; For the wars, see War of 1812 (USA - United Kingdom) or Patriotic War of 1812 (France - Russia) For the Siberia Airlines plane crashed over the Black Sea on October 4, 2001, see Siberia Airlines Flight 1812 1812 was a leap year starting... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Edwardsville is a city in Madison County, Illinois, United States. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... 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. ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... A county is generally a sub-unit of regional self-government within a sovereign jurisdiction. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Counties/Parishes/Boroughs, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics 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 Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (149,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... The St. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Edwardsville is a city in Madison County, Illinois, United States. ... 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. ...

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,918 km² (740 mi²). 1,878 km² (725 mi²) of it is land and 40 km² (15 mi²) of it (2.07%) is water. Madison County is on the Mississippi River, the other major body of water is Horseshoe Lake 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. ... For the river in Canada, see Mississippi River (Ontario). ... Horseshoe Lake in Illinois is a cutoff meander loop of the Mississippi River in Madison County, Illinois, Nameoki Township, in southwestern Illinois, about four miles east of Saint Louis, Missouri. ...


Adjacent Counties

1This is not a county, but an independent city which is not part of a county. Macoupin County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. ... Montgomery County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Bond County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Clinton County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois, and determined by the U.S. Census Bureau to include the mean center of U.S. population in 1960. ... St. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... St. ... St. ... Jersey County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... An independent city is a city that does not form part of another general-purpose local government entity. ...


History

Madison County was formed in 1812 out of Randolph and St. Clair Counties. At the time of its formation, Madison County included all of the modern State of Illinois north of St. Louis, about three-fourths of the Territory. The County was named for President James Madison, at the outbreak of the War of 1812. For the overture by Tchaikovsky, see 1812 Overture; For the wars, see War of 1812 (USA - United Kingdom) or Patriotic War of 1812 (France - Russia) For the Siberia Airlines plane crashed over the Black Sea on October 4, 2001, see Siberia Airlines Flight 1812 1812 was a leap year starting... Randolph County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... St. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... James Madison (March 16, 1751 – June 28, 1836), an American politician and fourth President of the United States of America (1809–1817), was one of the most influential Founders of the United States. ... Combatants United States Great Britain Canada Bermuda Eastern Woodland Indians Commanders James Madison Henry Dearborn Jacob Brown Winfield Scott Andrew Jackson George Prevost Isaac Brock† Tecumseh† Strength •U.S. Regular Army: 35,800 •Rangers: 3,049 •Militia: 458,463* •US Navy & US Marines: (at start of war): •Frigates:6 •Other...


In the late 1800s, Madison County became an industrial powerhouse, and in the twentieth centruy, was known for first, Graniteware, and later, its steel mills, oil refinerys, and other heavy industry. Because of this large working class population, the County, and the surrounding area, was well known as a Democratic powerhouse.


In the early twenty-first century, Madison County, which, in addition to its heavy industry, had become known as a county where a worker could fake an injury and get a ton of money, came into the sights of the "tort reform" movement, by such entities as the US Chamber of Commerce, the US Civil Justice League, and the American Tort Reform Association. These entities started to spend huge sums of money in local elections, with massive media campaigns, in order to return justice to the civil justice system. In excess of $15,000,000.00 was spent by these entities in the 2004 race for the Illinois Supeme Court on behalf of the Republican candidate (the Democratic candidate was only able to raise and spend 1/3 of that figure). The Republican candidate won a narrow victory, in an area where no Republican had won election in 40 years. In 2006, the US Chamber, and its allies, tried again, with the campaign for the Illinois Appellate Court. However, despite funnelling millions more dollars into the race, the crooked Democrat was able to win again.


To this day, the US Chamber of Commerce publishes a propaghanda newspaper, called The Madison County Record, to misreport on legal happenings in the County, and to try to persuade persons to vote for their candidates.


Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1900 64,694
1910 89,847 38.9%
1920 106,895 19.0%
1930 143,830 34.6%
1940 149,349 3.8%
1950 182,307 22.1%
1960 224,689 23.2%
1970 250,934 11.7%
1980 247,691 -1.3%
1990 249,238 0.6%
2000 258,941 3.9%
IL Counties 1900-1990

As of the census² of 2000, there were 258,941 people, 101,953 households, and 70,041 families residing in the county. The population density was 138/km² (357/mi²). There were 108,942 housing units at an average density of 58/km² (150/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 90.23% White, 7.31% Black or African American, 0.27% Native American, 0.60% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.49% from other races, and 1.08% from two or more races. 1.52% 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 101,953 households out of which 32.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.00% were married couples living together, 11.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.30% were non-families. 26.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.20% 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 3.00. This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling. ...


In the county the population was spread out with 24.90% under the age of 18, 9.40% from 18 to 24, 28.90% from 25 to 44, 22.50% from 45 to 64, and 14.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 93.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.90 males.


The median income for a household in the county was $41,541, and the median income for a family was $50,862. Males had a median income of $39,857 versus $25,968 for females. The per capita income for the county was $20,509. About 7.20% of families and 9.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.70% of those under age 18 and 7.30% 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

Alhambra is a village located in Madison County, Illinois. ... Historic Alton Home Alton is a city in Madison County, Illinois, United States. ... Bethalto is a village in Madison County, Illinois, USA. The population was 9,454 at the 2000 census. ... The official city logo of Collinsville, Illinois. ... East Alton is a village located in Madison County, Illinois. ... Edwardsville is a city in Madison County, Illinois, United States. ... Fairmont City is a village located in St. ... Glen Carbon is a village located in Madison County, Illinois. ... Godfrey is a village located in Madison County, Illinois. ... Granite City is a city in Madison County, Illinois, United States. ... Grantfork is a village located in Madison County, Illinois. ... Hamel is a village located in Madison County, Illinois. ... Hartford is a village located in Madison County, Illinois, near the mouth of the Missouri River. ... Highland is a city located in Madison County, Illinois. ... Livingston is a village located in Madison County, Illinois. ... Madison is a city located in Madison County, Illinois. ... Marine is a village located in Madison County, Illinois. ... Maryville is a village located in Madison County, Illinois. ... New Douglas is a village located in Madison County, Illinois. ... Pontoon Beach is a village in Madison County, Illinois, United States. ... Rosewood Heights is a census-designated place located in Madison County, Illinois. ... Roxana is a village located in Madison County, Illinois. ... South Roxana is a village located in Madison County, Illinois. ... St. ... Troy is a city located in Madison County, Illinois. ... Venice is a city located in Madison County, Illinois. ... Williamson is a village located in Madison County, Illinois. ... Wood River is a city located in Madison County, Illinois. ... Worden is a village located in Madison County, Illinois. ...

Census designated places

  • Cloverleaf
  • Cottage
  • Dorsey
  • Dunlap Lake
  • Eagle Park
  • Glen
  • Holiday Shores
  • Kaufman
  • Lumaghi Heights
  • Mitchell
  • Peters
  • Prairietown
  • Rosewood
  • State Park Place


Mitchell, Illinois is a town located at the junction of Interstate 270 and Illinois State Route 203, part of former U.S. Highway 66. ... The St. ... Nickname: Gateway City, Gateway to the West, or Mound City Motto: Official website: http://stlouis. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 613 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (924 × 904 pixel, file size: 202 KB, MIME type: image/png)Derived from maps obtained from [1]. Combined in Adobe Photoshop and exported to png. ... 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. ... !-- Infobox begins --> St. ... St. ... Florissant is a city in St. ... Chesterfield is a city in St. ... Motto: Tradition With Vision Coordinates: Country United States State Missouri County St. ... Belleville is a city in St. ... University City is a city located in St. ... Oakville is a census-designated place (CDP) in St. ... Wildwood is a city located in St. ... East St. ... Granite City is a city in Madison County, Illinois, United States. ... Ballwin is a city located in St. ... Historic Alton Home Alton is a city in Madison County, Illinois, United States. ... Mehlville is a census-designated place located in St. ... Kirkwood is a city in St. ... Hazelwood is a city located in St. ... Maryland Heights is a city in St. ... The official city logo of Collinsville, Illinois. ... Webster Groves is a city in St. ... Ferguson is a city located in St. ... OFallon is a city located in St. ... Edwardsville is a city in Madison County, Illinois, United States. ... Spanish Lake is a census-designated place (CDP) in St. ... Affton is an unincorporated census-designated place located in St. ... 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. ... Arnold is a city in Jefferson County, Missouri, United States. ... Manchester is a city located in St. ... Lemay is a City located in St. ... Overland is a city in St. ... Concord is a census-designated place located in St. ... Creve Coeur is a city located in St. ... Cahokia is a village located in St. ... Godfrey is a village located in Madison County, Illinois. ... Bridgeton is a northwest suburb of St. ... Jennings is a city in St. ... Fairview Heights is a city located in St. ... St. ... Washington is a city in Franklin County, Missouri, USA. The population was 13,243 at the 2000 census. ... Clayton is the county seat of St. ... Crestwood is a city located in St. ... Wood River is a city located in Madison County, Illinois. ... Bellefontaine Neighbors is a city located in St. ... Town and Country is a city located in St. ... Swansea is a village located in St. ... Glen Carbon is a village located in Madison County, Illinois. ... Location in the state of Missouri Coordinates: Country United States State Missouri County St. ... Berkeley is a city located in St. ... St. ... St. ... St. ... Jefferson County is a county located in the U.S. state of Missouri, and included the mean center of U.S. population in 1980. ... Franklin County is a county located in the U.S. state of Missouri. ... Lincoln County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Clinton County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois, and determined by the U.S. Census Bureau to include the mean center of U.S. population in 1960. ... Monroe County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Warren County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ...

Flag of Illinois Municipalities and Communities of Madison County, Illinois
(County Seat: Edwardsville)
Cities, Towns and Villages Alhambra | Alton | Bethalto | Cloverleaf | Collinsville | Cottage | Dorsey | Dunlap Lake | Eagle Park | East Alton | Edwardsville | Fairmont City | Glen Carbon | Glen | Godfrey | Granite City | Grantfork | Hamel | Hartford | Highland | Holiday Shores | Kaufman | Livingston | Lumaghi Heights | Madison | Marine | Maryville | Mitchell | New Douglas | Peters | Pontoon Beach | Prairietown | Rosewood Heights | Rosewood | Roxana | South Roxana | St. Jacob | State Park Place | Troy | Venice | Williamson | Wood River | Worden
Townships Alhambra | Alton | Chouteau | Collinsville | Edwardsville | Fort Russell | Foster | Godfrey | Granite City | Hamel | Helvetia | Jarvis | Leef | Marine | Moro | Nameoki | New Douglas | Olive | Omphghent | Pin Oak | Saline | St. Jacob | Venice | Wood River


Flag of Illinois Metro-East
Counties Clinton | Jersey | Madison | Monroe | St. Clair
Major Cities Belleville | O'Fallon | Cahokia | East St. Louis | Edwardsville | Alton | Granite City | Collinsville | Godfrey | Wood River | Troy | Bethalto | Highland | Swansea | Fairview Heights | Shiloh | Mascoutah | Lebanon | Columbia | Waterloo | Jerseyville | Roxana | Pontoon Beach | Breese | Centralia | Carlyle | Caseyville | Freeburg
Airports/Military Bases Scott AFB | Mid-America St. Louis Airport | St. Louis Regional Airport | St. Louis Downtown Airport | St. Louis Metro-East Airport |

Coordinates: 38°50′N 89°55′W / 38.83, -89.91 Image File history File links Flag_of_Illinois. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Metro-East is a region in Illinois that comprises the eastern suburbs St. ... Listed are the 102 counties of the state of Illinois. ... Clinton County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois, and determined by the U.S. Census Bureau to include the mean center of U.S. population in 1960. ... Monroe County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... St. ... Look up city, City in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Belleville is a city in St. ... OFallon is a city located in St. ... Cahokia is a village located in St. ... East St. ... Edwardsville is a city in Madison County, Illinois, United States. ... Historic Alton Home Alton is a city in Madison County, Illinois, United States. ... Granite City is a city in Madison County, Illinois, United States. ... The official city logo of Collinsville, Illinois. ... Godfrey is a village located in Madison County, Illinois. ... Wood River is a city located in Madison County, Illinois. ... Troy is a city located in Madison County, Illinois. ... Bethalto is a village in Madison County, Illinois, USA. The population was 9,454 at the 2000 census. ... Highland is a city located in Madison County, Illinois. ... Swansea is a village located in St. ... Fairview Heights is a city located in St. ... Shiloh is a village in St. ... Mascoutah is a city located in St. ... Waterloo is a city in Monroe County, Illinois, United States. ... Jerseyville is a city in Jersey County, Illinois, USA. The population was 7,984 at the 2000 census. ... Roxana is a village located in Madison County, Illinois. ... Pontoon Beach is a village in Madison County, Illinois, United States. ... Breese is a city in Clinton County, Illinois, United States. ... Centralia is a city located in Marion and Clinton Counties in Illinois. ... Carlyle is a city in Clinton County, Illinois, United States. ... Caseyville is a village in St. ... Freeburg is a village located in St. ... List of airports in Illinois (U.S. state), grouped by type and sorted by location. ... Scott Air Force Base (Scott AFB) (IATA: BLV, ICAO: KBLV) is an base of the United States Air Force in St. ... Scott Air Force Base (Scott AFB) (IATA: BLV, ICAO: KBLV) is an base of the United States Air Force in St. ... St. ... St. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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Madison County, Illinois - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (378 words)
Madison County is on the Mississippi River, the other major body of water is Horseshoe Lake
In the county the population is spread out with 24.90% under the age of 18, 9.40% from 18 to 24, 28.90% from 25 to 44, 22.50% from 45 to 64, and 14.30% who are 65 years of age or older.
The median income for a household in the county is $41,541, and the median income for a family is $50,862.
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