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Encyclopedia > Marion County, Illinois

Marion County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. As of 2000, the population was 41,691. Its county seat is Salem, Illinois6. Image File history File links Marion_County_Illinois. ... This does not cite its references or sources. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries â€¢ Politics Portal      A state of the United States is any one of the fifty subnational entities referred to... Official language(s) English Capital Springfield Largest city 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. ... Salem is a city located in the U.S. state of 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. ...

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,491 km² (576 mi²). 1,482 km² (572 mi²) of it is land and 9 km² (3 mi²) of it (0.60%) 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. ...


The southwest corner of Marion County is the intersection of the Baseline with the Third Principle Meridian, the point of origin for the third survey of the Northwest Territory under the Land Ordinance of 1785. The origin is marked with a boulder south of Centralia just off U.S. 51. The Land Ordinance of 1785 was adopted on May 20, 1785 by the Congress formed by the Articles of Confederation. ... Centralia is a city located in Marion County, Illinois. ...


Adjacent Counties

Fayette County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Clay 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 1950. ... Wayne County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Jefferson County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Washington 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. ...

History

Marion County was organized in 1823, out of pieces of Jefferson and Fayette Counties. It was named in honor of Revolutionary War Gen. Francis Marion, the "Swamp Fox". Jefferson County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Fayette County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... The American Revolutionary War (1775–1783), also known as the American War of Independence, was a war fought primarily between Great Britain and revolutionaries within thirteen of her North American colonies. ... Francis Marion (the Swamp Fox) Francis Marion ( February 26, 1732 - February 27, 1795) was a lieutenant colonel in the Continental Army and later Brigadier General in the South Carolina Militia during the American Revolutionary War. ...


Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 41,691 people, 16,619 households, and 11,483 families residing in the county. The population density was 28/km² (73/mi²). There were 18,022 housing units at an average density of 12/km² (32/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 94.05% White, 3.83% Black or African American, 0.22% Native American, 0.57% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.22% from other races, and 1.07% from two or more races. 0.91% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 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. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget, is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget, is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget, is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget, is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget, is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget, is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget, is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget, is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget, is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ...


There were 16,619 households out of which 31.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.30% were married couples living together, 11.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.90% were non-families. 27.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 2.97. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


In the county the population was spread out with 25.50% under the age of 18, 8.10% from 18 to 24, 26.60% from 25 to 44, 23.30% from 45 to 64, and 16.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 93.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.50 males.


The median income for a household in the county was $35,227, and the median income for a family was $41,427. Males had a median income of $31,459 versus $21,967 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,235. About 8.60% of families and 11.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.70% of those under age 18 and 8.60% 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 villages

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Topics History | Government | Economy | Culture
Capital Springfield
Regions American Bottom | Champaign-Urbana | Chicagoland | Coulee Region | Forgottonia | Fox Valley | Little Egypt | Metro-East | Northwestern Illinois | Quad Cities | Wabash Valley
Major cities Alton | Aurora | Batavia | Belleville | Berwyn | Bloomington | Burbank | Calumet City | Carbondale | Champaign | Chicago | Chicago Heights
Crystal Lake | Danville | Decatur | DeKalb | Des Plaines | East St. Louis | Elgin | Elmhurst | Evanston | Freeport | Galesburg | Geneva
Granite City | Harvey | Highland Park | Joliet | Kankakee | McHenry | Moline | Naperville | North Chicago | Park Ridge | Peoria | Pekin
Quincy | Rockford | Rock Island | Springfield | St. Charles | Urbana | Wheaton | Waukegan | West Chicago | Woodstock
Towns and Villages Addison | Algonquin | Arlington Heights | Bartlett | Bolingbrook | Buffalo Grove | Carol Stream | Carpentersville | Cicero | Dolton
Downers Grove | Elk Grove Village | Glendale Heights | Glen Ellyn | Glenview | Gurnee | Hanover Park | Hoffman Estates | Huntley
Lake in the Hills | Lansing | Libertyville | Lombard | Maywood | Mount Prospect | Mundelein | Niles | Normal | Northbrook | Oak Forest
Oak Lawn | Oak Park | Orland Park | Oswego | Palatine | Plainfield | Romeoville | Round Lake Beach | Schaumburg | Skokie | Streamwood
Tinley Park | Wheeling | Wilmette | Woodridge
Counties Adams | Alexander | Bond | Boone | Brown | Bureau | Calhoun | Carroll | Cass | Champaign | Christian | Clark | Clay | Clinton | Coles | Cook | Crawford | Cumberland | DeKalb | DeWitt | Douglas | DuPage | Edgar | Edwards | Effingham | Fayette | Ford | Franklin | Fulton | Gallatin | Greene | Grundy | Hamilton | Hancock | Hardin | Henderson | Henry | Iroquois | Jackson | Jasper | Jefferson | Jersey | Jo Daviess | Johnson | Kane | Kankakee | Kendall | Knox | La Salle | Lake | Lawrence | Lee | Livingston | Logan | Macon | Macoupin | Madison | Marion | Marshall | Mason | Massac | McDonough | McHenry | McLean | Menard | Mercer | Monroe | Montgomery | Morgan | Moultrie | Ogle | Peoria | Perry | Piatt | Pike | Pope | Pulaski | Putnam | Randolph | Richland | Rock Island | Saline | Sangamon | Schuyler | Scott | Shelby | St. Clair | Stark | Stephenson | Tazewell | Union | Vermilion | Wabash | Warren | Washington | Wayne | White | Whiteside | Will | Williamson | Winnebago | Woodford

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