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Encyclopedia > McDonough County, Illinois
McDonough County, Illinois
Map
Map of Illinois highlighting McDonough County
Location in the state of Illinois
Map of the USA highlighting Illinois
Illinois's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1826
Seat Macomb
Largest City Macomb
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

590 sq mi (1,528 km²)
589 sq mi (1,526 km²)
1 sq mi (2 km²), 0.13%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

32,913
56/sq mi (22/km²)
Time zone Central : UTC-6/-5

McDonough County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. As of 2000, the population was 32,913. Its county seat is Macomb, 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. ... Macomb is a city located in McDonough County, Illinois. ... Macomb is a city located in McDonough 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 (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... 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-precison 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 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. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Macomb is a city located in McDonough 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 1,528 km² (590 mi²). 1,526 km² (589 mi²) of it is land and 2 km² (1 mi²) of it (0.13%) 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 county has the unusual distinction of forming a perfect square by Mercator map projection. The county seat, Macomb, is in the center of the county, and the courthouse is almost precisely in the center of the county. Macomb is a city located in McDonough County, Illinois. ...


Adjacent Counties

Warren County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Fulton County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. ... Schuyler County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Hancock County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. ... Henderson County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ...

History

McDonough County Courthouse, 2006
McDonough County Courthouse, 2006

McDonough County is named in honor of Thomas Macdonough who defeated a British squadron in the decisive naval Battle of Lake Champlain in the War of 1812. McDonough County was part of the "Military Tract" set aside by Congress for veterans of the War of 1812. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (800x1200, 1186 KB) Summary McDonough County Courthouse, Macomb, Illinois, 2006. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (800x1200, 1186 KB) Summary McDonough County Courthouse, Macomb, Illinois, 2006. ... Thomas MacDonough (December 21, 1783-November 10, 1825) was an early 19th century American naval officer, most notably as commander of American naval forces in Lake Champlain during the War of 1812. ... The Battle of Plattsburgh also known as the Battle of Lake Champlain ended the final invasion of the Northern states during the War of 1812. ... 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... US Atlas of 1810 In May 1812, an act of Congress was passed which set aside bounty lands as payment to volunteer soldiers for the War against the British (War of 1812). ...


Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1900 28,412
1910 26,887 -5.4%
1920 27,074 0.7%
1930 27,329 0.9%
1940 26,944 -1.4%
1950 28,199 4.7%
1960 28,928 2.6%
1970 36,653 26.7%
1980 37,467 2.2%
1990 35,244 -5.9%
2000 32,913 -6.6%
IL Counties 1900-1990

As of the census² of 2000, there were 32,913 people, 12,360 households, and 7,094 families residing in the county. The population density was 22/km² (56/mi²). There were 13,289 housing units at an average density of 9/km² (23/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 92.88% White, 3.46% Black or African American, 0.14% Native American, 2.02% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.47% from other races, and 1.00% from two or more races. 1.48% 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 12,360 households out of which 24.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.10% were married couples living together, 7.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 42.60% were non-families. 31.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 2.87. This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling. ...


In the county the population was spread out with 17.70% under the age of 18, 27.60% from 18 to 24, 21.50% from 25 to 44, 19.10% from 45 to 64, and 14.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 29 years. For every 100 females there were 95.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.80 males.


The median income for a household in the county was $32,141, and the median income for a family was $43,385. Males had a median income of $29,326 versus $20,798 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,890. About 9.60% of families and 19.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.60% of those under age 18 and 7.20% 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

Bardolph is a village located in McDonough County, Illinois. ... Blandinsville is a village located in McDonough County, Illinois. ... Bushnell is a city located in McDonough County, Illinois. ... Colchester is a city located in McDonough County, Illinois. ... Good Hope is a village located in McDonough County, Illinois. ... Macomb is a city located in McDonough County, Illinois. ... Prairie City is a village located in McDonough County, Illinois. ... Sciota is a village located in McDonough County, Illinois. ... Tennessee is a village located in McDonough County, Illinois. ...

Census designated places

  • Adair
  • Fandon

External links


Flag of Illinois Municipalities and Communities of McDonough County, Illinois
(County Seat: Macomb)
Cities, Towns and Villages Adair | Bardolph | Blandinsville | Bushnell | Colchester | Fandon | Good Hope | Industry | Macomb | Prairie City | Sciota | Tennessee
Townships Bethel | Blandinsville | Bushnell | Chalmers | Colchester | Eldorado | Emmet | Hire | Industry | Lamoine | Macomb | Mound | New Salem | Prairie City | Sciota | Scotland | Tennessee | Walnut

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McDonough County, Illinois - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (448 words)
The county seat, Macomb, is in the center of the county, and the courthouse is almost precisely in the center of the county.
McDonough County is named in honor of Thomas Macdonough who defeated a British squadron in the decisive naval Battle of Lake Champlain in the War of 1812.
McDonough County was part of the "Military Tract" set aside by Congress for veterans of the War of 1812.
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