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Encyclopedia > McHenry County, Illinois
McHenry County, Illinois
Seal of McHenry County, Illinois
Map
Map of Illinois highlighting McHenry County
Location in the state of Illinois
Statistics
Formed 1836
Seat Woodstock
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

1,583 km² (611 mi²)
1,563 km² (604 mi²)
20 km² (8 mi²), 1.25%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

260,077
166/km² 
Website: www.co.mchenry.il.us

McHenry County is located in the U.S. state of Illinois. As of 2000, the population was 260,077. As of 2005, the population is estimated to be 303,990. Its county seat is Woodstock, Illinois6. This county is part of Chicagoland. It is the sixth largest county, in terms of population, in the state of Illinois. Long known as a center of agriculture and recreation, it has recently grappled with rapid rates of suburbanization and urbanization. Image File history File links McHenry_County_il_seal. ... Image File history File links McHenry_County_Illinois. ... October 2, Charles Darwin returns from his voyage around the world. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Woodstock is a city in McHenry 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. ... 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. ... 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 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. ... Woodstock is a city in McHenry 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. ... Chicagoland is an informal name for the Chicago metropolitan area, used by local residents, businesses, governments, and planning agencies. ... People participating in summer luge as a form of recreation, in the Vosges. ... Suburbanisation is a term used by many to describe the current social urban dynamic operating within many parts of the developed world and is related to the phenomenon of urban sprawl. ...

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,583 km² (611 mi²). 1,563 km² (604 mi²) of it is land and 20 km² (8 mi²) of it (1.25%) 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

Walworth County is a county located in the state of Wisconsin. ... Kenosha County is a county located in the state of Wisconsin. ... Lake County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. ... Cook County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. ... Location in the state of Illinois Formed January 16, 1836 Seat Geneva Area  - Total  - Water 1,357 km² (524 mi²) 9 km² (4 mi²) 0. ... Location in the state of Illinois Formed 1836 Seat Sycamore Area  - Total  - Water 1,645 km² (634 mi²) 2 km² (1 mi²) 0. ... Boone County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ...

History

McHenry County was formed in 1836 out of Cook and LaSalle Counties. The County was named for Major William McHenry, an old Indian fighter who died in Vandalia in 1835. October 2, Charles Darwin returns from his voyage around the world. ... Cook County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. ... La Salle County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. ... William McHenry is believed to have been born in 1771. ... Madonna of the Trail statue in front of the Vandalia State House. ... | Come and take it, slogan of the Texas Revolution 1835 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ...


McHenry County originally stretched all the way east to Lake Michigan, with the county seat centrally in McHenry, but in 1839, the eastern townships of the county were carved out to form Lake County. Lake Michigan is one of the five Great Lakes of North America, and the only one in the group located entirely within the United States. ... McHenry is a city in McHenry County, Illinois, United States. ... Lake County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. ...


The Republican Party has maintained McHenry County as one of its most reliable strongholds, being the most conservative county in Chicagoland. 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 Politics Portal      For other uses, see Republican Party (disambiguation) or GOP (disambiguation). ... Conservatism is a political philosophy that usually favors traditional values and strong foreign defense. ...


President Gerald Ford's mother Dorothy Ayer Gardner Ford and maternal grandfather Levi Addison Gardner and possibly his maternal grandmother Adele Augusta Ayer Gardner were born in the county (near Harvard). Gerald Rudolph Ford, Jr. ... Dorothy Ayer Gardner Ford (February 27, 1892-September 17, 1967) was the mother of President Gerald R. Ford. ... Levi Addison Gardner (April 24, 1861-May 9, 1916) was the maternal grandfather of President Gerald Ford. ... Adele Augusta Ayer Gardner (July 2, 1867-August 10, 1938) was the maternal grandmother of President Gerald Ford. ...


Demographics

McHenry County
Population by year

2000 - 260,077
1990 - 183,241
1980 - 147,897
1970 - 111,555
1960 - 84,210
1950 - 50,656
1940 - 37,311
1930 - 35,079
1920 - 33,164
1910 - 32,509
1900 - 29,759
1890 - 26,114
1880 - 24,908
1870 - 23,762
1860 - 22,089
1850 - 14,978
1840 - 2,578
This article is about the year 2000. ... ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1970 calendar). ... 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1960 calendar). ... 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... Year 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1940 calendar). ... Year 1930 (MCMXXX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link is to a full 1930 calendar). ... Year 1920 (MCMXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ... 1910 (MCMX) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Sunday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar. ... 1900 (MCM) was an exceptional common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, but a leap year starting on Saturday of the Julian calendar. ... 1890 (MDCCCXC) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday of the Julian calendar). ... Year 1880 (MDCCCLXXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar). ... 1870 (MDCCCLXX) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Monday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... 1860 is the leap year starting on Sunday. ... 1850 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... 1840 is a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ...

As of the census² of 2000, there were 260,077 people, 89,403 households, and 69,287 families residing in the county. The population density was 166/km² (431/mi²). There were 92,908 housing units at an average density of 59/km² (154/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 93.91% White, 0.59% Black or African American, 0.17% Native American, 1.45% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 2.77% from other races, and 1.08% from two or more races. 7.54% 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 (OMB), 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 (OMB), 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 (OMB), 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 (OMB), 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 (OMB), 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 (OMB), 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 (OMB), 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 (OMB), 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 (OMB), is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ...


There were 89,403 households out of which 42.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.50% were married couples living together, 7.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.50% were non-families. 18.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.89 and the average family size was 3.31. Matrimony redirects here. ...


In the county the population was spread out with 30.20% under the age of 18, 7.10% from 18 to 24, 33.50% from 25 to 44, 21.30% from 45 to 64, and 8.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 100.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.00 males.


The median income for a household in the county was $64,826, and the median income for a family was $71,553. Males had a median income of $50,479 versus $31,141 for females. The per capita income for the county was $26,476. About 2.50% of families and 3.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.80% of those under age 18 and 3.60% 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. ...


Townships

  • Alden Township
  • Algonquin Township
  • Burton Township
  • Chemung Township
  • Coral Township
  • Dorr Township
  • Dunham Township
  • Grafton Township
  • Greenwood Township
  • Hartland Township
  • Hebron Township
  • Marengo Township
  • McHenry Township
  • Nunda Township
  • Richmond Township
  • Riley Township
  • Seneca Township

Cities and towns

==External links==http://www.uwmchenry.org/ The Historic Algonquin Village Hall, the hallmark symbol of the village and the centerpiece of its downtown Algonquin is a village located in both Kane and McHenry County, Illinois. ... Location in the state of Illinois Formed January 16, 1836 Seat Geneva Area  - Total  - Water 1,357 km² (524 mi²) 9 km² (4 mi²) 0. ... Bull Valley is a village located in McHenry County, Illinois. ... Cary is a village in McHenry County, Illinois, United States. ... Crystal Lake is a city located in southeastern McHenry County in northeastern Illinois. ... Fox Lake is a village located in Lake County and McHenry County, Illinois. ... Lake County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. ... Fox River Grove is a village in the Cuba township of Lake County and the Algonquin township of McHenry County, Illinois. ... Lake County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. ... Port Barrington is a village located in Lake County, Illinois and McHenry County, Illinois. ... Port Barrington is a village located in Lake County, Illinois and McHenry County, Illinois. ... Greenwood is a village located in McHenry County, Illinois. ... Harvard is a city in McHenry County, Illinois, United States. ... Hebron is a village located in McHenry County, Illinois. ... Holiday Hills is a village located in McHenry County, Illinois. ... Incorporated Village in 1851. ... Location in the state of Illinois Formed January 16, 1836 Seat Geneva Area  - Total  - Water 1,357 km² (524 mi²) 9 km² (4 mi²) 0. ... Island Lake is a village in Lake and McHenry County. ... Lake County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. ... Johnsburg is a village in McHenry County, Illinois, United States. ... Incorporated Village in 1952. ... Lakemoor is a village in Lake and McHenry County, Illinois. ... Lake County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. ... Lakewood is a village located in McHenry County, Illinois. ... Marengo is a city in McHenry County, Illinois, United States. ... McCullom Lake is a village located in McHenry County, Illinois. ... McHenry is a city in McHenry County, Illinois, United States. ... Oakwood Hills is a village located in McHenry County, Illinois. ... Pistakee Highlands is a census-designated place located in McHenry County, Illinois. ... Port Barrington is a village located in Lake County, Illinois and McHenry County, Illinois. ... Lake County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. ... ... Richmond is a village located in McHenry County, Illinois. ... Ringwood is a village located in McHenry County, Illinois. ... Spring Grove is a village located in McHenry County, Illinois. ... Trout Valley is a village located in McHenry County, Illinois. ... Union is a village located in McHenry County, Illinois. ... Wonder Lake is a village located in McHenry County, Illinois. ... Woodstock is a city in McHenry County, Illinois, United States. ...

References

  • Forstall, Richard L. (editor) (1996). Population of states and counties of the United States: 1790 to 1990 : from the twenty-one decennial censuses. United States Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Population Division. ISBN 0-934213-48-8. 

McHenry County, Illinois
(County Seat: Woodstock)
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< 5,000 residents Barrington Hills, Bull Valley, Fox Lake, Greenwood, Hebron, Holiday Hills, Lakemoor, Lakewood, McCullom Lake, Oakwood Hills, Pistakee Highlands (CDP), Port Barrington, Prairie Grove, Richmond, Ringwood, Trout Valley, Union, Wonder Lake
5,000 - 10,000 Fox River Grove, Harvard, Island Lake, Johnsburg, Marengo, Spring Grove, Wonder Lake (CDP)
10,000 - 20,000 Cary, Huntley
20,000 - 30,000 Algonquin, Lake in the Hills, McHenry, Woodstock
> 30,000 residents Crystal Lake
Points of Interest Chain O'Lakes State Park, Fox River, Illinois Railway Museum, Lake in the Hills Airport, Moraine Hills State Park, McHenry County College, McHenry Dam, Old McHenry County Courthouse, Union Pacific/Northwest Line, Woodstock Opera House, Woodstock Square Historic District
Flag of Illinois State of Illinois
Topics History | Government | Economy | Culture
Capital Springfield
Regions American Bottom | Central Illinois | Champaign-Urbana | Chicagoland | Coulee Region | Forgottonia | Fox Valley | Little Egypt | Metro-East | Northern Illinois | Northwestern Illinois | Quad Cities | River Bend | Wabash Valley
Major cities Alton | Aurora | Batavia | Belleville | Berwyn | Bloomington | Burbank | Calumet City | Champaign | Chicago | Chicago Heights | Crystal Lake | Danville | Decatur | DeKalb | Des Plaines | East St. Louis | Elgin | Elmhurst | Evanston | Freeport | Galesburg | Granite City | Harvey | Highland Park | Joliet | Kankakee | Moline | Naperville | North Chicago | Park Ridge | Peoria | Pekin | Quincy | Rockford | Rock Island | Springfield | St. Charles | Urbana | Waukegan | Wheaton
Major 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 | Lake in the Hills | Lansing | Lombard | Maywood | Mount Prospect | Mundelein | Niles | Normal | Northbrook | Oak Forest | Oak Lawn | Oak Park | Orland Park | 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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United Way of McHenry County, McHenry County, Illinois (285 words)
One in five people in McHenry County have been touched in some way by an organization that receives United Way funding.
United Way of McHenry County is focusing this year on getting money that was donated by McHenry County residents who work outside the county back to McHenry County.
The result is that the United Way, and by extension the organizations it funds, have had to get by with less money even though McHenry County’s population is rising.
McHenry County, Illinois: Information from Answers.com (580 words)
As of 2005, the population is estimated to be 303,990.
McHenry County originally stretched all the way east to Lake Michigan, with the county seat centrally in McHenry, but in 1839, the eastern townships of the county were carved out to form Lake County.
In the county the population was spread out with 30.20% under the age of 18, 7.10% from 18 to 24, 33.50% from 25 to 44, 21.30% from 45 to 64, and 8.00% who were 65 years of age or older.
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