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Encyclopedia > Piatt County, Illinois
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Piatt County is a county located in the state of Illinois. As of 2000, the population is 16,365. Its county seat is Monticello, Illinois6.


Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,140 km˛ (440 mi˛). 1,140 km˛ (440 mi˛) of it is land and 1 km˛ (0 mi˛) of it is water. The total area is 0.07% water.


Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 16,365 people, 6,475 households, and 4,726 families residing in the county. The population density is 14/km˛ (37/mi˛). There are 6,798 housing units at an average density of 6/km˛ (15/mi˛). The racial makeup of the county is 98.83% White, 0.24% Black or African American, 0.08% Native American, 0.13% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.14% from other races, and 0.57% from two or more races. 0.62% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.


There are 6,475 households out of which 32.60% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.30% are married couples living together, 6.80% have a female householder with no husband present, and 27.00% are non-families. 23.70% of all households are made up of individuals and 11.80% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.50 and the average family size is 2.96.


In the county the population is spread out with 25.10% under the age of 18, 6.80% from 18 to 24, 27.60% from 25 to 44, 25.00% from 45 to 64, and 15.50% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 40 years. For every 100 females there are 95.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 91.90 males.


The median income for a household in the county is $45,752, and the median income for a family is $52,218. Males have a median income of $36,762 versus $23,606 for females. The per capita income for the county is $21,075. 5.00% of the population and 3.60% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 4.80% of those under the age of 18 and 6.20% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.


Cities and towns

  • Bement
  • Cerro Gordo
  • Cisco
  • De Land
  • Hammond
  • Mansfield
  • Monticello
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Piatt Link - Piatt County, Illinois (767 words)
Piatt County is located in east-central Illinois along several major Interstates, near several regional airports, and is traversed by excellent state highways and county roads.
Piatt County enjoys a high standard of living, excellent natural resources, recreational oppoturtunities and a hard-working population which takes pride in its surroundings.
Piatt County also supports many other agriculturally-related industries such as seed corn dealers, fertilizer applicators, implement and equipment dealers, ag lenders, ag insurers, crop services companies, and petroleum suppliers.
Piatt County, Illinois - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (362 words)
Piatt County is a county located in the state of Illinois.
In the county the population is spread out with 25.10% under the age of 18, 6.80% from 18 to 24, 27.60% from 25 to 44, 25.00% from 45 to 64, and 15.50% who are 65 years of age or older.
The median income for a household in the county is $45,752, and the median income for a family is $52,218.
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