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Encyclopedia > Plano, Illinois

Plano is a city in Kendall County, Illinois, United States. The population was 5,633 at the 2000 census. The city is rapidly growing with new subdivisions such as Lakewood Springs nearly complete and several other developments under construction or in the planning stages. Plano is one of the fastest growing communities in the Chicago metropolitan area. Kendall County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... 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. ... Nickname: Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in Chicagoland and Illinois Coordinates: Country United States State Illinois County Cook & DuPage Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government  - Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area  - City  234. ...


The historic Mies van der Rohe designed Farnsworth House is located on the Fox River, south of Plano. Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (born Maria Ludwig Michael Mies) (March 27, 1886 - August 17, 1969) was an architect and designer. ... The Farnsworth House, designed and constructed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe between 1945-51, is a one-room weekend retreat in a once-rural setting, located 55 miles southwest of Chicago . ...

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Geography

Plano is located at 41°39′47″N, 88°32′10″W (41.663137, -88.535987)GR1.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 9.2 km² (3.6 mi²). 9.1 km² (3.5 mi²) of it is land and 0.1 km² (0.04 mi²) of it (1.12%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) 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. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 5,633 people, 1,901 households, and 1,437 families residing in the city. The population density was 619.6/km² (1,603.3/mi²). There were 1,973 housing units at an average density of 217.0/km² (561.6/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 82.34% White, 0.37% African American, 0.25% Native American, 0.30% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 14.59% from other races, and 2.13% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 25.79% of the population. 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 United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 1,901 households out of which 41.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.0% were married couples living together, 10.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.4% were non-families. 20.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.96 and the average family size was 3.46. “Matrimony” redirects here. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 31.4% under the age of 18, 9.1% from 18 to 24, 31.7% from 25 to 44, 18.3% from 45 to 64, and 9.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 97.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.1 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $46,526, and the median income for a family was $50,950. Males had a median income of $35,938 versus $23,409 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,837. About 4.6% of families and 5.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.1% of those under age 18 and 5.7% 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. ...


Transportation

Other information Code PLO Traffic Passengers (2006) 2,366 10. ...

Trivia

  • Plano Molding, famous for manufacturing fishing tackle boxes, is located in Plano, though its main factory and warehouse is in the neighboring city of Sandwich.[1]
  • Former Speaker of the House of Representatives Dennis Hastert lives in Plano.[2]
  • Birthplace of the Reaper. In July, 1831, Cyrus Hall McCormick invented the mechanical reaper, known as the Plano Harvester. The Plano Harvester combined all the steps that earlier harvesting machines had performed separately. His time-saving invention allowed farmers to more than double their crop size and spurred innovations in farm machinery.[citation needed]
  • Plano was the one time headquarters for the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (now known as Community of Christ). Joseph Smith III, son of slain LDS movement founder Joseph Smith, Jr., moved to Plano in 1866 and ran the chruch's printing operation from there.
  • Home to Menardsdistribution center. Menards is a chain of privately held, home improvement stores in the Midwestern United States.

See also: MENARDS, MENARDIAN Mnmatthews 03:34, 4 May 2007 (UTC) Fishing is the activity of hunting for fish by hooking, trapping, or gathering animals not classifiable as insects which breathe in water or pass their lives in water. ... John Dennis Hastert (born January 2, 1942) is an American politician and former Speaker of the United States House of Representatives. ... Mechanical reaper A reaper is a harvester, someone who reaps, that is, someone who cuts and gathers crops after they are grown. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Leopold I 1831 (MDCCCXXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Cyrus Hall McCormick (February 15, 1809 - May 13, 1884) was famous as the inventor of the mechanical reaper in 1831. ... Community of Christ Temple in Independence, Missouri, USA. Dedicated 1994 The Community of Christ, previously known as the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints or RLDS church is a branch of Christian Restorationism, and is the second largest denomination of the Latter Day Saint movement. ... Community of Christ Temple in Independence, Missouri, USA. Dedicated 1994 RLDS redirects here. ... Joseph Smith III — Leader of the 1860 Reorganization of the Latter Day Saint church. ... Joseph Smith, Jr. ...


See also

The Farnsworth House, designed and constructed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe between 1945-51, is a one-room weekend retreat in a once-rural setting, located 55 miles southwest of Chicago . ...

External links


Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...

Flag of Illinois Municipalities and Communities of Kendall County, Illinois
(County Seat: Yorkville)
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Cities, Towns and Villages Aurora | Boulder Hill | Bristol | Joliet | Lisbon | Millbrook | Millington | Minooka | Montgomery | Newark | Oswego | Plainfield | Plano | Yorkville
Townships Big Grove | Bristol | Fox | Kendall | Lisbon | Little Rock | Na-Au-Say | Oswego | Seward
Points of Interest Fox River | Farnsworth House | Silver Springs State Park | Little White School House
Higher Education Waubonsee Community College
Hospitals Rush-Copley Hospital
Transportation US-34 · IL-47 ·IL-71 · I-80 · US-30 · US-52 · Prairie Parkway

 
 

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