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Encyclopedia > Sangamon County, Illinois
Sangamon County, Illinois
Seal of Sangamon County, Illinois
Seal
Map
Map of Illinois highlighting Sangamon County
Location in the state of Illinois
Statistics
Formed 1821
Seat Springfield
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

2,271 km² (877 mi²)

23 km² (9 mi²) 1.01%
Population
 - (2000)
 -
({{{census estimate yr}}})
 -
Density

188,951
84/km² 
Website: www.co.sangamon.il.us

Sangamon County is a county located in the state of Illinois. As of 2000, the population is 188,951. Its county seat is Springfield, Illinois6. Image File history File links Seal of Sangamon County, Illinois This image depicts a seal, an emblem, a coat of arms or a crest. ... Seal on envelope A seal is an impression printed on, embossed upon, or affixed to a document (or any other object) in order to authenticate it, in lieu of or in addition to a signature. ... Image File history File links Sangamon_County_Illinois. ... 1821 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... A county seat is an administrative center for a county. ... Motto: Nickname: Map Political Statistics Founded 1819 Incorporated Sangamon County Mayor Timothy Davlin Geographic Statistics Area  - Total  - Land  - Water 156. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is an Imperial unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (5,280 feet, 1,760 yards, 1,609. ... The Twenty-second United States Census, 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. ... The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Density (symbol: ρ - Greek: rho) is a measure of mass per unit of volume. ... Originally, in continental Europe, a county was the land under the jurisdiction of a count. ... A state of the United States (U.S. state) is any one of the fifty states, four of which officially favor the term commonwealth which, along with the District of Columbia, form the United States of America. ... Official language(s) English Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 25th 149,998 km² 340 km 629 km 4. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... A county seat is an administrative center for a county. ... Motto: Nickname: Map Political Statistics Founded 1819 Incorporated Sangamon County Mayor Timothy Davlin Geographic Statistics Area  - Total  - Land  - Water 156. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia 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 2,271 km² (877 mi²). 2,249 km² (868 mi²) of it is land and 23 km² (9 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 1.01% water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is an Imperial unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (5,280 feet, 1,760 yards, 1,609. ...


Adjacent Counties

Sangamon County, Illinois, is one of the few counties in the United States to border as many as 8 counties. Illinois actually has 4 such counties--LaSalle (which borders 9 counties), McLean, Sangamon, and Vermillion. Menard County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Logan County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Macon County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Christian County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Montgomery County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Macoupin County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Morgan County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Cass County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ...


History

Sangamon County was formed in 1821 out of Madison and Bond Counties. The County was named for the Sangamon River, which runs through it. The name of the river comes from a Pottawatomie word Sain-guee-mon (pronounced "sang gä mun") meaning "where there is plenty to eat." 1821 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Madison County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Bond County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Insert non-formatted text here Sangamon River The Sangamon River is a principal tributary of the Illinois River, approximately 250 mi (402 km) long, in central Illinois in the United States. ... The Potawatomi (also spelled Pottawatomie or Pottawatomi) are an Aboriginal American people of the upper Mississippi River region. ...


Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 188,951 people, 78,722 households, and 49,909 families residing in the county. The population density is 84/km² (218/mi²). There are 85,459 housing units at an average density of 38/km² (98/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 87.42% White, 9.65% Black or African American, 0.21% Native American, 1.10% Asian American, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.38% from other races, and 1.21% from two or more races. 1.06% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. 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 Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... 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. ... An Asian American is a person of Asian ancestry or origin who was born in or is an immigrant to the United States. ... 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. ...


There are 78,722 households out of which 30.50% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.20% are married couples living together, 11.70% have a female householder with no husband present, and 36.60% are non-families. 31.00% of all households are made up of individuals and 10.60% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.36 and the average family size is 2.97. The examples and perspective in this article may not represent a worldwide view. ...


In the county the population is spread out with 25.00% under the age of 18, 8.10% from 18 to 24, 29.70% from 25 to 44, 23.70% from 45 to 64, and 13.50% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 37 years. For every 100 females there are 91.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 87.30 males.


The median income for a household in the county is $42,957, and the median income for a family is $53,900. Males have a median income of $37,696 versus $28,814 for females. The per capita income for the county is $23,173. 9.30% of the population and 6.50% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 12.70% of those under the age of 18 and 7.30% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line. 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 living in poverty 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

Auburn is a city located in Sangamon County, Illinois. ... Berlin is a village located in Sangamon County, Illinois. ... Buffalo is a village located in Sangamon County, Illinois. ... Cantrall is a village located in Sangamon County, Illinois. ... Chatham is a village located in Sangamon County, Illinois. ... Clear Lake is a village located in Sangamon County, Illinois. ... Dawson is a village located in Sangamon County, Illinois. ... Divernon is a village located in Sangamon County, Illinois. ... Grandview is a village located in Sangamon County, Illinois. ... Illiopolis is a village located in Sangamon County, Illinois. ... Jerome is a village located in Sangamon County, Illinois. ... Leland Grove is a city located in Sangamon County, Illinois. ... Loami is a village located in Sangamon County, Illinois. ... Mechanicsburg is a village located in Sangamon County, Illinois. ... New Berlin is a village located in Sangamon County, Illinois. ... Pawnee is a village located in Sangamon County, Illinois. ... Pleasant Plains is a village located in Sangamon County, Illinois. ... Riverton is a village located in Sangamon County, Illinois. ... Rochester is a village located in Sangamon County, Illinois. ... Sherman is a village located in Sangamon County, Illinois. ... Southern View is a village located in Sangamon County, Illinois. ... Spaulding is a village located in Sangamon County, Illinois. ... Motto: Nickname: Map Political Statistics Founded 1819 Incorporated Sangamon County Mayor Timothy Davlin Geographic Statistics Area  - Total  - Land  - Water 156. ... Thayer is a village located in Sangamon County, Illinois. ... Williamsville is a village located in Sangamon County, Illinois. ...

External links

  • Sangamon County Sexual Offenders Map



Flag of Illinois State of Illinois
Topics History | Government | Economy | Culture
Capital Springfield
Regions Champaign-Urbana | Chicagoland | Driftless Zone | Fox Valley | Little Egypt | Metro-East | American Bottom | Quad Cities
Major cities Alton | Aurora | Belleville | Berwyn | Bloomington | Burbank | Calumet City | Champaign | Chicago | Crystal Lake | Decatur | DeKalb | Des Plaines | Elgin | Elmhurst | Evanston | Joliet | Kankakee | Moline | Naperville | Park Ridge | Peoria | Quincy | Rockford | Rock Island | Springfield | St. Charles | Urbana | Wheaton | Waukegan
Largest Towns and Villages

Addison | Arlington Heights | Bartlett | Bolingbrook | Buffalo Grove | Carol Stream | Carpentersville | Cicero | Downers Grove | Elk Grove Village | Glenview | Hoffman Estates | Lombard | Mount Prospect | Normal | Oak Lawn | Oak Park | Oswego | Orland Park | Palatine | Schaumburg | Skokie | Tinley Park File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... A state of the United States (U.S. state) is any one of the fifty states, four of which officially favor the term commonwealth which, along with the District of Columbia, form the United States of America. ... Official language(s) English Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 25th 149,998 km² 340 km 629 km 4. ... Official language(s) English Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 25th 149,998 km² 340 km 629 km 4. ... // Pre-Columbian Cahokia, the urban center of the pre-Columbian Mississippian culture, was located near present-day Collinsville, Illinois. ... The culture of the State of Illinois varies highly based on location within the state. ... This is a list of United States state capitals: See also List of current and former capital cities within the United States List of capitals of subnational entities Reference http://www. ... Motto: Nickname: Map Political Statistics Founded 1819 Incorporated Sangamon County Mayor Timothy Davlin Geographic Statistics Area  - Total  - Land  - Water 156. ... This list of regions of the United States includes official (governmental) and non-official areas within the borders of the United States, not including U.S. states, the federal district of Washington, D.C. or standard subentities such as cities or counties. ... The Champaign-Urbana Metropolitan Area, also known as Chambana, is a region in east central Illinois. ... Chicagoland. ... The Driftless Area is an area of about 20,000 square miles in southwestern Wisconsin and northeastern Iowa which was by-passed by the continental glaciers. ... A region in Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin along the Fox River. ... Egypt is the southern area of the state of Illinois in the United States of America. ... Metro-East is a region in Illinois that comprises the eastern suburbs St. ... The American Bottom is a flood plain of the Mississippi River in southwestern Illinois, extending from Alton, Illinois, to the Kaskaskia River. ... The I-74 Bridge, connecting Bettendorf, Iowa and Moline, Illinois is located near the geographic center of the Quad Cities. ... List of cities in Illinois, arranged in alphabetical order. ... Alton is a city located in Madison County, Illinois. ... Auroras Logo Aurora is a city located in Kane, DuPage, Will and Kendall counties in Illinois. ... Belleville is a city located in St. ... Incorporated City in 1902. ... Bloomington is a city located in McLean County, Illinois. ... Incorporated City in 1970. ... Calumet City is a city located in Cook County, Illinois. ... A view of Champaign from above ( see wider view). ... Nickname: The Windy City Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Official website: http://egov. ... Crystal Lake is a city located in southeastern McHenry County in northeastern Illinois. ... The Decatur Transfer House in the background with a newly completed fountain in the foreground. ... DeKalb is a city located in DeKalb County, Illinois. ... Incorporated City in 1874. ... Incorporated City in 1854. ... Elmhurst is a city located in DuPage County, Illinois. ... Incorporated City in 1872. ... Joliet is a city located in both Will and Kendall County, Illinois and is a suburb southwest of Chicago. ... Kankakee is a city located in Kankakee County, Illinois. ... Moline is located in Rock Island County, Illinois. ... Naperville is a city located in DuPage County, Illinois and Will County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 128,358; a special census in 2003 estimated the population at 135,858. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Peoria is the largest city on the Illinois River and the county seat of Peoria CountyGR6, Illinois, in the United States. ... U.S. 24 over the Mississippi River. ... Rockford is the county seat of Winnebago County, Illinois, USA. Often referred to as The Forest City, Rockford has 150,115 residents, while the metro area has 320,204 residents (2000 Census). ... Rock Island is a city located in Rock Island County, Illinois. ... Motto: Nickname: Map Political Statistics Founded 1819 Incorporated Sangamon County Mayor Timothy Davlin Geographic Statistics Area  - Total  - Land  - Water 156. ... St. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... This page may meet Wikipedias criteria for speedy deletion. ... Waukegan is a city located in Lake County, Illinois, of which it is the county seat. ... List of towns and villages in Illinois, arranged in alphabetical order. ... Addison is a village located in DuPage County, Illinois. ... Incorporated Village in 1836. ... Incorporated Village in 1891. ... Bolingbrook is a village located in Will County, Illinois and DuPage County, Illinois. ... Incorporated Village in 1958. ... Carol Streams third and newest logo was adopted in 1996. ... View of Carpentersville from the cemetery, 1898 Carpentersville is a village located in Kane County, Illinois. ... Incorporated Town in 1869. ... Downers Grove, Illinois Downers Grove is a suburb located 19 miles west of Chicago, Illinois in DuPage County, Illinois. ... Incorporated Village in 1956. ... Incorporated Village in 1899. ... Hoffman Estates is a village located primarily in Cook County and a small section in Kane County, Illinois. ... Lombard The Lilac Village, is a village located in DuPage County, Illinois. ... Mount Prospect, part of Elk Grove Township, is a village located in Cook County, Illinois about 22 miles northwest of downtown Chicago, Illinois. ... Normal is an incorporated town located in McLean County, Illinois. ... Oak Lawn is a village located in Cook County, Illinois. ... Wrights home in Oak Park, Illinois Oak Park is a village located in Cook County, Illinois. ... Oswego is a village located in Kendall County, Illinois. ... Orland Park is a village located in Cook County, Illinois. ... Palatine is a village located in Cook County, Illinois. ... Schaumburg is a village located in Cook County and DuPage County, Illinois. ... Incorporated Village in 1888. ... Type Village Incorporated 1892 State Illinois County Cook County Township Bremen Government Council-manager Mayor Edward Zabrocki Population (2000) 48,401 (up 30. ...

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List of 102 counties in the U.S. state of Illinois: Adams County Alexander County Bond County Boone County Brown County Bureau County Calhoun County Carroll County Cass County Champaign County Christian County Clark County Clay County Clinton County Coles County Cook County Crawford County Cumberland County DeKalb County De... Adams County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. ... Alexander County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Bond County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Boone County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Brown County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Bureau County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Calhoun County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Carroll County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Cass County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Champaign County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Christian County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Clark 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. ... 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. ... Coles County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Cook County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Crawford County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Cumberland County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Location in the state of Illinois Formed 1836 Seat Sycamore Area  - Total  - Water 1,645 km² (634 mi²) 2 km² (1 mi²) 0. ... DeWitt County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Douglas County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... DuPage County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Founded 1823 County Seat Paris Area  â€¢ Total  â€¢ Water 1,617 km² (624 mi²) 2 km² (1 mi²) = 0. ... Edwards County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Effingham County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Fayette County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Ford County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Franklin County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Fulton County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Gallatin County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Greene County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Grundy County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Hamilton County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Hancock County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Hardin County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Henderson County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Henry County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Iroquois County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Jackson County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Jasper County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Jefferson County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Jo Daviess County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Johnson County is a county located in the 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. ... Kankakee County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Kendall County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Knox County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... La Salle County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. ... Lake County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. ... Lawrence County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Lee County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Livingston County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Logan County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Macon County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Macoupin County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Madison County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Marion County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Marshall County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Mason County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Massac County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... McDonough County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... McHenry County is located in the state of Illinois. ... McLean County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Menard County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Mercer County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Monroe County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Montgomery County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Morgan County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Moultrie County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Ogle County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Peoria County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Perry County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Piatt County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Pike County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Pope County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Pulaski County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Putnam County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Randolph County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Richland County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Rock Island County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Saline County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Schuyler County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Scott County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Shelby County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... St. ... Stark County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Stephenson County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Tazewell County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Union County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Vermilion County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Wabash County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Warren County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Washington County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Wayne County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... White County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Whiteside County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Will County is a county located in the northern part of the state of Illinois. ... Williamson County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Winnebago County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Woodford County is a county located in the state of Illinois, USA. As of 2000, the population is 35,469. ...


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Sangamon County, Illinois - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (453 words)
Sangamon County is a county located in the state of Illinois.
Sangamon County, Illinois, is one of the few counties in the United States to border as many as 8 counties.
In the county the population is spread out with 25.00% under the age of 18, 8.10% from 18 to 24, 29.70% from 25 to 44, 23.70% from 45 to 64, and 13.50% who are 65 years of age or older.
Sangamon County, Illinois (160 words)
Welcome to the beautiful County of Sangamon located in the heartland of the nation -- approximately 200 miles (320 kilometers) southwest of Chicago, 100 miles (160 kilometers) northeast of St. Louis, and 193 miles (311 kilometers) west of Indianapolis.
Sangamon County is 877.1 square miles and has a population of 188,951, as of the year 2000.
Sangamon County, Illinois was established in 1821 and has seen many changes over the years.
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