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Encyclopedia > St. Clair County, Illinois

St. Clair County is a county located in the state of Illinois, and determined by the U.S. Census Bureau to include the mean center of U.S. population in 1970. As of 2000, the population is 256,082. Its county seat is Belleville, Illinois. Public domain map courtesy of The General Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin, modified to show counties. ... Originally, a county was the land under the jurisdiction of a count (in Great Britain, an earl, though the original earldoms covered larger areas) by reason of that office. ... A U.S. state is any one of the 50 states (four of which officially favor the term commonwealth) which, together with the District of Columbia, form the United States of America. ... State nickname: Land of Lincoln, The Prairie State Other U.S. States Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Governor Rod Blagojevich Official languages English Area 149,998 km² (25th)  - Land 143,968 km²  - Water 6,030 km² (4. ... The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... The mean center of U.S. population is determined by the United States Census Bureau after tabulating the results of each census. ... 1970 was a common year starting on Thursday. ... 2000 is a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A county seat is a town which is the capital of a county. ... Belleville is a city located in St. ...


It is a part of the St. Louis metropolitan area. St. Clair County is also the first county established in the state of Illinois. Its existence actually precedes the state of Illinois as it was one of two counties established in the Northwestern Territories in 1790. The Gateway Arch, shown here behind the Old Courthouse, is the most recognizable part of the St. ...


Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,746 km² (674 mi²). 1,719 km² (664 mi²) of it is land and 26 km² (10 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 1.51% 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. ... This article is about the unit of measure. ...


Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 256,082 people, 96,810 households, and 67,282 families residing in the county. The population density is 149/km² (386/mi²). There are 104,446 housing units at an average density of 61/km² (157/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 67.94% White, 28.77% Black or African American, 0.26% Native American, 0.91% Asian American, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.80% from other races, and 1.29% from two or more races. 2.19% 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). ... Shortcut: {{GR|#}} {{Cite:GR|#}} 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. ... 2000 is a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 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 96,810 households out of which 34.50% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.10% are married couples living together, 17.10% have a female householder with no husband present, and 30.50% are non-families. 25.90% of all households are made up of individuals and 10.30% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.59 and the average family size is 3.13. Marriage is a relationship and bond, most commonly between a man and a woman, that plays a key role in the definition of many families. ...


In the county the population is spread out with 27.70% under the age of 18, 8.90% from 18 to 24, 29.20% from 25 to 44, 21.10% from 45 to 64, and 13.20% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 35 years. For every 100 females there are 91.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 87.20 males.


The median income for a household in the county is $39,148, and the median income for a family is $47,409. Males have a median income of $36,569 versus $25,773 for females. The per capita income for the county is $18,932. 14.50% of the population and 11.80% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 21.60% of those under the age of 18 and 9.80% 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 number of people. ... 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


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Regions of Illinois
Chicagoland | Little Egypt | Champaign-Urbana
Largest cities
Alton | Aurora | Belleville | Berwyn | Bloomington | Burbank | Calumet City | Champaign | Chicago | Crystal Lake | Decatur | DeKalb | Des Plaines | Elgin | Elmhurst | Evanston | Joliet | 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 | Orland Park | Palatine | Schaumburg | Skokie | Tinley Park
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St. Clair County, Illinois Trails History and Genealogy (1187 words)
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St. Clair County, Illinois - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (415 words)
Clair County is a county located in the state of Illinois, and determined by the U.S. Census Bureau to include the mean center of U.S. population in 1970.
Clair County is also the first county established in the state of Illinois.
In the county the population is spread out with 27.70% under the age of 18, 8.90% from 18 to 24, 29.20% from 25 to 44, 21.10% from 45 to 64, and 13.20% who are 65 years of age or older.
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