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Encyclopedia > Wabash County, Illinois
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Wabash County is a county located in the state of Illinois. As of 2000, the population is 12,937. Its county seat is Mt. Carmel6.


Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 590 km˛ (228 mi˛). 579 km˛ (223 mi˛) of it is land and 11 km˛ (4 mi˛) of it is water. The total area is 1.88% water.


Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 12,937 people, 5,192 households, and 3,587 families residing in the county. The population density is 22/km˛ (58/mi˛). There are 5,758 housing units at an average density of 10/km˛ (26/mi˛). The racial makeup of the county is 97.86% White, 0.39% Black or African American, 0.17% Native American, 0.45% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.26% from other races, and 0.83% from two or more races. 0.73% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.


There are 5,192 households out of which 30.90% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.20% are married couples living together, 8.70% have a female householder with no husband present, and 30.90% are non-families. 27.00% of all households are made up of individuals and 13.60% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.46 and the average family size is 2.98.


In the county the population is spread out with 24.20% under the age of 18, 9.10% from 18 to 24, 26.40% from 25 to 44, 23.30% from 45 to 64, and 17.00% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 39 years. For every 100 females there are 95.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 92.70 males.


The median income for a household in the county is $34,473, and the median income for a family is $42,142. Males have a median income of $31,142 versus $18,091 for females. The per capita income for the county is $16,747. 14.10% of the population and 9.50% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 19.70% of those under the age of 18 and 9.50% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.


Cities and towns

  • Allendale
  • Bellmont
  • Keensburg
  • Mount Carmel
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