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Encyclopedia > Washington County, Illinois
Washington County, Illinois
Map
Map of Illinois highlighting Washington County
Location in the state of Illinois
Map of the USA highlighting Illinois
Illinois's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1818
Seat Nashville
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

564 sq mi (1,461 km²)
563 sq mi (1,457 km²)
2 sq mi (4 km²), 0.27%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

15,148
27/sq mi (10/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website: www.county.washington.k12.il.us

Washington County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. As of 2000, the population is 15,148. Its county seat is Nashville, Illinois6. Image File history File links Map_of_Illinois_highlighting_Washington_County. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Largest metro area Chicago Metropolitan Area Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (149,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... Image File history File links Map_of_USA_IL.svg‎ File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Illinois ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Nashville is a city in Washington County, Illinois, in the United States. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... 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. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and 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. ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ...  CST or UTC-6 The Central Time Zone observes standard time by subtracting six hours from UTC during standard time (UTC-6) and five hours during daylight saving time (UTC-5). ... “UTC” redirects here. ... Though DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ... A county is generally a sub-unit of regional self-government within a sovereign jurisdiction. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      A U.S. state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Largest metro area Chicago Metropolitan Area Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (149,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Nashville is a city in Washington County, Illinois, in the United States. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ...

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,461 km² (564 mi²). 1,457 km² (563 mi²) of it is land and 4 km² (2 mi²) of it (0.27%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) 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. ...


Adjacent Counties

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. ... Marion County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. ... Jefferson County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Perry County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Randolph County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... St. ...

History

Washington County was formed in 1818 out of St. Clair County. It was named for George Washington. Despite its relative proximity to the Illinois suburbs of St. Louis, MO, the county is not considered part of the St. Louis metropolitan area, also known as the Metro-East. Year 1818 (MDCCCXVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... St. ... George Washington (February 22, 1732 – December 14, 1799)[1] led Americas Continental Army to victory over Britain in the American Revolutionary War (1775–1783), and in 1789 was elected the first President of the United States of America. ...


Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1900 19,526
1910 18,759 -3.9%
1920 18,035 -3.9%
1930 16,286 -9.7%
1940 15,801 -3.0%
1950 14,460 -8.5%
1960 13,569 -6.2%
1970 13,780 1.6%
1980 15,472 12.3%
1990 14,965 -3.3%
2000 15,148 1.2%
IL Counties 1900-1990

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 15,148 people, 5,848 households, and 4,239 families residing in the county. The population density was 10/km² (27/mi²). There were 6,385 housing units at an average density of 4/km² (11/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.58% White, 0.33% Black or African American, 0.22% Native American, 0.18% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.13% from other races, and 0.52% from two or more races. 0.71% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 1900 US Census The Twelfth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 76,212,168, an increase of 21. ... The Thirteenth United States Census was taken in 1910. ... The Fourteenth United States Census was taken in 1920. ... The Fifteenth United States Census was taken in 1930. ... The Sixteenth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 132,164,569, an increase of 7. ... The Seventeenth United States Census was taken in 1950. ... The Eighteenth United States Census was taken in 1960. ... The Nineteenth United States Census was taken in 1970. ... The Twetieth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 226,542,199, an increase of 11. ... The Twenty-first United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 248,709,873, an increase of 9. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and 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. ... Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ...


There were 5,848 households out of which 33.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.70% were married couples living together, 7.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.50% were non-families. 24.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.02. Marriage is an interpersonal relationship with governmental, social, or religious recognition, usually intimate and sexual, and often created as a contract, or through civil process. ...


In the county the population was spread out with 25.30% under the age of 18, 7.60% from 18 to 24, 27.30% from 25 to 44, 23.00% from 45 to 64, and 16.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 97.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.50 males.


The median income for a household in the county was $40,932, and the median income for a family was $48,433. Males had a median income of $32,209 versus $22,151 for females. The per capita income for the county was $19,108. About 3.70% of families and 6.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.00% of those under age 18 and 8.70% 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. ...


Cities and towns

Addieville is a village located in Washington County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2000 census, the village had a total population of 267. ... Ashley is a city in Washington County, Illinois, United States. ... Centralia is a city located in Marion, Jefferson, Washington and Clinton Counties in the U.S. state of Illinois. ... Du Bois is a village located in Washington County, Illinois. ... Hoyleton is a village located in Washington County, Illinois. ... Irvington is a village located in Washington County, Illinois. ... Nashville is a city in Washington County, Illinois, in the United States. ... New Minden is a village located in Washington County, Illinois. ... Oakdale is a village located in Washington County, Illinois. ... Okawville is a village in Washington County, Illinois, United States. ... Radom is a village located in Washington County, Illinois. ... Richview is a village in Washington County, Illinois, United States. ... Venedy is a village located in Washington County, Illinois. ... Wamac is a city located in Clinton County, Illinois. ...

Census designated places

  • Du Bois
  • Elkton
  • Huegely
  • Todds Mill

Coordinates: 38°21′N 89°25′W / 38.35, -89.42 Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


  Results from FactBites:
 
Encyclopedia: Washington County, Illinois (3173 words)
Washington 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.
Washington County, Illinois - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (362 words)
The racial makeup of the county is 98.58% White, 0.33% Black or African American, 0.22% Native American, 0.18% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.13% from other races, and 0.52% from two or more races.
In the county the population is spread out with 25.30% under the age of 18, 7.60% from 18 to 24, 27.30% from 25 to 44, 23.00% from 45 to 64, and 16.70% who are 65 years of age or older.
The median income for a household in the county is $40,932, and the median income for a family is $48,433.
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