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Encyclopedia > White County, Illinois

White County is a county located in the state of Illinois. As of 2000, the population is 15,371. Its county seat is Carmi, Illinois6. Image File history File links 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 (D) Official languages English Area 149,998 km² (25th)  - Land 143,968 km²  - Water 6,030 km² (4. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... A county seat, in the United States, is a town which forms the seat of government of a county. ... Carmi is a city located in White County, Illinois. ... 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. ...


In 1925, White County was devastated by the Tri-State Tornado, the deadliest tornado in U.S. history. A good proportion of the 127 killed in Hamilton and White Counties were in White County itself. The main town affected was Carmi. 1925 was a common year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Tri-State Tornado of March 18, 1925, crossed from southeastern Missouri, through Illinois, and into southwestern Indiana, and was the deadliest tornado in U.S. history. ... Hamilton County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Carmi is a city located in White County, Illinois. ...

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,299 km² (502 mi²). 1,282 km² (495 mi²) of it is land and 18 km² (7 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 1.36% 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 (symbol sq. ...


Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 15,371 people, 6,534 households, and 4,377 families residing in the county. The population density is 12/km² (31/mi²). There are 7,393 housing units at an average density of 6/km² (15/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 98.22% White, 0.26% Black or African American, 0.34% Native American, 0.16% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.16% from other races, and 0.85% from two or more races. 0.67% 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. ... 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. ...


There are 6,534 households out of which 26.80% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.60% are married couples living together, 7.60% have a female householder with no husband present, and 33.00% are non-families. 29.80% of all households are made up of individuals and 16.60% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.29 and the average family size is 2.82. Marriage is a relationship and bond between individuals (termed spouses -- a male spouse is a husband and a female spouse, a wife) that plays a key role in the definition of many families. ...


In the county the population is spread out with 21.50% under the age of 18, 7.70% from 18 to 24, 25.30% from 25 to 44, 24.60% from 45 to 64, and 20.90% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 42 years. For every 100 females there are 91.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 89.50 males.


The median income for a household in the county is $29,601, and the median income for a family is $36,580. Males have a median income of $30,619 versus $17,282 for females. The per capita income for the county is $16,412. 12.50% of the population and 8.70% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 17.70% 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. ...


History

White County, Illinois was the site of the ill-fated Erie Canal Soda Pop Festival in 1972. The Erie Canal Soda Pop Festival was a rock festival held on the Labor Day weekend of 1972 near Griffin, Indiana on Bull Island. ...


Cities and towns

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State of Illinois: History | Government | Economy | Culture Burnt Prairie is a village located in White County, Illinois. ... Carmi is a city located in White County, Illinois. ... Crossville is a village located in White County, Illinois. ... Enfield is a village located in White County, Illinois. ... Maunie is a village located in White County, Illinois. ... There is also a village named Norris in Fulton County, Illinois. ... Phillipstown is a village located in White County, Illinois. ... Springerton is a village located in White County, Illinois. ... File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... 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 (D) Official languages English Area 149,998 km² (25th)  - Land 143,968 km²  - Water 6,030 km² (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. ...

Regions:

Champaign-Urbana | Chicagoland | Little Egypt | Metro-East 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. ... The Chicagoland region is colored red. ... Little Egypt is the southern area of the state of Illinois in the United States of America. ... Metro-East is a region in Illinois that is just east of St. ...

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 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. ... Berwyn is a city located in Cook County, Illinois. ... Bloomington is a city located in McLean County, Illinois. ... Burbank is a city located in Cook County, Illinois. ... Calumet City is a city located in Cook County, Illinois. ... A view of Champaign from above ( see wider view). ... Chicago, colloquially known as the Second City and the Windy City, is the third-largest city in population in the United States and the largest inland city in the country. ... Crystal Lake is a city located in McHenry County, Illinois. ... Decatur is a city located in Macon County, Illinois. ... 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 a city 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. ... Park Ridge is a suburb of Chicago located in Cook County, Illinois. ... Peoria is the largest city on the Illinois River and the county seat of Peoria County6, Illinois. ... Quincy, known as the Gem City, is a city located in Adams County, Illinois. ... Rockford is a city located in Winnebago County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 150,115. ... Rock Island is a city located in Rock Island County, Illinois. ... Location in Illinois Founded  -Incorporated 1819 {{{incorporated}}}  County Sangamon County Mayor Timothy Davlin Area  - Total  - Water 156. ... St. ... A snowy day in Carle Park west of the Urbana High School. ... Wheaton is the county seat of DuPage County, Illinois, located about 28 miles west of Near North Side, Chicago and Lake Michigan. ... Waukegan is a city located in Lake County, Illinois, of which it is the county seat. ...

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 List of towns and villages in Illinois, arranged in alphabetical order. ... Addison is a village located in DuPage County, Illinois. ... Arlington Heights is a village located in Cook County, Illinois and a northwestern suburb of Chicago. ... Bartlett is a village located in both Cook County and DuPage County, Illinois. ... 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. ... Cicero is a town located in Cook County, Illinois. ... Downers Grove, Illinois Downers Grove is a suburb located 19 miles west of Chicago, Illinois in DuPage County, Illinois. ... Elk Grove Village is a village located in Cook County, Illinois. ... Glenview is a village located in Cook County, Illinois. ... 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. ... Normal is a town located in McLean County, Illinois. ... Oak Lawn is a village located in Cook County, Illinois. ... Oak Park is a village located in Cook 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. ...

Counties:

Adams | Alexander | Bond | Boone | Brown | Bureau | Calhoun | Carroll | Cass | Champaign | Christian | Clark | Clay | Clinton | Coles | Cook | Crawford | Cumberland | DeKalb | DeWitt | Douglas | DuPage | Edgar | Edwards | Effingham | Fayette | Ford | Franklin | Fulton | Gallatin | Greene | Grundy | Hamilton | Hancock | Hardin | Henderson | Henry | Iroquois | Jackson | Jasper | Jefferson | Jersey | Jo Daviess | Johnson | Kane | Kankakee | Kendall | Knox | La Salle | Lake | Lawrence | Lee | Livingston | Logan | Macon | Macoupin | Madison | Marion | Marshall | Mason | Massac | McDonough | McHenry | McLean | Menard | Mercer | Monroe | Montgomery | Morgan | Moultrie | Ogle | Peoria | Perry | Piatt | Pike | Pope | Pulaski | Putnam | Randolph | Richland | Rock Island | Saline | Sangamon | Schuyler | Scott | Shelby | St. Clair | Stark | Stephenson | Tazewell | Union | Vermilion | Wabash | Warren | Washington | Wayne | White | Whiteside | Will | Williamson | Winnebago | Woodford 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. ... Organized with approximately 100 residents in 1831, 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. ... DeKalb County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... 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. ... Edgar County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... 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. ... Kane County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... 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 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 a county 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. ... Location in the state of Illinois Formed 1821 Seat Springfield Area  - Total  - Water 2,271 km² (877 mi²) 23 km² (9 mi²) 1. ... 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. ... 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. ...


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White County, Illinois at AllExperts (483 words)
White County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois.
In 1925, White County was devastated by the Tri-State Tornado, the deadliest tornado in U.S. history.
In the county the population was spread out with 21.50% under the age of 18, 7.70% from 18 to 24, 25.30% from 25 to 44, 24.60% from 45 to 64, and 20.90% who were 65 years of age or older.
Biography of Jarvis Pierce Sr. (1771-1831) (977 words)
Jarvis was supposedly one of the wealthiest men in the county, but whether this was White County or Gallatin County is not known.
Byfield is in the 1800 census for Craftsbury, Orleans County, Vermont.
White County was formed from a part of Gallatin in 1815.
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