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Encyclopedia > Whiteside County, Illinois
Whiteside County, Illinois
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Map of Illinois highlighting Whiteside County
Location in the state of Illinois
Map of the USA highlighting Illinois
Illinois's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1836
Seat Morrison
Largest City Sterling
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

697 sq mi (1,805 km²)
685 sq mi (1,774 km²)
12 sq mi (32 km²), 1.76%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

60,653
89/sq mi (34/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website: www.whiteside.org

Whiteside County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. As of 2000, the population was 60,653. Its county seat is Morrison6. Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Largest metro area Chicago 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. ... Morrison is a city located in Whiteside County, Illinois. ... Sterling is a city in Whiteside County, Illinois, United States. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... 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 (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... 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 by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... A time zone is a region of the Earth that has adopted the same standard time, usually referred to as the local time. ...  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). ... Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) is a high-precision atomic time standard. ... 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 Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Counties/Parishes/Boroughs, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics 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 Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (149,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Morrison is a city located in Whiteside County, Illinois. ... 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. ...

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,805 km² (697 mi²). 1,774 km² (685 mi²) of it is land and 32 km² (12 mi²) of it (1.76%) 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

Carroll County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Ogle County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Lee County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Bureau County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Henry County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Rock Island County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Clinton County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. ... For the river in Canada, see Mississippi River (Ontario). ...

History

Whiteside County was formed in 1836 out of Jo Daviess and Henry Counties. It was named for General Samuel Whiteside, an Illinois officer in the War of 1812 and Black Hawk War. Year 1836 (MDCCCXXXVI) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a leap year starting on Wednesday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Jo Daviess County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Henry County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Samuel A. Whiteside (1783-1868) was an Illinois pioneer, political figure and military leader. ... Combatants United States Britain Canada Bermuda Eastern Woodland Indians Commanders James Madison Henry Dearborn Jacob Brown Winfield Scott Andrew Jackson George Prevost Isaac Brock† Tecumseh† Strength •United States Regular Army: 35,800 •Rangers: 3,049 •Militia: 458,463* •US Navy & US Marines: (at start of war): •Frigates:6 •Other vessels... Combatants United States Sauk Nation Commanders Henry Atkinson Henry Dodge Adam Snyder Isaiah Stillman Samuel Whiteside Black Hawk Strength 2,000 Miltia 1,500 Regulars volunteers? Indian allies ? 1000 The majority were women and children Casualties 33 killed in action 39 non-combatants killed 450-600 The Black Hawk War...


Former U.S. President Ronald Reagan was born in the Whiteside County community of Tampico. Ronald Wilson Reagan (February 6, 1911 – June 5, 2004) was the fortieth President of the United States (1981 – 1989) and the thirty-third Governor of California (1967 – 1975). ... Tampico is a village located in Whiteside County, Illinois. ...


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Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1900 34,710
1910 34,507 -0.6%
1920 36,174 4.8%
1930 39,019 7.9%
1940 43,338 11.1%
1950 49,336 13.8%
1960 59,887 21.4%
1970 62,877 5.0%
1980 65,970 4.9%
1990 60,186 -8.8%
2000 60,653 0.8%
IL Counties 1900-1990

As of the census² of 2000, there were 60,653 people, 23,684 households, and 16,768 families residing in the county. The population density was 34/km² (89/mi²). There were 25,025 housing units at an average density of 14/km² (36/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 92.81% White, 1.02% Black or African American, 0.26% Native American, 0.42% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 4.07% from other races, and 1.41% from two or more races. 8.82% 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. ... 1870 US Census for New York City 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 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 23,684 households out of which 31.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.50% were married couples living together, 9.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.20% were non-families. 25.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 2.99. This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling. ...


In the county the population was spread out with 25.00% under the age of 18, 8.20% from 18 to 24, 27.00% from 25 to 44, 23.70% from 45 to 64, and 16.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 95.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.10 males.


The median income for a household in the county was $40,354, and the median income for a family was $46,653. Males had a median income of $35,314 versus $21,828 for females. The per capita income for the county was $19,296. About 6.20% of families and 8.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.40% of those under age 18 and 4.80% 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

Albany is a village located in Whiteside County, Illinois. ... Coleta is a village located in Whiteside County, Illinois. ... Deer Grove is a village located in Whiteside County, Illinois. ... Erie is a village located in Whiteside County, Illinois. ... Fulton is a city located in Whiteside County, Illinois. ... Lyndon is a village located in Whiteside County, Illinois. ... Morrison is a city located in Whiteside County, Illinois. ... Prophetstown is a city in Whiteside County, Illinois, United States. ... Rock Falls is a city in Whiteside County, Illinois, United States. ... Sterling is a city in Whiteside County, Illinois, United States. ... Tampico is a village located in Whiteside County, Illinois. ...

See also

The Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge is a 195,000 acre (790 km²) National Wildlife Refuge located in and along the Upper Mississippi River. ...

External references

  • County History
  • County website


Flag of Illinois Municipalities and Communities of Whiteside County, Illinois
(County Seat: Morrison)
Cities, Towns and Villages Albany | Coleta | Deer Grove | Erie | Fulton | Lyndon | Morrison | Prophetstown | Rock Falls | Sterling | Tampico
Townships Albany | Clyde | Coloma | Erie | Fenton | Fulton | Garden Plain | Genesee | Hahnaman | Hopkins | Hume | Jordan | Lyndon | Montmorency | Mount Pleasant | Newton | Portland | Prophetstown | Sterling | Tampico | Union Grove | Ustick

Coordinates: 41°45′N 89°55′W / 41.75, -89.91 Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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Whiteside County (1114 words)
Whiteside County was named in honor of Gen. Samuel Whiteside, a brave and distinguished officer, who participated in the Indian wars in this section of the country from 1812 until the close of the Black Hawk war.
Whiteside participated actively in the affairs of this State at an early day, was a man of unsullied integrity, great sagacity, generous impulses, and was highly esteemed by the wide circle of people who knew him.
It is bounded on the north by Carroll and Ogle Counties, east by Ogle and Lee Counties, south by Henry and Bureau Counties, and west by the Mississippi river.
Whiteside County, Illinois - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (426 words)
Whiteside County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois.
Former U.S. President Ronald Reagan was born in the Whiteside County community of Tampico.
In the county the population was spread out with 25.00% under the age of 18, 8.20% from 18 to 24, 27.00% from 25 to 44, 23.70% from 45 to 64, and 16.10% who were 65 years of age or older.
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