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Williamson County is a county located in the state of Illinois. As of 2000, the population is 61,296. Its county seat is Marion, Illinois6. Jump to: navigation, search Image File history File links Williamson_County_Illinois. ... Jump to: navigation, search Originally, in continental Europe, a county was the land under the jurisdiction of a count. ... Jump to: navigation, search A U.S. state is any one of the fifty states (four of which officially favor the term commonwealth) which, together with the District of Columbia and Palmyra Atoll (an uninhabited incorporated unorganized territory), form the United States of America. ... Jump to: navigation, search State nickname: Land of Lincoln, The Prairie State Other U.S. States Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Governor Rod Blagojevich (D) Senators Richard Durbin (D) Barack Obama (D) Official languages English Area 149,998 km² (25th)  - Land 143,968 km²  - Water 6,030 km² (4. ... Jump to: navigation, search This article is about the year 2000. ... A county seat is an administrative centre for a county. ... Jump to: navigation, search Marion is a city located in Williamson 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. ...

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,151 km² (444 mi²). 1,097 km² (423 mi²) of it is land and 54 km² (21 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 4.72% 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. ... Jump to: navigation, search A square mile is the area equal to a square with sides each 1 mile long. ...


Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 61,296 people, 25,358 households, and 16,964 families residing in the county. The population density is 56/km² (145/mi²). There are 27,703 housing units at an average density of 25/km² (65/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 95.34% White, 2.49% Black or African American, 0.27% Native American, 0.50% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.38% from other races, and 0.98% from two or more races. 1.24% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. Jump to: navigation, search 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. ... Jump to: navigation, search This article is about the year 2000. ... Jump to: navigation, search The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... Jump to: navigation, search The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... Jump to: navigation, search The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... Jump to: navigation, search The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... Jump to: navigation, search The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... Jump to: navigation, search The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... Jump to: navigation, search The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... Jump to: navigation, search The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... Jump to: navigation, search The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There are 25,358 households out of which 29.50% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.40% are married couples living together, 10.20% have a female householder with no husband present, and 33.10% are non-families. 28.90% of all households are made up of individuals and 13.30% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.35 and the average family size is 2.89. Jump to: navigation, search Marriage is a legal, social, and religious relationship between individuals which has formed the foundation of the family for most societies. ...


In the county the population is spread out with 22.90% under the age of 18, 8.60% from 18 to 24, 27.90% from 25 to 44, 24.10% from 45 to 64, and 16.50% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 39 years. For every 100 females there are 93.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 91.70 males.


The median income for a household in the county is $31,991, and the median income for a family is $40,692. Males have a median income of $32,386 versus $21,570 for females. The per capita income for the county is $17,779. 14.60% of the population and 11.40% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 19.60% of those under the age of 18 and 10.60% 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 total population. ... The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


History

Williamson County is often referred to as "Bloody Williamson", on account of several outbreaks of violence that have few parallels in American history. These include the following: The Bloody Vendetta, 1876; Coal Strike, 1906; The Herrin Massacre, 1922; The Klan War, 1924; The Birger/Shelton War, (Charles Birger, Shelton Brothers Gang), 1927. Jump to: navigation, search Charlie Birger (1881). ... The Shelton Brothers Gang was an early Prohibition bootlegging gang based in southern Illinois and were the main rivals of bootlegger Charles Birger. ...


The Illinois National Guard was deployed repeatedly during the 1920's to separate the warring parties and attempt to keep order.


Cities and towns


Bush is a village located in Williamson County, Illinois. ... Cambria is a village located in Williamson County, Illinois. ... Carterville is a city located in Williamson County, Illinois. ... Colp is a village located in Williamson County, Illinois. ... Crainville is a village located in Williamson County, Illinois. ... Creal Springs is a city located in Williamson County, Illinois. ... Herrin is a city located in Williamson County, Illinois. ... Hurst is a city located in Williamson County, Illinois. ... Johnston City is a city located in Williamson County, Illinois. ... Jump to: navigation, search Marion is a city located in Williamson County, Illinois. ... Pittsburg is a village located in Williamson County, Illinois. ... Spillertown is a village located in Williamson County, Illinois. ... Whiteash is a village located in Williamson County, Illinois. ...

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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. ... Jump to: navigation, search Peoria is the largest city on the Illinois River and the county seat of Peoria County6, Illinois. ... Jump to: navigation, search 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. ... Jump to: navigation, search St. ... 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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. ... Location in the state of Illinois Formed 1833 Seat Urbana Area  - Total  - Water 2,584 km² (998 mi²) 2 km² (1 mi²) 0. ... 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. ... 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. ... 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Pulaski County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Putnam County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Jump to: navigation, search 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. ... Jump to: navigation, search 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. ... 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Williamson County, Illinois detailed profile - houses, real estate, agriculture, wages, work, ancestries, and more (1324 words)
County population in 2005: 63,617 (64% urban, 36% rural)
Williamson County, Illinois business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...
Williamson County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is near Illinois state average.
Williamson County, Illinois - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (362 words)
Williamson County is a county located in the state of Illinois.
In the county the population is spread out with 22.90% under the age of 18, 8.60% from 18 to 24, 27.90% from 25 to 44, 24.10% from 45 to 64, and 16.50% who are 65 years of age or older.
The median income for a household in the county is $31,991, and the median income for a family is $40,692.
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