Montgomery County, Illinois


Montgomery County, Illinois
Montgomery County, Illinois
Map of Illinois highlighting Montgomery County
Location in the state of Illinois
Map of the U.S. highlighting Illinois
Illinois's location in the U.S.
Founded 1821
Seat Hillsboro
Largest city Litchfield
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

709.68 sq mi (1,838 km²)
703.69 sq mi (1,823 km²)
5.99 sq mi (16 km²), 0.84%
Population
 - (2010)
 - Density

30,104
44/sq mi (17/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.montgomeryco.com

Montgomery County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 30,104, which is a decrease of 1.8% from 30,652 in 2000.[1] Its county seat is Hillsboro.[2]

Contents

History

Montgomery County was formed in 1821 out of Bond and Madison Counties. It was named in honor of Richard Montgomery, an American Revolutionary War general killed in 1775 while attempting to capture Quebec City, Canada.[3] Perrin's 1882 History of Montgomery County relates that the County was named in honor of Gen. Montgomery, but goes on to say that "others are dubious as to whence it received its name."

Geography

According to the 2010 census, the county has a total area of 709.68 square miles (1,838.1 km2), of which 703.69 square miles (1,822.5 km2) (or 99.16%) is land and 5.99 square miles (15.5 km2) (or 0.84%) is water.[4]

Adjacent Counties

Transportation

Major highways

Airports

Litchfield Municipal Airport is located in Montgomery County, two nautical miles (3.7 km) southwest of the central business district of Litchfield, Illinois.

Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1900 30,836
1910 35,311 14.5%
1920 41,403 17.3%
1930 35,278 −14.8%
1940 34,499 −2.2%
1950 32,460 −5.9%
1960 31,244 −3.7%
1970 30,260 −3.1%
1980 31,686 4.7%
1990 30,728 −3.0%
2000 30,652 −0.2%
2010 30,104 −1.8%
IL Counties 1900-1990

As of the census[5] of 2010, there were 30,104 people, 11,507 households, and 7,928 families residing in the county. The population density was 44 people per square mile (17/km²). There were 12,743 housing units at an average density of 18 per square mile (7/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 95.1% White, 3.2% Black or African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.47% from other races, and 0.7% from two or more races. 1.5% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 33.7% were of German, 19.3% American, 12.6% English and 9.2% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 11,507 households out of which 31.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.10% were married couples living together, 8.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.10% were non-families. 27.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the county the population was spread out with 23.70% under the age of 18, 8.30% from 18 to 24, 29.30% from 25 to 44, 21.70% from 45 to 64, and 17.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 106.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 106.40 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $33,123, and the median income for a family was $39,923. Males had a median income of $30,657 versus $20,563 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,272. About 10.60% of families and 13.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.40% of those under age 18 and 11.00% of those age 65 or over.

Townships

Audubon, Bois d'Arc, Butler Grove, East Fork, Fillmore, Grisham, Harvel, Hillsboro, Irving, Nokomis, North Litchfield, Pitman, Raymond, Rountree, South Fillmore, South Litchfield, Walshville, Witt, Zanesville

Cities and towns

Census designated places

  • Chapman
  • Kortcamp
  • Van Burensburg

Notable natives

  • Otto Funk (1868–1934) Violinist who achieved fame (and a Guinness Book of Records entry) by walking from New York to San Francisco in the depression-era, "playing the fiddle every step of the way." When he died in 1934 at the age of 65, he was accorded the biggest funeral in the history of Montgomery County.

Climate and weather

Hillsboro, Illinois
Climate chart (explanation)
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2.2
 
37
21
 
 
2
 
44
26
 
 
3.6
 
56
35
 
 
4.2
 
68
45
 
 
4.3
 
78
55
 
 
4.1
 
87
64
 
 
3.5
 
91
68
 
 
3.5
 
89
66
 
 
3.2
 
82
58
 
 
2.9
 
71
47
 
 
3.8
 
55
37
 
 
3
 
42
26
Average max. and min. temperatures in °F
Precipitation totals in inches
Source: The Weather Channel[6]

In recent years, average temperatures in the county seat of Hillsboro have ranged from a low of 21 °F (−6 °C) in January to a high of 91 °F (33 °C) in July, although a record low of −22 °F (−30 °C) was recorded in February 1905 and a record high of 114 °F (46 °C) was recorded in July 1954. Average monthly precipitation ranged from 2.00 inches (51 mm) in February to 4.31 inches (109 mm) in May.[6]

See also

References

  • History of Montgomery County, Illinois, Perrin, 1882

External links

Coordinates: 39°14′N 89°29′W / 39.23°N 89.48°W / 39.23; -89.48


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