Henderson County, Illinois


Henderson County, Illinois

Infobox U.S. County
county = Henderson County
state = Illinois


seallink =


map size = 150
founded = 1841
seat = Oquawka
largest city = Oquawka
area_total_sq_mi = 395
area_total_km2 = 1023
area_land_sq_mi = 379
area_land_km2 = 981
area_water_sq_mi = 16
area_water_km2 = 42
area percentage = 4.13%
census yr = 2000
pop = 8213
density_sq_mi = 22
density_km2 = 8
time zone = Central
UTC offset = -6
DST offset= -5
footnotes =
web = |

Henderson County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. As of 2000, the population is 8,213. Its county seat is Oquawka, IllinoisGR|6.

Henderson County is part of the Burlington, IA–IL Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 395 square miles (1,023 km²), of which, 379 square miles (981 km²) of it is land and 16 square miles (42 km²) of it (4.13%) is water.

Townships

Bald Bluff, Biggsville, Carman, Gladstone, Lomax, Media, Oquawka, Raritan, Rozetta, Stronghurst, Terre Haute

Adjacent counties

*Mercer County - north
*Warren County - east
*McDonough County - southeast
*Hancock County - southwest
*Lee County, Iowa - southwest
*Des Moines County, Iowa - west

History

Henderson County was formed in 1841 out of Warren County. It was named for Henderson County, Kentucky, which was named for Richard Henderson, founder of the Transylvania Company, an early attempt to organize what later became Kentucky around 1775.

Demographics

USCensusPop
1900= 10836
1910= 9724
1920= 9770
1930= 8778
1940= 8949
1950= 8416
1960= 8237
1970= 8451
1980= 9114
1990= 8096
2000= 8213
footnote= [http://www.census.gov/population/cencounts/il190090.txt IL Counties 1900-1990]
As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 8,213 people, 3,365 households, and 2,375 families residing in the county. The population density was 22 people per square mile (8/km²). There were 4,126 housing units at an average density of 11 per square mile (4/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.50% White, 0.26% Black or African American, 0.11% Native American, 0.10% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.18% from other races, and 0.82% from two or more races. 0.88% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 24.7% were of German, 23.5% American, 13.2% English, 13.2% Irish and 6.0% Swedish ancestry according to Census 2000. 98.2% spoke English and 1.4% Spanish as their first language.

There were 3,365 households out of which 28.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.60% were married couples living together, 7.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.40% were non-families. 25.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.88.

In the county the population was spread out with 23.10% under the age of 18, 7.50% from 18 to 24, 26.20% from 25 to 44, 26.50% from 45 to 64, and 16.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 97.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $36,405, and the median income for a family was $42,400. Males had a median income of $31,239 versus $21,100 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,456. About 6.10% of families and 9.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.80% of those under age 18 and 9.80% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

*Biggsville
*Dallas City (mostly in Hancock County)
*Gladstone
*Gulf Port
*Lomax
*Media
*Oquawka
*Raritan
*Stronghurst

Unincorporated communities

*Carman
*Carthage Lake
*Decorra
*Hopper
*Olena
*Shokonon

External links

* [http://www.hendersoncounty.lib.il.us/ Henderson County Public Library District]
* [http://www.hendersoncountyedc.com/ Henderson County Economic Development Corporation]


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