Bond County, Illinois


Bond County, Illinois

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


seallink =


map size = 150
founded = 1817
seat = Greenville
largest city = Greenville
area_total_sq_mi = 383
area_total_km2 = 991
area_land_sq_mi = 380
area_land_km2 = 985
area_water_sq_mi = 2
area_water_km2 = 6
area percentage = 0.64%
census yr = 2000
pop = 17633
density_sq_mi = 46
density_km2 = 18
time zone = Central
UTC offset = -6
DST offset= -5
footnotes =
web = |

Bond County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois It is part of the St. Louis Metro Area . In 2006, the population is 18,055. As of the 2000 census, the population is 17,633. Its county seat is Greenville, IllinoisGR|6.

History

Bond County was formed in 1817 out of Madison County. It was named for Shadrach Bond, who was then the delegate from the Illinois Territory to the United States Congress, and who thereupon became the first governor of Illinois, serving from 1818 to 1822. Allan H. Keith, [http://books.google.com/books?id=1gJ_RVeb5JYC&pg=PA2&dq=richard+bock+sculptor&ie=ISO-8859-1&sig=ngQRYGbj78gEH8yXNlEZrDnRlMU#PPA1,M1 "Historical Stories: About Greenville and Bond County, IL"] . Consulted on August 15, 2007. ]

When Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas gave speeches in Greenville in 1858 during a campaign for the United States Senate, Douglas said: "Ladies and gentlemen it gives me great and supreme gratification and pleasure to see this vast concourse of people assembled to hear me upon this my first visit to Old Bond." The "Illinois State Register" reported of the occasion: "I've seen many gatherings in Old Bond county but I never saw anything equal to this and I never expect to."

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 383 square miles (991 km²), of which 380 square miles (985 km²) is land and 2 square miles (6 km²) (0.64%) is water.

Townships

Burgess, Central, LaGrange, Mills, Mulberry Grove, Old Ripley, Pleasant Mound, Shoal Creek, Tamalco

Adjacent counties

*Montgomery County - north
*Fayette County - east
*Clinton County - south
*Madison County - west

Demographics

USCensusPop
1900= 16078
1910= 17075
1920= 16045
1930= 14406
1940= 14540
1950= 14157
1960= 14060
1970= 14012
1980= 16224
1990= 14991
2000= 17633
estimate= 18055
estyear= 2006
footnote= [http://www.census.gov/population/cencounts/il190090.txt IL Counties 1900-1990]
As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 17,633 people, 6,155 households, and 4,345 families residing in the county. The population density was 46 people per square mile (18/km²). There were 6,690 housing units at an average density of 18 per square mile (7/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 90.74% White, 7.41% Black or African American, 0.46% Native American, 0.26% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.37% from other races, and 0.72% from two or more races. 1.43% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 37.0% were of German, 14.5% American, 11.0% English and 8.6% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000. 97.2% spoke English and 2.3% Spanish as their first language.

There were 6,155 households out of which 32.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.10% were married couples living together, 8.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.40% were non-families. 25.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the county the population was spread out with 21.90% under the age of 18, 11.60% from 18 to 24, 29.40% from 25 to 44, 22.40% from 45 to 64, and 14.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 116.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 119.60 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $37,680, and the median income for a family was $45,413. Males had a median income of $31,849 versus $21,295 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,947. About 6.70% of families and 9.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.70% of those under age 18 and 8.60% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Townships

Bond County is divided into these nine townships:

References


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  • Mills Township, Bond County, Illinois — Mills Township   Township   Location in Bond County …   Wikipedia

  • Mulberry Grove Township, Bond County, Illinois — Mulberry Grove Township   Township   Location in Bond County …   Wikipedia

  • Old Ripley Township, Bond County, Illinois — Old Ripley Township   Township   Location in Bond County …   Wikipedia

  • Central Township, Bond County, Illinois — Infobox Settlement unit pref=Imperial settlement type=Township official name = Central Township nickname = motto = imagesize = image caption = image mapsize = map caption = Location in Bond County subdivision type = Country subdivision name =… …   Wikipedia

  • Burgess Township, Bond County, Illinois — Infobox Settlement unit pref=Imperial settlement type=Township official name = Burgess Township nickname = motto = imagesize = image caption = image mapsize = map caption = Location in Bond County subdivision type = Country subdivision name =… …   Wikipedia

  • Lagrange Township, Bond County, Illinois — Infobox Settlement unit pref=Imperial settlement type=Township official name = Lagrange Township nickname = motto = imagesize = image caption = image mapsize = map caption = Location in Bond County subdivision type = Country subdivision name =… …   Wikipedia

  • Pleasant Mound Township, Bond County, Illinois — Infobox Settlement unit pref=Imperial settlement type=Township official name = Pleasant Mound Township nickname = motto = imagesize = image caption = image mapsize = map caption = Location in Bond County subdivision type = Country subdivision… …   Wikipedia

  • Shoal Creek Township, Bond County, Illinois — Infobox Settlement unit pref=Imperial settlement type=Township official name = Shoal Creek Township nickname = motto = imagesize = image caption = image mapsize = map caption = Location in Bond County subdivision type = Country subdivision name …   Wikipedia

  • Tamalco Township, Bond County, Illinois — Infobox Settlement unit pref=Imperial settlement type=Township official name = Tamalco Township nickname = motto = imagesize = image caption = image mapsize = map caption = Location in Bond County subdivision type = Country subdivision name =… …   Wikipedia

  • Bond County Community Unit School District 2 — is a unified school district based in Greenville, a city located in central Bond County, Illinois that serves as its county seat. Today, the district is composed of five schools; [http://bccu2.k12.il.us//index.php?option=com content… …   Wikipedia


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