Carroll County, Illinois


Carroll County, Illinois

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


seallink =


map size = 150
founded = 1839
seat = Mount Carroll
largest city = Savanna
area_total_sq_mi = 466
area_total_km2 = 1206
area_land_sq_mi = 444
area_land_km2 = 1150
area_water_sq_mi = 22
area_water_km2 = 56
area percentage = 4.63%
census yr = 2000
pop = 16674
density_sq_mi = 38
density_km2 = 14
time zone = Central
UTC offset = -6
DST offset= -5
footnotes =
web = www.gocarrollcounty.com |

Carroll County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. As of the 2000 census, the population was 16,674. Its county seat is Mount Carroll, IllinoisGR|6.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,206 km² (466 sq mi). 1,150 km² (444 sq mi) of it is land and 56 km² (22 sq mi) of it (4.63%) is water.

Townships

Cherry Grove/Shannon, Elkhorn Grove, Fairhaven, Freedom, Mt. Carroll, Rock Creek/Lima, Salem, Savanna, Washington, Woodland, Wysox, York

Adjacent counties

*Stephenson County - northeast
*Ogle County - east
*Whiteside County - south
*Clinton County, Iowa - southwest (across the Mississippi River)
*Jackson County, Iowa - northwest (across the Mississippi River)
*Jo Daviess County - northwest

National protected area

* Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge (part)

Communities

Cities

*Chadwick
*Milledgeville
*Savanna

Villages

*Lanark
*Mount Carroll
*Shannon
*Thomson

History

Carroll County was formed in 1839 out of Jo Daviess County. The County is named for Charles Carroll who signed the Declaration of Independence. Carroll, who died in 1832 was the last signer to die.

Demographics

USCensusPop
1900= 18963
1910= 18035
1920= 19345
1930= 18433
1940= 17987
1950= 18976
1960= 19507
1970= 19276
1980= 18779
1990= 16805
2000= 16674
footnote= [http://www.census.gov/population/cencounts/il190090.txt IL Counties 1900-1990]
As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 16,674 people, 6,794 households, and 4,681 families residing in the county. The population density was 14/km² (38/sq mi). There were 7,945 housing units at an average density of 7/km² (18/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 96.94% White, 0.55% Black or African American, 0.24% Native American, 0.41% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.82% from other races, and 1.02% from two or more races. 2.04% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 42.4% were of German, 10.7% American, 9.8% Irish, 7.6% English and 5.0% Dutch ancestry according to Census 2000. 97.3% spoke English and 1.5% Spanish as their first language.

There were 6,794 households out of which 28.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.40% were married couples living together, 7.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.10% were non-families. 27.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.90% 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 2.93.

In the county the population was spread out with 24.30% under the age of 18, 6.60% from 18 to 24, 25.40% from 25 to 44, 24.50% from 45 to 64, and 19.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 97.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.10 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $37,148, and the median income for a family was $43,685. Males had a median income of $31,318 versus $21,753 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,688. About 7.40% of families and 9.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.30% of those under age 18 and 5.90% of those age 65 or over.


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