Kane County, Illinois

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Kane County, Illinois
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Seal of Kane County, Illinois
Seal
Map of Illinois highlighting Kane County
Location in the state of Illinois
Map of the United States highlighting Illinois
Illinois's location in the U.S.
Founded January 16, 1836
Named for Elias Kane
Seat Geneva
Largest city Aurora
Area
 • Total 524 sq mi (1,357 km2)
 • Land 520 sq mi (1,347 km2)
 • Water 4.1 sq mi (11 km2), 0.8%
Population
 • (2010) 515,269
 • Density 991/sq mi (383/km²)
Congressional districts 6th, 8th, 11th, 14th
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.countyofkane.org
Footnotes: [1]

Coordinates: 41°57′N 88°26′W / 41.950°N 88.433°W / 41.950; -88.433

Kane County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 515,269,[2] making it the fifth-most populous county in Illinois. Its county seat is Geneva,[3] and its largest city is Aurora.

Kane County is one of the collar counties of the Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History[edit]

Kane County was formed out of LaSalle County in 1836. The County was named in honor of Elias Kane, United States Senator from Illinois, and the first Secretary of State of Illinois.[4]

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 524 square miles (1,360 km2), of which 520 square miles (1,300 km2) is land and 4.1 square miles (11 km2) (0.8%) is water.[5] Its largest cities are situated along the Fox River.

Climate[edit]

Geneva, Illinois
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Precipitation totals in inches
Source: The Weather Channel[6]

In recent years, average temperatures in the county seat of Geneva have ranged from a low of 10 °F (−12 °C) in January to a high of 84 °F (29 °C) in July, although a record low of −26 °F (−32 °C) was recorded in January 1985 and a record high of 111 °F (44 °C) was recorded in July 1936. Average monthly precipitation ranged from 1.52 inches (39 mm) in February to 4.39 inches (112 mm) in July.[6]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Forest preserves[edit]

Kane County has an extensive forest preserve program, with numerous nature preserves, historic sites, and trails. [7]

Demographics[edit]

2000 census age pyramid for Kane County
Historical population
Census Pop.
1840 6,501
1850 16,703 156.9%
1860 30,062 80.0%
1870 39,091 30.0%
1880 44,939 15.0%
1890 65,061 44.8%
1900 78,792 21.1%
1910 91,862 16.6%
1920 99,499 8.3%
1930 125,327 26.0%
1940 130,206 3.9%
1950 150,388 15.5%
1960 208,246 38.5%
1970 251,005 20.5%
1980 278,405 10.9%
1990 317,471 14.0%
2000 404,119 27.3%
2010 515,269 27.5%
Est. 2013 523,643 1.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]
1790-1960[9] 1900-1990[10]
1990-2000[11] 2010-2013[2]

As of the census[12] of 2000, there were 404,119 people, 133,901 households, and 101,496 families residing in the county. The population density was 776 people per square mile (300/km²). There were 138,998 housing units at an average density of 267 per square mile (103/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 79.27% White, 5.76% Black, 0.31% Native American, 1.81% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 10.61% from other races, and 2.21% from two or more races. 23.74% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 20.1% were of German, 8.7% Irish, 5.5% Polish, 5.5% Italian and 5.2% English ancestry according to Census 2000. 75.1% spoke English and 21.1% Spanish as their first language.

There were 133,901 households out of which 41.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.20% were married couples living together, 10.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.20% were non-families. 19.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.97 and the average family size was 3.43.

In the county, the population was spread out with 30.30% under the age of 18, 9.10% from 18 to 24, 31.90% from 25 to 44, 20.40% from 45 to 64, and 8.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 101.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $59,351, and the median income for a family was $66,558. Males had a median income of $45,787 versus $30,013 for females. The per capita income for the county was $24,315. About 6.60% of families and 8.40% of the population were below the poverty line.

Education[edit]

Infrastructure[edit]

Health care[edit]

There are several hospitals serving the county:

Transportation[edit]

Airport[edit]

Major highways[edit]

Communities[edit]

Cities[edit]

Villages[edit]

Unincorporated communities[edit]

Townships[edit]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Kane County, Illinois
  2. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 6, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  4. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 172. 
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  6. ^ a b "Monthly Averages for Geneva, Illinois". The Weather Channel. Retrieved 2011-01-27. 
  7. ^ http://www.kaneforest.com/findPreserve.aspx.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  8. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 6, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved July 6, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 6, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 6, 2014. 
  12. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

References[edit]

  • Forstall, Richard L. (editor) (1996). Population of states and counties of the United States: 1790 to 1990 : from the twenty-one decennial censuses. United States Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Population Division. ISBN 0-934213-48-8. 

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