Preemption Township, Mercer County, Illinois
Location in Mercer County
Mercer County's location in Illinois
|Established||November 8, 1853|
|• Total||36.88 sq mi (95.5 km2)|
|• Land||36.85 sq mi (95.4 km2)|
|• Water||0.03 sq mi (0.08 km2) 0.08%|
|• Density||48.4/sq mi (18.7/km2)|
|Time zone||CST (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
Preemption Township is located in Mercer County, Illinois. As of the 2010 census, its population was 1,783 and it contained 737 housing units. Preemption Township changed its name from Fairfield Township sometime before 1921.
According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 36.88 square miles (95.5 km2), of which 36.85 square miles (95.4 km2) (or 99.92%) is land and 0.03 square miles (0.078 km2) (or 0.08%) is water.
- "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County -- County Subdivision and Place -- 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census. Retrieved 2013-05-28.
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