Pulaski County, Illinois
|Pulaski County, Illinois|
Location in the state of Illinois
Illinois's location in the U.S.
203.23 sq mi (526 km²)
199.18 sq mi (516 km²)
4.04 sq mi (10 km²), 1.99%
39/sq mi (15/km²)
Pulaski County is a county located on the Ohio River in the U.S. state of Illinois. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 6,161, which is a decrease of 16.2% from 7,348 in 2000. Its county seat is Mound City.
Pulaski County was formed on March 3, 1843, out of parts of Alexander and Johnson counties. It was named in honor of Kazimierz Pułaski who was killed at the Siege of Savannah in the Revolutionary War.
According to the 2010 census, the county has a total area of 203.23 square miles (526.4 km2), of which 199.18 square miles (515.9 km2) (or 98.01%) is land and 4.04 square miles (10.5 km2) (or 1.99%) is water.
Major highways 
Adjacent counties 
- Union County (north)
- Johnson County (northeast)
- Massac County (east)
- Ballard County, Kentucky (southeast)
- Alexander County (west)
National protected area 
|IL Counties 1900-1990|
As of the census of 2000, there were 7,348 people, 2,893 households, and 1,941 families residing in the county. The population density was 37 people per square mile (14/km²). There were 3,353 housing units at an average density of 17 per square mile (6/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 66.52% White, 31.00% Black or African American, 0.14% Native American, 0.93% Asian, 0.27% from other races, and 1.14% from two or more races. 1.46% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 27.1% were of American, 13.6% German, 8.2% English and 6.2% Irish ancestry.
There were 2,893 households out of which 31.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.40% were married couples living together, 15.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.90% were non-families. 30.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 3.03.
In the county the population was spread out with 27.20% under the age of 18, 8.30% from 18 to 24, 25.30% from 25 to 44, 21.70% from 45 to 64, and 17.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 91.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.30 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $25,361, and the median income for a family was $33,193. Males had a median income of $29,198 versus $19,656 for females. The per capita income for the county was $13,325. About 20.50% of families and 24.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 34.70% of those under age 18 and 21.30% of those age 65 or over.
Cities and towns 
Unincorporated communities 
Climate and weather 
|Mound City, Illinois|
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In recent years, average temperatures in the county seat of Mound City have ranged from a low of 26 °F (−3 °C) in January to a high of 90 °F (32 °C) in July, although a record low of −12 °F (−24 °C) was recorded in January 1985 and a record high of 104 °F (40 °C) was recorded in June 1954. Average monthly precipitation ranged from 3.04 inches (77 mm) in September to 4.76 inches (121 mm) in May.
See also 
- "Pulaski County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-11-05.
- "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
- Callary, Edward (2009). Place Names of Illinois. Urbana and Chicago, Illinois: University of Illinois Press. p. 287.
- "Census 2010 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Counties". United States Census. Retrieved 2011-11-05.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "Monthly Averages for Mound City, Illinois". The Weather Channel. Retrieved 2011-01-27.
- Perrin, William Henry, ed. (1883). History of Alexander, Union and Pulaski Counties, Illinois. Chicago: O. L. Baskin and Company, Historical Publishers.
||Union County||Johnson County|
|Alexander County||Massac County|
|Ballard County, Kentucky|