Schuyler County, Illinois
|Schuyler County, Illinois|
Location in the state of Illinois
Illinois's location in the U.S.
441.33 sq mi (1,143 km²)
437.27 sq mi (1,133 km²)
4.06 sq mi (11 km²), 0.92%
16/sq mi (6/km²)
|Time zone||Central: UTC-6/-5|
Schuyler County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 7,544, which is an increase of 4.9% from 7,189 in 2000. Its county seat is Rushville.
According to the 2010 census, the county has a total area of 441.33 square miles (1,143.0 km2), of which 437.27 square miles (1,132.5 km2) (or 99.08%) is land and 4.06 square miles (10.5 km2) (or 0.92%) is water.
Major highways 
- U.S. Highway 24
- U.S. Highway 67
- Illinois Route 13
- Illinois Route 99
- Illinois Route 100
- Illinois Route 101
- Illinois Route 103
Adjacent counties 
- McDonough County (north)
- Fulton County (northeast)
- Mason County (east)
- Cass County (southeast)
- Brown County (south)
- Adams County (southwest)
- Hancock County (northwest)
Schuyler County for the first year after its creation, including a tract of unorganized territory temporarily attached to it. Warren and Mercer Counties were also attached to Schuyler until they could organize their own county governments.
|IL Counties 1900-1990
As of the census of 2000, there were 7,189 people, 2,975 households, and 2,070 families residing in the county. The population density was 16 people per square mile (6/km²). There were 3,304 housing units at an average density of 8 per square mile (3/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.80% White, 0.22% Black or African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.11% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.21% from other races, and 0.49% from two or more races. 0.54% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 31.9% were of American, 22.7% German, 14.2% English and 9.8% Irish ancestry.
There were 2,975 households out of which 28.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.70% were married couples living together, 7.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.40% were non-families. 27.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 2.87.
In the county the population was spread out with 23.10% under the age of 18, 7.10% from 18 to 24, 26.30% from 25 to 44, 24.20% 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 98.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.60 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $35,233, and the median income for a family was $41,489. Males had a median income of $29,253 versus $21,235 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,158. About 6.80% of families and 10.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.70% of those under age 18 and 13.40% of those age 65 or over.
Cities and towns 
Unincorporated communities 
- Bluff City
- Pleasant View
- Sheldons Grove
Schuyler County is divided into these townships:
Climate and weather 
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In recent years, average temperatures in the county seat of Rushville have ranged from a low of 15 °F (−9 °C) in January to a high of 87 °F (31 °C) in July, although a record low of −26 °F (−32 °C) was recorded in February 1905 and a record high of 113 °F (45 °C) was recorded in July 1936. Average monthly precipitation ranged from 1.55 inches (39 mm) in January to 5.14 inches (131 mm) in May.
See also 
- "Schuyler County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-11-05.
- "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
- "Census 2010 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Counties". United States Census. Retrieved 2011-11-05.
- White, Jesse. Origin and Evolution of Illinois Counties. State of Illinois, March 2010. 
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "Monthly Averages for Rushville, Illinois". The Weather Channel. Retrieved 2011-01-27.
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