Schuyler County, Illinois

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Schuyler County, Illinois
Map of Illinois highlighting Schuyler County
Location in the state of Illinois
Map of the United States highlighting Illinois
Illinois's location in the U.S.
Founded 1825
Named for Philip Schuyler
Seat Rushville
Largest city Rushville
Area
 • Total 441 sq mi (1,142 km2)
 • Land 437 sq mi (1,132 km2)
 • Water 4.1 sq mi (11 km2), 0.9%
Population
 • (2010) 7,544
 • Density 17/sq mi (7/km²)
Congressional district 18th
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.schuylercountyillinois.com

Schuyler County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. According to the 2010 census, it had a population of 7,544.[1] Its county seat is Rushville.[2]

History[edit]

Schuyler County was formed in 1825 out of Pike and Fulton counties. It is named in honor of Philip Schuyler, member of the Continental Congress and Senator from New York.

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 441 square miles (1,140 km2), of which 437 square miles (1,130 km2) is land and 4.1 square miles (11 km2) (0.9%) is water.[4]

Climate and weather[edit]

Rushville, Illinois
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Average max. and min. temperatures in °F
Precipitation totals in inches
Source: The Weather Channel[5]

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.[5]

Major highways[edit]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1840 6,972
1850 10,573 51.6%
1860 14,684 38.9%
1870 17,419 18.6%
1880 16,249 −6.7%
1890 16,013 −1.5%
1900 16,129 0.7%
1910 14,852 −7.9%
1920 13,285 −10.6%
1930 11,676 −12.1%
1940 11,430 −2.1%
1950 9,613 −15.9%
1960 8,746 −9.0%
1970 8,135 −7.0%
1980 8,365 2.8%
1990 7,498 −10.4%
2000 7,189 −4.1%
2010 7,544 4.9%
Est. 2013 7,444 −1.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
1790-1960[7] 1900-1990[8]
1990-2000[9] 2010-2013[1]

As of the census of 2000,[10] 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.

Communities[edit]

City[edit]

Villages[edit]

Unincorporated communities[edit]

Townships[edit]

Schuyler County is divided into these townships:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 8, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ White, Jesse. Origin and Evolution of Illinois Counties. State of Illinois, March 2010. [1]
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  5. ^ a b "Monthly Averages for Rushville, Illinois". The Weather Channel. Retrieved 2011-01-27. 
  6. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 8, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved July 8, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 8, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 8, 2014. 
  10. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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Coordinates: 40°10′N 90°37′W / 40.16°N 90.61°W / 40.16; -90.61