Whiteside County, Illinois
|Whiteside County, Illinois|
Location in the state of Illinois
Illinois's location in the U.S.
|Named for||Samuel Whiteside|
|• Total||697 sq mi (1,805 km2)|
|• Land||684 sq mi (1,772 km2)|
|• Water||12 sq mi (31 km2), 1.8%|
|• Density||85/sq mi (33/km²)|
|Time zone||Central: UTC-6/-5|
Whiteside County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. According to the 2010 census, it had a population of 58,498. Its county seat is Morrison. The county is bounded on the west by the Mississippi River.
This area was long occupied by varying cultures of Native Americans.
Whiteside County was organized by European Americans in 1836 from parts of Jo Daviess and Henry counties. It was named for General Samuel Whiteside, an Illinois officer in the War of 1812 and Black Hawk War.
Climate and weather
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In recent years, average temperatures in the county seat of Morrison have ranged from a low of 10 °F (−12 °C) in January to a high of 85 °F (29 °C) in July, although a record low of −30 °F (−34 °C) was recorded in February 1905 and a record high of 112 °F (44 °C) was recorded in July 1936. Average monthly precipitation ranged from 1.51 inches (38 mm) in February to 4.69 inches (119 mm) in August.
- Carroll County (north)
- Ogle County (northeast)
- Lee County (east)
- Bureau County (southeast)
- Henry County (south)
- Rock Island County (southwest)
- Clinton County, Iowa (west)
National protected area
As of the census of 2000, there were 60,653 people, 23,684 households, and 16,768 families residing in the county. The population density was 89 people per square mile (34/km²). There were 25,025 housing units at an average density of 36 per square mile (14/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 84.81% White, 8.02% Black or African American, 0.26% Native American, 0.42% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 4.07% from other races, and 1.41% from two or more races. 8.82% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 28.5% were of German, 10.8% Irish, 9.9% Dutch, 9.6% American and 7.7% English ancestry according to Census 2000.
There were 23,684 households out of which 31.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.50% were married couples living together, 9.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.20% were non-families. 25.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 2.99.
In the county the population was spread out with 25.00% under the age of 18, 8.20% from 18 to 24, 27.00% from 25 to 44, 23.70% from 45 to 64, and 16.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 95.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.10 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $40,354, and the median income for a family was $46,653. Males had a median income of $35,314 versus $21,828 for females. The per capita income for the county was $19,296. About 6.20% of families and 8.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.40% of those under age 18 and 4.80% of those age 65 or over.
Whiteside County is divided into these townships:
- List of counties in Illinois
- National Register of Historic Places listings in Whiteside County, Illinois
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||Carroll County||Ogle County|
|Clinton County, Iowa||Lee County|
|Rock Island County||Henry County||Bureau County|