Edgar County, Illinois
|Edgar County, Illinois|
Edgar County Courthouse
Location in the state of Illinois
Illinois's location in the U.S.
|Founded||January 3, 1823|
|Named for||John Edgar|
|• Total||624 sq mi (1,616 km2)|
|• Land||623 sq mi (1,614 km2)|
|• Water||0.6 sq mi (2 km2), 0.1%|
|• Density||30/sq mi (12/km²)|
|Time zone||Central: UTC-6/-5|
Edgar County was formed out of Clark County in 1823 and named for John Edgar, an Irish-born officer in the Royal Navy who resigned rather than fight against the Americans in the Revolutionary War. Edgar moved to Kaskaskia, Illinois in 1784, becoming a miller and merchant in that town.
Edgar County was created with its present borders, but had a large tract of unorganized territory temporarily attached to it.
Climate and weather
|Climate chart (explanation)|
In recent years, average temperatures in the county seat of Paris have ranged from a low of 16 °F (−9 °C) in January to a high of 86 °F (30 °C) in July, although a record low of −23 °F (−31 °C) was recorded in January 1930 and a record high of 109 °F (43 °C) was recorded in July 1936. Average monthly precipitation ranged from 2.23 inches (57 mm) in January to 4.43 inches (113 mm) in July.
- Vermilion County (north)
- Vermillion County, Indiana (northeast)
- Vigo County, Indiana (southeast)
- Clark County (south)
- Coles County (southwest)
- Douglas County (northwest)
- Champaign County (northwest)
|U.S. Decennial Census
As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 18,576 people, 7,839 households, and 5,148 families residing in the county. The population density was 29.8 inhabitants per square mile (11.5/km2). There were 8,803 housing units at an average density of 14.1 per square mile (5.4/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 98.3% white, 0.3% black or African American, 0.2% Asian, 0.1% American Indian, 0.3% from other races, and 0.7% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 1.0% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 23.6% were German, 15.3% were Irish, 13.0% were English, and 12.3% were American.
Of the 7,839 households, 28.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.3% were married couples living together, 10.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 34.3% were non-families, and 29.5% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 2.84. The median age was 43.2 years.
The median income for a household in the county was $39,904 and the median income for a family was $51,588. Males had a median income of $38,945 versus $29,951 for females. The per capita income for the county was $22,175. About 9.7% of families and 13.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.2% of those under age 18 and 7.9% of those age 65 or over.
Edgar County is divided into fifteen townships:
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||Champaign County||Vermilion County||Vermillion County, Indiana|
|Clark County||Vigo County, Indiana|