McDonough County, Illinois
|McDonough County, Illinois|
McDonough County Courthouse, 2006
Location in the state of Illinois
Illinois's location in the U.S.
|Named for||Thomas Macdonough|
|• Total||590 sq mi (1,528 km2)|
|• Land||589 sq mi (1,526 km2)|
|• Water||0.8 sq mi (2 km2), 0.1%|
|• Density||55/sq mi (21/km²)|
|Time zone||Central: UTC-6/-5|
The Macomb, IL Micropolitan Statistical Area includes all of McDonough County.
McDonough County is named in honor of Thomas Macdonough who defeated a British squadron in the decisive naval Battle of Lake Champlain in the War of 1812. McDonough County was part of the "Military Tract" set aside by Congress for veterans of the War of 1812.
The county has the unusual distinction of forming a perfect square by Mercator map projection. The county seat, Macomb, is in the center of the county, and the courthouse is almost precisely in the center of the county.
Climate and weather
|Climate chart (explanation)|
In recent years, average temperatures in the county seat of Macomb have ranged from a low of 13 °F (−11 °C) in January to a high of 87 °F (31 °C) in July, although a record low of −30 °F (−34 °C) was recorded in February 1905 and a record high of 113 °F (45 °C) was recorded in August 1934. Average monthly precipitation ranged from 1.47 inches (37 mm) in January to 4.58 inches (116 mm) in May.
- U.S. Highway 67
- U.S. Highway 136
- Illinois Route 9
- Illinois Route 41
- Illinois Route 61
- Illinois Route 95
- Illinois Route 110
- Warren County - north
- Fulton County - east
- Schuyler County - south
- Hancock County - west
- Henderson County - northwest
|U.S. Decennial Census
As of the census of 2000, there were 32,913 people, 12,360 households, and 7,094 families residing in the county. The population density was 56 people per square mile (22/km²). There were 13,289 housing units at an average density of 23 per square mile (9/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 92.88% White, 3.46% Black or African American, 0.14% Native American, 2.02% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.47% from other races, and 1.00% from two or more races. 1.48% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 25.9% were of German, 25.3% English and 11.7% Irish ancestry. 95.0% spoke English and 2.7% Spanish as their first language.
There were 12,360 households out of which 24.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.10% were married couples living together, 7.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 42.60% were non-families. 31.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 2.87.
In the county the population was spread out with 17.70% under the age of 18, 27.60% from 18 to 24, 21.50% from 25 to 44, 19.10% from 45 to 64, and 14.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 29 years. For every 100 females there were 95.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.80 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $32,141, and the median income for a family was $43,385. Males had a median income of $29,326 versus $20,798 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,890. About 9.60% of families and 19.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.60% of those under age 18 and 7.20% of those age 65 or over.
- Bethel Township
- Blandinsville Township
- Bushnell Township
- Chalmers Township
- Colchester Township
- Eldorado Township
- Emmet Township
- Hire Township
- Industry Township
- Lamoine Township
- Macomb Township
- Macomb City Township
- Mound Township
- New Salem Township
- Prairie City Township
- Sciota Township
- Scotland Township
- Tennessee Township
- Walnut Grove Township
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- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- "Monthly Averages for Macomb, Illinois". The Weather Channel. Retrieved 2011-01-27.
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- http://www.mcg.mcdonough.il.us/ McDonough County Web Site
||Henderson County||Warren County|
|Hancock County||Fulton County|