McHenry Township, McHenry County, Illinois

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McHenry Township
Township
Location in McHenry County
Location in McHenry County
Country United States
State Illinois
County McHenry
Established November 6, 1849
Area
 • Total 48.03 sq mi (124.4 km2)
 • Land 44.74 sq mi (115.9 km2)
 • Water 3.3 sq mi (9 km2)  6.87%
Dimensions
 • Length 6.07 mi (9.77 km)
 • Width 7.91 mi (12.73 km)
Population (2010)
 • Estimate (2016)[1] 46,719
 • Density 1,065.2/sq mi (411.3/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 17-111-45707
Website http://www.mchenrytownship.com/

McHenry Township is located in McHenry County, Illinois. As of the 2010 census, its population was 47,653 and it contained 19,120 housing units.[2] McHenry Township shares the distinction with Nunda Township as being the two largest townships by land area in McHenry County, at 48.3 square miles (125 km2) each.

The township was named for William McHenry, an Illinois politician.[3]

Geography[edit]

According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 48.03 square miles (124.4 km2), of which 44.74 square miles (115.9 km2) (or 93.15%) is land and 3.3 square miles (8.5 km2) (or 6.87%) is water.[2]

Demographics[edit]

{{US Census population

Historical population
Census Pop.
1990 37,034
2000 41,740 12.7%
2010 47,653 14.2%
Est. 2016 46,719 [1] −2.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County -- County Subdivision and Place -- 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census. Retrieved 2013-05-28. 
  3. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. U.S. Government Printing Office. p. 194. 
  4. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2016. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 42°22′29″N 88°16′38″W / 42.37472°N 88.27722°W / 42.37472; -88.27722