Schuyler County, Illinois Article

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Schuyler County, Illinois
Schuyler County Courthouse, Rushville.jpg
Map of Illinois highlighting Schuyler County
Location in the U.S. state of Illinois
Map of the United States highlighting Illinois
Illinois's location in the U.S.
Founded1825
Named for Philip Schuyler
Seat Rushville
Largest cityRushville
Area
 • Total441 sq mi (1,142 km2)
 • Land437 sq mi (1,132 km2)
 • Water4.1 sq mi (11 km2), 0.9%
Population
 • ( 2010)7,544
 • Density17/sq mi (7/km2)
Congressional district 18th
Time zone Central: UTC−6/ −5
Website www.schuylercountyillinois.com

Schuyler County is a county 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

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

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

Rushville, Illinois
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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

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
18406,972
185010,57351.6%
186014,68438.9%
187017,41918.6%
188016,249−6.7%
189016,013−1.5%
190016,1290.7%
191014,852−7.9%
192013,285−10.6%
193011,676−12.1%
194011,430−2.1%
19509,613−15.9%
19608,746−9.0%
19708,135−7.0%
19808,3652.8%
19907,498−10.4%
20007,189−4.1%
20107,5444.9%
Est. 20166,923 [6]−8.2%
U.S. Decennial Census [7]
1790-1960 [8] 1900-1990 [9]
1990-2000 [10] 2010-2013 [1]

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 7,544 people, 3,040 households, and 2,014 families residing in the county. [11] The population density was 17.3 inhabitants per square mile (6.7/km2). There were 3,459 housing units at an average density of 7.9 per square mile (3.1/km2). [4] The racial makeup of the county was 95.5% white, 3.2% black or African American, 0.2% American Indian, 0.1% Asian, 0.5% from other races, and 0.5% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 1.2% of the population. [11] In terms of ancestry, 26.8% were American, 20.2% were German, 13.1% were English, and 12.0% were Irish. [12]

Of the 3,040 households, 28.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.5% were married couples living together, 7.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 33.8% were non-families, and 28.6% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 2.83. The median age was 43.6 years. [11]

The median income for a household in the county was $43,686 and the median income for a family was $51,654. Males had a median income of $40,998 versus $28,810 for females. The per capita income for the county was $20,649. About 8.6% of families and 14.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.8% of those under age 18 and 14.1% of those age 65 or over. [13]

Politics

Schuyler County is located in Illinois's 18th Congressional District and is currently represented by Republican Darin LaHood. For the Illinois House of Representatives, the county is located in the 93rd district and is currently represented by Republican Norine Hammond. The county is located in the 47th district of the Illinois Senate, and is currently represented by Republican Jil Tracy.

In presidential elections, Schuyler County usually favors Republican candidates, having voted for Democratic presidential candidates in only four elections during the period of 1944-2016. Since 1944, the Democratic candidate has won a majority of the vote in Schuyler County only once (in 1964).

Presidential elections results
Presidential elections results [14]
Year Republican Democratic Third parties
2016 65.8% 2,524 28.0% 1,075 6.1% 235
2012 53.0% 2,069 44.3% 1,727 2.7% 106
2008 47.8% 1,833 49.5% 1,900 2.8% 106
2004 59.6% 2,403 39.5% 1,594 0.8% 34
2000 55.1% 2,077 42.1% 1,587 2.9% 108
1996 42.6% 1,597 43.6% 1,636 13.8% 516
1992 37.9% 1,512 41.3% 1,650 20.9% 833
1988 53.6% 2,178 45.9% 1,866 0.5% 22
1984 61.9% 2,515 37.8% 1,533 0.3% 13
1980 62.8% 2,799 32.4% 1,445 4.9% 216
1976 56.4% 2,635 43.1% 2,014 0.4% 20
1972 66.0% 2,994 33.8% 1,534 0.1% 6
1968 60.0% 2,760 32.1% 1,475 7.9% 365
1964 49.1% 2,417 50.9% 2,504 0.0% 0
1960 59.0% 3,047 41.0% 2,115 0.0% 2
1956 58.2% 3,068 41.5% 2,189 0.3% 13
1952 61.3% 3,295 38.6% 2,076 0.1% 4
1948 49.7% 2,519 48.6% 2,464 1.8% 91
1944 51.8% 2,801 47.3% 2,555 0.9% 49
1940 48.8% 3,318 50.0% 3,404 1.2% 81
1936 43.5% 3,029 55.8% 3,885 0.6% 43
1932 35.0% 2,075 63.8% 3,782 1.2% 73
1928 54.0% 3,011 45.6% 2,542 0.4% 23
1924 46.2% 2,729 48.4% 2,860 5.4% 317
1920 53.9% 2,800 43.4% 2,258 2.7% 141
1916 41.6% 2,595 54.3% 3,392 4.1% 255
1912 20.3% 694 50.0% 1,714 29.8% 1,020
1908 43.3% 1,622 50.1% 1,876 6.6% 247
1904 45.3% 1,636 46.6% 1,682 8.2% 295
1900 44.2% 1,791 53.5% 2,167 2.3% 92
1896 43.4% 1,848 54.8% 2,334 1.9% 79
1892 41.2% 1,563 49.6% 1,880 9.3% 351

Communities

City

Villages

Unincorporated communities

Townships

Schuyler County is divided into these townships:

See also

References

  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. ^ a b "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015-07-12.
  5. ^ a b "Monthly Averages for Rushville, Illinois". The Weather Channel. Retrieved 2011-01-27.
  6. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  7. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 8, 2014.
  8. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved July 8, 2014.
  9. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 8, 2014.
  10. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 8, 2014.
  11. ^ a b c "DP-1 Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015-07-12.
  12. ^ "DP02 SELECTED SOCIAL CHARACTERISTICS IN THE UNITED STATES – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015-07-12.
  13. ^ "DP03 SELECTED ECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015-07-12.
  14. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved 2018-11-12.

External links


SCHUYLER COUNTY ILLINOIS Latitude and Longitude:

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