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Pulaski County, Illinois

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Pulaski County, Illinois
Pulaski County Courthouse, Mound City.jpg
Map of Illinois highlighting Pulaski County

Location within the U.S. state of Illinois
Map of the United States highlighting Illinois

Illinois's location within the U.S.
Founded1843
Named forCasimir Pulaski
SeatMound City
Largest cityMounds
Area
 • Total203 sq mi (526 km2)
 • Land199 sq mi (515 km2)
 • Water4.0 sq mi (10 km2), 2.0%
Population (est.)
 • (2017)5,509
 • Density31/sq mi (12/km2)
Congressional district12th
Time zoneCentral: UTC−6/−5

Pulaski County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. According to the 2010 census, it had a population of 6,161.[1] Its county seat is Mound City.[2] It is located along the Ohio River in the southwestern portion of the state, known locally as "Little Egypt".

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Welcome to Missouri – gateway to the Ozarks that is also known as the most scenic stretch of Route 66. You’ll find one of the Midwest’s most patriotic counties along Interstate 44, which is also home to a diverse community that celebrates international flavor. You’ll feel right at home in Pulaski County, USA. I’m Tyler and I can’t wait to show you Pulaski County. This welcoming region in America’s Heartland mixes outdoor adventure with authentic local charm, making this a great destination for families as well as groups. A helpful starting point for your trip is the Pulaski County Visitors Center, a great resource for information when planning your journey, or for additional guidance once you’ve arrived in the area. There’s so much to discover here, including driving tours, walking tours and tips on local adventure; you’ll find yourself immersed in homegrown Midwest culture. Next, travel west along Route 66 and spend an afternoon in historic downtown Waynesville. Make sure to visit the Route 66 Courthouse and Old Stagecoach Stop museums and discover American history dating back to the Civil War. Visit with locals while shopping for Missouri-made items, wine and souvenirs at the many unique shops. Or spin the wheel for your choice of 66 beers on tap! Minutes away, explore the Trail of Tears Memorial and Interpretive Walking Trail, which pays tribute to the area’s early history. Here, you can learn about one of the most poignant moments in early American history, when thousands of Cherokee Indians camped in this area. At nearby Roy Laughlin Park, try your hand at fishing for trophy trout or goggle-eye on the banks of the Roubidoux River and visit the underwater cave; open to certified cave divers. But if you’re looking to kick back and relax, schedule time to drift along Pulaski County’s pristine river-ways in an inner tube or kayak. Ingress Agents will also find a variety of missions and hundreds of unique portals. There we have it! We saw history and culture pulsing through the streets — and outdoor adventure calling from around the corner. So come visit — and find America’s heartbeat in Missouri’s Pulaski County.

Contents

History

Pulaski County was formed on March 3, 1843, out of parts of Alexander and Johnson counties. It was named in honor of Kazimierz Pułaski who was killed at the Siege of Savannah in the Revolutionary War.[3]

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 203 square miles (530 km2), of which 199 square miles (520 km2) is land and 4.0 square miles (10 km2) (2.0%) is water.[4] It is the third-smallest county in Illinois by area.

Climate and weather

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Precipitation totals in inches
Source: The Weather Channel[5]

In recent years, average temperatures in the county seat of Mound City have ranged from a low of 26 °F (−3 °C) in January to a high of 90 °F (32 °C) in July, although a record low of −12 °F (−24 °C) was recorded in January 1985 and a record high of 104 °F (40 °C) was recorded in June 1954. Average monthly precipitation ranged from 3.04 inches (77 mm) in September to 4.76 inches (121 mm) in May.[5]

Major highways

Adjacent counties

National protected area

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
18502,265
18603,94374.1%
18708,752122.0%
18809,5078.6%
189011,35519.4%
190014,55428.2%
191015,6507.5%
192014,629−6.5%
193014,8341.4%
194015,8757.0%
195013,639−14.1%
196010,490−23.1%
19708,741−16.7%
19808,8401.1%
19907,523−14.9%
20007,348−2.3%
20106,161−16.2%
Est. 20175,509[7]−10.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]
1790-1960[9] 1900-1990[10]
1990-2000[11] 2010-2017[1]

As of the 2010 census, there were 6,161 people, 2,642 households, and 1,658 families residing in the county.[12] The population density was 30.9 inhabitants per square mile (11.9/km2). There were 3,155 housing units at an average density of 15.8 per square mile (6.1/km2).[4] The racial makeup of the county was 64.4% white, 32.4% black or African American, 0.4% American Indian, 0.2% Asian, 0.7% from other races, and 1.9% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 1.6% of the population.[12] In terms of ancestry, 15.1% were German, 6.8% were Irish, 6.6% were English, and 6.6% were American.[13]

Of the 2,642 households, 27.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.6% were married couples living together, 14.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 37.2% were non-families, and 33.4% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 2.96. The median age was 43.2 years.[12]

The median income for a household in the county was $31,173 and the median income for a family was $39,699. Males had a median income of $36,915 versus $29,007 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,444. About 16.7% of families and 22.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 32.0% of those under age 18 and 18.0% of those age 65 or over.[14]

Communities

Cities

Villages

Unincorporated communities

Politics

Presidential elections results
Presidential elections results[15]
Year Republican Democratic Third parties
2016 61.2% 1,675 35.2% 962 3.6% 98
2012 51.9% 1,564 46.1% 1,389 2.0% 59
2008 48.7% 1,593 50.1% 1,638 1.2% 39
2004 55.3% 1,720 44.1% 1,372 0.5% 16
2000 47.4% 1,430 50.3% 1,518 2.3% 68
1996 36.8% 1,036 54.2% 1,524 9.0% 254
1992 32.9% 1,169 56.0% 1,987 11.1% 393
1988 47.9% 1,666 51.6% 1,793 0.6% 19
1984 52.5% 1,923 47.1% 1,724 0.5% 17
1980 50.8% 2,083 47.7% 1,955 1.5% 61
1976 42.3% 1,836 57.3% 2,489 0.5% 20
1972 59.3% 2,485 40.1% 1,683 0.6% 25
1968 37.6% 1,741 44.8% 2,076 17.6% 815
1964 34.0% 1,716 66.0% 3,332 0.0% 0
1960 52.8% 2,621 46.8% 2,322 0.4% 18
1956 56.7% 2,966 43.0% 2,246 0.3% 15
1952 58.9% 3,447 41.0% 2,397 0.2% 10
1948 52.8% 2,658 46.6% 2,344 0.6% 31
1944 58.0% 3,248 41.3% 2,311 0.7% 39
1940 56.8% 4,589 42.8% 3,456 0.5% 40
1936 49.4% 3,774 49.8% 3,804 0.9% 67
1932 48.0% 3,225 51.2% 3,446 0.8% 55
1928 65.2% 3,319 33.9% 1,726 0.9% 47
1924 61.6% 3,355 31.2% 1,700 7.2% 394
1920 62.9% 4,002 35.7% 2,276 1.4% 90
1916 62.7% 3,863 35.1% 2,159 2.2% 137
1912 51.3% 1,632 30.7% 978 18.0% 573
1908 65.2% 2,185 32.3% 1,080 2.5% 84
1904 70.7% 2,180 25.7% 792 3.6% 111
1900 64.8% 2,039 34.2% 1,077 1.0% 31
1896 64.0% 2,081 35.4% 1,152 0.6% 20
1892 63.2% 1,662 34.1% 897 2.7% 70

See also

Notes

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 8, 2014.
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved June 7, 2011.
  3. ^ Callary, Edward (2009). Place Names of Illinois. Urbana and Chicago, Illinois: University of Illinois Press. p. 287.
  4. ^ a b "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 12, 2015.
  5. ^ a b "Monthly Averages for Mound City, Illinois". The Weather Channel. Retrieved January 27, 2011.
  6. ^ http://www.speedtrap.org/view/illinois/125376
  7. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  8. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 8, 2014.
  9. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved July 8, 2014.
  10. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 8, 2014.
  11. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 8, 2014.
  12. ^ a b c "DP-1 Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 12, 2015.
  13. ^ "DP02 SELECTED SOCIAL CHARACTERISTICS IN THE UNITED STATES – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 12, 2015.
  14. ^ "DP03 SELECTED ECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 12, 2015.
  15. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved November 12, 2018.

References

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