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Kane County, Illinois
Seal of Kane County
Seal
Map of Illinois highlighting Kane County
Location in the state of Illinois
Map of USA IL
Illinois's location in the U.S.
Founded January 16, 1836
Seat Geneva
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

524.08 sq mi (1,357 km²)
520.44 sq mi (1,348 km²)
3.64 sq mi (9 km²), 0.69%
Population
 - (2010)
 - Density

515,269
777/sq mi (300/km²)
Website www.co.kane.il.us

Kane County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. In 2000, the population of the county was 404,119. The U.S. Census Bureau population for 2010 is 515,269.[1] Its county seat is Geneva, [2] and its largest city is Aurora.

Geography Edit

According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 524.08 square miles (1,357.4 km2), of which 520.44 square miles (1,347.9 km2) (or 99.31%) is land and 3.64 square miles (9.4 km2) (or 0.69%) is water.[3] Its largest cities are situated along the Fox River.

Major highways Edit

Adjacent counties Edit

History Edit

Kane County was formed out of LaSalle County in 1836. The County was named in honor of Elias Kane, United States Senator from Illinois, and the first Secretary of State of Illinois.

Demographics Edit

USA Kane County, Illinois age pyramid

2000 census age pyramid for Kane County.

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 404,119 people, 133,901 households, and 101,496 families residing in the county. The population density was 776 people per square mile (300/km²). There were 138,998 housing units at an average density of 267 per square mile (103/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 79.27% White, 5.76% Black or African American, 0.31% Native American, 1.81% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 10.61% from other races, and 2.21% from two or more races. 23.74% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 20.1% were of German, 8.7% Irish, 5.5% Polish, 5.5% Italian and 5.2% English ancestry according to Census 2000. 75.1% spoke English and 21.1% Spanish as their first language.

There were 133,901 households out of which 41.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.20% were married couples living together, 10.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.20% were non-families. 19.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.97 and the average family size was 3.43.

In the county, the population was spread out with 30.30% under the age of 18, 9.10% from 18 to 24, 31.90% from 25 to 44, 20.40% from 45 to 64, and 8.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 101.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $59,351, and the median income for a family was $66,558. Males had a median income of $45,787 versus $30,013 for females. The per capita income for the county was $24,315. About 6.60% of families and 8.40% of the population were below the poverty line.

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1840 6,501
1850 16,703 156.9%
1860 30,062 80.0%
1870 39,091 30.0%
1880 44,939 15.0%
1890 65,061 44.8%
1900 78,792 21.1%
1910 91,862 16.6%
1920 99,499 8.3%
1930 125,327 26.0%
1940 130,206 3.9%
1950 150,388 15.5%
1960 208,246 38.5%
1970 251,005 20.5%
1980 278,405 10.9%
1990 317,471 14.0%
2000 404,119 27.3%
2010 515,269 27.5%

Townships Edit

Cities and townsEdit

Unincorporated communitiesEdit

See also Edit

Climate and weather Edit

Climate chart for Geneva, Illinois
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temperatures in °Cprecipitation totals in mm
source: The Weather Channel[4]

In recent years, average temperatures in the county seat of Geneva have ranged from a low of 10 °F (−12 °C) in January to a high of 84 °F (29 °C) in July, although a record low of −26 °F (−32.2 °C) was recorded in January 1985 and a record high of 111 °F (44 °C) was recorded in July 1936. Average monthly precipitation ranged from 1.52 inches (39 mm) in February to 4.39 inches (112 mm) in July.[4]

NotesEdit

References Edit

  • Forstall, Richard L. (editor) (1996). Population of states and counties of the United States: 1790 to 1990 : from the twenty-one decennial censuses. United States Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Population Division. ISBN 0-934213-48-8. 

External links Edit

Coordinates: 41°57′N 88°26′W / 41.95, -88.43


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