Fandom

Familypedia

Tazewell County, Illinois

215,637pages on
this wiki
Add New Page
Talk0 Share

Ad blocker interference detected!


Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.

This article is based on the corresponding article in another wiki. For Familypedia purposes, it requires significantly more historical detail on phases of this location's development. The ideal article for a place will give the reader a feel for what it was like to live at that location at the time their relatives were alive there. Also desirable are links to organizations that may be repositories of genealogical information..
Please help to improve this page yourself if you can.


Tazewell County, Illinois
Tazewell County, Illinois seal
Seal
Map of Illinois highlighting Tazewell County
Location in the state of Illinois
Map of USA IL
Illinois's location in the U.S.
Founded 1827
Seat Pekin
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

657.89 sq mi (1,704 km²)
648.86 sq mi (1,681 km²)
9.03 sq mi (23 km²), 1.37%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

128,485
197/sq mi (76/km²)
Website www.tazewell.com

Tazewell County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. As of 2000, the population was 128,485. Its county seat and largest city is Pekin[1]. The majority of the population live in the suburbs and bedroom communities of Peoria along the western border of the county. It is part of the Peoria, Illinois, Metropolitan Statistical Area. It is pronounced with a short "a", to rhyme with "razz" rather than "raze".

HistoryEdit

Tazewell County was formed out of Peoria County in 1827. The consensus appears to be that it was named in honor of Littleton Tazewell, who was serving in the U.S. Senate, and who became Governor of Virginia in 1834. It is, however, possible that it was named for Littleton's father, prominent Virginia politician Henry Tazewell, for whom Tazewell County, Virginia, was named.

GeographyEdit

According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 657.89 square miles (1,703.9 km2), of which 648.86 square miles (1,680.5 km2) (or 98.63%) is land and 9.03 square miles (23.4 km2) (or 1.37%) is water.[3]

Adjacent countiesEdit

TransportationEdit

Major highwaysEdit

AirportsEdit

The following public-use airports are located in Tazewell County:[4]

DemographicsEdit

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1900 33,221
1910 34,027 2.4%
1920 38,540 13.3%
1930 46,082 19.6%
1940 58,362 26.6%
1950 76,165 30.5%
1960 99,789 31.0%
1970 118,649 18.9%
1980 132,078 11.3%
1990 123,692 −6.3%
2000 128,485 3.9%
IL Counties 1900-1990

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 128,485 people, 50,327 households, and 35,883 families residing in the county. The population density was 198 people per square mile (76/km²). There were 52,973 housing units at an average density of 82 per square mile (32/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.40% White, 0.88% Black or African American, 0.25% Native American, 0.52% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.27% from other races, and 0.68% from two or more races. 1.04% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 37.0% were of German, 14.0% American, 11.1% English and 10.3% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 50,327 households out of which 31.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.20% were married couples living together, 8.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.70% were non-families. 24.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the county the population was spread out with 24.40% under the age of 18, 8.10% from 18 to 24, 28.60% from 25 to 44, 24.00% from 45 to 64, and 14.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 96.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.10 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $45,250, and the median income for a family was $53,412. Males had a median income of $41,148 versus $24,781 for females. The per capita income for the county was $21,511. About 4.40% of families and 6.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.40% of those under age 18 and 5.20% of those age 65 or over.

Political subdivisions Edit

Cities Edit

Villages Edit

Unincorporated communities Edit

Townships Edit

Tazewell County is divided into these townships:

Climate and weather Edit

Climate chart for Pekin, Illinois
JFMAMJJASOND
 
 
1.50
 
31
14
 
 
1.67
 
37
20
 
 
2.83
 
49
30
 
 
3.56
 
62
40
 
 
4.17
 
73
51
 
 
3.84
 
82
60
 
 
4.02
 
86
65
 
 
3.16
 
84
63
 
 
3.12
 
77
54
 
 
2.77
 
64
42
 
 
2.99
 
49
31
 
 
2.40
 
35
20
temperatures in °Cprecipitation totals in mm
source: The Weather Channel[6]

In recent years, average temperatures in the county seat of Pekin have ranged from a low of 14 °F (−10 °C) in January to a high of 86 °F (30 °C) in July, although a record low of −27 °F (−32.8 °C) was recorded in January 1884 and a record high of 113 °F (45 °C) was recorded in July 1936. Average monthly precipitation ranged from 1.50 inches (38 mm) in January to 4.17 inches (106 mm) in May.[6]

See alsoEdit

References Edit

  1. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Counties/Pages/FindACounty.aspx. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  2. ^ White, Jesse. Origin and Evolution of Illinois Counties. State of Illinois, March 2010. [1]
  3. ^ "Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Counties". United States Census. http://www.census.gov/tiger/tms/gazetteer/county2k.txt. Retrieved 2011-02-13. 
  4. ^ Public and Private Airports, Tazewell County, Illinois
  5. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ a b "Monthly Averages for Pekin, Illinois". The Weather Channel. http://www.weather.com/weather/wxclimatology/monthly/graph/USIL0933. Retrieved 2011-01-27. 


Coordinates: 40°31′N 89°31′W / 40.51, -89.51


This page uses content from the English language Wikipedia. The original content was at Tazewell County, Illinois. The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with this Familypedia wiki, the content of Wikipedia is available under the Creative Commons License.

Also on Fandom

Random Wiki