Fandom

Familypedia

Winnebago County, Illinois

215,754pages 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.


Winnebago County, Illinois
Winnebago County il seal
Seal
Map of Illinois highlighting Winnebago County
Location in the state of Illinois
Map of USA IL
Illinois's location in the U.S.
Founded 1834
Seat Rockford
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

519.27 sq mi (1,345 km²)
513.74 sq mi (1,331 km²)
5.54 sq mi (14 km²), 1.07%
Population
 - (2010)
 - Density

295,266
541/sq mi (209/km²)
Website www.co.winnebago.il.us

Winnebago County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. As of 2010, the population was 295,266. Its county seat is Rockford, Illinois[1].

Winnebago County is part of the Rockford, Illinois, Metropolitan Statistical Area.

GeographyEdit

According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 519.27 square miles (1,344.9 km2), of which 513.74 square miles (1,330.6 km2) (or 98.94%) is land and 5.54 square miles (14.3 km2) (or 1.07%) is water.[2]

Major highwaysEdit

Adjacent countiesEdit

HistoryEdit

Winnebago County was formed in 1836 out of Jo Daviess and LaSalle Counties. It was named for the Winnebago Tribe of American Indians.

DemographicsEdit

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 278,418 people, 107,980 households, and 73,642 families residing in the county. The population density was 542 people per square mile (209/km²). There were 114,404 housing units at an average density of 223 per square mile (86/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 82.46% White, 10.53% Black or African American, 0.29% Native American, 1.72% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 3.11% from other races, and 1.86% from two or more races. 6.90% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 20.8% were of German, 9.2% Swedish, 8.9% Irish, 7.3% Italian, 6.6% English and 6.1% American ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 107,980 households out of which 32.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.30% were married couples living together, 11.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.80% were non-families. 26.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.06.

In the county the population was spread out with 26.40% under the age of 18, 8.40% from 18 to 24, 29.80% from 25 to 44, 22.70% from 45 to 64, and 12.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 95.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.60 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $43,886, and the median income for a family was $52,456. Males had a median income of $40,289 versus $25,942 for females. The per capita income for the county was $21,194. About 6.90% of families and 9.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.90% of those under age 18 and 6.80% of those age 65 or over.

Present County Government RepresentationEdit

Winnebago County is comprised by the following districts represented in 2009-2010 by the following individuals listed along with their political affiliation [1]:

District 1

  • Randal Olson (R)
  • Tom Owens (R)

District 2

  • Steve Schultz (R)
  • David Yeske (R)

District 3

  • Doug Aurand (D)
  • Kyle Logan (R)

District 4

  • Dave Fiduccia (R)
  • Dianne Parvin (R)

District 5

  • Paul Gorski (D)
  • Wendy Owano (R) [2]

District 6

  • Pearl Hawks (D)
  • Dorothy Redd (D)

District 7

  • Angie Goral (D)
  • Dave Tassoni (D)

District 8

  • Kay Mullins (R)
  • Melvin Paris (D)

District 9

  • Ted Biondo (R)
  • Fred Wescott (R)

District 10

  • John Eckberg (R)
  • Bob Kinnison (R)

District 11

  • Isidro Barrios (D) [3]
  • Karen Hoffman (D)

District 12

  • George Anne Duckett (D)
  • L.C. Wilson (D)

District 13

  • Bob Hastings (D)
  • Rick Pollack (R)

District 14

  • Frank Gambino (R)
  • John Sweeney (R)

Townships Edit

Winnebago County is divided into these townships:

Cities and towns Edit

Climate and weather Edit

Climate chart for Rockford, Illinois
JFMAMJJASOND
 
 
1.41
 
27
11
 
 
1.34
 
33
16
 
 
2.39
 
46
27
 
 
3.62
 
59
37
 
 
4.03
 
71
48
 
 
4.80
 
80
58
 
 
4.10
 
83
63
 
 
4.21
 
81
61
 
 
3.47
 
74
52
 
 
2.57
 
62
40
 
 
2.63
 
46
29
 
 
2.06
 
32
17
temperatures in °Cprecipitation totals in mm
source: The Weather Channel[4]

In recent years, average temperatures in the county seat of Rockford have ranged from a low of 11 °F (−12 °C) in January to a high of 83 °F (28 °C) in July, although a record low of −27 °F (−32.8 °C) was recorded in January 1982 and a record high of 112 °F (44 °C) was recorded in July 1936. Average monthly precipitation ranged from 1.34 inches (34 mm) in February to 4.80 inches (122 mm) in June.[4]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Counties/Pages/FindACounty.aspx. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  2. ^ "Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Counties". United States Census. http://www.census.gov/tiger/tms/gazetteer/county2k.txt. Retrieved 2011-02-13. 
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  4. ^ a b "Monthly Averages for Rockford, Illinois". The Weather Channel. http://www.weather.com/weather/wxclimatology/monthly/graph/USIL1013. Retrieved 2011-01-27. 

Further readingEdit

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 42°20′N 89°10′W / 42.33, -89.16


This page uses content from the English language Wikipedia. The original content was at Winnebago 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