Schuyler County
Schuyler County Courthouse, Rushville
Map of Illinois highlighting Schuyler County
Location within the U.S. state of Illinois
Map of the United States highlighting Illinois
Illinois's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 40°10′N 90°37′W / 40.16°N 90.61°W / 40.16; -90.61
Country United States
State Illinois
Founded1825
Named forPhilip Schuyler
SeatRushville
Largest cityRushville
Area
 • Total441 sq mi (1,140 km2)
 • Land437 sq mi (1,130 km2)
 • Water4.1 sq mi (11 km2)  0.9%
Population
 (2010)
 • Total7,544
 • Estimate 
(2018)
6,907
 • Density17/sq mi (6.6/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district18th
Websitewww.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 for Philip Schuyler, member of the Continental Congress and Senator from New York.

Geography

According to the US 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

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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%
2018 (est.)6,907[6]−8.4%
US 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 1944–2020. Since 1944, the Democratic candidate has won a majority of the vote in Schuyler County only once (in 1964).

United States presidential election results for Schuyler County, Illinois[14]
Year Republican Democratic Third party
No.  % No.  % No.  %
2020 2,773 70.78% 1,068 27.26% 77 1.97%
2016 2,524 65.83% 1,075 28.04% 235 6.13%
2012 2,069 53.02% 1,727 44.26% 106 2.72%
2008 1,833 47.75% 1,900 49.49% 106 2.76%
2004 2,403 59.61% 1,594 39.54% 34 0.84%
2000 2,077 55.06% 1,587 42.07% 108 2.86%
1996 1,597 42.60% 1,636 43.64% 516 13.76%
1992 1,512 37.85% 1,650 41.30% 833 20.85%
1988 2,178 53.57% 1,866 45.89% 22 0.54%
1984 2,515 61.93% 1,533 37.75% 13 0.32%
1980 2,799 62.76% 1,445 32.40% 216 4.84%
1976 2,635 56.44% 2,014 43.14% 20 0.43%
1972 2,994 66.03% 1,534 33.83% 6 0.13%
1968 2,760 60.00% 1,475 32.07% 365 7.93%
1964 2,417 49.12% 2,504 50.88% 0 0.00%
1960 3,047 59.00% 2,115 40.96% 2 0.04%
1956 3,068 58.22% 2,189 41.54% 13 0.25%
1952 3,295 61.30% 2,076 38.62% 4 0.07%
1948 2,519 49.65% 2,464 48.56% 91 1.79%
1944 2,801 51.82% 2,555 47.27% 49 0.91%
1940 3,318 48.77% 3,404 50.04% 81 1.19%
1936 3,029 43.54% 3,885 55.84% 43 0.62%
1932 2,075 34.99% 3,782 63.78% 73 1.23%
1928 3,011 54.00% 2,542 45.59% 23 0.41%
1924 2,729 46.21% 2,860 48.43% 317 5.37%
1920 2,800 53.86% 2,258 43.43% 141 2.71%
1916 2,595 41.57% 3,392 54.34% 255 4.09%
1912 694 20.25% 1,714 50.00% 1,020 29.75%
1908 1,622 43.31% 1,876 50.09% 247 6.60%
1904 1,636 45.28% 1,682 46.55% 295 8.16%
1900 1,791 44.22% 2,167 53.51% 92 2.27%
1896 1,848 43.37% 2,334 54.78% 79 1.85%
1892 1,563 41.20% 1,880 49.55% 351 9.25%


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City

Villages

Unincorporated communities

Townships

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". US Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 18, 2011. Retrieved July 8, 2014.
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved June 7, 2011.
  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". US Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 12, 2020. Retrieved July 12, 2015.
  5. ^ a b "Monthly Averages for Rushville IL". The Weather Channel. Retrieved January 27, 2011.
  6. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved November 2, 2019.
  7. ^ "US Decennial Census". US 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". US Census Bureau. Retrieved July 8, 2014.
  10. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). US Census Bureau. Retrieved July 8, 2014.
  11. ^ a b c "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data". US Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved July 12, 2015.
  12. ^ "Selected Social Characteristics in the United States – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". US Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved July 12, 2015.
  13. ^ "Selected Economic Characteristics – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". US Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved July 12, 2015.
  14. ^ Leip, David. "Atlas of US Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved November 12, 2018.

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