Coles County

Coles County, Illinois

651 Jackson Ave Rm 122
Charleston, IL 61920
Phone: (217) 348-0501
Fax: (217) 348-7337

In east-central IL south of Urbana; organized Dec 25, 1830 from Clark and Edgar counties. Name Origin: For Edward Coles (1768-1868), humanitarian and IL governor (1822-26)

Area (sq mi):: 510.07 (land 508.29; water 1.78) Population per square mile: 100.50
Population 2005: 51,065 State rank: 28 Population change: 2000-20005 -4.00%; 1990-2000 3.00% Population 2000: 53,196 (White 94.60%; Black or African American 2.30%; Hispanic or Latino 1.40%; Asian 0.80%; Other 1.50%). Foreign born: 1.60%. Median age: 30.80
Income 2000: per capita $17,370; median household $32,286; Population below poverty level: 17.50% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $22,706-$23,795
Unemployment (2004): 5.70% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.40% Median travel time to work: 16.60 minutes Working outside county of residence: 15.00%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Charleston County seat (20,204)
  • Mattoon (17,671)

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    In December 2007, a 444-acre site near Mattoon, in Coles County in east-central Illinois, was selected.
    Coles County subsequently withdrew from the project.
    Coles County, where River Bottom Bucks is located, is clear across the Land of Lincoln, not far from the border with Indiana.
    The Lincoln Heritage Resource Conservation and Developmental Council, a nonprofit organization, has been awarded a $27,500 electronics recycling grant to establish and operate a permanent electronics collection site at the Coles County fairgrounds.
    For a few nesting species availability of key bottomland forest habitat in Coles County but not in Champaign County could explain their infrequent records or late arrivals in Urbana.
    My objective was to compare spring arrival dates in 1965-1987, for birds recorded near Charleston in Coles County with those reported during 1903-1922 by Smith (1930) near Urbana in Champaign County, 74 km north of Charleston.
    I also recorded almost daily notes on migratory activity near Charleston in Coles County plus notes from other capable observers during 1965-1987 with arrival records of select species extending until 2005.
    From my Coles County 1965-1987 records in their table 4, each species is listed below by increasing variability with its sample years--mean arrival dates--standard errors--range of arrival days: Chimney Swift - 22 - 4/15 - 0.
    California North County Times, Escondido 89,346 Idaho The Times-News, Twin Falls 23,140 Illinois Coles County Daily Times-Courier, Charleston 7,029 The Journal-Standard, Freeport 14,262 Mattoon Journal-Gazette 11,386 Indiana The Times, Munster
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    It provides direct access to Coles County Memorial Airport.