Coles County

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Coles County, Illinois

651 Jackson Ave Rm 122
Charleston, IL 61920
Phone: (217) 348-0501
Fax: (217) 348-7337
www.co.coles.il.us

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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