De Witt County

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De Witt County, Illinois

PO Box 439
Clinton, IL 61727
Phone: (217) 935-2119
Fax: (217) 935-4596
www.dewittcountyill.com

In central IL north of Decatur; organized Mar 1, 1839 from McLean and Macon counties. Name Origin: For DeWitt Clinton (1769-1828), governor of NY (1817-21; 1825-28) and supporter of the Erie Canal

Area (sq mi):: 405.15 (land 397.58; water 7.58) Population per square mile: 41.80
Population 2005: 16,617 State rank: 70 Population change: 2000-20005 -1.10%; 1990-2000 1.70% Population 2000: 16,798 (White 97.10%; Black or African American 0.50%; Hispanic or Latino 1.30%; Asian 0.30%; Other 1.40%). Foreign born: 1.20%. Median age: 38.50
Income 2000: per capita $20,488; median household $41,256; Population below poverty level: 8.20% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $25,391-$26,513
Unemployment (2004): 6.40% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.10% Median travel time to work: 21.40 minutes Working outside county of residence: 44.90%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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