Jo Daviess County

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Jo Daviess County, Illinois

330 N Bench St
Galena, IL 61036
Phone: (815) 777-0161
Fax: (815) 777-3688
www.jodaviess.org

On the northwestern border of IL; organized Feb 17, 1827 from Mercer, Henry, and Putnam counties. Name Origin: For Col. Joseph Hamilton Daviess (1774-1811), VA soldier and jurist who unsuccessfully attempted to indict Aaron Burr (1756-1836) for treason (1807). According to Jacob Piatt Dunn, "The Colonel's name was Daveiss and he always wrote it that way"; however, the name is sometimes spelled 'Daviess' in biographical entries and in places named for him

Area (sq mi):: 618.72 (land 601.08; water 17.64) Population per square mile: 37.60
Population 2005: 22,580 State rank: 54 Population change: 2000-20005 1.30%; 1990-2000 2.10% Population 2000: 22,289 (White 97.50%; Black or African American 0.20%; Hispanic or Latino 1.50%; Asian 0.20%; Other 0.90%). Foreign born: 1.70%. Median age: 41.60
Income 2000: per capita $21,497; median household $40,411; Population below poverty level: 6.70% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $28,086-$30,401
Unemployment (2004): 5.50% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.10% Median travel time to work: 21.00 minutes Working outside county of residence: 38.50%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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