Macoupin County

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Macoupin County, Illinois

PO Box 107
Carlinville, IL 62626
Phone: (217) 854-3214
Fax: (217) 854-7347
www.macoupincountyonline.net

In west-central IL, southwest of Springfield, organized Jan 17, 1829 from Madison and Greene counties. Name Origin: From an Algonquian Indian word probably meaning 'white potato.'

Area (sq mi):: 867.61 (land 863.57; water 4.04) Population per square mile: 56.90
Population 2005: 49,111 State rank: 31 Population change: 2000-20005 0.20%; 1990-2000 2.80% Population 2000: 49,019 (White 97.60%; Black or African American 0.80%; Hispanic or Latino 0.60%; Asian 0.20%; Other 0.90%). Foreign born: 0.50%. Median age: 38.90
Income 2000: per capita $17,298; median household $36,190; Population below poverty level: 9.40% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $23,997-$25,490
Unemployment (2004): 6.50% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.60% Median travel time to work: 27.10 minutes Working outside county of residence: 49.50%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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