Massac County

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Massac County, Illinois

PO Box 429
Metropolis, IL 62960
Phone: (618) 524-5213
Fax: (618) 524-8514

On the southern border of IL; organized Feb 8, 1843 from Pope and Johnson counties. Name Origin: For Fort Massac, originally named Fort Ascension and then renamed to honor Massiac, a French naval minister. The "i" was dropped to form the current spelling

Area (sq mi):: 242.12 (land 239.05; water 3.06) Population per square mile: 64.20
Population 2005: 15,348 State rank: 75 Population change: 2000-20005 1.20%; 1990-2000 2.80% Population 2000: 15,161 (White 92.10%; Black or African American 5.50%; Hispanic or Latino 0.80%; Asian 0.30%; Other 1.70%). Foreign born: 0.40%. Median age: 39.60
Income 2000: per capita $16,334; median household $31,498; Population below poverty level: 13.50% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $21,125-$23,174
Unemployment (2004): 6.00% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.10% Median travel time to work: 21.10 minutes Working outside county of residence: 42.60%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Table 7 Massac County, IL, Payroll Employment Changes by Sector Employment Sector 1993 2001 Gain or loss (% change) Manufacturing 736 638 -98 (-13.