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Wabash County, Illinois

PO Box 277
Mount Carmel, IL 62863
Phone: (618) 262-4561

On the southeastern border of IL, southeast of Olney; organized Dec 27, 1824 from Edwards County. Name Origin: For the Wabash River, from Miami Indian wahba 'white' and shik-ki 'color-bright', usually translated as 'white water.'

Area (sq mi):: 227.76 (land 223.47; water 4.29) Population per square mile: 56.20
Population 2005: 12,570 State rank: 86 Population change: 2000-20005 -2.80%; 1990-2000 -1.30% Population 2000: 12,937 (White 97.40%; Black or African American 0.40%; Hispanic or Latino 0.70%; Asian 0.40%; Other 1.30%). Foreign born: 0.70%. Median age: 39.00
Income 2000: per capita $16,747; median household $34,473; Population below poverty level: 14.10% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $22,359-$23,460
Unemployment (2004): 7.00% Unemployment change (from 2000): -1.50% Median travel time to work: 22.40 minutes Working outside county of residence: 38.20%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Wabash County, Indiana

69 W Hill St
Wabash, IN 46992
Phone: (260) 563-0661
Fax: (260) 569-1352
www.wabashcountycvb.com

In north-central IN, southwest of Ft. Wayne; established Feb 2, 1832 from Huntington County. Name Origin: For the Wabash River, which runs across the center of the county itself named from a Miami Indian word probably meaning 'pure white,' referring to a limestone bed in the river

Area (sq mi):: 421.07 (land 413.17; water 7.90) Population per square mile: 81.90
Population 2005: 33,843 State rank: 47 Population change: 2000-20005 -3.20%; 1990-2000 -0.30% Population 2000: 34,960 (White 96.70%; Black or African American 0.40%; Hispanic or Latino 1.20%; Asian 0.40%; Other 1.80%). Foreign born: 0.70%. Median age: 37.50
Income 2000: per capita $18,192; median household $40,413; Population below poverty level: 6.90% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $24,840-$25,719
Unemployment (2004): 6.10% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.30% Median travel time to work: 19.10 minutes Working outside county of residence: 26.50%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Wabash County seat (11,342)

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    After pushing back late in the fourth quarter, the Panthers turned their trapping defense and good free-throw shooting to outscore the boys from Wabash County, 13-5, in the overtime frame.
    Indiana's Wabash County Promise program has partnered with the Wabash County YMCA, the county school district, local businesses, organizations, churches and individuals to open 529 accounts.
    Your curriculum continues without that time off and you're not just putting days at the end of the year and trying to fill those days," says Superintendent Sandra Weaver of the rural Metropolitan School District of Wabash County in Indiana, which used three e-learning snow days last school year.
    He was a member of the Wabash County Hospital Board and the Manchester Historical Society, where helped establish the Center for History in North Manchester.
    Forest vegetation of the Kokiwanee Nature Preserve, located in east-central Wabash County, Indiana, was studied.
    Two things that we do really well in Wabash County are agriculture and manufacturing," says William Konya, president and chief executive officer of the Economic Development Group of Wabash County "Any opportunity that enables us to take locally grown crops and add value through processing is a win-win.
    said, "Two things that we do really well in Wabash County are agriculture and manufacturing.
    abrupta valves were discovered in the Wabash River, Rochester, Wabash County on 14 September 1998 (INHS 24365).
    Local Illinois newspaper the Daily Republican Register recently reported that the board of commissioners for Wabash County, IL has unanimously approved a resolution supporting Mid-America Biodiesel, LLC's proposal for the development of a new biodiesel "total process unit" near Mt.
    The young hunter saw only three deer in Wabash County while growing up there.
    From November 15, 1988, through June 30, 1989, 17 cases of non-A, non-B (NANB) hepatitis were reported to the Wabash County (Illinois) Health Department.
    Omnicity already provides wireless Internet services in several Indiana counties, and most recently launched service in partnership with Wabash County REMC.