Coles County

Coles County, Illinois

651 Jackson Ave Rm 122
Charleston, IL 61920
Phone: (217) 348-0501
Fax: (217) 348-7337

In east-central IL south of Urbana; organized Dec 25, 1830 from Clark and Edgar counties. Name Origin: For Edward Coles (1768-1868), humanitarian and IL governor (1822-26)

Area (sq mi):: 510.07 (land 508.29; water 1.78) Population per square mile: 100.50
Population 2005: 51,065 State rank: 28 Population change: 2000-20005 -4.00%; 1990-2000 3.00% Population 2000: 53,196 (White 94.60%; Black or African American 2.30%; Hispanic or Latino 1.40%; Asian 0.80%; Other 1.50%). Foreign born: 1.60%. Median age: 30.80
Income 2000: per capita $17,370; median household $32,286; Population below poverty level: 17.50% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $22,706-$23,795
Unemployment (2004): 5.70% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.40% Median travel time to work: 16.60 minutes Working outside county of residence: 15.00%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Charleston County seat (20,204)
  • Mattoon (17,671)

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    Perry and James Rex Dukeman, on behalf of themselves and others similarly situated, sued Coles County, Illinois for placing a disproportionate tax on commercial and industrial properties in Mattoon Township in violation of the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.
    Bob Biair's 300-acre farm in Coles County, Ill., is a bowhunter's paradise.
    The Lincoln Heritage Resource Conservation and Developmental Council, a nonprofit organization, has been awarded a $27,500 electronics recycling grant to establish and operate a permanent electronics collection site at the Coles County fairgrounds.
    Median spring arrival dates for 74 avian species migrating through east-central Illinois were recorded around Urbana, Champaign County, 1903-1922, and near Charleston, Coles County, 1965-1987.
    California North County Times, Escondido 89,346 Idaho The Times-News, Twin Falls 23,140 Illinois Coles County Daily Times-Courier, Charleston 7,029 The Journal-Standard, Freeport 14,262 Mattoon Journal-Gazette 11,386 Indiana The Times, Munster
    After this, I became the editor of the Coles County Leader, and I lost contact with Nelda and her family for several years.
    Kelly Lockhart of Coles County Regional Development offered to redraw and update the maps for $3,500 or $43 an hour.
    Charleston -- Coles County Health Department, 825 18th St.
    He is eligible for discretionary doubling, stated the court record based on conviction in a 2018 Coles County case.