Effingham County

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Effingham County, Illinois

PO Box 628
Effingham, IL 62401
Phone: (217) 342-6535
Fax: (217) 342-3577
www.co.effingham.il.us

In central IL southeast of Decatur; organized Feb 15, 1831 from Fayette and Crawford counties. Name Origin: For either Thomas Howard (1746-91), 3rd Earl of Effingham, who supported the Americans during the Revolutionary War, or Gen. Edward Effingham, who resigned from the British Army rather than fight the colonists

Area (sq mi):: 479.90 (land 478.70; water 1.20) Population per square mile: 72.20
Population 2005: 34,581 State rank: 45 Population change: 2000-20005 0.90%; 1990-2000 8.10% Population 2000: 34,264 (White 98.20%; Black or African American 0.20%; Hispanic or Latino 0.70%; Asian 0.30%; Other 0.90%). Foreign born: 1.00%. Median age: 35.70
Income 2000: per capita $18,301; median household $39,379; Population below poverty level: 8.10% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $25,054-$26,600
Unemployment (2004): 6.70% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.60% Median travel time to work: 17.40 minutes Working outside county of residence: 10.10%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Effingham County seat (12,413)

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    Effingham County, Georgia

    601 N Laurel St
    Springfield, GA 31329
    Phone: (912) 754-2153
    Fax: (912) 754-4157
    www.effinghamcounty.org

    On the central eastern border of GA, north of Savannah; original county; organized Feb 5, 1777 (prior to statehood) from Saint Mathew and Saint Phillips parishes. Name Origin: For Thomas Howard (1746-91), Earl of Effingham, a pro-colonist English army officer

    Area (sq mi):: 482.82 (land 479.41; water 3.40) Population per square mile: 97.90
    Population 2005: 46,924 State rank: 40 Population change: 2000-20005 25.00%; 1990-2000 46.10% Population 2000: 37,535 (White 83.90%; Black or African American 13.00%; Hispanic or Latino 1.40%; Asian 0.50%; Other 1.80%). Foreign born: 1.30%. Median age: 33.60
    Income 2000: per capita $18,873; median household $46,505; Population below poverty level: 9.30% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $22,589-$23,553
    Unemployment (2004): 3.50% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.80% Median travel time to work: 31.30 minutes Working outside county of residence: 66.70%
    Cities with population over 10,000: None
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