Iroquois County

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Iroquois County, Illinois

1001 E Grant St
Watseka, IL 60970
Phone: (815) 432-6960
Fax: (815) 432-3894
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On the east-central border of IL, south of Kankakee; organized Feb 26, 1833 from Vermilion County. Name Origin: For the Indian tribe, a French transliteration of the Algonquian name 'real adders.'

Area (sq mi):: 1118.03 (land 1116.43; water 1.60) Population per square mile: 27.50
Population 2005: 30,677 State rank: 49 Population change: 2000-20005 -2.10%; 1990-2000 1.80% Population 2000: 31,334 (White 94.40%; Black or African American 0.70%; Hispanic or Latino 3.90%; Asian 0.30%; Other 3.10%). Foreign born: 2.40%. Median age: 39.60
Income 2000: per capita $18,435; median household $38,071; Population below poverty level: 8.70% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $23,547-$24,407
Unemployment (2004): 5.70% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.70% Median travel time to work: 22.90 minutes Working outside county of residence: 37.50%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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