Massac County

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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Locally at the prep level, both Marion and Du Quoin posted Week 1 wins -- the Wildcats on the road at Mahomet-Seymour and the Indians at Massac County.
A third person was killed in Washington, Illinois, and three died in Massac County.
He announced that two more people were killed in Massac County, bringing the total to five.
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CARTERVILLE -- The Pinckneyville Panthers volleyball team won its first Southern Illinois River-to-River Conference Preview Tournament on Saturday at Carterville, defeating Massac County in the championship match, 27-25, 28-26.
Massac County finished second overall in the tournament.
This week, the Rangers host Massac County, Pinckneyville and Carterville Tuesday, and then host Hamilton County, Marion and Du Quoin Thursday before hosting the Benton Invitational Saturday.
METROPOLIS It may not have been the blowout that some people expected, but the Du Quoin football team still picked up a solid 21-6 victory over a much-improved Massac County squad Friday night.