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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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The first known F3 and F4 tornadoes, as defined by the Fujita Tornado Scale, in the month of September struck Perry County, Missouri and Massac County, Illinois.
Another tornado struck Massac County, Illinois along the Ohio River was rated F3.
Massac County, Illinois (Table 7), experienced an increase in services and financial employment but a decrease in other sectors.