Piatt County

Piatt County, Illinois

PO Box 558
Monticello, IL 61856
Phone: (217) 762-9487
Fax: (217) 762-7563

In central IL, west of Urbana, organized Jan 27, 1841 from De Wiltt and Macon counties. Name Origin: For either James A. Piatt, Sr. (1789-1838), an early settler, or Benjamin Piatt, attorney general of IL Territory (1810-13)

Area (sq mi):: 440.33 (land 440.02; water 0.31) Population per square mile: 37.90
Population 2005: 16,680 State rank: 69 Population change: 2000-20005 1.90%; 1990-2000 5.30% Population 2000: 16,365 (White 98.30%; Black or African American 0.20%; Hispanic or Latino 0.60%; Asian 0.10%; Other 0.80%). Foreign born: 0.60%. Median age: 39.60
Income 2000: per capita $21,075; median household $45,752; Population below poverty level: 5.00% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $29,742-$29,878
Unemployment (2004): 5.00% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.20% Median travel time to work: 23.60 minutes Working outside county of residence: 58.70%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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The News-Gazette, Rantoul Press, Piatt County Journal-Republican, WDWS-AM, WHMS-FM, et al.
The 2,953-ha Piatt study area lies within Piatt County in east-central Illinois, which was nearly covered with tall grass prairie prior to settlement by Europeans.
Secure Energy will construct a 14-mile pipeline to interconnect with the NGPL pipeline in Piatt County, Illinois.
Two successional forest stands developed on pastureland abandoned during the 1930's at Allerton Park, Piatt County, Illinois USA were examined for patterns of tree species diversity and composition.
At Allerton Park in Piatt County Illinois, old agricultural fields set aside as nature reserves in the 1930's have reverted to forest without direct subsequent disturbance.
7'), along the Sangamon River in Piatt County, Illinois.
LOUIS, April 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AmerenUE--a utility company subsidiary of Ameren Corporation --announced that effective March 31 the company completed the purchase of two combustion turbine generating facilities the 510-megawatt Goose Creek facility, in Piatt County, Ill.
The papers include the Rantoul Press, the Piatt County Journal-Republican of Monticello, the Gibson City Courier and a free-distribution paper circulated in Ford and northern Champaign counties.