Sangamon County

Sangamon County, Illinois

200 S 9th St
Springfield, IL 62701
Phone: (217) 753-6706
Fax: (217) 535-3233

In central IL, east of Decatur; organized Jan 30, 1821 from Bond and Madison counties. Name Origin: For the Sangamon River, which flows through the county; from Ojibway, possibly 'the outlet' or 'the land of plenty to eat.'

Area (sq mi):: 877.01 (land 868.18; water 8.82) Population per square mile: 222.10
Population 2005: 192,789 State rank: 10 Population change: 2000-20005 2.00%; 1990-2000 5.90% Population 2000: 188,951 (White 86.80%; Black or African American 9.70%; Hispanic or Latino 1.10%; Asian 1.10%; Other 1.80%). Foreign born: 1.90%. Median age: 37.30
Income 2000: per capita $23,173; median household $42,957; Population below poverty level: 9.30% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $29,914-$31,118
Unemployment (2004): 5.50% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.60% Median travel time to work: 19.00 minutes Working outside county of residence: 5.30%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Springfield County seat (114,738)

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    It is really our responsibility at the local level to maintain the accuracy and the integrity of the registration system," said Sangamon County Clerk Don Gray.
    The Sangamon Sun headlined: "Critics say HB40 likely to increase abortions over 310 on record for Sangamon County in 2015.
    Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) yesterday met with officials from Springfield, Illinois, and Sangamon County to discuss regional priorities, including economic development improvements and infrastructure projects.
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    Jessica Thoron, food program supervisor for the Sangamon County Health Department in Springfield, Illinois, is a local pracademic.
    McDermott provides a snapshot of the composition of the jury pool in 1860 in Sangamon County, Illinois.
    Illinois state Attorney General Lisa Madigan, filed a lawsuit Thursday in Sangamon County Court against Richard Lee Van Dyke Jr.
    Among Smith's admirers across the Atlantic was the obscure spokesman for Sangamon County in the Illinois House of Representatives, who delighted in spouting Smith's maxims but whom few on that account credited with a political future.
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    Chatham village, whose motto is "Where families grow", in Sangamon County is known for historic Caldwell Farmstead, Chatham Sweet Corn Festival and Illinois Championship Cow Chip Throw.