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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    That law, however, is being challenged in Sangamon County Circuit Court by the Illinois State Rifle Association and a number of gun dealers in the state who argue it's an unconstitutional infringement on their right to keep and bear arms.
    The Secretary's ruling was subsequently affirmed by the Sangamon County Circuit Court before appeal to the Fourth District Appellate Court of Illinois.
    Population growth in Brown County, WI (Green Bay) and Eau Claire and Chippewa counties are generally in-line with national trends while Sangamon County (Springfield, IL) has realized modest population loss over the last five years.
    Born in Sangamon County, Illinois, and raised in Iowa, Timothy Isaiah Courtright (a.k.a Longhair Jim or Big Jim) learned to shoot as a boy on the family farm, and he was said to have practiced his shooting religiously.
    The Sangamon Sun headlined: "Critics say HB40 likely to increase abortions over 310 on record for Sangamon County in 2015."
    The squirrels were found in Buffalo, Illinois (Sangamon County) on 4 April 2015, and with no observations of adult squirrels returning to the tree under which they were found, the squirrels were presumed orphaned and brought to the IRC.
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    Meanwhile, the clerk in Sangamon County began issuing the licenses Friday.
    Jessica Thoron, food program supervisor for the Sangamon County Health Department in Springfield, Illinois, is a local pracademic.