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Sangamon County, Illinois

200 S 9th St
Springfield, IL 62701
Phone: (217) 753-6706
Fax: (217) 535-3233
www.co.sangamon.il.us

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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    Jeremiah Campbell was born in Sangamon County, Illinois, in 1844.
    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.
    (H-4) 4 0/8 3 7/8 1/8 Totals 750/8 71 0/8 6 4/8 Gross typical score 1690/8 Subtract side-to-s ide differences - 6 4/8 Add abno rmal points + 15 1/8 FINAL NET NON-TYPICAL SCORE 177 5/8 Although this buck from Sangamon County, Illinois, had declined from 2014, he was still an outstanding trophy.
    McDermott provides a snapshot of the composition of the jury pool in 1860 in Sangamon County, Illinois. The data graphically establishes just how undemocratic jury selection procedures were.
    A Sangamon County, Illinois Case Study: Understanding the Relationship between Abandoned Coal Mine Sites and Radon Gas Densities
    Looking back in his sketch across the whole span of his adult life, he fondly recalled "a success which gave me more pleasure than any I have had since." He was thinking of his election at the age of 23 in the spring of 1832 as "a Captain of Volunteers" from Sangamon County, Illinois, in the Black Hawk war.
    Table 2 is calculated from Poll Books, Sangamon County, Illinois, 1832-48, Illinois State Historical Library, Springfield, Illinois.
    (23) Poll Book, Sangamon County, Illinois, 1848, linked with U.S.
    8 Brooklyn, New York, resident Paulie Denver was on an annual hunt in Sangamon County, Illinois, in November 2009 when he bagged this 13-pointer with a well-placed shot from his Mathews FX.