Stephenson County

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Stephenson County, Illinois

15 N Galena Ave Suite 1
Freeport, IL 61032
Phone: (815) 235-8289
Fax: (815) 235-8378
www.co.stephenson.il.us

Located on northern border of IL; organized on Mar 4, 1837 from Winnebago and Jo Daviess counties. Name Origin: For Benjamin Stephenson (?-1821), adjutant general of IL Territory (1813), IL legislator, and prominent banker

Area (sq mi):: 564.72 (land 564.18; water 0.54) Population per square mile: 85.00
Population 2005: 47,965 State rank: 32 Population change: 2000-20005 -2.10%; 1990-2000 1.90% Population 2000: 48,979 (White 88.60%; Black or African American 7.70%; Hispanic or Latino 1.50%; Asian 0.70%; Other 2.30%). Foreign born: 1.90%. Median age: 38.50
Income 2000: per capita $19,794; median household $40,366; Population below poverty level: 9.00% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $26,800-$28,069
Unemployment (2004): 7.10% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.00% Median travel time to work: 19.90 minutes Working outside county of residence: 20.40%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Freeport County seat (25,771)

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    Illinois' Freeport Journal-Standard reported last week that officials in Stephenson County, IL have joined with the Stephenson County Farm Bureau and the Northwest Illinois Agriculture Coalition to apply for a $25,000 grant through the Illinois Department of Agriculture's AgriFIRST program to support a study examining the feasibility of developing a biodiesel production facility in the county.