Vermilion County

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Vermilion County, Illinois

6 N Vermilion St Courthouse Annex
Danville, IL 61832
Phone: (217) 431-2615
Fax: (217) 554-1914

On the east-central border of IL, east of Urbana; organized Jan 18, 1826 from Edgar County. Name Origin: For the Vermilion River, which runs through the county and is colored by the red soil

Area (sq mi):: 902.14 (land 899.08; water 3.06) Population per square mile: 91.60
Population 2005: 82,344 State rank: 20 Population change: 2000-20005 -1.90%; 1990-2000 -4.90% Population 2000: 83,919 (White 84.70%; Black or African American 10.60%; Hispanic or Latino 3.00%; Asian 0.60%; Other 2.90%). Foreign born: 1.70%. Median age: 38.00
Income 2000: per capita $16,787; median household $34,071; Population below poverty level: 13.30% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $21,561-$23,283
Unemployment (2004): 8.30% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.90% Median travel time to work: 20.40 minutes Working outside county of residence: 14.00%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Danville County seat (33,069)

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    Nicole Bogart, a Democrat, worked as the Financial Resources Director of Vermilion County, Illinois, but her tenure ended when Michael Marron, a Republican, assumed control of the County Board and fired her.
    The mainstem and its three largest tributaries (Salt Fork, Middle Fork, and North Fork) are relatively free-flowing except for four dams in Danville, Vermilion County, Illinois (Figure 1): Danville Dam (or Vermilion Dam) on the mainstem Vermilion River; Ellsworth Park Dam on the North Fork, 1.8 km upstream of the Danville Dam; Aqua Illinois Dam (or Waterworks Dam) on the North Fork 3.8 km upstream of the Ellsworth Park Dam; and Lake Vermilion Dam on the North Fork, 4.1 km upstream of the Aqua Illinois Dam (Tiemann 2008; Csiki and Rhoads 2014).
    Windfall Glacial Drift Hill Prairie, Vermilion County, Illinois: Present vegetation and changes since 1977.
    The vascular flora of the glacial drift hill prairie at Windfall Prairie Nature Preserve, Vermilion County, Illinois, was studied during the 2005 and 2006 growing seasons.
    Frequency (%), mean cover (% of total area), relative frequency, relative cover, and importance value (I.V.) of ground layer species at Windfall Prairie Nature Preserve, Vermilion County, Illinois. Also given is the I.V.
    camurum in the Vermilion River basin (Wabash River drainage), Vermilion County, Illinois, during the summer of 2007.
    An inventory of the fishes of Jordan Creek, Vermilion County, Illinois. Illinois Natural History Survey Biological Note 29:1-26.