Wabash County

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Wabash County, Illinois

PO Box 277
Mount Carmel, IL 62863
Phone: (618) 262-4561

On the southeastern border of IL, southeast of Olney; organized Dec 27, 1824 from Edwards County. Name Origin: For the Wabash River, from Miami Indian wahba 'white' and shik-ki 'color-bright', usually translated as 'white water.'

Area (sq mi):: 227.76 (land 223.47; water 4.29) Population per square mile: 56.20
Population 2005: 12,570 State rank: 86 Population change: 2000-20005 -2.80%; 1990-2000 -1.30% Population 2000: 12,937 (White 97.40%; Black or African American 0.40%; Hispanic or Latino 0.70%; Asian 0.40%; Other 1.30%). Foreign born: 0.70%. Median age: 39.00
Income 2000: per capita $16,747; median household $34,473; Population below poverty level: 14.10% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $22,359-$23,460
Unemployment (2004): 7.00% Unemployment change (from 2000): -1.50% Median travel time to work: 22.40 minutes Working outside county of residence: 38.20%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Wabash County, Indiana

69 W Hill St
Wabash, IN 46992
Phone: (260) 563-0661
Fax: (260) 569-1352
www.wabashcountycvb.com

In north-central IN, southwest of Ft. Wayne; established Feb 2, 1832 from Huntington County. Name Origin: For the Wabash River, which runs across the center of the county itself named from a Miami Indian word probably meaning 'pure white,' referring to a limestone bed in the river

Area (sq mi):: 421.07 (land 413.17; water 7.90) Population per square mile: 81.90
Population 2005: 33,843 State rank: 47 Population change: 2000-20005 -3.20%; 1990-2000 -0.30% Population 2000: 34,960 (White 96.70%; Black or African American 0.40%; Hispanic or Latino 1.20%; Asian 0.40%; Other 1.80%). Foreign born: 0.70%. Median age: 37.50
Income 2000: per capita $18,192; median household $40,413; Population below poverty level: 6.90% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $24,840-$25,719
Unemployment (2004): 6.10% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.30% Median travel time to work: 19.10 minutes Working outside county of residence: 26.50%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Wabash County seat (11,342)

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