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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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    The Beall Woods Nature Preserve in Wabash County, Illinois contains the best remnant of the immense forest once associated with the Lower Wabash River Valley.
    Carmel, Wabash County, Illinois (S1l T2S RL3W) in the Bottomlands Section of the Wabash Border Division (Schwegman 1973).
    importance values (IV), and average diameters (cm) of the woody species in the upland forests cover types at Beall Woods Nature Preserve, Wabash County, Illinois.