Whiteside County

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Whiteside County, Illinois

200 E Knox St
Morrison, IL 61270
Phone: (815) 772-5100
Fax: (815) 772-7673
www.whiteside.org

On the northwestern border of IL, northeast of Moline; organized Jan 16, 1836 from Jo Daviess and Henry counties. Name Origin: For Gen. Samuel Whiteside, officer in the War of 1812 and the Black Hawk War; IL legislator

Area (sq mi):: 697.01 (land 684.77; water 12.24) Population per square mile: 87.40
Population 2005: 59,863 State rank: 24 Population change: 2000-20005 -1.30%; 1990-2000 0.80% Population 2000: 60,653 (White 88.90%; Black or African American 1.00%; Hispanic or Latino 8.80%; Asian 0.40%; Other 5.80%). Foreign born: 2.80%. Median age: 38.50
Income 2000: per capita $19,296; median household $40,354; Population below poverty level: 8.50% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $24,617-$24,057
Unemployment (2004): 6.70% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.30% Median travel time to work: 18.50 minutes Working outside county of residence: 27.20%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Sterling (15,454)

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