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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    To compare the diets of river otters at Emiquon with a previous diet study in Whiteside County, Illinois (Anderson and Woolf, 1987a), and with another study in Alberta, Canada (Reid et al.
    The results of the two-tailed Fisher's exact test demonstrated that there are significant differences in the percentage of prey consumed by otters at Emiquon and those at Whiteside County, Illinois, and Alberta, Canada (Tables 4, 5).