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Schuyler County, Illinois
Map

Location in the state of Illinois
Map of the USA highlighting Illinois
Illinois's location in the U.S.
Statistics
Founded 1825
Seat Rushville
Largest City Rushville
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

441 sq mi (1,142 km²)
437 sq mi (1,132 km²)
4.1 sq mi (11 km²), 0.9%
Population
 - (2010)
 - Density

7,544
17/sq mi (7/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website: www.schuylercountyillinois.com
Named for: Philip Schuyler

Schuyler County is a county in the U.S. state of Illinois. According to the 2010 census, it had a population of 7,544. Its county seat is Rushville.

History

Schuyler County was formed in 1825 out of Pike and Fulton counties. It is named in honor of Philip Schuyler, member of the Continental Congress and Senator from New York.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 441 square miles (1,140 km2), of which 437 square miles (1,130 km2) is land and 4.1 square miles (11 km2) (0.9%) is water.

Climate and weather

Weather chart for Rushville, Illinois
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precipitation totals in inches
source: The Weather Channel

In recent years, average temperatures in the county seat of Rushville have ranged from a low of 15 °F (−9 °C) in January to a high of 87 °F (31 °C) in July, although a record low of −26 °F (−32 °C) was recorded in February 1905 and a record high of 113 °F (45 °C) was recorded in July 1936. Average monthly precipitation ranged from 1.55 inches (39 mm) in January to 5.14 inches (131 mm) in May.

Major highways

  • US 24.svg U.S. Highway 24
  • US 67.svg U.S. Highway 67
  • Illinois 99.svg Illinois Route 99
  • Illinois 100.svg Illinois Route 100
  • Illinois 101.svg Illinois Route 101
  • Illinois 103.svg Illinois Route 103

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1840 6,972
1850 10,573 51.6%
1860 14,684 38.9%
1870 17,419 18.6%
1880 16,249 −6.7%
1890 16,013 −1.5%
1900 16,129 0.7%
1910 14,852 −7.9%
1920 13,285 −10.6%
1930 11,676 −12.1%
1940 11,430 −2.1%
1950 9,613 −15.9%
1960 8,746 −9.0%
1970 8,135 −7.0%
1980 8,365 2.8%
1990 7,498 −10.4%
2000 7,189 −4.1%
2010 7,544 4.9%
Est. 2015 7,032 −6.8%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790-1960 1900-1990
1990-2000 2010-2013

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 7,544 people, 3,040 households, and 2,014 families residing in the county. The population density was 17.3 inhabitants per square mile (6.7/km2). There were 3,459 housing units at an average density of 7.9 per square mile (3.1/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 95.5% white, 3.2% black or African American, 0.2% American Indian, 0.1% Asian, 0.5% from other races, and 0.5% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 1.2% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 26.8% were American, 20.2% were German, 13.1% were English, and 12.0% were Irish.

Of the 3,040 households, 28.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.5% were married couples living together, 7.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 33.8% were non-families, and 28.6% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 2.83. The median age was 43.6 years.

The median income for a household in the county was $43,686 and the median income for a family was $51,654. Males had a median income of $40,998 versus $28,810 for females. The per capita income for the county was $20,649. About 8.6% of families and 14.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.8% of those under age 18 and 14.1% of those age 65 or over.

Communities

City

Villages

Unincorporated communities

Townships

Schuyler County is divided into these townships:

  • Bainbridge
  • Birmingham
  • Brooklyn
  • Browning
  • Buena Vista
  • Camden
  • Frederick
  • Hickory
  • Huntsville
  • Littleton
  • Oakland
  • Rushville
  • Woodstock

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