Douglas County is a county
located in the U.S. state
. As of the 2010 United States Census
, the population was 19,980.
The county seat
Douglas County was formed in 1859 out of Coles County
. It was named for Stephen A. Douglas
, who was elected to the United States Senate
in 1858, following the Lincoln-Douglas Debates
File:Douglas County Illinois 1859.png|The creation of Douglas and Ford Counties in 1859 resulted in Illinois' current county map.
According to the US Census Bureau
, the county has a total area of , of which is land and (0.1%) is water.
Climate and weather
In recent years, average temperatures in the county seat of Tuscola have ranged from a low of in January to a high of in July, although a record low of was recorded in December 1989 and a record high of was recorded in July 1954. Average monthly precipitation ranged from in February to in July.
* Champaign County - north
* Vermilion County - northeast
* Edgar County - east
* Coles County - south
* Moultrie County - west
* Piatt County - northwest
* Interstate 57
* US Route 36
* US Route 45
* Illinois Route 49
* Illinois Route 130
* Illinois Route 133
As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 19,980 people, 7,720 households, and 5,377 families living in the county.
The population density was . There were 8,390 housing units at an average density of . The racial makeup of the county was 95.7% white, 0.4% Asian, 0.3% black or African American, 0.2% American Indian, 2.3% from other races, and 1.2% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 6.1% of the population. [ In terms of ancestry, 29.6% were German, 12.6% were American, 12.1% were English, and 10.7% were Irish.
Of the 7,720 households, 32.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.0% were married couples living together, 8.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 30.3% were non-families, and 26.1% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.11. The median age was 38.7 years.] [
The median income for a household in the county was $46,941 and the median income for a family was $60,352. Males had a median income of $41,318 versus $28,731 for females. The per capita income for the county was $21,438. About 7.1% of families and 10.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.0% of those under age 18 and 7.2% of those age 65 or over.
300px|Map of Douglas County, Illinois
* Tuscola (seat)
* Villa Grove
* Arthur (partial)
* Atwood (partial)
* Chicken Bristle
* North Prairie Acres
* Patterson Springs
* Southland Acres
* West Ridge''West Ridge, Douglas County IL'' Google Maps (accessed 30 December 2018)
* Yoder Addition
Douglas is a strongly Republican county. Apart from a narrow plurality of thirty-two votes to Bill Clinton in 1992, it has voted Republican in every Presidential election since 1968, and in all but five overall since 1880. Despite its long-time Republican leanings, Hillary Clinton’s 2016 performance of gaining a mere 23.8 percent of the county’s vote stands over six percent worse than any Democrat since the Civil War.
* National Register of Historic Places listings in Douglas County, Illinois
US Census Bureau 2007 TIGER/Line Shapefiles
US Board on Geographic Names (GNIS)
US National Atlas
Category:1859 establishments in Illinois
Category:Populated places established in 1859