Montgomery County is a county
located in the U.S. state
. According to the 2010 census
, it had a population of 30,104.
Its county seat
Montgomery County was formed in 1821 out of Bond
counties. It was named in honor of Richard Montgomery
, an American Revolutionary War
general killed in 1775 while attempting to capture Quebec City
[Allan H. Keith]
''Historical Stories: About Greenville and Bond County, IL''
Consulted on August 15, 2007.
Perrin's 1882 ''History of Montgomery County'' relates that the County was named in honor of Gen. Montgomery, but goes on to say that "others are dubious as to whence it received its name."
File:Montgomery County Illinois 1821.png|Montgomery County from the time of its creation to 1827
File:Montgomery County Illinois 1827.png|Montgomery County between 1827 and 1839
File:Montgomery County Illinois 1839.png|Montgomery in 1839, reduced to its present borders
According to the U.S. Census Bureau
, the county has a total area of , of which is land and (0.8%) is water.
Climate and weather
In recent years, average temperatures in the county seat of Hillsboro have ranged from a low of in January to a high of in July, although a record low of was recorded in February 1905 and a record high of was recorded in July 1954. Average monthly precipitation ranged from in February to in May.
* Sangamon County
* Christian County
* Shelby County
* Fayette County
* Bond County
* Madison County
* Macoupin County
* Interstate 55
* Illinois Route 16
* Illinois Route 48
* Illinois Route 108
* Illinois Route 127
* 20px Illinois Route 185
Litchfield Municipal Airport
is located in Montgomery County, two nautical miles (3.7 km) southwest of the central business district
of Litchfield, Illinois
As of the 2010 United States Census
, there were 30,104 people, 11,652 households, and 7,806 families living in the county.
The population density was . There were 13,080 housing units at an average density of .
The racial makeup of the county was 95.1% white, 3.2% black or African American, 0.4% Asian, 0.2% American Indian, 0.5% from other races, and 0.7% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 1.5% of the population.
In terms of ancestry, 27.8% were German
, 11.2% were Irish
, 10.1% were English
, and 9.8% were American
Of the 11,652 households, 29.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.7% were married couples living together, 10.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 33.0% were non-families, and 28.4% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 2.87. The median age was 41.9 years.
The median income for a household in the county was $40,864 and the median income for a family was $56,945. Males had a median income of $40,749 versus $29,426 for females. The per capita income for the county was $21,700. About 10.9% of families and 14.0% of the population were below the poverty line
, including 22.7% of those under age 18 and 7.4% of those age 65 or over.
* Schram City
* Taylor Springs
* Honey Bend
* Van Burensburg
* Audubon Township
* Bois D'Arc Township
* Butler Grove Township
* East Fork Township
* Fillmore Township
* Grisham Township
* Harvel Township
* Hillsboro Township
* Irving Township
* Nokomis Township
* North Litchfield Township
* Pitman Township
* Raymond Township
* Rountree Township
* South Litchfield Township
* Walshville Township
* Witt Township
* Zanesville Township
* South Fillmore Township
* Donald T. Barry
, nurse, businessman, and politician
, member of the Illinois House of Representatives
, jazz musician and composer
*Mortimer A. Cullen
, politician in New York
, basketball and baseball coach
*John A. Graham
, member of the Illinois Senate
, baseball player
, UFC fighter
, member of the Iowa House of Representatives
, track athlete
, baseball pitcher
, baseball player
, military officer
* National Register of Historic Places listings in Montgomery County, Illinois
Historical Society of Montgomery County Illinois
Category:1821 establishments in Illinois
Category:Populated places established in 1821