Illinois Population and Poverty Statistics
(1980-1990)

County Total Population 1980 Total Population 1990 Percent Change in Total Population Population Below Poverty 1980 Population Below Poverty 1990 Percent in Population Below Poverty (1980-1990) Percent of Population Below Poverty 1980 Percent of Population Below Poverty 1990
Adams 71,622 66,090 -7.72 7,573 8,368 10.5 10.57 12.66
Alexander 12,264 10,626 -13.36 3,217 3,395 5.53 26.23 31.95
Bond 16,224 14,991 -7.6 2,033 1,718 -15.49 12.53 11.46
Boone 28,630 30,806 7.6 1,860 2,187 17.58 6.5 7.1
Brown 5,411 5,836 7.85 872 651 -25.34 16.12 11.15
Bureau 39,114 35,688 -8.76 3,056 3,651 19.47 7.81 10.23
Calhoun 5,867 5,322 -9.29 799 794 -0.63 13.62 14.92
Carroll 18,779 16,805 -10.51 1,906 1,927 1.1 10.15 11.47
Cass 15,084 13,437 -10.92 1,513 1,815 19.96 10.03 13.51
Champaign 168,392 173,025 2.75 19,482 24,127 23.84 11.57 13.94
Christian 36,446 34,418 -5.56 3,491 3,956 13.32 9.58 11.49
Clark 16,913 15,921 -5.87 1,949 1,875 -3.8 11.52 11.78
Clay 15,283 14,460 -5.39 2,188 2,390 9.23 14.32 16.53
Clinton 32,617 33,944 4.07 2,808 3,291 17.2 8.61 9.7
Coles 52,260 51,644 -1.18 6,347 7,653 20.58 12.15 14.82
Cook 5,253,628 5,105,067 -2.83 705,684 713,255 1.07 13.43 13.97
Crawford 20,818 19,464 -6.5 1,680 2,015 19.94 8.07 10.35
Cumberland 11,062 10,670 -3.54 1,252 1,276 1.92 11.32 11.96
DeKalb 74,628 77,932 4.43 7,250 9,363 29.14 9.71 12.01
DeWitt 18,108 16,516 -8.79 1,744 1,675 -3.96 9.63 10.14
Douglas 19,774 19,464 -1.57 1,811 1,843 1.77 9.16 9.47
DuPage 658,858 781,666 18.64 19,818 20,948 5.7 3.01 2.68
Edgar 21,725 19,595 -9.8 2,620 3,082 17.63 12.06 15.73
Edwards 7,961 7,440 -6.54 880 897 1.93 11.05 12.06
Effingham 30,944 31,704 2.46 2,476 2,809 13.45 8 8.86
Fayette 22,167 20,893 -5.75 2,680 2,649 -1.16 12.09 12.68
Ford 15,265 14,275 -6.49 1,038 1,284 23.7 6.8 8.99
Franklin 43,201 40,319 -6.67 6,036 8,244 36.58 13.97 20.45
Fulton 43,687 38,080 -12.83 4,594 5,639 22.75 10.52 14.81
Gallatin 7,590 6,909 -8.97 1,347 1,444 7.2 17.75 20.9
Greene 16,661 15,317 -8.07 2,879 2,345 -18.55 17.28 15.31
Grundy 30,582 32,337 5.74 1,635 2,116 29.42 5.35 6.54
Hamilton 9,172 8,499 -7.34 1,465 1,664 13.58 15.97 19.58
Hancock 23,877 21,373 -10.49 2,699 2,468 -8.56 11.3 11.55
Hardin 5,383 5,189 -3.6 1,025 1,325 29.27 19.04 25.53
Henderson 9,114 8,096 -11.17 1,013 1,039 2.57 11.11 12.83
Henry 57,968 51,159 -11.75 4,301 5,289 22.97 7.42 10.34
Iroquois 32,976 30,787 -6.64 3,141 2,777 -11.59 9.53 9.02
Jackson 61,649 61,067 -0.94 12,168 15,386 26.45 19.74 25.2
Jasper 11,318 10,609 -6.26 1,205 1,377 14.27 10.65 12.98
Jefferson 36,558 37,020 1.26 4,678 5,860 25.27 12.8 15.83
Jersey 20,538 20,539 0 1,555 1,911 22.89 7.57 9.3
JoDaviess 23,520 21,821 -7.22 1,830 1,791 -2.13 7.78 8.21
Johnson 9,624 11,347 17.9 1,434 1,428 -0.42 14.9 12.58
Kane 278,405 317,471 14.03 16,718 21,275 27.26 6 6.7
Kankakee 102,926 96,255 -6.48 12,228 12,312 0.69 11.88 12.79
Kendall 37,202 39,413 5.94 1,565 1,327 -15.21 4.21 3.37
Knox 61,607 56,393 -8.46 5,323 7,365 38.36 8.64 13.06
Lake 440,372 516,418 17.27 21,891 25,557 16.75 4.97 4.95
LaSalle 112,033 106,913 -4.57 7,666 11,598 51.29 6.84 10.85
Lawrence 17,807 15,972 -10.3 2,100 3,046 45.05 11.79 19.07
Lee 36,328 34,392 -5.33 2,405 2,838 18 6.62 8.25
Livingston 41,381 39,301 -5.03 2,814 3,304 17.41 6.8 8.41
Logan 31,802 30,798 -3.16 2,372 3,030 27.74 7.46 9.84
McDonough 37,467 35,244 -5.93 4,991 5,491 10.02 13.32 15.58
McHenry 147,897 183,241 23.9 6,224 6,342 1.9 4.21 3.46
McLean 119,149 129,180 8.42 11,250 13,973 24.2 9.44 10.82
Macon 131,375 117,206 -10.79 12,803 14,531 13.5 9.75 12.4
Macoupin 49,384 47,679 -3.45 4,615 6,129 32.81 9.35 12.85
Madison 247,661 249,238 0.64 23,895 27,822 16.43 9.65 11.16
Marion 43,523 41,561 -4.51 4,935 6,678 35.32 11.34 16.07
Marshall 14,479 12,846 -11.28 1,009 1,179 16.85 6.97 9.18
Mason 19,492 16,269 -16.53 2,181 2,485 13.94 11.19 15.27
Massac 14,990 14,752 -1.59 2,268 2,402 5.91 15.13 16.28
Menard 11,700 11,164 -4.58 890 1,048 17.75 7.61 9.39
Mercer 19,286 17,290 -10.35 1,884 1,723 -8.55 9.77 9.97
Monroe 20,117 22,422 11.46 1,105 1,062 -3.89 5.49 4.74
Montgomery 31,686 30,728 -3.02 3,192 4,069 27.47 10.07 13.24
Morgan 37,502 36,397 -2.95 3,689 3,778 2.41 9.84 10.38
Moultrie 14,546 13,930 -4.23 1,229 1,515 23.27 8.45 10.88
Ogle 46,338 45,957 -0.82 3,158 3,277 3.77 6.82 7.13
Peoria 200,466 182,827 -8.8 18,703 25,663 37.21 9.33 14.04
Perry 21,714 21,412 -1.39 1,884 3,340 77.28 8.68 15.6
Piatt 16,581 15,548 -6.23 1,053 939 -10.83 6.35 6.04
Pike 18,896 17,577 -6.98 2,878 3,114 8.2 15.23 17.72
Pope 4,404 4,373 -0.7 881 1,047 18.84 20 23.94
Pulaski 8,840 7,523 -14.9 2,614 2,246 -14.08 29.57 29.86
Putnam 6,085 5,730 -5.83 406 432 6.4 6.67 7.54
Randolph 35,652 34,583 -3 2,787 3,376 21.13 7.82 9.76
Richland 17,587 16,545 -5.92 1,732 2,268 30.95 9.85 13.71
RockIsland 166,759 148,723 -10.82 13,624 19,073 40 8.17 12.82
St.Clair 267,531 262,852 -1.75 46,511 44,876 -3.52 17.39 17.07
Saline 28,448 26,551 -6.67 4,171 5,156 23.62 14.66 19.42
Sangamon 176,070 178,386 1.32 15,046 17,383 15.53 8.55 9.74
Schuyler 8,365 7,498 -10.36 1,003 1,215 21.14 11.99 16.2
Scott 6,142 5,644 -8.11 767 643 -16.17 12.49 11.39
Shelby 23,923 22,261 -6.95 2,501 2,202 -11.96 10.45 9.89
Stark 7,389 6,534 -11.57 643 798 24.11 8.7 12.21
Stephenson 49,536 48,052 -3 3,473 4,679 34.73 7.01 9.74
Tazewell 132,078 123,692 -6.35 7,784 11,139 43.1 5.89 9.01
Union 17,765 17,619 -0.82 2,490 3,055 22.69 14.02 17.34
Vermilion 95,222 88,257 -7.31 10,765 12,971 20.49 11.31 14.7
Wabash 13,713 13,111 -4.39 1,481 1,663 12.29 10.8 12.68
Warren 21,943 19,181 -12.59 2,510 2,608 3.9 11.44 13.6
Stark Washington 15,472 14,965 -3.28 1,434 1,357 -5.37 9.27 9.07
Stark Wayne 18,059 17,241 -4.53 2,446 2,455 0.37 13.54 14.24
Stark White 17,864 16,522 -7.51 1,858 3,078 65.66 10.4 18.63
Stark Whiteside 65,970 60,186 -8.77 4,421 6,459 46.1 6.7 10.73
Stark Will 324,460 357,313 10.13 20,317 21,024 3.48 6.26 5.88
Stark Williamson 56,538 57,733 2.11 6,540 8,899 36.07 11.57 15.41
Stark Winnebago 250,884 252,913 0.81 20,580 25,142 22.17 8.2 9.94
Woodford 33,320 32,653 -2 1,806 2,278 26.14 5.42 6.98
ILLINOIS 11,427,393 11,430,602 0.03 1,230,541 1,326,731 7.82 10.77 11.61

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