Calhoun County is located in west-central Illinois. The County Seat is Hardin and the largest city is Hardin. The 2014 population estimate is 4,956 and the 2010 census population was 5,089. The land area is 253.83 square miles and there are 20 persons per square mile.
98.8% of the population is White, 0.3% is Black or African American, 1% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.3% is Asian, 0.2% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 0.4% is two or more races. 89% have a high school degree or higher, and 14.4% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $112,300, there are 2,061 households, an average of 2.41 persons per household. The per capita income is $26,924, the median household income is $50,436, and 11.9% of the persons in Calhoun County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was unavailable. Retail sales (in $1000) were $22,307, and sales per capita were $4,376.
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