Iroquois County is located in northeast Illinois. The County Seat is Watseka and the largest city is Watseka. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.co.iroquois.il.us/. The 2014 population estimate is 28,879 and the 2010 census population was 29,718. The land area is 1,117.32 square miles and there are 26.6 persons per square mile.
96.9% of the population is White, 1% is Black or African American, 6.2% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.6% is Asian, 0.3% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.1% is two or more races. 88.3% have a high school degree or higher, and 14.6% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $96,500, there are 11,892 households, an average of 2.42 persons per household. The per capita income is $25,098, the median household income is $47,079, and 13.7% of the persons in Iroquois County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 2,722. Retail sales (in $1000) were $265,444, and sales per capita were $8,843. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 23.7%.
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