Jersey County is located in west-central Illinois. The County Seat is Jerseyville and the largest city is Jerseyville. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.jerseycounty-il.us/. The 2014 population estimate is 22,571 and the 2010 census population was 22,985. The land area is 369.27 square miles and there are 62.2 persons per square mile.
97.5% of the population is White, 0.6% is Black or African American, 1.2% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.4% is Asian, 0.3% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.2% is two or more races. 88.3% have a high school degree or higher, and 16.2% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $117,900, there are 8,752 households, an average of 2.50 persons per household. The per capita income is $25,467, the median household income is $53,954, and 7.6% of the persons in Jersey County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 2,278. Retail sales (in $1000) were $250,326, and sales per capita were $11,186. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 30.6%.
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