Jo Daviess County is located in northwest Illinois. The County Seat is Galena and the largest city is Galena. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.jodaviess.org/. The 2014 population estimate is 22,254 and the 2010 census population was 22,677. The land area is 601.09 square miles and there are 37.7 persons per square mile.
97.9% of the population is White, 0.5% is Black or African American, 3.1% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.5% is Asian, 0.2% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 0.9% is two or more races. 91.9% have a high school degree or higher, and 23.7% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $138,000, there are 9,616 households, an average of 2.33 persons per household. The per capita income is $29,675, the median household income is $50,817, and 9.5% of the persons in Jo Daviess County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 2,655. Retail sales (in $1000) were $310,735, and sales per capita were $14,017. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 23%.
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