Kane County is located in northeast Illinois. The County Seat is Geneva and the largest city is Aurora. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.countyofkane.org/. The 2014 population estimate is 527,306 and the 2010 census population was 515,302. The land area is 520.06 square miles and there are 990.8 persons per square mile.
87.2% of the population is White, 6% is Black or African American, 31.2% is Hispanic or Latino, 3.9% is Asian, 1% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.7% is two or more races. 82.8% have a high school degree or higher, and 31.7% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $223,100, there are 170,358 households, an average of 3.01 persons per household. The per capita income is $30,082, the median household income is $69,530, and 11.1% of the persons in Kane County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 38,586. Retail sales (in $1000) were $5,688,267, and sales per capita were $11,482. The percentage of black-owned firms is 4.1%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 29.9%.
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