Knox County is located in northwest Illinois. The County Seat is Galesburg and the largest city is Galesburg. The Official Web Site is located at http://co.knox.il.us/. The 2014 population estimate is 52,069 and the 2010 census population was 52,919. The land area is 716.40 square miles and there are 73.9 persons per square mile.
88.6% of the population is White, 7.9% is Black or African American, 5.2% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.8% is Asian, 0.4% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 2.4% is two or more races. 85.9% have a high school degree or higher, and 17% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $81,100, there are 21,481 households, an average of 2.25 persons per household. The per capita income is $22,093, the median household income is $40,667, and 16.7% of the persons in Knox County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 3,333. Retail sales (in $1000) were $681,371, and sales per capita were $13,120. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 32%.
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