Menard County is located in central Illinois. The County Seat is Petersburg and the largest city is Petersburg. The Official Web Site is located at http://menardcountyil.com/. The 2014 population estimate is 12,570 and the 2010 census population was 12,705. The land area is 314.44 square miles and there are 40.4 persons per square mile.
97.1% of the population is White, 1.1% is Black or African American, 1.2% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.3% 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. 92.5% have a high school degree or higher, and 22.1% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $119,100, there are 5,071 households, an average of 2.47 persons per household. The per capita income is $28,330, the median household income is $58,190, and 9.8% of the persons in Menard County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 1,128. Retail sales (in $1000) were $68,939, and sales per capita were $5,507.
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