Randolph County is located in southwestern Illinois. The County Seat is Chester and the largest city is Chester. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.randolphco.org/. The 2014 population estimate is 32,869 and the 2010 census population was 33,476. The land area is 575.50 square miles and there are 58.2 persons per square mile.
88.2% of the population is White, 10% is Black or African American, 2.8% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.4% is Asian, 0.2% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1% is two or more races. 82.2% have a high school degree or higher, and 11.8% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $92,100, there are 11,889 households, an average of 2.50 persons per household. The per capita income is $21,976, the median household income is $47,427, and 12.4% of the persons in Randolph County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 2,250. Retail sales (in $1000) were $332,305, and sales per capita were $10,123. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 33.6%.
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