Richland County is located in southeast Illinois. The County Seat is Olney and the largest city is Quincy. The Official Web Site is located at http://richlandclerk.com/. The 2014 population estimate is 16,061 and the 2010 census population was 16,233. The land area is 359.99 square miles and there are 45.1 persons per square mile.
97.1% of the population is White, 0.6% is Black or African American, 1.4% is Hispanic or Latino, 1.1% is Asian, 0.2% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1% is two or more races. 90.6% have a high school degree or higher, and 20.4% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $78,100, there are 6,620 households, an average of 2.41 persons per household. The per capita income is $23,621, the median household income is $44,070, and 14.2% of the persons in Richland County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 1,481. Retail sales (in $1000) were $161,489, and sales per capita were $10,346. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 21.6%.
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