Sangamon County is located in central Illinois. The County Seat is Springfield and the largest city is Springfield. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.co.sangamon.il.us/. The 2014 population estimate is 198,997 and the 2010 census population was 197,465. The land area is 868.30 square miles and there are 227.4 persons per square mile.
83.4% of the population is White, 12.2% is Black or African American, 2.1% is Hispanic or Latino, 1.9% is Asian, 0.2% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 2.3% is two or more races. 92% have a high school degree or higher, and 32.5% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $126,200, there are 82,807 households, an average of 2.35 persons per household. The per capita income is $29,974, the median household income is $55,449, and 14.2% of the persons in Sangamon County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 17,195. Retail sales (in $1000) were $2,862,623, and sales per capita were $14,768. The percentage of black-owned firms is 6%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 28.1%.
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