Stephenson County is located in northwest Illinois. The County Seat is Freeport and the largest city is Freeport. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.co.stephenson.il.us/. The 2014 population estimate is 46,435 and the 2010 census population was 47,711. The land area is 564.52 square miles and there are 84.5 persons per square mile.
87% of the population is White, 9.5% is Black or African American, 3.3% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.7% is Asian, 0.2% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 2.5% is two or more races. 89.5% have a high school degree or higher, and 17.9% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $101,800, there are 19,408 households, an average of 2.40 persons per household. The per capita income is $23,350, the median household income is $43,472, and 15.9% of the persons in Stephenson County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 3,662. Retail sales (in $1000) were $480,551, and sales per capita were $10,285. The percentage of black-owned firms is 2.3%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 0%.
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