White County is located in southeast Illinois. The County Seat is Carmi and the largest city is Carmi. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.whitecounty-il.gov/. The 2014 population estimate is 14,374 and the 2010 census population was 14,665. The land area is 494.77 square miles and there are 29.6 persons per square mile.
97.9% of the population is White, 0.6% 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 0.8% is two or more races. 85.4% have a high school degree or higher, and 14.3% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $72,200, there are 6,240 households, an average of 2.28 persons per household. The per capita income is $25,375, the median household income is $42,914, and 15.6% of the persons in White County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 1,249. Retail sales (in $1000) were $123,142, and sales per capita were $8,392.
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