Henderson County is located in west-central Illinois. The County Seat is Oquawka and the largest city is Oquawka. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.hendersoncountyedc.com/. The 2014 population estimate is 6,916 and the 2010 census population was 7,328. The land area is 378.87 square miles and there are 19.3 persons per square mile.
97.8% of the population is White, 0.4% is Black or African American, 1.2% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.3% is Asian, 0.3% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.1% is two or more races. 88.4% have a high school degree or higher, and 15.7% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $83,700, there are 3,202 households, an average of 2.22 persons per household. The per capita income is $25,902, the median household income is $49,389, and 11.3% of the persons in Henderson County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 604. Retail sales (in $1000) were $26,145, and sales per capita were $3,462.
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