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Vermilion County, Illinois

Vermilion County is a county located in the U.S. State of Illinois. As of 2000, the population is 83,919. Its county seat is Danville, Illinois6.

Geography According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,337 km² (902 mi²). 2,329 km² (899 mi²) of it is land and 8 km² (3 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.34% water.

Demographics As of the census of 2000, there are 83,919 people, 33,406 households, and 22,315 families residing in the county. The population density is 36/km² (93/mi²). There are 36,349 housing units at an average density of 16/km² (40/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 85.84% White, 10.58% African American, 0.22% Native American, 0.59% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.44% from other races, and 1.30% from two or more races. 2.98% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 33,406 households out of which 30.10% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.60% are married couples living together, 12.20% have a female householder with no husband present, and 33.20% are non-families. 28.90% of all households are made up of individuals and 13.50% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.42 and the average family size is 2.96.

In the county the population is spread out with 25.00% under the age of 18, 8.40% from 18 to 24, 27.20% from 25 to 44, 23.40% from 45 to 64, and 16.00% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 38 years. For every 100 females there are 96.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 94.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $34,071, and the median income for a family is $41,553. Males have a median income of $32,305 versus $22,210 for females. The per capita income for the county is $16,787. 13.30% of the population and 9.70% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 18.90% are under the age of 18 and 9.20% are 65 or older.

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