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Woodford County, Illinois
Map of Illinois highlighting Woodford County
Location in the state of Illinois
Map of the U.S. highlighting Illinois
Illinois's location in the U.S.
Founded 1841
Seat Eureka
Largest city Eureka
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

543 sq mi (1,406 km²)
528 sq mi (1,367 km²)
15 sq mi (38 km²), 2.73%
 - (2000)
 - Density

67/sq mi (26/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5

Woodford County is a county located in the state of Illinois, USA. As of 2000, the population was 35,469. Its county seat is Eureka6.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,406 km² (543 sq mi). 1,367 km² (528 sq mi) of it is land and 38 km² (15 sq mi) of it (2.73%) is water.

Adjacent Counties[]


Woodford County was formed in 1841 out of Tazewell and McLean Counties. The County was named for Woodford County, which was named for General William Woodford, who was with General George Washington at Valley Forge.


Historical populations
Census Pop.
1900 21,822
1910 20,506 −6.0%
1920 19,340 −5.7%
1930 18,792 −2.8%
1940 19,124 1.8%
1950 21,335 11.6%
1960 24,579 15.2%
1970 28,012 14.0%
1980 33,320 18.9%
1990 32,653 −2.0%
2000 35,469 8.6%
IL Counties 1900-1990

As of the census² of 2000, there were 35,469 people, 12,797 households, and 9,802 families residing in the county. The population density was 26/km² (67/sq mi). There were 13,487 housing units at an average density of 10/km² (26/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 98.47% White, 0.25% Black or African American, 0.17% Native American, 0.31% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.14% from other races, and 0.65% from two or more races. 0.68% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 12,797 households out of which 35.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.50% were married couples living together, 6.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.40% were non-families. 20.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.69 and the average family size was 3.12.

In the county the population was spread out with 26.70% under the age of 18, 8.70% from 18 to 24, 26.20% from 25 to 44, 23.60% from 45 to 64, and 14.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 95.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $51,394, and the median income for a family was $58,305. Males had a median income of $42,150 versus $25,251 for females. The per capita income for the county was $21,956. About 2.90% of families and 4.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.80% of those under age 18 and 4.20% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns[]

Coordinates: 40°47′N 89°13′W / 40.79, -89.21

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