In law, an unincorporated area is a region of land, not governed by a local municipal corporation. Municipalities dissolve or disincorporate, which may happen if they become fiscally insolvent, services become the responsibility of a higher administration. Widespread unincorporated communities and areas are a distinguishing feature of the United States and Canada. In most other countries of the world, there are either no unincorporated areas at all, or these are rare. Unlike many other countries, Australia has only one level of local government beneath state and territorial governments. A local government area contains several towns and entire cities. Thus, aside from sparsely populated areas and a few other special cases all of Australia is part of an LGA. Unincorporated areas are in remote locations, cover vast areas or have small populations. Postal addresses in unincorporated areas, as in other parts of Australia use the suburb or locality names gazetted by the relevant state or territorial government.
Thus, there is any ambiguity regarding addresses in unincorporated areas. The Australian Capital Territory is in some sense an unincorporated area; the territorial government is directly responsible for matters carried out by local government. The far west and north of New South Wales constitutes the Unincorporated Far West Region, sparsely populated and warrants an elected council. A civil servant in the state capital manages such matters; the second unincorporated area of this state is Lord Howe Island. In the Northern Territory, 1.45% of the total area and 4.0% of the population are in unincorporated areas, including Unincorporated Top End Region, areas covered by the Darwin Rates Act—Nhulunbuy, Alyangula on Groote Eylandt in the northern region, Yulara in the southern region. In South Australia, 60% of the area is unincorporated and communities located within can receive municipal services provided by a state agency, the Outback Communities Authority. Victoria has 10 small unincorporated areas, which are either small islands directly administered by the state or ski resorts administered by state-appointed management boards.
Western Australia is exceptional in two respects. Firstly, the only remote area, unincorporated is the Abrolhos Islands, uninhabited and controlled by the WA Department of Fisheries. Secondly, the other unincorporated areas are A-class reserves either in, or close to, the Perth metropolitan area, namely Rottnest Island and Kings Park. In Canada, depending on the province, an unincorporated settlement is one that does not have a municipal council that governs over the settlement, it is but not always, part of a larger municipal government. This can range from small hamlets to large urbanized areas that are similar in size to towns and cities. For example, the urban service areas of Fort McMurray and Sherwood Park, of the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo and Strathcona County would be the fifth and sixth largest cities in Alberta if they were incorporated. In British Columbia, unincorporated settlements lie outside municipal boundaries and are administered directly by regional/county-level governments similar to the American system.
Unincorporated settlements with a population of between 100 and 1,000 residents may have the status of designated place in Canadian census data. In some provinces, large tracts of undeveloped wilderness or rural country are unorganized areas that fall directly under the provincial jurisdiction; some unincorporated settlements in such unorganized areas may have some types of municipal services provided to them by a quasi-governmental agency such as a local services board in Ontario. In New Brunswick where a significant population live in a Local Service District and services may come directly from the province; the entire area of the Czech Republic is divided into municipalities, with the only exception being 4 military areas. These are parts of the regions and do not form self-governing municipalities, but are rather governed by military offices, which are subordinate to the Ministry of Defense. † Brdy Military Area was abandoned by the Army in 2015 and converted into Landscape park, with its area being incorporated either into existing municipalities or municipalities newly established from the existing settlements.
The other four Military Areas were reduced in size in 2015 too. The decisions on whether the settlements join existing municipalities or form new ones are decided in plebiscites. Since Germany has no administrative level comparable to the townships of other countries, the vast majority of the country, close to 99%, is organized in municipalities consisting of multiple settlements which are not considered to be unincorporated; because these settlements lack a council of their own, there is an Ortsvorsteher / Ortsvorsteherin appointed by the municipal council, except in the smallest villages. In 2000, the number of unincorporated areas in Germany, called gemeindefreie Gebiete or singular gemeindefreies Gebiet, was 295 with a total area of 4,890.33 km² and around 1.4% of its territory. However
Royal is a village in Champaign County, United States. The population was 293 at the 2010 census. Royal is located at 40°11′36″N 87°58′23″W. According to the 2010 census, Royal has a total area of all land; as of the census of 2000, there were 279 people, 128 households, 81 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,239.9 people per square mile. There were 133 housing units at an average density of 591.1 per square mile. The racial makeup of the village was 100.00% White. There were 128 households out of which 24.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.9% were married couples living together, 6.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 36.7% were non-families. 32.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 21.9% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.18 and the average family size was 2.78. In the village, the population was spread out with 19.4% under the age of 18, 5.4% from 18 to 24, 28.7% from 25 to 44, 25.8% from 45 to 64, 20.8% who were 65 years of age or older.
The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females, there were 87.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.7 males. The median income for a household in the village was $47,188, the median income for a family was $60,833. Males had a median income of $39,167 versus $26,250 for females; the per capita income for the village was $22,019. None of the families and 0.6% of the population were living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 3.8% of those over 64. Royal, Illinois is a small village that in part consists of grain elevators at the intersection of a railroad and County Road 20. Nearly a hundred years ago, the people of St. John Lutheran Church decided to move their church building into town, to better serve current and future generations of people in the village of Royal. Not everyone wanted to move the church building. Nonetheless, having made the decision, the congregation came together and embraced the vision for a ministry within the village of Royal.
The people worked together for many hours to move their church home. The men and boys of the congregation deconstructed the church, brick by brick, transported the bricks from out in the country into the village of Royal. There, the congregation's women and older men painstakingly cleaned the mortar from the bricks to provide the building blocks for a new St. John Lutheran Church to serve the people of Royal; the church still stands today, with an average attendance of 200 people. In 1982, around the time of the town's centennial anniversary, people began to talk to one another about constructing a shared Community Building to benefit the current and future people of Royal. Hearkening back to the example of the members of St. John's, the wider community came together around the shared vision of a community of people living together; this vision was embodied in the concept of a Community Building. An apartment building in Champaign, Illinois needed to be demolished. Hearkening back to the example of the people of St. John Lutheran, the people gathered the bricks, worked together to clean the mortar from each brick.
The people built the new Community Building with these bricks, it was completed the year after the centennial. The building still stands today, is used by the people of Royal for personal and public events for as little as $85.00 for a small group. ChampaignCountyClerk.com. Village of Royal elected officials. DexKnows. Location of election polling place. United States Postal Service. Location of post office. ZipAtlas. Cities with the highest percentage of Germans in Illinois. CityData.com. Demographic statistics for Royal. Prairieview Schools. Home webpage for the middle school. St. John Lutheran Church. FamilyService.org. Royal Senior Citizen Social Group information page
A county seat is an administrative center, seat of government, or capital city of a county or civil parish. The term is used in Canada, Romania and the United States. County towns have a similar function in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland, in Jamaica. In most of the United States, counties are the political subdivisions of a state; the city, town, or populated place that houses county government is known as the seat of its respective county. The county legislature, county courthouse, sheriff's department headquarters, hall of records and correctional facility are located in the county seat though some functions may be located or conducted in other parts of the county if it is geographically large. A county seat is but not always, an incorporated municipality; the exceptions include the county seats of counties that have no incorporated municipalities within their borders, such as Arlington County, Virginia. Ellicott City, the county seat of Howard County, is the largest unincorporated county seat in the United States, followed by Towson, the county seat of Baltimore County, Maryland.
Some county seats may not be incorporated in their own right, but are located within incorporated municipalities. For example, Cape May Court House, New Jersey, though unincorporated, is a section of Middle Township, an incorporated municipality. In some of the colonial states, county seats include or included "Court House" as part of their name. In the Canadian provinces of Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, the term "shire town" is used in place of county seat. County seats in Taiwan are the administrative centers of the counties. There are 13 county seats in Taiwan, which are in the forms of county-administered city, urban township or rural township. Most counties have only one county seat. However, some counties in Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New York, Vermont have two or more county seats located on opposite sides of the county. An example is Harrison County, which lists both Biloxi and Gulfport as county seats; the practice of multiple county seat towns dates from the days.
There have been few efforts to eliminate the two-seat arrangement, since a county seat is a source of pride for the towns involved. There are 36 counties with multiple county seats in 11 states: Coffee County, Alabama St. Clair County, Alabama Arkansas County, Arkansas Carroll County, Arkansas Clay County, Arkansas Craighead County, Arkansas Franklin County, Arkansas Logan County, Arkansas Mississippi County, Arkansas Prairie County, Arkansas Sebastian County, Arkansas Yell County, Arkansas Columbia County, Georgia Lee County, Iowa Campbell County, Kentucky Kenton County, Kentucky Essex County, Massachusetts Middlesex County, Massachusetts Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bolivar County, Mississippi Carroll County, Mississippi Chickasaw County, Mississippi Harrison County, Mississippi Hinds County, Mississippi Jasper County, Mississippi Jones County, Mississippi Panola County, Mississippi Tallahatchie County, Mississippi Yalobusha County, Mississippi Jackson County, Missouri Hillsborough County, New Hampshire Seneca County, New York Bennington County, Vermont In New England, the town, not the county, is the primary division of local government.
Counties in this region have served as dividing lines for the states' judicial systems. Connecticut and Rhode Island have no county level of thus no county seats. In Vermont and Maine the county seats are designated shire towns. County government consists only of a Superior Court and Sheriff, both located in the respective shire town. Bennington County has two shire towns. In Massachusetts, most government functions which would otherwise be performed by county governments in other states are performed by town or city governments; as such, Massachusetts has dissolved many of its county governments, the state government now operates the registries of deeds and sheriff's offices in those counties. In Virginia, a county seat may be an independent city surrounded by, but not part of, the county of which it is the administrative center. Two counties in South Dakota have their county seat and government services centered in a neighboring county, their county-level services are provided by Fall River Tripp County, respectively.
In Louisiana, divided into parishes rather than counties, county seats are referred to as parish seats. Alaska is divided into boroughs rather than counties; the Unorganized Borough, which covers 49 % of Alaska's area, has equivalent. The state with the most counties is Texas, with 254, the state with the fewest counties is Delaware, with 3. County seat war Administrative center County town, administrative centres in Ireland and the UK Chef-lieu, administrative centres in Algeria, Luxembourg, France and Tunisia Municipality, equivalent to county in many c
Ogden is a village in Champaign County, United States. The population was 810 at the 2010 census. Ogden is located at 40°6′49″N 87°57′26″W. According to the 2010 census, Ogden has a total area of all land; as of the census of 2000, there were 743 people, 275 households, 207 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,311.2 people per square mile. There were 285 housing units at an average density of 502.9/sq mi. The racial makeup of the village was 99.19% White, 0.27% African American, 0.13% Native American, 0.40% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.21% of the population. There were 275 households out of which 41.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.7% were married couples living together, 10.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 24.4% were non-families. 19.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.8% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.70 and the average family size was 3.11.
In the village, the population was spread out with 31.0% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 30.8% from 25 to 44, 19.7% from 45 to 64, 11.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females, there were 103.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.3 males. The median income for a household in the village was $45,083, the median income for a family was $48,125. Males had a median income of $36,250 versus $24,327 for females; the per capita income for the village was $19,679. About 2.5% of families and 3.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.1% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over
Champaign County, Illinois
Champaign County is a county in the U. S. state of Illinois. As of the 2010 census, its population was 201,081, making it the 10th-most populous county in Illinois, its county seat is Urbana. Champaign County is part of the Champaign -- IL Metropolitan Statistical Area; the twin cities of Urbana and Champaign are the only cities in the county, they nearly surround the campus of the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign. Champaign County was organized in 1833, having been a part of Vermilion County; the county and county seat were named for Champaign County and Urbana, Ohio the homeplace of the Illinois legislator who sponsored the bill to create the county. The development of the county was furthered by the arrival of the Chicago Branch of the Illinois Central Railroad, more by the establishment of the land-grant university; the county got an airport and a mass transit district. The northern part of the county experienced an economic and demographic setback with the closing of Chanute Air Training Center in the 1990s.
In the 2004 Presidential election, it was one of only 15 of the 102 Illinois counties where John Kerry received a majority of the vote. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 998 square miles, of which 996 square miles is land and 2.1 square miles is water. It is the fifth-largest county in Illinois by land area; because Champaign County is situated on a large and flat plateau, it had no natural drainage, so that much of the County consisted of wetlands until drainage ditches were built, beginning in the 1870s. This was an example of an upland marsh, which resulted in a high incidence of malaria before the late nineteenth century; the topography of Champaign County was formed by the Wisconsin Glacier about 20,000 years before the present. Lobes of ice from what is now Lake Michigan crossed the county, creating a deep pile of glacial soil, up to 300 feet thick, topped by numerous moraines forming small, flat watersheds with no outlets. Champaign County is situated on the divide between the Mississippi Rivers.
Rivers flow out of Champaign County to the east and south. The Kaskaskia River has its origin to the northwest of Champaign, draining the western side of that City; the Kaskaskia flows toward the southwest, joining the Mississippi south of Missouri. The Embarras River, on the other hand, drains the south-central portion of the Champaign–Urbana metropolitan area, originating in southeastern Champaign and flowing through the experimental fields on the southern part of the campus of the University of Illinois; the Embarras is a tributary to the Wabash Ohio River systems. The northeast corner of Champaign, the central portion of the University campus, the northern part of Urbana are drained by the Boneyard Creek, which flows into the Saline Ditch, a tributary of the Vermilion and Wabash rivers. Ford County – north Vermilion County – east Edgar County – southeast Douglas County – south Piatt County – west McLean County – northwest The following public-use airports are located in the county: University of Illinois Willard Airport – Champaign–Urbana Rantoul National Aviation Center – Rantoul Frasca Field – Urbana Passenger trains operated by Amtrak connect Champaign along the old Illinois Central route, operating between Chicago and either Carbondale or New Orleans.
In August 2018, the Champaign County Board voted to approve solar farms on certain agricultural properties. Solar farms use photovoltaic energy, energy produced by cells that generate electricity when they are hit by light; the board approved solar farms in AG-2 agricultural zoning districts. In order to make the solar farms, developers must obtain a special permit from the county board first; as of August 24, at least seven applications to build farms were submitted. In recent years, average temperatures in the county seat of Urbana have ranged from a low of 16 °F in January to a high of 85 °F in July, although a record low of −25 °F was recorded in January 1999 and a record high of 109 °F was recorded in July 1954. Average monthly precipitation ranged from 1.90 inches in January to 4.80 inches in May. As of the 2010 census, there were 201,081 people, 80,665 households, 42,737 families residing in the county; the population density was 201.8 inhabitants per square mile. There were 87,569 housing units at an average density of 87.9 per square mile.
The racial makeup of the county was 73.4% white, 12.4% black or African American, 8.9% Asian, 0.3% American Indian, 0.1% Pacific islander, 2.2% from other races, 2.7% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 5.3% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 23.9% were German, 12.2% were Irish, 11.5% were American, 8.9% were English. Of the 80,665 households, 25.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.7% were married couples living together, 9.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 47.0% were non-families, 33.2% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.29 and the average family size was 2.95. The median age was 28.9 years. The median income for a household in the county was $45,262 and the median income for a family was $65,785. Males had a median income of $45,823 versus $35,321 for females; the per capita income for the county was $24,553. About 9.7% of families and 20.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.2% of those under age 18 and 8.3% of those age 65 or over.
The Champaign County Economic Development Corporation produced a 2009 County
Fisher is a village in Champaign County, United States, founded in 1875. The population was 1,881 at the 2010 census. Fisher is located at 40°18′57″N 88°20′55″W. According to the 2010 census, Fisher has a total area of all land; as of the census of 2000, there were 1,647 people, 630 households, 469 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,660.4 people per square mile. There were 667 housing units at an average density of 672.4 per square mile. The racial makeup of the village was 98.85% White, 0.24% Native American, 0.18% from other races, 0.73% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.30% of the population. There were 630 households out of which 37.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.1% were married couples living together, 8.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 25.4% were non-families. 21.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.2% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 3.06.
In the village, the population was spread out with 28.7% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 30.3% from 25 to 44, 20.0% from 45 to 64, 14.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females, there were 97.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.7 males. The median income for a household in the village was $41,891, the median income for a family was $50,050. Males had a median income of $33,125 versus $21,167 for females; the per capita income for the village was $18,262. About 3.7% of families and 3.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.8% of those under age 18 and 1.0% of those age 65 or over. The community is served by the Fisher Community Unit School District; the public schools are Fisher Grade School and the Fisher Junior/Senior High School, whose mascot is the Fisher "Bunnie." The Bunnies offer six girls' sports, seven boys' sports and two co-ed sports at the senior high-school level and six competitive sports for junior-high students.
Village of Fisher
Rantoul is a village in Champaign County, United States. The population was 12,941 at the 2010 census; the community was named after Robert Rantoul, Jr. a U. S. representative from Massachusetts, a director of the Illinois Central Railroad. Rantoul was laid out in 1854 for the Illinois Central Railroad by John Penfield. A post office was established in 1856 as Rantoul Station. In 1917, Rantoul was chosen by the United States Army to be the site of Chanute Field, due to its proximity to the Illinois Central railroad and the War Department’s ground school at the University of Illinois. In the 1930s, Chanute Field grew, dominating the local economy as thousands of airmen were stationed there to train recruits. Renamed Chanute Air Force Base after World War II, it was closed in 1993, but was reoccupied by the Octave Chanute Aerospace Museum, permanently closed on December 30, 2015, the Rantoul National Aviation Center. Rantoul's economy has taken a sharp decline due to the base's closing, from which it has never recovered.
The book Eye of the Storm: Chanute Closes by Katy B. Podagrosi tells the story of this period. Rantoul is located at 40°18′17″N 88°9′7″W. According to the 2010 census, Rantoul has a total area of 8.259 square miles, of which 8.15 square miles is land and 0.109 square miles is water. As of the census of 2000, there were 12,857 people, 5,330 households, 3,367 families residing in the village; the population density was 1,776.5 people per square mile. There were 6,161 housing units at an average density of 851.3 per square mile. The racial makeup of the village was 76.69% White, 16.88% African American, 0.47% Native American, 1.75% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.89% from other races, 3.27% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.69% of the population. There were 5,330 households out of which 33.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.9% were married couples living together, 15.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 36.8% were non-families. 30.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.2% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older.
The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 3.02. In the village, the population was spread out with 28.6% under the age of 18, 9.5% from 18 to 24, 32.2% from 25 to 44, 18.2% from 45 to 64, 11.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females, there were 91.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.7 males. The median income for a household in the village was $36,904, the median income for a family was $43,543. Males had a median income of $32,440 versus $22,382 for females; the per capita income for the village was $17,948. About 8.5% of families and 10.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.7% of those under age 18 and 4.6% of those age 65 or over. Amtrak, the national passenger rail system, provides service to Rantoul. Amtrak Train 391, the southbound Saluki, is scheduled to depart Rantoul at 11:10am daily with service to Champaign-Urbana, Effingham, Centralia, Du Quoin, Carbondale. Amtrak Train 393, the southbound Illini, is scheduled to depart Rantoul at 6:00pm daily serving the same points as the southbound Saluki.
Amtrak Train 390, the northbound Saluki, is scheduled to depart Rantoul at 10:27am daily with service to Gilman, Kankakee and Chicago. Amtrak Train 887, the northbound Illini, is scheduled to depart Rantoul at 7:02pm daily serving the same points as the northbound Saluki. Rantoul National Aviation Center Don Branson, auto racer Sean Bubin, offensive lineman of the Detroit Lions and New England Patriots ) Michelle Franzen and radio reporter, graduated from Rantoul Township High School Darren W. McDew, U. S. Air Force general Greg McMahon, special teams coordinator for the New Orleans Saints. Adrian Pillars, sculptor Jheri Redding, chemist, hair care products entrepreneur and businessman. Alan Ritchson, actor most known for Blue Mountain State Blake Schilb, professional basketball player, playing for Red Star Belgrade Craig Vetter, innovative designer of motorcycles and motorcycle accessories, inducted into the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame in 1999 Illinois Skydiving Center, a major center of that sport, located in nearby Flatville.
Octave Chanute Aerospace Museum, detailing the history of Flight, Military Aviation, Chanute Air Force Base, located on the old Base. Closed in 2015. Korean War Veterans Museum, a Museum under construction detailing the history of the Korean War, located on the old Base. Rantoul Theater Group, offering drama and musical live entertainment Rantoul Township High School, the only high school in Rantoul and stands as its own district. RTHS serves students from Rantoul, Thomasboro and the surrounding rural area. More information is provided through the provided link; the University of Illinois football scrimmage game is held at the high school field in August. St. Malachy Grade School a Catholic Grade School in Rantoul, IL. Rantoul City Schools District 137 is a Pre-K-8 District with Grade Level Centers, made up of 5 schools: Eastlawn, Pleasant Acres, Broadmeadow and Eater. Lincoln's ChalleNGe Academy In 1993, the Center for Strategic and International Studies published a study entitled, Forging a Military Youth Corps.
That same year, acting upon the studies recommendations, provided funding in the 1993 Defense Authorization Act for the N