Keyesport is a village in Bond and Clinton counties, United States. The population was 420 at the 2010 census. Keyesport was named in honor of Thomas Keyes, it is on the boundary between Clinton Bond counties. It was incorporated as a village in 1887. Keyesport is located at 38°44′27″N 89°16′37″W; the town is situated on the western shore of Carlyle Lake. According to the 2010 census, Keyesport has a total area of 0.677 square miles, of which 0.66 square miles is land and 0.017 square miles is water. As of the census of 2000, there were 481 people, 212 households, 132 families residing in the village; the population density was 1,193.7 people per square mile. There were 274 housing units at an average density of 680.0 per square mile. The racial makeup of the village was 98.96% White, 0.42% Native American, 0.21% Asian, 0.42% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.62% of the population. There were 212 households out of which 22.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.4% were married couples living together, 7.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 37.3% were non-families.
31.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.5% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.27 and the average family size was 2.85. In the village, the age distribution of the population shows 20.8% under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 24.5% from 25 to 44, 25.6% from 45 to 64, 20.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females, there were 106.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.5 males. The median income for a household in the village was $22,679, the median income for a family was $31,875. Males had a median income of $31,875 versus $18,250 for females; the per capita income for the village was $14,028. About 10.9% of families and 17.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 35.7% of those under age 18 and 11.4% of those age 65 or over. Wilbur Clark and owner of Desert Inn hotel and casino in Las Vegas Frank Harter, pitcher for the Cincinnati Reds and Indianapolis Hoosiers
Clinton County, Illinois
Clinton County is a county located in the U. S. state of Illinois. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 37,762, its county seat is Carlyle. In 1960, the United States Census Bureau placed the mean center of U. S. population in Clinton County. Clinton County is part of MO-IL Metropolitan Statistical Area. In 1805, prior to the establishment of the county, the territorial government established a post road from its capital to St. Louis, passing through the county. In 1808 a wagon road was laid out through the future Clinton County, it extended from the Goshen Settlement to the Ohio salt works and crossed the Kaskaskia River at Carlyle. Clinton County was created on 27 December 1824, from portions of Washington and Bond Counties, it was named for the seventh Governor of DeWitt Clinton, who helped build the Erie Canal. Crossing the Kaskaskia became much easier when the bridge now known as the General Dean Suspension Bridge was built in 1859, at a cost of $40,000. Before the bridge was constructed, crossings involved a mud bridge.
The Illinois General Assembly set aside $20,000 for bridge restoration in 1951, in 1953 the bridge was named after William F. Dean. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 503 square miles, of which 474 square miles is land and 29 square miles is water. Eldon Hazlet State Recreation Area and South Shore State Park are in Clinton County, its southern border is the Kaskaskia River. In recent years, average temperatures in the county seat of Carlyle have ranged from a low of 19 °F in January to a high of 88 °F in July, although a record low of −22 °F was recorded in January 1994 and a record high of 104 °F was recorded in July 1980. Average monthly precipitation ranged from 2.17 inches in January to 4.44 inches in June. As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 37,762 people, 14,005 households, 9,760 families residing in the county; the population density was 79.7 inhabitants per square mile. There were 15,311 housing units at an average density of 32.3 per square mile.
The racial makeup of the county was 93.4% white, 3.5% black or African American, 0.4% Asian, 0.2% American Indian, 1.2% from other races, 1.1% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 2.8% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 54.8% were German, 9.8% were Irish, 5.8% were English, 5.6% were American. Of the 14,005 households, 32.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.5% were married couples living together, 8.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 30.3% were non-families, 25.1% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.02. The median age was 39.3 years. The median income for a household in the county was $55,278 and the median income for a family was $66,682. Males had a median income of $45,119 versus $34,051 for females; the per capita income for the county was $25,392. About 5.2% of families and 7.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.2% of those under age 18 and 5.7% of those age 65 or over.
As part of German Catholic Central Illinois, nineteenth-century Clinton County was opposed to the “Yankee” Civil War and the Northern Illinois residents who supported it and the Republican Party. The county was solidly Democratic for the six decades after the Civil War, turning Republican only due to opposition to Woodrow Wilson’s post-World War I policies towards Germany, its first flirt with Republicanism was short-lived: in 1924 Clinton was the nation's southeasternmost county – and the solitary one in Illinois – to give a plurality to Robert M. La Follette Sr. and in 1928 its residents voted powerfully for coreligionist Al Smith despite a landslide loss nationally. 1936, despite a landslide win for Franklin D. Roosevelt, saw Clinton County, like many other German Catholic counties in the Midwest, show a more permanent trend away from the Democratic Party: owing to a strong vote for Union Party candidate William Lemke, Roosevelt only won a plurality, with powerful local opposition to World War II Wendell Willkie and Thomas E. Dewey won over 62 percent of the county's vote in the two elections held whilst World War II was in progress.
Since only Catholic John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson during his 1964 landslide have obtained a majority in the county for the Democratic Party, although county namesake Bill Clinton did win pluralities in both 1992 and 1996. Since 2000, opposition to the Democratic Party's liberal views on social issues has caused a powerful swing towards the Republican Party: Donald Trump won the county against namesake Hillary Clinton by 48.6 percent in 2016 – the worst performance by a Democrat. National Register of Historic Places listings in Clinton County, Illinois Specific General Official website Clinton County IL Genealogy Web Project
Madison is a city in Madison and St. Clair counties in the U. S. state of Illinois. The population was 3,891 at the 2010 census, it is home to the first Bulgarian Orthodox church in the United States. Madison was founded in 1820. There have been three villages named Madison. Madison is located at 38°41′1″N 90°9′4″W. According to the 2010 census, Madison has a total area of 17.181 square miles, of which 14.55 square miles is land and 2.631 square miles is water. As of the census of 2000, there were 4,545 people, 1,881 households, 1,117 families residing in the city; the population density was 648.3 people per square mile. There were 2,322 housing units at an average density of 331.2 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 55.36% White, 42.13% African American, 0.29% Native American, 0.11% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.92% from other races, 1.17% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.96% of the population. There were 1,881 households out of which 29.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 31.2% were married couples living together, 22.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 40.6% were non-families.
34.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.7% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 3.13. In the city, the age distribution of the population shows 29.8% under the age of 18, 8.6% from 18 to 24, 26.8% from 25 to 44, 19.2% from 45 to 64, 15.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females, there were 96.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.4 males. The median income for a household in the city was $24,828, the median income for a family was $29,926. Males had a median income of $27,363 versus $21,250 for females; the per capita income for the city was $13,090. About 19.6% of families and 24.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 35.4% of those under age 18 and 12.0% of those age 65 or over. Chain of Rocks Bridge over the Mississippi River George Becker, president of United Steelworkers 1993-2001 Sam Harshaney, catcher for the St. Louis Browns Donnie Freeman, basketball player at Illinois and in ABA and NBA City of Madison official website Reynolds, Francis J. ed..
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Madison County, Illinois
Madison County is a county in the U. S. state of Illinois. According to the 2010 census, it had a population of 269,282; the county seat is Edwardsville, its largest city is Granite City. Madison County is part of the Metro-East region of the St. Louis, MO-IL Metropolitan Statistical Area; the pre-Columbian city of Cahokia Mounds. Edwardsville is home to Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. To the north, Alton is known for its American Civil War-era history, it is the home of Southern Illinois University Dental School. Godfrey, the village named for Captain Benjamin Godfrey, offers Lewis and Clark Community College the Monticello Female Seminary. Madison County was established on September 14, 1812, it was named for President James Madison. At the time of its formation, Madison County included all of the modern State of Illinois north of St. Louis, as well as all of Wisconsin, part of Minnesota, Michigan's Upper Peninsula. In the late 19th century, Madison County became an industrial region, in the 20th century was known first for Graniteware, for its steel mills, oil refineries, other heavy industries.
The county had a large working population, the county and surrounding area was a center of strength for the Democratic Party. Industrial restructuring reduced the population; the county now is part of semi-rural, sparsely populated east of the St. Louis metropolitan area, as is neighboring St. Clair County. In 2009, the EPA issued an air pollution report that ranked Madison County as the county with the second-highest cancer risk in the country due to air pollution, second only to Los Angeles County, California. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 741 square miles, of which 716 square miles is land and 25 square miles is water. Madison County is on the Mississippi River. In recent years, average temperatures in the county seat of Edwardsville have ranged from a low of 19 °F in January to a high of 90 °F in July, although a record low of −27 °F was recorded in January 1977 and a record high of 114 °F was recorded in July 2012. Average monthly precipitation ranged from 1.99 inches in January to 4.24 inches in May.
Climate Zone 4A per the International Energy Conservation Code. Madison County Transit serves 85 miles of bike trails; as of the 2010 census, there were 269,282 people, 108,094 households, 71,756 families residing in the county. The population density was 376.3 inhabitants per square mile. There were 117,106 housing units at an average density of 163.7 per square mile. The racial makeup of the county was 88.2% white, 7.9% black or African American, 0.8% Asian, 0.2% American Indian, 0.9% from other races, 1.8% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 2.7% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 32.7% were German, 14.9% were Irish, 10.5% were English, 7.5% were American, 5.7% were Italian. Of the 108,094 households, 31.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.3% were married couples living together, 12.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 33.6% were non-families, 26.8% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 2.98.
The median age was 38.6 years. The median income for a household in the county was $51,941 and the median income for a family was $64,630. Males had a median income of $50,355 versus $35,543 for females; the per capita income for the county was $26,127. About 9.1% of families and 12.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.3% of those under age 18 and 6.6% of those age 65 or over. Holiday Shores Mitchell Rosewood Heights Madison County is divided into twenty-four townships: Like much of southern Illinois, Madison County was a predominantly Democratic area for much of its history, but in recent elections has been moving towards the Republicans. Mitt Romney narrowly carried the county in the 2012 presidential election, becoming the first Republican presidential nominee to do so since 1984. In 2016, Donald Trump carried the largest share of the vote for any presidential candidate since 1972; the county supported the Republican candidates for governor in 2010 and 2014. National Register of Historic Places listings in Madison County, Illinois The Invincible Thieves Madison County website A History of Madison County Illinois Madison Historical: The Online Encyclopedia and Digital Archive for Madison County, Illinois
O'Fallon is a city in St. Clair County, United States; the 2010 census listed the population at 28,281. The city is the third largest city in Southern Illinois. Scott Air Force Base is nearby. Like its namesake in St. Charles County, Missouri, O'Fallon is part of the St. Louis Metropolitan Statistical Area; this makes O'Fallon one of the few pairs of like-named municipalities to be part of the same MSA. Founded in 1854, O'Fallon's namesake comes from Colonel John O'Fallon, a wealthy gentleman from St. Louis. In downtown O'Fallon, a Baltimore and Ohio Railroad railroad depot was built, which helped put O'Fallon on the map. City lots were platted and sold at a public auction on May 18, 1854. A post office was established the following year and the city began attracting German settlers looking for fertile farming land. On January 27, 1874, O'Fallon was incorporated as a village. On March 14, 1905, the citizens voted for a change to the city form of government. Since its founding, O'Fallon has gained population every year except 1930, when the census showed a net loss of six residents.
The city center is two miles east of the intersection of Interstate 64 and U. S. Route 50. Suburban growth in O'Fallon expanded during the 1980s and following the expansion of Interstate 64 in the 1990s. Subdivisions include Thornbury Hill, Nolin Creek Estates, Fairwood Hills, Deer Creek, Forest Hills, Fairwood East. O'Fallon Township High School's main campus at 600 South Smiley Street has undergone numerous additions over the past decades to ease overcrowding, including the creation of the separate 9th Grade Milburn Campus. A new city hall was completed in 1996. April 2, 2006 Central United States tornado outbreak City Hall's event calendar May - Memorial Day To Honor Those Who Gave their lives in service of the nation November – Veterans Day Celebration at O'Fallon Veterans Monument. Elementary School Laverna Evans Elementary School Marie Schaefer Elementary School Edward A. Fulton Junior High School Amelia V. Carriel Junior High School O'Fallon Central School District #104 O'Fallon Township High School District #203 O'Fallon Township High SchoolPrivate schoolsNew Enterprise Academy Discovery School St. Clare Catholic School First Baptist Academy O'Fallon is located at 38°35′N 89°54′W.
O'Fallon is: 5 mi from Scott Air Force Base 7 mi from Lindenwood University – Belleville 10 mi from McKendree University and 17 mi from St. Louis, MissouriAccording to the 2010 census, the city has a total area of 14.48 square miles, of which 14.35 square miles is land and 0.12 square miles is water. As of the census of 2010, there were 28,281 people, 8,310 households, 6,016 families residing in the city; the population density was 1,970/sq mi. There were 8,310 housing units at an average density of 580/sq mi; the racial makeup of the city was 82.67% White, 11.99% African American, 0.23% Native American, 2.47% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 0.79% from other races, 1.77% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.23% of the population. There were 8,310 households out of which 39.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.0% were married couples living together, 10.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 27.6% were non-families. 23.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.2% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older.
The average household size was 2.62 and the average family size was 3.13. In the city, the population was spread out with 28.3% under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 32.2% from 25 to 44, 22.7% from 45 to 64, 8.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females, there were 93.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.1 males. The median income for a household in the city was $55,927, the median income for a family was $66,262. Males had a median income of $46,303 versus $30,158 for females; the per capita income for the city was $24,821. About 4.1% of families and 5.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.0% of those under age 18 and 7.9% of those age 65 or over. Bob Cryder, professional football player Bernie Fuchs, illustrator William Holden, Academy Award-winning actor City of O'Fallon O'Fallon Chamber of Commerce
A metropolitan area, sometimes referred to as a metro area or commuter belt, is a region consisting of a densely populated urban core and its less-populated surrounding territories, sharing industry and housing. A metro area comprises multiple jurisdictions and municipalities: neighborhoods, boroughs, towns, suburbs, districts and nations like the eurodistricts; as social and political institutions have changed, metropolitan areas have become key economic and political regions. Metropolitan areas include one or more urban areas, as well as satellite cities and intervening rural areas that are socioeconomically tied to the urban core measured by commuting patterns. In the United States, the concept of the metropolitan statistical area has gained prominence. Metropolitan areas may themselves be part of larger megalopolises. For urban centres outside metropolitan areas, that generate a similar attraction at smaller scale for their region, the concept of the regiopolis and regiopolitan area or regio was introduced by German professors in 2006.
In the United States, the term micropolitan statistical area is used. A metropolitan area combines an urban agglomeration with zones not urban in character, but bound to the center by employment or other commerce; these outlying zones are sometimes known as a commuter belt, may extend well beyond the urban zone, to other political entities. For example, New York on Long Island is considered part of the New York metropolitan area. In practice, the parameters of metropolitan areas, in both official and unofficial usage, are not consistent. Sometimes they are little different from an urban area, in other cases they cover broad regions that have little relation to a single urban settlement. Population figures given for one metro area can vary by millions. There has been no significant change in the basic concept of metropolitan areas since its adoption in 1950, although significant changes in geographic distributions have occurred since and more are expected; because of the fluidity of the term "metropolitan statistical area," the term used colloquially is more "metro service area," "metro area," or "MSA" taken to include not only a city, but surrounding suburban and sometimes rural areas, all which it is presumed to influence.
A polycentric metropolitan area contains multiple urban agglomerations not connected by continuous development. In defining a metropolitan area, it is sufficient that a city or cities form a nucleus with which other areas have a high degree of integration. See the many lists of metropolitan areas itemized at § Lists of metropolitan areas; the Australian Bureau of Statistics defines Greater Capital City Statistical Areas as the areas of functional extent of the seven state capitals and the Australian Capital Territory. GCCSAs replaced "Statistical Divisions" used until 2011. In Brazil, metropolitan areas are called "metropolitan regions"; each State defines its own legislation for the creation and organization of a metropolitan region. The creation of a metropolitan region is not intended for any statistical purpose, although the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics uses them in its reports, their main purpose is to allow for a better management of public policies of common interest to all cities involved.
They don't have political, electoral or jurisdictional power whatsoever, so citizens living in a metropolitan region do not elect representatives for them. Statistics Canada defines a census metropolitan area as an area consisting of one or more adjacent municipalities situated around a major urban core. To form a CMA, the metropolitan area must have a population of at least 100,000, at least half within the urban core. To be included in the CMA, adjacent municipalities must have a high degree of integration with the core, as measured by commuter flows derived from census data. In Chinese, there used to be no clear distinction between "megalopolis" and "metropolitan area" until National Development and Reform Commission issued Guidelines on the Cultivation and Development of Modern Metropolitan Areas on Feb 19, 2019, in which a metropolitan area was defined as "an urbanized spatial form in a megalopolis dominated by supercity or megacity, or a large metropolis playing a leading part, within the basic range of 1-hour commute area."
The European Union's statistical agency, has created a concept named Larger Urban Zone. The LUZ represents an attempt at a harmonised definition of the metropolitan area, the goal was to have an area from a significant share of the resident commute into the city, a concept known as the "functional urban region". France's national statistics institute, the INSEE, names an urban core and its surrounding area of commuter influence an aire urbaine; this statistical method applies to agglomerations of all sizes, but the INSEE sometimes uses the term aire métropolitaine to refer to France's largest aires urbaines. In German definition, metropolian areas are eleven most densely populated areas in the Federal Republic of Germany, they comprise the major German cities and their surrounding catchment areas and form the political and cultural centres of the country. For urban centres outside metropolitan areas, that generate a similar attraction at smaller scale for their region, the concept of the Regiopolis and regiopolitan area or regio was introduced by German professors in 2006.
In India, a metropolitan city is defin
The Mississippi River is the second-longest river and chief river of the second-largest drainage system on the North American continent, second only to the Hudson Bay drainage system. Its source is Lake Itasca in northern Minnesota and it flows south for 2,320 miles to the Mississippi River Delta in the Gulf of Mexico. With its many tributaries, the Mississippi's watershed drains all or parts of 32 U. S. two Canadian provinces between the Rocky and Appalachian mountains. The main stem is within the United States; the Mississippi ranks as the fifteenth-largest river by discharge in the world. The river either borders or passes through the states of Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Tennessee, Arkansas and Louisiana. Native Americans have lived along its tributaries for thousands of years. Most were hunter-gatherers, but some, such as the Mound Builders, formed prolific agricultural societies; the arrival of Europeans in the 16th century changed the native way of life as first explorers settlers, ventured into the basin in increasing numbers.
The river served first as a barrier, forming borders for New Spain, New France, the early United States, as a vital transportation artery and communications link. In the 19th century, during the height of the ideology of manifest destiny, the Mississippi and several western tributaries, most notably the Missouri, formed pathways for the western expansion of the United States. Formed from thick layers of the river's silt deposits, the Mississippi embayment is one of the most fertile regions of the United States. During the American Civil War, the Mississippi's capture by Union forces marked a turning point towards victory, due to the river's strategic importance to the Confederate war effort; because of substantial growth of cities and the larger ships and barges that replaced steamboats, the first decades of the 20th century saw the construction of massive engineering works such as levees and dams built in combination. A major focus of this work has been to prevent the lower Mississippi from shifting into the channel of the Atchafalaya River and bypassing New Orleans.
Since the 20th century, the Mississippi River has experienced major pollution and environmental problems – most notably elevated nutrient and chemical levels from agricultural runoff, the primary contributor to the Gulf of Mexico dead zone. The word Mississippi itself comes from Misi zipi, the French rendering of the Anishinaabe name for the river, Misi-ziibi. In the 18th century, the river was the primary western boundary of the young United States, since the country's expansion westward, the Mississippi River has been considered a convenient if approximate dividing line between the Eastern and Midwestern United States, the Western United States; this is exemplified by the Gateway Arch in St. Louis and the phrase "Trans-Mississippi" as used in the name of the Trans-Mississippi Exposition, it is common to qualify a regionally superlative landmark in relation to it, such as "the highest peak east of the Mississippi" or "the oldest city west of the Mississippi". The FCC uses it as the dividing line for broadcast call-signs, which begin with W to the east and K to the west, mixing together in media markets along the river.
The Mississippi River can be divided into three sections: the Upper Mississippi, the river from its headwaters to the confluence with the Missouri River. The Upper Mississippi runs from its headwaters to its confluence with the Missouri River at St. Louis, Missouri, it is divided into two sections: The headwaters, 493 miles from the source to Saint Anthony Falls in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The source of the Upper Mississippi branch is traditionally accepted as Lake Itasca, 1,475 feet above sea level in Itasca State Park in Clearwater County, Minnesota; the name "Itasca" was chosen to designate the "true head" of the Mississippi River as a combination of the last four letters of the Latin word for truth and the first two letters of the Latin word for head. However, the lake is in turn fed by a number of smaller streams. From its origin at Lake Itasca to St. Louis, the waterway's flow is moderated by 43 dams. Fourteen of these dams are located above Minneapolis in the headwaters region and serve multiple purposes, including power generation and recreation.
The remaining 29 dams, beginning in downtown Minneapolis, all contain locks and were constructed to improve commercial navigation of the upper river. Taken as a whole, these 43 dams shape the geography and influence the ecology of the upper river. Beginning just below Saint Paul and continuing throughout the upper and lower river, the Mississippi is further controlled by thousands of wing dikes that moderate the river's flow in order to maintain an open navigation channel and prevent the river from eroding its banks; the head of navigation on the Mississippi is the Coon Rapids Dam in Minnesota. Before it was built in 1913, steamboats could go upstream as far as Saint Cloud, depending on river conditions; the uppermost lock and dam on the Upper Mississippi River is the Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock an