Davis Junction, Illinois
Davis Junction is a village in Ogle County, United States. The population was 2,373 at the 2010 census, up from 491 in 2000. Named for Jeremiah Davis, it is located where the Illinois Railway Rockford Line and the Canadian Pacific Chicago Subdivision intersect along Illinois Route 72. Jeremiah Davis laid out Davis Junction in the 1870s, named the settlement for himself. A post office has been in operation at Davis Junction since 1875. Davis Junction is located at 42°6′7″N 89°5′37″W. According to the 2010 census, Davis Junction has a total area of all land; as of the census of 2000, there were 491 people, 165 households, 132 families residing in Davis Junction. The population density was 129.6 people per square mile. There were 172 housing units at an average density of 45.4 per square mile. The racial makeup of the village was 98.37% White, 0.41% Asian, 0.41% from other races, 0.81% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.02% of the population. There were 165 households out of which 47.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.7% were married couples living together, 7.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 20.0% were non-families.
15.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.7% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.98 and the average family size was 3.37. In the village, the population was spread out with 34.0% under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 37.9% from 25 to 44, 13.8% from 45 to 64, 7.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females, there were 107.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.6 males. The median income for a household in the village was $47,375, the median income for a family was $51,250. Males had a median income of $36,875 versus $22,917 for females; the per capita income for the village was $16,915. About 2.5% of families and 2.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under age 18 and 23.1% of those age 65 or over. Charles W. Baker, Illinois state legislator and farmer, owned a farm in Davis Junction
Boone County, Illinois
Boone County is a county located in the U. S. state of Illinois. As of the 2010 census, the population was 54,165, its county seat is Belvidere. Boone County is included in IL Metropolitan Statistical Area. Boone County was formed in 1837 out of Winnebago County, it was named for Kentucky frontiersman Daniel Boone. The first non-Native American settlers arrived in what is now Boone County in 1835, they arrived as a result of the end of the Black Hawk War as well as the completion of the Erie Canal. They consisted of settlers from New England; these were "Yankee" settlers, to say they were descended from the English Puritans who settled New England in the colonial era. They were members of the Congregational Church though due to the Second Great Awakening many of them had converted to Methodism and some had become Baptists before coming to what is now Boone County; when the New England settlers arrived in what is now Boone County there was nothing but a dense virgin forest and wild prairie. In the late 1870s immigrants began arriving from Ireland.
According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 282 square miles, of which 281 square miles is land and 1.3 square miles is water. Rock County, Wisconsin - north Walworth County, Wisconsin - northeast McHenry County - east DeKalb County - south Ogle County - southwest Winnebago County - west Interstate 90 US Route 20 Illinois Route 76 Illinois Route 173Logan Avenue county route 40 Genoa Road Garden Prairie Road county route 41 Poplar Grove Road county route 32 Capron Road In recent years, average temperatures in the county seat of Belvidere have ranged from a low of 11 °F in January to a high of 85 °F in July, although a record low of −29 °F was recorded in January 1979 and a record high of 109 °F was recorded in July 1936. Average monthly precipitation ranged from 1.29 inches in February to 4.56 inches in June. As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 54,165 people, 18,505 households, 14,273 families residing in the county; the population density was 193.0 inhabitants per square mile.
There were 19,970 housing units at an average density of 71.1 per square mile. The racial makeup of the county was 84.4% white, 2.0% black or African American, 1.3% Asian, 0.4% American Indian, 9.3% from other races, 2.6% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 20.2% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 25.6% were German, 13.7% were Irish, 9.2% were English, 8.6% were American, 7.7% were Italian, 7.1% were Swedish, 5.0% were Polish. Of the 18,505 households, 41.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.6% were married couples living together, 10.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 22.9% were non-families, 18.9% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.91 and the average family size was 3.32. The median age was 36.8 years. The median income for a household in the county was $61,210 and the median income for a family was $69,380. Males had a median income of $53,581 versus $34,651 for females; the per capita income for the county was $26,105.
About 7.9% of families and 10.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.3% of those under age 18 and 5.0% of those age 65 or over. Belvidere Community Unit School District 100 Harvard Community Unit School District 50 Hiawatha Community Unit School District 426 North Boone Community Unit School District 200 Rockford School District 205 Belvidere Caledonia Capron Cherry Valley Poplar Grove Timberlane Candlewick Lake Garden Prairie Boone County is divided into these nine townships: As a historic Yankee settlement, Boone County in its early years was a major base for the Free Soil Party, being one of nine Illinois counties to vote for Martin van Buren in 1848, its Free Soil affinities meant Boone became one of the first strongholds of the Republican Party and remained overwhelmingly Republican for the following century, although it did vote for Progressive Theodore Roosevelt in 1912 when the Republican Party was split. Between at least 1892 and 1928 no Democratic Presidential candidate managed twenty percent of the county's vote, in the century up to 1960 no Democrat reached thirty percent – a degree of GOP loyalty comparable to such famous bastions as Owsley County in Kentucky, Grant County in West Virginia, or Avery County in North Carolina.
Barry Goldwater, who alienated the Yankee Northeast so much as to lose all but one county there, still won Boone County by 15.6 percentage points, between 1968 and 1988 no Democrat did better than Jimmy Carter’s 40.2 percent. The shift of the Republican Party towards an expanded Southern and Western base, its growing strength with social conservatives, alienated the Yankee North during the 1990s and 2000s, but Boone County remained in Republican hands; the candidacy of Ross Perot in 1992 and 1996 caused George H. W. Bush and Bob Dole both to win Boone County with mere pluralities against Bill Clinton, in 2008, Illinois resident Barack Obama became the only Democrat to carry the county since James K. Polk in 1844; the 2010s have seen a reversal of this Democratic trend due to concern over employment declines in the “Rust Belt“, so that Donald Trump’s 2016 showing was the best by a Republican since 1988. National Register of Historic Places listings in Boone County, Illinois History of Boone County, Illinois.
Salem, MA: Higginson Book Co. 1998. The Past and Present of Boone County, Illinois: Containing a History of the County — Its Cities, Etc..
Winnebago is a village in Winnebago County, Illinois. It is part of the Rockford-Winnebago Metropolitan Statistical Area; the population was 3,101 at the 2010 census, up from 2,958 in 2000. Winnebago is located at 42°15′56″N 89°14′26″W. According to the 2010 census, Winnebago has a total area of all land; as of the census of 2000, there were 3,000 people, 1,009 households, 841 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,500 people per square mile. There were 1,023 housing units at an average density of 735.0 per square mile. The racial makeup of the village was 98.14% White, 1.12% African American, 0.03% Native American, 0.30% Asian, 0.41% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.18% of the population. There were 1,009 households out of which 50.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.9% were married couples living together, 10.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 16.6% were non-families. 14.1% 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 2.93 and the average family size was 3.24. In the village, the population was spread out with 34.3% under the age of 18, 5.7% from 18 to 24, 32.6% from 25 to 44, 19.1% from 45 to 64, 8.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females, there were 94.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.8 males. The median income for a household in the village was $59,891, the median income for a family was $62,685. Males had a median income of $44,851 versus $25,817 for females; the per capita income for the village was $21,019. About 0.9% of families and 1.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.0% of those under age 18 and 3.9% of those age 65 or over. Students in Winnebago are served by Winnebago CUSD#323; the district has one middle school and two elementary schools. The Winnebago schools website is http://www.winnebagoschools.org/. Winnebago webpage
Rock County, Wisconsin
Rock County is a county in the U. S. state of Wisconsin. As of the 2010 census, the population was 160,331, its county seat is Janesville. Rock County comprises the Janesville-Beloit, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area and is included in the Madison-Janesville-Beloit, WI Combined Statistical Area. Rock County was created in 1836 as a territorial county on December 7, 1836 from Milwaukee County and organized February 19, 1839; the county is named for the Rock River. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 726 square miles, of which 718 square miles is land and 8.0 square miles is water. Cook Memorial Arboretum, a natural area with birding and nature trails, is located northwest of Janesville, it is owned by the Janesville School District. Southern Wisconsin Regional Airport serves the surrounding communities. Green County – west Dane County – north Jefferson County – northeast Walworth County – east Boone County, Illinois – south Winnebago County, Illinois – south As of the census of 2000, there were 152,307 people, 58,617 households, 40,387 families residing in the county.
The population density was 211 people per square mile. There were 62,187 housing units at an average density of 86 per square mile; the racial makeup of the county was 91.01% white, 4.63% black or African American, 0.28% Native American, 0.78% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 1.77% from other races, 1.50% from two or more races. 3.91% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 32.8% were of German, 13.0% Norwegian, 10.1% Irish, 7.5% English and 5.5% American ancestry according to Census 2000. There were 58,617 households out of which 33.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.50% were married couples living together, 10.90% had a female householder with no husband present, 31.10% were non-families. 25.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.70% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 3.03. In the county, the population was spread out with 26.50% under the age of 18, 8.60% from 18 to 24, 29.80% from 25 to 44, 22.30% from 45 to 64, 12.70% who were 65 years of age or older.
The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 97.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.10 males. Beloit Brodhead Edgerton Evansville Janesville Milton Clinton Orfordville Footville Hanover Fellows Jefferson Prairie Settlement Hillary Clinton carried the county in 2016, but it was the smallest margin of victory since Michael Dukakis in 1988. Beloit Clinton Evansville Janesville National Register of Historic Places listings in Rock County, Wisconsin Brown, William F. Rock County, Wisconsin: A New History... Vol. 1, Chicago: Cooper, 1908. Brown, William F. Rock County, Wisconsin: A New History... Vol. 2, Chicago: Cooper, 1908. Commemorative Biographical Record of the Counties of Rock, Grant and Lafayette, Containing Biographical Sketches of Prominent and Representative Citizens, of Many of the Early Settled Families. Chicago: J. H. Beers and Co. 1901. The History of Rock County, Wisconsin. Chicago: Western Historical Company, 1879. Portrait and Biographical Album of Rock County, Wisconsin.
Chicago: Acme Publishing Company, 1889. Sayre, David F. "Early Life in Southern Wisconsin", Wisconsin Magazine of History, vol. 3, no. 4, pp. 420–427. Smith, Isaac T. "Early Settlement of Rock County" in Wisconsin Historical Collections, vol. VI. Madison, Wis.: Atwood & Culver, 1872, pp. 416-425. Walterman, Thomas. There Stands "Old Rock": Rock County and the War to Preserve the Union. Friendship, Wis.: New Past Press, 2001. ISBN 0-938627-50-3 Rock County government website Rock County map from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation Rock County 5.0 Rock County Historical Society Rock County Genealogical Society Beloit Janesville Symphony
2010 United States Census
The 2010 United States Census is the twenty-third and most recent United States national census. National Census Day, the reference day used for the census, was April 1, 2010; the census was taken via mail-in citizen self-reporting, with enumerators serving to spot-check randomly selected neighborhoods and communities. As part of a drive to increase the count's accuracy, 635,000 temporary enumerators were hired; the population of the United States was counted as 308,745,538, a 9.7% increase from the 2000 Census. This was the first census in which all states recorded a population of over half a million, as well as the first in which all 100 largest cities recorded populations of over 200,000; as required by the United States Constitution, the U. S. census has been conducted every 10 years since 1790. The 2000 U. S. Census was the previous census completed. Participation in the U. S. Census is required by law in Title 13 of the United States Code. On January 25, 2010, Census Bureau Director Robert Groves inaugurated the 2010 Census enumeration by counting World War II veteran Clifton Jackson, a resident of Noorvik, Alaska.
More than 120 million census forms were delivered by the U. S. Post Office beginning March 15, 2010; the number of forms mailed out or hand-delivered by the Census Bureau was 134 million on April 1, 2010. Although the questionnaire used April 1, 2010 as the reference date as to where a person was living, an insert dated March 15, 2010 included the following printed in bold type: "Please complete and mail back the enclosed census form today." The 2010 Census national mail participation rate was 74%. From April through July 2010, census takers visited households that did not return a form, an operation called "non-response follow-up". In December 2010, the U. S. Census Bureau delivered population information to the U. S. President for apportionment, in March 2011, complete redistricting data was delivered to states. Identifiable information will be available in 2082; the Census Bureau did not use a long form for the 2010 Census. In several previous censuses, one in six households received this long form, which asked for detailed social and economic information.
The 2010 Census used only a short form asking ten basic questions: How many people were living or staying in this house, apartment, or mobile home on April 1, 2010? Were there any additional people staying here on April 1, 2010 that you did not include in Question 1? Mark all that apply: Is this house, apartment, or mobile home – What is your telephone number? What is Person 1's name? What is Person 1's sex? What is Person 1's age and Person 1's date of birth? Is Person 1 of Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish origin? What is Person 1's race? Does Person 1 sometimes live or stay somewhere else? The form included space to repeat all of these questions for up to twelve residents total. In contrast to the 2000 census, an Internet response option was not offered, nor was the form available for download. Detailed socioeconomic information collected during past censuses will continue to be collected through the American Community Survey; the survey provides data about communities in the United States on a 1-year or 3-year cycle, depending on the size of the community, rather than once every 10 years.
A small percentage of the population on a rotating basis will receive the survey each year, no household will receive it more than once every five years. In June 2009, the U. S. Census Bureau announced. However, the final form did not contain a separate "same-sex married couple" option; when noting the relationship between household members, same-sex couples who are married could mark their spouses as being "Husband or wife", the same response given by opposite-sex married couples. An "unmarried partner" option was available for couples; the 2010 census cost $13 billion $42 per capita. Operational costs were $5.4 billion under the $7 billion budget. In December 2010 the Government Accountability Office noted that the cost of conducting the census has doubled each decade since 1970. In a detailed 2004 report to Congress, the GAO called on the Census Bureau to address cost and design issues, at that time, had estimated the 2010 Census cost to be $11 billion. In August 2010, Commerce Secretary Gary Locke announced that the census operational costs came in under budget.
Locke credited the management practices of Census Bureau director Robert Groves, citing in particular the decision to buy additional advertising in locations where responses lagged, which improved the overall response rate. The agency has begun to rely more on questioning neighbors or other reliable third parties when a person could not be reached at home, which reduced the cost of follow-up visits. Census data for about 22% of U. S. househol
Rockford is a city in Winnebago County in the U. S. state of Illinois, in far northern Illinois. Located on the banks of the Rock River, Rockford is the county seat of Winnebago County; the largest city in Illinois outside of the Chicago metropolitan area, Rockford is the third-largest city in the state and the 171st most populous in the United States According to 2010 U. S. Census Data, the City of Rockford had a population of 152,871, with an outlying metropolitan area population of 348,360; the City of Rockford's population is 147,051 as of 2017, down 4.1% since 2010. Settled in the mid-1830s, the position of the city on the Rock River made its location strategic for industrial development. In the second half of the 19th century, Rockford was notable for its output of heavy machinery and tools. During the second half of the 20th century, Rockford struggled alongside many Rust Belt cities. Since the late 1990s, efforts in economic diversification have led to growth of automotive and healthcare industries, as well as the undertaking of various tourism and downtown revitalization efforts.
Nicknamed the Forest City, Rockford is presently known for various venues of cultural or historical significance, including Anderson Japanese Gardens, Klehm Arboretum, Tinker Swiss Cottage, the BMO Harris Bank Center, the Coronado Theatre, the Laurent House, the Burpee Museum of Natural History. Its contributions to music are noted in the Mendelssohn Club, the oldest music club in the nation, performers such as Phantom Regiment and Cheap Trick. Rockford traces its roots to 1834, as the combined settlements of Midway were founded on both banks of the Rock River. On the west bank, Germanicus Kent and Thatcher Blake founded Kentville. With the location of the Rock River equidistant between Lake Michigan and the Mississippi River, the combined settlement derived the name "Midway". In 1836, Winnebago County was created, with Midway named as its county seat. In 1837, the village of Midway was renamed Rockford, highlighting a rocky river ford across the Rock River in the village; the same year, Rockford established its first post office.
In 1840, the first weekly newspaper began circulation. In 1847, Rockford Female Seminary was founded. In 1852, Rockford was chartered as a city. In 1852, the Galena and Chicago Union Railroad connected Rockford to Chicago by railroad. At the time of its founding, many of the village's residents were transplants from the Northeastern United States and upstate New York. Descended from English Puritans, the Midway/Rockford population was similar to much of the rest of northern Illinois and nearly all of Wisconsin during the mid-19th century. After the Black Hawk War, additional immigrants moved to northern Illinois. During the antebellum period, Rockford shared abolitionist leanings, lending considerable support to the Free Soil Party and the Republican Party. In 1848, 42 percent of voters in Winnebago County voted for Martin Van Buren. In 1852, Free Soil candidate John P. Hale became the first presidential candidate to visit Rockford, although he would only receive 28 percent of the vote. In 1860, Abraham Lincoln won 3,985 votes in Winnebago County to the 817 votes of Stephen A. Douglas.
The 1850s brought industry. In 1853, inventor John Henry Manny moved to Rockford to produce horse-drawn mechanical reapers for farmers and transport the finished products by rail. Chicago implement manufacturer Cyrus McCormick took Manny to court after he produced nearly 6,000 machines. Along with production of agricultural machines, Swedish furniture cooperatives established the city as a manufacturing base; the Rockford Union Furniture Company, under John Erlander, spearheaded these cooperatives. Today, Erlander's home is a Rockford museum that shows his efforts in elevating Rockford to second in furniture manufacturing in the nation, behind Grand Rapids. During the Civil War, one of the first Illinois regiments to be mobilized, the Zouaves, were from Rockford; the city served as the site for Camp Fuller, a training site for four other infantry regiments. In 1884, Rockford established its first city-wide public school district, constructing Rockford Central High School in 1885; the Rockford Female Seminary became the alma mater of Jane Addams in 1881.
This move accompanied the Seminary's transition into a more complete curriculum, represented by its renaming to Rockford College in 1892. Culture flourished with the founding of the Mendelssohn Club in 1884, which became the oldest operating music club in the United States; this was complemented by the construction of a Carnegie library in 1902, which became the first building of Rockford's public library system. 1903 saw the dedication of the Winnebago County Veterans Memorial Hall in the presence of sitting President Theodore Roosevelt. Roosevelt returned to Rockford during his campaign in 1912 and again to address the soldiers at Camp Grant, a training site for World War I soldiers; the t
Pecatonica is a village in Winnebago County, United States. It is part of Illinois Metropolitan Statistical Area; the population was 2,195 at the 2010 census, up from 1,997 in 2000. Civil War records from the state of Illinois include soldiers from Lysander, the area's common name before incorporation by rail speculators; the word Pecatonica is an anglicization of two Algonquian language words. The village was named after the Pecatonica River; the Chicago & North Western Railroad came through in 1853 from Chicago and continued to Freeport, Illinois. That sparked the town to be the center of commerce for western Winnebago County; the Village of Pecatonica was incorporated in 1869, built on territory rightfully owned by Indians and deeded to the Reed family by US President James K. Polk. An electric interurban line known as the Rockford & Interurban ran from Rockford through Winnebago and Pecatonica to Ridott, Illinois and on to Freeport until the line's eventual abandonment in 1930. In February 1945, six Japanese men were arrested and sent to internment camps for sending coded messages to the Imperial Japanese Army.
After the messages were intercepted, Pecatonica police searched their apartment and found large quantities of ingredients that could create explosives. As of 2015, the motive of the Japanese men has not been declassified. In Pecatonica, a small depot building remains standing near Skinner's Auto Body and Forget-Me-Not Floral, just off the 300 block of Main Street. For the portion of the rail line between Pecatonica and Winnebago, the line parallels the Pecatonica River; this route has since been reclaimed as a nature trail known as the Prairie Path, with the exception of small portions of private property near Winnebago it is possible to walk or bike this route today. C. W. Knowlton opened his first bank here in 1882 and built a Queen Anne Victorian house on Main Street, on the hill overlooking the business district, it was restored by the Ed Smith Family from 1983. Prior to rail traffic, this region of Northern Illinois received stagecoach traffic. A limestone house on Comly Road dates to this period, there are permanent wagon wheel scars near a utility building for the 12 Mile Grove Cemetery, just hundreds of feet from the current corridor used by U.
S. Route 20, a major east-west route through Northern Illinois. Further west, Route 20 parallels more roads which sometime bear the phrase "Stagecoach Trail". Another intriguing element of the past was found while connecting a house on 11th St. to utilities in the late 1980s. A wooden casket was found, buried deep, it was believed that the person buried died of some disease presumed contagious, thus the body was taken about a mile north from the current Route 20. Pecatonica is the hometown of Hacks Auction, Northern Illinois premier auction house and J&J Tumbling and Trampoline which has produced several world class athletes, including 1988 Woman's Tumbling World Champion Megan Cunningham Gearhart and National Trampoline Team member Michael Devine. Pecatonica is located at 42°18′36″N 89°21′31″W. According to the 2010 census, Pecatonica has a total area of 1.295 square miles, of which 1.28 square miles is land and 0.015 square miles is water. Education in Pecatonica is provided by the Pecatonica Community Unit School District #321.
The school district operates three school buildings. The Elementary School, constructed in 1938 and was used as a high school for many years; the two additions to that structure were built in 1970 respectively. The Middle School a former high school building, was built in 1958 and accommodated two additions to the original structure in 1967 and 1970; the current high school building opened in 2003. This state of the art facility has an approximate square footage of 107,000. Along with the new school, a football field and eight lane track were constructed during the building project; the high school complex includes a baseball diamond and play field space for physical education classes. The theme for the current school reflects a flexible multi-purpose facility that will allow for both school based and community based activities. Pecatonica High School is noted for its excellence in music and visual arts. North of downtown Pecatonica, on West 1st Street is Sumner Park, which has three baseball diamonds, four tennis courts, two basketball courts, horseshoe pits and children's playgrounds.
The park connects with the acquired Pecatonica Wetlands Forest Preserve, both to the west and across the river to the north. Pecatonica Wetlands is made up of 1048 acres of flood plain forest, oxbow pond marshes and upland forest along the Pecatonica River; the site features birdlife. Site development is still in progress but when complete will include fishing access and equestrian trails, picnic areas and wildlife areas; the Seward Bluffs Forest Preserve is located nearby. The combined Public Parks and the Recreation Bike and Prairie Path offer a wide variety of recreation, it is a favored fishing spot along the Pecatonica River. The fairgrounds have over 108 acres of indoor and outdoor activities including music festivals, motor sports and trade shows, antique markets, social events, the Winnebago County Fair; as of the census of 2000, there were 1,997 people, 791 households, 579 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,607.2 people per square mile. The