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Sangamon County, IL
The county was named for the Sanamon River, which was named for a Pottawatomie term for "where there is plenty to eat"

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The county is in the Springfield metro area.The estimated population in 2004 was 192,042. This was an increase of  1.64% from the 2000 census.

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Median household income
Local
$42,957
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Sangamon County demographic reports

In 2002, the per capita personal income in Sangamon County was $31,640. This was an increase of 23.0% from 1997. The 2002 figure was 102% of the national per capita income, which was $30,906.



County seat: Springfield

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26% of Sangamon County residents report German ancestry, and 15% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Sangamon County ancestry & family history guide.

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Cemeteries

Cemeteries in Sangamon County include Anderson Cemetery, Auburn Cemetery, Beck Cemetery, Berlin Cemetery, Bethel Cemetery, Bethel Cemetery, Bethel Cemetery, Bice Cemetery, Bissell Cemetery, Breckenridge Cemetery ... View cemeteries

Communities

Communities in Sangamon County include Auburn, Auburn, Ball, Berlin, Buffalo, Buffalo Hart, Cantrall, Capital, Cartwright, Chatham ... View communities

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Colleges in Sangamon County include Lincoln Land Community College, Springfield College in Illinois, University of Illinois - Springfield ... View colleges

School districts in Sangamon County include Auburn Countymm Unit Schools Dist 10, Ball Chatham C U Schools Dist 5, Community Unit Schools Dist 16, Divernon C U Schools Dist 13, Illiopolis C U Schools Dist 12, Pawnee Countymm Unit Schools Dist 11, Pleasant Plains C U Schools Dist 8, Riverton C U Schools Dist 14, Rochester Countymm Unit Schools Dist 3A, Sangamon Roe ... View school districts

To see school district boundaries, wait for the map to load in the new window, then select 'Legend.' Choose 'school districts' and update map.

To see school district boundaries, wait for the map to load in the new window, then select 'Legend.' Choose 'school districts' and update map.

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Libraries

Libraries in Sangamon County include Auburn Public Library, Chatham Area Public Library, Divernon Twp Library, Illinois State Library, Illiopolis/Niantic Public Library, Lincoln Library, North Branch, Pawnee Public Library, Pleasant Plains Branch, Riverton Village Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Sangamon County include State Journal-Register ... View newspapers

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Politics

Sangamon County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Sangamon County political report.

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Travel

Airports in Sangamon County include Capital

Hotels in Sangamon County include Baymont Inn & Suites, Best Inns, Best Western Clearlake Plaza, Clarion Collection State House, Comfort Inn Springfield, Comfort Suites Springfield, Courtyard by Marriott Springfield, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Days Inn Springfield, Drury Inn Springfield ... More hotels

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