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Sangamon County is a county located in the U.S. state
U.S. state
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 of Illinois
Illinois
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. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 197,465, which is an increase of 4.5% from 188,951 in 2000. Its county seat
County seat
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 is Springfield
Springfield, Illinois
Springfield is the third and current capital of the US state of Illinois and the county seat of Sangamon County with a population of 117,400 , making it the sixth most populated city in the state and the second most populated Illinois city outside of the Chicago Metropolitan Area...

, the state capital.

The Springfield Metropolitan Statistical Area
Springfield, Illinois metropolitan area
The Springfield Metropolitan Statistical Area, as defined by the United States Census Bureau, is an area consisting of two counties in Central Illinois, anchored by the city of Springfield...

 includes Sangamon and Menard counties.

Geography


According to the 2010 census, the county has a total area of 877.02 square miles (2,271.5 km²), of which 868.3 square miles (2,248.9 km²) (or 99.01%) is land and 8.72 square miles (22.6 km²) (or 0.99%) is water.

Major highways

  • Interstate 55
    Interstate 55
    Interstate 55 is an Interstate Highway in the central United States. Its odd number indicates that it is a north–south Interstate Highway. I-55 goes from LaPlace, Louisiana at Interstate 10 to Chicago at U.S. Route 41 , at McCormick Place. A common nickname for the highway is "double...

  • Interstate 72
    Interstate 72
    Interstate 72 is an Interstate Highway in the midwestern United States. Its western terminus is in Hannibal, Missouri, at an intersection with U.S. Route 61; its eastern terminus is at Country Fair Drive in Champaign, Illinois. In 2006, the Illinois General Assembly dedicated all of Interstate 72...

  • U.S. Highway 36
  • Illinois Route 4
    Illinois Route 4
    Illinois Route 4 is a long state road that runs south from the Interstate 55 business loop around Springfield south to Illinois Route 13 just north of Murphysboro. This is a distance of .-Route description:...

  • Illinois Route 29
    Illinois Route 29
    Illinois Route 29 is a two to four lane state road that runs south from U.S. Route 6/Illinois Route 89 at Spring Valley to U.S. Route 51/Illinois Route 16 at Pana, running through Pekin, Peoria and Springfield. The nearest major north–south highway, Interstate 39, runs parallel to Illinois...

  • Illinois Route 54
    Illinois Route 54
    Illinois Route 54 is an east–west highway in east-central Illinois. It passes through the cities of Clinton , Gibson City, and Onarga. Its western terminus is at Interstate 55 in Springfield. Its eastern terminus is at U.S. Route 45 at Onarga, one mile east of Interstate 57...

  • Illinois Route 97
    Illinois Route 97
    Illinois Route 97 is a north–south state highway in the central and western portions of the U.S. state of Illinois. It extends from exit 98 on Interstate 55 in Springfield northwest to U.S. Highway 150 near Galesburg. It crosses over the Illinois River on a bridge west of...

  • Illinois Route 104
    Illinois Route 104
    Illinois Route 104 is a state highway in central and western Illinois. It extends from Illinois Route 29 near Taylorville, west over the Illinois River at Meredosia to its western terminus in downtown Quincy. This is a distance of .- Route description :...

  • Illinois Route 124
    Illinois Route 124
    Illinois Route 124 is a state road in central Illinois. It has the distinction of being marked as an east–west route, but Illinois 124 runs entirely north–south for the majority of its route. Illinois 124 runs from Illinois Route 123 between Athens and Williamsville to the Business Loop...

  • Illinois Route 123
    Illinois Route 123
    Illinois Route 123 is an east–west state highway in central Illinois, USA. long, it stretches from Interstate 55 exit #109 at Williamsville to Illinois Route 125 near Pleasant Plains.- Route description :...

  • Illinois Route 125
    Illinois Route 125
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  • Townships


    Auburn, Ball, Buffalo Hart, Capital, Cartwright, Chatham, Clear Lake, Cooper, Cotton Hill, Curran, Divernon, Fancy Creek, Gardner, Illiopolis, Island Grove, Lanesville, Loami, Maxwell, Mechanicsburg, New Berlin, Pawnee, Rochester, Springfield, Talkington, Williams, Woodside

    Adjacent counties

    • Menard County, Illinois
      Illinois
      Illinois is the fifth-most populous state of the United States of America, and is often noted for being a microcosm of the entire country. With Chicago in the northeast, small industrial cities and great agricultural productivity in central and northern Illinois, and natural resources like coal,...

       to the north
    • Logan County
      Logan County, Illinois
      Logan County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 30,305, which is a decrease of 2.8% from 31,183 in 2000...

      , Illinois
      Illinois
      Illinois is the fifth-most populous state of the United States of America, and is often noted for being a microcosm of the entire country. With Chicago in the northeast, small industrial cities and great agricultural productivity in central and northern Illinois, and natural resources like coal,...

       to the north
    • Macon County, Illinois
      Illinois
      Illinois is the fifth-most populous state of the United States of America, and is often noted for being a microcosm of the entire country. With Chicago in the northeast, small industrial cities and great agricultural productivity in central and northern Illinois, and natural resources like coal,...

       to the east
    • Christian County
      Christian County, Illinois
      Christian County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 34,800, which is a decrease of 1.6% from 35,372 in 2000...

      , Illinois
      Illinois
      Illinois is the fifth-most populous state of the United States of America, and is often noted for being a microcosm of the entire country. With Chicago in the northeast, small industrial cities and great agricultural productivity in central and northern Illinois, and natural resources like coal,...

       to the southeast
    • Montgomery County, Illinois
      Illinois
      Illinois is the fifth-most populous state of the United States of America, and is often noted for being a microcosm of the entire country. With Chicago in the northeast, small industrial cities and great agricultural productivity in central and northern Illinois, and natural resources like coal,...

       to the south
    • Macoupin County
      Macoupin County, Illinois
      Macoupin County is a county located in the southwestern portion of the U.S. state of Illinois. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 47,765, which is a decrease of 2.6% from 49,019 in 2000. The county seat is Carlinville. Macoupin County is an outlying county of the Metro-East region...

      , Illinois
      Illinois
      Illinois is the fifth-most populous state of the United States of America, and is often noted for being a microcosm of the entire country. With Chicago in the northeast, small industrial cities and great agricultural productivity in central and northern Illinois, and natural resources like coal,...

       to the south
    • Morgan County, Illinois
      Illinois
      Illinois is the fifth-most populous state of the United States of America, and is often noted for being a microcosm of the entire country. With Chicago in the northeast, small industrial cities and great agricultural productivity in central and northern Illinois, and natural resources like coal,...

       to the west
    • Cass County, Illinois
      Illinois
      Illinois is the fifth-most populous state of the United States of America, and is often noted for being a microcosm of the entire country. With Chicago in the northeast, small industrial cities and great agricultural productivity in central and northern Illinois, and natural resources like coal,...

       to the west

    History


    Sangamon County was formed in 1821 out of Madison
    Madison County, Illinois
    Madison County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. Madison County is part of the Metro-East region of the St. Louis Metro Area. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 269,282, which is an increase of 4.0% from 258,941 in 2000. The county seat is Edwardsville, home to...

     and Bond Counties
    Bond County, Illinois
    Bond County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. It is part of the St. Louis Metro Area. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 17,768, which is an increase of 0.8% from 17,633 in 2000. Its county seat is Greenville, Illinois....

    . The County was named for the Sangamon River
    Sangamon River
    The Sangamon River is a principal tributary of the Illinois River, approximately long, in central Illinois in the United States. It drains a mostly rural agricultural area between Peoria and Springfield...

    , which runs through it. The name of the river comes from a Pottawatomie word Sain-guee-mon meaning "where there is plenty to eat."

    Prior to being elected President of the United States
    President of the United States
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    , Abraham Lincoln
    Abraham Lincoln
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     represented Sangamon County in the Illinois Legislature. Lincoln, along with several other legislators, was instrumental in securing the Sangamon County seat, Springfield
    Springfield, Illinois
    Springfield is the third and current capital of the US state of Illinois and the county seat of Sangamon County with a population of 117,400 , making it the sixth most populated city in the state and the second most populated Illinois city outside of the Chicago Metropolitan Area...

    , as the state's capital. Sangamon County was also among the area represented by Lincoln when he served in the US House of Representatives. Another legislator who represented Sangamon County was Colonel Edmund Dick Taylor, also known as "Father of the Greenback". The prominent financiers and industrialists Jacob Bunn and John Whitfield Bunn were based in Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, as well as in Chicago, during the nineteenth century and the early twentieth century. The careers of these men and the people with whom they collaborated helped to shape much of the history and development of Sangamon County, Illinois.

    Demographics



    As of the census
    Census
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    of 2008, there were 194,925 people, 78,722 households, and 49,909 families residing in the county. The population density
    Population density
    Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. It is frequently applied to living organisms, and particularly to humans...

     was 218 people per square mile (84/km²). There were 85,459 housing units at an average density of 98 per square mile (38/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 87.42% White
    Race (United States Census)
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    , 9.65% Black
    Race (United States Census)
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     or African American
    Race (United States Census)
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    , 0.21% Native American
    Race (United States Census)
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    , 1.10% Asian American
    Asian American
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    , 0.03% Pacific Islander
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    , 0.38% from other races
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    , and 1.21% from two or more races. 1.06% of the population were Hispanic
    Race (United States Census)
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     or Latino
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     of any race. 25.8% were of German
    Germans
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    , 13.0% Irish
    Irish people
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    , 11.3% English
    English people
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    , 9.9% American
    United States
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     and 6.2% Italian
    Italian people
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     ancestry according to Census 2000.

    There were 78,722 households out of which 30.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.20% were married couples
    Marriage
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     living together, 11.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.60% were non-families. 31.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.97.

    In the county the population was spread out with 25.00% under the age of 18, 8.10% from 18 to 24, 29.70% from 25 to 44, 23.70% from 45 to 64, and 13.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 91.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.30 males.

    The median income for a household in the county was $42,957, and the median income for a family was $53,900. Males had a median income of $37,696 versus $28,814 for females. The per capita income
    Per capita income
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     for the county was $23,173. About 6.50% of families and 9.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.70% of those under age 18 and 7.30% of those age 65 or over.

    Government


    The Illinois Department of Transportation
    Illinois Department of Transportation
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     is headquartered at 2300 South Dirksen Parkway in an unincorporated area
    Unincorporated area
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     in the county.

    Cities and towns

    • Auburn
      Auburn, Illinois
      Auburn is a city in Sangamon County, Illinois, United States. The population was 4,317 at the 2000 census, and 4,445 in 2009. It is part of the Springfield, Illinois Metropolitan Statistical Area.-Geography:Auburn is located at ....

    • Berlin
      Berlin, Illinois
      Berlin is a village in Sangamon County, Illinois, United States. The population was 140 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Springfield, Illinois Metropolitan Statistical Area...

    • Buffalo
      Buffalo, Illinois
      Buffalo is a village in Sangamon County, Illinois, United States. The population was 491 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Springfield, Illinois Metropolitan Statistical Area.-Geography:Buffalo is located at ....

    • Cantrall
      Cantrall, Illinois
      Cantrall is a village in Sangamon County, Illinois, United States. The population was 139 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Springfield, Illinois Metropolitan Statistical Area.-Geography:Cantrall is located at ....

    • Chatham
      Chatham, Illinois
      Chatham is a village in Sangamon County, Illinois, United States. The population was 11,500 as of the 2010 census. The village lies along the original alignment of historic U.S...

    • Clear Lake
      Clear Lake, Illinois
      Clear Lake is a village in Sangamon County, Illinois, United States. The population was 267 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Springfield, Illinois Metropolitan Statistical Area.-Geography:Clear Lake is located at ....

    • Curran
      Curran, Illinois
      Curran is a village in Curran Township, Sangamon County, Illinois . It was incorporated in 2005 and had an estimated population of 212 in 2010.Curran is located a few miles west of Springfield and is part of the Springfield Metropolitan Statistical Area....

    • Dawson
      Dawson, Illinois
      Dawson is a village in Sangamon County, Illinois, United States. The population was 466 at the 2000 census. It is about 10 miles east of Springfield, Illinois and is part of the Springfield Metropolitan Statistical Area.-History:...

    • Divernon
      Divernon, Illinois
      Divernon is a village in Sangamon County, Illinois, United States. The population was 1,201 at the 2000 census, and 1,131 at a 2009 estimate. It is part of the Springfield, Illinois Metropolitan Statistical Area.-Geography:...

    • Grandview
      Grandview, Illinois
      Grandview is a village in Sangamon County, Illinois, United States. The population was 1,537 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Springfield, Illinois Metropolitan Statistical Area....

    • Illiopolis
      Illiopolis, Illinois
      Illiopolis is a village in Sangamon County, Illinois, United States. The population was 916 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Springfield, Illinois Metropolitan Statistical Area.-Geography:Illiopolis is located at ....

    • Jerome
      Jerome, Illinois
      Jerome is a village in Sangamon County, Illinois, United States. The population was 1,414 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Springfield, Illinois Metropolitan Statistical Area.-Geography:Jerome is located at ....

    • Leland Grove
      Leland Grove, Illinois
      Leland Grove is a city in Sangamon County, Illinois adjacent to Springfield. It is part of the Springfield Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 1,592 at the 2000 census.-Geography:Leland Grove is located at ....

    • Loami
      Loami, Illinois
      Loami is a village in Sangamon County, Illinois, United States. The population was 804 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Springfield, Illinois Metropolitan Statistical Area.-Geography:Loami is located at ....

    • Mechanicsburg
      Mechanicsburg, Illinois
      Mechanicsburg is a village in Sangamon County, Illinois, United States. The population was 456 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Springfield, Illinois Metropolitan Statistical Area.-Geography:Mechanicsburg is located at ....

    • New Berlin
      New Berlin, Illinois
      New Berlin is a village in Sangamon County, Illinois, United States. The population was 1,030 at the 2000 census, and 1,137 at a 2009 estimate. It is part of the Springfield, Illinois Metropolitan Statistical Area.-Geography:...

    • Pawnee
      Pawnee, Illinois
      Pawnee is a village in Sangamon County, Illinois, United States. The population was 2,647 at the 2000 census, and 2,550 at a 2009 estimate. It is part of the Springfield, Illinois Metropolitan Statistical Area.-History:...

    • Pleasant Plains
      Pleasant Plains, Illinois
      Pleasant Plains is a village in Sangamon County, Illinois, United States. The population was 777 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Springfield, Illinois Metropolitan Statistical Area.-Geography:Pleasant Plains is located at ....

    • Riverton
      Riverton, Illinois
      Riverton is a village in Sangamon County, Illinois, United States. The population was 3,048 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Springfield, Illinois Metropolitan Statistical Area.-Geography:Riverton is located at ....

    • Rochester
      Rochester, Illinois
      Rochester is a village in Sangamon County, Illinois, United States. The population was 2,893 at the 2000 census, and 3,246 at a 2009 estimate...

    • Sherman
      Sherman, Illinois
      Sherman is a village in Sangamon County, Illinois, United States. The population was 2,871 at the 2000 census, and 3,873 at a 2009 estimate. It is part of the Springfield, Illinois Metropolitan Statistical Area.-Geography:Sherman is located at ....

    • Southern View
      Southern View, Illinois
      Southern View is a village in Sangamon County, Illinois, United States. The population was 1,695 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Springfield, Illinois Metropolitan Statistical Area.-Geography:Southern View is located at ....

    • Spaulding
      Spaulding, Illinois
      Spaulding is a village in Sangamon County, Illinois, United States. The population was 559 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Springfield, Illinois Metropolitan Statistical Area...

    • Springfield
      Springfield, Illinois
      Springfield is the third and current capital of the US state of Illinois and the county seat of Sangamon County with a population of 117,400 , making it the sixth most populated city in the state and the second most populated Illinois city outside of the Chicago Metropolitan Area...

    • Thayer
      Thayer, Illinois
      Thayer is a village in Sangamon County, Illinois, United States. The population was 750 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Springfield, Illinois Metropolitan Statistical Area.-Geography:Thayer is located at ....

    • Williamsville
      Williamsville, Illinois
      Williamsville is a village in Sangamon County, Illinois, United States. The population was 1,439 at the 2000 census, and 1,387 at a 2009 estimate...


    Unincorporated communities

    • Andrew
    • Archer
    • Barclay
    • Bates
    • Bissell
    • Bolivia
      Bolivia, Illinois
      Bolivia is an unincorporated community in Christian County, Illinois, United States. It lies at ....

    • Bradfordton
      Bradfordton, Illinois
      Bradfordton is an unincorporated rural community located in Gardner Township, Sangamon County, Illinois. It is located on Illinois Route 97 4.5 miles northwest of Springfield....

    • Breckenridge
    • Buffalo Hart
    • Cimic
    • Devereux
    • Farmingdale
      Farmingdale, Illinois
      Farmingdale is an unincorporated community in Sangamon County, Illinois, United States. Farmingdale is west-northwest of Springfield....

    • Glenarm
      Glenarm, Illinois
      Glenarm is an unincorporated community in Sangamon County, Illinois, United States. Glenarm is located along Interstate 55 south of Springfield. Glenarm has a post office with ZIP code 62536.-Education:...

    • Ildes Park Place
    • Lowder
      Lowder, Illinois
      Lowder is an unincorporated community in Sangamon County, Illinois, United States. Lowder is located along a railroad line northwest of Virden. Lowder had a post office, which closed on October 24, 2010....

    • New City
      New City, Illinois
      New City is an unincorporated community in Cotton Hill Township, Sangamon County, Illinois, United States, in the rural center of the state...

    • Old Berlin
    • Riddle Hill
      Riddle Hill, Illinois
      Riddle Hill is an unincorporated rural community located in Curran Township and Woodside Township, Sangamon County, Illinois. It is a crossroads located adjacent to where Old Jacksonville Road crosses Little Spring Creek, 6.5 miles west of Springfield, Illinois....

    • Roby
      Roby, Illinois
      Roby is an unincorporated community in Christian County, Illinois, United States. It lies at ....

    • Salisbury
      Salisbury, Illinois
      Salisbury is an unincorporated community located in Gardner Township, Sangamon County, Illinois. It is located on Illinois Route 97 11 miles northwest of Springfield.-References:...

    • Sicily
      Sicily, Illinois
      Sicily is an unincorporated community in Christian County, Illinois, United States. It lies at ....

    • Toronto
      Toronto, Illinois
      Toronto was an unincorporated rural community located in Woodside Township, Sangamon County, Illinois. It was located adjacent to what is now the Toronto Road exit at Mile 90 of the Illinois section of Interstate 55....


    Townships


    Sangamon County is divided into these townships
    Civil township
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    :
    • Auburn
      Auburn Township, Sangamon County, Illinois
      Auburn Township is located in Sangamon County, Illinois. The population was 6,020 at the 2000 census.- External links :***...

    • Ball
      Ball Township, Sangamon County, Illinois
      Ball Township is located in Sangamon County, Illinois. The population was 4,573 at the 2000 census.- External links :***...

    • Buffalo Hart
      Buffalo Hart Township, Sangamon County, Illinois
      Buffalo Hart Township is located in Sangamon County, Illinois. The population was 195 at the 2000 census.- External links :***...

    • Capital
    • Cartwright
      Cartwright Township, Sangamon County, Illinois
      Cartwright Township is located in Sangamon County, Illinois. The population was 1,507 at the 2000 census. The township is named after pioneer missionary and Methodist minister Peter Cartwright, who lived in the township and is buried there. A United Methodist congregation within the limits of...

    • Chatham
      Chatham Township, Sangamon County, Illinois
      Chatham Township is located in Sangamon County, Illinois. The population was 6,019 at the 2000 census. Chatham Township changed its name from Campbell Township on September 2, 1863.- External links :***...

    • Clear Lake
      Clear Lake Township, Sangamon County, Illinois
      Clear Lake Township is located in Sangamon County, Illinois. The population was 8,155 at the 2000 census.- External links :***...

    • Cooper
      Cooper Township, Sangamon County, Illinois
      Cooper Township is located in Sangamon County, Illinois. The population was 820 at the 2000 census.- External links :***...

    • Cotton Hill
      Cotton Hill Township, Sangamon County, Illinois
      Cotton Hill Township is located in Sangamon County, Illinois. The population was 1,065 at the 2000 census. The township is the home of Hunter Lake, a proposed reservoir.- External links :***...

  • Curran
    Curran Township, Sangamon County, Illinois
    Curran Township is located in Sangamon County, Illinois. The population was 1,285 at the 2000 census.- External links :***...

  • Divernon
    Divernon Township, Sangamon County, Illinois
    Divernon Township is located in Sangamon County, Illinois. The population was 1,548 at the 2000 census. Divernon Township formed from Pawnee Township on an unknown date, but before 1921.- External links :***...

  • Fancy Creek
    Fancy Creek Township, Sangamon County, Illinois
    Fancy Creek Township is located in Sangamon County, Illinois. The population was 4,145 at the 2000 census. Fancy Creek Township changed its name from Power Township on September 11, 1861.- External links :***...

  • Gardner
    Gardner Township, Sangamon County, Illinois
    Gardner Township is located in Sangamon County, Illinois. The population was 4,250 at the 2000 census. The township contains the unincorporated communities of Bradfordton and Salisbury.- External links :***...

  • Illiopolis
    Illiopolis Township, Sangamon County, Illinois
    Illiopolis Township is located in Sangamon County, Illinois. The population was 1,302 at the 2000 census.-External links:* * *...

  • Island Grove
    Island Grove Township, Sangamon County, Illinois
    Island Grove Township is located in Sangamon County, Illinois. The population was 532 at the 2000 census.- External links :***...

  • Lanesville
    Lanesville Township, Sangamon County, Illinois
    Lanesville Township is located in Sangamon County, Illinois. The population was 199 at the 2000 census. Lanesville Township formed from Illiopolis Township in 1875 under the name of Wheatfield, which was subsequently changed to Lanesville....

  • Loami
    Loami Township, Sangamon County, Illinois
    Loami Township is located in Sangamon County, Illinois. The population was 1,118 at the 2000 census.- External links :***...

  • Maxwell
    Maxwell Township, Sangamon County, Illinois
    Maxwell Township is located in Sangamon County, Illinois. The population was 194 at the 2000 census. Maxwell Township formed from a portion of Loami Township on an unknown date, but sometime prior to 1921.- External links :* * *...

  • Mechanicsburg
    Mechanicsburg Township, Sangamon County, Illinois
    Mechanicsburg Township is located in Sangamon County, Illinois. The population was 2,116 at the 2000 census.- External links :***...

  • New Berlin
    New Berlin Township, Sangamon County, Illinois
    New Berlin Township is located in Sangamon County, Illinois. The population was 1,262 at the 2000 census. New Berlin Township was formed from a portion of Island Grove Township on March 3, 1869.- External links :***...

  • Pawnee
    Pawnee Township, Sangamon County, Illinois
    Pawnee Township is located in Sangamon County, Illinois, United States. The population was 2,948 at the 2000 census.- External links :***...

  • Rochester
    Rochester Township, Sangamon County, Illinois
    Rochester Township is located in Sangamon County, Illinois. The population was 4,486 at the 2000 census.- External links :***...

  • Salisbury
    Salisbury Township, Sangamon County, Illinois
    Salisbury Township is a defunct township located in Sangamon County, Illinois. The population was 591 at the 1980 census. Salisbury Township changed its name from Sackett Township on September 9, 1867. In 1989, it merged into Gardner and Fancy Creek townships .-Demographics:- External links :**...

  • Springfield
    Springfield Township, Sangamon County, Illinois
    Springfield Township is located in Sangamon County, Illinois. It is made up of unincorporated areas bordering on the city of Springfield, which should not be confused with the township of the same name. The population of Springfield Township was 7,046 at the 2000 census.- External links :***...

  • Talkington
    Talkington Township, Sangamon County, Illinois
    Talkington Township is located in Sangamon County, Illinois. The population was 263 at the 2000 census.-External links:* * *...

  • Williams
    Williams Township, Sangamon County, Illinois
    Williams Township is located in Sangamon County, Illinois. The population was 3,310 at the 2000 census.- External links :***...

  • Woodside
    Woodside Township, Sangamon County, Illinois
    Woodside Township is located in Sangamon County, Illinois. The population was 12,729 at the 2000 census.- External links :***...


  • Climate and weather



    In recent years, average temperatures in the county seat of Springfield have ranged from a low of 17 °F (-8.3 °C) in January to a high of 87 °F (30.6 °C) in July, although a record low of -24 °F was recorded in February 1905 and a record high of 112 °F (44.4 °C) was recorded in July 1954. Average monthly precipitation ranged from 1.62 inches (4.1 cm) in January to 4.06 inches (10.3 cm) in May.

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