Knox County , Illinois

Knox County: County in Illinois, United States

Knox County locator map
Location of Knox County on Illinois map.

About

Knox County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. As of the 2010 census, the population was 52,919 and a population density of 28 people per km². After 9 years in 2019 county had an estimated population of 49,699 inhabitants. Its county seat is Galesburg. The county was created 196 years ago in 1824.

Geography

Knox County is located at 40°55'55"N 90°12'48"W (40.9318200, -90.2132600). It has 6 neighbors: Fulton County, Henry County, Mercer County, Peoria County, Stark County and Warren County.

Knox County Courthouse 'Illinois' 1981 image
Knox County Courthouse 'Illinois' 1981

The largest city of Knox County is Galesburg with a population of 30,197. Other cities include, Knox population 4,750, Abingdon population 3,051, Knoxville population 2,726 and Ontario population 883. See all Knox County cities & populated places.

Knox County Courthouse 'Illinois' 1981 image

Knox County map

Knox County Quick Facts

Population : 49,699 (2019)
Country : United States of America
State : Illinois (United States)
Different from : Knox County, Knox County, Knox County, Knox County, Knox County, Knox County, Knox County, Knox County
Area : 1864 km2
Water as percent of area : 0.5%
Land as percent of area : 99.5%
Named for : Henry Knox
Capital : Galesburg
Establishment : January 01, 1825
Time Zone : America/Chicago
Local time : 05:20:46 (15th June 2021)
Density : 27 Pop. per km² as of 2019
Population growth : -6.48% (2010-2019)

Knox County has 6 neighbours.

  • Galesburg

Demographics

According to census records, the population of Knox County decreased by 6.48% in 9 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 52,919 - census
2011 52,705 -0.41% estimation process
2012 52,302 -0.77% estimation process
2013 52,129 -0.33% estimation process
2014 51,944 -0.36% estimation process
2015 51,370 -1.12% estimation process
2016 50,917 -0.89% estimation process
2017 50,577 -0.67% estimation process
2018 49,978 -1.2% estimation process
2019 49,699 -0.56% estimation process

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People born in Knox County (5)

People born in Knox County, including Union Army officer and U.S.A. diplomat Edwin Hurd Conger, politician John E. Raker, zoologist Harley Jones Van Cleave, you can see a list of people who born in Knox County.

Other places with the same name (8)

Knox County Populated Places (more)

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Knox County.

City Name Population Title
Galesburg 30,197 County seat of Knox County, Illinois, United States
Knox 4,750 County seat of Knox County, Tennessee, United States; third-largest city in Tennessee
Abingdon 3,051 City in Knox County, Illinois, United States of America
Knoxville 2,726 City in Knox County, Illinois, United States
Ontario 883 Unincorporated community in Illinois
Truro 792 Human settlement in United States of America
Wataga 786 Human settlement in Illinois, United States of America
East Galesburg 774 Human settlement in Knox Township, Illinois, United States of America
Oneida 662 City in Illinois, USA
Yates City 652 Village in Illinois, United States
Williamsfield 545 Human settlement in Illinois, United States of America
Altona 497 Village in Illinois, United States
Victoria 289 Village in Illinois, United States
Maquon 260 Township in Knox County, Illinois
Rio 207 Village in Illinois, USA
Saint Augustine 112 Human settlement in Knox County, Illinois, United States of America

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