Menard County, Illinois

Menard County: County in Texas, United States


Menard County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. As of the 2010 census, the population was 12,705 and a population density of 5 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 12,068 inhabitants. Its county seat is Menard. The county was created 152 years ago in 1870.

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

Quick Facts about Menard County

Population : 12,068 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Illinois (United States)
Different from : Menard County
Area : 2337 km2
Water as percent of area : 0.03%
Land as percent of area : 99.97%
Named for : Michel Branamour Menard
Altitude : 594 feet / 181 meters
Capital : Menard
Establishment : January 01, 1871
Time Zone : Central Time Zone
Local time : 20:13:38 (28th September 2023)
Density : 5 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -5.28% (2010-2020)
Weather : 78℉ Mostly Sunny 7-days weather
Menard county courthouse 2010 image
Menard county courthouse 2010
Menard county courthouse 2010 image


Menard County is located at 40°1'39"N 89°48'8"W (40.0274000, -89.8021700). It has 6 neighbors: Concho County, Kimble County, Mason County, McCulloch County, Schleicher County and Sutton County.

Menard County map

The largest city of Menard County is Athens with a population of 1,893. Other cities include, Tallula population 467 and Oakford population 273. See all Menard County cities & populated places.

Menard County Populated Places

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Menard County.

City Name Population Title
Petersburg 2,190 City in Menard County, Illinois
Athens 1,893 City in Menard County, Illinois, United States
Greenview 715 Village in Illinois, United States
Tallula 467 Human settlement in Illinois, United States of America
Oakford 273 Human settlement in Illinois, United States of America


Menard County forecast: Mostly sunny, with a high near 78. Northeast wind around 6 mph. more

Menard County has 6 neighbours.

  • Menard


According to census records, the population of Menard County decreased by 5.28% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 12,705 - census
2011 12,698 -0.06% estimation process
2012 12,691 -0.06% estimation process
2013 12,572 -0.95% estimation process
2014 12,508 -0.51% estimation process
2015 12,356 -1.23% estimation process
2016 12,398 0.34% estimation process
2017 12,293 -0.85% estimation process
2018 12,289 -0.03% estimation process
2019 12,196 -0.76% estimation process
2020 12,068 -1.06% estimation process

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People born in Menard County (1)

United States Air Force general Hewitt T. Wheless was born in Menard County

Other places with the same name (2)

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