Pope County, Illinois

Pope County: County in Illinois, United States


Pope County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. As of the 2010 census, the population was 4,470 and a population density of 5 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 4,142 inhabitants. Its county seat is Golconda. The county was created 207 years ago in 1815.

Quick Facts about Pope County

Population : 4,142 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Illinois (United States)
Different from : Pope County, Pope County
Area : 970 km2
Water as percent of area : 1.5%
Land as percent of area : 98.5%
Named for : Nathaniel Pope
Capital : Golconda
Establishment : January 01, 1816
Time Zone : America/Chicago
Local time : 08:28:50 (3rd February 2023)
Density : 4 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -7.92% (2010-2020)
Pope County locator map
Location of Pope County on Illinois map.
Pope County Courthouse  Golconda image
Pope County Courthouse Golconda
Pope County Courthouse  Golconda image


Pope County is located at 37°24'46"N 88°33'42"W (37.4127600, -88.5615800). It has 6 neighbors: Hardin County, Johnson County, Massac County, Saline County, Williamson County and Livingston County.

Pope County map

The largest city of Pope County is Golconda with a population of 622. . See all Pope County cities & populated places.

Pope County Populated Places

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

City Name Population Title
Golconda 622 City in Illinois
Eddyville 97 Village in Illinois, United States

Pope County has 6 neighbours.


According to census records, the population of Pope County decreased by 7.92% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 4,470 - census
2011 4,498 0.62% estimation process
2012 4,459 -0.87% estimation process
2013 4,457 -0.04% estimation process
2014 4,375 -1.87% estimation process
2015 4,291 -1.96% estimation process
2016 4,182 -2.61% estimation process
2017 4,183 0.02% estimation process
2018 4,184 0.02% estimation process
2019 4,177 -0.17% estimation process
2020 4,142 -0.85% estimation process

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People born in Pope County (2)

People born in Pope County, including politician Claude V. Parsons, James Hervey Hanna, .


Other places with the same name (3)

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