Stark County, Illinois

Stark County: County in Illinois, United States


Stark County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. As of the 2010 census, the population was 5,994 and a population density of 8 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 5,262 inhabitants. Its county seat is Toulon. The county was created 185 years ago in 1839.

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

Quick Facts about Stark County

Population : 5,262 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Illinois (United States)
Different from : Starke County, Stark County, Stark County
Area : 746 km2
Water as percent of area : 0.1%
Land as percent of area : 99.9%
Named for : John Stark
Capital : Toulon
Establishment : March 03, 1839
Time Zone : America/Chicago
Local time : 02:04:26 (24th May 2024)
Density : 7 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -13.91% (2010-2020)
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Stark County is located at 41°5'36"N 89°47'51"W (41.0933600, -89.7974900). It has 5 neighbors: Bureau County, Henry County, Knox County, Marshall County and Peoria County.

Stark County map

The largest city of Stark County is Elmira with a population of 280. Other cities include and Duncan population 250. See all Stark County cities & populated places.

Stark County Populated Places

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

City Name Population Title
Wyoming 1,253 Town in Illinois, United States
Toulon 1,144 Township in Stark County, Illinois
Osceola 885 Township in Stark County, Illinois
Bradford 668 Village in Stark County, Illinois, United States
Elmira 280 Unincorporated community in Illinois
West Jersey 250 Township in Stark County, Illinois
Duncan 250 Unincorporated community in Illinois
Lafayette 161 Township in Ogle County, Illinois

Stark County has 5 neighbours.


According to census records, the population of Stark County decreased by 13.91% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 5,994 - census
2011 5,842 -2.6% estimation process
2012 5,739 -1.79% estimation process
2013 5,705 -0.6% estimation process
2014 5,601 -1.86% estimation process
2015 5,505 -1.74% estimation process
2016 5,512 0.13% estimation process
2017 5,457 -1.01% estimation process
2018 5,418 -0.72% estimation process
2019 5,342 -1.42% estimation process
2020 5,262 -1.52% estimation process

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Other places with the same name (3)

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