Maps of Illinois Population and Newspaper History

 

Illinois Population Tables, 1810-2000

 

Illinois Population Maps

 

These maps illustrate the relative populations of the counties of Illinois from 1810 to 2000. They are color-coded to show what proportion of the total state population each county represents.

 

1810 1818 1820 1830 1840 1850 1860 1870

 

1880 1890 1900 1910 1920 1930 1940 1950

 

1960 1970 1980 1990 2000

 

The figures that were used to compile these maps came from the following sources:

 

1810-1818: Norton, Margaret Cross. Illinois census returns, 1810-1818. Springfield, Ill.: Illinois State Historical Library, 1935.

1820-1970: Andriot, John L., ed., Population Abstract of the United States (McLean, Va.: Andriot Associates, c1980), 185-96.

1980: U.S. Bureau of the Census, County and City Data Book (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1988), 120, 133.

 

1990: U.S. Census Bureau. 1990 Census Lookup. <http://homer.ssd.census.gov/doc/lookup_doc.html>, 13 August 2002.

 

2000: U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2000 Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File, Matrices PL1 and PL2. , <http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/BasicFactsTable?_lang=en&_vt_name=DEC_2000_PL_U_GCTPL_ST2&_geo_id=04000US17>, 11 August 2002.

 

Maps of Illinois Newspaper History

 

These maps, compiled from data collected by the Illinois Newspaper Project, illustrate the growth and development of newspapers across the state of Illinois from 1814 to 1995, and by implication the settlement of the state.

 

1814-1819 1820-1829 1830-1839 1840-1849 1850-1859

 

1860-1869 1870-1879 1880-1889 1890-1899 1900-1909

 

1910-1919 1920-1929 1930-1939 1940-1949 1950-1959

 

1960-1969 1970-1979 1980-1989 1990-1995

 

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