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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