Henry County, Illinois

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Henry County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. As of 2000, the population was 51,020. A 2008 estimate shows a slight decrease to 49,569.[1] Its county seat is Cambridge, Illinois[2]. It is one of the four counties that make up the Davenport-Moline-Rock Island Metropolitan Statistical Area.[3]



According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 826 square miles (2,139.3 km2), of which 823 square miles (2,131.6 km2) is land and 2 square miles (5.2 km2) (0.29%) is water. It is the 29th largest of Illinois' 102 counties. The area is fairly flat, with elevations ranging from 650 feet above sea level in the northwest to 850 in the southeast. The land is mostly used for agriculture, about 456,596 acres (1,847.78 km2) or 86.7% of the county's land area. [1].

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