McLeansboro, Illinois

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McLeansboro is a city in Hamilton County, Illinois, United States. The population was 2,945 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Hamilton County.[1] The town was named for William B. McLean, who donated the land for its founding. ABC News Reporter Christen Craig as well as sports figures Jerry Sloan (former basketball player for the Chicago Bulls and current head coach of the Utah Jazz) and Carl Mauck (former center for the Houston Oilers and NFL coach) were also born there.

McLeansboro is part of the Mount Vernon Micropolitan Statistical Area.



McLeansboro is located at 38°5′35″N 88°32′10″W / 38.09306°N 88.53611°W / 38.09306; -88.53611 (38.093115, -88.536213).[2]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.3 square miles (5.9 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 2,945 people, 1,265 households, and 747 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,286.3 people per square mile (496.5/km²). There were 1,444 housing units at an average density of 630.7/sq mi (243.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.10% White, 0.78% African American, 0.03% Native American, 0.20% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.17% from other races, and 0.68% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.37% of the population.

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