Scott County, Illinois

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Scott County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. As of 2000, the population was 5,537. Its county seat is Winchester, Illinois[1].

Scott County is part of the Jacksonville Micropolitan Statistical Area.



According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 253 square miles (655 km²), of which 251 square miles (650 km²) is land and 2 square miles (5 km²) (0.73%) is water.

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Scott County was formed in 1839 out of Morgan County. It was named for a local pioneer family named Scott.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 5,537 people, 2,222 households, and 1,562 families residing in the county. The population density was 22 people per square mile (9/km²). There were 2,464 housing units at an average density of 10 per square mile (4/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 99.46% White, 0.04% Black or African American, 0.14% Native American, 0.13% Asian American, 0.04% from other races, and 0.20% from two or more races. 0.18% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 26.3% were of German, 22.3% American, 21.6% English and 9.1% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000.

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