# Scott County, Illinois

**Scott County** is a

county located in the

U.S. State of

Illinois. As of

2000, the population is 5,537. Its

county seat is

Winchester, Illinois^{6}.

\nAccording to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 655

km² (253

mi²). 650 km² (251 mi²) of it is land and 5 km² (2 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.73% water.

## Demographics

\nAs of the census^{2} of

2000, there are 5,537 people, 2,222 households, and 1,562 families residing in the county. The

population density is 9/km² (22/mi²). There are 2,464 housing units at an average density of 4/km² (10/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 99.46%

White, 0.04%

Black or

African American, 0.14%

Native American, 0.13%

Asian American, 0.00%

Pacific Islander, 0.04% from

other races, and 0.20% from two or more races. 0.18% of the population are

Hispanic or

Latino of any race.
There are 2,222 households out of which 33.80% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.30% are married couples living together, 8.30% have a female householder with no husband present, and 29.70% are non-families. 26.10% of all households are made up of individuals and 13.80% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.47 and the average family size is 2.98.
In the county the population is spread out with 25.10% under the age of 18, 7.80% from 18 to 24, 27.30% from 25 to 44, 23.30% from 45 to 64, and 16.50% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 39 years. For every 100 females there are 93.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 92.00 males.
The median income for a household in the county is $36,566, and the median income for a family is $42,924. Males have a median income of $30,099 versus $21,385 for females. The per capita income for the county is $16,998. 9.70% of the population and 6.50% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 13.10% are under the age of 18 and 6.30% are 65 or older.

## Cities and towns

\n*Alsey\n*

Bluffs\n*

Exeter\n*

Glasgow\n*

Manchester\n*

Naples\n*

Winchester