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Coles County is located in Central Illinois the two largest cities Charleston and Mattoon are within a three hour drive from Chicago, St Louis, and Indianapolis.  As of the 2000 census, the population was 53,196. Coles county seat is Charleston.

Coles County was organized in 1831 out of Clark and Edgar Counties It was named after Edward Coles  the second governor of Illinois from 1822 to 1826

Coles County area offers ideal residential and business locations. Other communities include Ashmore Humboldt Lerna Oakland Trilla Rardin  Click For Maps 

Coles County: In the census of 2000, there were 21,043 households, and 12,078 families residing in the county. The population density was 40/km˛ (105/mi˛). There were 22,768 housing units at an average density of 17/km˛ (45/mi˛). The racial makeup of the county was 95.37% White, 2.28% Black or African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.79% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.41% from other races, and 0.90% from two or more races. 1.39% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 21,043 households out of which 26.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.20% were married couples living together, 8.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 42.60% were non-families. 31.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.91.

In the county the population was spread out with 19.70% under the age of 18, 23.50% from 18 to 24, 23.80% from 25 to 44, 19.70% from 45 to 64, and 13.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 91.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.10 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $32,286, and the median income for a family was $45,708. Males had a median income of $32,831 versus $21,923 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,370. 17.50% of the population and 7.50% of families were below the poverty line. 11.40% of those under the age of 18 and 9.30% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line.





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