Place:St. Clair, Illinois, United States

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St. Clair County is the oldest county in the U.S. state of Illinois; its existence actually antedates the establishment of Illinois itself. In 1970, the U.S. Census Bureau placed the mean center of U.S. population in St. Clair County. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 270,056, which is an increase of 5.5% from 256,082 in 2000. Its county seat is Belleville. St. Clair County is part of the American Bottom or Metro-East area of Illinois. It is also a part of the St. Louis Metropolitan Area.

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Timeline

Date Event Source
1763 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1772 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1778 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1786 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1790 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1810 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1830 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1830 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1800 1,355
1810 5,007
1820 5,253
1830 7,078
1840 13,631
1850 20,180
1860 37,694
1870 51,068
1880 61,806
1890 66,571
1900 86,685
1910 119,870
1920 136,520
1930 157,775
1940 166,899
1950 205,995
1960 262,509
1970 285,176
1980 267,531
1990 262,852

Note: Total for 1800 comprises the populations reported for Randolph and St. Clair Counties, Indiana Territory, plus the population (100) of Opee (Peoria), included with St. Clair County. Total for 1890 includes 1 Indian in prison, not reported by county.

Research Tips

An exemplary local society site, full of on-line resources and leads to off-line information: St. Clair County Genealogical Society --Hh219 07:41, 28 April 2007 (MDT)

External Links

  • Outstanding guide to St. Clair County family history and genealogy resources (FamilySearch Research Wiki). Birth, marriage, and death records, censuses, wills, deeds, county histories, cemeteries, churches, naturalizations, newspapers, libraries, and genealogical societies.


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