Wabash County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. According to the 2010 census, it had a population of 11,947. Its county seat is Mount Carmel. It is located in the southern portion of Illinois known locally as “Little Egypt”.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 228 square miles (590 km), of which 223 square miles (580 km) is land and 4.3 square miles (11 km) (1.9%) is water. It is the fifth-smallest county in Illinois by area.
As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 11,947 people, 5,012 households, and 3,310 families residing in the county. The population density was 53.5 inhabitants per square mile (20.7/km). There were 5,585 housing units at an average density of 25.0 per square mile (9.7/km). The racial makeup of the county was 96.9% white, 0.6% black or African American, 0.6% Asian, 0.2% American Indian, 0.5% from other races, and 1.1% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 1.3% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 25.6% were German, 12.3% were English, 11.7% were American, and 8.4% were Irish.
Of the 5,012 households, 29.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.9% were married couples living together, 9.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 34.0% were non-families, and 29.4% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.91. The median age was 42.0 years.
The median income for a household in the county was $46,026 and the median income for a family was $55,611. Males had a median income of $44,932 versus $28,292 for females. The per capita income for the county was $23,350. About 7.2% of families and 13.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.2% of those under age 18 and 8.6% of those age 65 or over.
Wabash County Illinois neighborhoods include: America Dora 600 124, Hwy 24 and Falls, Prosser’s Trailer Court, Southwood Dr, State Street, Wabash City