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Coles County, IL
The county was named for Gov. Edward Coles

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Coles County is one of 102 counties in Illinois.

The county is in the Charleston-Mattoon metro area.The estimated population in 2004 was 51,528. This was a decrease of  -3.14% from the 2000 census.

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Median household income
Local
$32,286
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Coles County demographic reports

In 2002, the per capita personal income in Coles County was $24,046. This was an increase of 18.2% from 1997. The 2002 figure was 78% of the national per capita income, which was $30,906.



County seat: Charleston

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25% of Coles County residents report German ancestry, and 15% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Coles County ancestry & family history guide.

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Cemeteries

Cemeteries in Coles County include Adkins Cemetery, Anderson Cemetery, Armstrong Cemetery, Ashmore Cemetery, Bales Cemetery, Beals Cemetery, Beavers Cemetery, Bell Cemetery, Berry Cemetery, Bethel Cemetery ... View cemeteries

Communities

Communities in Coles County include Ashmore, Ashmore, Charleston, Charleston, East Oakland, Humboldt, Humboldt, Hutton, Lafayette, Lerna ... View communities

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Colleges in Coles County include Eastern Illinois University, Lake Land College ... View colleges

School districts in Coles County include Charleston C U Schools Dist 1, Clark, Coles, Cumberland, Douglas, Edgar, Moultrie & Shelby, Mattoon C U Schools Dist 2, Oakland C U Schools Dist 5 ... View school districts

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Libraries in Coles County include Charleston Carnegie Public Library, Mattoon Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Coles County include Journal Gazette & Times-Courier ... View newspapers

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Politics

Coles County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Coles County political report.

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Hotels in Coles County include Best Western, Comfort Suites, Days Inn, Fairfield Inn by Marriott Mattoon, Hampton Inn Mattoon, Ramada Inn, Super 8

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