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Kane County Geography
Kane County Land Area: 520.44 square miles (approx. 333,082 acres)
Land in farms: 301.14 square miles (192,732 acres or 57.8%)
Kane County Water area: 3.6 square miles (2,304 acres)

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 52.71 millions of gallons per day (60% from ground, 40% from surface)

Kane County People Facts
Kane County Population (2005): 511,892 – 94% urban, 6% rural
Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 55.9%
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2008: 9%
Median age of residents in 2005: 32 years old
Average household size in Kane County: 2.97
Median household income in 2008: $66,834
Mean travel time to work (minutes) age 16+: 27.3
High School graduates age 25+: 80.2%
Bachelor’s degree or higher age 25+: 27.7%
Language other than English spoken at home: 25.1%
Number of foreign born residents: 63,516 (29% naturalized citizens)

 
 

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