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Iroquois County, Illinois

US county information
NameIroquois County
StateIllinois
SeatWatseka
Largest cityWatseka
US Area
Total Area1118.03 sq mi (2895.7 km2)
Land Area1116.43.43 sq mi (2891.6 km2)
Water Area1.60 sq mi (4.1 km2)
Population31334 (2000)
Density10.8/km2 (28/sq mi)
Founded1833
Time zoneCentral
Time zoneCentral: UTC-6/-5: -6/-5

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Iroquois County is a county located in the northeast part of the U.S. state of Illinois along the border with Indiana. It is the third largest county in the state in terms of area, covering over 1100 sqmi (2848986921.4 m2). As of 2000, the population was 31,334; the 2009 estimate was 29,690. The county seat of Watseka is located near the center of the county, which is the only county in the United States to be named Iroquois, after the American Indian people.


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