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This demographic profile was developed as part of the Connect SI Initiative, a collaborative, regional economic strategy for connecting the southernmost 20 counties in Illinois. The Connect SI region is composed of Alexander, Edwards, Franklin, Gallatin, Hamilton, Hardin, Jackson, Jefferson, Johnson, Massac, Perry, Pope, Pulaski, Randolph, Saline, Union, Wabash, Wayne, White, and Williamson counties. 

Massac County, Illinois

Massac County is one of 102 counties in the State of Illinois.  This county is seated in the City of Metropolis.  In 2000, the total population of Massac County was 15,161, with a median age of 39.6.  According to U.S. Census 2000, 98.8% of its population was reported as only one race, including 92.6% of these self-reported as White and 5.5% self-reported as African Americans.  In 2006, the Per Capita Personal Income (PCPI) of Massac County was $26,421, ranked 67th in the state.  This PCPI was 69% of the state average, $38,409 and 72% of the national average, $36,714.  Average household size and average family size were 2.37 persons and 2.88 persons respectively in 2000. 

Massac County is located in southernmost Illinois, approximately 168 miles southeast of St. Louis, Missouri and 368 miles south of Chicago, Illinois.  The county has a total area of 24.12 square miles, of which 239.05 square miles are land and 3.06 square miles are water.  

The cities and villages in Massac County include Bookport, Joppa and Metropolis.