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Knox County, IL Public Records

Circuit Court
200 S Cherry St
Galesburg, IL 61401 www.9thjudicial.org/Knox/knox-cir...
Hours: 8:30AM-4:30PM CST
P: 309-343-3121, 309-345-3859
F: 309-345-0098
Jurisdiction: Felony, Misdemeanor, Civil, Eviction, Small Claims, Probate, Family, Juvenile, Traffic, Ordinances
Restricted Records: No juvenile or adoption records released
Search fee includes civil and criminal indexes. Court plans to offer online access soon.

Knox County, IL Vital Records

Contact the Knox County Office of the County Recorder if you would like to find vital records, such as birth, death, marriage, divorce, and real estate records.

Knox County
County Recorder
www.co.knox.il.us/county-recorder/
8:30AM-4:30PM CST
Phone: 309-345-3818
Fax: 309-345-3842
Recorded Documents

Knox County Vital Certificates

Knox County Vital Certificates

If you would like to obtain a hard copy of a birth, death, marriage, divorce, or other vital record, you can do so by searching for and requesting a vital certificate. Vital certificates are hard copy documents, the same as those used by the United States government.

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Knox County Population Records

Total Land Area (2000): 716.28 sq mi
Population (2009): 51,648
  • Females: 49.8%
  • White: 89.9%
  • Black/African American: 7.3%
  • Asian: 0.9%
  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino Origin: 4.1%
  • White, Not Hispanic: 86.2%
Population Change (2000-2009): -4,190
Foreign-Born Population (2000): 1.6%
Language other than English spoken at home (2000): 4.2%
Persons Below Poverty Level (2008): 16.5%
High School Graduates (2000): 81.8%
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher (2000): 14.6%
Persons per Household (2000): 2.33
Housing Units (2000): 23,717
Homeownership Rate (2000): 71.6%
Migration Flow to Knox County, IL from (2007-2008):

Knox County Records

Total Earnings by Industry, in thou. dol. (2007):
  • Total: $933,980
  • Construction: $30,562
  • Retail Trade: $83,064
  • Professional and Technical Services: $25,386
  • Healthcare: $185,629
  • Banking: $36,290
  • Retail Trade: $83,064
  • Accommodations and Food Services: $26,101
  • Manufacturing: $58,460
  • Farms: $36,290
  • Government: $161,891
Employed (2000): 25,485
Unemployed (2000): 1,783
Unemployment Rate (2009): 9.6%
Annual Payroll per Employee (2007): $28,290
Local Government Employment (2007): 0
Local Government Revenue (2007): $156,018 (thou. dol.)
Local Government Debt (2007): $66,629 (thou. dol.)

Knox County Birth, Death Records

Births (2007): 552
  • Per 1,000 population: 10.6
Deaths (2007): 663
  • Per 1,000 population: 12.8
Infant Deaths (2007): 3
  • Per 1,000 population: 5.4

Knox County Criminal Records

Violent Crimes (2008): 0
  • Murder and non-negligent manslaughter: 0
  • Forcible rape: 0
  • Robbery: 0
  • Aggravated Assault: 0
Property Crimes (2008): 0
  • Burglary: 0
  • Larceny-Theft: 0
  • Motor Vehicle Theft: 0

Knox County Genealogy Records