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Welcome to Sangamon County

Home of Abraham Lincoln and the Illinois State Capitol.

Located in the heartland of both Illinois and the nation, Sangamon County was established in 1821 and has an estimated population of 200,000 in an area of 877 square miles. Sangamon County is a growing community with one of the nation’s lowest costs of living. 

Sangamon County has a strong and thriving local economy that is based upon healthcare, professional services, state government, tourism and agriculture, all of which help provide for one of the lowest unemployment rates in the state. Sangamon County is also home to the Mid-Illinois Regional Medical Center, including the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, as well as several colleges and the University of Illinois at Springfield, a four-year state university that is ranked as one of the best in the Midwest. Sangamon County enjoys a national reputation as a wonderful place to live, do business and raise a family, and is home to several of the nation’s most significant historic sites. 

Sangamon County Profile