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Livingston County is a county located in the state of Illinois. According to the 2010 census, it has a
population of 38,950. Livingston County was
created on February 27, 1837. The county
seat is Pontiac. The county is named
for Edward Livingston (1764-1836), prominent jurist, Congressman from
New York and Louisiana, and United States Secretary of State from 1831
Livingston County comprises the Pontiac, IL Micropolitan Statistical Area, which is included in the Bloomington-Pontiac, IL Combined Statistical Area.
The county is named or Edward Livingston, United States Secretary of State under President Andrew Jackson.
County QuickFacts: CensusBureau Quick Facts
Livingston County was created on February 27, 1837 (Laws, 1837, p. 33) and was formed from unorganized land, La Salle
and McLean Counties. Present area, or parts of it, formerly included in: LaSalle County (1831-1837), McLean County
(1831-1837), Vermilion County (1826-1837), Tazewell County (1827-1831), Fayette County (1821-1827), Edgar County
(1823-1826), Clark County (1819-1823), Crawford County (1816-1819), Edwards County (1815-1816), Madison County
(1812-1815), St. Clair County (1801-1812) and Knox, Northwest Territory (1790-1801).
The County was named for Edward Livingston, a lawyer and statesman, Mayor of the City of New York, Representative in Congress from New York and later from Louisiana, United States Senator from Louisiana, Secretary of State under Jackson, and United States Minister to France. The County Seat is Pontiac (1837-Present).
As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,045 square miles (2,708 km2), of which, 1,044 square miles (2,703 km2) of it is land and 2 square miles (4 km2) of it (0.16%) is water.
Livingston county is located close to the center of Illinois.
Bordering counties are as follows: