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1850 Social Statistics Census
Average Wages
(by county)

County

Avg. monthly $ to a farm hand w/board

Avg. $ to a day-laborer w/board

Avg. $ to a day-laborer w/o board

Day wages to a Carpenter w/o board

Weekly wages to a female domestic w/board

Price of board to laboring men per wk

Adams

$10

.50

.75

$1.50

$1.25

$1.50

Alexander

10

.14

.20

1.00

.75

1.25

Bond

10

.50

.62 ½

1.25

1.00

1.50

Boone

12

.75

87 ½

1.25

1.00

1.25

Brown

12 

.50

.70

1.25

1.00

1.25

Bureau

12

.75

1.00

1.50

1.00

1.50

Calhoun

16 

1.00 

1 ¼

 1 ¾

1.00

1 ½

Carroll

12

.50

.75

1.20

1.00

1.25

Cass

15

.75

1.00

2.00

1.00

1.50

Champaign

12

.62

.75

$1.00

1.00

.75 to 1.00

Christian

15

.75

1.00

2.00

1.25

1.25

Clark

10

.50

.75

1.25

.75

1.50

Clay

10

.50

.75

1.25

.75

1.25

Clinton

10

.50

.75

1.50

1.00

1 ¾

Clay

10

.50

.75

1.25

.75

1.25

Coles

10

.50

.75

1.50

1.

1.75

Cook (including Chicago)

12

?

1.00

1.37 ½

1.25

1.25

Crawford

10.00

.50

.60

1.25

.75

1.00

Cumberland

10.00

.50

.75

1.50

1.00

1.75

DeKalb

12.00

.63

.75

1.5

1.00

1.50

Dewitt

13

.62½

.87½

1.50

1.50

1.50

Dupage

11

.60

.80

1.50

1.25

1.50

Edgar

10

.50

.75

1.25

.75

1.50

Edwards

10.00

.50

.75

1.50

1.00

1.25

Effingham

10

.50

.75

1.50

.75

1.50

Fayette

10

.50

.75

1.50

1.00

2.00

Franklin

10

.50

.75

1.25

1.00

1.00

Fulton

12.00

.75

1.00

1.50

1.00

1.50

Gallatin

10

.37 ½

.60

1.50

1.00

1.50

Greene

10

.75

1.00

1.50

1.25

2.00

Grundy

18

1.00

1.25

1.20

1.50

2.00

Hamilton

10

.50

.75

1.50

1.00

1.00

Hardin

10

.75

.60

1.50

1.00

2.00

Henderson

14

.62

.75

2.00

1.50

1.25

Henry

12

.50

.75

1.50

1.00

1.50

Iroquois

10

.50

.62

1.00

1.00

.75 to $1

Jackson

10

.50

.75

1.25

1.00

1.25

Jasper

10

.50

.75

1.50

1.00

1.75

Jefferson

10

.75

1.00

1.50

.75

1.00

Jersey

12

.75

1.00

1.75

1.25

1.25

Jo Daviess
City of Galena

15
15

.80
.75

.85
1.00

1.50
1.50

1.50
1.50

1.50
2.00

Johnson

10

.50

.75

1.50

1.00

1.50

Kane
Hampshire
Virgil
Geneva
St. Charles
Aurora
Big Rock
Kaneville
Batavia
Sugar Grove
Rutland
Blackbery
Burlington
Campton
Plato
Dundee
Elgin

-
12
10
12
12
11
11
10 ?(smudged)
12
11
11
11
11
11
11
12

-
.75
.75
.75
.75
.75
.62
.67
.75
.75
.62
.75
.62
.75
.75
.62
.75

-
1.00
.87
1.00
1.00
1.00
.87
.87
1.00
1.00
1.00
1.00
.87
1.00
1.00
1.00
87½

-
1.25
1.25
1.50
1.50
1.50
1.25
1.25
1.50
1.50
1.37
1.50
1.12
1.50
1.50
1.25
1.50

-
1.00
1.00
1.25
1.25
1.25
1.00
1.00
1.25
1.00
1.00
1.00
1.00
1.00
1.00
1.25
1.37

-
1.25
1.00
1.25
1.50
1.25
1.00
1.00
1.25
1.25
1.00
1.25
1.00
1.25
1.25
1.50
1.25

Kendall

12

.75

1.50

1.50

1.50

2??

Knox

12

.65

.80

1.75

1.00

1.25

Lake

12

.75

1

1.25

1.25

1.50

Lasalle

12

.75

1.00

1.50

1.25

1.50

Lawrence

10

.62½

.75

1.50

.75

1.50

Lee

12

.63

.75

1.50

1.25

1.50

Livingston

15

.75

1.00

1.50

1.50

1.25

McDonough

12

.75

1.00

1.50

1.25

2.00

McHenry

13

.75

1.00

1.50

1.00

1.25

McLean

16

.75

1.00

2.00

2.00

1.25

Macon

12

.625

1.00

2.00

.75

1.50

Macoupin

14

.75

1.00

1.50

1.25

1.75

Madison
Alton

10
-

.50
1.00

.75
1.25

1.50
1.75

1.00
1.50

1.50
1.50

Marion

10

.75

1.00

2.00

1.00

1.00

Marshall

12

.75

1.00

1.25

1.75

1.50

Mason

14

.75

1.00

1.50

1.50

1.50

Massac

10

.50

.75

1.50

1.00

1.50

Menard

15

.75

1.00

2.00

1.50

1.50

Mercer

14

.75

1.00

1.50

1.25

1.50

Monroe

10

.50

.75

1.50

1.00

1.50

Montgomery

10

.75

1.00

1.50

1.00

1.50

Morgan

16

.80

1.00

1.50

1.50

1.50

Moultrie

12

.50

.75

1.50

1.00

1.50

Ogle

12

.63

.88

1.50

1.00

1.50

Peoria

13

.75

1.00

1.50

2.00

1.50

Perry

10

.50

.625

1.50

1.00

2.00

Piatt [none listed]

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pike

12

62.5

.875

1.75

.75

1.25

Pope

[blank]

10

.60

.75

1.50

2.50

Pulaski

10

.50

.75

1.50

1.00

2.00

Putnam

12

.62

.75

1.50

1.25

1.25

Randolph

10

.50

.625

1.25

1.25

1.50

Richland

10

.50

.75

1.25

.75

1.25

Rock Island

15

1.00

1.25

1.25

1.00

2.00

St. Clair

 9

.50

.625

1.50

1.00

1.25

Saline

8

.37

.60

1.50

.75

1.50

Sangamon

15

.75

1.00

1.75

1.50

1.50

Schuyler
Rushville Corporation

12
[blank]

.75
.75

1.00
1.10

1.25
1.25

1.00
1.25

1.50
2.00

Scott

12

.75

1.00

1.75

1.50

1.25

Shelby

10

.50

.65

1.00

1.50

[blank]

Stark

11

.62

.75

1.50

1.00

1.25

Stephenson

10

.75

1.

1.50

1.

1.50

Tazewell

14

.75

1.00

1.50

1.50

1.50

Union

9

.50

.75

1.25

1.00

1.25

Vermilion

12

.50

.75

1.00

1 to 1.25

1.50

Wabash

10

.50

.75

1.50

1.00

1.75

Warren

12

.75

1.00

2.00

1.00

1.50

Washington

10

.50

.75

1.50

1.00

1.50

Wayne

10

.50

.75

1.50

.75

1.50

White

10

.50

.625

1.25

.75

1.25

Whiteside

15

.75

1.00

1.50

1.25

2.00

Will

12

.63

1.

1.50

1.25

1.50

Williamson

10

.50

.65

1.50

1.00

1.25

Winnebago
Sewards
Lysander
Howard
Laona
Shirland
Harrison
Burrit
Elida
New Milford
Butler
Owen
Rockford
Guilford
Harlem
Roscoe
Rockton

-
12
12
12
12
12
12
12
12
12
12
12
12
12
12
12
12

-
.75
.75
.75
.62
.62
.62
.75
1.00
.75
.75
.75
.75
.75
.75
.75
.75

-
1.00
.87
.75
.68
.75
.75
1.00
1.00
1.00
1.00
1.00
1.00
1.00
1.00
1.00
1.00

-
1.50
1.50
1.25
1.25
1.50
1.50
1.00
1.50
1.50
1.50
1.50
2.00
1.50
1.50
1.50
1.50

-
1.00
1.00
1.13
1.00
1.50
1.50
1.00
1.00
1.00
1.00
1.00
1.25
1.00
1.00
1.00
1.00

-
1.25
1.50
1.25
1.25
1.50
1.50
1.50
1.50
1.50
1.50
1.50
1.50
1.50
1.00
1.50
1.50

Woodford

12

.75

1.00

1.30

1.50

2.00



1850 Illinois Social Statistics Census
Total Valuation of Personal & Real Estate Property
(by county)

County

Total Valuation of Personal
&
Real Estate Property:

ADAMS

$4,181,984

ALEXANDER

$241,652

BOND

$615,377

BOONE

$944,868

BROWN

[none listed]

BUREAU

$1,230,083

CALHOUN

$369,665

CARROLL

$371,367

CASS

$1,403,893

CHAMPAIGN

$502604

CHRISTIAN

$562,013

CLARK

1,017,335

CLAY COUNTY

$253,756

CLINTON

$810,418

COLES

$1,358, 521

COOK COUNTY - (includes City of CHICAGO)

$6,676,684

CRAWFORD

[NONE LISTED]

CUMBERLAND

$333,314

DEKALB & LEE COUNTIES

$835,256

DEWITT

$553,966

DUPAGE

$943,503

EDGAR

$1,706,437

EDWARDS

$432,097

EFFINGHAM

$240,327

FAYETTE

$653,730

FRANKLIN

$366,352

FULTON

North District: $101,034
Town of Union: $100,814
Southern District of Fulton Co: $1,070,665
Town of Liverpool: $82,488
Town of Buckhart: $148,268
Town of Utica: $87,101
Town of Canton: $378,651
Town of Orior: $81,568
Town of Marietta: $42,685
Town of Cass: $79,500
Town of Centre: $115,350
Town of Fairview: $128,972
Town of Farmington: $185,669
Town of Deerfield: $49,880
Town of Lee: $90,980
Town of Joshua: $179,833

GALLATIN

$970,850

GREENE

$1,534,058

GRUNDY

$488,266

HAMILTON

$292,420

HANCOCK

$761,464

HARDIN

$222,000

HENDERSON

$844,461

HENRY

$604,047

IROQUOIS

$645,803

JACKSON

$466,313

JASPER

$277,776

JEFFERSON

$675,886

JERSEY

$961,752

JO DAVIESS

$367,515
City of Galena: $1,719,001

JOHNSON

$175,310

KANE

Hampshire: $61,724
Virgil: $35,036
Geneva: $132,567
St. Charles: $257,145
Aurora: $239,486
Big Rock: $63,786
Kaneville: $35,499
Batavia: $132,567
Sugar Grove: $112,215
Rutland: $63,559
Blackbery: $76,881
Burlington: $40,545
Campton: $71,836
Plato: $47,532
Dundee: $175,625
Elgin: $312,543

KENDALL

$1,205,739

KNOX

$1,969,838

LAKE

Benton - $77,555
Fremont(?) - $69,858
Avon - $80,266
Eln - $78,803
Shields - $45,000
Libertyville - $92,499
Warren - $143,699
Antioch - $88,104
Cuba & Goodall - $79,668
Vernon - $107,308
Deerfield - $45,936
Wauconda - $52,407
Waukegan - $358,549

LASALLE

$1,968,500

LAWRENCE

$597,305

LEE

$383,801

LIVINGSTON

$190,709

MCDONOUGH

$1,068,387

MCHENRY

South Half: $713,446
North Half: $866,217

MCLEAN

$1,537,984

MACON

$1,098,798

MACOUPIN

$1,748,069

MADISON

City of Alton: $877,838

MARION

$635,829

MARSHALL

$1,113,761.16

MASON

$944,453

MASSAC

$253,189

MENARD

$953,364

MERCER

$800,000

MONROE

$759,112

MONTGOMERY

$680,480

MORGAN

$2,646,824

MOULTRIE

$405,042

OGLE

$971,230

PEORIA

$2,749,254

PERRY

$513,743

PIATT

$233,336

PIKE

$2,415,191

POPE

$210,300

PULASKI

$240,303

PUTNAM

$661,075

RANDOLPH

$1,080,832

RICHLAND

$225,000

ROCK ISLAND

$846, 817

ST. CLAIR

[none listed]

SALINE

$277,231.21

SANGAMON

City of Springfield: $ 1,230,586
Rest of County Real & Personal Estate: $3,631,916

SCHUYLER

$1,396,084

SCOTT

$888,274

SHELBY

$757,833

STARK

$496,710

STEPHENSON

$1,464,711

TAZEWELL

$2,276,867

UNION

$656,506

VERMILION

$2,302,920

WABASH

$554,693

WARREN

$1,148,327

WASHINGTON

$797,212

WAYNE

$512,296

WHITE

$626,717

WHITESIDE

$530,549

WILL

$2,033,005

WILLIAMSON

$319,174

WINNEBAGO

Sewards: $51911.53
Lysander: 53,477
Howard: $78,129
Laona: $40,642
Shirland: $37,623
Harrison: $59,085
Burrit: $61,768
Elida: $80,823
New Milford: $115,524
Butler: $168,948
Owen: $120,891
Rockford: $636,988
Guilford: $69,683
Harlem: $104,743
Roscoe: $149,035
Rockton: $154,984

WOODFORD

$868,849


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Transcribed by Kim Torp
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