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Welcome to Menard County ...

Time Zone: Menard County lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Petersburg is the Seat for Menard County.

Menard County was founded in 1839 and was created by taking area from Sangamon County.

From the Census Estimates for 2019, <1> Menard had a population of 12,198 people. This is a decrease of 3.99% since the last Census (which gave a population of 12,705 people in 2010).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Menard represented 0.1% of the total population of Illinois.

Below are some of the communities located in Menard County:

  • Athens
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Athens
    • Athens is located in Menard County (IL)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,893 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Athens <2>
  • Greenview
    (5 miles [8 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenview have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenview
    • Greenview is located in Menard County (IL)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 715 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greenview <2>
  • Oakford
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northwest)
  • Petersburg
    (2 miles [3.2 km] to the southwest)
  • Tallula
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southwest)

Websites of Interest ...

Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2010 Census and the next count will be for the 2020 Census.
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<3>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.


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