I read the following statistics about McHenry County on the Internet & found them quite interesting.
The average farm size in 2007 was 1167 acres with 928 farms. The average net income was $63,451. Wheat, barley, sunflower seeds, canola, soybeans, dry edible peas & forage, top live stock cattle, bee colonies, horses, hogs, bison, elk & layers are raised in McHenry County. Pictured is the Kevin & Debbie Reinowski farm 3 miles north of Anamoose.
There are only 2.9 people per square mile. Our population decreased 9.2% from 2000 to 2010, but is projected to increase by 4.43% by 2025. Our population in 2011 was 5,505. There are 13 cities in McHenry County with 2,515 households.
The largest employment industry in 2012 was education services, health care, & social assistance. The second largest industry was agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting.
In 2011 our high school graduation or higher was 85.5%. Our unemployment rate was the lowest in the US with 4.8%. The median household income was $41,989 in 2011.