WHITESIDE COUNTY ILLINOIS
WHITESIDE COUNTY ILLINOIS FARM LAND FOR SALE
WHITESIDE COUNTY ILLINOIS FARMS FOR SALE
Whiteside County in Illinois, population 57,557, was established in 1836. The county is bounded on the west by the Mississippi River, and has a total area of 697 square miles, of which 684 square miles is land and 12 square miles is water. The landscape of Whiteside County Illinois farm land for sale is characterized by four major land forms: uplands, outwash plains, stream terraces, and floodplains.
WHITESIDE COUNTY CLIMATE
Whiteside County, Illinois gets 37 inches of rain per year compared to the United States average of 37 inches. Snowfall per year in Whiteside County is 29 inches compared to the average U.S. snowfall of 25 inches per year. The number of days with any measurable precipitation is 100. On average, there are 199 sunny days per year in Whiteside County. In the summer the July high is around 86 degrees and in the winter the January low is 12 degrees. The comfort index, which is based on humidity during the hot months, is a 45 out of 100, where higher is more comfortable. The U.S. average on the comfort index is 44.
WHITESIDE COUNTY AGRICULTURE
Farming has been a major commodity in Whiteside County since the area was settled. Corn, soybeans, wheat, and hay are the primary crops grown, with hogs and cattle as the primary livestock raised. The average farm size in Whiteside County is approximately 304 acres.
WHITESIDE COUNTY SOIL AND TOPOGRAPHY
Topography has an important influence on the soils through its effect on natural drainage, erosion, plant cover, and soil temperature. In Whiteside County, the slopes range from 0 to 60 percent. Natural soil drainage ranges from excessively drained on sandy ridgetops to very poorly drained in depressions. Topography influences the formation of soils by affecting runoff and drainage. Drainage in turn, through its effect on aeration of the soils, determines the color of the soil. The soils in Whiteside County range from young to mature and most of the soils on uplands are moderately developed. However, soils in the southern part of the county and on terraces are weakly developed.
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