Szt1 Task 1

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Running Head: SZT1 Task 1 1 SZT1 Task 1 Olawale Adeoye Community and Population Health 7/28/2014 Western Governors University SZT1 TASL 1 2 Cook County Community Assessment Cook County, Illinois, was established on January 15, 1831. The name was given in honor of Daniel Cook, one of the pioneer legislators, who also served as the state’s first Attorney General. Cook County is located in the northeastern part of the state, borders Lake Michigan to the east, DuPage County to the west, Lake County to the north, and Will County to the south. It occupies a total area of 1635 square miles of which 945 square miles is on land and 689 square miles is water. The landed area is mainly urban communities and is densely populated (City-data, 2012). Cook County is blessed with many physical attractions including beaches, historic architectural buildings, museums, cultural centers, millennium park, navy pier, and the Shedd Aquarium just to mention a few. There are an estimated 189 sunny days per year, the average summer temperature is 84 degrees Fahrenheit, and the winter average temperature is 16 degrees Fahrenheit. Extreme weather conditions include blizzards, major flooding and tornadoes in the spring and drought in the summer time. Cook County gets an average of 35 inches of rain per year compared to the U.S. average of 37 inches. The snowfall averages 29 inches. The average U.S. city gets 25 inches of snow per year. Air quality is rated moderate to good depending on the geographic location of each community within the county and water quality is also rated moderate to good (City-data, 2012). Population Economic Status According to the 2010 census, Cook County is the second largest county in the United States. It has a population of 5,194,675, which represents about 40 percent of all residents in the state of Illinois. Within this county, there are over 130

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