1972 Presidential General Election Results - Illinois
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Vice Presidential
Popular VoteElectoral Vote
Richard NixonSpiro AgnewRepublican 2,788,179 59.03%26
George McGovernR. Sargent ShriverDemocrat 1,913,472 40.51%0
Louis FisherG. GundersonSocialist Labor 12,344 0.26%0
YOther (+) - - 9,241 0.20%0
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Demographic Data

1980 Population:11,427,409Enum.1980 Population Density:79.4persons/km2
1972 Population:11,258,111Est.1972 Population Density:78.2persons/km2
1970 Population:11,110,285Enum.1970 Population Density:77.2persons/km2
Total Electoral Vote:26Electoral Vote Density:433,004persons/EV
Land Area (2000):143,961km2Annual Pop Growth Rate:0.3%

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Data Sources:
  • Source for Popular Vote data: Illinois Office of the Secretary of State, State of Illinois Official Vote Cast at the General Election, November 7, 1972 (Springfield, 1972)
  • Source for Population data: U.S. Census Bureau.
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