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Population in 2012: 664 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -8.5%
 

Males: 309  (46.6%)
Females: 355  (53.4%)

Median resident age:  41.5 years
Illinois median age:  39.6 years

Zip codes: 61413.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $47,157 (it was $36,250 in 2000)
Alpha:

$47,157
IL:

$55,137
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $27,040

Alpha village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $82,439 (it was $62,900 in 2000)
Alpha:

$82,439
IL:

$170,600
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $81,421; Detached houses: $85,323; Mobile homes: $16,656

Median gross rent in 2012: $615.

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  • White alone - 645 (96.1%)
  • Hispanic - 13 (1.9%)
  • Two or more races - 8 (1.2%)
  • Black alone - 3 (0.4%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.1%)
  • Other race alone - 1 (0.1%)

Races in Alpha detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Alpha: 86.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (22.8%), Swedish (20.5%), Irish (13.1%), English (10.0%), United States (4.1%), French (2.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 06/17/1895

Elevation: 803 feet

Land area: 0.32 square miles.

Population density: 2,062 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Alpha:

  • High school or higher: 95.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.1%
  • Unemployed: 7.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Alpha village:

  • Never married: 16.0%
  • Now married: 60.3%
  • Separated: 0.6%
  • Widowed: 11.7%
  • Divorced: 11.3%

6 residents are foreign born

This village:  1.1%
Illinois:  13.9%



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Alpha, Illinois as of October 21, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Alpha to the number of sex offenders is 664 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,611 (2.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,542 (1.8%)

Alpha satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Davenport, IA (26.6 miles , pop. 98,359).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Madison, WI (139.7 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (146.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Woodhull, IL (1.9 miles ), Rio, IL (2.4 miles ), Andover, IL (2.9 miles ), North Henderson, IL (2.9 miles) , Viola, IL (3.3 miles ), Sherrard, IL (3.3 miles ), Orion, IL (3.3 miles ), Oneida, IL (3.4 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 3 buildings, average cost: $101,700
  • 1998: 0 buildings
  • 1999: 0 buildings
  • 2000: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 2001: 0 buildings
  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 2003: 0 buildings
  • 2004: 0 buildings
  • 2005: 1 building, cost: $125,000
  • 2006: 1 building, cost: $125,000
  • 2007: 0 buildings
  • 2008: 0 buildings
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 0 buildings

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 41.19 N, Longitude: 90.38 W

Area code: 309

Alpha household income distribution Alpha home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Alpha by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Murders 0000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 0000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Robberies 0000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Assaults 1000000000
per 100,000 137.70.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Burglaries 4611120300
per 100,000 551.0826.4137.7139.9140.1282.50.0429.20.00.0
Thefts 2511201200
per 100,000 275.5688.7137.7139.9280.10.0142.0286.10.00.0
Auto thefts 0000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Arson 0100000000
per 100,000 0.0137.70.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 313.1) 78.486.815.415.621.320.15.842.20.00.0

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Crime rate in Alpha detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.4%
Illinois:

9.5%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -15 (-2.0%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Construction (18%)
  • Manufacturing (16%)
  • Other services, except public administration (12%)
  • Information (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Other services, except public administration (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Finance and insurance (10%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (9%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (14%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9%)
  • Cashiers (7%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Child care workers (4%)

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Average climate in Alpha, Illinois

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Tornado activity:

Alpha-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Illinois state average. It is 157% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/29/1981, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 40.5 miles away from the Alpha village center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 8/15/1978, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 19.9 miles away from the village center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Alpha-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Illinois state average. It is 98% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 79.1 miles away from the city center
On 9/2/1999 at 16:17:29, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 61.3 miles away from Alpha center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Henry County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 6, Floods: 4, Tornadoes: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Snow: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Alpha:

  • SERENITY HOSPICE (Hospital, about 11 miles away; VIOLA, IL)
  • ST MARY MEDICAL CENTER (Hospital, Acute Care Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Church, about 15 miles away; GALESBURG, IL)
  • SEMINARY MANOR (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; GALESBURG, IL)

Political contributions by individuals in Alpha, IL

Amtrak stations near Alpha:

  • 18 miles: GALESBURG (EX-BN) (GALESBURG, 225 S. SEMINARY ST.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 20 miles: MOLINE (QUAD CITY AIRPORT, 2200 69TH ST.) - Bus Station . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Alpha:

  • Black Hawk College (about 21 miles; Moline, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,715)
  • Augustana College (about 24 miles; Rock Island, IL; FT enrollment: 2,446)
  • Eastern Iowa Community College District (about 25 miles; Davenport, IA; FT enrollment: 3,969)
  • Palmer College of Chiropractic (about 26 miles; Davenport, IA; FT enrollment: 2,080)
  • Saint Ambrose University (about 27 miles; Davenport, IA; FT enrollment: 2,699)
  • Kaplan University (about 27 miles; Davenport, IA; FT enrollment: 8,162)
  • Ashford University (about 47 miles; Clinton, IA; FT enrollment: 46,717)

Public elementary/middle school in Alpha:

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Notable locations in Alpha: Tri - County Ambulance District (A), Oxford Township Fire Professional (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Alpha: Alpha United Methodist Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

 
Henry County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 39.1. This is worse than average.
City:

39.1
U.S.:

32.0
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 23.2. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 23.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

23.2
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 8.66. This is about average. Closest monitor was 23.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

8.66
U.S.:

9.59
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 38.6. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 22.5 miles away from the city center.
City:

38.6
U.S.:

22.1

Drinking water stations with addresses in Alpha and their reported violations in the past:

ALPHA (Address: 102 S 2ND ST , Population served: 750, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JUN-18-2001 and MAR-18-2002, Contaminant: Gross Alpha, Excl. Radon & U. Follow-up actions: St BCA signed (DEC-03-2001), St Compliance achieved (DEC-05-2001)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-01-1999 and MAR-06-2001, Contaminant: Gross Alpha, Excl. Radon & U. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAR-06-2001)
  • MCL, Average - Between DEC-05-1997 and SEP-26-2000, Contaminant: Gross Alpha, Excl. Radon & U. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAR-17-1998)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-09-1997 and SEP-26-2000, Contaminant: Combined Radium (-226 & -228). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (JUL-23-1997), St Compliance achieved (MAR-21-2000)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between JUL-2005 and SEP-2005, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (SEP-21-2005), St Public Notif requested (OCT-06-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-06-2005)
  • One routine major monitoring violation

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 1.6%
(1.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 66.7% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This village:  2.3 people
Illinois:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  63.2%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  6.2%
Whole state:  6.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Alpha, IL

Alpha compared to Illinois state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.


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Banks with branches in Alpha (2011 data):

  • Farmers State Bank of Western Illinois: Farmers State Bank Of Western Illino at 124 West D Street, branch established on 1910/12/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $123.8 mil, Deposits: $106.7 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 6 total offices, Holding Company: Alpha Banco, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Alpha travel time to work - commute


Alpha mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (91%)
  • Electricity (6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Alpha village (based on Henry County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 59.32%
Here59.3%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaAmerican Baptist Churches in the USALutheran Church
Adherents32.4%18.8%17.4%6.6%5.0%
Congregations12.2%19.5%12.2%6.1%4.9%
NameUnited Church of ChristPresbyterian Church (USA)Southern Baptist ConventionChristian Churches and Churches of ChristOther
Adherents4.8%3.6%2.5%2.2%6.6%
Congregations7.3%4.9%2.4%3.7%26.8%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 12
Here:

2.42 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.08 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Henry County:

0.81 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 33
This county:

6.65 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 44
Henry County:

8.87 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Henry County:

8.5%
State:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

26.2%
State:

25.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

9.3%
Illinois:

14.5%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$72
Police Protection - Officers 1$7,752$93,0242$1,094
Water Supply 0$0 1$704
Totals for Government 1$7,752$93,0244$1,870

Alpha government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $80,000 ($120.48)
    Water Utilities: $68,000 ($102.41)
    Central Staff Services: $43,000 ($64.76)
    Police Protection: $21,000 ($31.63)
    General Public Buildings: $10,000 ($15.06)
    Financial Administration: $8,000 ($12.05)
    General - Other: $2,000 ($3.01)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff: $29,000 ($43.67)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $67,000 ($100.90)

Alpha government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,000 ($1.51)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $34,000 ($51.20)
    General Revenue, NEC: $23,000 ($34.64)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $58,000 ($87.35)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $103,000 ($155.12)
    Highways: $19,000 ($28.61)
  • Tax - Property: $19,000 ($28.61)

Alpha government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $843,000 ($1269.58)

5.20% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($37,528 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.20%
Illinois average:

5.66%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Rock Island County, IL  1.89% ($39,145 average AGI)
from Scott County, IA  0.31% ($43,484)
from Knox County, IL  0.21% ($29,429)


6.41% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($35,499 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.41%
Illinois average:

5.99%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Rock Island County, IL  1.94% ($30,787 average AGI)
to Scott County, IA  0.40% ($40,524)
to Knox County, IL  0.32% ($31,547)

Strongest AM radio stations in Alpha:

  • WAIK (1590 AM; 5 kW; GALESBURG, IL; Owner: WPW BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WKBF (1270 AM; 5 kW; ROCK ISLAND, IL; Owner: MERCURY BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WOC (1420 AM; 5 kW; DAVENPORT, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WDLM (960 AM; 1 kW; EAST MOLINE, IL; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KJOC (1170 AM; 1 kW; DAVENPORT, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WGIL (1400 AM; 1 kW; GALESBURG, IL; Owner: GALESBURG BROADCASTING CO.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Alpha:

  • WHTS (98.9 FM; ROCK ISLAND, IL; Owner: MERCURY BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WXLP (96.9 FM; MOLINE, IL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WLLR-FM (103.7 FM; DAVENPORT, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WVIK (90.3 FM; ROCK ISLAND, IL; Owner: AUGUSTANA COLLEGE)
  • WKAY (105.3 FM; KNOXVILLE, IL; Owner: GALESBURG BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KUUL (101.3 FM; EAST MOLINE, IL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WAAG (94.9 FM; GALESBURG, IL; Owner: GALESBURG BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KCQQ (106.5 FM; DAVENPORT, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KMXG (96.1 FM; CLINTON, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WLSR (92.7 FM; GALESBURG, IL; Owner: GALESBURG BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WJRE (102.5 FM; GALVA, IL; Owner: VIRDEN BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WDLM-FM (89.3 FM; EAST MOLINE, IL; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • KBEA-FM (99.7 FM; MUSCATINE, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WMOI (97.7 FM; MONMOUTH, IL; Owner: WPW BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WYEC (93.9 FM; KEWANEE, IL; Owner: VIRDEN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WAXR (88.1 FM; GENESEO, IL; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WRMJ (102.3 FM; ALEDO, IL; Owner: WESTERN ILLINOIS BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Alpha:

  • KWQC-TV (Channel 6; DAVENPORT, IA; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF DAVENPORT, INC.)
  • WQAD-TV (Channel 8; MOLINE, IL; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • KLJB-TV (Channel 18; DAVENPORT, IA; Owner: QUAD CITIES TELEVISION ACQUISITION CORP.)
  • WQPT-TV (Channel 24; MOLINE, IL; Owner: BLACK HAWK COLLEGE)
  • WBQD-LP (Channel 26; DAVENPORT, IA; Owner: FOUR SEASONS PEORIA, LLC)
  • WHBF-TV (Channel 4; ROCK ISLAND, IL; Owner: CORONET COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY)
  • KGWB-TV (Channel 26; BURLINGTON, IA; Owner: BURLINGTON TELEVISION ACQUISITION CORP.)
  • K61HD (Channel 61; DAVENPORT, IA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W50BY (Channel 50; GALESBURG, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KQIN (Channel 36; DAVENPORT, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)

Alpha fatal accident list:

Sep 27, 2005 04:09 PM, Us-150, D Street, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Nov 19, 1983 12:05 AM, W A Street, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1


FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Alpha)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

4
  • West D St (Lat: 41.190306 Lon: -90.395972), Call Sign: KAS464, Licensee ID: L00026221
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.915 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/06/2005, Expiration Date: 11/19/2015
    Registrant: Gold Star Fs Inc, 101 North East St, Cambridge, IL 61238, Phone: (309) 937-3369
  • Water Tower (Lat: 41.191139 Lon: -90.382361), Type: Tank, Structure height: 37 m, Overall height: 39 m, Call Sign: WPWD244
    Assigned Frequencies: 158.940 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/17/2002, Expiration Date: 10/17/2012, Cancellation Date: 07/20/2011, Certifier: Floyd E Woodson
    Registrant: Supreme Radio Communications, 1565 Monmouth Blvd, Galesburg, IL 61401, Phone: (309) 343-3476, Fax: (309) 343-8191, Email:
  • Lat: 41.193083 Lon: -90.380694, Call Sign: WQAA846
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.457 MHz, 159.457 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/23/2004, Expiration Date: 04/23/2014, Certifier: Dennis Shannon
    Registrant: Supreme Radio Communications Inc, 1565 Monmouth Blvd, Galesburg, IL 61422, Phone: (309) 343-3476, Fax: (309) 343-8191, Email:
  • Lat: 41.194111 Lon: -90.381694, Call Sign: WQCY605
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.217 MHz, 159.217 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/23/2005, Expiration Date: 06/23/2015, Certifier: Keith Taflinger
    Registrant: Supreme Radio Communications, Inc., 4017 N Prospect Rd., Peoria Heights, IL 61616, Phone: (309) 682-0831, Fax: (309) 682-5949, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • WOODHULL, 2177 E 390th St (Lat: 41.183361 Lon: -90.361806), Type: Tower, Structure height: 87 m, Overall height: 91.1 m, Call Sign: WPOS385
    Assigned Frequencies: 6630.62 MHz, 6123.10 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/09/2008, Expiration Date: 10/01/2018
    Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy, #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: KA9DGP, Licensee ID: L01378814
    Grant Date: 03/12/2008, Expiration Date: 04/30/2018, Certifier: Robert E Mentzer
    Registrant: Robert E Mentzer, 108 East Dee St, Alpha, IL 61413
  • Call Sign: KC9OTV, Licensee ID: L01451025
    Grant Date: 12/09/2008, Expiration Date: 12/09/2018, Certifier: Blane E Shields
    Registrant: Blane E Shields, 210 N Park Box 274, Alpha, IL 61413


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 5


Most common first names in Alpha, IL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Robert1171.4 years
William873.0 years
Harold873.5 years
Mary883.2 years
John877.5 years
Carl876.9 years
Grace679.3 years
Ralph572.0 years
Dorothy572.0 years
Elizabeth584.4 years
Most common last names in Alpha, IL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson1469.3 years
Peterson1280.1 years
Anderson776.0 years
Nelson675.8 years
Barton661.4 years
Epperson579.4 years
Bubon578.2 years
Carlson586.0 years
Brown467.0 years
Foster479.5 years

Alpha on our top lists:

  • #90 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Finance and insurance"
  • #36 (61413) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Swedish first ancestries (pop 1,000+)"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 1990-1999 to 2000-2003 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #50 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving out compared to moving in (pop. 50,000+)"
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Marion Calmer (4)
  • James Finn (1)

Total of 5 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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