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Population in 2017: 141 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -19.4%
 
Males: 75  (53.2%)
Females: 66  (46.8%)
Median resident age:

37.8 years
Illinois median age:

38.0 years

Zip code: 61720

Estimated median household income in 2017: $58,152 (it was $50,250 in 2000)
Anchor:

$58,152
IL:

$62,992

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $24,724 (it was $17,642 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $81,967 (it was $56,800 in 2000)
Anchor:

$81,967
IL:

$195,300

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $88,517; detached houses: $86,055

Median gross rent in 2017: $729.

March 2019 cost of living index in Anchor: 84.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 17.1%
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  • Races in Anchor, IL (2010)
    • 14196.6%White alone
    • 32.1%American Indian alone
    • 10.7%Black alone
    • 10.7%Two or more races
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Ancestries: German (38.4%), Irish (23.3%), American (20.5%), English (5.5%), Dutch (2.7%), Hungarian (2.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 08/28/1959

Elevation: 778 feet

Land area: 0.19 square miles.

Population density: 729 people per square mile   (low).

Anchor, Illinois map

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,041 (2.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,795 (2.1%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Bloomington, IL (24.2 miles , pop. 64,808).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Chicago, IL (98.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Colfax, IL (2.0 miles ),
Sibley, IL (2.9 miles ),
Strawn, IL (3.1 miles),
Cooksville, IL (3.1 miles ),
Arrowsmith, IL (3.1 miles ),
Saybrook, IL (3.1 miles ),
Gibson City, IL (3.3 miles ),
Gibson, IL (3.3 miles )

Latitude: 40.57 N, Longitude: 88.54 W

Distribution of median household income in Anchor, IL in 2017
Distribution of house value in Anchor, IL in 2017

Anchor satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 1 building, cost: $137,800
  • 2004: 1 building, cost: $135,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Anchor, IL residents
Average permit cost in Anchor, IL
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.8%
Illinois:

4.5%
Most common industries in Anchor, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Finance & insurance (15.1%)
  • Truck transportation (12.3%)
  • Construction (8.2%)
  • Health care (8.2%)
  • U. S. Postal service (6.8%)
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (5.5%)
  • Personal & laundry services (5.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Truck transportation (24.3%)
  • Construction (10.8%)
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (10.8%)
  • Public administration (8.1%)
  • Farm product raw materials merchant wholesalers (8.1%)
  • Wood products (8.1%)
  • Machinery (5.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Finance & insurance (30.6%)
  • Health care (16.7%)
  • Personal & laundry services (11.1%)
  • U. S. Postal service (8.3%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (8.3%)
  • Construction (5.6%)
  • Data processing, libraries, other information services (5.6%)
Most common occupations in Anchor, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (12.3%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (9.6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (9.6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (8.2%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6.8%)
  • Life, physical, and social science technicians (4.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (24.3%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (13.5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (10.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (8.1%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (5.4%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (5.4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Health technologists and technicians (13.9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (11.1%)
  • Life, physical, and social science technicians (8.3%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (8.3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.6%)
  • Personal appearance workers (5.6%)

Average climate in Anchor, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 72.1. This is about average.

City:

72.1
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 28.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 22.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.1
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 9.79. This is about average. Closest monitor was 24.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.79
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Anchor-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Illinois state average. It is 88% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1974, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 3.1 miles away from the Anchor village center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 5/5/1977, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 34.7 miles away from the village center injured 2 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Anchor-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Illinois state average. It is 83% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 150.4 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 125.7 miles away from Anchor center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 183.1 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 149.3 miles away from the city center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 138.7 miles away from the city center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 64.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in McLean County (9) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Floods: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Anchor topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Anchor:

  • ASTA CARE CENTER OF COLFAX (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; COLFAX, IL)
  • GIBSON COMMUNITY HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 11 miles away; GIBSON CITY, IL)
  • LEXINGTON NURSING AND REHAB CTR (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; LEXINGTON, IL)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Anchor:

  • Illinois State University (about 25 miles; Normal, IL; Full-time enrollment: 18,804)
  • Illinois Wesleyan University (about 25 miles; Bloomington, IL; FT enrollment: 2,323)
  • Heartland Community College (about 26 miles; Normal, IL; FT enrollment: 3,958)
  • Parkland College (about 33 miles; Champaign, IL; FT enrollment: 7,326)
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (about 36 miles; Champaign, IL; FT enrollment: 47,528)
  • Richland Community College (about 51 miles; Decatur, IL; FT enrollment: 2,434)
  • Kankakee Community College (about 52 miles; Kankakee, IL; FT enrollment: 2,969)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Anchor Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

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

ANCHOR (Population served: 155, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2013 and MAR-2013, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-17-2013), St Compliance achieved (APR-17-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2009 and DEC-2009, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-12-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-12-2010), St Compliance achieved (JAN-20-2010), St Public Notif received (MAR-03-2010)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In MAR-2009, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-14-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-14-2009), St Public Notif received (MAY-01-2009), St Compliance achieved (OCT-01-2009)
  • One minor monitoring violation
Average household size:
This village:

2.4 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:

73.8%
Whole state:

65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:

11.5%
Whole state:

6.3%


No gay or lesbian households reported

Banks with branches in Anchor (2011 data):

  • Anchor State Bank: at 246 2nd Street, branch established on 1920/12/27. Info updated 2007/06/19: Bank assets: $14.6 mil, Deposits: $13.2 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 1 total offices, Holding Company: Abc Employee Stock Ownership Plan

For population 15 years and over in Anchor:

Marital status in Anchor, IL
  • Never married: 21.4%
  • Now married: 65.6%
  • Separated: 2.7%
  • Widowed: 6.9%
  • Divorced: 3.4%

For population 25 years and over in Anchor:

  • High school or higher: 86.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 5.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 32.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

5.1
Illinois average:

12.2

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Anchor, IL (based on McLean County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant34,23893
Mainline Protestant22,80356
Catholic15,21510
Other8,58016
Black Protestant8805
Orthodox581
None87,798-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 29
McLean County:

1.77 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 4
This county:

0.24 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.08 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
McLean County:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 74
McLean County:

4.52 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 124
Here:

7.58 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

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

7.6%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

26.9%
Illinois:

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

13.7%
State:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

56.3%
Illinois:

48.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

31.3%
Illinois:

45.7%

Average BMI:
This city:

32.0
State:

28.7

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

25.0%
State:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

7.8
Illinois:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

50.0%
Illinois:

33.2%

General health condition:
Anchor:

43.8%
Illinois:

55.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Anchor:

85.0%
Illinois:

79.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Anchor, IL Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Water Supply 0$0 1$140
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$68
Financial Administration 0$0 1$51
Totals for Government 0$0 3$259

Anchor government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $21,000 ($148.94)
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $21,000 ($148.94)
    Water Utilities: $16,000 ($113.48)
    Central Staff Services: $16,000 ($113.48)
    Health - Other: $10,000 ($70.92)
    Parks and Recreation: $5,000 ($35.46)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,000 ($21.28)

Anchor government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $7,000 ($49.65)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $24,000 ($170.21)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $15,000 ($106.38)
    Highways: $5,000 ($35.46)
  • Tax - Property: $19,000 ($134.75)

Anchor government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,000 ($70.92)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,000 ($70.92)

Anchor government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $91,000 ($645.39)

5.41% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($52,627 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.41%
Illinois average:

4.69%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Cook County, IL  0.47% ($50,957 average AGI)
from Tazewell County, IL  0.32% ($52,192)
from Champaign County, IL  0.27% ($47,897)


6.60% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($64,870 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.60%
Illinois average:

5.50%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($453 average AGI)
McLean County:

0.05%
Illinois average:

0.06%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Cook County, IL  0.46% ($46,967 average AGI)
to Tazewell County, IL  0.27% ($52,270)
to Champaign County, IL  0.23% ($41,706)

Strongest AM radio stations in Anchor:

  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WILL (580 AM; 5 kW; URBANA, IL; Owner: UNIV. OF ILLINOIS BOARD OF TRUSTEES)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WIBC (1070 AM; 50 kW; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KXEN (1010 AM; 50 kW; FESTUS-ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BDJ RADIO ENTERPRISES, LLC)
  • WVIV (1200 AM; 20 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLXX-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KMOX (1120 AM; 50 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Anchor:

  • WTRX-FM (93.7 FM; PONTIAC, IL; Owner: LIVINGSTON COUNTY BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WYST (107.7 FM; FAIRBURY, IL; Owner: AAA ENTERTAINMENT LICENSING LLC)
  • WWHP (98.3 FM; FARMER CITY, IL; Owner: WMS1, INC.)
  • WGCY (106.3 FM; GIBSON CITY, IL; Owner: F & G BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WRPW (92.9 FM; COLFAX, IL; Owner: AAA ENTERTAINMENT LICENSING LLC)
  • WDQZ (99.5 FM; LEXINGTON, IL; Owner: AAA ENTERTAINMENT LICENSING, LLC)
  • WGNN (102.5 FM; FISHER, IL; Owner: GOOD NEWS RADIO, INC)
  • WILL-FM (90.9 FM; URBANA, IL; Owner: UNIV. OF ILLINOIS BOARD OF TRUSTEES)
  • WGKC (105.9 FM; MAHOMET, IL; Owner: AAA ENTERTAINMENT LICENSING LLC)
  • WBNQ (101.5 FM; BLOOMINGTON, IL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WQQB (96.1 FM; RANTOUL, IL; Owner: AAA ENTERTAINMENT LICENSING LLC)
  • WBWN (104.1 FM; LE ROY, IL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WIHN (96.7 FM; NORMAL, IL; Owner: AAA ENTERTAINMENT LICENSING LLC)
  • WPXN (104.9 FM; PAXTON, IL; Owner: PAXTON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W264AG (100.7 FM; BLOOMINGTON, IL; Owner: CENTRAL ILLINOIS RADIO FELLOWSHIP, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Anchor:

  • WCIA (Channel 3; CHAMPAIGN, IL; Owner: NEXSTAR BROADCASTING OF CHAMPAIGN, L.L.C.)
  • W34CD (Channel 34; QUINCY, IL; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W52BR (Channel 52; CHAMPAIGN-URBANA, IL; Owner: MARCIA COHEN)
  • WYZZ-TV (Channel 43; BLOOMINGTON, IL; Owner: WYZZ LICENSEE, INC.)
  • WBUI (Channel 23; DECATUR, IL; Owner: ACME TV LICENSES OF ILLINOIS, LLC)
  • WILL-TV (Channel 12; URBANA, IL; Owner: UNIV. OF ILLINOIS BD. OF TRUSTEES)
  • WAND (Channel 17; DECATUR, IL; Owner: WAND(TV) PARTNERSHIP)
  • WICD (Channel 15; CHAMPAIGN, IL; Owner: WICD LICENSEE, LLC)
  • W51CT (Channel 51; BLOOMINGTON, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 19Number of bridges
  • 128ft / 38.6mTotal length
  • 2,300Total average daily traffic
  • 209Total average daily truck traffic
  • 2,669Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
New bridges in Anchor, IL - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11930-1939
  • 11950-1959
  • 71960-1969
  • 21970-1979
  • 41980-1989
  • 41990-1999
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Anchor, IL

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Anchor Sub Sta55 3mi Se Of (Lat: 40.527528 Lon: -88.515056), Call Sign: WGZ898, Licensee ID: L00026067,
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.471 MHz, Grant Date: 09/14/2011, Expiration Date: 10/18/2021, Registrant: Prairie Power, Inc, 2103 S Main St, Jacksonville, IL 62651, Phone: (217) 245-6161, Fax: (217) 245-1705, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • STATION, 2nd & East St (Lat: 40.567250 Lon: -88.535611), Structure height: 25.9 m, Overall height: 27.4 m, Call Sign: WNTP420,
    Assigned Frequencies: 957.350 MHz, Grant Date: 04/29/1997, Expiration Date: 07/10/2002, Cancellation Date: 10/13/2002, Phone: (217) 465-5233

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KC9AXV, Licensee ID: L00453658, Grant Date: 01/12/2012, Expiration Date: 01/22/2022, Certifier: Mark D Humphrey, Registrant: Mark D Humphrey, 411 First Street, Anchor, IL 61720-0157

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Anchor, IL
  • 88.2%Utility gas
  • 7.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.9%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Anchor, IL
  • 60.0%Utility gas
  • 40.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Anchor compared to Illinois state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly 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.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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