U.S. Cities - City-Data Homepage  
Anchor, Illinois forum City-Data.com Homepage

Anchor, Illinois



Jump to a detailed profile or search
site with Google Custom Search

Back to Anchor, IL housing info, McLean County, Illinois, IL smaller cities, IL small cities, All Cities.


We are giving away $1200 in prizes - enter simply by sending us your own city pictures!

  • OSM Map
  • General Map
  • Google Map
  • MSN Map

McLean County

Population in 2012: 147 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -16.0%
 

Males: 77  (52.7%)
Females: 70  (47.3%)

Median resident age:  43.3 years
Illinois median age:  42.2 years

Zip code: 61720

Estimated median household income in 2011: $48,036 (it was $50,250 in 2000)
Anchor:

$48,036
Illinois:

$53,234
Estimated per capita income in 2011: $19,439

Estimated median house or condo value in 2011: $89,141 (it was $56,800 in 2000)
Anchor:

$89,141
Illinois:

$178,500
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $86,352; Detached houses: $86,352

Median gross rent in 2011: $684.

Recent home sales, real estate maps, and home value estimator for zip code 61720

Anchor, IL residents, houses, and apartments details

Business Search - 14 Million verified businesses
Search for: near:  
Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2011 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram
Anchor races chart
  • White alone - 141 (96.6%)
  • American Indian alone - 3 (2.1%)
  • Black alone - 1 (0.7%)
  • Two or more races - 1 (0.7%)

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


Latest news from Anchor, IL collected exclusively by city-data.com from local newspapers, TV, and radio stations

Ancestries: German (31.5%), United States (26.8%), Irish (14.3%), Italian (7.1%), English (5.4%), Polish (3.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 08/28/1959

Elevation: 778 feet

Land area: 0.19 square miles.

Population density: 760 people per square mile 
 
 (low).




Home Value Estimate
Address:
Unit (optional):
City
State
Zip


Recent Home Sales
Address:
City

State
Zip
Min Price (optional)

Max Price (optional)
Prioritization:



Anchor, Illinois map

For population 25 years and over in Anchor:

  • High school or higher: 77.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 13.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 32.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Anchor village:

  • Never married: 23.6%
  • Now married: 58.5%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 5.7%
  • Divorced: 12.3%

0 residents are foreign born

This village:  0.0%
Illinois:  13.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $1,525 (1.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2011: $1,775 (1.9%)

Anchor satellite photo by USGS

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, IL (3.3 miles ), Fairbury, IL (3.5 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 0 buildings
  • 1998: 0 buildings
  • 1999: 0 buildings
  • 2000: 1 building, cost: $137,800
  • 2001: 0 buildings
  • 2002: 0 buildings
  • 2003: 0 buildings
  • 2004: 1 building, cost: $135,000
  • 2005: 0 buildings
  • 2006: 0 buildings
  • 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: 40.57 N, Longitude: 88.54 W

Anchor household income distribution Anchor home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.8%
Illinois:

9.5%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -4 (-2.2%).

Most common industries in 2007-2011 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (32%)
  • Construction (26%)
  • Information (26%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Finance and insurance (34%)
  • Educational services (25%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (24%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (14%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (11%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (14%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (11%)
  • Life, physical, and social science technicians (8%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Librarians, curators, and archivists (6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6%)


Average climate in Anchor, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Anchor, Illinois average temperatures Anchor, Illinois average precipitation
 
Anchor, Illinois humidity
 
Anchor, Illinois wind speed
 
Anchor, Illinois snowfall
 
Anchor, Illinois sunshine
 
Anchor, Illinois clear and cloudy days
 

Back to the top

Tornado activity:

Anchor-area historical tornado activity is above Illinois state average. It is 179% 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 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 64.5 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 92.4 miles away from Anchor center
On 12/17/1990 at 05:24:59, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 MD, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 86.1 miles away from the city center
On 4/24/1990 at 09:41:24, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 71.9 miles away from the city center
On 12/16/1996 at 01:58:31, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 95.3 miles away from Anchor center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in McLean County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 3

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

Hospitals/medical centers near Anchor:

  • BROMENN HEALTHCARE (Acute Care Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Church, provides emergency services, about 14 miles away; NORMAL, IL)
  • GIBSON COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (Critical Access Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Other, provides emergency services, about 15 miles away; GIBSON CITY, IL)

Political contributions by individuals in Anchor, IL

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Anchor:

  • Illinois State University (about 25 miles; Normal, IL; Full-time enrollment: 18,494)
  • Illinois Wesleyan University (about 25 miles; Bloomington, IL; FT enrollment: 2,057)
  • Heartland Community College (about 25 miles; Normal, IL; FT enrollment: 2,524)
  • Parkland College (about 34 miles; Champaign, IL; FT enrollment: 4,831)
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (about 36 miles; Champaign, IL; FT enrollment: 39,877)
  • Illinois Central College (about 53 miles; East Peoria, IL; FT enrollment: 5,496)
  • Olivet Nazarene University (about 54 miles; Bourbonnais, IL; FT enrollment: 2,889)

Click to draw/clear village borders

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

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 33.9. This is about average.
City:

33.9
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 10.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 24.3 miles away from the city center.
City:

10.2
U.S.:

9.6
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 29.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 22.5 miles away from the city center.
City:

29.8
U.S.:

28.3

Drinking water stations with addresses in Anchor that have no violations reported:

  • ANCHOR (Address: BOX 86 - 309 1ST ST, Population served: 175, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 15.4%
(13.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

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

Anchor 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.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.


Back to the top

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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2011

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Anchor travel time to work - commute


Anchor mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (92%)
  • Electricity (5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results



Religion statistics for Anchor (based on McLean County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 44.19%
Here44.2%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchLutheran ChurchChristian Churches and Churches of ChristEvangelical Lutheran Church in America
Adherents28.6%14.7%8.4%8.4%6.6%
Congregations7.2%17.3%5.8%6.5%5.0%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)Southern Baptist ConventionAssemblies of GodOther
Adherents5.9%5.6%2.6%2.2%16.8%
Congregations7.2%8.6%3.6%2.9%36.0%
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: 29
McLean County:

1.77 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

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

0.24 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

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

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

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

4.52 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

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%
State:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
McLean County:

26.9%
State:

25.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.7%
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
Financial Administration 0$0 1$43
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$68
Water Supply 0$0 1$136
Totals for Government 0$0 3$247

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

  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $25,000 ($170.07)
    Water Utilities: $8,000 ($54.42)
    Welfare - Other: $7,000 ($47.62)
    Regular Highways: $7,000 ($47.62)
    Parks & Recreation: $4,000 ($27.21)
    Financial Administration: $2,000 ($13.61)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $3,000 ($20.41)

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

  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $4,000 ($27.21)
    Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($13.61)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $10,000 ($68.03)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $15,000 ($102.04)
    Highways: $5,000 ($34.01)
  • Tax - Property: $12,000 ($81.63)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $73,000 ($496.60)

7.35% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($41,547 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.35%
Illinois average:

5.66%

0.22% of residents moved from foreign countries ($270 average AGI)
McLean County:

0.22%
Illinois average:

0.19%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Cook County, IL  0.56% ($32,006 average AGI)
from Tazewell County, IL  0.36% ($37,836)
from Livingston County, IL  0.32% ($35,349)


6.77% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($45,915 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.77%
Illinois average:

5.99%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($188 average AGI)
McLean County:

0.06%
Illinois average:

0.07%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Cook County, IL  0.61% ($34,847 average AGI)
to Tazewell County, IL  0.31% ($36,050)
to Champaign County, IL  0.26% ($28,940)

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
Number of bridges: 5
Total length: 9 meters (30ft)
Total average daily traffic: 8,620
Total average daily truck traffic: 384
Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic: 8,620


FCC Registered Private 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
    Registrant: Phone: (217) 465-5233

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • 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
  • Call Sign: KC9MVT, Licensee ID: L01358851
    Grant Date: 02/05/2008, Expiration Date: 02/05/2018, Certifier: Matthew W Maffett
    Registrant: Matthew W Maffett, 519 1st Street, Anchor, IL 61720


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 2
  • Hazardous Condition: 1

Cost of Living Calculator
Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Robert E. Meiners (3)
  • Jeremy R. Meiners (1)

Total of 3 patent applications in 2008-2014.

Back to Anchor, IL housing info, McLean County, Illinois, IL smaller cities, IL small cities, All Cities.

 

Back to the top




Recent home sales, price trends, and home value evaluator powered by Onboard Informatics
© 2013 Onboard Informatics. Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.
 
City-data.com does not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of any information on this site.  Use at your own risk.
Website © 2003-2014 Advameg, Inc.