For population 25 years and over in Anchor:
For population 15 years and over in Anchor village:
0 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $1,525 (1.9%)
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:
Latitude: 40.57 N, Longitude: 88.54 W
Unemployment in July 2013:
Population change in the 1990s: -4 (-2.2%).
Average climate in Anchor, Illinois
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
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).
Hospitals/medical centers near Anchor:
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Anchor:
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.
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 29.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 22.5 miles away from the city center.
Drinking water stations with addresses in Anchor that have no violations reported:
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:
Percentage of family households:
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
No gay or lesbian households reported
Anchor compared to Illinois state average:
Banks with branches in Anchor (2011 data):
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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Religion statistics for Anchor (based on McLean County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 44.19%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 29
Number of supercenters and club stores: 4
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 74
Number of full-service restaurants: 124
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Anchor government finances in 2002(per resident):
7.35% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($41,547 average adjusted gross income)
0.22% of residents moved from foreign countries ($270 average AGI)
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
6.77% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($45,915 average adjusted gross income)
0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($188 average AGI)
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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TV broadcast stations around Anchor:
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
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:1
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:2
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
Total of 3 patent applications in 2008-2014.