Anchor, Illinois

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Population in 2013: 148 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -15.4%
 
Males: 72  (48.7%)
Females: 76  (51.3%)
Median resident age:  52.1 years
Illinois median age:  37.2 years

Zip code: 61720

Estimated median household income in 2013: $45,031 (it was $50,250 in 2000)
Anchor:

$45,031
IL:

$56,210

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $18,112 (it was $17,642 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $81,578 (it was $56,800 in 2000)
Anchor:

$81,578
IL:

$169,600

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $177,351; Detached houses: $186,077; Townhouses or other attached units: $164,364; In 2-unit structures: $196,146; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $61,771; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $136,087; Mobile homes: $17,029

Median gross rent in 2013: $710.

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  • Races in Anchor, IL (2010)

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    • 14196.6%White alone
    • 32.1%American Indian alone
    • 10.7%Black alone
    • 10.7%Two or more races
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Anchor: 89.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (30.4%), United States (11.2%), Irish (9.6%), English (8.8%), Swedish (4.8%), French (4.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 08/28/1959

Elevation: 778 feet

Land area: 0.19 square miles.

Population density: 765 people per square mile   (low).

Anchor, Illinois map

For population 25 years and over in Anchor:

  • High school or higher: 73.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 32.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Anchor village:

  • Never married: 24.9%
  • Now married: 55.7%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 7.3%
  • Divorced: 12.1%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,753 (2.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $2,768 (2.4%)

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 City, IL (3.3 miles ), Gibson, IL (3.3 miles ).

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 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 40.57 N, Longitude: 88.54 W

Anchor household income distribution Anchor home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.3%
Illinois:

7.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -4 (-2.2%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (36%)
  • Construction (28%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (12%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Retail trade (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Educational services (32%)
  • Retail trade (24%)
  • Finance and insurance (12%)
  • Health care and social assistance (8%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Construction (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (24%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (20%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (16%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Material moving occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (40%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (16%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (4%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (4%)

Average climate in Anchor, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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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 Anchor 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 (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 3

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

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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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 76.9. This is about average.

City:

76.9
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 31.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 22.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

31.9
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 9.34. This is about average. Closest monitor was 24.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.34
U.S.:

9.14

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
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 23.4%
(21.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black 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.
  • 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.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

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 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.1
Illinois average:

12.4

Anchor travel time to work - commute Anchor mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (94%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Anchor village (based on McLean County data)

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.
Illinois:

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.
Illinois:

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.
State:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.6%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
McLean County:

26.9%
Illinois:

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

13.7%
State:

14.5%
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
Financial Administration 0$0 1$51
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$68
Water Supply 0$0 1$140
Totals for Government 0$0 3$259

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

  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $25,000 ($168.92)
    Water Utilities: $8,000 ($54.05)
    Welfare - Other: $7,000 ($47.30)
    Regular Highways: $7,000 ($47.30)
    Parks & Recreation: $4,000 ($27.03)
    Financial Administration: $2,000 ($13.51)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $3,000 ($20.27)

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

  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $4,000 ($27.03)
    Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($13.51)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $10,000 ($67.57)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $15,000 ($101.35)
    Highways: $5,000 ($33.78)
  • Tax - Property: $12,000 ($81.08)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $73,000 ($493.24)

5.41% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($44,466 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.41%
Illinois average:

4.45%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($142 average AGI)
McLean County:

0.03%
Illinois average:

0.03%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Cook County, IL  0.49% ($31,974 average AGI)
from Champaign County, IL  0.24% ($35,276)
from Tazewell County, IL  0.24% ($38,901)


6.06% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($47,053 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.06%
Illinois average:

4.96%

0.08% of residents moved to foreign countries ($479 average AGI)
McLean County:

0.08%
Illinois average:

0.07%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Cook County, IL  0.61% ($29,982 average AGI)
to Tazewell County, IL  0.24% ($44,740)
to Champaign County, IL  0.19% ($31,689)

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
  • 5Number of bridges
  • 9m30ftTotal length
  • 8,620Total average daily traffic
  • 384Total average daily truck traffic
  • 8,620Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic

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
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