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Population in 2012: 2,894 (98% urban, 2% rural). Population change since 2000: +9.1%
 

Males: 1,302  (45.0%)
Females: 1,592  (55.0%)

Median resident age:  38.3 years
Illinois median age:  39.6 years

Zip codes: 61910.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $42,301 (it was $38,125 in 2000)
Arcola:

$42,301
IL:

$55,137
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $21,480

Arcola city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $71,888 (it was $69,200 in 2000)
Arcola:

$71,888
IL:

$170,600
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $91,314; Detached houses: $95,044; Townhouses or other attached units: $81,318; In 2-unit structures: $156,017; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $96,447; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $107,793; Mobile homes: $28,997

Median gross rent in 2012: $708.

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  • White alone - 1,988 (68.2%)
  • Hispanic - 870 (29.8%)
  • Asian alone - 27 (0.9%)
  • Two or more races - 14 (0.5%)
  • Black alone - 9 (0.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 5 (0.2%)
  • Other race alone - 3 (0.1%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Arcola: 78.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (21.9%), Irish (14.1%), United States (11.0%), English (9.3%), Scottish (2.1%), French (1.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 08/09/1873

Elevation: 678 feet

Land area: 1.37 square miles.

Population density: 2,116 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Arcola:

  • High school or higher: 82.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.8%
  • Unemployed: 5.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Arcola city:

  • Never married: 18.1%
  • Now married: 59.0%
  • Separated: 2.7%
  • Widowed: 10.7%
  • Divorced: 9.4%

461 residents are foreign born

This city:  15.5%
Illinois:  13.9%



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists there were 5 registered sex offenders living in Arcola, Illinois as of August 30, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Arcola to the number of sex offenders is 579 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,058 (2.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $2,185 (2.8%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Champaign, IL (29.8 miles , pop. 67,518).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Indianapolis, IN (115.0 miles , pop. 781,870).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (152.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Humboldt, IL (2.4 miles ), Tuscola, IL (2.8 miles ), Arthur, IL (3.0 miles ), Hindsboro, IL (3.0 miles ), Garrett, IL (3.2 miles) , Camargo, IL (3.3 miles ), Atwood, IL (3.4 miles ), Mattoon, IL (3.8 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 8 buildings, average cost: $81,000
  • 1998: 4 buildings, average cost: $80,400
  • 1999: 8 buildings, average cost: $131,600
  • 2000: 4 buildings, average cost: $135,900
  • 2001: 6 buildings, average cost: $133,000
  • 2002: 4 buildings, average cost: $111,200
  • 2003: 8 buildings, average cost: $128,700
  • 2004: 5 buildings, average cost: $149,300
  • 2005: 2 buildings, average cost: $121,100
  • 2006: 3 buildings, average cost: $133,500
  • 2007: 3 buildings, average cost: $189,400
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $153,800
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $132,000
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $117,000
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $162,100
  • 2012: 3 buildings, average cost: $149,700

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 39.68 N, Longitude: 88.31 W

Area code: 217

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Crime rates in Arcola by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 0000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 0011010011001
per 100,000 0.00.037.737.70.037.50.00.038.335.90.00.034.5
Robberies 0000000000351
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0111.7170.934.5
Assaults 5233514375002
per 100,000 188.575.4113.1113.0187.037.5150.3113.6267.9179.70.00.069.1
Burglaries 96553145204011
per 100,000 339.4226.2188.5188.4112.237.5150.3189.376.50.0149.00.0380.0
Thefts 3437242481781219671321
per 100,000 1282.11395.2905.0904.3299.2637.7300.5454.2727.1215.6260.7444.4725.4
Auto thefts 5100401111202
per 100,000 188.537.70.00.0149.60.037.637.938.335.974.50.069.1
Arson 1000000000000
per 100,000 37.70.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 133.193.4106.4106.372.068.357.959.5126.779.362.871.9117.6

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 6 (5 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.73
Illinois average:

2.76

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Arcola, Illinois accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.9%
Illinois:

9.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +91 (+3.6%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (40%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Information (7%)
  • Wholesale trade (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Manufacturing (30%)
  • Health care and social assistance (17%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (19%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (6%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Cashiers (5%)

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Tornado activity:

Arcola-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Illinois state average. It is 153% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/20/1976, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 27.5 miles away from the Arcola city center injured 18 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/22/1963, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 8.3 miles away from the city center injured 40 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Arcola-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Illinois state average. It is 86% 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 88.1 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 63.8 miles away from Arcola 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 87.1 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 76.3 miles away from the city center
On 4/21/2008 at 05:38:29, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 MB, 4.0 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 85.7 miles away from Arcola center
On 11/11/1991 at 09:20:47, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 70.7 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 Douglas County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 5, Floods: 4, Snow: 1, Storm: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Fred Ewing - Football coach, Johnny Gruelle - Cartoonist.


Hospitals/medical centers in Arcola:

  • HOPE HOUSE (Hospital, 106 EAST SECOND SOUTH STREET)
  • ARCOLA HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, 422 EAST FOURTH STREET, PO BOX 70)
  • WE CARE NURSING FACILITY (Nursing Home, 422 EAST FOURTH SOUTH STREET)

Political contributions by individuals in Arcola, IL

Amtrak station near Arcola:

  • 15 miles: MATTOON (1718 BROADWAY) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Arcola:

  • Eastern Illinois University (about 16 miles; Charleston, IL; Full-time enrollment: 9,940)
  • Lake Land College (about 17 miles; Mattoon, IL; FT enrollment: 3,606)
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (about 30 miles; Champaign, IL; FT enrollment: 39,877)
  • Parkland College (about 31 miles; Champaign, IL; FT enrollment: 4,831)
  • Millikin University (about 38 miles; Decatur, IL; FT enrollment: 2,183)
  • Indiana State University (about 51 miles; Terre Haute, IN; FT enrollment: 8,125)
  • Ivy Tech Community College-Wabash Valley (about 54 miles; Terre Haute, IN; FT enrollment: 2,860)

Public high school in Arcola:

Private high school in Arcola:

  • PLEASANT VIEW SCHOOL (Students: 57; Location: 184 N COUNTY ROAD 300 E; Grades: 1 - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Arcola:

Private elementary/middle schools in Arcola:

  • BAGDAD SCHOOL (Students: 48; Location: 379E CORD 200N; Grades: 1 - 8)
  • OKAW VALLEY SCHOOL (Students: 40; Location: 442 N CR 400E; Grades: 1 - 8)
  • LITTLE CREEK SCHOOL (Students: 28; Location: 17841 N CR 280 E; Grades: 1 - 8)
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Library in Arcola:

  • ARCOLA PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT (Operating income: $175,671; Location: 407 EAST MAIN STREET; 24,548 books; 683 audio materials; 1,851 video materials; 15 state licensed databases; 1 other licensed databases; 59 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Arcola: Arcola Water Works (A), Arcola City Hall (B), Arcola Public Library (C), Arcola Fire Protection District Town Hall Station (D), Arcola Fire Protection District Westside Station (E), Shrader Ambulance Service (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Arcola include: Free Methodist Episcopal Church (A), Arcola Presbyterian Church (B), Arcola United Methodist Church (C), First Baptist Church of Arcola (D), First Christian Church (E), Saint Johns Catholic Church (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Arcola: Moore Memorial Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attraction: Amish Interpretive Center (Museums; 111 South Locust Street).

Hotels: Arcola Inn (236 South Jacques Street), Comfort Inn Arcola (610 East Springfield).

 
Douglas 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 Arcola and their reported violations in the past:

ARCOLA (Population served: 2750, Purch_groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • Public Education - Between JAN-2001 and DEC-2002, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (DEC-31-2002)
  • OCCT Study Recommendation - Between NOV-01-1996 and FEB-20-1997, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (FEB-20-1997)
  • OCCT Study Recommendation - Between APR-12-1996 and FEB-20-1997, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (2 times from JAN-30-1997 to FEB-20-1997)
  • Public Education - Between JAN-01-1994 and MAR-14-1996, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Formal NOV issued (OCT-31-1995), St Compliance achieved (MAR-14-1996)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 15.0%
(13.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 50.0% for Black residents, 19.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 20.9% for other race residents, 14.9% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.7 people
Illinois:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  71.8%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  5.5%
Whole state:  6.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Arcola, IL

79 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
27 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
16 people in homes for the mentally retarded in 2000

Arcola compared to Illinois state average:

Arcola, Illinois environmental map by EPA

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


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Banks with branches in Arcola (2011 data):

  • FIRST MID-ILLINOIS BANK & TRUST, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION: Arcola Branch at 249 W Springfield Road, branch established on 1995/09/05. Info updated 2010/09/16: Bank assets: $1,492.8 mil, Deposits: $1,192.9 mil, headquarters in Mattoon, IL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 37 total offices, Holding Company: First Mid-Illinois Bancshares, Inc.
  • Arcola First Bank: at 127 South Oak Street, branch established on 1874/11/09. Info updated 2011/10/07: Bank assets: $119.4 mil, Deposits: $101.8 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 3 total offices

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Arcola, Illinois:

  • Arcola Inn, 236 S Jacques St, Arcola, IL 61910 , Phone: (217) 268-4971
  • Americas Best Value Inn, 640 E Springfield Rd, Arcola, IL 61910 , Phone: (217) 268-3031, Fax: (217) 354-6311
  • Best Western Regency Inn, 610 E Springfield Rd, Arcola, IL 61910 , Phone: (217) 268-4000, Fax: (217) 268-4001
  • Comfort Inn Arcola, 610 E Springfield Rd, Arcola, IL 61910 , Phone: (800) 228-5150
  • Best Western Plus Green Mill Village, 917 Grn Mill Rd, Arcola, IL 61910 , Phone: (217) 268-5000, Fax: (217) 258-5006
All 5 fire-safe hotels and motels in Arcola, Illinois

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Arcola travel time to work - commute


Arcola mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (71%)
  • Electricity (27%)
  • Wood (1%)

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Religion statistics for Arcola city (based on Douglas County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 64.32%
Here64.3%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchChristian Churches and Churches of ChristOld Order AmishChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Adherents19.3%17.6%12.6%11.3%8.3%
Congregations11.4%4.3%8.6%30.0%4.3%
NameAmerican Baptist Churches in the USANew Testament Association Independent Baptist Churches/Other Fundamental BaptistsLutheran ChurchConservative Mennonite ConferenceOther
Adherents7.5%4.4%3.2%2.9%12.9%
Congregations8.6%2.9%1.4%2.9%25.7%
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
Douglas County:

6.14 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 14
Douglas County:

7.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 20
Here:

10.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.4%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Douglas County:

27.5%
Illinois:

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

17.5%
State:

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 2$4,711$28,2660$0
Other Government Administration 1$3,726$44,71215$301
Judicial and Legal 0$0 9$1,200
Police Protection - Officers 5$16,125$38,7000$0
Police - Other 1$2,280$27,3603$327
Correction 0$0 1$168
Streets and Highways 2$4,982$29,8920$0
Sewerage 1$4,125$49,5000$0
Parks and Recreation 1$3,839$46,0680$0
Water Supply 3$9,607$38,4280$0
Electric Power 0$0 1$193
Totals for Government 16$49,395$37,04629$2,189

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

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $528,000 ($182.45)
    General Public Buildings: $523,000 ($180.72)
    Water Utilities: $368,000 ($127.16)
    Police Protection: $306,000 ($105.74)
    Regular Highways: $237,000 ($81.89)
    Sewerage: $181,000 ($62.54)
    Parks & Recreation: $153,000 ($52.87)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $25,000 ($8.64)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $516,000 ($178.30)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $47,000 ($16.24)

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

  • Charges - Parks & Recreation: $9,000 ($3.11)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $88,000 ($30.41)
    General Revenue, NEC: $76,000 ($26.26)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $881,000 ($304.42)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $441,000 ($152.38)
    All Other: $296,000 ($102.28)
    Highways: $74,000 ($25.57)
  • Tax - Property: $871,000 ($300.97)
    NEC: $42,000 ($14.51)

Arcola government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $785,000 ($271.25)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $419,000 ($144.78)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $363,000 ($125.43)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $630,000 ($217.69)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $155,000 ($53.56)
    Other, NEC: $56,000 ($19.35)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $1,357,000 ($468.90)

5.49% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($33,597 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.49%
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 Champaign County, IL  1.56% ($35,976 average AGI)
from Coles County, IL  0.82% ($29,493)
from Moultrie County, IL  0.36% ($37,759)


6.45% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($32,542 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.45%
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 Champaign County, IL  1.57% ($32,876 average AGI)
to Coles County, IL  1.26% ($27,606)
to Moultrie County, IL  0.36% ($29,967)

Strongest AM radio stations in Arcola:

  • WLBH (1170 AM; daytime; 5 kW; MATTOON, IL; Owner: MATTOON BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WILL (580 AM; 5 kW; URBANA, IL; Owner: UNIV. OF ILLINOIS BOARD OF TRUSTEES)
  • WEIC (1270 AM; 1 kW; CHARLESTON, IL; Owner: COM-STAT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • 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)
  • KMOX (1120 AM; 50 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WHAS (840 AM; 50 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Arcola:

  • WXET (107.9 FM; ARCOLA, IL; Owner: PREMIER BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WMCI (101.3 FM; NEOGA, IL; Owner: THE CROMWELL GROUP, INC. OF ILLINOIS)
  • WLBH-FM (96.9 FM; MATTOON, IL; Owner: MATTOON BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WWGO (92.1 FM; CHARLESTON, IL; Owner: WHQQ, INC)
  • WZNX (106.7 FM; SULLIVAN, IL; Owner: WSHY, INC.)
  • WILL-FM (90.9 FM; URBANA, IL; Owner: UNIV. OF ILLINOIS BOARD OF TRUSTEES)
  • WEBX (93.5 FM; TUSCOLA, IL; Owner: AAA ENTERTAINMENT LICENSING LLC)
  • WIXY (100.3 FM; CHAMPAIGN, IL; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ILLINOIS, LLC)
  • WKIO (92.5 FM; URBANA, IL; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ILLINOIS, LLC)
  • W201AD (88.1 FM; MATTOON, IL; Owner: ILLINOIS BIBLE INSTITUTE, INC.)
  • WEJT (105.1 FM; SHELBYVILLE, IL; Owner: THE CROMWELL GROUP, INC. OF ILLINOIS)
  • WLRW (94.5 FM; CHAMPAIGN, IL; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ILLINOIS, LLC)
  • WHQQ (98.9 FM; NEOGA, IL; Owner: WSHY, INC.)
  • WACF (98.5 FM; PARIS, IL; Owner: P.R.S. BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W213AW (90.5 FM; CHARLESTON, IL; Owner: VCY AMERICA, INC.)
  • WEIU (88.9 FM; CHARLESTON, IL; Owner: EASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)
  • WLKL (89.9 FM; MATTOON, IL; Owner: COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT #517)

TV broadcast stations around Arcola:

  • WCIA (Channel 3; CHAMPAIGN, IL; Owner: NEXSTAR BROADCASTING OF CHAMPAIGN, L.L.C.)
  • WEIU-TV (Channel 51; CHARLESTON, IL; Owner: EASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)
  • WBUI (Channel 23; DECATUR, IL; Owner: ACME TV LICENSES OF ILLINOIS, LLC)
  • WICD (Channel 15; CHAMPAIGN, IL; Owner: WICD LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WAND (Channel 17; DECATUR, IL; Owner: WAND(TV) PARTNERSHIP)
  • W52BR (Channel 52; CHAMPAIGN-URBANA, IL; Owner: MARCIA COHEN)
  • WILL-TV (Channel 12; URBANA, IL; Owner: UNIV. OF ILLINOIS BD. OF TRUSTEES)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Arcola, Illinois:
  • Fatal accident count: 3
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 5
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 1
  • Fatalities: 4
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 9
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Illinois average:
  • Fatal accident count: 118
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 179
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 40
  • Fatalities: 127
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 312
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 20

Arcola fatal accident list:

May 26, 2006 03:37 PM, Sr-133, Lat: 39.682644, Lon: -88.320778, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Aug 16, 1987 06:00 PM, 45, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 2, Drunken drivers: 1
Aug 23, 1986 07:48 AM, Spfld Road, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 3
Total length: 18 meters (59ft)
Total average daily traffic: 31,650
Total average daily truck traffic: 9,562

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Arcola)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Arcola, IL)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • ARCOLA, Lat: 39.684528 Lon: -88.306306, Call Sign: WQLL830
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.293 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/04/2010, Expiration Date: 03/04/2020, Certifier: Fred Helmuth
    Registrant: Sensus, 450 N Gallatin Avenue, Uniontown, PA 15401, Phone: (800) 638-3748, Fax: (800) 888-2403, Email:
  • ARCOLA, 251 North County Rd 1000east (Lat: 39.688583 Lon: -88.283194), Type: Tower, Structure height: 76.2 m, Overall height: 79.2 m, Call Sign: WQPN921
    Assigned Frequencies: 11425.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/10/2012, Expiration Date: 07/10/2022, Certifier: Ed King
    Registrant: Cellular Properties, Inc., 28 Towne Centre, Danville, IL 61832, Phone: (217) 442-2355, Fax: (217) 446-9830, Email:
  • STATION, 2 Mi S And 4.4 Mi W Of (Lat: 39.652250 Lon: -88.398361), Overall height: 39.6 m, Call Sign: WHK418
    Assigned Frequencies: 2135.60 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/03/1999, Expiration Date: 10/06/2009, Cancellation Date: 05/03/2001
    Registrant: Natural Gas Pipeline Company Of America, 370 Van Gordon St., Lakewood, CO 80228, Phone: (303) 763-2922, Fax: (303) 763-2920, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

5
  • Call Sign: KB9JLK, Licensee ID: L00303245
    Grant Date: 11/30/2004, Expiration Date: 02/27/2015, Certifier: Ben J Wood
    Registrant: Ben J Wood, 1140 Cr 400n, Arcola, IL 61910
  • Call Sign: N9OHD, Licensee ID: L00475971
    Grant Date: 03/01/2002, Expiration Date: 02/11/2012
    Registrant: Robert W Guennewig, 310 E Main, Arcola, IL 61910
  • Call Sign: W9QNE
    Grant Date: 10/06/1987, Expiration Date: 10/06/1997, Cancellation Date: 10/07/1999
    Registrant: John W Parker, Box 124a Rr 2, Arcola, IL 61910
  • Call Sign: WA9WOB, Licensee ID: L00095179
    Grant Date: 01/05/2008, Expiration Date: 01/06/2018
    Registrant: William F Guennewig Jr, 310 E Main, Arcola, IL 61910-1512
  • Call Sign: WB9URK, Licensee ID: L00217225
    Grant Date: 01/02/2004, Expiration Date: 03/29/2014, Certifier: James W Wood
    Registrant: James W Wood, 1140 E Cr 400n, Arcola, IL 61910


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 7
  • Hazardous Condition: 6
  • Good Intent Call: 1

Incident types - Arcola


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Arcola, IL

Most common first names in Arcola, IL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary3683.3 years
William2777.2 years
John2679.3 years
Charles2469.3 years
George2376.7 years
James1870.7 years
Helen1673.9 years
Raymond1371.5 years
Harold1375.1 years
Robert1375.0 years
Most common last names in Arcola, IL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith2079.7 years
Edwards1575.9 years
Davis1280.2 years
Ghere1182.4 years
Cox1180.9 years
Murphy1176.3 years
Thompson1179.9 years
Clark1176.2 years
Johnson1080.3 years
Moore1074.0 years
Businesses in Arcola, IL
NameCountNameCount
Comfort Inn1RadioShack1
Dairy Queen1Subway1
MasterBrand Cabinets2True Value1

Arcola on our top lists:

  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Miscellaneous manufacturing"
  • #74 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Miscellaneous manufacturing"
  • #93 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Customer service representatives"
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  • Robert J. Libman (4)
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  • Wesley J. Mueller (1)
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  • Andrew D. Libman (1)

Total of 11 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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