Basco, Illinois

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Population in 2014: 96 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -10.3%
 
Males: 36  (38.1%)
Females: 60  (61.9%)
Median resident age:  45.9 years
Illinois median age:  37.9 years

Zip code: 62313

Estimated median household income in 2016: $39,905 (it was $29,306 in 2000)
Basco:

$39,905
IL:

$60,960

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $24,462 (it was $16,746 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $52,707 (it was $41,800 in 2000)
Basco:

$52,707
IL:

$186,500

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $53,336; Detached houses: $53,122
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Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Basco: 84.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (39.4%), American (30.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 04/02/1886

Elevation: 640 feet

Land area: 0.23 square miles.

Population density: 423 people per square mile   (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Basco:

  • High school or higher: 96.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Basco village:

  • Never married: 32.5%
  • Now married: 43.4%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 10.5%
  • Divorced: 13.6%



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Basco, Illinois as of December 12, 2018.
The ratio of number of residents in Basco to the number of sex offenders is 84 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $726 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $761 (1.6%)

Basco satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Peoria, IL (87.8 miles , pop. 112,936).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Louis, MO (128.2 miles , pop. 348,189).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (211.1 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Bentley, IL (2.2 miles) , West Point, IL (2.3 miles) , Elvaston, IL (2.3 miles) , Carthage, IL (2.6 miles ), Hamilton, IL (3.0 miles ), Bowen, IL (3.1 miles ), Ferris, IL (3.1 miles) , Keokuk, IA (3.4 miles ).

Latitude: 40.33 N, Longitude: 91.20 W

Area code: 217

Basco household income distribution Basco home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.3%
Illinois:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +3 (+2.9%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (23%)
  • Manufacturing (23%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (15%)
  • Wholesale trade (15%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Utilities (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Construction (21%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (21%)
  • Manufacturing (17%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (8%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (23%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (15%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (15%)
  • Production occupations (12%)
  • Material moving occupations (12%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (21%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (21%)
  • Production occupations (17%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (8%)

Average climate in Basco, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Basco-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Illinois state average. It is 43% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/13/1974, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 7.8 miles away from the Basco village center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/8/1999, a category F3 tornado 9.4 miles away from the village center caused $15 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Basco-area historical earthquake activity is near Illinois state average. It is 82% 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 219.5 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 205.1 miles away from Basco center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 236.4 miles away from the city 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 244.6 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 220.2 miles away from Basco center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 204.7 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 Hancock County (15) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Storms: 11, Snows: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals and medical centers near Basco:

  • HANCOCK COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTME (Home Health Center, about 7 miles away; CARTHAGE, IL)
  • SHERRICK HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 8 miles away; CARTHAGE, IL)
  • CARTHAGE TERRACE (Hospital, about 8 miles away; CARTHAGE, IL)
  • MONTEBELLO HEALTHCARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; HAMILTON, IL)
  • SOUTHEASTERN RENAL DIALYSIS, L.C. - LEE COUNTY (Dialysis Facility, about 12 miles away; KEOKUK, IA)
  • KEOKUK AREA HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 12 miles away; KEOKUK, IA)
  • KEOKUK AREA HOSPITAL HOME HEAL (Home Health Center, about 12 miles away; KEOKUK, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Basco:

  • Western Illinois University (about 29 miles; Macomb, IL; Full-time enrollment: 10,755)
  • Southeastern Community College (about 34 miles; West Burlington, IA; FT enrollment: 2,251)
  • Truman State University (about 74 miles; Kirksville, MO; FT enrollment: 5,553)
  • Indian Hills Community College (about 80 miles; Ottumwa, IA; FT enrollment: 4,034)
  • Bradley University (about 88 miles; Peoria, IL; FT enrollment: 5,152)
  • Augustana College (about 88 miles; Rock Island, IL; FT enrollment: 2,555)
  • Black Hawk College (about 89 miles; Moline, IL; FT enrollment: 5,086)

Public elementary/middle school in Basco:

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Hancock 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 2013 was 52.1. This is significantly better than average.

City:

52.1
U.S.:

74.7

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2000 was 0.840. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 10.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.840
U.S.:

1.912

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2006 was 22.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

22.6
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 10.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.6
U.S.:

9.4
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 17.6%
(17.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This village:  2.0 people
Illinois:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  56.3%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  8.3%
Whole state:  6.3%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

5.6
Illinois average:

12.1

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

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Basco village (based on Hancock County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant4,95328
Evangelical Protestant2,68829
Catholic1,5215
Other9734
None8,969-
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: 6
Hancock County:

3.18 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Hancock County:

0.53 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 15
Hancock County:

7.96 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

5.31 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.3%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Hancock County:

26.2%
Illinois:

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

13.6%
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$589
Other Government Administration 0$0 11$393
Totals for Government 0$0 12$982

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

  • Current Operations - General Public Buildings: $6,000 ($62.50)
    Parks & Recreation: $4,000 ($41.67)
    Regular Highways: $2,000 ($20.83)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $7,000 ($72.92)

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

  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $5,000 ($52.08)
    General Revenue, NEC: $1,000 ($10.42)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $10,000 ($104.17)
    Highways: $3,000 ($31.25)
  • Tax - Property: $1,000 ($10.42)
    NEC: $1,000 ($10.42)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $129,000 ($1343.75)

4.53% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($35,046 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.53%
Illinois average:

4.45%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Lee County, IA  0.80% ($36,230 average AGI)
from McDonough County, IL  0.52% ($32,875)
from Adams County, IL  0.39% ($33,500)


5.27% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,010 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.27%
Illinois average:

4.96%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Lee County, IA  1.16% ($25,292 average AGI)
to McDonough County, IL  0.58% ($26,533)
to Adams County, IL  0.53% ($66,268)

Strongest AM radio stations in Basco:

  • WCAZ (990 AM; 1 kW; CARTHAGE, IL; Owner: RALLA BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KOKX (1310 AM; 1 kW; KEOKUK, IA; Owner: RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • WGEM (1440 AM; 5 kW; QUINCY, IL; Owner: QUINCY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WTAD (930 AM; 5 kW; QUINCY, IL; Owner: STARADIO 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.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KHMO (1070 AM; 5 kW; HANNIBAL, MO)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Basco:

  • WQKQ (92.1 FM; CARTHAGE, IL; Owner: PRITCHARD BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WCEZ (93.9 FM; CARTHAGE, IL; Owner: DANA R. WITHERS)
  • KRNQ (96.3 FM; KEOKUK, IA; Owner: DAVID M. LISTER)
  • WIUW (89.5 FM; WARSAW, IL; Owner: WESTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)
  • KOKX-FM (95.3 FM; KEOKUK, IA; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • KRRY (100.9 FM; CANTON, MO; Owner: BICK BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KMDY (90.9 FM; KEOKUK, IA; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • KGRC (92.9 FM; HANNIBAL, MO; Owner: STARADIO CORPORATION)
  • WCOY (99.5 FM; QUINCY, IL; Owner: STARADIO CORPORATION)
  • WGEM-FM (105.1 FM; QUINCY, IL; Owner: QUINCY NEWSPAPERS, INC.)
  • KBKB-FM (101.7 FM; FORT MADISON, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WQUB (90.3 FM; QUINCY, IL; Owner: QUINCY UNIVERSITY CORPORATION)
  • KRXL (94.5 FM; KIRKSVILLE, MO; Owner: KIRX, INC.)
  • WGCA-FM (88.5 FM; QUINCY, IL; Owner: GREAT COMMISSION BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WQCY (103.9 FM; QUINCY, IL; Owner: STARADIO CORPORATION)
  • WIUM (91.3 FM; MACOMB, IL; Owner: WESTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)
  • KDMG (103.1 FM; BURLINGTON, IA; Owner: PRITCHARD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKAI-FM (100.1 FM; MACOMB, IL; Owner: WPW BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WJEQ (102.7 FM; MACOMB, IL; Owner: CENTRAL ILLINOIS BROADCASTING INC)
  • WMQZ (104.1 FM; COLCHESTER, IL; Owner: COLCHESTER RADIO, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Basco:

  • W49BS (Channel 49; QUINCY, IL; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W53BP (Channel 53; QUINCY, IL; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KTVO (Channel 3; KIRKSVILLE, MO; Owner: KTVO LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, INC.)
  • K60CL (Channel 60; KEOKUK, IA; Owner: CHRIST VISION, INC.)
  • KHQA-TV (Channel 7; HANNIBAL, MO; Owner: CHELSEY BROADCASTING COMPANY OF QUINCY, LLC)
  • KGWB-TV (Channel 26; BURLINGTON, IA; Owner: BURLINGTON TELEVISION ACQUISITION CORP.)
  • WTJR (Channel 16; QUINCY, IL; Owner: BELIEVER'S BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W36BS (Channel 36; QUINCY, IL; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W61CO (Channel 61; QUINCY, IL; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W18CJ (Channel 18; QUINCY, IL; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W69DF (Channel 69; QUINCY, IL; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WGEM-TV (Channel 10; QUINCY, IL; Owner: QUINCY BROADCASTING CO.)
  • K40GO (Channel 40; QUINCY, IL; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WQEC (Channel 27; QUINCY, IL; Owner: W. CENTRAL ILLINOIS EDUC. TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • K38AB (Channel 38; FORT MADISON, ETC., IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • WMEC (Channel 22; MACOMB, IL; Owner: W. CENTRAL ILLINOIS EDUC. TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • K44AB (Channel 44; KEOKUK, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • W65CZ (Channel 65; QUINCY, IL; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W67DR (Channel 67; QUINCY, IL; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W45BM (Channel 45; QUINCY, IL; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

4
  • Call Sign: KA9PUZ, Licensee ID: L00266320, Grant Date: 07/22/2010, Expiration Date: 10/02/2020, Registrant: Stanley L Davidson, Basco, IL 62313
  • Call Sign: KB9PLP, Previous Call Sign: KA9AUN, Grant Date: 01/31/1997, Expiration Date: 01/31/2007, Cancellation Date: 02/03/2009, Registrant: Leonard C Chase, 1430 E County Rd 600 N, Basco, IL 62313-2140
  • Call Sign: KB9UFI, Previous Call Sign: KE4DNP, Licensee ID: L00136320, Grant Date: 05/14/2013, Expiration Date: 07/06/2023, Certifier: Larry J Dittmer, Registrant: Larry J Dittmer, 845 N Cr 1100, Basco, IL 62313-2113
  • Call Sign: N9YUU, Licensee ID: L00941887, Grant Date: 11/18/2014, Expiration Date: 11/18/2024, Certifier: James D Damron, Registrant: James D Damron, Basco, IL 62313

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • Aircraft: SCHLEICHER ASW-20 (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: None
    N-Number: 120 , Serial Number: 20344, Year manufactured: 1980, Airworthiness Date: 08/20/1980
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Larry J Dittmer, 845 N County Rd 1100, Basco, IL 62313, Other Owners: Linda S Dittmer
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 182B (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 119 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 2536G , Serial Number: 51836, Year manufactured: 1959, Airworthiness Date: 02/07/1959
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Larry J Dittmer, 845 N County Road 1100, Basco, IL 62313, Other Owners: Linda S Dittmer
  • Aircraft: ZUBROD ROY ZODIAC 601 HD (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: AMA/EXPR UNKNOWN ENG (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 50285 , Serial Number: 6-3463, Year manufactured: 2003, Airworthiness Date: 10/23/2003
    Registrant (Individual): Larry J Dittmer, 845 N County Road 1100, Basco, IL 62313

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (85%)
  • Electricity (13%)

Basco compared to Illinois state average:

  • Median household income below 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 significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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