Beardstown, Illinois

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Population in 2014: 5,882 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +2.0%
 
Males: 3,001  (51.0%)
Females: 2,881  (49.0%)
Median resident age:  32.3 years
Illinois median age:  37.2 years

Zip codes: 62618.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $40,169 (it was $29,104 in 2000)
Beardstown:

$40,169
IL:

$56,210

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $18,362 (it was $13,777 in 2000)

Beardstown city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $59,727 (it was $42,500 in 2000)
Beardstown:

$59,727
IL:

$169,600

Median gross rent in 2013: $620.

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  • Races in Beardstown, IL (2010)

    Beardstown races chart
    • 3,74161.1%White alone
    • 1,99432.6%Hispanic
    • 3225.3%Black alone
    • 350.6%Two or more races
    • 200.3%Asian alone
    • 70.1%American Indian alone
    • 30.05%Other race alone
    • 10.02%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Beardstown detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Beardstown: 76.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (13.5%), United States (13.2%), Irish (9.1%), English (4.9%), Subsaharan African (1.9%), Scottish (1.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 05/17/1897

Elevation: 445 feet

Land area: 3.41 square miles.

Population density: 1,726 people per square mile   (low).

Beardstown,IL real estate house value index trend

Beardstown, Illinois map

For population 25 years and over in Beardstown:

  • High school or higher: 79.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.5%
  • Unemployed: 10.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Beardstown city:

  • Never married: 33.3%
  • Now married: 44.1%
  • Separated: 2.0%
  • Widowed: 10.7%
  • Divorced: 9.9%

1,341 residents are foreign born (18.5% Latin America, 2.6% Africa).

This city:

21.3%
Illinois:

14.0%



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists there were 7 registered sex offenders living in Beardstown, Illinois as of August 28, 2016.
The ratio of number of residents in Beardstown to the number of sex offenders is 853 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,303 (2.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,050 (2.1%)

Beardstown satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Springfield, IL (44.2 miles , pop. 111,454).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Louis, MO (96.3 miles , pop. 348,189).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (191.4 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Browning, IL (2.9 miles) , Arenzville, IL (3.1 miles ), Rushville, IL (3.2 miles ), Ripley, IL (3.3 miles) , Virginia, IL (3.5 miles ), Concord, IL (3.7 miles) , Meredosia, IL (3.8 miles ), Chandlerville, IL (3.9 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1 building, cost: $60,000
  • 1998: 4 buildings, average cost: $75,500
  • 1999: 4 buildings, average cost: $75,500
  • 2003: 1 building, cost: $25,000
  • 2004: 1 building, cost: $24,400
  • 2005: 1 building, cost: $24,400
  • 2006: 6 buildings, average cost: $52,900
  • 2007: 4 buildings, average cost: $37,900
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $56,300
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $52,000
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $150,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 40.01 N, Longitude: 90.43 W

Nickname or alias (official or unofficial): Watermelon Capital

Daytime population change due to commuting: +216 (+3.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,200 (47.2%)

Area code: 217

Beardstown household income distribution Beardstown home values distribution

Crime rates in Beardstown by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Murders 0000010000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.016.90.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 55331241000N/A0
per 100,000 86.787.552.052.217.033.867.617.10.00.00.0N/A0.0
Robberies 0000032036010
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.050.733.80.051.897.70.016.90.0
Assaults 49495226222320370023752
per 100,000 849.8857.5901.7452.3374.4388.9338.1631.50.00.0377.1118.2878.5
Burglaries 773535234449313225510
per 100,000 121.4122.5606.9608.8391.4744.0828.4529.151.8358.282.084.4168.9
Thefts 1821821321941361201681291413151830
per 100,000 3,156.43,185.22,288.93,374.52,314.52,029.12,840.22,201.7241.6211.7245.9303.8506.8
Auto thefts 5599346830241
per 100,000 86.787.5156.1156.551.167.6101.4136.551.80.032.867.516.9
Arson 1121010000000
per 100,000 17.317.534.717.40.016.90.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 287.5) 393.4397.0380.4332.8219.5302.0321.7284.934.064.996.753.9215.9

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City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Beardstown detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 9 (9 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.48
Illinois average:

2.76
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.0%
Illinois:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +401 (+7.5%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (42%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Retail trade (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Manufacturing (21%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (3%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (32%)
  • Material moving occupations (10%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (5%)
  • Management occupations (4%)
  • Production occupations (22%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (16%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (12%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (6%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (4%)

Work and jobs in Beardstown: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Beardstown, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Beardstown-area historical tornado activity is near Illinois state average. It is 64% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/13/1995, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 25.7 miles away from the Beardstown city center injured 45 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 6/21/1981, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 13.2 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 12 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Beardstown-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 173.8 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 158.9 miles away from Beardstown 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 199.7 miles away from the city 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 202.6 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 174.4 miles away from Beardstown center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 158.9 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 Cass County (16) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 14, Floods: 13, Tornadoes: 4, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Beardstown topographic map

Birthplace of: Harry Baujan - Football player and coach, Jamie Gilson - Children's writer, Janice O'Hara - Girls Professional Baseball League player, Jesse Wallace - Governor of Samoa, Red Norvo - (1908-1999), jazz musician, Dink Trout - Radio personality, Eddie Lyons - Actor.

Hospitals and medical centers in Beardstown:

  • BEARDSTOWN HOSPITAL (provides emergency services, BOX 350 BOULEVARD RD)
  • BEARDSTOWN TERRACE (310 EAST EIGHTH STREET)
  • HERITAGE HEALTH-BEARDSTOWN (8306 ST LUKES DRIVE)
  • HERITAGE MANOR EAST-BEARDSTOWN (1501 CANAL STREET)
  • HERITAGE MANOR SOUTH BEARDSTOWN (R R # 3)

Airports and heliports located in Beardstown:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Beardstown:

  • Western Illinois University (about 35 miles; Macomb, IL; Full-time enrollment: 10,755)
  • University of Illinois at Springfield (about 48 miles; Springfield, IL; FT enrollment: 3,748)
  • Lincoln Land Community College (about 48 miles; Springfield, IL; FT enrollment: 5,460)
  • Bradley University (about 64 miles; Peoria, IL; FT enrollment: 5,152)
  • Illinois Central College (about 68 miles; East Peoria, IL; FT enrollment: 7,158)
  • Southeastern Community College (about 68 miles; West Burlington, IA; FT enrollment: 2,251)
  • Lewis and Clark Community College (about 75 miles; Godfrey, IL; FT enrollment: 4,189)

Public high schools in Beardstown:

  • BEARDSTOWN JR/SR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 737, Location: 500 E 15TH ST, Grades: 6-12)
  • BEARDSTOWN CHARTER SCH LEARN ACAD (Location: 515 CANAL ST, Grades: 9-12, Charter school)

Public elementary/middle school in Beardstown:

Private elementary/middle school in Beardstown:

  • BEARDSTOWN CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 100, Location: 1421 BEARD ST, Grades: PK-8)
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Library in Beardstown:

  • BEARDSTOWN HOUSTON MEMORIAL PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $117,276; Location: 13 BOULEVARD ROAD; 21,189 books; 1 e-books; 1,107 audio materials; 859 video materials; 1 local licensed databases; 17 state licensed databases; 1 other licensed databases; 33 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Beardstown: Schultz Hall (A), Beardstown Public Library (B), Beardstown City Hall (C), Beardstown Fire Department and Ambulance Service (D), Beardstown River Museum (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Beardstown Plaza Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Beardstown include: Beardstown Church of Christ (A), Beardstown Church of the Nazarene (B), First Congregational United Church of Christ (C), First Evangelical Lutheran Church (D), First Southern Baptist Church (E), First United Methodist Church (F), Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (G), Saint Alexius Catholic Church (H), Saint Johns Lutheran Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Beardstown include: Schmoldt Park (1), Roy Roberts Park (2), Art Zeeck Park (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Court: Eileen Court (220 East 14th Street).

Cass County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 22.0%
(14.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 26.8% for Black residents, 31.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 50.0% for American Indian residents, 40.3% for other race residents, 27.3% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.8 people
Illinois:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  66.6%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  9.1%
Whole state:  6.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households
105 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
30 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
119 people in nursing homes in 2000
30 people in homes for the mentally retarded in 2000

Beardstown, Illinois environmental map by EPA

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Banks with branches in Beardstown (2011 data):

  • West Central Bank: Beardstown Il Facility at 1 Plaza Drive, branch established on 2011/10/25; Beardstown Branch at 122 South State Street, branch established on 1889/02/16. Info updated 2009/10/20: Bank assets: $150.9 mil, Deposits: $129.0 mil, headquarters in Ashland, IL, positive income, 6 total offices, Holding Company: West Central Bancshares, Inc.
  • Beardstown Savings s.b.: Beardstown Savings S.B. at 301 State Street, branch established on 1911/01/01. Info updated 2011/05/03: Bank assets: $43.5 mil, Deposits: $38.8 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 2 total offices
  • The First National Bank of Beardstown: The First National Bank Of Beardstow at 300 Washington Street, branch established on 1887/02/24. Info updated 2009/07/06: Bank assets: $104.2 mil, Deposits: $93.0 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Mascouten Bancorp, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.9
Illinois average:

12.4

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

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Religion statistics for Beardstown city (based on Cass County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant3,23518
Mainline Protestant2,83616
Catholic2,6134
Other832
None4,875-
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
Cass County:

4.41 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
Cass County:

6.62 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 13
Here:

9.56 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.4%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Cass County:

27.4%
Illinois:

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

21.5%
State:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

48.1%
Illinois:

48.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

44.9%
Illinois:

45.7%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.5
State:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

21.5%
Illinois:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Beardstown:

10.8%
Illinois:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Beardstown:

6.9
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

32.4%
Illinois:

33.2%

General health condition:
This city:

55.1%
Illinois:

55.4%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

77.9%
State:

79.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Beardstown, IL Residents
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$294
Other Government Administration 3$7,103$28,41210$3,279
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$1,483
Police Protection - Officers 9$28,498$37,9973$2,849
Firefighters 3$10,458$41,8322$1,114
Streets and Highways 12$36,775$36,7750$0
Health 6$19,125$38,2502$1,125
Solid Waste Management 1$2,713$32,5560$0
Water Supply 2$6,468$38,8080$0
Other and Unallocable 1$2,077$24,9240$0
Totals for Government 37$113,217$36,71919$10,144

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

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $765,000 ($130.06)
    General - Other: $507,000 ($86.20)
    Police Protection: $484,000 ($82.28)
    Water Utilities: $398,000 ($67.66)
    Parks & Recreation: $338,000 ($57.46)
    Central Staff Services: $332,000 ($56.44)
    Financial Administration: $332,000 ($56.44)
    Health Services - Other: $245,000 ($41.65)
    Libraries: $180,000 ($30.60)
    Sewerage: $179,000 ($30.43)
    Fire Protection: $140,000 ($23.80)
    General Public Buildings: $51,000 ($8.67)
    Air Transportation: $46,000 ($7.82)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $19,000 ($3.23)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Cash & Deposits: $1,722,000 ($292.76)
    Benefit Payments: $79,000 ($13.43)
    Withdrawals: $12,000 ($2.04)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $59,000 ($10.03)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General: $39,000 ($6.63)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $342,000 ($58.14)
    Housing & Community Development: $321,000 ($54.57)
    Parks & Recreation: $225,000 ($38.25)
    Water Utilities: $136,000 ($23.12)
    Sewerage: $74,000 ($12.58)
    Central Staff: $6,000 ($1.02)
    Police Protection: $3,000 ($0.51)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,371,000 ($233.08)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $49,000 ($8.33)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $224,000 ($38.08)
    All Other: $110,000 ($18.70)
    Parks & Recreation: $3,000 ($0.51)
    Solid Waste Management: $0 ($0.00)
  • Employee Retirement - Interest Revenue: $86,000 ($14.62)
    From Local Government: $65,000 ($11.05)
    Local Employee Contribution: $32,000 ($5.44)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $10,000 ($1.70)
    All Other: $8,000 ($1.36)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $344,000 ($58.48)
    Interest Earnings: $167,000 ($28.39)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $352,000 ($59.84)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $1,179,000 ($200.44)
    Highways: $157,000 ($26.69)
    Housing & Community Development: $123,000 ($20.91)
    All Other: $34,000 ($5.78)
  • Tax - Property: $974,000 ($165.59)
    Public Utilities: $667,000 ($113.40)
    NEC: $99,000 ($16.83)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $820,000 ($139.41)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $983,000 ($167.12)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $108,000 ($18.36)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $899,000 ($152.84)
    Water Utilities: $785,000 ($133.46)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $192,000 ($32.64)
    Water Utilities: $35,000 ($5.95)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $4,603,000 ($782.56)

6.35% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($28,370 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.35%
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 Sangamon County, IL  0.88% ($36,809 average AGI)
from Morgan County, IL  0.78% ($31,548)
from Schuyler County, IL  0.54% ($29,414)


7.22% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,693 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.22%
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 Morgan County, IL  1.24% ($37,970 average AGI)
to Sangamon County, IL  1.03% ($37,250)
to Schuyler County, IL  0.76% ($37,951)

Strongest AM radio stations in Beardstown:

  • 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.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WTAD (930 AM; 5 kW; QUINCY, IL; Owner: STARADIO CORPORATION)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WLDS (1180 AM; daytime; 1 kW; JACKSONVILLE, IL)
  • WGEM (1440 AM; 5 kW; QUINCY, IL; Owner: QUINCY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KHMO (1070 AM; 5 kW; HANNIBAL, MO)

Strongest FM radio stations in Beardstown:

  • WVIL (101.3 FM; VIRGINIA, IL; Owner: MARK J. LANGSTON)
  • W211AH (90.1 FM; BEARDSTOWN, IL; Owner: ILLINOIS BIBLE INSTITUTE, INC.)
  • WRMS-FM (94.3 FM; BEARDSTOWN, IL; Owner: CONNER FAMILY BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WKXQ (92.5 FM; RUSHVILLE, IL; Owner: WPW BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WIPA (89.3 FM; PITTSFIELD, IL; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF IL AT SPRINGFIELD)
  • WJEQ (102.7 FM; MACOMB, IL; Owner: CENTRAL ILLINOIS BROADCASTING INC)
  • WJVO (105.5 FM; SOUTH JACKSONVILLE, IL; Owner: MORGAN COUNTY B/CASTING CO., INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Beardstown:

  • WSEC (Channel 14; JACKSONVILLE, IL; Owner: WEST CENTRAL ILLINOIS EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • W49BS (Channel 49; QUINCY, IL; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W53BP (Channel 53; QUINCY, IL; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
Beardstown fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2014

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2014 (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Beardstown fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2014 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 3Number of bridges
  • 18m59ftTotal length
  • 8,925Total average daily traffic
  • 812Total average daily truck traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Beardstown)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

5
  • 1/4 Mi S Of 15th St Bn Illinois Rvr Bridge (Lat: 40.022278 Lon: -90.431806), Type: Bridg, Structure height: 0 m, Call Sign: KVV606
    Assigned Frequencies: 9410.00 MHzGrant Date: 01/07/2015, Expiration Date: 03/06/2025Registrant: Bnsf Railway Co., 4515 Kansas Ave, Kansas City, KS 66106, Phone: (913) 551-4640, Fax: (913) 551-4053, Email:
  • Main & Edwards Sts (Lat: 40.020056 Lon: -90.431528), Call Sign: KSF522, Licensee ID: L00838286
    Assigned Frequencies: 48.1400 MHzGrant Date: 06/18/2003, Expiration Date: 07/05/2013, Cancellation Date: 01/19/2010, Certifier: Gerald BednarRegistrant: Ameren Services Company
  • Lat: 40.014778 Lon: -90.443472, Call Sign: WQBH619
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.715 MHz, 452.337 MHz, 457.337 MHz, 452.387 MHz, 463.975 MHz, 464.900 MHzGrant Date: 08/25/2014, Expiration Date: 10/07/2024, Certifier: Dave M SmithRegistrant: Electronic Applications Company Inc, Burlington, IA 52601, Phone: (319) 752-2435, Fax: (319) 752-0157, Email:
  • 109 White Pine Lane (Lat: 39.969444 Lon: -90.393361), Type: Bant, Structure height: 4 m, Overall height: 7 m, Call Sign: WQJN800
    Assigned Frequencies: 150.845 MHzGrant Date: 11/12/2008, Expiration Date: 11/12/2018, Certifier: Hugh GarveyRegistrant: Visiplex, Inc., 100 N. Fairway Dr., Suite 120, Vernon Hills, IL 60061, Phone: (847) 918-0250, Fax: (847) 918-0259, Email:
  • Rr #2, Box 193a (Lat: 40.017750 Lon: -90.444444), Call Sign: WQNC923, Licensee ID: L01596644
    Assigned Frequencies: 457.837 MHz, 457.887 MHz, 452.787 MHz, 456.737 MHzGrant Date: 12/22/2010, Expiration Date: 12/22/2020, Certifier: Debbie LargeRegistrant: D&d Enterprises Of Illinois Inc., Beardstown, IL 62618, Phone: (217) 323-3008, Fax: (703) 830-8710, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

20 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Beardstown)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-22-150 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 94 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 2301P , Serial Number: 22-2711, Year manufactured: 1955, Airworthiness Date: 04/12/1956
    Registrant (Individual): Marvin D Krohe, 7221 Us Highway 67, Beardstown, IL 62618
  • Aircraft: QUAD CITY ULTRALIGHT CORP CHALLENGER II (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 503 DCDI (52 HP) (2 Cycle)
    N-Number: 3512W , Serial Number: CH2-1096-1530-CW, Year manufactured: 1996, Airworthiness Date: 11/15/2007
    Registrant (Individual): Reported Sale, 5685 Upper Meredosia Rd, Beardstown, IL 62618
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 98168 , Serial Number: 28-26083, Year manufactured: 1969, Airworthiness Date: 06/25/1969
    Registrant (Corporation): Wankel Farms Inc, 7245 Us Highway 67, Beardstown, IL 62618

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

  • BEARDSTOWN (Address: 105 W 3RD ST , Population served: 5,300, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • STAR CAFE (Population served: 225, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 19
  • Hazardous Condition: 2

Incident types - Beardstown

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Beardstown, IL
Most common first names in Beardstown, IL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John8375.7 years
William7876.1 years
Mary6578.4 years
Robert6172.7 years
Charles5974.4 years
George4577.7 years
James4373.5 years
Helen4177.7 years
Margaret3180.2 years
Marie2982.9 years
Most common last names in Beardstown, IL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith3677.3 years
Davis3079.3 years
Anderson2879.1 years
Miller2278.6 years
Brown2172.5 years
Jones2073.3 years
Taylor1769.4 years
Swan1674.7 years
Thompson1479.7 years
Carls1482.4 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (71%)
  • Electricity (27%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • No fuel used (1%)
Businesses in Beardstown, IL
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Long John Silver's1
AutoZone1McDonald's1
Chevrolet1Pizza Hut1
Dairy Queen1Subway1
FedEx1Super 81
H&R Block1True Value1
Hardee's1U-Haul1
KFC1Walmart1

Beardstown compared to Illinois state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Beardstown on our top lists:

  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Production occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Production occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Middle Africa (population 500+)"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest city-data.com crime index decrease from 2002 to 2012 (population 5,000+)"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest number of thefts per 100,000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 100 cities with lowest ratio of median house value to median household income (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Manufacturing (population 5,000+)"
  • #56 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Other Western Africa (population 500+)"
  • #92 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Manufacturing (population 5,000+)"
  • #101 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest number of burglaries per 100,000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #40 (62618) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the lowest 2012 average reported profit/loss from business (pop 5,000+)"
There are 2 pilots and 4 other airmen in this city.
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