Beecher City, Illinois

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Population in 2014: 456 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -7.5%
 
Males: 212  (46.7%)
Females: 244  (53.3%)
Median resident age:  33.3 years
Illinois median age:  37.2 years

Zip codes: 62414.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $34,638 (it was $27,500 in 2000)
Beecher City:

$34,638
IL:

$56,210

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $16,409 (it was $12,779 in 2000)

Beecher City village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $48,750 (it was $45,000 in 2000)
Beecher City:

$48,750
IL:

$169,600

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $51,031; Detached houses: $53,956; Mobile homes: $18,976

Median gross rent in 2013: $545.

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    • 45798.7%White alone
    • 40.9%Hispanic
    • 20.4%Two or more races

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Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Beecher City: 84.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (20.2%), United States (19.1%), English (14.6%), Irish (10.5%), Scottish (6.7%), Dutch (2.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 05/11/1895

Elevation: 617 feet

Land area: 0.90 square miles.

Population density: 504 people per square mile   (low).

Beecher City, Illinois map

For population 25 years and over in Beecher City:

  • High school or higher: 86.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 5.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.2%
  • Unemployed: 9.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Beecher City village:

  • Never married: 23.7%
  • Now married: 38.5%
  • Separated: 2.9%
  • Widowed: 15.0%
  • Divorced: 19.8%



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Beecher City, Illinois as of June 28, 2016.
The ratio of number of residents in Beecher City to the number of sex offenders is 114 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $773 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $537 (1.2%)

Beecher City satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Decatur, IL (46.7 miles , pop. 81,860).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Louis, MO (87.4 miles , pop. 348,189).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (192.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Cowden, IL (2.4 miles ), Shumway, IL (2.7 miles ), Altamont, IL (3.0 miles ), Stewardson, IL (3.1 miles ), Herrick, IL (3.3 miles ), St. Elmo, IL (3.4 miles ), Effingham, IL (3.7 miles ), Strasburg, IL (3.8 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2014: 1 building, cost: $22,700

Latitude: 39.19 N, Longitude: 88.79 W

Area code: 618

Beecher City household income distribution Beecher City home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.1%
Illinois:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +55 (+12.6%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (34%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Wholesale trade (6%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Manufacturing (21%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Accommodation and food services (17%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (11%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Health care and social assistance (8%)
  • Public administration (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (28%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
  • Production occupations (17%)
  • Material moving occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Transportation occupations (5%)
  • Material moving occupations (17%)
  • Sales and related occupations (15%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (11%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (11%)
  • Fire fighting and prevention, and other protective service workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (7%)

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

Average climate in Beecher City, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Beecher City-area historical tornado activity is near Illinois state average. It is 70% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/2/1990, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 32.2 miles away from the Beecher City village center injured 6 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 3/6/1961, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 15.0 miles away from the village center injured 3 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Beecher City-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Illinois state average. It is 77% 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 70.3 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 54.6 miles away from Beecher 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 99.2 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 70.5 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 55.5 miles away from Beecher 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 145.5 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 Effingham County (4) is a lot smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 1

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

  • LUTHERAN CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; ALTAMONT, IL)
  • FRIENDSHIP MANOR OF ST. ELMO (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; ST ELMO, IL)
  • EFFINGHAM REHAB AND HEALTH CARE CTR (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; EFFINGHAM, IL)
  • EVERGREEN NURSING AND REHAB CENTER (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; EFFINGHAM, IL)
  • EFFINGHAM DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 14 miles away; EFFINGHAM, IL)
  • LAKELAND REHAB AND HEALTHCARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; EFFINGHAM, IL)
  • EFFINGHAM COUNTY HEALTH DEPT (Home Health Center, about 14 miles away; EFFINGHAM, IL)

Amtrak station near Beecher City:

  • 14 miles: EFFINGHAM (S. BANKERS ST.) . Services: partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Beecher City:

  • Lake Land College (about 28 miles; Mattoon, IL; Full-time enrollment: 7,499)
  • Eastern Illinois University (about 39 miles; Charleston, IL; FT enrollment: 9,414)
  • Millikin University (about 47 miles; Decatur, IL; FT enrollment: 2,419)
  • Kaskaskia College (about 49 miles; Centralia, IL; FT enrollment: 3,867)
  • Richland Community College (about 49 miles; Decatur, IL; FT enrollment: 2,434)
  • Lincoln Land Community College (about 58 miles; Springfield, IL; FT enrollment: 5,460)
  • University of Illinois at Springfield (about 59 miles; Springfield, IL; FT enrollment: 3,748)

Public high school in Beecher City:

Public elementary/middle school in Beecher City:

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Notable location: Tri - County Fire Station of Beecher City (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Beecher Cemetery (1), Memorial Gardens Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Effingham County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
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Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 67.8. This is about average.

City:

67.8
U.S.:

74.7

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 31.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 15.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

31.8
U.S.:

32.0
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 20.3%
Average household size:
This village:  2.5 people
Illinois:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  67.8%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  8.7%
Whole state:  6.3%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Beecher City, Illinois environmental map by EPA

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Banks with branches in Beecher City (2011 data):

  • First State Bank of Beecher City: First State Bank Of Beecher City at 101 South Charles Street, branch established on 1910/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $61.9 mil, Deposits: $53.9 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 1 total offices, Holding Company: Tri-County Bancshares, Inc

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.1
Illinois average:

12.4

Beecher City travel time to work - commute Beecher City mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Beecher City village (based on Effingham County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant10,61836
Catholic10,14410
Mainline Protestant2,68916
Other2873
None10,504-
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: 10
Effingham County:

2.93 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.29 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.08 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 20
Effingham County:

5.85 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 27
Here:

7.90 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.6%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Effingham County:

27.9%
Illinois:

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

12.8%
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$150
Other Government Administration 0$0 7$669
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$885
Water Supply 1$1,200$14,4000$0
Totals for Government 1$1,200$14,4009$1,704

Beecher City government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Parks & Recreation: $2,000 ($4.39)
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $60,000 ($131.58)
    Water Utilities: $52,000 ($114.04)
    Central Staff Services: $50,000 ($109.65)
    Parks & Recreation: $14,000 ($30.70)
    Solid Waste Management: $14,000 ($30.70)
    Health Services - Other: $14,000 ($30.70)
    Sewerage: $4,000 ($8.77)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $52,000 ($114.04)

Beecher City government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $33,000 ($72.37)
    Solid Waste Management: $13,000 ($28.51)
    Parks & Recreation: $3,000 ($6.58)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $10,000 ($21.93)
    Interest Earnings: $9,000 ($19.74)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $61,000 ($133.77)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $55,000 ($120.61)
    Highways: $14,000 ($30.70)
  • Tax - Property: $24,000 ($52.63)

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

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $0 ($0.00)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $284,000 ($622.81)

4.32% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($40,347 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.32%
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 Fayette County, IL  0.42% ($29,583 average AGI)
from Shelby County, IL  0.32% ($27,717)
from Coles County, IL  0.30% ($49,907)


4.64% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,118 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.64%
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 Fayette County, IL  0.40% ($30,241 average AGI)
to Coles County, IL  0.28% ($24,125)
to Shelby County, IL  0.28% ($36,475)

Strongest AM radio stations in Beecher City:

  • 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.)
  • WCRA (1090 AM; daytime; 1 kW; EFFINGHAM, IL)
  • WLBH (1170 AM; daytime; 5 kW; MATTOON, IL; Owner: MATTOON BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WILY (1210 AM; daytime; 10 kW; CENTRALIA, IL; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • WSDZ (1260 AM; 20 kW; BELLEVILLE, IL)
  • WIBC (1070 AM; 50 kW; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WILL (580 AM; 5 kW; URBANA, IL; Owner: UNIV. OF ILLINOIS BOARD OF TRUSTEES)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WHAS (840 AM; 50 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Beecher City:

  • WXEF (97.9 FM; EFFINGHAM, IL; Owner: PREMIER BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WRAN (98.3 FM; TOWER HILL, IL; Owner: KASKASKIA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCRC (95.7 FM; EFFINGHAM, IL; Owner: TWO PETAZ, INC.)
  • WTRH (93.3 FM; RAMSEY, IL; Owner: COUNTRYSIDE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WKJT (102.3 FM; TEUTOPOLIS, IL; Owner: JOHN W. KIRBY)
  • WJLY (88.3 FM; RAMSEY, IL; Owner: COUNTRYSIDE BROADCASTING)
  • W204BG (88.7 FM; EFFINGHAM, IL; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WHQQ (98.9 FM; NEOGA, IL; Owner: WSHY, INC.)
  • WZNX (106.7 FM; SULLIVAN, IL; Owner: WSHY, INC.)
  • W208AN (91.3 FM; EFFINGHAM, IL; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WEJT (105.1 FM; SHELBYVILLE, IL; Owner: THE CROMWELL GROUP, INC. OF ILLINOIS)

TV broadcast stations around Beecher City:

  • WEIL-LP (Channel 54; EFFINGHAM, IL; Owner: BELIEVER'S BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WUSI-TV (Channel 16; OLNEY, IL; Owner: BD. OF TRUSTEES SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 9m30ftTotal length
  • 250Total average daily traffic
  • 20Total average daily truck traffic

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

4
  • Call Sign: N9IVU, Grant Date: 05/25/1999, Expiration Date: 05/25/2009, Cancellation Date: 05/26/2011, Registrant: Daniel B Brandenburger, Rr 2, Beecher City, IL 62414
  • Call Sign: N9JUQ, Previous Call Sign: KB9ESG, Grant Date: 06/05/1990, Expiration Date: 06/05/2000, Cancellation Date: 06/06/2002, Registrant: Brian L Carlson, Rr 2 Box 70, Beecher City, IL 62414
  • Call Sign: N9JUR, Previous Call Sign: KB9ESH, Grant Date: 06/05/1990, Expiration Date: 06/05/2000, Cancellation Date: 06/06/2002, Registrant: Raymond D Wurl, Rr 2 Box 70, Beecher City, IL 62401
  • Call Sign: WD9DPE, Grant Date: 12/03/1991, Expiration Date: 12/03/2001, Cancellation Date: 12/04/2003, Registrant: Lex K Hopper, Rr 2 Box 96, Beecher City, IL 62414

Drinking water stations with addresses in Beecher City and their reported violations in the past:

BEECHER CITY (Population served: 543, Purch groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2005 and SEP-2005, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-18-2005), St Public Notif requested (NOV-03-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-03-2005), St Compliance achieved (JAN-04-2007), St Public Notif received (JAN-04-2007)
  • One routine major monitoring violation

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1
Most common first names in Beecher City, IL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1976.5 years
William1375.7 years
James1273.2 years
Robert1066.5 years
Charles1078.4 years
Roy1078.1 years
Mary1082.6 years
Ethel977.8 years
Ray771.7 years
George776.4 years
Most common last names in Beecher City, IL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Miller1982.9 years
Buzzard1186.8 years
Smith1078.2 years
Lilly880.9 years
Evans865.8 years
Phillips880.1 years
Doty875.4 years
Durbin770.5 years
Anderson782.1 years
Holman779.7 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (82%)
  • Electricity (17%)

Beecher City compared to Illinois state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
There are 3 pilots and no other airmen in this city.
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