Beecher City, Illinois

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Population in 2013: 455 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -7.7%
 
Males: 204  (44.8%)
Females: 251  (55.2%)
Median resident age:  30.9 years
Illinois median age:  39.6 years

Zip codes: 62414.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $30,105 (it was $27,500 in 2000)
Beecher City:

$30,105
IL:

$55,137
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $15,287 (it was $12,779 in 2000)

Beecher City village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $47,925 (it was $45,000 in 2000)
Beecher City:

$47,925
IL:

$170,600
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $86,906; Detached houses: $95,957; Mobile homes: $27,809

Median gross rent in 2012: $519.

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  • White alone - 457 (98.7%)
  • Hispanic - 4 (0.9%)
  • Two or more races - 2 (0.4%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Beecher City: 85.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (23.0%), United States (16.6%), Irish (15.2%), English (7.8%), Scottish (4.2%), French (2.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 05/11/1895

Elevation: 617 feet

Land area: 0.90 square miles.

Population density: 503 people per square mile   (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Beecher City:

  • High school or higher: 81.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 6.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.8%
  • Unemployed: 9.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Beecher City village:

  • Never married: 23.3%
  • Now married: 44.8%
  • Separated: 4.0%
  • Widowed: 12.2%
  • Divorced: 15.7%

3 residents are foreign born

This village:  0.6%
Illinois:  13.9%



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists there were 5 registered sex offenders living in Beecher City, Illinois as of April 26, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Beecher City to the number of sex offenders is 91 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $750 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $500 (1.1%)

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:

  • 1997: 9 buildings, average cost: $191,700
  • 1998: 6 buildings, average cost: $139,000
  • 1999: 3 buildings, average cost: $147,300
  • 2000: 19 buildings, average cost: $89,700
  • 2001: 51 buildings, average cost: $94,900
  • 2002: 51 buildings, average cost: $93,100
  • 2003: 55 buildings, average cost: $93,500
  • 2004: 56 buildings, average cost: $93,400
  • 2005: 52 buildings, average cost: $93,400
  • 2006: 38 buildings, average cost: $93,400
  • 2007: 29 buildings, average cost: $93,400
  • 2008: 16 buildings, average cost: $93,400
  • 2009: 14 buildings, average cost: $93,400
  • 2010: 15 buildings, average cost: $93,400
  • 2011: 12 buildings, average cost: $93,400
  • 2012: 16 buildings, average cost: $93,400

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 39.19 N, Longitude: 88.79 W

Area code: 618

Beecher City household income distribution Beecher City home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.7%
Illinois:

7.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +55 (+12.6%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (39%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Wholesale trade (5%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Information (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (23%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Manufacturing (16%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (15%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Information (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Carpenters (8%)
  • Construction laborers (7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Printing workers (5%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (12%)
  • Printing workers (11%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Child care workers (4%)

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).
Beecher City topographic map

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:

See full list of schools located in Beecher City, School District: BEECHER CITY COMMUNITY UNIT SCHOOL DISTRICT 20

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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
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 88.0. This is about average.

City:

88.0
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 35.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 15.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

35.1
U.S.:

32.0

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
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 17.8%
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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Beecher City compared to Illinois state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly 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 significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

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 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (81%)
  • Electricity (19%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 73.47%
Here: 73.5%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLutheran ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChristian Churches and Churches of Christ
Adherents50.4%15.2%12.7%9.0%5.5%
Congregations15.9%15.9%11.1%23.8%14.3%
NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaPresbyterian Church (USA)Assemblies of GodChurch of the NazareneOther
Adherents1.6%1.4%1.0%0.9%2.4%
Congregations3.2%1.6%1.6%3.2%9.5%
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: 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 ($4.40)
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $60,000 ($131.87)
    Water Utilities: $52,000 ($114.29)
    Central Staff Services: $50,000 ($109.89)
    Parks & Recreation: $14,000 ($30.77)
    Solid Waste Management: $14,000 ($30.77)
    Health Services - Other: $14,000 ($30.77)
    Sewerage: $4,000 ($8.79)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $52,000 ($114.29)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $33,000 ($72.53)
    Solid Waste Management: $13,000 ($28.57)
    Parks & Recreation: $3,000 ($6.59)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $10,000 ($21.98)
    Interest Earnings: $9,000 ($19.78)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $61,000 ($134.07)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $55,000 ($120.88)
    Highways: $14,000 ($30.77)
  • Tax - Property: $24,000 ($52.75)

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

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $0 ($0.00)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $284,000 ($624.18)

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)

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

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

Beecher City on our top lists:

  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Communications equipment operators"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 cities with most building permits per 1,000 residents in 2004-2006"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Printing and related support activities"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Machinery"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Printing and related support activities"
  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Motor vehicle, parts and supplies merchant wholesalers"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Office supplies and stationery stores"
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