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Population in 2013: 396 (74% urban, 26% rural). Population change since 2000: -15.0%
 
Males: 186  (47.1%)
Females: 210  (52.9%)
Median resident age:  40.4 years
Illinois median age:  37.2 years

Zip codes: 61834, 61883.

Belgium Zip Code Map
Estimated median household income in 2013: $37,211 (it was $32,500 in 2000)
Belgium:

$37,211
IL:

$56,210

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $19,055 (it was $16,038 in 2000)

Belgium village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $58,231 (it was $39,200 in 2000)
Belgium:

$58,231
IL:

$169,600

Median gross rent in 2013: $593.

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  • Races in Belgium, IL (2010)

    Belgium races chart
    • 39096.5%White alone
    • 51.2%Two or more races
    • 41.0%Other race alone
    • 20.5%Black alone
    • 20.5%Hispanic
    • 10.2%Asian alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Belgium: 82.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (32.4%), Irish (13.3%), French (12.1%), German (10.3%), English (3.8%), Dutch (3.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 07/17/1908

Elevation: 652 feet

Land area: 0.42 square miles.

Population density: 936 people per square mile   (low).

Belgium,IL real estate house value index trend

Belgium, Illinois map

For population 25 years and over in Belgium:

  • High school or higher: 91.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.6%
  • Unemployed: 10.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Belgium village:

  • Never married: 30.3%
  • Now married: 35.8%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 8.5%
  • Divorced: 23.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,088 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $642 (1.5%)

Belgium satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Champaign, IL (33.1 miles , pop. 67,518).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Indianapolis, IN (81.3 miles , pop. 781,870).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (123.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Westville, IL (1.1 miles ), Tilton, IL (1.5 miles ), Catlin, IL (1.9 miles ), Danville, IL (2.3 miles ), Georgetown, IL (2.4 miles ), Oakwood, IL (2.8 miles ), Olivet, IL (2.9 miles ), Fairmount, IL (3.2 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1998: 1 building, cost: $80,000
  • 1999: 3 buildings, average cost: $67,000
  • 2000: 3 buildings, average cost: $67,000
  • 2001: 3 buildings, average cost: $67,000
  • 2002: 3 buildings, average cost: $67,000
  • 2003: 1 building, cost: $94,000
  • 2004: 1 building, cost: $12,000
  • 2005: 1 building, cost: $12,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 40.06 N, Longitude: 87.64 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 217

Belgium household income distribution Belgium home values distribution

Crime rates in Belgium by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Robberies 000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Assaults 344421100000
per 100,000 643.8858.4842.1836.8421.1211.9213.20.00.00.00.00.0
Burglaries 300000101001
per 100,000 643.80.00.00.00.00.0213.20.0216.90.00.0247.5
Thefts 333470413000
per 100,000 643.8643.8631.6836.81,473.70.0852.9215.5650.80.00.00.0
Auto thefts 000000001000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0216.90.00.00.0
Arson 000000100000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.0213.20.00.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 299.0) 207.7205.5201.6209.0149.044.195.49.061.00.00.018.0

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Crime rate in Belgium detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

9.3%
Illinois:

7.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -93 (-16.6%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation and warehousing (21%)
  • Manufacturing (20%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Utilities (8%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Retail trade (31%)
  • Public administration (20%)
  • Finance and insurance (12%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Wholesale trade (3%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (18%)
  • Production occupations (16%)
  • Transportation occupations (16%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (44%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (15%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (10%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (6%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (3%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (3%)

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

Average climate in Belgium, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Belgium, Illinois average temperatures Belgium, Illinois average precipitation Belgium, Illinois humidity Belgium, Illinois wind speed Belgium, Illinois snowfall Belgium, Illinois sunshine Belgium, Illinois clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

Belgium-area historical tornado activity is near Illinois state average. It is 77% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/20/1976, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 9.8 miles away from the Belgium village center injured 18 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/3/1974, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 13.4 miles away from the village center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Belgium-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 112.2 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 86.9 miles away from Belgium 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 143.7 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 110.3 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 104.6 miles away from Belgium center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 236.2 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 Vermilion County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 6, Floods: 4, Tornadoes: 3, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Belgium topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Belgium:

  • VERMILION MANOR NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; DANVILLE, IL)
  • SCHULTZ HOUSE (Hospital, about 5 miles away; DANVILLE, IL)
  • COLONIAL MANOR (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; DANVILLE, IL)
  • DANVILLE POLYCLINIC, LTD. (Home Health Center, about 5 miles away; DANVILLE, IL)
  • PROVENA HOME CARE DANVILLE (Home Health Center, about 6 miles away; DANVILLE, IL)
  • PRESENCE UNITED SAMARITANS MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 6 miles away; DANVILLE, IL)
  • PROVENA HOSPICE (Hospital, about 6 miles away; DANVILLE, IL)

Amtrak station near Belgium:

  • 4 miles: DANVILLE (MC DONALD'S, GILBERT ST.) - Bus Station . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Belgium:

  • Danville Area Community College (about 6 miles; Danville, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,229)
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (about 32 miles; Champaign, IL; FT enrollment: 47,528)
  • Parkland College (about 35 miles; Champaign, IL; FT enrollment: 7,326)
  • Indiana State University (about 43 miles; Terre Haute, IN; FT enrollment: 10,925)
  • Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (about 44 miles; Terre Haute, IN; FT enrollment: 2,123)
  • Purdue University-Main Campus (about 46 miles; West Lafayette, IN; FT enrollment: 38,271)
  • Eastern Illinois University (about 50 miles; Charleston, IL; FT enrollment: 9,414)

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Vermilion 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: 18.9%
(19.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 16.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
Average household size:
This village:  2.4 people
Illinois:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  64.3%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  8.9%
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: 0.0% of all households

Belgium 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.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.0
Illinois average:

12.4

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (70%)
  • Electricity (26%)
  • Wood (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Belgium village (based on Vermilion County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant17,20082
Mainline Protestant7,81742
Catholic3,8045
Black Protestant1,2858
Other5685
None50,951-
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: 16
Vermilion County:

1.97 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

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

0.12 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.08 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 41
Vermilion County:

5.05 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 52
Here:

6.41 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.5%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Vermilion County:

28.1%
Illinois:

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

11.8%
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$705
Other Government Administration 0$0 11$833
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 10$5,648
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$2,117
Totals for Government 0$0 23$9,303

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

  • Current Operations - Financial Administration: $46,000 ($116.16)
    Police Protection: $41,000 ($103.54)
    Welfare - Other: $2,000 ($5.05)
    Regular Highways: $2,000 ($5.05)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Financial Administration: $40,000 ($101.01)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $36,000 ($90.91)

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

  • Charges - All Other: $12,000 ($30.30)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $33,000 ($83.33)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $40,000 ($101.01)
    Highways: $13,000 ($32.83)
    All Other: $5,000 ($12.63)
  • Tax - NEC: $7,000 ($17.68)
    Property: $6,000 ($15.15)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $44,000 ($111.11)

3.71% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,871 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.71%
Illinois average:

4.45%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($544 average AGI)
Vermilion County:

0.03%
Illinois average:

0.03%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Champaign County, IL  0.70% ($28,860 average AGI)
from Cook County, IL  0.44% ($17,705)
from Iroquois County, IL  0.12% ($32,486)


4.27% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,434 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.27%
Illinois average:

4.96%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($349 average AGI)
Vermilion County:

0.03%
Illinois average:

0.07%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Champaign County, IL  0.80% ($31,189 average AGI)
to Cook County, IL  0.31% ($17,913)
to Fountain County, IN  0.14% ($30,537)

Strongest AM radio stations in Belgium:

  • WITY (980 AM; 1 kW; DANVILLE, IL; Owner: VERMILION BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WDAN (1490 AM; 1 kW; DANVILLE, IL; Owner: NEUHOFF BROADCASTING - DANVILLE, INC)
  • WIBC (1070 AM; 50 kW; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WILL (580 AM; 5 kW; URBANA, IL; Owner: UNIV. OF ILLINOIS BOARD OF TRUSTEES)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WBAA (920 AM; 5 kW; WEST LAFAYETTE, IN; Owner: PURDUE UNIVERSITY)
  • WOWO (1190 AM; 50 kW; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Belgium:

  • WDNL (102.1 FM; DANVILLE, IL; Owner: NEUHOFF BROADCASTING - DANVILLE, INC)
  • WXLS (99.1 FM; DANVILLE, IL; Owner: I.A.I. BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W293AF (106.5 FM; DANVILLE, IL; Owner: TRUSTEES OF UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS)
  • WGNJ (89.3 FM; ST. JOSEPH, IL; Owner: GOOD NEWS RADIO, INC.)
  • WRHK (94.9 FM; DANVILLE, IL; Owner: NEUHOFF BROADCASTING - DANVILLE, INC)
  • WKZS (103.1 FM; COVINGTON, IN; Owner: BENTON-WEATHERFORD BROADCASTING , INC., OF IN.)
  • WFOF (90.3 FM; COVINGTON, IN; Owner: DOXA, INCORP.)
  • WSKL (92.9 FM; VEEDERSBURG, IN; Owner: ZONA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WKIO (92.5 FM; URBANA, IL; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ILLINOIS, LLC)
  • WIXY (100.3 FM; CHAMPAIGN, IL; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ILLINOIS, LLC)
  • WBGL (91.7 FM; CHAMPAIGN, IL; Owner: ILLINOIS BIBLE INSTITUTE,INC)
  • WEVX (95.3 FM; RANTOUL, IL; Owner: AAA ENTERTAINMENT LICENSING LLC)
  • WAXI (104.9 FM; ROCKVILLE, IN; Owner: CROSSROADS INVESTMENTS, LLC)
  • W216BB (91.1 FM; WILLIAMSPORT, IN; Owner: PENSACOLA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Belgium:

  • WICD (Channel 15; CHAMPAIGN, IL; Owner: WICD LICENSEE, LLC)
  • W31BX (Channel 31; DANVILLE, IL; Owner: WAND(TV) PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCIA (Channel 3; CHAMPAIGN, IL; Owner: NEXSTAR BROADCASTING OF CHAMPAIGN, L.L.C.)
  • W52BR (Channel 52; CHAMPAIGN-URBANA, IL; Owner: MARCIA COHEN)
  • W34CD (Channel 34; QUINCY, IL; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WCCU (Channel 27; URBANA, IL; Owner: URBANA-CHAMPAIGN BROADCASTING PARTNERS)
  • W58DA (Channel 58; CHAMPAIGN, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 1m3ftTotal length
  • 325Total average daily traffic
  • 6Total average daily truck traffic
  • 334Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$57,4803$60,8501$13,8401$27,210
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$01$76,8800$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$01$67,4400$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0106.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2007
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$70,220
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0
Choose year:  2007 2006 2005 2004

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0106.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

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