Belknap, Illinois

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Population in 2013: 106 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -20.3%
Males: 63  (59.8%)
Females: 43  (40.2%)
Median resident age:  29.5 years
Illinois median age:  37.2 years

Zip code: 62908

Estimated median household income in 2013: $27,526 (it was $25,625 in 2000)
Belknap:

$27,526
IL:

$56,210

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $13,821 (it was $13,319 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $39,539 (it was $17,500 in 2000)
Belknap:

$39,539
IL:

$169,600

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $41,268; Detached houses: $53,145; Mobile homes: $23,476
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Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Belknap: 85.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (31.7%), German (19.5%), Irish (8.5%), Scotch-Irish (7.3%), United States (6.1%), Polish (1.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 07/23/1901

Elevation: 341 feet

Land area: 1.03 square miles.

Population density: 102 people per square mile   (very low).

Belknap, Illinois map

For population 25 years and over in Belknap:

  • High school or higher: 66.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 5.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Belknap village:

  • Never married: 14.0%
  • Now married: 55.9%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 20.0%
  • Divorced: 10.1%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $368 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $346 (2.2%)

Belknap satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Evansville, IN (88.5 miles , pop. 121,582).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Louis, MO (114.8 miles , pop. 348,189).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (319.6 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Karnak, IL (1.7 miles ), Cypress, IL (2.3 miles ), New Grand Chain, IL (2.6 miles ), Vienna, IL (2.6 miles ), Joppa, IL (3.1 miles ), Buncombe, IL (3.2 miles) , Bandana, KY (3.5 miles ), Dongola, IL (3.5 miles ).

Latitude: 37.32 N, Longitude: 88.94 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 618

Belknap household income distribution Belknap home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

8.7%
Illinois:

7.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +8 (+6.4%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (25%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (20%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (15%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Wholesale trade (10%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (10%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (50%)
  • Educational services (25%)
  • Public administration (25%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (25%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Production occupations (20%)
  • Transportation occupations (15%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (5%)
  • Material moving occupations (5%)
  • Production occupations (50%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (25%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (25%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)

Average climate in Belknap, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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

Tornado activity:

Belknap-area historical tornado activity is near Illinois state average. It is 75% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/6/2003, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 6.2 miles away from the Belknap village center killed 2 people and injured 33 people and caused $16 million in damages.

On 5/29/1982, a category F4 tornado 28.1 miles away from the village center killed 10 people and injured 181 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Belknap-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Illinois state average. It is 73% 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 97.0 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 34.5 miles away from Belknap center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 71.7 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 78.4 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 118.4 miles away from Belknap center
On 9/29/1987 at 00:04:56, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 32.6 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 Johnson County (5) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 2, Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Belknap topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Belknap:

  • HILLVIEW HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; VIENNA, IL)
  • MASSAC MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 16 miles away; METROPOLIS, IL)
  • FMC - OF METROPOLIS (Dialysis Facility, about 16 miles away; METROPOLIS, IL)
  • METROPOLIS NURSING AND REHAB CENTER (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; METROPOLIS, IL)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Belknap:

  • West Kentucky Community and Technical College (about 25 miles; Paducah, KY; Full-time enrollment: 4,107)
  • John A Logan College (about 31 miles; Carterville, IL; FT enrollment: 3,995)
  • Southern Illinois University-Carbondale (about 32 miles; Carbondale, IL; FT enrollment: 14,539)
  • Southeast Missouri State University (about 33 miles; Cape Girardeau, MO; FT enrollment: 9,678)
  • Rend Lake College (about 56 miles; Ina, IL; FT enrollment: 2,778)
  • Murray State University (about 60 miles; Murray, KY; FT enrollment: 8,930)
  • The University of Tennessee-Martin (about 69 miles; Martin, TN; FT enrollment: 7,013)

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Notable location: Belknap Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: Masonic Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Johnson 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 48.4. This is significantly better than average.

City:

48.4
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 19.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 24.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

19.5
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 9.90. This is about average. Closest monitor was 24.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.90
U.S.:

9.14

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

  • BELKNAP (Population served: 530, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 35.6%
Average household size:
This village:  2.2 people
Illinois:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  59.6%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  2.1%
Whole state:  6.3%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Belknap 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 significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.5
Illinois average:

12.4

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (46%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (40%)
  • Wood (14%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Belknap village (based on Johnson County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant3,64326
Mainline Protestant7359
Catholic1621
Other831
None7,959-
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: 2
Johnson County:

1.46 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
Johnson County:

5.83 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 7
Here:

5.10 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.5%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Johnson County:

27.1%
Illinois:

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

10.8%
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$81
Other Government Administration 0$0 10$552
Solid Waste Management 0$0 1$829
Parks and Recreation 0$0 1$118
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$244
Totals for Government 0$0 14$1,824

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

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $38,000 ($358.49)
    Regular Highways: $15,000 ($141.51)
    Central Staff Services: $9,000 ($84.91)
    Fire Protection: $1,000 ($9.43)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $0 ($0.00)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $13,000 ($122.64)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $8,000 ($75.47)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $9,000 ($84.91)

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

  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $3,000 ($28.30)
    General Revenue, NEC: $1,000 ($9.43)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $56,000 ($528.30)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $15,000 ($141.51)
    Highways: $4,000 ($37.74)
  • Tax - Property: $4,000 ($37.74)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $148,000 ($1396.23)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $140,000 ($1320.75)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $8,000 ($75.47)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $240,000 ($2264.15)

6.38% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,444 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.38%
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 Williamson County, IL  1.22% ($23,529 average AGI)
from Union County, IL  0.46% ($35,368)
from Massac County, IL  0.36% ($24,933)


6.00% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,004 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.00%
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 Williamson County, IL  1.83% ($34,026 average AGI)
to Jackson County, IL  0.43% ($20,389)
to Union County, IL  0.39% ($46,938)

Strongest AM radio stations in Belknap:

  • WDDD (810 AM; 10 kW; JOHNSTON CITY, IL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WPAD (1560 AM; 10 kW; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KZIM (960 AM; 5 kW; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: ZIMMER RADIO OF MID-MISSOURI, INC)
  • WGGH (1150 AM; 5 kW; MARION, IL)
  • KXEN (1010 AM; 50 kW; FESTUS-ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BDJ RADIO ENTERPRISES, LLC)
  • WMOK (920 AM; 1 kW; METROPOLIS, IL; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • KMOX (1120 AM; 50 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • KAPE (1550 AM; 5 kW; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • WKDA (1200 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: RADIO NASHVILLE, INC.)
  • WKYX (570 AM; 1 kW; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WNQM (1300 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: WNQM. INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Belknap:

  • WGCF (89.3 FM; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: CHRISTIAN BUSINESSMEN'S ASSOC, INC.)
  • WRIK-FM (98.3 FM; METROPOLIS, IL; Owner: SUN MEDIA, INC.)
  • WKYQ (93.3 FM; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WOOZ-FM (99.9 FM; HARRISBURG, IL; Owner: ZIMMER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCIL-FM (101.5 FM; CARBONDALE, IL; Owner: LYLE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WDDJ (96.9 FM; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WBEL (88.5 FM; CAIRO, IL; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KGMO (100.7 FM; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • KEZS-FM (102.9 FM; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: ZIMMER BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WKIB (96.5 FM; ANNA, IL; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS)
  • WREZ (105.5 FM; METROPOLIS, IL; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • WZZL (106.7 FM; REIDLAND, KY; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • WLIE-FM (94.3 FM; GOLCONDA, IL; Owner: FOREVER COMMUNICATIONS INC)
  • KRCU (90.9 FM; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: BOARD OF REGENTS, SOUTHEAST MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KREZ (104.7 FM; CHAFFEE, MO; Owner: DANA R. WITHERS)
  • WDDD-FM (107.3 FM; MARION, IL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGKY (95.9 FM; WICKLIFFE, KY; Owner: WICKLIFE RENTAL PROPERTIES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Belknap:

  • WDKA (Channel 49; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: WDKA ACQUISITION CORPORATION)
  • WPSD-TV (Channel 6; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: WPSD-TV, LLC)
  • WSIL-TV (Channel 3; HARRISBURG, IL; Owner: WSIL-TV, INC.)
  • KFVS-TV (Channel 12; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • KBSI (Channel 23; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: KBSI LICENSEE L.P.)
  • WTCT (Channel 27; MARION, IL; Owner: TRI-STATE CHRISTIAN TV, INC.)
  • WKPD (Channel 29; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • W54AE (Channel 54; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: TRI-STATE CHRISTIAN TV, INC.)
  • KCGI-CA (Channel 45; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: TRI-STATE CHRISTIAN TV, INC.)
  • WQWQ-LP (Channel 9; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Belknap)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • MERMET TOWER, .42 W Of 45 (Lat: 37.284472 Lon: -88.864722), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 36 m, Call Sign: WPBE241
    Assigned Frequencies: 453.150 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/28/2012, Expiration Date: 11/23/2022
    Registrant: Jackson Purchase 2-Way, 1201 South Third Street, Paducah, KY 42003, Phone: (270) 443-5604, Fax: (270) 443-6402, Email:
  • 930 Sunflower Ln (Lat: 37.334778 Lon: -88.937833), Type: Building, Structure height: 6 m, Overall height: 9 m, Call Sign: WPKP524
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.250 MHz, 151.280 MHz, 151.445 MHz, 159.300 MHz, 159.375 MHz, 159.420 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/06/2012, Expiration Date: 05/30/2022, Certifier: Lambert P Fleck Iii
    Registrant: Illinois State Police, 801 S 7th St - Csb Ste 201-N, Springfield, IL 62703, Phone: (217) 782-7347, Fax: (217) 782-9920, Email:
  • 8 Mi N 2 Mi W Metropolis Rr 1 (Lat: 37.334222 Lon: -88.768944), Call Sign: KEA284, Licensee ID: L00056726
    Assigned Frequencies: 35.7600 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/04/1999, Expiration Date: 12/13/2004, Cancellation Date: 02/12/2005
    Registrant: Marvin E Korte, 3574 Mermet Rd, Belknap, IL 62908

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • GANNTOWN, Ganntown Box 195 (Lat: 37.323583 Lon: -88.798639), Type: Tower, Structure height: 90.8 m, Call Sign: WML610
    Assigned Frequencies: 6063.80 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/01/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021, Certifier: Douglas J Minster
    Registrant: Allied Wireless Communications Corporation, 1001 Technology Drive, Little Rock, AR 72223, Phone: (501) 448-1249, Fax: (501) 448-1580, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

5
  • Call Sign: KC9UXO, Licensee ID: L01670375
    Grant Date: 11/02/2011, Expiration Date: 11/02/2021, Certifier: Tim S Pearcy
    Registrant: Tim S Pearcy, 6248 New Comumbia Rd, Belknap, IL 62908
  • Call Sign: KC9UXP, Licensee ID: L01670376
    Grant Date: 11/02/2011, Expiration Date: 11/02/2021, Certifier: Sherri J Pearcy
    Registrant: Sherri J Pearcy, 6248 New Columbia Rd, Belknap, IL 62908
  • Call Sign: KC9UXQ, Licensee ID: L01670377
    Grant Date: 11/02/2011, Expiration Date: 11/02/2021, Certifier: Timothy R Pearcy
    Registrant: Timothy R Pearcy, 6248 New Columbia Rd, Belknap, IL 62908
  • Call Sign: KC9UXR, Licensee ID: L01670378
    Grant Date: 11/02/2011, Expiration Date: 11/02/2021, Certifier: Emma G Pearcy
    Registrant: Emma G Pearcy, 6298 New Columbia Rd, Belknap, IL 62908
  • Call Sign: KC9UXS, Licensee ID: L01670395
    Grant Date: 11/02/2011, Expiration Date: 11/02/2021, Certifier: Hudson Pearcy
    Registrant: Hudson Pearcy, 6248 New Columbia Rd, Belknap, IL 62908

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Hazardous Condition: 1
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