Belle Prairie City, Illinois

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Population in 2014: 53 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -11.7%
 
Males: 31  (59.7%)
Females: 22  (40.3%)
Median resident age:  41.0 years
Illinois median age:  37.9 years

Zip code: 62828

Estimated median household income in 2016: $61,972 (it was $37,031 in 2000)
Belle Prairie City:

$61,972
IL:

$60,960

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $29,798 (it was $19,528 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $88,876 (it was $68,000 in 2000)
Belle Prairie City:

$88,876
IL:

$186,500

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $99,294; Detached houses: $98,895
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Belle Prairie City: 83.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (52.2%), American (21.7%), English (8.7%), Scottish (4.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 03/30/1869

Elevation: 477 feet

Land area: 0.45 square miles.

Population density: 118 people per square mile   (very low).

Belle Prairie City, Illinois map

For population 25 years and over in Belle Prairie City:

  • High school or higher: 89.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 50.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Belle Prairie City town:

  • Never married: 17.0%
  • Now married: 70.0%
  • Separated: 9.1%
  • Widowed: 2.0%
  • Divorced: 1.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,183 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $1,713 (1.7%)

Belle Prairie City satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Evansville, IN (57.2 miles , pop. 121,582).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Louis, MO (95.7 miles , pop. 348,189).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (254.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Dahlgren, IL (2.7 miles ), McLeansboro, IL (3.0 miles ), Wayne City, IL (3.0 miles ), Keenes, IL (3.1 miles) , Sims, IL (3.1 miles ), Belle Rive, IL (3.2 miles ), Springerton, IL (3.4 miles) , Mill Shoals, IL (3.4 miles ).

Latitude: 38.22 N, Longitude: 88.56 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 618

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

4.7%
Illinois:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -4 (-6.3%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (58%)
  • Manufacturing (16%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Finance and insurance (40%)
  • Health care and social assistance (30%)
  • Educational services (20%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (63%)
  • Fire fighting and prevention, and other protective service workers including supervisors (11%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (11%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (5%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (5%)
  • Production occupations (5%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (30%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (20%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (20%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (10%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (10%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)

Average climate in Belle Prairie City, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Belle Prairie City-area historical tornado activity is near Illinois state average. It is 66% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/2/1990, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 5.1 miles away from the Belle Prairie City town center killed one person and injured 12 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 12/18/1957, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 33.4 miles away from the town center killed one person and injured 6 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Belle Prairie City-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Illinois state average. It is 75% 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 39.7 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 55.2 miles away from Belle Prairie 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 45.2 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 42.3 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 90.4 miles away from Belle Prairie City center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 35.9 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 Hamilton County (8) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 6, Floods: 5, Tornadoes: 4, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Belle Prairie City topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Belle Prairie City:

  • MCLEANSBORO REHABILITATION AND HCC (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; MCLEANSBORO, IL)
  • MEADOWBROOK ESTATES (Hospital, about 9 miles away; MCLEANSBORO, IL)
  • HAMILTON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL DISTRICT Critical Access Hospitals (about 10 miles away; MCLEANSBORO, IL)
  • ENFIELD REHAB AND HCC (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; ENFIELD, IL)
  • WAY-FAIR NURSING AND REHAB CENTER (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; FAIRFIELD, IL)
  • WAY-FAIR RESTORIUM (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; FAIRFIELD, IL)
  • MOUNT VERNON CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; MOUNT VERNON, IL)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Belle Prairie City:

  • Rend Lake College (about 21 miles; Ina, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,778)
  • Kaskaskia College (about 42 miles; Centralia, IL; FT enrollment: 3,867)
  • John A Logan College (about 44 miles; Carterville, IL; FT enrollment: 3,995)
  • Wabash Valley College (about 45 miles; Mount Carmel, IL; FT enrollment: 2,142)
  • Southern Illinois University-Carbondale (about 51 miles; Carbondale, IL; FT enrollment: 14,539)
  • University of Southern Indiana (about 51 miles; Evansville, IN; FT enrollment: 9,532)
  • University of Evansville (about 59 miles; Evansville, IN; FT enrollment: 2,688)

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

Hamilton 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 2013 was 55.4. This is better than average.

City:

55.4
U.S.:

74.7

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 30.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.9
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 8.81. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.81
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 0.0%
Average household size:
This town:  2.4 people
Illinois:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  65.2%
Whole state:  65.8%

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

No gay or lesbian households reported

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.8
Illinois average:

12.1

Belle Prairie City travel time to work - commute Belle Prairie City mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

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Religion statistics for Belle Prairie City town (based on Hamilton County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant3,19421
Catholic1,1593
Mainline Protestant3137
Other--
None3,791-
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
Hamilton County:

2.43 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Hamilton County:

1.22 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 2
Hamilton County:

2.43 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 2
Here:

2.43 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.8%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Hamilton County:

27.0%
Illinois:

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

13.3%
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

4.57% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,163 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.57%
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 Franklin County, IL  0.65% ($31,350 average AGI)
from Jefferson County, IL  0.62% ($32,158)
from Saline County, IL  0.55% ($27,353)


4.69% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($29,938 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.69%
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 Jefferson County, IL  0.87% ($26,593 average AGI)
to Franklin County, IL  0.68% ($35,857)
to White County, IL  0.36% ($30,455)

Strongest AM radio stations in Belle Prairie City:

  • WMCL (1060 AM; 3 kW; MCLEANSBORO, IL; Owner: DANA COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WDDD (810 AM; 10 kW; JOHNSTON CITY, IL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMIX (940 AM; 5 kW; MOUNT VERNON, IL; Owner: WITHERS BROADCASTING CO OF ILLINOIS)
  • WILY (1210 AM; daytime; 10 kW; CENTRALIA, IL; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • 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.)
  • WGGH (1150 AM; 5 kW; MARION, IL)
  • WSDZ (1260 AM; 20 kW; BELLEVILLE, IL)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • WHAS (840 AM; 50 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WFIW (1390 AM; 1 kW; FAIRFIELD, IL; Owner: WAYNE COUNTY BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WIBC (1070 AM; 50 kW; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WROY (1460 AM; 1 kW; CARMI, IL; Owner: CARMI BROADCASTING, CO.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Belle Prairie City:

  • WFIW-FM (104.9 FM; FAIRFIELD, IL; Owner: WAYNE COUNTY BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WRUL (97.3 FM; CARMI, IL; Owner: CARMI BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WQRL (106.3 FM; BENTON, IL; Owner: DANA COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WBMV (89.7 FM; MOUNT VERNON, IL; Owner: ILLINOIS BIBLE INSTITUTE, INC)
  • WOKZ (105.9 FM; FAIRFIELD, IL; Owner: WAYNE COUNTY BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WISH-FM (98.9 FM; GALATIA, IL; Owner: GALATIA FM JOINT VENTURE)
  • WBJW (91.7 FM; ALBION, IL; Owner: MUSIC MINISTRIES INC)
  • WVSI (88.9 FM; MT. VERNON, IL; Owner: THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)

TV broadcast stations around Belle Prairie City:

  • WSIU-TV (Channel 8; CARBONDALE, IL; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (67%)
  • Wood (30%)

Belle Prairie City compared to Illinois state average:

  • Median house value 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.
  • Number of college students below state average.
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