Bement, Illinois

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Population in 2013: 1,694 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -5.0%
 
Males: 818  (48.3%)
Females: 876  (51.7%)
Median resident age:  39.7 years
Illinois median age:  37.2 years

Zip codes: 61813.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $50,102 (it was $40,163 in 2000)
Bement:

$50,102
IL:

$56,210

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $23,701 (it was $17,995 in 2000)

Bement village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $78,706 (it was $62,300 in 2000)
Bement:

$78,706
IL:

$169,600

Median gross rent in 2013: $667.

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  • Races in Bement, IL (2010)

    Bement races chart
    • 1,67997.1%White alone
    • 191.1%Hispanic
    • 150.9%Two or more races
    • 70.4%Black alone
    • 30.2%Asian alone
    • 40.2%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 20.1%American Indian alone
    • 10.06%Other race alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Bement: 85.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (21.7%), United States (20.4%), Irish (14.0%), English (7.6%), French (4.7%), Italian (1.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 08/25/1874

Elevation: 690 feet

Land area: 0.81 square miles.

Population density: 2,086 people per square mile   (low).

Bement,IL real estate house value index trend

Bement, Illinois map

For population 25 years and over in Bement:

  • High school or higher: 86.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.8%
  • Unemployed: 3.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Bement village:

  • Never married: 24.8%
  • Now married: 54.4%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 7.6%
  • Divorced: 12.2%

49 residents are foreign born (2.1% Latin America, 0.6% Asia, 0.4% North America).

This village:

2.7%
Illinois:

14.0%



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Bement, Illinois as of August 03, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Bement to the number of sex offenders is 431 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,926 (2.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $2,046 (2.3%)

Bement satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Decatur, IL (20.3 miles , pop. 81,860).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Louis, MO (126.5 miles , pop. 348,189).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (140.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Ivesdale, IL (2.5 miles ), Monticello, IL (2.7 miles ), Hammond, IL (2.9 miles ), Cerro Gordo, IL (3.0 miles ), Cisco, IL (3.2 miles ), Atwood, IL (3.2 miles ), LaPlace, IL (3.4 miles ), Garrett, IL (3.4 miles) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 2 buildings, average cost: $70,000
  • 1998: 4 buildings, average cost: $51,800
  • 1999: 1 building, cost: $80,000
  • 2000: 1 building, cost: $71,200
  • 2001: 2 buildings, average cost: $41,000
  • 2002: 4 buildings, average cost: $92,800
  • 2004: 2 buildings, average cost: $69,000
  • 2005: 3 buildings, average cost: $108,600
  • 2006: 4 buildings, average cost: $124,000
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $90,000
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $193,700
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $38,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 39.92 N, Longitude: 88.57 W

Area code: 217

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

6.3%
Illinois:

7.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +63 (+3.7%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (15%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (10%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (10%)
  • Wholesale trade (10%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (18%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (16%)
  • Transportation occupations (11%)
  • Production occupations (10%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (6%)
  • Material moving occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (27%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)

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

Average climate in Bement, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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

Tornado activity:

Bement-area historical tornado activity is near Illinois state average. It is 82% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/20/1976, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 14.7 miles away from the Bement village center injured 18 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/22/1963, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 9.6 miles away from the village center injured 5 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Bement-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Illinois state average. It is 78% 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 108.1 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 84.6 miles away from Bement 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 140.4 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 107.3 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 95.5 miles away from Bement 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 197.5 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 Piatt County (7) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 5, Floods: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Bement topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Bement:

  • BEMENT HEALTH CARE CENTER (601 NORTH MORGAN)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Bement:

  • JOHN AND MARY KIRBY HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 8 miles away; MONTICELLO, IL)
  • PIATT COUNTY NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; MONTICELLO, IL)
  • MOULTRIE CO COMMUNITY CENTER (Hospital, about 15 miles away; LOVINGTON, IL)
  • ARTHUR HOME, THE (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; ARTHUR, IL)

Airports located in Bement:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bement:

  • Richland Community College (about 18 miles; Decatur, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,434)
  • Parkland College (about 21 miles; Champaign, IL; FT enrollment: 7,326)
  • Millikin University (about 23 miles; Decatur, IL; FT enrollment: 2,419)
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (about 23 miles; Champaign, IL; FT enrollment: 47,528)
  • Lake Land College (about 36 miles; Mattoon, IL; FT enrollment: 7,499)
  • Eastern Illinois University (about 37 miles; Charleston, IL; FT enrollment: 9,414)
  • Illinois Wesleyan University (about 46 miles; Bloomington, IL; FT enrollment: 2,323)

Public high school in Bement:

Public elementary/middle schools in Bement:

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Library in Bement:

  • BEMENT PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT (Operating income: $92,640; Location: 349 SOUTH MACON STREET; 9,122 books; 147 audio materials; 993 video materials; 50 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Bement: Bement Fire Protection District Station 2 (A), Bement Fire Protection District Station 1 (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Bement include: Bement United Methodist Church (A), First Christian Church (B), First Presbyterian Church (C), Saint Michaels Roman Catholic Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Bryant Cottage (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 121 East Bodman Street).

Piatt County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 73.2. This is about average.

City:

73.2
U.S.:

74.2

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 1.85. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.85
U.S.:

1.93

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 28.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 14.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.6
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 9.98. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.98
U.S.:

9.14

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

  • BEMENT (Address: 148 BODMAN STREET , Population served: 1,800, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 14.3%
(15.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 11.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This village:  2.5 people
Illinois:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  67.3%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  6.6%
Whole state:  6.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
40 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
59 people in nursing homes in 2000
19 people in homes for the mentally ill in 2000

Bement, Illinois environmental map by EPA

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Bement 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 below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Banks with branches in Bement (2011 data):

  • State Bank of Bement: State Bank Of Bement at 180 East Bodman Street, branch established on 1914/01/17. Info updated 2011/12/13: Bank assets: $77.6 mil, Deposits: $66.3 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Bement Bancshares, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.2
Illinois average:

12.4

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (87%)
  • Electricity (11%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Bement village (based on Piatt County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant3,50713
Evangelical Protestant2,26219
Catholic7612
Other11
None10,198-
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: 4
Piatt County:

2.43 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

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

0.61 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Piatt County:

4.25 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.08 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.0%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Piatt County:

26.5%
Illinois:

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

13.2%
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
Other Government Administration 0$0 6$5,797
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 24$36,035
Police - Other 0$0 1$1,047
Totals for Government 0$0 31$42,879

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

  • Construction - Parks & Recreation: $41,000 ($24.20)
    Water Utilities: $31,000 ($18.30)
    Regular Highways: $29,000 ($17.12)
    Central Staff Services: $18,000 ($10.63)
    Sewerage: $16,000 ($9.45)
  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $150,000 ($88.55)
    Water Utilities: $119,000 ($70.25)
    Parks & Recreation: $106,000 ($62.57)
    Regular Highways: $89,000 ($52.54)
    Police Protection: $66,000 ($38.96)
    Central Staff Services: $33,000 ($19.48)
    Financial Administration: $31,000 ($18.30)
    General Public Buildings: $18,000 ($10.63)
    Solid Waste Management: $16,000 ($9.45)
    General - Other: $13,000 ($7.67)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $24,000 ($14.17)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $11,000 ($6.49)
    Regular Highways: $9,000 ($5.31)
    Water Utilities: $3,000 ($1.77)
    Central Staff: $3,000 ($1.77)
    Sewerage: $1,000 ($0.59)
    Police Protection: $1,000 ($0.59)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $157,000 ($92.68)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $184,000 ($108.62)
    All Other: $59,000 ($34.83)
    Parks & Recreation: $20,000 ($11.81)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $35,000 ($20.66)
    General Revenue, NEC: $15,000 ($8.85)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $127,000 ($74.97)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $183,000 ($108.03)
    All Other: $50,000 ($29.52)
    Highways: $49,000 ($28.93)
  • Tax - Property: $121,000 ($71.43)
    NEC: $4,000 ($2.36)
    Public Utilities: $2,000 ($1.18)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $405,000 ($239.08)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $360,000 ($212.51)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $45,000 ($26.56)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $922,000 ($544.27)

5.99% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($46,146 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.99%
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 Champaign County, IL  2.14% ($39,576 average AGI)
from Macon County, IL  0.93% ($37,381)
from Douglas County, IL  0.42% ($40,250)


6.31% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($40,560 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.31%
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 Champaign County, IL  1.88% ($39,646 average AGI)
to Macon County, IL  0.99% ($42,060)
to Moultrie County, IL  0.33% ($42,636)

Strongest AM radio stations in Bement:

  • WILL (580 AM; 5 kW; URBANA, IL; Owner: UNIV. OF ILLINOIS BOARD OF TRUSTEES)
  • WLBH (1170 AM; daytime; 5 kW; MATTOON, IL; Owner: MATTOON BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • KXEN (1010 AM; 50 kW; FESTUS-ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BDJ RADIO ENTERPRISES, LLC)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KMOX (1120 AM; 50 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WIBC (1070 AM; 50 kW; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • 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.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WSOY (1340 AM; 1 kW; DECATUR, IL; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Bement:

  • WILL-FM (90.9 FM; URBANA, IL; Owner: UNIV. OF ILLINOIS BOARD OF TRUSTEES)
  • WCZQ (105.5 FM; MONTICELLO, IL; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WLRW (94.5 FM; CHAMPAIGN, IL; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ILLINOIS, LLC)
  • WZNX (106.7 FM; SULLIVAN, IL; Owner: WSHY, INC.)
  • WSOY-FM (102.9 FM; DECATUR, IL; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WEBX (93.5 FM; TUSCOLA, IL; Owner: AAA ENTERTAINMENT LICENSING LLC)
  • WXFM-FM (99.3 FM; MOUNT ZION, IL; Owner: TECHNICOM, 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)
  • WGKC (105.9 FM; MAHOMET, IL; Owner: AAA ENTERTAINMENT LICENSING LLC)
  • WQQB (96.1 FM; RANTOUL, IL; Owner: AAA ENTERTAINMENT LICENSING LLC)
  • WHMS-FM (97.5 FM; CHAMPAIGN, IL; Owner: D.W.S., INC.)
  • WPCD (88.7 FM; CHAMPAIGN, IL; Owner: PARKLAND COLLEGE)
  • WDKR (107.3 FM; MAROA, IL; Owner: WDKR, INC.)
  • WEJT (105.1 FM; SHELBYVILLE, IL; Owner: THE CROMWELL GROUP, INC. OF ILLINOIS)
  • WXET (107.9 FM; ARCOLA, IL; Owner: PREMIER BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WYDS (93.1 FM; DECATUR, IL; Owner: WEJT, INC.)
  • WLBH-FM (96.9 FM; MATTOON, IL; Owner: MATTOON BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WZUS (100.9 FM; MACON, IL; Owner: THE CROMWELL GROUP, INC. OF ILLINOIS)
  • WMCI (101.3 FM; NEOGA, IL; Owner: THE CROMWELL GROUP, INC. OF ILLINOIS)

TV broadcast stations around Bement:

  • WCIA (Channel 3; CHAMPAIGN, IL; Owner: NEXSTAR BROADCASTING OF CHAMPAIGN, L.L.C.)
  • WILL-TV (Channel 12; URBANA, IL; Owner: UNIV. OF ILLINOIS BD. OF TRUSTEES)
  • WBUI (Channel 23; DECATUR, IL; Owner: ACME TV LICENSES OF ILLINOIS, LLC)
  • WAND (Channel 17; DECATUR, IL; Owner: WAND(TV) PARTNERSHIP)
  • W52BR (Channel 52; CHAMPAIGN-URBANA, IL; Owner: MARCIA COHEN)
  • WICD (Channel 15; CHAMPAIGN, IL; Owner: WICD LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WRSP-TV (Channel 55; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: SPRINGFIELD BROADCASTING PARTNERS)
  • WICS (Channel 20; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: WICS LICENSEE, LLC)
  • W07DD (Channel 7; CHAMPAIGN, IL; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W29BG (Channel 29; DECATUR, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WEIU-TV (Channel 51; CHARLESTON, IL; Owner: EASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)
  • W58DA (Channel 58; CHAMPAIGN, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W32CM (Channel 32; CHAMPAIGN, IL; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WBXC-CA (Channel 46; CHAMPAIGN/URBANA, IL; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Bement)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

6
  • STATION 2, 948 North Macon (Lat: 39.929528 Lon: -88.575028), Type: Tower, Structure height: 10.6 m, Overall height: 12.1 m, Call Sign: KUF631
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.400 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/22/2004, Expiration Date: 09/21/2014
    Registrant: Atlas License Company And Data Serv, 7202 N. Shadeland Ave Ste 215, Indianapolis, IN 46250, Phone: (317) 813-4865, Fax: (317) 813-4870, Email:
  • MOBILE L4, Lat: 39.922167 Lon: -88.579417, Call Sign: WQB709, Licensee ID: L00008014
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.380 MHz, 160.440 MHz, 161.250 MHz, 161.490 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/05/2004, Expiration Date: 11/01/2014, Certifier: Jerry R Celio
    Registrant: Norfolk Southern Railway Company, 1200 Peachtree St, Ne Box 123, Atlanta, GA 30309, Phone: (404) 582-6224, Fax: (404) 582-6209, Email:
  • TR-92, Tr-92 Rr Crossing @ Mp D354.14 (Lat: 39.926167 Lon: -88.556583), Type: Bant, Structure height: 2.5 m, Overall height: 3.1 m, Call Sign: WPYJ676, Licensee ID: L00008014
    Assigned Frequencies: 161.250 MHz, 160.440 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/22/2003, Expiration Date: 08/22/2013, Certifier: Jerry R Celio
    Registrant: Norfolk Southern Railway Company, 1200 Peachtree Street, Ne, Box 123, Atlatna, GA 30309, Phone: (404) 582-6224, Fax: (404) 582-6209, Email:
  • Piatt St, Piatt St Rr Crossing At Mp R403 (Lat: 39.923389 Lon: -88.570889), Type: Bant, Structure height: 2.5 m, Overall height: 3.1 m, Call Sign: WPZC415, Licensee ID: L00008014
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.440 MHz, 161.250 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/24/2003, Expiration Date: 12/24/2013, Certifier: Jerry R Celio
    Registrant: Norfolk Southern Railway Company, 1200 Peachtree Street, Ne, Box 123, Atlatna, GA 30309, Phone: (404) 582-6224, Fax: (404) 582-6209, Email:
  • Sangamon St, Sangamon St Rr Crossing @ Mp D355.17 (Lat: 39.922556 Lon: -88.575889), Type: Bant, Structure height: 2.5 m, Overall height: 3.1 m, Call Sign: WPZV977
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.440 MHz, 161.250 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/29/2004, Expiration Date: 03/29/2014, Certifier: Jerry R Celio
    Registrant: Norfolk Southern Railway Company, 1200 Peachtree Street, Ne, Box 123, Atlanta, GA 30309, Phone: (404) 582-6224, Fax: (404) 582-6209, Email:
  • 1104 E, 800 N Rd (Lat: 39.913917 Lon: -88.538944), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 77.7 m, Overall height: 83.8 m, Call Sign: WQPZ700
    Assigned Frequencies: 4947.50 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/28/2012, Expiration Date: 09/28/2022, Certifier: James Cripe
    Registrant: Global Technical Systems, Inc., 2270 W Morton Ave, Jacksonville, IL 62650, Phone: (217) 243-4874, Fax: (217) 243-6039, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • STATION, 180 E Bodman (Lat: 39.923639 Lon: -88.570889), Overall height: 15.2 m, Call Sign: WNTE222
    Assigned Frequencies: 958.650 MHz, 957.450 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/23/2008, Expiration Date: 08/03/2018
    Registrant: State Bank Of Bement, 180 E Bodman St, Bement, IL 61813, Phone: (217) 678-2311, Fax: (217) 678-5321, Email:
  • BEMENT, .68 M At 216.8 From Int Of Rt 105 & N City Limit (Lat: 39.922250 Lon: -88.582444), Type: Tower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 93 m, Call Sign: WAZ544
    Assigned Frequencies: 6565.00 MHz, 6645.00 MHz, 6655.00 MHz, 6645.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/19/2013, Expiration Date: 02/09/2023, Certifier: James D Roberts
    Registrant: Norfolk Southern Railway Company, 1200 Peachtree St. Ne - Box 123, Atlanta, GA 30309, Phone: (404) 529-1493, Email:
  • BEMENT, 1.1 Mi. E. 1000e St & Jctn 800 (Lat: 39.908917 Lon: -88.536722), Overall height: 77.7 m, Call Sign: WLM808
    Assigned Frequencies: 6315.84 MHz, 6315.84 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/27/1991, Expiration Date: 02/01/2001, Cancellation Date: 10/29/1997
    Registrant: Ts Communications, Inc., Westgate Office Plaza Drawer 4283, Springfield, IL 62708

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Bement)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 150L (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-200 SERIES (100 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 11097 , Serial Number: 15075198, Year manufactured: 1973, Airworthiness Date: 09/18/1973
    Registrant (Individual): John Fair, Po Box 34, Bement, IL 61813
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28R-200 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING I0360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 5131S , Serial Number: 28R-7135158, Year manufactured: 1971, Airworthiness Date: 06/24/1971
    Registrant (Partnership): Gerald J Schmidt, 848 N Champaign St, Bement, IL 61813, Other Owners: Lyle L Becker
  • Aircraft: BEECH V35B (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 150 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO 520 SERIES (285 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 9110Q , Serial Number: D-9219, Year manufactured: 1970, Airworthiness Date: 12/14/1970
    Registrant (Individual): John R Funk, 285 W Moultrie St, Bement, IL 61813

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 10
  • Hazardous Condition: 2

Incident types - Bement

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Bement, IL
Most common first names in Bement, IL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John2075.2 years
Charles1770.5 years
Mary1777.9 years
Robert1572.2 years
William1583.7 years
Dorothy1276.3 years
Margaret1179.5 years
Roy1076.5 years
Edward880.0 years
Edna883.9 years
Most common last names in Bement, IL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Lamb1380.5 years
Smith1075.4 years
Miller882.5 years
Morris882.9 years
Shonkwiler878.3 years
Glennon777.7 years
Durbin772.2 years
Plummer770.0 years
Clark676.5 years
Bodman683.3 years

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