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Population in 2012: 1,344 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +4.4%
 

Males: 613  (45.6%)
Females: 731  (54.4%)

Median resident age:  39.9 years
Illinois median age:  39.6 years

Zip codes: 61914.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $41,474 (it was $34,091 in 2000)
Bethany:

$41,474
IL:

$55,137
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $22,293

Bethany village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $67,775 (it was $60,900 in 2000)
Bethany:

$67,775
IL:

$170,600
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $83,843; Detached houses: $87,685; Mobile homes: $44,175

Median gross rent in 2012: $567.

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Bethany races chart
  • White alone - 1,316 (97.3%)
  • Hispanic - 25 (1.8%)
  • Two or more races - 5 (0.4%)
  • Black alone - 3 (0.2%)
  • Other race alone - 2 (0.1%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (0.07%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Bethany: 85.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: German (27.8%), Irish (14.6%), United States (14.6%), English (11.9%), Scottish (4.4%), Italian (3.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 10/06/1877

Elevation: 661 feet

Land area: 0.97 square miles.

Population density: 1,382 people per square mile 
 
 (low).




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For population 25 years and over in Bethany:

  • High school or higher: 92.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.3%
  • Unemployed: 7.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Bethany village:

  • Never married: 16.1%
  • Now married: 58.6%
  • Separated: 0.4%
  • Widowed: 7.9%
  • Divorced: 17.1%

4 residents are foreign born

This village:  0.3%
Illinois:  13.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,454 (1.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,668 (2.3%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Decatur, IL (18.0 miles , pop. 81,860).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Louis, MO (107.0 miles , pop. 348,189).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (161.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Dalton City, IL (2.4 miles ), Lovington, IL (2.7 miles ), Sullivan, IL (2.8 miles ), Findlay, IL (2.9 miles ), LaPlace, IL (3.3 miles ), Mount Zion, IL (3.4 miles ), Allenville, IL (3.5 miles) , Long Creek, IL (3.6 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 2 buildings, average cost: $90,300
  • 1998: 1 building, cost: $96,000
  • 1999: 3 buildings, average cost: $101,700
  • 2000: 1 building, cost: $108,200
  • 2001: 2 buildings, average cost: $75,000
  • 2002: 0 buildings
  • 2003: 2 buildings, average cost: $122,900
  • 2004: 2 buildings, average cost: $225,000
  • 2005: 0 buildings
  • 2006: 0 buildings
  • 2007: 0 buildings
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 0 buildings

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 39.64 N, Longitude: 88.74 W

Area code: 217

Bethany household income distribution Bethany home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Bethany by Year
Type 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Murders 000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 010000000
per 100,000 0.078.50.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Robberies 000000023
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.0147.9221.2
Assaults 002001000
per 100,000 0.00.0159.00.00.081.40.00.00.0
Burglaries 000010001
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.080.70.00.00.073.7
Thefts 05401501418
per 100,000 0.0392.5318.00.080.7407.20.01035.51327.4
Auto thefts 000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Arson 000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 296.7) 0.081.746.30.09.233.90.089.3129.7

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Crime rate in Bethany detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 1 (1 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

0.74
Illinois average:

2.76

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.8%
Illinois:

9.5%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -103 (-7.4%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (37%)
  • Construction (20%)
  • Wholesale trade (9%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (9%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (33%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (11%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (9%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Wholesale trade (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (10%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Material moving workers except supervisors and laborers and material movers, hand (6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)

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Tornado activity:

Bethany-area historical tornado activity is above Illinois state average. It is 165% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/20/1976, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 11.2 miles away from the Bethany village center injured 18 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 8/21/1977, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 15.6 miles away from the village center killed 6 people and injured 56 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Bethany-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Illinois state average. It is 90% 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 94.4 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 73.1 miles away from Bethany 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 94.0 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 80.6 miles away from the city center
On 4/21/2008 at 05:38:29, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 MB, 4.0 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 92.7 miles away from Bethany center
On 11/11/1991 at 09:20:47, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 78.8 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 Moultrie County (6) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 2

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

Birthplace of: Wesley Livsey Jones - Politician.


Hospitals/medical centers near Bethany:

  • MOULTRIE CO COMMUNITY CENTER (Hospital, about 8 miles away; LOVINGTON, IL)
  • COMMUNITY HOMECARE, INC (Home Health Center, about 8 miles away; SULLIVAN, IL)
  • PATTERSON HOUSE (Hospital, about 8 miles away; SULLIVAN, IL)

Political contributions by individuals in Bethany, IL

Airports located in Bethany:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bethany:

  • Millikin University (about 19 miles; Decatur, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,183)
  • Lake Land College (about 24 miles; Mattoon, IL; FT enrollment: 3,606)
  • Eastern Illinois University (about 33 miles; Charleston, IL; FT enrollment: 9,940)
  • Parkland College (about 42 miles; Champaign, IL; FT enrollment: 4,831)
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (about 42 miles; Champaign, IL; FT enrollment: 39,877)
  • Lincoln Land Community College (about 47 miles; Springfield, IL; FT enrollment: 3,264)
  • University of Illinois at Springfield (about 48 miles; Springfield, IL; FT enrollment: 2,458)

Public high school in Bethany:

Public elementary/middle school in Bethany:

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Library in Bethany:

  • MARROWBONE PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT (Operating income: $141,877; Location: 216 WEST MAIN STREET; 25,383 books; 1,981 audio materials; 2,042 video materials; 6 local licensed databases; 16 state licensed databases; 2 other licensed databases; 82 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable location: Bethany Fire Protection and Ambulance District (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Bethany include: First Christian Church of Bethany (A), Free Methodist Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

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

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 35.8. This is about average.
City:

35.8
U.S.:

32.0
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 1.77. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 18.3 miles away from the city center.
City:

1.77
U.S.:

2.43
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 27.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.3 miles away from the city center.
City:

27.6
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 10.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.3 miles away from the city center.
City:

10.9
U.S.:

9.6

Drinking water stations with addresses in Bethany and their reported violations in the past:

BETHANY (Population served: 1320, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • OCCT Study Recommendation - Between JAN-1994 and AUG-1994, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (2 times from AUG-29-1994 to AUG-29-1994)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Initial Water Quality Parameter WQP M&R - Between JUL-2003 and DEC-2003, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-27-2004), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-27-2004), St Public Notif received (APR-26-2004), St Compliance achieved (JUL-06-2004)
  • Initial Water Quality Parameter WQP M&R - Between OCT-1998 and DEC-1998, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (SEP-30-1999)
  • Initial Water Quality Parameter WQP M&R - Between APR-1998 and JUN-1998, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (SEP-30-1999)
  • Initial Water Quality Parameter WQP M&R - Between JAN-1998 and MAR-1998, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (SEP-30-1999)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 10.5%
(10.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This village:  2.4 people
Illinois:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  70.7%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  7.4%
Whole state:  6.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Bethany, IL

Bethany compared to Illinois state average:

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  • Median house value 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.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.


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Banks with branches in Bethany (2011 data):

  • Scott State Bank: at 101 West Main Street, branch established on 1887/01/01. Info updated 2011/07/06: Bank assets: $94.8 mil, Deposits: $78.7 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Scott Bancshares, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Bethany travel time to work - commute


Bethany mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (90%)
  • Electricity (7%)
  • Wood (1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Bethany village (based on Moultrie County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 44.26%
Here44.3%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)United Methodist ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionCatholic ChurchLutheran Church
Adherents22.6%16.7%13.6%9.6%7.1%
Congregations8.8%14.7%11.8%5.9%2.9%
NameChristian Churches and Churches of ChristCumberland Presbyterian ChurchNew Testament Association Independent Baptist Churches/Other Fundamental BaptistsChurch of God (Anderson, Indiana)Other
Adherents6.1%4.7%4.4%4.0%11.2%
Congregations8.8%2.9%2.9%8.8%32.4%
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: 2
Moultrie County:

1.40 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

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

0.70 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
Moultrie County:

4.19 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 6
Here:

4.19 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.2%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Moultrie County:

26.5%
Illinois:

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

5.8%
State:

14.5%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 1$2,214$26,5681$461
Police Protection - Officers 1$2,878$34,5362$664
Sewerage 1$2,989$35,8680$0
Water Supply 1$2,657$31,8840$0
Electric Power 1$2,790$33,4800$0
Gas Supply 1$3,653$43,8360$0
Totals for Government 6$17,181$34,3623$1,125

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

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $142,000 ($105.65)
  • Current Operations - Gas Utilities: $587,000 ($436.76)
    Electric Utilities: $567,000 ($421.88)
    Financial Administration: $103,000 ($76.64)
    Police Protection: $89,000 ($66.22)
    Water Utilities: $86,000 ($63.99)
    Sewerage: $75,000 ($55.80)
    General - Other: $11,000 ($8.18)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $6,000 ($4.46)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff: $39,000 ($29.02)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $249,000 ($185.27)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $85,000 ($63.24)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $3,000 ($2.23)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $34,000 ($25.30)
    General Revenue, NEC: $15,000 ($11.16)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $644,000 ($479.17)
    Gas Utilities: $517,000 ($384.67)
    Water Utilities: $95,000 ($70.68)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $140,000 ($104.17)
    Highways: $36,000 ($26.79)
    Water Utilities: $19,000 ($14.14)
  • Tax - Property: $46,000 ($34.23)
    NEC: $7,000 ($5.21)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $95,000 ($70.68)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $75,000 ($55.80)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $20,000 ($14.88)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $1,279,000 ($951.64)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $19,000 ($14.14)

6.38% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($35,535 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.38%
Illinois average:

5.66%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Macon County, IL  1.22% ($45,101 average AGI)
from Coles County, IL  1.15% ($31,600)
from Douglas County, IL  0.53% ($29,967)


7.30% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($31,482 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.30%
Illinois average:

5.99%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Coles County, IL  1.31% ($22,667 average AGI)
to Macon County, IL  1.24% ($38,169)
to Shelby County, IL  0.61% ($30,800)

Strongest AM radio stations in Bethany:

  • WLBH (1170 AM; daytime; 5 kW; MATTOON, IL; Owner: MATTOON BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KXEN (1010 AM; 50 kW; FESTUS-ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BDJ RADIO ENTERPRISES, LLC)
  • WILL (580 AM; 5 kW; URBANA, IL; Owner: UNIV. OF ILLINOIS BOARD OF TRUSTEES)
  • KMOX (1120 AM; 50 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WDZ (1050 AM; 1 kW; DECATUR, IL; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WIBC (1070 AM; 50 kW; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WINU (870 AM; daytime; 1 kW; SHELBYVILLE, IL)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Bethany:

  • WZNX (106.7 FM; SULLIVAN, IL; Owner: WSHY, INC.)
  • WEJT (105.1 FM; SHELBYVILLE, IL; Owner: THE CROMWELL GROUP, INC. OF ILLINOIS)
  • WZUS (100.9 FM; MACON, IL; Owner: THE CROMWELL GROUP, INC. OF ILLINOIS)
  • WXFM-FM (99.3 FM; MOUNT ZION, IL; Owner: TECHNICOM, INC.)
  • WDZQ (95.1 FM; DECATUR, IL; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WILL-FM (90.9 FM; URBANA, IL; Owner: UNIV. OF ILLINOIS BOARD OF TRUSTEES)
  • WYDS (93.1 FM; DECATUR, IL; Owner: WEJT, INC.)
  • WSOY-FM (102.9 FM; DECATUR, IL; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WLBH-FM (96.9 FM; MATTOON, IL; Owner: MATTOON BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMCI (101.3 FM; NEOGA, IL; Owner: THE CROMWELL GROUP, INC. OF ILLINOIS)
  • WXET (107.9 FM; ARCOLA, IL; Owner: PREMIER BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WNLD (88.1 FM; DECATUR, IL; Owner: ILLINOIS BIBLE INSTITUTE)
  • WRAN (98.3 FM; TOWER HILL, IL; Owner: KASKASKIA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WDKR (107.3 FM; MAROA, IL; Owner: WDKR, INC.)
  • WWGO (92.1 FM; CHARLESTON, IL; Owner: WHQQ, INC)

TV broadcast stations around Bethany:

  • WBUI (Channel 23; DECATUR, IL; Owner: ACME TV LICENSES OF ILLINOIS, LLC)
  • WAND (Channel 17; DECATUR, IL; Owner: WAND(TV) PARTNERSHIP)
  • 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)
  • WRSP-TV (Channel 55; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: SPRINGFIELD BROADCASTING PARTNERS)
  • WICS (Channel 20; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: WICS LICENSEE, LLC)
  • W29BG (Channel 29; DECATUR, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • W52BR (Channel 52; CHAMPAIGN-URBANA, IL; Owner: MARCIA COHEN)
  • WEIU-TV (Channel 51; CHARLESTON, IL; Owner: EASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)

Bethany fatal accident list:

Apr 26, 1986 01:58 AM, 121, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 5
Total length: 10 meters (33ft)
Total average daily traffic: 8,150
Total average daily truck traffic: 764
Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic: 8,158


FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1
  • (Bethany Sam Site) 334 Cr1600n (Lat: 39.646833 Lon: -88.749667), Type: Pole, Structure height: 57.9 m, Overall height: 60.3 m, Call Sign: KNKQ307
    Assigned Frequencies: 880.020 MHz, 880.020 MHz, 880.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/31/2010, Expiration Date: 10/01/2020
    Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy, #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

6
  • Scott R Fansler, County Route 400e (Lat: 39.659083 Lon: -88.742444), Type: 80.8, Overall height: 76.2 m
    Registrant: 5188576933, Scott.Fansler@nextelpartners.Com, 8 AIRLINE DRIVE, SUITE 105
  • Richard J Byrne, County Route 400e (Lat: 39.659083 Lon: -88.742444), Type: 80.8, Overall height: 76.2 m
    Registrant: 5619957670, Eroach@sbasite.Com, 5900 BROKEN SOUND PKWY NW
  • Richard J Byrne, County Route 400e (Lat: 39.659083 Lon: -88.742444), Type: 80.8, Overall height: 76.2 m
    Registrant: 9196535734, Shart@towerco.Com, 112 TOWERVIEW COURT
  • Edward G Roach, County Route 400e (Lat: 39.659083 Lon: -88.742444), Type: 80.8, Overall height: 76.2 m
    Registrant: 9196535734, Shart@towerco.Com, 112 TOWERVIEW COURT
  • Brian Meier, 334 County Rd 1600 N (Lat: 39.646833 Lon: -88.749667), Type: 60.6, Overall height: 57.9 m
    Registrant: 6302218500, Brianm@cstower.Org, 323 S HALE ST., SUITE 100
  • Brian Meier, 334 County Rd 1600 N (Lat: 39.646833 Lon: -88.749667), Type: 60.6, Overall height: 57.9 m
    Registrant: 6302218500, Brianm@cstower.Org, 323 S HALE ST., SUITE 100

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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  • BETHANY GE, W Water St & N St John St (Lat: 39.646833 Lon: -88.741111), Type: Silo, Structure height: 56 m, Overall height: 59 m, Call Sign: WQNA303
    Assigned Frequencies: 10875.0 MHz, 10795.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/22/2010, Expiration Date: 11/22/2020, Certifier: James E Coleman
    Registrant: Shelby Electric Cooperative Inc, Rt 128 & North 6th St, Shelbyville, IL 62565, Phone: (217) 774-3986, Fax: (217) 774-3330, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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  • Call Sign: KB9OAT, Licensee ID: L01096614
    Grant Date: 07/10/1996, Expiration Date: 07/10/2006, Cancellation Date: 07/11/2008
    Registrant: Lisa M Perry, 36 Chickadee Ct E, Bethany, IL 61914
  • Call Sign: N9VAG
    Grant Date: 09/21/1993, Expiration Date: 09/21/2003, Cancellation Date: 09/22/2005
    Registrant: Lawrence R Dunlap, Bethany, IL 61914
  • Call Sign: AE5JF, Previous Call Sign: KQ6EL, Licensee ID: L00454467
    Grant Date: 01/03/2012, Expiration Date: 03/10/2022, Certifier: Wava E Owens
    Registrant: Wava E Owens, Bethany, IL 61914

FAA Registered Aircraft:

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  • Aircraft: KOSI RICHARD 1400Z HI MAX (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ZENOAH ALL MDLS A/B (25 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 1064R , Serial Number: 509, Year manufactured: 1992, Airworthiness Date: 10/22/2001
    Registrant (Individual): Michael C Winzeler, Rr 1 Box 36, Bethany, IL 61914


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 7


Most common first names in Bethany, IL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1775.3 years
Mary1476.6 years
Robert1277.4 years
James1272.3 years
William980.6 years
Helen876.8 years
Charles780.0 years
Harry782.7 years
Ruth783.3 years
Russell771.8 years
Most common last names in Bethany, IL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith1581.3 years
Ekiss1284.2 years
Taylor984.2 years
Ward884.0 years
Davis874.6 years
Crowder784.3 years
Brown774.6 years
Butt765.9 years
Mclaughlin678.0 years
Mcreynolds677.4 years

Bethany on our top lists:

  • #89 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest wind speed differences during a year"
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