For population 25 years and over in Bethany:
For population 15 years and over in Bethany village:
4 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $1,340 (1.9%)
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 ), Mount Zion, IL (3.4 miles ), Allenville, IL (3.5 miles) , Long Creek, IL (3.6 miles ), Hammond, IL (3.6 miles ).
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Latitude: 39.64 N, Longitude: 88.74 W
Area code: 217
City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.
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Crime rate in Bethany detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 1 (1 officers).
Population change in the 1990s: -103 (-7.4%).
Work and jobs in Bethany: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Bethany, Illinois
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
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).
Birthplace of: Wesley Livsey Jones - Politician.
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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.
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 27.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.3 miles away from the city center.
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.
Drinking water stations with addresses in Bethany and their reported violations in the past:BETHANY (Population served: 1320, Groundwater):
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Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 12.4%
(11.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 50.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
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Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
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Religion statistics for Bethany (based on Moultrie County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 44.26%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
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Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 2
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
Number of full-service restaurants: 6
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Bethany government finances in 2002(per resident):
6.38% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($35,535 average adjusted gross income)
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:
7.30% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($31,482 average adjusted gross income)
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:
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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
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:6
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:1
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:3
FAA Registered Aircraft:1
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
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Total of 2 patent applications in 2008-2014.