Bethany, Illinois

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Population in 2014: 1,322 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +2.7%
 
Males: 605  (45.8%)
Females: 717  (54.2%)
Median resident age:  35.1 years
Illinois median age:  37.2 years

Zip codes: 61914.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $38,212 (it was $34,091 in 2000)
Bethany:

$38,212
IL:

$56,210

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $22,106 (it was $16,888 in 2000)

Bethany village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $69,961 (it was $60,900 in 2000)
Bethany:

$69,961
IL:

$169,600

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $71,692; Detached houses: $75,370; Mobile homes: $30,006

Median gross rent in 2013: $492.

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  • Races in Bethany, IL (2010)

    Bethany races chart
    • 1,31697.3%White alone
    • 251.8%Hispanic
    • 50.4%Two or more races
    • 30.2%Black alone
    • 20.1%Other race alone
    • 10.07%American Indian alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Bethany: 85.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (26.8%), United States (18.4%), Irish (15.7%), English (10.2%), Scottish (4.6%), Italian (3.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 10/06/1877

Elevation: 661 feet

Land area: 0.97 square miles.

Population density: 1,360 people per square mile   (low).

Bethany, Illinois map

For population 25 years and over in Bethany:

  • High school or higher: 91.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.4%
  • Unemployed: 5.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Bethany village:

  • Never married: 22.8%
  • Now married: 50.2%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 7.6%
  • Divorced: 18.8%

3 residents are foreign born

This village:

0.2%
Illinois:

14.0%



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Bethany, Illinois as of August 25, 2016.
The ratio of number of residents in Bethany to the number of sex offenders is 448 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,561 (2.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,779 (2.5%)

Bethany satellite photo by USGS

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
  • 2003: 2 buildings, average cost: $122,900
  • 2004: 2 buildings, average cost: $225,000
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $100,000

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 0.0392.5318.00.080.7407.20.01,035.51,327.4
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 index (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
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.9%
Illinois:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -103 (-7.4%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (35%)
  • Construction (16%)
  • Wholesale trade (13%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (10%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (36%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Finance and insurance (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Wholesale trade (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (26%)
  • Sales and related occupations (15%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (34%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (9%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)

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

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Tornado activity:

Bethany-area historical tornado activity is near Illinois state average. It is 78% 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 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 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 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 125.8 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 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 Bethany 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 176.7 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: 4, Floods: 2, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Bethany topographic map

Birthplace of: Wesley Livsey Jones - Politician.

Hospitals and 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)
  • SULLIVAN REHAB AND HLTH CARE CTR (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; SULLIVAN, IL)
  • EASTVIEW TERRACE (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; SULLIVAN, IL)
  • HERITAGE HEALTH-MOUNT ZION (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; MOUNT ZION, IL)
  • DIALYSIS CENTERS OF AMERICA-ILLINOIS (Dialysis Facility, about 15 miles away; DECATUR, IL)

airports located in Bethany:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bethany:

  • Richland Community College (about 19 miles; Decatur, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,434)
  • Millikin University (about 19 miles; Decatur, IL; FT enrollment: 2,419)
  • Lake Land College (about 25 miles; Mattoon, IL; FT enrollment: 7,499)
  • Eastern Illinois University (about 33 miles; Charleston, IL; FT enrollment: 9,414)
  • Parkland College (about 42 miles; Champaign, IL; FT enrollment: 7,326)
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (about 42 miles; Champaign, IL; FT enrollment: 47,528)
  • Lincoln Land Community College (about 47 miles; Springfield, IL; FT enrollment: 5,460)

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

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

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 1.65. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.65
U.S.:

1.91

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 27.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.7
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 9.80. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.80
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 11.8%
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

Bethany, Illinois environmental map by EPA

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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 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.8
Illinois average:

12.4

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

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant5,14830
Mainline Protestant2,3379
Catholic3962
Other3-
None6,962-
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
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%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Bethany:

49.2%
Illinois:

48.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

45.5%
Illinois:

45.7%

Average BMI:
This city:

30.3
Illinois:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Bethany:

23.6%
Illinois:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

20.5%
Illinois:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Bethany:

6.8
Illinois:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

43.5%
Illinois:

33.2%

General health condition:
This city:

52.9%
Illinois:

55.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Bethany:

76.7%
Illinois:

79.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Bethany, IL Residents
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 1$2,569$30,8280$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 2$498
Police Protection - Officers 1$3,011$36,1322$903
Water Supply 1$3,481$41,7720$0
Electric Power 2$6,351$38,1060$0
Gas Supply 1$2,932$35,1840$0
Totals for Government 6$18,344$36,6884$1,401

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

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $142,000 ($107.41)
  • Current Operations - Gas Utilities: $587,000 ($444.02)
    Electric Utilities: $567,000 ($428.90)
    Financial Administration: $103,000 ($77.91)
    Police Protection: $89,000 ($67.32)
    Water Utilities: $86,000 ($65.05)
    Sewerage: $75,000 ($56.73)
    General - Other: $11,000 ($8.32)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $6,000 ($4.54)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff: $39,000 ($29.50)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $249,000 ($188.35)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $85,000 ($64.30)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $3,000 ($2.27)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $34,000 ($25.72)
    General Revenue, NEC: $15,000 ($11.35)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $644,000 ($487.14)
    Gas Utilities: $517,000 ($391.07)
    Water Utilities: $95,000 ($71.86)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $140,000 ($105.90)
    Highways: $36,000 ($27.23)
    Water Utilities: $19,000 ($14.37)
  • Tax - Property: $46,000 ($34.80)
    NEC: $7,000 ($5.30)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $95,000 ($71.86)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $75,000 ($56.73)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $20,000 ($15.13)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $1,279,000 ($967.47)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $19,000 ($14.37)

6.30% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($31,039 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.30%
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 Macon County, IL  1.34% ($36,234 average AGI)
from Coles County, IL  0.95% ($22,800)
from Douglas County, IL  0.62% ($36,167)


6.13% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($36,788 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.13%
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 Macon County, IL  1.09% ($33,635 average AGI)
to Coles County, IL  0.92% ($26,264)
to Douglas County, IL  0.59% ($41,794)

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 persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 4Number of bridges
  • 4m13ftTotal length
  • 5,700Total average daily traffic
  • 538Total average daily truck traffic
  • 6,656Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • 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 MHzGrant Date: 11/22/2010, Expiration Date: 11/22/2020, Certifier: James E ColemanRegistrant: Shelby Electric Cooperative Inc, 1355 State Highway 128, Shelbyville, IL 62565, Phone: (217) 774-3986, Fax: (217) 774-3330, Email:
  • BETHANY, 334 County Rd 1600 N (Lat: 39.646833 Lon: -88.749667), Type: Mtower, Structure height: 57.9 m, Overall height: 60.6 m, Call Sign: WQRZ959
    Assigned Frequencies: 11015.0 MHz, 11015.0 MHz, 11015.0 MHz, 11015.0 MHzGrant Date: 08/21/2013, Expiration Date: 08/21/2023, Certifier: Michael H KefauverRegistrant: Future Technologies, 300 Petty Rd, Suite B, Lawrenceville, GA 30043, Phone: (630) 841-0229, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

3
  • 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:

1
  • 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

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

BETHANY (Population served: 1,475, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Lead Consumer Notice - In OCT-01-2009, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-05-2009), St Compliance achieved (OCT-13-2009)

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (88%)
  • Electricity (10%)
  • Wood (1%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

Bethany compared to Illinois 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 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 significantly below state average.
There are 2 pilots and 1 other airmen in this city.
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Total of 4 patent applications in 2008-2016.