Birds, Illinois

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Population in July 2009: 49. Population change since 2000: -3.9%
 
Males: 22  (45.1%)
Females: 27  (54.9%)
Median resident age:  37.2 years
Illinois median age:  34.7 years

Zip code: 62427

Estimated median household income in 2016: $33,906 (it was $23,438 in 2000)
Birds:

$33,906
IL:

$60,960

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $9,242 (it was $9,216 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $46,163 (it was $27,500 in 2000)
Birds:

$46,163
IL:

$186,500
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    • 5098.0%White alone
    • 12.0%Hispanic
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Birds: 85.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (11.8%), German (7.8%), Scotch-Irish (3.9%), United States (3.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 04/28/1896

Elevation: 435 feet

Land area: 0.22 square miles.

Population density: 226 people per square mile   (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Birds:

  • High school or higher: 100.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Birds village:

  • Never married: 24.3%
  • Now married: 35.1%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 10.8%
  • Divorced: 29.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Birds village:  0.9% ($250)
Illinois:  1.8% ($2,285)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Terre Haute, IN (46.3 miles , pop. 59,614).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Indianapolis, IN (104.8 miles , pop. 781,870).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (207.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Flat Rock, IL (2.1 miles ), Russellville, IL (2.7 miles) , Lawrenceville, IL (2.8 miles ), Bridgeport, IL (3.2 miles ), Emison, IN (3.4 miles) , Palestine, IL (3.4 miles ), Robinson, IL (3.5 miles ), Oaktown, IN (3.5 miles ).

Latitude: 38.84 N, Longitude: 87.67 W

Area code: 618

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.4%
Illinois:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -108 (-67.9%).

Average climate in Birds, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Birds-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Illinois state average. It is 50% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/7/1989, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 19.7 miles away from the Birds village center injured 55 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 6/2/1990, a category F4 tornado 23.6 miles away from the village center injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Birds-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Illinois state average. It is 76% 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 29.1 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 11.7 miles away from Birds 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 59.1 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 26.7 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 28.5 miles away from Birds 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 153.9 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 Lawrence County (7) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 5, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals and medical centers near Birds:

  • LAWRENCE COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 8 miles away; LAWRENCEVILLE, IL)
  • UNITED METHODIST VILLAGE, NORTH CAMPUS (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; LAWRENCEVILLE, IL)
  • UNITED METHODIST VILLAGE, THE (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; LAWRENCEVILLE, IL)
  • SOUTH HAVEN HOME (Hospital, about 13 miles away; ROBINSON, IL)
  • COTILLION RIDGE NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; ROBINSON, IL)
  • CRAWFORD MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 13 miles away; ROBINSON, IL)
  • CRAWFORD MEMORIAL HOSPITAL LTC (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; ROBINSON, IL)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Birds:

  • Vincennes University (about 13 miles; Vincennes, IN; Full-time enrollment: 9,876)
  • Wabash Valley College (about 29 miles; Mount Carmel, IL; FT enrollment: 2,142)
  • Indiana State University (about 46 miles; Terre Haute, IN; FT enrollment: 10,925)
  • Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (about 49 miles; Terre Haute, IN; FT enrollment: 2,123)
  • Eastern Illinois University (about 53 miles; Charleston, IL; FT enrollment: 9,414)
  • Lake Land College (about 57 miles; Mattoon, IL; FT enrollment: 7,499)
  • University of Southern Indiana (about 61 miles; Evansville, IN; FT enrollment: 9,532)

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Lawrence 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 2011 was 59.6. This is better than average.

City:

59.6
U.S.:

74.7

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2011 was 11.5. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 11.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.5
U.S.:

9.4
Average household size:
This village:  2.3 people
Illinois:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  59.1%
Whole state:  68.1%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  27.3%
Whole state:  4.8%

No gay or lesbian households reported
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This village:

20.0%
Whole state:

10.7%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This village:

10.0%
Whole state:

5.1%

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

5.6
Illinois average:

13.1

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

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Birds village (based on Lawrence County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant3,33327
Mainline Protestant2,75623
Catholic6102
Black Protestant191
None10,115-
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: 3
Lawrence County:

1.79 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Lawrence County:

1.19 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
Lawrence County:

2.99 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 11
Here:

6.57 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.9%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Lawrence County:

26.1%
Illinois:

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

16.9%
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
Other Government Administration 0$0 8$181
Totals for Government 0$0 8$181

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

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $8,000 ($163.27)
    Central Staff Services: $7,000 ($142.86)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $2,000 ($40.82)

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

  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($20.41)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $7,000 ($142.86)
    Highways: $2,000 ($40.82)
  • Tax - NEC: $1,000 ($20.41)
    Property: $1,000 ($20.41)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $81,000 ($1653.06)

4.69% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($31,097 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.69%
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 Knox County, IN  0.78% ($31,372 average AGI)
from Crawford County, IL  0.47% ($28,269)
from Richland County, IL  0.44% ($30,625)


4.92% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($26,963 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.92%
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 Knox County, IN  1.02% ($25,750 average AGI)
to Richland County, IL  0.40% ($38,273)
to Crawford County, IL  0.38% ($20,619)

Strongest AM radio stations in Birds:

  • WAKO (910 AM; 1 kW; LAWRENCEVILLE, IL; Owner: LAWRENCEVILLE BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WIBC (1070 AM; 50 kW; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WAOV (1450 AM; 1 kW; VINCENNES, IN; Owner: OLD NORTHWEST BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHAS (840 AM; 50 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • WLW (700 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WPFR (1480 AM; 5 kW; TERRE HAUTE, IN)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Birds:

  • WAKO-FM (103.1 FM; LAWRENCEVILLE, IL; Owner: LAWRENCEVILLE BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WTYE (101.7 FM; ROBINSON, IL; Owner: ANN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WFML (96.7 FM; VINCENNES, IN; Owner: THE VINCENNES UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • WVUB (91.1 FM; VINCENNES, IN; Owner: VINCENNES UNIVERSITY)
  • WUZR (105.7 FM; BICKNELL, IN; Owner: OLD NORTHWEST BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WZDM (92.1 FM; VINCENNES, IN; Owner: OLD NORTHWEST BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WATI (89.9 FM; VINCENNES, IN; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WQTY (93.3 FM; LINTON, IN; Owner: THE ORIGINAL COMPANY, INC.)
  • WUSI (90.3 FM; OLNEY, IL; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF S. ILL. UNIVER.)
  • WWBL (106.5 FM; WASHINGTON, IN; Owner: OLD NORTHWEST BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WNDI-FM (95.3 FM; SULLIVAN, IN; Owner: J T M BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBOW-FM (102.7 FM; TERRE HAUTE, IN; Owner: CROSSROADS INVESTMENTS, LLC)
  • WBHW (88.7 FM; LOOGOOTEE, IN; Owner: MUSIC MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WAMW-FM (107.9 FM; WASHINGTON, IN; Owner: GREENE ELECTRONICS)

TV broadcast stations around Birds:

  • WUSI-TV (Channel 16; OLNEY, IL; Owner: BD. OF TRUSTEES SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)
  • WVUT (Channel 22; VINCENNES, IN; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES FOR THE VINCENNES UNIV.)
  • WTWO (Channel 2; TERRE HAUTE, IN; Owner: NEXSTAR BROADCASTING OF THE MIDWEST, INC.)
  • WBAK-TV (Channel 38; TERRE HAUTE, IN; Owner: INDIANA BROADCASTING PARTNERS)
  • WTHI-TV (Channel 10; TERRE HAUTE, IN; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • W57AO (Channel 57; ROBINSON, IL; Owner: FULL GOS. BUS. MENS. FELLOW INTL.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 3m10ftTotal length
  • $276,000Total costs
  • 600Total average daily traffic
  • 77Total average daily truck traffic
  • 845Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (80%)
  • Electricity (20%)

Birds compared to Illinois state average:

  • Median household income below 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 significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
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