Bishop Hill, Illinois

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Population in 2014: 126 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +0.8%
 
Males: 56  (44.5%)
Females: 70  (55.5%)
Median resident age:  55.8 years
Illinois median age:  37.9 years

Zip code: 61419

Estimated median household income in 2016: $47,342 (it was $47,083 in 2000)
Bishop Hill:

$47,342
IL:

$60,960

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $30,949 (it was $26,145 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $77,779 (it was $74,400 in 2000)
Bishop Hill:

$77,779
IL:

$186,500

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $121,209; Detached houses: $120,722
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Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Bishop Hill: 87.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Swedish (36.5%), English (7.9%), German (6.3%), Italian (6.3%), Polish (6.3%), Scotch-Irish (6.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 06/23/1893

Elevation: 775 feet

Land area: 0.54 square miles.

Population density: 234 people per square mile   (very low).

Bishop Hill, Illinois map

For population 25 years and over in Bishop Hill:

  • High school or higher: 96.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 24.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Bishop Hill village:

  • Never married: 23.7%
  • Now married: 55.7%
  • Separated: 3.4%
  • Widowed: 4.9%
  • Divorced: 12.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,390 (1.5%)

Bishop Hill satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Davenport, IA (34.1 miles , pop. 98,359).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Chicago, IL (133.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Galva, IL (2.1 miles ), Altona, IL (2.5 miles ), Cambridge, IL (2.8 miles ), La Fayette, IL (3.1 miles ), Oneida, IL (3.2 miles ), Woodhull, IL (3.2 miles ), Kewanee, IL (3.2 miles ), Andover, IL (3.3 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2004: 1 building, cost: $230,000

Latitude: 41.20 N, Longitude: 90.12 W

Area code: 309

Bishop Hill household income distribution Bishop Hill home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.3%
Illinois:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -6 (-4.6%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (55%)
  • Retail trade (19%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Wholesale trade (5%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Retail trade (30%)
  • Finance and insurance (13%)
  • Public administration (13%)
  • Health care and social assistance (10%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (10%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Information (5%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (38%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (19%)
  • Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (12%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (5%)
  • Sales and related occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (38%)
  • Sales and related occupations (30%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (8%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (5%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (5%)
  • Production occupations (5%)

Average climate in Bishop Hill, Illinois

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Tornado activity:

Bishop Hill-area historical tornado activity is near Illinois state average. It is 70% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/29/1976, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 33.7 miles away from the Bishop Hill village center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 3/29/1981, a category F4 tornado 34.3 miles away from the village center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Bishop Hill-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Illinois state average. It is 84% 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 224.0 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 202.7 miles away from Bishop Hill center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 65.8 miles away from the city 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 254.8 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) earthquake occurred 223.7 miles away from Bishop Hill center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 210.0 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 Henry County (12) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 7, Floods: 5, Snows: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Bishop Hill topographic map

Birthplace of: Hick Cady - Baseball player.

Hospitals and medical centers near Bishop Hill:

  • KEWANEE HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 9 miles away; KEWANEE, IL)
  • KEWANEE CARE HOME (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; KEWANEE, IL)
  • FMC - MIDWEST - KEWANEE (Dialysis Facility, about 10 miles away; KEWANEE, IL)
  • KEWANEE HOSPITAL ASSOC (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; KEWANEE, IL)
  • ROYAL OAKS CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; KEWANEE, IL)
  • HILLCREST HOME (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; GENESEO, IL)

Amtrak station near Bishop Hill:

  • 11 miles: KEWANEE (3RD & DEPOT ST.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bishop Hill:

  • Black Hawk College (about 26 miles; Moline, IL; Full-time enrollment: 5,086)
  • Augustana College (about 31 miles; Rock Island, IL; FT enrollment: 2,555)
  • Eastern Iowa Community College District (about 33 miles; Davenport, IA; FT enrollment: 5,507)
  • Kaplan University-Davenport Campus (about 34 miles; Davenport, IA; FT enrollment: 60,376)
  • Saint Ambrose University (about 34 miles; Davenport, IA; FT enrollment: 3,053)
  • Bradley University (about 44 miles; Peoria, IL; FT enrollment: 5,152)
  • Ashford University (about 46 miles; Clinton, IA; FT enrollment: 73,330)

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Notable locations in Bishop Hill: State Historic Site Museum (A), Bishop Hill Community Fire Protection District (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Bishop Hill: Community Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Park in Bishop Hill: Bishop Hill Historic District (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attractions: Bishop Hill Heritage ASN (Museums; 103 North Bishop Hill Street), Henry County Historical SC (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 202 South Park Street).

Hotel: Colony Hospital Bed & Breakfast (110 North Olson Street).

Henry County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 8.8%
(9.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This village:  2.1 people
Illinois:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  60.7%
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: 1.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.4
Illinois average:

12.1

Bishop Hill travel time to work - commute Bishop Hill mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Bishop Hill village (based on Henry County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant11,11735
Catholic6,39011
Evangelical Protestant4,61738
Other3904
Black Protestant3052
None27,667-
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: 12
Henry County:

2.42 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.08 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Henry County:

0.81 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 33
Henry County:

6.65 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 44
Here:

8.87 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.5%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Henry County:

26.2%
Illinois:

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

9.3%
State:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

65.9%
Illinois:

48.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

49.6%
Illinois:

45.7%

Average BMI:
Bishop Hill:

27.9
Illinois:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

29.9%
Illinois:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

32.8%
Illinois:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Bishop Hill:

7.3
Illinois:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

28.8%
State:

33.2%

General health condition:
Bishop Hill:

35.9%
State:

55.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Bishop Hill:

77.1%
Illinois:

79.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Bishop Hill, 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 0$0 3$284
Other Government Administration 0$0 5$80
Water Supply 0$0 1$281
Totals for Government 0$0 9$645

Bishop Hill government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $12,000 ($95.24)
    General - Other: $11,000 ($87.30)
    Central Staff Services: $11,000 ($87.30)
    Regular Highways: $5,000 ($39.68)
    Financial Administration: $1,000 ($7.94)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General: $1,000 ($7.94)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $7,000 ($55.56)

Bishop Hill government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $3,000 ($23.81)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,000 ($7.94)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $2,000 ($15.87)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $13,000 ($103.17)
    General Revenue, NEC: $3,000 ($23.81)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $15,000 ($119.05)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $24,000 ($190.48)
    Highways: $4,000 ($31.75)
  • Tax - Property: $4,000 ($31.75)
    NEC: $1,000 ($7.94)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $343,000 ($2722.22)

4.70% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($38,317 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.70%
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 Rock Island County, IL  1.50% ($36,161 average AGI)
from Scott County, IA  0.35% ($41,592)
from Knox County, IL  0.21% ($28,047)


5.50% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($37,441 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.50%
Illinois average:

4.96%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($338 average AGI)
Henry County:

0.05%
Illinois average:

0.07%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Rock Island County, IL  1.68% ($31,137 average AGI)
to Scott County, IA  0.44% ($50,451)
to Knox County, IL  0.20% ($40,690)

Strongest AM radio stations in Bishop Hill:

  • WAIK (1590 AM; 5 kW; GALESBURG, IL; Owner: WPW BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WKEI (1450 AM; 1 kW; KEWANEE, IL; Owner: VIRDEN BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WKBF (1270 AM; 5 kW; ROCK ISLAND, IL; Owner: MERCURY BROADCASTING COMPANY, 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.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WOC (1420 AM; 5 kW; DAVENPORT, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WDLM (960 AM; 1 kW; EAST MOLINE, IL; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Bishop Hill:

  • WJRE (102.5 FM; GALVA, IL; Owner: VIRDEN BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WHTS (98.9 FM; ROCK ISLAND, IL; Owner: MERCURY BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WYEC (93.9 FM; KEWANEE, IL; Owner: VIRDEN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WKAY (105.3 FM; KNOXVILLE, IL; Owner: GALESBURG BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WLLR-FM (103.7 FM; DAVENPORT, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WXLP (96.9 FM; MOLINE, IL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WVIK (90.3 FM; ROCK ISLAND, IL; Owner: AUGUSTANA COLLEGE)
  • KUUL (101.3 FM; EAST MOLINE, IL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KCQQ (106.5 FM; DAVENPORT, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KMXG (96.1 FM; CLINTON, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WAAG (94.9 FM; GALESBURG, IL; Owner: GALESBURG BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WLSR (92.7 FM; GALESBURG, IL; Owner: GALESBURG BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WAXR (88.1 FM; GENESEO, IL; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WDLM-FM (89.3 FM; EAST MOLINE, IL; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)

TV broadcast stations around Bishop Hill:

  • KWQC-TV (Channel 6; DAVENPORT, IA; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF DAVENPORT, INC.)
  • WQAD-TV (Channel 8; MOLINE, IL; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • KLJB-TV (Channel 18; DAVENPORT, IA; Owner: QUAD CITIES TELEVISION ACQUISITION CORP.)
  • WQPT-TV (Channel 24; MOLINE, IL; Owner: BLACK HAWK COLLEGE)
  • WBQD-LP (Channel 26; DAVENPORT, IA; Owner: FOUR SEASONS PEORIA, LLC)
  • WHBF-TV (Channel 4; ROCK ISLAND, IL; Owner: CORONET COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY)
  • K61HD (Channel 61; DAVENPORT, IA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W50BY (Channel 50; GALESBURG, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • Various Locations (Lat: 41.230583 Lon: -90.114556), Overall height: 6.1 m, Call Sign: WNTW407, Licensee ID: L00838286
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.306 MHzGrant Date: 09/10/2009, Expiration Date: 10/18/2019, Certifier: Gerald BednarRegistrant: Ameren Services Company

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

BISHOP HILL (Population served: 137, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2011 and SEP-2011, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-19-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-19-2011), St Compliance achieved (NOV-02-2011), St Public Notif received (JUN-11-2012)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2006 and SEP-2006, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-13-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-13-2006), St Compliance achieved (SEP-26-2006), St Public Notif received (AUG-29-2007)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (91%)
  • Electricity (8%)

Bishop Hill 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.
  • Median age significantly above 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 above state average.
  • House age above state average.
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