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Population in 2012: 246 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -9.6%
 

Males: 117  (47.6%)
Females: 129  (52.4%)

Median resident age:  38.6 years
Illinois median age:  39.6 years

Zip codes: 62815.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $31,216 (it was $27,813 in 2000)
Bone Gap:

$31,216
IL:

$55,137
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $14,483

Bone Gap village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $43,455 (it was $30,500 in 2000)
Bone Gap:

$43,455
IL:

$170,600
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $68,884; Detached houses: $84,627; Mobile homes: $24,278

Median gross rent in 2012: $463.

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  • White alone - 239 (97.2%)
  • Hispanic - 6 (2.4%)
  • Black alone - 1 (0.4%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Bone Gap: 84.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (25.7%), English (14.3%), United States (5.7%), Dutch (4.8%), Scottish (1.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 06/14/1892

Elevation: 462 feet

Land area: 0.60 square miles.

Population density: 407 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Bone Gap:

  • High school or higher: 71.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 3.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 10.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Bone Gap village:

  • Never married: 17.4%
  • Now married: 63.4%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 7.5%
  • Divorced: 10.6%

12 residents are foreign born

This village:  4.3%
Illinois:  13.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $567 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $513 (1.5%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Evansville, IN (40.5 miles , pop. 121,582).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Louis, MO (122.2 miles , pop. 348,189).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (235.3 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Browns, IL (2.2 miles) , West Salem, IL (2.3 miles ), Albion, IL (2.4 miles ), Bellmont, IL (2.5 miles ), Keensburg, IL (3.1 miles ), Parkersburg, IL (3.2 miles ), Mount Carmel, IL (3.5 miles ), Golden Gate, IL (3.6 miles) .

Latitude: 38.45 N, Longitude: 88.00 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 618

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

9.0%
Illinois:

9.5%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +2 (+0.7%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (29%)
  • Wholesale trade (15%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (12%)
  • Health care and social assistance (12%)
  • Utilities (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (9%)
  • Retail trade (30%)
  • Manufacturing (25%)
  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (18%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (12%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (8%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (12%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (11%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5%)

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Tornado activity:

Bone Gap-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Illinois state average. It is 128% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/7/1989, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 11.9 miles away from the Bone Gap 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 19.4 miles away from the village center injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Bone Gap-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Illinois state average. It is 17% 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 6.0 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 26.6 miles away from Bone Gap 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 33.9 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 8.3 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 11.3 miles away from Bone Gap 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 8.9 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 Edwards County (5) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Tornadoes: 3, Storms: 3, Floods: 2, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Bone Gap topographic map

Birthplace of: Cy Warmoth - Baseball player.


Hospitals/medical centers near Bone Gap:

  • REST HAVEN MANOR (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; ALBION, IL)
  • SHURTLEFF MANOR RESIDENTIAL (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; MOUNT CARMEL, IL)
  • WABASH GENERAL HOSPITAL (Hospital, Critical Access Hospitals, Government - Hospital District or Authority, about 13 miles away; MOUNT CARMEL, IL)

Political contributions by individuals in Bone Gap, IL

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bone Gap:

  • Vincennes University (about 31 miles; Vincennes, IN; Full-time enrollment: 6,470)
  • University of Southern Indiana (about 38 miles; Evansville, IN; FT enrollment: 8,149)
  • Ivy Tech Community College-Southwest (about 38 miles; Evansville, IN; FT enrollment: 2,423)
  • University of Evansville (about 42 miles; Evansville, IN; FT enrollment: 2,636)
  • Kaskaskia College (about 66 miles; Centralia, IL; FT enrollment: 2,425)
  • Owensboro Community and Technical College (about 71 miles; Owensboro, KY; FT enrollment: 2,136)
  • Ivy Tech Community College-Wabash Valley (about 72 miles; Terre Haute, IN; FT enrollment: 2,860)

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Notable location: Bone Gap Rural Fire Protection District (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Bone Gap include: Bone Gap Christian Church (A), Bone Gap United Methodist Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

 
Edwards County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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

BONE GAP (Population served: 287, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2002, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-19-2002), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-19-2002)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2001, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-15-2002), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-15-2002)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2001, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-15-2001), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-15-2001)
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2001 and SEP-12-2001, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-30-2001), St Compliance achieved (SEP-12-2001)
  • One minor monitoring violation

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 12.4%

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

Percentage of family households:
This village:  75.3%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  5.4%
Whole state:  6.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 1.1% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Bone Gap, IL

Bone Gap compared to Illinois state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • 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 significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Bone Gap travel time to work - commute


Bone Gap mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (75%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (10%)
  • Electricity (8%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (4%)
  • Wood (4%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Bone Gap village (based on Edwards County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 73.99%
Here74.0%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameChristian Churches and Churches of ChristSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist Church Non-Charismatic Churches IndependentChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Adherents31.5%19.5%19.2%13.1%6.0%
Congregations22.6%9.7%32.3%6.5%3.2%
NameMoravian Church in AmericaFree Methodist Church of North AmericaNational Association of Congregational Christian ChurchesPresbyterian Church (USA)Other
Adherents5.8%2.0%1.4%0.8%0.8%
Congregations3.2%6.5%3.2%3.2%9.7%
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: 3
Edwards County:

4.58 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
Edwards County:

6.11 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 2
Here:

3.05 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.2%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Edwards County:

26.8%
Illinois:

25.2%

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 0$0 1$450
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$56
Water Supply 0$0 1$375
Totals for Government 0$0 3$881

Bone Gap government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $60,000 ($243.90)
    Water Utilities: $24,000 ($97.56)
    Financial Administration: $19,000 ($77.24)
    Regular Highways: $18,000 ($73.17)
    Solid Waste Management: $11,000 ($44.72)
    General Public Buildings: $8,000 ($32.52)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,000 ($4.07)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $5,000 ($20.33)
    Central Staff: $1,000 ($4.07)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $22,000 ($89.43)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $2,000 ($8.13)

Bone Gap government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $10,000 ($40.65)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $6,000 ($24.39)
    Interest Earnings: $4,000 ($16.26)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $32,000 ($130.08)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $48,000 ($195.12)
    General Support: $26,000 ($105.69)
    Highways: $8,000 ($32.52)
  • Tax - Property: $14,000 ($56.91)

Bone Gap government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $34,000 ($138.21)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $28,000 ($113.82)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $6,000 ($24.39)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $149,000 ($605.69)

4.84% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($31,346 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.84%
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 Wabash County, IL  0.69% ($33,222 average AGI)
from White County, IL  0.69% ($19,500)
from Richland County, IL  0.61% ($16,375)


5.73% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($25,197 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.73%
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 Wabash County, IL  1.02% ($22,667 average AGI)
to Richland County, IL  0.91% ($25,625)
to Wayne County, IL  0.53% ($29,786)

Strongest AM radio stations in Bone Gap:

  • 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.)
  • WVHI (1330 AM; 5 kW; EVANSVILLE, IN)
  • WHAS (840 AM; 50 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WIBC (1070 AM; 50 kW; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WVMC (1360 AM; 1 kW; MOUNT CARMEL, IL; Owner: WABASH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WDDD (810 AM; 10 kW; JOHNSTON CITY, IL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGBF (1280 AM; 5 kW; EVANSVILLE, IN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • WILY (1210 AM; daytime; 10 kW; CENTRALIA, IL; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • WMIX (940 AM; 5 kW; MOUNT VERNON, IL; Owner: WITHERS BROADCASTING CO OF ILLINOIS)
  • WLW (700 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WMCL (1060 AM; 3 kW; MCLEANSBORO, IL; Owner: DANA COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Bone Gap:

  • WBJW (91.7 FM; ALBION, IL; Owner: MUSIC MINISTRIES INC)
  • WYNG (94.9 FM; MOUNT CARMEL, IL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WVJC (89.1 FM; MOUNT CARMEL, IL; Owner: ILLINOIS EASTERN COMMUNITY COLLEGES)
  • WFIW-FM (104.9 FM; FAIRFIELD, IL; Owner: WAYNE COUNTY BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WOKZ (105.9 FM; FAIRFIELD, IL; Owner: WAYNE COUNTY BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WRAY-FM (98.1 FM; PRINCETON, IN; Owner: PRINCETON BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WSEI (92.9 FM; OLNEY, IL; Owner: V.L.N. BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WRUL (97.3 FM; CARMI, IL; Owner: CARMI BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WUSI (90.3 FM; OLNEY, IL; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF S. ILL. UNIVER.)
  • WBGW (101.5 FM; FORT BRANCH, IN; Owner: MUSIC MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WVUB (91.1 FM; VINCENNES, IN; Owner: VINCENNES UNIVERSITY)
  • WSJD (100.5 FM; PRINCETON, IN; Owner: WSJD, INC.)
  • WPTH (88.1 FM; OLNEY, IL; Owner: OLNEY VOICE OF CHRISTIAN FAITH, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Bone Gap:

  • 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.)
  • W23BV (Channel 23; EVANSVILLE, IN; Owner: BETHEL SANITARIUM)
  • WNOI-LP (Channel 24; FLORA, IL; Owner: H & R COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCJT-LP (Channel 12; MOUNT CARMEL, IL; Owner: WABASH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)


FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 1.4 Mi E (Lat: 38.449778 Lon: -87.965861), Structure height: 12 m, Call Sign: WPCQ648, Licensee ID: L00687416
    Assigned Frequencies: 173.210 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/22/2003, Expiration Date: 07/06/2013
    Registrant: Bone Gap, Village Of, Box 87, Bone Gap, IL 62815, Phone: (618) 446-5320


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1


Most common first names in Bone Gap, IL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James568.6 years
George477.3 years
Dorothy376.7 years
Leo377.6 years
Earl382.6 years
Robert371.0 years
Edward356.6 years
Raymond381.0 years
Mary386.6 years
Addis266.0 years
Most common last names in Bone Gap, IL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Bunting575.8 years
Reid578.2 years
Harms478.0 years
Fawkes482.2 years
Byford378.7 years
Rude378.9 years
Root375.7 years
Reisinger386.7 years
Smith374.4 years
Coale274.0 years

Bone Gap on our top lists:

  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Machinery"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Other healthcare support occupations"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Clothing and clothing accessories, including shoe, stores"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Transportation equipment"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Warehousing and storage"
  • #46 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Computer specialists"
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