For population 25 years and over in Buncombe:
For population 15 years and over in Buncombe village:
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $650 (1.2%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Evansville, IN (85.4 miles , pop. 121,582).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Louis, MO (105.7 miles , pop. 348,189).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (310.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).
Nearest cities: Goreville, IL (2.4 miles ), Vienna, IL (2.4 miles ), Cypress, IL (2.8 miles ), Belknap, IL (3.2 miles) , Simpson, IL (3.5 miles) , Karnak, IL (3.5 miles ), Creal Springs, IL (3.6 miles ), Dongola, IL (3.6 miles ).
Latitude: 37.47 N, Longitude: 88.97 W
Area code commonly used in this area: 618
Unemployment in July 2013:
Population change in the 1990s: -25 (-11.8%).
Average climate in Buncombe, Illinois
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Buncombe-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Illinois state average. It is 160% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 5/6/2003, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 14.2 miles away from the Buncombe village center killed 2 people and injured 33 people and caused $16 million in damages.
On 5/29/1982, a category F4 tornado 19.0 miles away from the village center killed 10 people and injured 181 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Buncombe-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Illinois state average. It is 19% 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 90.2 miles away from the city 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 37.3 miles away from Buncombe 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 74.5 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 78.3 miles away from the city center
On 9/29/1987 at 00:04:56, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 41.8 miles away from Buncombe 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 92.8 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 Johnson County (5) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 2
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 2, Storms: 2, Tornado: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Hospitals/medical centers near Buncombe:
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Buncombe:
See full list of schools located in Buncombe, School District: BUNCOMBE CONSOLIDATED SCHOOL DISTRICT 43
Public elementary/middle schools in Buncombe:
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 16.4. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 21.7 miles away from the city center.
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 12.2%
(12.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
Average household size:
Percentage of family households:
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
No gay or lesbian households reported
Buncombe compared to Illinois state average:
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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Religion statistics for Buncombe village (based on Johnson County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 33.57%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 2
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
Number of full-service restaurants: 7
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Buncombe government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):
Buncombe government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):
Buncombe government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):
7.52% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($37,513 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:
6.68% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($27,687 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:
Strongest AM radio stations in Buncombe:
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TV broadcast stations around Buncombe:
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Buncombe)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:1
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:1
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:4
FAA Registered Aircraft:1
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents: