Buncombe, Illinois

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Population in 2013: 205 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +10.2%
 
Males: 99  (48.4%)
Females: 106  (51.6%)
Median resident age:  33.1 years
Illinois median age:  37.2 years

Zip code: 62912

Estimated median household income in 2013: $32,164 (it was $31,500 in 2000)
Buncombe:

$32,164
IL:

$56,210

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $16,089 (it was $14,975 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $50,052 (it was $33,800 in 2000)
Buncombe:

$50,052
IL:

$169,600

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $65,928; Detached houses: $70,853; Mobile homes: $22,404

Median gross rent in 2013: $559.

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    • 19495.6%White alone
    • 83.9%Hispanic
    • 10.5%Two or more races
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Buncombe: 85.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (28.4%), German (9.3%), United States (8.0%), Dutch (6.2%), English (6.2%), Polish (4.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 07/28/1916

Elevation: 510 feet

Land area: 1.21 square miles.

Population density: 170 people per square mile   (very low).

Buncombe, Illinois map

For population 25 years and over in Buncombe:

  • High school or higher: 77.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.4%
  • Unemployed: 8.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Buncombe village:

  • Never married: 22.6%
  • Now married: 58.2%
  • Separated: 1.9%
  • Widowed: 7.4%
  • Divorced: 10.0%

1 residents are foreign born

This village:

0.4%
Illinois:

14.0%



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Buncombe, Illinois as of August 30, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Buncombe to the number of sex offenders is 52 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $759 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $853 (1.7%)

Buncombe satellite photo by USGS

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

Buncombe household income distribution Buncombe home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

8.7%
Illinois:

7.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -25 (-11.8%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (15%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Utilities (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (35%)
  • Finance and insurance (29%)
  • Educational services (24%)
  • Health care and social assistance (12%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (15%)
  • Sales and related occupations (15%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (13%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (11%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (9%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (35%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (29%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (18%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (12%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)

Average climate in Buncombe, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Buncombe-area historical tornado activity is near Illinois state average. It is 75% 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 slightly above Illinois state average. It is 73% 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 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 110.6 miles away from Buncombe 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 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, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Buncombe topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Buncombe:

  • HILLVIEW HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; VIENNA, IL)
  • ANNA REHAB AND NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; ANNA, IL)
  • NEW WAY (Hospital, about 15 miles away; ANNA, IL)
  • CHOATE MENTAL HEALTH CENTER (Hospital, about 15 miles away; ANNA, IL)
  • UNION COUNTY HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 15 miles away; ANNA, IL)
  • HOLLY HILL (Hospital, about 15 miles away; ANNA, IL)
  • COBDEN REHAB AND NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; COBDEN, IL)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Buncombe:

  • John A Logan College (about 21 miles; Carterville, IL; Full-time enrollment: 3,995)
  • Southern Illinois University-Carbondale (about 22 miles; Carbondale, IL; FT enrollment: 14,539)
  • Southeast Missouri State University (about 33 miles; Cape Girardeau, MO; FT enrollment: 9,678)
  • West Kentucky Community and Technical College (about 34 miles; Paducah, KY; FT enrollment: 4,107)
  • Rend Lake College (about 46 miles; Ina, IL; FT enrollment: 2,778)
  • Murray State University (about 70 miles; Murray, KY; FT enrollment: 8,930)
  • Kaskaskia College (about 77 miles; Centralia, IL; FT enrollment: 3,867)

Public elementary/middle schools in Buncombe:

See full list of schools located in Buncombe, School District: BUNCOMBE CONSOLIDATED SCHOOL DISTRICT 43

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Notable location: Buncombe Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Hotel: Curve Inn (2145 State Route 37 North).

Johnson 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 2010 was 26.7. This is significantly better than average.

City:

26.7
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2010 was 24.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 21.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

24.2
U.S.:

20.2
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 10.3%
(10.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This village:  2.6 people
Illinois:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  71.4%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  6.5%
Whole state:  6.3%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Buncombe compared to Illinois state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage 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.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.8
Illinois average:

12.4

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (61%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (38%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Buncombe village (based on Johnson County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant3,64326
Mainline Protestant7359
Catholic1621
Other831
None7,959-
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
Johnson County:

1.46 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
Johnson County:

5.83 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 7
Here:

5.10 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.5%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Johnson County:

27.1%
Illinois:

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

10.8%
State:

14.5%
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
Other Government Administration 0$0 13$1,913
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 1$797
Totals for Government 0$0 14$2,710

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

  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $21,000 ($102.44)
    Regular Highways: $12,000 ($58.54)
    Fire Protection: $11,000 ($53.66)
    Sewerage: $4,000 ($19.51)
    Parks & Recreation: $3,000 ($14.63)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $0 ($0.00)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Fire Protection: $11,000 ($53.66)
    Sewerage: $4,000 ($19.51)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $5,000 ($24.39)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $18,000 ($87.80)
    All Other: $1,000 ($4.88)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $2,000 ($9.76)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($4.88)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $40,000 ($195.12)
    Highways: $5,000 ($24.39)
  • Tax - NEC: $2,000 ($9.76)
    Property: $2,000 ($9.76)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $80,000 ($390.24)

6.38% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,444 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.38%
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 Williamson County, IL  1.22% ($23,529 average AGI)
from Union County, IL  0.46% ($35,368)
from Massac County, IL  0.36% ($24,933)


6.00% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,004 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.00%
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 Williamson County, IL  1.83% ($34,026 average AGI)
to Jackson County, IL  0.43% ($20,389)
to Union County, IL  0.39% ($46,938)

Strongest AM radio stations in Buncombe:

  • WDDD (810 AM; 10 kW; JOHNSTON CITY, IL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGGH (1150 AM; 5 kW; MARION, IL)
  • KZIM (960 AM; 5 kW; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: ZIMMER RADIO OF MID-MISSOURI, INC)
  • WPAD (1560 AM; 10 kW; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, 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.)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • KAPE (1550 AM; 5 kW; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • WSDZ (1260 AM; 20 kW; BELLEVILLE, IL)
  • WKDA (1200 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: RADIO NASHVILLE, INC.)
  • WNQM (1300 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: WNQM. INC.)
  • WAMB (1160 AM; 50 kW; DONELSON, TN; Owner: GREAT SOUTHERN BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Buncombe:

  • WOOZ-FM (99.9 FM; HARRISBURG, IL; Owner: ZIMMER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCIL-FM (101.5 FM; CARBONDALE, IL; Owner: LYLE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KGMO (100.7 FM; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • WGCF (89.3 FM; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: CHRISTIAN BUSINESSMEN'S ASSOC, INC.)
  • KEZS-FM (102.9 FM; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: ZIMMER BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WDDD-FM (107.3 FM; MARION, IL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKIB (96.5 FM; ANNA, IL; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS)
  • WVZA (92.7 FM; HERRIN, IL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WQUL (97.7 FM; WEST FRANKFORT, IL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKYQ (93.3 FM; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WRIK-FM (98.3 FM; METROPOLIS, IL; Owner: SUN MEDIA, INC.)
  • WDDJ (96.9 FM; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KRCU (90.9 FM; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: BOARD OF REGENTS, SOUTHEAST MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WBEL (88.5 FM; CAIRO, IL; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WUEZ (95.1 FM; CARTERVILLE, IL; Owner: ZRG OF ILLINOIS, INC.)
  • WSIU (91.9 FM; CARBONDALE, IL; Owner: SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)
  • WBVN (104.5 FM; CARRIER MILLS, IL; Owner: KENNETH W. AND JANE A. ANDERSON)
  • WREZ (105.5 FM; METROPOLIS, IL; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)

TV broadcast stations around Buncombe:

  • WSIL-TV (Channel 3; HARRISBURG, IL; Owner: WSIL-TV, INC.)
  • WDKA (Channel 49; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: WDKA ACQUISITION CORPORATION)
  • WTCT (Channel 27; MARION, IL; Owner: TRI-STATE CHRISTIAN TV, INC.)
  • WPSD-TV (Channel 6; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: WPSD-TV, LLC)
  • KFVS-TV (Channel 12; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • KBSI (Channel 23; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: KBSI LICENSEE L.P.)
  • KCGI-CA (Channel 45; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: TRI-STATE CHRISTIAN TV, INC.)
  • W15BU (Channel 17; JOHNSTON CITY, IL; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WKPD (Channel 29; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Buncombe)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 4 1/2 Mi S Of Goreville On Rt 37 (Lat: 37.478667 Lon: -88.971750), Call Sign: WRB337
    Assigned Frequencies: 43.0200 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/15/2004, Expiration Date: 06/19/2014
    Registrant: Southern Illinois Materials Co., Marion, IL 62959, Phone: (618) 998-1615, Fax: (618) 998-1744, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • LICK CREEK, 205 East Schlenker Lane (Lat: 37.504417 Lon: -89.097889), Type: Tower, Structure height: 59.4 m, Overall height: 60.5 m, Call Sign: WQJH367
    Assigned Frequencies: 6585.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/09/2008, Expiration Date: 09/09/2018, Certifier: Pamelia Y Hoof
    Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy, #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

4
  • Call Sign: KB9BAD, Licensee ID: L00238854
    Grant Date: 07/08/2010, Expiration Date: 09/04/2020
    Registrant: John R Henard, 9060 Lick Creek Road, Buncombe, IL 62912
  • Call Sign: N9QPB, Licensee ID: L00517295
    Grant Date: 06/11/2012, Expiration Date: 08/11/2022, Certifier: Audrey L Henard
    Registrant: Audrey L Henard, 9060 Lick Creek Road, Buncombe, IL 62912
  • Call Sign: KC9BRG, Licensee ID: L00508809
    Grant Date: 02/01/2012, Expiration Date: 04/29/2022, Certifier: Norman D Hinkle
    Registrant: Norman D Hinkle, 890 Mt Pisgah, Buncombe, IL 62912
  • Call Sign: KC9HXD, Licensee ID: L01040227
    Grant Date: 07/13/2005, Expiration Date: 07/13/2015, Certifier: Dennis W Newman
    Registrant: Dennis W Newman, 1925 Schlenker Rd, Buncombe, IL 62912

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-23-150 (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 5, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 150 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 1296P , Serial Number: 23-335, Year manufactured: 1955, Airworthiness Date: 04/04/1956
    Registrant (Individual): Wayman E Cavaness, 480 Old Mount Pleasant Rd, Buncombe, IL 62912

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 3
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