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Population in 2012: 207 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +11.3%
 

Males: 104  (50.7%)
Females: 103  (49.3%)

Median resident age:  37.9 years
Illinois median age:  39.6 years

Zip code: 62912

Estimated median household income in 2012: $28,367 (it was $31,500 in 2000)
Buncombe:

$28,367
IL:

$55,137
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $14,365

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $45,690 (it was $33,800 in 2000)
Buncombe:

$45,690
IL:

$170,600
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $69,510; Detached houses: $73,860; Mobile homes: $36,571

Median gross rent in 2012: $581.

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  • White alone - 194 (95.6%)
  • Hispanic - 8 (3.9%)
  • Two or more races - 1 (0.5%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Buncombe: 83.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Irish (18.2%), United States (12.4%), English (10.7%), German (9.9%), Polish (8.3%), Dutch (7.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 07/28/1916

Elevation: 510 feet

Land area: 1.21 square miles.

Population density: 171 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).




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For population 25 years and over in Buncombe:

  • High school or higher: 66.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.1%
  • Unemployed: 25.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Buncombe village:

  • Never married: 20.0%
  • Now married: 58.7%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 10.7%
  • Divorced: 9.3%



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Buncombe, Illinois as of December 20, 2014.
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 2012: $650 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $743 (1.6%)

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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 July 2013:
Here:

11.6%
Illinois:

9.5%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -25 (-11.8%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Accommodation and food services (16%)
  • Public administration (16%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Utilities (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (46%)
  • Educational services (31%)
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (10%)
  • Construction laborers (10%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (10%)
  • Business operations specialists (8%)
  • Rail and water transportation workers (8%)
  • Other protective service workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (11%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (11%)
  • Accountants and auditors (8%)
  • Financial managers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Secondary school teachers (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)


Average climate in Buncombe, Illinois

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Tornado activity:

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).
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Hospitals/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)

Political contributions by individuals in Buncombe, IL

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Buncombe:

  • John A Logan College (about 21 miles; Carterville, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,443)
  • Southern Illinois University Carbondale (about 22 miles; Carbondale, IL; FT enrollment: 16,261)
  • Southeast Missouri State University (about 33 miles; Cape Girardeau, MO; FT enrollment: 7,475)
  • West Kentucky Community and Technical College (about 34 miles; Paducah, KY; FT enrollment: 2,353)
  • Murray State University (about 67 miles; Murray, KY; FT enrollment: 7,472)
  • Kaskaskia College (about 77 miles; Centralia, IL; FT enrollment: 2,425)
  • The University of Tennessee-Martin (about 79 miles; Martin, TN; FT enrollment: 5,997)

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
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 15.2. This is significantly better than average.
City:

15.2
U.S.:

32.0
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.
City:

16.4
U.S.:

22.1


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:
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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Buncombe, IL

Buncombe compared to Illinois state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above 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.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Buncombe travel time to work - commute


Buncombe mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (53%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (42%)
  • Wood (4%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 33.57%
Here33.6%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchCumberland Presbyterian ChurchChurches of Christ
Adherents64.0%15.5%4.4%3.4%3.0%
Congregations42.4%24.2%3.0%3.0%9.1%
NameChristian Churches and Churches of ChristAmerican Baptist Churches in the USACommunity Church of ChristAssemblies of GodOther
Adherents2.2%2.1%2.0%1.9%1.5%
Congregations3.0%3.0%3.0%6.1%3.0%
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: 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 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 9$974
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 1$406
Totals for Government 0$0 10$1,380

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

  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $21,000 ($101.45)
    Regular Highways: $12,000 ($57.97)
    Fire Protection: $11,000 ($53.14)
    Sewerage: $4,000 ($19.32)
    Parks & Recreation: $3,000 ($14.49)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $0 ($0.00)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Fire Protection: $11,000 ($53.14)
    Sewerage: $4,000 ($19.32)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $5,000 ($24.15)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $18,000 ($86.96)
    All Other: $1,000 ($4.83)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $2,000 ($9.66)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($4.83)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $40,000 ($193.24)
    Highways: $5,000 ($24.15)
  • Tax - NEC: $2,000 ($9.66)
    Property: $2,000 ($9.66)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $80,000 ($386.47)

7.52% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($37,513 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.52%
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 Williamson County, IL  1.26% ($30,529 average AGI)
from Massac County, IL  0.64% ($30,423)
from Union County, IL  0.54% ($18,091)


6.68% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($27,687 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.68%
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 Williamson County, IL  2.10% ($30,643 average AGI)
to Massac County, IL  0.50% ($29,100)
to Union County, IL  0.42% ($34,471)

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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