Cairo, Illinois

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Population in 2013: 2,626 (99% urban, 1% rural). Population change since 2000: -27.7%
Males: 1,121  (42.7%)
Females: 1,505  (57.3%)
Median resident age:  36.9 years
Illinois median age:  39.6 years

Zip codes: 62914.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $16,465 (it was $21,607 in 2000)
Cairo:

$16,465
IL:

$55,137
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $10,703 (it was $16,220 in 2000)

Cairo city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $30,311 (it was $25,900 in 2000)
Cairo:

$30,311
IL:

$170,600
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $57,086; Detached houses: $40,620; Townhouses or other attached units: $51,023; In 2-unit structures: $266,164; In 5-or-more-unit structures: over $1,000,000; Mobile homes: $39,358

Median gross rent in 2012: $326.

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  • Black alone - 1,945 (68.9%)
  • White alone - 751 (26.6%)
  • Two or more races - 80 (2.8%)
  • Asian alone - 15 (0.5%)
  • Hispanic - 8 (0.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 5 (0.2%)

Races in Cairo detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Cairo: 73.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (7.8%), German (5.1%), English (3.7%), Irish (3.5%), Subsaharan African (2.1%), Arab (1.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 03/18/1873

Elevation: 311 feet

Land area: 7.05 square miles.

Population density: 372 people per square mile   (very low).

Cairo, Illinois map

For population 25 years and over in Cairo:

  • High school or higher: 76.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.3%
  • Unemployed: 14.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Cairo city:

  • Never married: 45.5%
  • Now married: 26.4%
  • Separated: 7.5%
  • Widowed: 12.9%
  • Divorced: 7.7%

57 residents are foreign born (0.7% Asia, 0.4% Latin America, 0.3% North America).

This city:  2.0%
Illinois:  13.9%



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists there were 9 registered sex offenders living in Cairo, Illinois as of April 26, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Cairo to the number of sex offenders is 296 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $884 (1.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $692 (2.6%)

Cairo satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Jackson, TN (97.5 miles , pop. 59,643).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Louis, MO (125.9 miles , pop. 348,189).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (343.4 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Mound City, IL (2.3 miles ), Wickliffe, KY (2.5 miles ), Wilson City, MO (2.6 miles) , Wyatt, MO (2.6 miles ), Mounds, IL (2.7 miles ), Barlow, KY (2.8 miles ), Charleston, MO (3.3 miles ), La Center, KY (3.5 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 2 buildings, average cost: $30,000
  • 1998: 2 buildings, average cost: $30,000
  • 1999: 2 buildings, average cost: $30,000
  • 2000: 2 buildings, average cost: $30,000
  • 2001: 2 buildings, average cost: $30,000
  • 2002: 2 buildings, average cost: $30,000
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $135,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 37.01 N, Longitude: 89.18 W

Area code: 618

Cairo household income distribution Cairo home values distribution

Crime rates in Cairo by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 0000100002001
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.028.90.00.00.00.064.40.00.036.2
Rapes 47772466448111
per 100,000 110.1192.7192.7198.757.8116.5179.5186.3126.9128.8275.0387.336.2
Robberies 881111371666580964
per 100,000 220.3220.3302.9312.286.7203.8478.8186.3190.4161.02750.13380.3144.9
Assaults 6910011611685527673649654102
per 100,000 1899.82753.33193.83292.62455.21514.32274.12267.12031.13091.8171.9140.83695.7
Burglaries 5511489899911267586675846967
per 100,000 1514.33138.82450.42526.32859.63261.52004.81801.22094.62415.52887.62429.62427.5
Thefts 177187221221146147105123112109118131138
per 100,000 4873.35148.76084.86273.14217.24280.73141.83819.93554.43510.54056.44612.75000.0
Auto thefts 15877111993842106
per 100,000 413.0220.3192.7198.7317.7553.3269.393.2253.9128.868.8352.1217.4
Arson 1299221134231
per 100,000 27.555.1247.8255.557.858.229.931.195.2128.868.8105.636.2
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 887.41241.21343.41384.91037.9921.01052.5965.7893.41245.41481.51773.41299.6

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Cairo detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 10 (5 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.81
Illinois average:

2.76
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

10.5%
Illinois:

7.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -1,263 (-25.8%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (25%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (19%)
  • Health care and social assistance (11%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (34%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (12%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (11%)
  • Rail and water transportation workers (8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (11%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Child care workers (7%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)

Work and jobs in Cairo: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Cairo, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Cairo-area historical tornado activity is near Illinois state average. It is 82% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/22/1981, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 11.4 miles away from the Cairo city center killed one person and injured 32 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/6/2003, a category F4 tornado 19.6 miles away from the city center killed 2 people and injured 33 people and caused $16 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Cairo-area historical earthquake activity is above Illinois state average. It is 73% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 22.3 miles away from the city center
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) earthquake occurred 122.1 miles away from Cairo 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 47.2 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 9.1 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 102.2 miles away from Cairo center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 114.6 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 Alexander County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Storms: 10, Tornadoes: 3, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Cairo topographic map

Birthplace of: Rex Ingram (actor) - Actor, Donne Trotter - Politician, Charles Hayes (politician) - Politician, Chet Covington - Baseball player, Ed Morgan - Baseball player, Estelle Yancey - Blues singer, Kenny Simelton - College basketball player (New Orleans Privateers), Tyrone Nesby - Basketball player, Vern Curtis - Baseball player.

Hospitals and medical centers in Cairo:

  • PILOT HOUSE (1111 WASHINGTON AVENUE)
  • SOUTHERN MEDICAL CENTER (2020 CEDAR STREET)
  • DAYSTAR CARE CENTER (2001 CEDAR)
  • GREENBRIAR MANOR (1100 CEDAR ST)

Airports located in Cairo:

See details about airports located in Cairo, IL

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Cairo:

  • Southeast Missouri State University (about 29 miles; Cape Girardeau, MO; Full-time enrollment: 9,678)
  • West Kentucky Community and Technical College (about 29 miles; Paducah, KY; FT enrollment: 4,107)
  • Southern Illinois University-Carbondale (about 49 miles; Carbondale, IL; FT enrollment: 14,539)
  • The University of Tennessee-Martin (about 50 miles; Martin, TN; FT enrollment: 7,013)
  • John A Logan College (about 52 miles; Carterville, IL; FT enrollment: 3,995)
  • Murray State University (about 55 miles; Murray, KY; FT enrollment: 8,930)
  • Dyersburg State Community College (about 68 miles; Dyersburg, TN; FT enrollment: 2,211)

Public high schools in Cairo:

Public elementary/middle schools in Cairo:

See full list of schools located in Cairo, School District: CAIRO COMMUNITY UNIT SCHOOL DISTRICT 1

Library in Cairo:

  • CAIRO PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $99,232; Location: 1609 WASHINGTON AVENUE; 50,803 books; 1,232 audio materials; 170 video materials; 14 local licensed databases; 14 state licensed databases; 20 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Cairo: Cairo Public Library (A), Alexander County Emergency Medical Services (B), Cairo Fire Department (C), Cairo Auxiliary Fire Department (D), Alexander County Courthouse (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Cairo include: Adventist Chapel (A), Cairo Baptist Church (B), Cairo Congregation of Jehovahs Witnesses (C), Christ Temple Church of God in Christ (D), Church of Christ (E), Church of the Redeemer (F), Everdale Missionary Baptist Church (G), First Baptist Church (H), First Central Missionary Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Green Lawn Memorial Gardens (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Cairo include: Cairo Historic District (1), Halliday Park (2), Saint Marys Park (3), Fort Defiance State Park (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Cairo Custom House Museum (1400 Washington Avenue) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Alexander County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 50.6%
(27.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 59.8% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 61.1% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.1 people
Illinois:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  53.4%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  4.3%
Whole state:  6.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.6% of all households

People in group quarters in Cairo in 2010:

  • 67 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 22 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 16 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 2 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
81 people in nursing homes in 2000
16 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000

Cairo, Illinois environmental map by EPA

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Cairo compared to Illinois state average:

  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Banks with branches in Cairo (2011 data):

  • First National Bank: Cairo Branch at 800 Washington Avenue, branch established on 1859/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $67.4 mil, Deposits: $58.4 mil, headquarters in Davenport, IA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Uptown Bancorporation, Inc.
  • Capaha Bank, SB: Cairo Facility at 2800 Sycamore Street, branch established on 1983/08/15. Info updated 2010/08/02: Bank assets: $177.8 mil, Deposits: $160.5 mil, headquarters in Tamms, IL, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 6 total offices, Holding Company: Tammcorp, Inc.

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Cairo, Illinois:

  • Garden Inn Motel, RR 1, Cairo, IL 62914 , Phone: (618) 734-2711
  • Days Inn Cairo, Rt 1, Cairo, IL 62914 , Phone: (618) 734-0215
  • Belvedere Motel, 3901 Sycamore St, Cairo, IL 62914 , Phone: (618) 734-4020
All 3 fire-safe hotels and motels in Cairo, Illinois

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (61%)
  • Electricity (30%)
  • No fuel used (5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0%)
  • Other fuel (0%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Cairo city (based on Alexander County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 37.13%
Here: 37.1%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionAmerican Baptist Churches in the USACatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchAssemblies of God
Adherents57.7%9.6%9.1%6.7%4.1%
Congregations36.0%4.0%4.0%16.0%8.0%
NameChristian Churches and Churches of ChristNational Association of Free Will BaptistsEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Other
Adherents3.0%3.0%1.4%1.3%4.0%
Congregations4.0%4.0%4.0%4.0%16.0%
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: 3
Alexander County:

3.64 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Alexander County:

1.21 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 2
Alexander County:

2.42 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.48 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.9%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Alexander County:

28.4%
Illinois:

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

10.9%
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
Financial Administration 1$3,553$42,6360$0
Other Government Administration 1$3,694$44,3280$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$3,260
Police Protection - Officers 8$23,599$35,3996$13,223
Streets and Highways 15$79,814$63,8510$0
Health 0$0 1$1,518
Local Libraries 1$2,106$25,2721$1,536
Other and Unallocable 5$14,117$33,8811$1,121
Totals for Government 31$126,883$49,11610$20,658

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

  • Construction - Housing & Community Development: $346,000 ($131.76)
  • Current Operations - Financial Administration: $855,000 ($325.59)
    Police Protection: $828,000 ($315.31)
    Regular Highways: $490,000 ($186.60)
    Housing & Community Development: $346,000 ($131.76)
    General - Other: $337,000 ($128.33)
    Solid Waste Management: $310,000 ($118.05)
    Fire Protection: $244,000 ($92.92)
    Libraries: $68,000 ($25.89)
    Parks & Recreation: $53,000 ($20.18)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Cash & Deposits: $1,682,000 ($640.52)
    Benefit Payments: $162,000 ($61.69)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $16,000 ($6.09)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,289,000 ($490.86)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $23,000 ($8.76)

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

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $304,000 ($115.77)
    Regular Highways: $39,000 ($14.85)
    All Other: $13,000 ($4.95)
    Parks & Recreation: $3,000 ($1.14)
  • Employee Retirement - Interest Revenue: $126,000 ($47.98)
    From Local Government: $84,000 ($31.99)
    Local Employee Contribution: $1,000 ($0.38)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing & Community Development: $346,000 ($131.76)
    General Support: $126,000 ($47.98)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $1,115,000 ($424.60)
    Interest Earnings: $64,000 ($24.37)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $784,000 ($298.55)
    Highways: $110,000 ($41.89)
    All Other: $18,000 ($6.85)
  • Tax - Public Utilities: $408,000 ($155.37)
    Property: $384,000 ($146.23)
    NEC: $67,000 ($25.51)

Cairo government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $285,000 ($108.53)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $270,000 ($102.82)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $15,000 ($5.71)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $2,526,000 ($961.92)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $24,000 ($9.14)

5.44% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($24,403 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.44%
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 Cape Girardeau County, MO  0.97% ($19,458 average AGI)
from Pulaski County, IL  0.93% ($28,130)
from Union County, IL  0.41% ($16,200)


8.06% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($25,348 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.06%
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 Cape Girardeau County, MO  2.09% ($24,038 average AGI)
to Jackson County, IL  0.59% ($25,400)
to Pulaski County, IL  0.51% ($22,615)

Strongest AM radio stations in Cairo:

  • WKRO (1490 AM; 1 kW; CAIRO, IL; Owner: BENJAMIN STRATEMEYER)
  • WBCE (1200 AM; daytime; 1 kW; WICKLIFFE, KY; Owner: WBCE, INC.)
  • KCHR (1350 AM; 1 kW; CHARLESTON, MO; Owner: SOUTH MISSOURI B/C COMPANY, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • KRHW (1520 AM; 5 kW; SIKESTON, MO)
  • KAPE (1550 AM; 5 kW; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • WDDD (810 AM; 10 kW; JOHNSTON CITY, IL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • KXEN (1010 AM; 50 kW; FESTUS-ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BDJ RADIO ENTERPRISES, LLC)
  • WDIA (1070 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KMOX (1120 AM; 50 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Cairo:

  • WBEL (88.5 FM; CAIRO, IL; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WGKY (95.9 FM; WICKLIFFE, KY; Owner: WICKLIFE RENTAL PROPERTIES, INC.)
  • WGCF (89.3 FM; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: CHRISTIAN BUSINESSMEN'S ASSOC, INC.)
  • KREZ (104.7 FM; CHAFFEE, MO; Owner: DANA R. WITHERS)
  • KGMO (100.7 FM; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • WKYQ (93.3 FM; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WKIB (96.5 FM; ANNA, IL; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS)
  • KEZS-FM (102.9 FM; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: ZIMMER BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KWKZ (106.1 FM; CHARLESTON, MO; Owner: ANDERSON BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WDDJ (96.9 FM; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WRIK-FM (98.3 FM; METROPOLIS, IL; Owner: SUN MEDIA, INC.)
  • KRCU (90.9 FM; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: BOARD OF REGENTS, SOUTHEAST MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KBXB (97.9 FM; SIKESTON, MO; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • WKBG (102.1 FM; CLINTON, KY; Owner: FOREVER COMMUNICATIONS INC)
  • WZZL (106.7 FM; REIDLAND, KY; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • KBHI (107.1 FM; MINER, MO; Owner: DANA R WITHERS)
  • KYMO-FM (105.3 FM; EAST PRAIRIE, MO; Owner: USHER BROADCASTING COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around Cairo:

  • WDKA (Channel 49; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: WDKA ACQUISITION CORPORATION)
  • 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.)
  • K47FB (Channel 47; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K69HT (Channel 69; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KCGI-CA (Channel 45; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: TRI-STATE CHRISTIAN TV, INC.)
  • WKPD (Channel 29; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • K65GP (Channel 65; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Cairo, Illinois:
  • Fatal accident count: 12
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 16
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 3
  • Fatalities: 12
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 35
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 2
Illinois average:
  • Fatal accident count: 118
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 179
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 40
  • Fatalities: 127
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 313
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 20
See more detailed statistics of Cairo fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 13
Total length: 934 meters (3,064ft)
Total costs: $53,243,000
Total average daily traffic: 88,460
Total average daily truck traffic: 28,927

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1900-1909: 2
  • 1910-1919: 1
  • 1920-1929: 1
  • 1930-1939: 1
  • 1940-1949: 0
  • 1950-1959: 0
  • 1960-1969: 0
  • 1970-1979: 8
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Cairo, IL

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Cairo)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

5
  • Rt 3 W Of Rt 51 (Lat: 37.041444 Lon: -89.191194), Type: Tower, Structure height: 7 m, Overall height: 14 m, Call Sign: WPIC502
    Assigned Frequencies: 47.3000 MHz, 47.3800 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/01/2005, Expiration Date: 08/17/2015, Certifier: Timothy J Peters
    Registrant: Illinois State Police, 801 S 7th St - Csb Ste 201-N, Springfield, IL 62703, Phone: (217) 782-7347, Fax: (217) 782-9920, Email:
  • 15th St And Washington Ave (Lat: 37.001444 Lon: -89.170917), Call Sign: WNJW291
    Assigned Frequencies: 45.2800 MHz, 45.4400 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/06/2012, Expiration Date: 09/03/2022
    Registrant: Illinois State Police, 801 S 7th St - Csb Ste 201-N, Springfield, IL 62703, Phone: (217) 782-7347, Fax: (217) 782-9920, Email:
  • 2000 Washington Ave (Lat: 37.003111 Lon: -89.172583), Call Sign: KNBP848
    Assigned Frequencies: 39.4600 MHz, 39.5000 MHz, 155.370 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/21/2011, Expiration Date: 09/22/2021
    Registrant: Roy Walker Communications, Inc., 441 Church Camp Road, Makanda, IL 62958, Phone: (618) 529-3301, Fax: (618) 457-4985, Email:
  • 800 N Of Levy On Hwy 51 (Lat: 37.022556 Lon: -89.185639), Call Sign: WXH915, Licensee ID: L00044635
    Assigned Frequencies: 35.8200 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/11/1998, Expiration Date: 05/11/2003, Cancellation Date: 08/10/2003
    Registrant: Illini Ready Mix Inc, 1500 N Oakland Ave, Carbondale, IL 62901, Phone: (618) 457-8191
  • 38 & Commercial Ave (Lat: 37.018111 Lon: -89.178417), Type: Tower, Structure height: 24 m, Call Sign: WPRT240
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.845 MHz, 161.070 MHz, 161.190 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/23/2005, Expiration Date: 01/19/2016, Certifier: Orvel L Cox
    Registrant: Shawnee Terminal Railway Co., 1318 S. Johanson Road, Peoria, IL 61607, Phone: (309) 697-1400, Fax: (309) 697-5387, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

25 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Cairo)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • Aircraft: BEECH F33A (Category: Land, Seats: 5, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 138 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO 520 SERIES (285 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 581BV , Serial Number: CE-1177, Year manufactured: 1987, Airworthiness Date: 10/02/1987
    Registrant (Corporation): Jmd Flight Inc, Po Box 207, Cairo, IL 62914
  • Aircraft: BEECH K35 (Category: Land, Seats: 5, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 150 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR I0-470 SERIES (260 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 608Q , Serial Number: D-5888, Year manufactured: 1959, Airworthiness Date: 03/17/1959
    Registrant (Individual): Vincent M Doss, 401 Commercial Ave, Cairo, IL 62914
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 150M (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 81 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-200 SERIES (100 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 9244U , Serial Number: 15078194, Year manufactured: 1976, Airworthiness Date: 04/01/1976
    Registrant (Corporation): Cairo Flying Club Inc, Beechridge Rd, Cairo, IL 62914

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 54
  • Hazardous Condition: 6

Incident types - Cairo

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Cairo, IL
Most common first names in Cairo, IL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John9675.2 years
William9473.8 years
Mary8779.1 years
James8469.9 years
Charles6870.9 years
Robert6170.6 years
Willie5272.1 years
George4674.6 years
Henry3475.4 years
Joseph3473.0 years
Most common last names in Cairo, IL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Jones7373.2 years
Johnson6376.3 years
Williams5170.3 years
Smith4873.7 years
Brown3078.8 years
Davis2969.5 years
Thomas2471.9 years
Harris2473.8 years
White2475.6 years
Taylor2277.9 years

Businesses in Cairo, IL

  • Days Inn: 1
  • H&R Block: 1

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