Cairo, Illinois

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Population in 2017: 2,281 (99% urban, 1% rural).
Population change since 2000: -37.2%
Males: 1,014  (44.5%)
Females: 1,267  (55.5%)
Median resident age:

35.4 years
Illinois median age:

38.0 years

Zip codes: 62914.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $25,256 (it was $21,607 in 2000)
Cairo:

$25,256
IL:

$62,992

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $20,179 (it was $16,220 in 2000)

Cairo city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $33,148 (it was $25,900 in 2000)
Cairo:

$33,148
IL:

$195,300

Median gross rent in 2017: $276.

March 2019 cost of living index in Cairo: 70.7 (very low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 42.2%
(18.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 49.7% for Black residents, 73.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 45.4% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Cairo, IL (2010)
    • 1,96969.6%Black alone
    • 77527.4%White alone
    • 562.0%Two or more races
    • 120.4%Asian alone
    • 110.4%Hispanic
    • 50.2%American Indian alone
    • 20.07%Other race alone
    • 10.04%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists, there were 12 registered sex offenders living in Cairo, Illinois as of June 04, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Cairo is 212 to 1.


Crime rates in Cairo by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(64.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(36.2)
2
(76.7)
3
(116.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
4
(116.5)
6
(179.5)
6
(186.3)
4
(126.9)
4
(128.8)
8
(275.0)
11
(387.3)
1
(36.2)
2
(76.7)
3
(116.3)
3
(119.1)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
7
(203.8)
16
(478.8)
6
(186.3)
6
(190.4)
5
(161.0)
80
(2,750)
96
(3,380)
4
(144.9)
4
(153.4)
6
(232.6)
3
(119.1)
4
(166.5)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
52
(1,514)
76
(2,274)
73
(2,267)
64
(2,031)
96
(3,092)
5
(171.9)
4
(140.8)
102
(3,696)
112
(4,294)
79
(3,062)
90
(3,573)
65
(2,706)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
112
(3,262)
67
(2,005)
58
(1,801)
66
(2,095)
75
(2,415)
84
(2,888)
69
(2,430)
67
(2,428)
57
(2,186)
32
(1,240)
51
(2,025)
25
(1,041)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
147
(4,281)
105
(3,142)
123
(3,820)
112
(3,554)
109
(3,510)
118
(4,056)
131
(4,613)
138
(5,000)
155
(5,943)
129
(5,000)
92
(3,652)
66
(2,748)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
19
(553.3)
9
(269.3)
3
(93.2)
8
(253.9)
4
(128.8)
2
(68.8)
10
(352.1)
6
(217.4)
12
(460.1)
7
(271.3)
7
(277.9)
2
(83.3)
Arson
(per 100,000)
2
(58.2)
1
(29.9)
1
(31.1)
3
(95.2)
4
(128.8)
2
(68.8)
3
(105.6)
1
(36.2)
22
(843.6)
18
(697.7)
8
(317.6)
2
(83.3)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)901.01029.6944.7874.01218.41449.31734.91271.41547.21316.31155.6780.6

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City-data.com crime index in Cairo, IL

Crime rate in Cairo detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 12 (7 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.91
Illinois average:

2.66
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Ancestries: American (8.6%), African (2.8%), German (2.1%), Irish (1.3%), English (1.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 03/18/1873

Elevation: 311 feet

Land area: 7.05 square miles.

Population density: 323 people per square mile   (very low).

Cairo, Illinois map

32 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.3%
Illinois:

14.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $940 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $542 (2.0%)

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 )

Latitude: 37.01 N, Longitude: 89.18 W

Area code: 618

Distribution of median household income in Cairo, IL in 2017
Distribution of house value in Cairo, IL in 2017
Cairo satellite photo by USGS

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 Cairo, IL residents
Average permit cost in Cairo, IL
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

6.8%
Illinois:

4.5%
Historical population in Cairo, IL
Historical housing units in Cairo, IL
Most common industries in Cairo, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (13.3%)
  • Public administration (13.1%)
  • Educational services (9.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.6%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (6.9%)
  • Construction (3.4%)
  • Utilities (3.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Public administration (14.1%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (9.8%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (5.9%)
  • Utilities (5.4%)
  • Construction (5.0%)
  • Water transportation (5.0%)
  • Repair & maintenance (5.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (23.6%)
  • Educational services (17.7%)
  • Public administration (12.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (10.2%)
  • Social assistance (6.2%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (4.1%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.1%)
Most common occupations in Cairo, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6.0%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5.5%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (3.9%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Rail and water transportation workers (3.8%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (10.7%)
  • Rail and water transportation workers (7.7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7.1%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (6.6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.6%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (10.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (8.3%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (7.7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.4%)
  • Child care workers (6.7%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (5.3%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.2%)

Average climate in Cairo, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Cairo, Illinois environmental map by EPA

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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 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 47.2 miles away from Cairo 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 Cairo 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 the city 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 (14) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 12, Storms: 11, Tornadoes: 3, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Cairo topographic map

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:

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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 school in Cairo:

  • CAIRO JR/SR HIGH SCHOOL (Location: 4201 SYCAMORE ST, Grades: 6-12)

Public elementary/middle school in Cairo:

  • CAIRO ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Location: 3101 ELM ST, Grades: PK-5)

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)

Points of interest:

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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

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.

Alexander County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
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

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.

For population 15 years and over in Cairo:

Marital status in Cairo, IL
  • Never married: 40.4%
  • Now married: 31.7%
  • Separated: 6.7%
  • Widowed: 9.9%
  • Divorced: 11.3%

For population 25 years and over in Cairo:

  • High school or higher: 79.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.7%
  • Unemployed: 14.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.1
Illinois average:

12.2

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Cairo
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Cairo, IL (based on Alexander County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant1,99618
Catholic4731
Mainline Protestant4706
Black Protestant4333
Other381
None4,828-
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: 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.
Illinois:

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

8.48 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Alexander 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%
Illinois:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Cairo:

49.9%
Illinois:

48.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Cairo:

47.4%
Illinois:

45.7%

Average BMI:
This city:

29.6
State:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

20.3%
Illinois:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Cairo:

12.7%
Illinois:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
Illinois:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

36.0%
Illinois:

33.2%

General health condition:
This city:

53.5%
Illinois:

55.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Cairo:

79.7%
State:

79.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Cairo, IL Residents
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
Streets and Highways 15$79,814$63,8510$0
Police Protection - Officers 8$23,599$35,3996$13,223
Other and Unallocable 5$14,117$33,8811$1,121
Other Government Administration 1$3,694$44,3280$0
Financial Administration 1$3,553$42,6360$0
Local Libraries 1$2,106$25,2721$1,536
Housing and Community Development (Local) 0$0 0$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$3,260
Transit 0$0 0$0
Gas Supply 0$0 0$0
Electric Power 0$0 0$0
Natural Resources 0$0 0$0
Health 0$0 1$1,518
Parks and Recreation 0$0 0$0
Sewerage 0$0 0$0
Solid Waste Management 0$0 0$0
Hospitals 0$0 0$0
Welfare 0$0 0$0
Water Transport and Terminals 0$0 0$0
Airports 0$0 0$0
Correction 0$0 0$0
Fire - Other 0$0 0$0
Water Supply 0$0 0$0
Firefighters 0$0 0$0
Police - Other 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 31$126,883$49,11610$20,658

Cairo government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Local Fire Protection: $273,000 ($119.68)
    Libraries: $186,000 ($81.54)
    Regular Highways: $130,000 ($56.99)
    Police Protection: $54,000 ($23.67)
  • Current Operations - Financial Administration: $868,000 ($380.53)
    Police Protection: $777,000 ($340.64)
    Local Fire Protection: $710,000 ($311.27)
    General - Other: $623,000 ($273.13)
    Regular Highways: $504,000 ($220.96)
    Libraries: $267,000 ($117.05)
    Solid Waste Management: $215,000 ($94.26)
    Parks and Recreation: $37,000 ($16.22)
  • Employee Retirement - Corporate Bonds: $695,000 ($304.69)
    Total Cash and Deposits: $618,000 ($270.93)
    Benefit Payments: $498,000 ($218.33)
    Withdrawals: $19,000 ($8.33)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $7,000 ($3.07)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,095,000 ($480.05)

Cairo government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Other: $651,000 ($285.40)
    Solid Waste Management: $240,000 ($105.22)
  • Employee Retirement - From Other Governments: $413,000 ($181.06)
    Local Employee Contribution: $71,000 ($31.13)
    Earnings on Investments (calculated): $25,000 ($10.96)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $925,000 ($405.52)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $20,000 ($8.77)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $231,000 ($101.27)
    General Revenue - Other: $151,000 ($66.20)
    Interest Earnings: $13,000 ($5.70)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $530,000 ($232.35)
    Other: $221,000 ($96.89)
    Highways: $75,000 ($32.88)
  • Tax - Property: $714,000 ($313.02)
    Public Utilities Sales: $336,000 ($147.30)
    Other Selective Sales: $101,000 ($44.28)
    Other License: $8,000 ($3.51)

Cairo government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $300,000 ($131.52)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $260,000 ($113.99)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $40,000 ($17.54)

Cairo government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $670,000 ($293.73)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,175,000 ($953.53)

Businesses in Cairo, IL

  • Days Inn: 1
  • H&R Block: 1

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)
Cairo fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Cairo fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 19Number of bridges
  • 2,635ft / 803mTotal length
  • $58,963,000Total costs
  • 71,470Total average daily traffic
  • 31,554Total average daily truck traffic
  • 66,131Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
New bridges in Cairo, IL - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11920-1929
  • 11930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 11950-1959
  • 61960-1969
  • 91970-1979
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Cairo, IL

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

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  • 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, Cancellation Date: 01/20/2015, 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 300 Annex, Springfield, IL 62703, Phone: (217) 782-7347, 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, Cancellation Date: 03/26/2016, 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:
  • Lat: 37.000944 Lon: -89.168667, Call Sign: WRCN426,
    Assigned Frequencies: 452.237 MHz, 461.537 MHz, 461.662 MHz, 461.912 MHz, 462.037 MHz, Grant Date: 11/19/2018, Expiration Date: 11/19/2028, Certifier: Timothy E Gibson, Registrant: Washington Radio Reports, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: (717) 334-0668, Fax: (717) 334-6440, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

26 (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:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

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  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 1584J , Serial Number: 28-23993, Year manufactured: 1967, Airworthiness Date: 11/28/1967
    Registrant (Individual): Pending Registration, Po Box 368, Cairo, IL 62914
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 414 (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 7, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 198 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR TSIO-520 SER (300 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 30SS , Serial Number: 414-0451, Year manufactured: 1973, Airworthiness Date: 12/12/1973, Certificate Issue Date: 04/21/2016
    Registrant (Corporation): Jmd Flight Inc, 315 Commercial Ave, 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, Certificate Issue Date: 01/08/2018
    Registrant (Individual): Vincent M Doss, Po Box 403, 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, Airworthiness Date: 04/01/1976, Certificate Issue Date: 12/16/2015
    Registrant (Corporation): Cairo Flying Club Inc, Po Box 26, Cairo, IL 62914

2004 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2004 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 35. The highest number of fire incidents - 94 took place in 2004, and the least - 3 in 2018. The data has a decreasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Cairo, IL When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (56.5%), and Outside Fires (22.1%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Cairo, IL
    • 29756.5%Structure Fires
    • 11622.1%Outside Fires
    • 6211.8%Other
    • 519.7%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Cairo, IL

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Cairo, Illinois:

  • Garden Inn Motel, RR 1, Cairo, Illinois 62914 , Phone: (618) 734-2711
  • Days Inn Cairo, Rt 1, Cairo, Illinois 62914 , Phone: (618) 734-0215
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Cairo, Illinois
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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Cairo, IL
  • 65.1%Utility gas
  • 25.2%Electricity
  • 4.6%Wood
  • 3.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Cairo, IL
  • 67.9%Electricity
  • 26.0%Utility gas
  • 6.2%No fuel used


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.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.

Cairo on our top lists:

  • #21 on the list of "Top 100 least-safe cities (highest city-data.com crime index)"
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