Calhoun, Illinois

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Population in 2014: 171 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -23.0%
Males: 92  (53.9%)
Females: 79  (46.1%)
Median resident age:  56.2 years
Illinois median age:  37.2 years

Zip codes: 62419.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $48,246 (it was $25,809 in 2000)
Calhoun:

$48,246
IL:

$56,210

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $21,977 (it was $14,679 in 2000)

Calhoun village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $48,098 (it was $36,300 in 2000)
Calhoun:

$48,098
IL:

$169,600

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $54,356; Detached houses: $57,316; Mobile homes: $32,916

Median gross rent in 2013: $517.

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  • Races in Calhoun, IL (2010)

    Calhoun races chart
    • 16998.3%White alone
    • 31.7%American Indian alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Calhoun: 85.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (29.8%), German (17.5%), English (16.7%), Irish (8.8%), Italian (3.5%), Scottish (3.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 09/20/1912

Elevation: 540 feet

Land area: 1.05 square miles.

Population density: 163 people per square mile   (very low).

Calhoun, Illinois map

For population 25 years and over in Calhoun:

  • High school or higher: 90.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 5.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.9%
  • Unemployed: 16.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Calhoun village:

  • Never married: 8.6%
  • Now married: 65.2%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 5.5%
  • Divorced: 20.0%



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Calhoun, Illinois as of August 27, 2016.
The ratio of number of residents in Calhoun to the number of sex offenders is 172 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $911 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $381 (1.0%)

Calhoun satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Evansville, IN (53.6 miles , pop. 121,582).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Louis, MO (118.9 miles , pop. 348,189).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (221.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Parkersburg, IL (2.0 miles ), Olney, IL (2.4 miles ), Claremont, IL (2.5 miles ), West Salem, IL (3.0 miles ), Noble, IL (3.2 miles ), Sumner, IL (3.3 miles ), Mount Erie, IL (3.7 miles) , Bone Gap, IL (3.8 miles ).

Latitude: 38.65 N, Longitude: 88.04 W

Area code: 618

Calhoun household income distribution Calhoun home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.8%
Illinois:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -10 (-4.3%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (20%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (15%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (13%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (11%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (11%)
  • Construction (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (42%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Other services, except public administration (11%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Educational services (6%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (20%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (15%)
  • Transportation occupations (15%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (13%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (33%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (17%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)

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

Average climate in Calhoun, Illinois

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Tornado activity:

Calhoun-area historical tornado activity is near Illinois state average. It is 52% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/2/1990, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 5.3 miles away from the Calhoun village center injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 1/7/1989, a category F4 tornado 18.4 miles away from the village center injured 55 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Calhoun-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Illinois state average. It is 76% 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 16.1 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 14.6 miles away from Calhoun 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 48.0 miles away from the city 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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 16.0 miles away from the city center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 4.9 miles away from Calhoun 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 131.0 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 Richland County (6) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Storms: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals and medical centers near Calhoun:

  • ADVANTAGE HOME HEALTH, INC. (Home Health Center, about 6 miles away; OLNEY, IL)
  • OLNEY DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 7 miles away; OLNEY, IL)
  • RICHLAND MEM. HOSP. HM. HLTH. (Home Health Center, about 7 miles away; OLNEY, IL)
  • RICHLAND MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 7 miles away; OLNEY, IL)
  • BURGIN NURSING MANOR INC (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; OLNEY, IL)
  • RICHLAND MANOR (Hospital, about 7 miles away; OLNEY, IL)
  • RICHLAND CARE AND REHAB (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; OLNEY, IL)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Calhoun:

  • Wabash Valley College (about 21 miles; Mount Carmel, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,142)
  • Vincennes University (about 29 miles; Vincennes, IN; FT enrollment: 9,876)
  • University of Southern Indiana (about 52 miles; Evansville, IN; FT enrollment: 9,532)
  • University of Evansville (about 55 miles; Evansville, IN; FT enrollment: 2,688)
  • Lake Land College (about 58 miles; Mattoon, IL; FT enrollment: 7,499)
  • Eastern Illinois University (about 59 miles; Charleston, IL; FT enrollment: 9,414)
  • Rend Lake College (about 60 miles; Ina, IL; FT enrollment: 2,778)

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Richland County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 14.5%
Average household size:
This village:  2.2 people
Illinois:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  65.4%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  5.1%
Whole state:  6.3%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.8
Illinois average:

12.4

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

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Calhoun village (based on Richland County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant3,89930
Catholic2,6922
Mainline Protestant2,09115
Other3752
None7,176-
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
Richland County:

1.92 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.64 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.08 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Richland County:

0.64 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
Richland County:

3.20 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 8
Here:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.8%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Richland County:

27.7%
Illinois:

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

10.4%
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 0$0 1$232
Other Government Administration 0$0 3$462
Totals for Government 0$0 4$694

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

  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $28,000 ($163.74)
    Water Utilities: $10,000 ($58.48)
    Regular Highways: $4,000 ($23.39)
    Parks & Recreation: $4,000 ($23.39)
    General - Other: $4,000 ($23.39)
    Financial Administration: $3,000 ($17.54)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $15,000 ($87.72)
    Regular Highways: $3,000 ($17.54)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $31,000 ($181.29)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $0 ($0.00)

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

  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $19,000 ($111.11)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $7,000 ($40.94)
    Interest Earnings: $6,000 ($35.09)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $17,000 ($99.42)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $17,000 ($99.42)
    Highways: $6,000 ($35.09)
    All Other: $3,000 ($17.54)
  • Tax - Property: $4,000 ($23.39)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $8,000 ($46.78)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $4,000 ($23.39)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $4,000 ($23.39)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $230,000 ($1345.03)

4.62% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($31,051 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.62%
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 Clay County, IL  0.44% ($24,893 average AGI)
from Lawrence County, IL  0.35% ($38,273)
from Edwards County, IL  0.24% ($33,867)


5.12% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($38,552 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.12%
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 Jasper County, IL  0.38% ($26,167 average AGI)
to Lawrence County, IL  0.38% ($30,625)
to Clay County, IL  0.25% ($19,625)

Strongest AM radio stations in Calhoun:

  • WVLN (740 AM; 0 kW; OLNEY, IL; Owner: V.L.N. BROADCASTING, 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.)
  • WIBC (1070 AM; 50 kW; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WHAS (840 AM; 50 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WILY (1210 AM; daytime; 10 kW; CENTRALIA, IL; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • WDDD (810 AM; 10 kW; JOHNSTON CITY, IL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • WMIX (940 AM; 5 kW; MOUNT VERNON, IL; Owner: WITHERS BROADCASTING CO OF ILLINOIS)
  • WVHI (1330 AM; 5 kW; EVANSVILLE, IN)
  • WLW (700 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSDZ (1260 AM; 20 kW; BELLEVILLE, IL)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Calhoun:

  • WSEI (92.9 FM; OLNEY, IL; Owner: V.L.N. BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WPTH (88.1 FM; OLNEY, IL; Owner: OLNEY VOICE OF CHRISTIAN FAITH, INC.)
  • WUSI (90.3 FM; OLNEY, IL; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF S. ILL. UNIVER.)
  • WBJW (91.7 FM; ALBION, IL; Owner: MUSIC MINISTRIES INC)
  • WYNG (94.9 FM; MOUNT CARMEL, IL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WVJC (89.1 FM; MOUNT CARMEL, IL; Owner: ILLINOIS EASTERN COMMUNITY COLLEGES)
  • WAKO-FM (103.1 FM; LAWRENCEVILLE, IL; Owner: LAWRENCEVILLE BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WTYE (101.7 FM; ROBINSON, IL; Owner: ANN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WVUB (91.1 FM; VINCENNES, IN; Owner: VINCENNES UNIVERSITY)
  • WFIW-FM (104.9 FM; FAIRFIELD, IL; Owner: WAYNE COUNTY BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WOKZ (105.9 FM; FAIRFIELD, IL; Owner: WAYNE COUNTY BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WNOI (103.9 FM; FLORA, IL; Owner: H & R COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Calhoun:

  • WUSI-TV (Channel 16; OLNEY, IL; Owner: BD. OF TRUSTEES SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)
  • WNOI-LP (Channel 24; FLORA, IL; Owner: H & R COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WVUT (Channel 22; VINCENNES, IN; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES FOR THE VINCENNES UNIV.)

Drinking water stations with addresses in Calhoun and their reported violations in the past:

CALHOUN (Population served: 182, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2004, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-07-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-07-2005), St Public Notif received (JUN-28-2005), St Compliance achieved (SEP-30-2005)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1
  • Hazardous Condition: 2
Most common first names in Calhoun, IL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Roy581.8 years
William584.0 years
Charles477.7 years
Eva388.3 years
John375.7 years
Marie376.7 years
Agnes276.5 years
Jesse276.5 years
Elva284.0 years
Mabel276.5 years
Most common last names in Calhoun, IL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Mcvaigh770.0 years
Michels580.4 years
Sanders584.8 years
Slunaker580.2 years
Lathrop376.4 years
Bartley376.0 years
Dunahee374.4 years
Mcdowell376.0 years
Moore384.3 years
Jones280.9 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (73%)
  • Electricity (19%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (6%)

Calhoun compared to Illinois state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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