Central City, Illinois

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Population in 2014: 1,138 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: -17.0%
 
Males: 541  (47.6%)
Females: 597  (52.4%)
Median resident age:  35.4 years
Illinois median age:  37.9 years

Zip codes: 62801.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $37,588 (it was $31,136 in 2000)
Central City:

$37,588
IL:

$60,960

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $19,234 (it was $13,151 in 2000)

Central City village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $57,721 (it was $35,300 in 2000)
Central City:

$57,721
IL:

$186,500

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $67,560; Detached houses: $72,830; Mobile homes: $54,645

Median gross rent in 2016: $703.

  • Races in Central City, IL (2010)

    Central City races chart
    • 1,08192.2%White alone
    • 353.0%Black alone
    • 272.3%Two or more races
    • 252.1%Hispanic
    • 40.3%Asian alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Central City: 76.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (30.6%), American (16.5%), English (9.0%), Polish (7.9%), Irish (4.6%), Italian (3.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 05/29/1958

Elevation: 485 feet

Land area: 0.58 square miles.

Population density: 1,963 people per square mile   (low).

Central City,IL real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Central City:

  • High school or higher: 82.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 5.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.3%
  • Unemployed: 11.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Central City village:

  • Never married: 26.6%
  • Now married: 49.6%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 7.1%
  • Divorced: 15.7%

5 residents are foreign born

This village:

0.5%
Illinois:

13.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $752 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $364 (0.9%)

Central City satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: St. Louis, MO (60.5 miles , pop. 348,189).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (240.3 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Centralia, IL (1.3 miles ), Junction City, IL (1.5 miles ), Wamac, IL (1.8 miles ), Sandoval, IL (2.1 miles ), Odin, IL (2.5 miles ), Walnut Hill, IL (2.6 miles) , Hoffman, IL (2.7 miles ), Irvington, IL (2.8 miles ).

Latitude: 38.55 N, Longitude: 89.13 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 618

Central City household income distribution Central City home values distribution

Crime rates in Central City by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Murders 000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 000112010100
per 100,000 0.00.00.073.974.5149.50.076.20.085.00.00.0
Robberies 000011010200
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.074.574.70.076.20.0170.10.00.0
Assaults 992213120022
per 100,000 656.5656.9146.4147.874.5224.275.9152.30.00.0171.1174.4
Burglaries 886911124276369
per 100,000 583.5583.9439.2665.2819.7896.9303.52,056.4466.9255.1513.3784.7
Theft 54543936402420332382728
per 100,000 3,938.73,941.62,855.12,660.82,980.61,793.71,517.52,513.31,789.9680.32,309.72,441.2
Auto thefts 110022001420
per 100,000 72.973.00.00.0149.0149.50.00.077.8340.1171.10.0
Arson 000100000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.073.90.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 291.8) 349.2349.5181.4241.7285.4333.397.1358.7110.5191.3176.2187.4

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

Crime rate in Central City detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 3 (3 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.62
Illinois average:

2.23
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.3%
Illinois:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +118 (+9.4%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (44%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (9%)
  • Health care and social assistance (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (37%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Information (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Retail trade (5%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (22%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (17%)
  • Transportation occupations (13%)
  • Material moving occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Production occupations (16%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (15%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (9%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (5%)

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

Average climate in Central City, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Central City-area historical tornado activity is near Illinois state average. It is 79% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/18/1957, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 31.0 miles away from the Central City village center killed one person and injured 6 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 12/18/1957, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 18.7 miles away from the village center killed one person and injured 45 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Central City-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Illinois state average. It is 75% 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 67.6 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 69.8 miles away from Central 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 82.9 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 98.1 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 69.5 miles away from Central City center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 56.0 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 Marion County (6) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 4, Floods: 3, Tornadoes: 3, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Central City topographic map

Birthplace of: Jack Richardson (baseball) - Baseball player.

Hospitals and medical centers near Central City:

  • TIP HOSPICE (Hospital, about 2 miles away; CENTRALIA, IL)
  • BROOKSIDE MANOR (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; CENTRALIA, IL)
  • ST MARYS HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 2 miles away; CENTRALIA, IL)
  • WARREN G MURRAY DEVELOPMENTAL CENTER (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; CENTRALIA, IL)
  • DAVITA - CENTRALIA DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 2 miles away; CENTRALIA, IL)
  • CENTRALIA CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; CENTRALIA, IL)
  • FRAZIER MANOR (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; CENTRALIA, IL)

Amtrak station near Central City:

  • 2 miles: CENTRALIA (103 E. BROADWAY) . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, free short-term parking, free long-term parking.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Central City:

  • Kaskaskia College (about 4 miles; Centralia, IL; Full-time enrollment: 3,867)
  • Rend Lake College (about 31 miles; Ina, IL; FT enrollment: 2,778)
  • McKendree University (about 38 miles; Lebanon, IL; FT enrollment: 2,564)
  • Southwestern Illinois College (about 44 miles; Belleville, IL; FT enrollment: 9,085)
  • Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville (about 50 miles; Edwardsville, IL; FT enrollment: 11,933)
  • John A Logan College (about 56 miles; Carterville, IL; FT enrollment: 3,995)
  • Southern Illinois University-Carbondale (about 58 miles; Carbondale, IL; FT enrollment: 14,539)

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Notable locations in Central City: Centralia Water Treatment Plant (A), Central City City Hall (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Central City include: Central City Baptist Church (A), Central City United Methodist Church (B), Zion United Church of Christ (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Marion 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 2016: 20.9%
(20.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 50.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This village:  2.4 people
Illinois:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  62.5%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  12.0%
Whole state:  6.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

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Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.4
Illinois average:

12.1

Central City travel time to work - commute Central City mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Central City village (based on Marion County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant13,91671
Other4,0258
Mainline Protestant3,79030
Catholic2,5435
Black Protestant1321
None15,031-
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: 5
Marion County:

1.26 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 16
Marion County:

4.04 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 27
Here:

6.82 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.7%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Marion County:

27.8%
Illinois:

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

13.0%
State:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Central City:

52.1%
State:

48.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

50.5%
State:

45.7%

Average BMI:
Central City:

28.7
Illinois:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Central City:

21.7%
Illinois:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

11.2%
State:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.9
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

34.7%
Illinois:

33.2%

General health condition:
Central City:

59.1%
Illinois:

55.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

79.1%
Illinois:

79.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Central City, 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
Financial Administration 0$0 1$616
Other Government Administration 0$0 8$1,244
Police Protection - Officers 3$9,604$38,4162$2,923
Streets and Highways 2$6,080$36,4801$1,313
Other and Unallocable 0$0 2$432
Totals for Government 5$15,684$37,64214$6,528

Central City government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $189,000 ($166.08)
    Regular Highways: $125,000 ($109.84)
    Financial Administration: $110,000 ($96.66)
    Sewerage: $55,000 ($48.33)
    Solid Waste Management: $44,000 ($38.66)
    Parks & Recreation: $18,000 ($15.82)
    General Public Buildings: $7,000 ($6.15)
    General - Other: $4,000 ($3.51)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General: $13,000 ($11.42)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $26,000 ($22.85)
    Sewerage: $16,000 ($14.06)
    Parks & Recreation: $9,000 ($7.91)
    Central Staff: $3,000 ($2.64)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $259,000 ($227.59)

Central City government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $88,000 ($77.33)
    Solid Waste Management: $48,000 ($42.18)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Support: $13,000 ($11.42)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $76,000 ($66.78)
    Interest Earnings: $29,000 ($25.48)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $219,000 ($192.44)
    Highways: $53,000 ($46.57)
  • Tax - Public Utilities: $60,000 ($52.72)
    NEC: $4,000 ($3.51)
    Property: $3,000 ($2.64)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $710,000 ($623.90)

4.01% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,299 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.01%
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 Jefferson County, IL  0.47% ($29,466 average AGI)
from Clinton County, IL  0.34% ($32,415)
from Fayette County, IL  0.22% ($26,412)


4.39% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,341 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.39%
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 Jefferson County, IL  0.55% ($32,412 average AGI)
to Clinton County, IL  0.39% ($33,650)
to Washington County, IL  0.21% ($33,303)

Strongest AM radio stations in Central City:

  • WILY (1210 AM; daytime; 10 kW; CENTRALIA, IL; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • WMIX (940 AM; 5 kW; MOUNT VERNON, IL; Owner: WITHERS BROADCASTING CO OF ILLINOIS)
  • 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.)
  • WSDZ (1260 AM; 20 kW; BELLEVILLE, IL)
  • WDDD (810 AM; 10 kW; JOHNSTON CITY, IL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KRFT (1190 AM; 10 kW; DE SOTO, MO; Owner: ALL SPORTS RADIO, LLC)
  • KTRS (550 AM; 5 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: KTRS-AM LICENSE, L.L.C.)
  • KJSL (630 AM; 5 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: WMUZ RADIO, INC.)
  • WJBD (1350 AM; 0 kW; SALEM, IL; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WCBW (880 AM; 2 kW; HIGHLAND, IL; Owner: NEW LIFE EVANGELISTIC CENTER, INC.)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • WIBC (1070 AM; 50 kW; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Central City:

  • WRXX (95.3 FM; CENTRALIA, IL; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • WJBD-FM (100.1 FM; SALEM, IL; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WIBV (102.1 FM; MOUNT VERNON, IL; Owner: BENJAMIN STRATEMEYER)
  • WDLJ (97.5 FM; BREESE, IL; Owner: KM RADIO OF BREESE, L.L.C.)
  • WJAF-LP (103.7 FM; CENTRALIA, IL; Owner: DAY STAR CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING)
  • WCXO (96.7 FM; CARLYLE, IL; Owner: CLINTON COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WBMV (89.7 FM; MOUNT VERNON, IL; Owner: ILLINOIS BIBLE INSTITUTE, INC)
  • WDML (106.9 FM; WOODLAWN, IL; Owner: VOLUNTEER BROADCASTING OF ILLINOIS)
  • WNSV (104.7 FM; NASHVILLE, IL; Owner: DANA R. WITHERS)
  • WVSI (88.9 FM; MT. VERNON, IL; Owner: THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)
  • W217AK (91.3 FM; SALEM, IL; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WGEL (101.7 FM; GREENVILLE, IL; Owner: BOND BROADCASTING INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Central City:

  • W29CI (Channel 29; SALEM, IL; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WPXS (Channel 13; MT. VERNON, IL; Owner: EBC ST. LOUIS, INC.)
  • WSIU-TV (Channel 8; CARBONDALE, IL; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)

Central City fatal accident list:

Feb 24, 2002 04:30 PM, Us-51, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 0mTotal length
  • 3,600Total average daily traffic
  • 288Total average daily truck traffic
  • 4,115Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (76%)
  • Electricity (22%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (0%)
  • No fuel used (0%)

Businesses in Central City, IL

  • H&R Block: 1

Central City compared to Illinois state average:

  • Median household income below 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 below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below 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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