Central City, Illinois

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Population in 2019: 1,115 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: -18.7%
 
Males: 509  (45.7%)
Females: 606  (54.3%)
Median resident age:

35.7 years
Illinois median age:

38.6 years

Zip codes: 62801.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $43,973 (it was $31,136 in 2000)
Central City:

$43,973
IL:

$69,187

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $21,244 (it was $13,151 in 2000)

Central City village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $55,473 (it was $35,300 in 2000)
Central City:

$55,473
IL:

$209,100

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $61,055; detached houses: $71,689; mobile homes: $32,256

Median gross rent in 2019: $763.

March 2019 cost of living index in Central City: 74.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 20.1%
(20.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 40.0% for two or more races residents)
  • Races in Central City, IL (2019)
    • 1,17894.5%White alone
    • 443.5%Hispanic
    • 121.0%Two or more races

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

Crime rates in Central City by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
1
(74.5)
2
(149.5)
0
(0.0)
1
(76.2)
0
(0.0)
1
(85.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
1
(74.5)
1
(74.7)
0
(0.0)
1
(76.2)
0
(0.0)
2
(170.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
1
(74.5)
3
(224.2)
1
(75.9)
2
(152.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(171.1)
2
(174.4)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
11
(819.7)
12
(896.9)
4
(303.5)
27
(2,056)
6
(466.9)
3
(255.1)
6
(513.3)
9
(784.7)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
40
(2,981)
24
(1,794)
20
(1,517)
33
(2,513)
23
(1,790)
8
(680.3)
27
(2,310)
28
(2,441)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
2
(149.0)
2
(149.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(77.8)
4
(340.1)
2
(171.1)
0
(0.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index285.4333.397.1358.7110.5191.3176.2187.4

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Central City, IL

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:

2.63
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Ancestries: German (31.7%), American (20.3%), Polish (13.7%), French (4.4%), Irish (4.2%), English (3.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 05/29/1958

Elevation: 485 feet

Land area: 0.58 square miles.

Population density: 1,924 people per square mile   (low).

Central City, Illinois map

25 residents are foreign born (2.0% Europe).

This village:

2.0%
Illinois:

14.1%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,100 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $352 (1.1%)

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

Distribution of median household income in Central City, IL in 2019
Distribution of house value in Central City, IL in 2019

Central City satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

5.6%
Illinois:

6.5%
Population change in the 1990s: +118 (+9.4%).
Most common industries in Central City, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (14.1%)
  • Educational services (9.0%)
  • Transportation equipment (7.6%)
  • Construction (7.3%)
  • Social assistance (4.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.0%)
  • Public administration (4.0%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (14.8%)
  • Transportation equipment (9.4%)
  • Truck transportation (7.7%)
  • Repair & maintenance (5.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.4%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (3.7%)
  • Rail transportation (3.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (24.8%)
  • Educational services (14.7%)
  • Social assistance (7.8%)
  • Transportation equipment (5.9%)
  • Public administration (4.9%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.6%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, components (4.2%)
Most common occupations in Central City, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6.3%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.3%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.1%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (11.1%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (10.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (9.8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (8.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.1%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.4%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (3.7%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7.5%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.2%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (6.5%)
  • Cashiers (4.9%)
  • Child care workers (4.9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (3.9%)

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 significantly above Illinois state average. It is 264% greater 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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 67.6 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 67.6 miles away from Central 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 the city center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 82.9 miles away from Central 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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 69.5 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 (7) is smaller than the US average (15).
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, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Central City topographic map

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)

Points of interest:

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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

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

Marion County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
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

For population 15 years and over in Central City:

Marital status in Central City, IL
  • Never married: 27.8%
  • Now married: 50.1%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 5.0%
  • Divorced: 16.3%

For population 25 years and over in Central City:

  • High school or higher: 90.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.3%
  • Unemployed: 11.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.5
Illinois average:

12.0

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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
This county:

1.26 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

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

4.04 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

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

6.82 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

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

9.7%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

27.8%
State:

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

13.0%
Illinois:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Central City:

56.0%
State:

49.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

56.2%
State:

47.2%

Average BMI:
Central City:

27.7
Illinois:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Central City:

18.4%
Illinois:

20.5%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

8.1%
State:

10.8%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

7.1
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

29.5%
Illinois:

33.4%

General health condition:
Central City:

63.7%
Illinois:

56.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

80.8%
Illinois:

79.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Central City, IL Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 2$11,119$66,7141$1,150
Streets and Highways 1$2,391$28,6921$1,520
Financial Administration 0$0 1$713
Other Government Administration 0$0 4$489
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$170
Totals for Government 3$13,510$54,0408$4,042

Central City government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $286,000 ($256.50)
    Regular Highways: $172,000 ($154.26)
    Financial Administration: $67,000 ($60.09)
    Solid Waste Management: $66,000 ($59.19)
    Sewerage: $56,000 ($50.22)
    Parks and Recreation: $17,000 ($15.25)
    General Public Buildings: $5,000 ($4.48)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,000 ($1.79)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $32,000 ($28.70)
    Police Protection: $6,000 ($5.38)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $329,000 ($295.07)

Central City government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $117,000 ($104.93)
    Solid Waste Management: $69,000 ($61.88)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $35,000 ($31.39)
    Fines and Forfeits: $24,000 ($21.52)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($0.90)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $321,000 ($287.89)
    Highways: $55,000 ($49.33)
  • Tax - Public Utilities Sales: $83,000 ($74.44)
    Property: $35,000 ($31.39)
    Other License: $5,000 ($4.48)

Central City government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $938,000 ($841.26)

4.51% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($35,928 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.51%
Illinois average:

4.69%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Clinton County, IL  0.96% ($32,521 average AGI)
from Jefferson County, IL  0.55% ($35,488)
from Washington County, IL  0.47% ($36,845)

Businesses in Central City, IL

  • H&R Block: 1

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:

May 15, 2018 05:21 PM, Us-51 Broadway St, Lat: 38.548286, Lon: -89.129436, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Feb 24, 2002 04:30 PM, Us-51, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 6Number of bridges
  • 108ft / 33.0mTotal length
  • $1,200,000Total costs
  • 14,800Total average daily traffic
  • 1,114Total average daily truck traffic
  • 10,973Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Central City, IL
  • 78.6%Utility gas
  • 21.4%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Central City, IL
  • 78.3%Utility gas
  • 20.0%Electricity
  • 1.7%No fuel used


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.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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