Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Cherry-area historical tornado activity is near Illinois state average. It is 62% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 12/6/1951, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 6.9 miles away from the Cherry village center killed one personand injured one personand causedbetween $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.
On 8/28/1990, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 48.0 miles away from the village center killed 29 peopleand injured 350 peopleand causedbetween $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.
Cherry-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Illinois state average. It is 84% 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 217.4 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 193.4 miles away from Cherry center On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 16.4 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 249.8 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) earthquake occurred 216.5 miles away from Cherry center On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 204.8 miles away from the city center Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)
The number of natural disasters in Bureau County (12) is near the US average (12). Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7 Emergencies Declared: 5
Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 7, Floods: 6, Snows: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Hospitals and medical centers near Cherry:
SPRING VALLEY NURSING (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; SPRING VALLEY, IL)
ST MARGARETS HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 7 miles away; SPRING VALLEY, IL)
MANOR COURT OF PERU (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; PERU, IL)
HERITAGE HEALTH-PERU (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; PERU, IL)
HERITAGE HEALTH-LASALLE (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; LA SALLE, IL)
ILLINOIS VALLEY COMMUNITY HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 9 miles away; PERU, IL)
ILLINOIS VALLEY HOSPICE (Hospital, about 9 miles away; PERU, IL)
Amtrak stations near Cherry:
10 miles: MENDOTA (8TH ST.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking.
14 miles: PRINCETON (107 BICENTENNIAL DR.) . Services: partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service.
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Cherry:
Illinois Valley Community College (about 11 miles; Oglesby, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,747)
Kishwaukee College (about 40 miles; Malta, IL; FT enrollment: 3,356)
Northern Illinois University (about 42 miles; Dekalb, IL; FT enrollment: 18,126)
Waubonsee Community College (about 47 miles; Sugar Grove, IL; FT enrollment: 7,698)
Aurora University (about 51 miles; Aurora, IL; FT enrollment: 4,596)
Illinois Central College (about 53 miles; East Peoria, IL; FT enrollment: 7,158)
Joliet Junior College (about 54 miles; Joliet, IL; FT enrollment: 11,401)
Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 46.5. This is significantly better than average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2010 was 9.66. This is about average.Closest monitor was 12.5 miles away from the city center.
Drinking water stations with addresses in Cherry and their reported violations in the past:
CHERRY (Population served: 482, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
Lead Consumer Notice - In JAN-02-2010, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-12-2010), St Compliance achieved (JAN-19-2010)
Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2008 and DEC-2008, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-14-2009), St Compliance achieved (JAN-26-2009)
Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2008 and SEP-2008, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-15-2008), St Compliance achieved (AUG-19-2008)
Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2005 and JUN-2005, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-12-2005), St Public Notif requested (AUG-18-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-18-2005), St Public Notif received (OCT-06-2006)
One routine major monitoring violation
One regular monitoring violation
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 3.0%
(3.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
Percentage of family households:
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
Gay men: 0.5% of all households
Cherry compared to Illinois state average:
Median house value below state average.
Unemployed percentage 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.
House age above state average.
Number of college students significantly below state average.
Banks with branches in Cherry (2011 data):
State Bank of Cherry: State Bank Of Cherry at 110 South Main Street, branch established on 1906/05/06. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $86.6 mil, Deposits: $75.6 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 1 total offices, Holding Company: Cherry Bancorporation, Inc.
Religion statistics for Cherry village (based on Bureau County data)
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: 4
1.15 / 10,000 pop.
2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
0.29 / 10,000 pop.
0.08 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
0.29 / 10,000 pop.
0.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 17
4.87 / 10,000 pop.
2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 36
10.31 / 10,000 pop.
6.86 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
2,896Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:
3.1 Mi Sw (Lat: 41.413056 Lon: -89.276111), Type: 152.0, Overall height: 152 m Registrant: 8152233100
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:
3.1 Mi S (Lat: 41.413083 Lon: -89.276194), Type: Tower, Structure height: 152 m, Call Sign: WPJS551 Assigned Frequencies: 157.740 MHz Grant Date: 10/04/1996, Expiration Date: 10/04/2006, Cancellation Date: 11/25/2006, Certifier: Eugene H Kreeft Registrant: Preferred Networks Inc, 5801 Goshen Springs Rd Ste D, Norcross, GA 30071, Fax: (770) 734-0936
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:
5.1 Km Sw Of Cherry Twp (Lat: 41.413083 Lon: -89.276194), Structure height: 152 m, Call Sign: KPK348, Licensee ID: L00008410 Assigned Frequencies: 455.020 MHz Grant Date: 09/28/1989, Expiration Date: 12/01/2020 Registrant: La Salle County Broadcasting Corp., 1 Broadcast Lane, Ogiesby, IL 61348
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:
STATION, 110 S Main St (Lat: 41.426694 Lon: -89.212306), Structure height: 7.6 m, Overall height: 15.8 m, Call Sign: WNTQ815 Assigned Frequencies: 959.450 MHz Grant Date: 11/26/1997, Expiration Date: 01/26/2008, Cancellation Date: 03/29/2008 Registrant:Phone: (502) 442-7361
Ladd, Lat: 41.413056 Lon: -89.276111, Type: Tower, Structure height: 152 m, Call Sign: WQKD386 Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz Grant Date: 04/07/2009, Expiration Date: 04/07/2019, Certifier: Erich G Kaiser Registrant: Broadband Heaven Inc., 1444 N Farnsworth Ave, Suite 600, Aurora, IL 60505, Phone: (630) 621-4804, Fax: (847) 215-9109, Email:
CHERRY, Lat: 41.449583 Lon: -89.207500, Call Sign: WQKX281 Assigned Frequencies: 956.343 MHz Grant Date: 10/14/2009, Expiration Date: 10/14/2019, Certifier: Martha E Dankenbring Registrant: Sensus, 450 N Gallatin Avenue, Uniontown, PA 15401, Phone: (800) 638-3748, Fax: (800) 888-2403, Email:
FAA Registered Aircraft:
Aircraft: DAEDALUS-AEROSTAT AX4 (Category: Land, Seats: 3, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 60 mph), Engine: None N-Number: 1094 , Serial Number: 1, Year manufactured: 1968, Airworthiness Date: 04/24/1974 Registrant (Individual): Reported Sale, 306 N Steele St, Cherry, IL 61316
Aircraft: RAVEN S-50A (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 60 mph), Engine: None N-Number: 1962R , Serial Number: S50A-175, Year manufactured: 1972, Airworthiness Date: 05/26/1972 Registrant (Individual): Reported Sale, 306 N Steele St, Cherry, IL 61317
Aircraft: NOSTALGAIR N-3 PUP (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: AMA/EXPR UNKNOWN ENG (4 Cycle) N-Number: 304D , Serial Number: 0018 LAS, Year manufactured: 1991, Airworthiness Date: 01/12/2010 Registrant (Individual): John A Donna, Po Box 344, Cherry, IL 61317
Most common first names in Cherry, IL among deceased individuals
Most common last names in Cherry, IL among deceased individuals