Christopher, Illinois

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Population in 2017: 2,730 (95% urban, 5% rural).
Population change since 2000: -3.7%
 
Males: 1,263  (46.3%)
Females: 1,467  (53.7%)
Median resident age:

36.2 years
Illinois median age:

38.0 years

Zip codes: 62822, 62865.

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Estimated median household income in 2017: $34,316 (it was $25,045 in 2000)
Christopher:

$34,316
IL:

$62,992

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $19,718 (it was $15,141 in 2000)

Christopher city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $69,882 (it was $35,700 in 2000)
Christopher:

$69,882
IL:

$195,300

Median gross rent in 2017: $681.

March 2019 cost of living index in Christopher: 76.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 27.5%
(27.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 47.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Christopher, IL (2010)
    • 2,31097.0%White alone
    • 341.4%Hispanic
    • 190.8%Two or more races
    • 100.4%Black alone
    • 50.2%American Indian alone
    • 40.2%Asian alone

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



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists, there were 10 registered sex offenders living in Christopher, Illinois as of October 19, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Christopher is 297 to 1.


Crime rates in Christopher by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(36.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
2
(70.6)
1
(35.2)
4
(141.7)
5
(177.4)
1
(36.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(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)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
22
(779.0)
7
(247.1)
13
(457.6)
11
(389.7)
13
(461.2)
0
(0.0)
9
(327.7)
15
(552.1)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
26
(920.7)
19
(670.7)
33
(1,162)
21
(743.9)
23
(815.9)
5
(180.4)
10
(364.2)
2
(73.6)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
56
(1,983)
32
(1,130)
34
(1,197)
38
(1,346)
50
(1,774)
13
(469.1)
15
(546.2)
16
(588.9)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
5
(177.1)
2
(70.6)
2
(70.4)
1
(35.4)
5
(177.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(36.8)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1
(35.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(70.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(36.4)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)313.7203.7254.5300.0376.4132.4112.9142.1

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City-data.com crime index in Christopher, IL

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 6 (6 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.21
Illinois average:

2.09
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Ancestries: German (20.1%), American (17.1%), Irish (14.2%), Italian (10.4%), English (6.6%), Polish (3.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 05/15/1906

Elevation: 443 feet

Land area: 1.41 square miles.

Population density: 1,936 people per square mile   (low).

Christopher, Illinois map

47 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.7%
Illinois:

14.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,227 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $786 (1.3%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: St. Louis, MO (78.9 miles , pop. 348,189).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (277.3 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

North City, IL (1.3 miles ),
Buckner, IL (1.5 miles ),
Valier, IL (1.8 miles ),
Mulkeytown, IL (1.8 miles),
Mitchell, IL (1.9 miles ),
Zeigler, IL (2.2 miles ),
Orient, IL (2.4 miles ),
West City, IL (2.5 miles )

Latitude: 37.97 N, Longitude: 89.05 W

Area code: 618

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

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 3 buildings, average cost: $155,800
  • 1998: 12 buildings, average cost: $45,600
  • 1999: 9 buildings, average cost: $74,700
  • 2000: 1 building, cost: $84,000
  • 2001: 2 buildings, average cost: $64,000
  • 2002: 8 buildings, average cost: $73,000
  • 2004: 2 buildings, average cost: $139,000
  • 2005: 2 buildings, average cost: $75,000
  • 2006: 5 buildings, average cost: $58,200
  • 2007: 2 buildings, average cost: $325,000
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $175,000
  • 2010: 3 buildings, average cost: $138,700
  • 2013: 1 building, cost: $115,000
  • 2015: 1 building, cost: $180,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Christopher, IL residents
Average permit cost in Christopher, IL
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

6.6%
Illinois:

4.5%
Historical population in Christopher, IL
Historical housing units in Christopher, IL
Most common industries in Christopher, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (15.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.6%)
  • Educational services (5.9%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (5.8%)
  • Public administration (4.6%)
  • Transportation equipment (4.5%)
  • Construction (4.4%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Health care (7.4%)
  • Construction (7.0%)
  • Public administration (6.5%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (6.3%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (5.6%)
  • Transportation equipment (5.6%)
  • Repair & maintenance (5.1%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (25.7%)
  • Educational services (10.8%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (9.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.8%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.6%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.8%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (3.8%)
Most common occupations in Christopher, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Health technologists and technicians (6.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.3%)
  • Cashiers (5.8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.9%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.3%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (10.2%)
  • Extraction workers (6.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.3%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.1%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (5.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.9%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Health technologists and technicians (11.0%)
  • Cashiers (9.2%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (8.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.2%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.0%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (5.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.8%)

Average climate in Christopher, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Christopher, Illinois environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 70.4. This is about average.

City:

70.4
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 30.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.7
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.91. This is about average. Closest monitor was 24.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.91
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Christopher-area historical tornado activity is near Illinois state average. It is 83% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/18/1957, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 10.3 miles away from the Christopher city 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 6.6 miles away from the city center killed 11 people and injured 200 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Christopher-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Illinois state average. It is 74% 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 71.6 miles away from Christopher 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 61.6 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 86.3 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 69.4 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 106.2 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 74.2 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 Franklin County (8) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 3, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Christopher topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Christopher:

  • ZIEGLER COLONIAL MANOR (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; ZEIGLER, IL)
  • BENTON REHAB AND HCC (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; BENTON, IL)
  • WESTSIDE REHAB AND CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; WEST FRANKFORT, IL)
  • FRANKLIN HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 8 miles away; BENTON, IL)
  • OLD - FRANKLIN HOSPITAL (SNF) (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; BENTON, IL)
  • STONEBRIDGE SENIOR LIVING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; BENTON, IL)
  • HOMESTEAD HOUSE (Hospital, about 9 miles away; WEST FRANKFORT, IL)

Amtrak stations near Christopher:

  • 11 miles: DU QUOIN (20 N. CHESTNUT ST.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.
  • 20 miles: CARBONDALE (401 S. ILLINOIS AVE.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, intercity bus service, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Christopher:

  • Rend Lake College (about 14 miles; Ina, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,778)
  • John A Logan College (about 16 miles; Carterville, IL; FT enrollment: 3,995)
  • Southern Illinois University-Carbondale (about 20 miles; Carbondale, IL; FT enrollment: 14,539)
  • Kaskaskia College (about 42 miles; Centralia, IL; FT enrollment: 3,867)
  • Southeast Missouri State University (about 53 miles; Cape Girardeau, MO; FT enrollment: 9,678)
  • McKendree University (about 61 miles; Lebanon, IL; FT enrollment: 2,564)
  • Southwestern Illinois College (about 61 miles; Belleville, IL; FT enrollment: 9,085)

Public high school in Christopher:

  • CHRISTOPHER HIGH (Location: 1 BEARCAT DR, Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle school in Christopher:

  • CHRISTOPHER ELEM SCHOOL (Location: 501 S SNIDER ST, Grades: PK-8)
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Library in Christopher:

  • CHRISTOPHER PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $19,838; Location: 202 EAST MARKET STREET; 17,011 books; 486 video materials; 16 state licensed databases; 1 other licensed databases; 8 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Christopher Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Birthplace of: John Malkovich - (born 1953), actor, Doug Collins - (born 1951), NBA basketball player, head coach, Gene Rayburn - (1917-1999), game show host, Al Glossop - Baseball player, J. Bradley Burzynski - Politician.

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

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

CHRISTOPHER (Address: 208 N THOMAS , Population served: 2,772, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Lead Consumer Notice - In JAN-02-2013, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-04-2013), St Compliance achieved (JAN-14-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2012 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-11-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-11-2013), St Compliance achieved (DEC-16-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2012 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-11-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-11-2013), St Compliance achieved (DEC-16-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2011 and JUN-2011, Contaminant: Chloramine. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-16-2011), St Compliance achieved (JUN-02-2011)
  • 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-15-2010)
Average household size:
This city:

2.2 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

60.8%
Whole state:

65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

7.3%
Whole state:

6.3%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Banks with branches in Christopher (2011 data):

  • State Bank of Whittington: Christopher Branch at 400 West Adelaide, branch established on 2007/08/13. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $109.4 mil, Deposits: $99.6 mil, headquarters in Benton, IL, positive income, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Whittington Bancorp, Inc.
  • Banterra Bank: 506 North Victor Street Branch at 506 North Victor Street, branch established on 1943/04/28. Info updated 2011/09/01: Bank assets: $1,103.3 mil, Deposits: $959.2 mil, headquarters in Marion, IL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 31 total offices, Holding Company: Banterra Corp

For population 15 years and over in Christopher:

Marital status in Christopher, IL
  • Never married: 23.9%
  • Now married: 49.6%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 8.9%
  • Divorced: 15.9%

For population 25 years and over in Christopher:

  • High school or higher: 89.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.0%
  • Unemployed: 6.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.8
Illinois average:

12.2

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

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Religion statistics for Christopher, IL (based on Franklin County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant16,44490
Catholic3,0535
Mainline Protestant2,35924
Black Protestant1511
Other832
Orthodox701
None17,401-
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: 6
This county:

1.52 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Franklin County:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.08 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
This county:

0.51 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 22
Franklin County:

5.58 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 26
Here:

6.60 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Franklin County:

9.5%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

27.2%
State:

25.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Franklin County:

14.4%
Illinois:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Christopher:

51.6%
Illinois:

48.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

49.6%
Illinois:

45.7%

Average BMI:
Christopher:

28.8
Illinois:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

20.8%
Illinois:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Christopher:

9.0%
Illinois:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Christopher:

6.9
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Christopher:

36.8%
Illinois:

33.2%

General health condition:
Here:

57.8%
State:

55.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Christopher:

77.4%
Illinois:

79.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Christopher, 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
Police Protection - Officers 5$13,448$32,2755$6,067
Streets and Highways 3$7,846$31,3840$0
Other and Unallocable 2$4,946$29,6760$0
Water Supply 1$2,958$35,4960$0
Sewerage 1$2,958$35,4960$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 0$0
Local Libraries 0$0 2$1,771
Other Government Administration 0$0 9$2,800
Financial Administration 0$0 1$1,025
Firefighters 0$0 24$1,525
Totals for Government 12$32,156$32,15641$13,188

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

  • Construction - General - Other: $279,000 ($102.20)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $405,000 ($148.35)
    Police Protection: $388,000 ($142.12)
    Financial Administration: $307,000 ($112.45)
    Regular Highways: $155,000 ($56.78)
    General - Other: $152,000 ($55.68)
    Sewerage: $142,000 ($52.01)
    Housing and Community Development: $121,000 ($44.32)
    Solid Waste Management: $105,000 ($38.46)
    Local Fire Protection: $51,000 ($18.68)
    Libraries: $30,000 ($10.99)
    Parks and Recreation: $7,000 ($2.56)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $5,000 ($1.83)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $518,000 ($189.74)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $302,000 ($110.62)
    Solid Waste Management: $134,000 ($49.08)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $148,000 ($54.21)
    Fines and Forfeits: $21,000 ($7.69)
    Interest Earnings: $4,000 ($1.47)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $469,000 ($171.79)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $553,000 ($202.56)
    Highways: $74,000 ($27.11)
  • Tax - Property: $250,000 ($91.58)
    Other Selective Sales: $206,000 ($75.46)
    Public Utilities Sales: $23,000 ($8.42)
    Other License: $3,000 ($1.10)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $274,000 ($100.37)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $159,000 ($58.24)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $153,000 ($56.04)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $38,000 ($13.92)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,315,000 ($481.68)

4.49% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($35,414 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.49%
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 Williamson County, IL  1.34% ($34,809 average AGI)
from Jefferson County, IL  0.32% ($33,244)
from Jackson County, IL  0.24% ($29,588)


5.21% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($37,037 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.21%
Illinois average:

5.50%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Williamson County, IL  1.64% ($37,017 average AGI)
to Jefferson County, IL  0.37% ($39,038)
to Perry County, IL  0.26% ($29,784)

Businesses in Christopher, IL

  • Circle K: 1
  • Dairy Queen: 1
  • Subway: 1

Strongest AM radio stations in Christopher:

  • WDDD (810 AM; 10 kW; JOHNSTON CITY, IL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGGH (1150 AM; 5 kW; MARION, IL)
  • WFRX (1300 AM; 1 kW; WEST FRANKFORT, IL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, 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.)
  • WMIX (940 AM; 5 kW; MOUNT VERNON, IL; Owner: WITHERS BROADCASTING CO OF ILLINOIS)
  • WILY (1210 AM; daytime; 10 kW; CENTRALIA, IL; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • WJPF (1340 AM; 1 kW; HERRIN, IL; Owner: ZRG OF ILLINOIS, INC.)
  • WSDZ (1260 AM; 20 kW; BELLEVILLE, IL)
  • WMCL (1060 AM; 3 kW; MCLEANSBORO, IL; Owner: DANA COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WCIL (1020 AM; daytime; 1 kW; CARBONDALE, IL; Owner: LYLE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • KZIM (960 AM; 5 kW; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: ZIMMER RADIO OF MID-MISSOURI, INC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Christopher:

  • WXLT (103.5 FM; CHRISTOPHER, IL; Owner: ZRG OF ILLINOIS, INC.)
  • WCIL-FM (101.5 FM; CARBONDALE, IL; Owner: LYLE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WAWJ (90.1 FM; MARION, IL; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WDQN-FM (95.9 FM; DUQUOIN, IL; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WDDD-FM (107.3 FM; MARION, IL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WVZA (92.7 FM; HERRIN, IL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WQUL (97.7 FM; WEST FRANKFORT, IL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WQRL (106.3 FM; BENTON, IL; Owner: DANA COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WOOZ-FM (99.9 FM; HARRISBURG, IL; Owner: ZIMMER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WISH-FM (98.9 FM; GALATIA, IL; Owner: GALATIA FM JOINT VENTURE)
  • WUEZ (95.1 FM; CARTERVILLE, IL; Owner: ZRG OF ILLINOIS, INC.)
  • WXAN (103.9 FM; AVA, IL; Owner: HAROLD L. LAWDER)
  • WTAO-FM (105.1 FM; MURPHYSBORO, IL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBMV (89.7 FM; MOUNT VERNON, IL; Owner: ILLINOIS BIBLE INSTITUTE, INC)
  • WIBV (102.1 FM; MOUNT VERNON, IL; Owner: BENJAMIN STRATEMEYER)
  • WSIU (91.9 FM; CARBONDALE, IL; Owner: SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)

TV broadcast stations around Christopher:

  • WSIU-TV (Channel 8; CARBONDALE, IL; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)
  • W15BU (Channel 17; JOHNSTON CITY, IL; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WSIL-TV (Channel 3; HARRISBURG, IL; Owner: WSIL-TV, INC.)
  • KFVS-TV (Channel 12; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • WDKA (Channel 49; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: WDKA ACQUISITION CORPORATION)
  • KBSI (Channel 23; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: KBSI LICENSEE L.P.)
  • WPSD-TV (Channel 6; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: WPSD-TV, LLC)
  • WTCT (Channel 27; MARION, IL; Owner: TRI-STATE CHRISTIAN TV, INC.)
  • W10AH (Channel 10; CARBONDALE, IL; Owner: WPSD-TV, LLC)
Christopher fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017

Christopher fatal accident list:

Feb 17, 2001 09:00 AM, Sr-14, Vehicles: 3, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1
May 14, 2000 09:25 AM, Sr-14, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
May 25, 1984 02:55 PM, E 15th St, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 11Number of bridges
  • 39ft / 12.3mTotal length
  • 19,550Total average daily traffic
  • 1,299Total average daily truck traffic
  • 19,006Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
New bridges in Christopher, IL - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11960-1969
  • 21970-1979
  • 31980-1989
  • 21990-1999
  • 32000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Christopher, IL

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Christopher)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Center Of Town (Lat: 37.973667 Lon: -89.056194), Call Sign: KNDU270,
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.070 MHz, 154.445 MHz, Grant Date: 01/24/2014, Expiration Date: 02/08/2024, Registrant: Business Radio Licensing, 30251 Golden Lantern Ste E 501, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677-5993, Phone: (949) 348-8510, Fax: (949) 348-8514, Email:
  • 221 W Market St (Lat: 37.973667 Lon: -89.056194), Call Sign: KQS591, Licensee ID: L00012952,
    Assigned Frequencies: 39.4600 MHz, 39.5000 MHz, Grant Date: 01/28/2014, Expiration Date: 01/30/2024, Registrant: County Of Franklin, 403 East Main, Benton, IL 62812, Phone: (618) 438-4841

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • CHRISTOPHER, 5770 Satch Road (Lat: 37.990333 Lon: -89.045917), Type: Tower, Structure height: 106.7 m, Overall height: 112.8 m, Call Sign: WLV458,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6665.00 MHz, Grant Date: 01/25/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021, Cancellation Date: 03/08/2019, Certifier: John T Scott Iii, Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 5055 North Point Pkwy, Np2ne Network Engineering, Alpharetta, GA 30022, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (678) 259-1319, Email:

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1
  • 0.75 Mi N Of (Lat: 37.990333 Lon: -89.045917), Type: Nntann, Structure height: 100.6 m, Call Sign: KUC903,
    Assigned Frequencies: 454.300 MHz, 158.700 MHz, 454.300 MHz, Grant Date: 06/23/2009, Expiration Date: 07/29/2019, Certifier: Tom Jackson, Registrant: Attorney At Law, 5151 Wisconsin Ave Nw Ste 312, Washington, DC 20016, Phone: (202) 223-3772, Fax: (202) 840-6499, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Christopher)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: CARL J BUCHMEIER CHALLENGER II (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: 2 Cycle
    N-Number: 449HW , Serial Number: CH20194-1079, Certificate Issue Date: 06/21/2011
    Registrant (Individual): Carl J Buchmeier, 707 S Mulkey St, Christopher, IL 62822
  • Aircraft: CHALLENGER QUAD CITY BASIC SINGLE (I) (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: 2 Cycle
    N-Number: 9228E , Serial Number: 311812, Certificate Issue Date: 07/13/2007
    Registrant (Individual): Carl J Buchmeier, 707 S Mulkey St, Christopher, IL 62822
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 11/17/1955

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 11. The highest number of fire incidents - 23 took place in 2017, and the least - 0 in 2003. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Christopher, IL When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (66.5%), and Outside Fires (20.7%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Christopher, IL
    • 11966.5%Structure Fires
    • 3720.7%Outside Fires
    • 158.4%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 84.5%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Christopher, IL
Most common first names in Christopher, IL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William5474.9 years
Mary5280.0 years
John5177.1 years
Charles3675.7 years
James3271.5 years
Frank2976.7 years
Anna1980.7 years
George1975.2 years
Helen1880.5 years
Robert1569.1 years
Most common last names in Christopher, IL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith2273.3 years
Jones2176.9 years
Brown1976.2 years
Williams1772.0 years
Eickelman1475.6 years
Webb1380.5 years
Mitchell1276.1 years
Furlow1273.5 years
Kirkpatrick1178.7 years
Moore1178.4 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Christopher, IL
  • 61.7%Utility gas
  • 34.7%Electricity
  • 1.6%Wood
  • 0.8%No fuel used
  • 0.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.5%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Christopher, IL
  • 70.3%Utility gas
  • 27.4%Electricity
  • 1.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.2%Other fuel


Christopher compared to Illinois state average:

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