For population 25 years and over in Christopher:
For population 15 years and over in Christopher city:
9 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $757 (1.2%)
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 ).
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Latitude: 37.97 N, Longitude: 89.05 W
Area code: 618
City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.
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Crime rate in Christopher detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 5 (5 officers).
Population change in the 1990s: -50 (-1.7%).
Work and jobs in Christopher: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Christopher, Illinois
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Christopher-area historical tornado activity is above Illinois state average. It is 171% 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 significantly above Illinois state average. It is 41% 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 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 61.6 miles away from Christopher 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 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 Christopher center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 67.4 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 (7) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 2
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 3, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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.
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Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 16.4. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 19.2 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 10.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 24.5 miles away from the city center.
Drinking water stations with addresses in Christopher and their reported violations in the past:CHRISTOPHER (Address: 211 N THOMAS , Population served: 3164, Purch_surface_water):
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Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 25.7%
(26.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
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Religion statistics for Christopher city (based on Franklin County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 60.53%
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Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 6
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 22
Number of full-service restaurants: 26
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5.34% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($27,524 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
5.24% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($28,619 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
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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
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Christopher)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:2
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:1
FCC Registered Paging Towers:1
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Christopher)
FAA Registered Aircraft:3
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