Christopher, Illinois

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Population in 2014: 2,773 (95% urban, 5% rural). Population change since 2000: -2.2%
 
Males: 1,421  (51.2%)
Females: 1,352  (48.8%)
Median resident age:  38.0 years
Illinois median age:  37.2 years

Zip codes: 62822, 62865.

Christopher Zip Code Map
Estimated median household income in 2013: $32,107 (it was $25,045 in 2000)
Christopher:

$32,107
IL:

$56,210

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $19,301 (it was $15,141 in 2000)

Christopher city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $45,400 (it was $35,700 in 2000)
Christopher:

$45,400
IL:

$169,600

Median gross rent in 2013: $534.

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  • Races in Christopher, IL (2010)

    Christopher races chart
    • 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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Christopher: 75.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (21.2%), English (13.5%), Irish (11.2%), United States (9.5%), Italian (6.7%), French (3.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 05/15/1906

Elevation: 443 feet

Land area: 1.41 square miles.

Population density: 1,966 people per square mile   (low).

Christopher, Illinois map

For population 25 years and over in Christopher:

  • High school or higher: 89.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.2%
  • Unemployed: 6.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Christopher city:

  • Never married: 24.1%
  • Now married: 50.4%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 6.7%
  • Divorced: 17.6%

20 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.7%
Illinois:

14.0%



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists there were 7 registered sex offenders living in Christopher, Illinois as of May 31, 2016.
The ratio of number of residents in Christopher to the number of sex offenders is 338 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $712 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $611 (1.4%)

Christopher satellite photo by USGS

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 ).

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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 37.97 N, Longitude: 89.05 W

Area code: 618

Christopher household income distribution Christopher home values distribution

Crime rates in Christopher by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Murders 00000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 22102145
per 100,000 70.571.035.60.070.635.2141.7177.4
Robberies 00000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Assaults 232329227131113
per 100,000 811.0817.11,031.3779.0247.1457.6389.7461.2
Burglaries 3232362619332123
per 100,000 1,128.31,136.81,280.2920.7670.71,161.6743.9815.9
Thefts 8787765632343850
per 100,000 3,067.73,090.62,702.71,983.01,129.51,196.81,346.11,773.7
Auto thefts 33352215
per 100,000 105.8106.6106.7177.170.670.435.4177.4
Arson 55010020
per 100,000 176.3177.60.035.40.00.070.80.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 309.1) 446.3449.6459.0326.6212.0264.9312.3391.8

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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).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.09
Illinois average:

2.78
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

7.5%
Illinois:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -50 (-1.7%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (15%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (14%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Health care and social assistance (10%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (33%)
  • Retail trade (27%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (14%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (5%)
  • Sales and related occupations (26%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (22%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (9%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (5%)

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, Illinois average temperatures Christopher, Illinois average precipitation Christopher, Illinois humidity Christopher, Illinois wind speed Christopher, Illinois snowfall Christopher, Illinois sunshine Christopher, Illinois clear and cloudy days

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 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 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 Christopher 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 (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).
Christopher topographic 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.

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)
See full list of schools located in Christopher

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)

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 55.4. This is better than average.

City:

55.4
U.S.:

74.7

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 30.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.9
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2010 was 24.2. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 19.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

24.2
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 8.81. This is about average. Closest monitor was 24.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.81
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 25.5%
(25.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
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

Christopher, Illinois environmental map by EPA

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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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.5
Illinois average:

12.4

Christopher travel time to work - commute Christopher mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Christopher city (based on Franklin County data)

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
Franklin County:

1.52 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

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

6.60 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.5%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Franklin County:

27.2%
Illinois:

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

14.4%
State:

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

Christopher government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Welfare - Other: $277,000 ($99.89)
    Police Protection: $266,000 ($95.92)
    Water Utilities: $253,000 ($91.24)
    Financial Administration: $253,000 ($91.24)
    Regular Highways: $172,000 ($62.03)
    Sewerage: $130,000 ($46.88)
    General - Other: $98,000 ($35.34)
    Libraries: $31,000 ($11.18)
    Fire Protection: $29,000 ($10.46)
    Parks & Recreation: $19,000 ($6.85)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $10,000 ($3.61)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $399,000 ($143.89)

Christopher government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $206,000 ($74.29)
    Parks & Recreation: $2,000 ($0.72)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $275,000 ($99.17)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $31,000 ($11.18)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $81,000 ($29.21)
    Interest Earnings: $26,000 ($9.38)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $411,000 ($148.21)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $333,000 ($120.09)
    Water Utilities: $265,000 ($95.56)
    Highways: $79,000 ($28.49)
    All Other: $22,000 ($7.93)
  • Tax - Property: $182,000 ($65.63)
    NEC: $5,000 ($1.80)

Christopher government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $170,000 ($61.31)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $375,000 ($135.23)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $375,000 ($135.23)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $150,000 ($54.09)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $20,000 ($7.21)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $1,774,000 ($639.74)

5.02% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($29,065 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.02%
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 Williamson County, IL  1.35% ($29,015 average AGI)
from Jefferson County, IL  0.34% ($22,714)
from Jackson County, IL  0.30% ($21,326)


4.95% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,617 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.95%
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 Williamson County, IL  1.36% ($32,411 average AGI)
to Jackson County, IL  0.39% ($31,281)
to Jefferson County, IL  0.33% ($37,292)

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 - 2014

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2014 (per 100,000 population)


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
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 2m7ftTotal length
  • 5,950Total average daily traffic
  • 297Total average daily truck traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Center Of Town (Lat: 37.973667 Lon: -89.056194), Call Sign: KNDU270
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.445 MHz, 154.070 MHzGrant Date: 01/24/2014, Expiration Date: 02/08/2024Registrant: 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 MHzGrant Date: 01/28/2014, Expiration Date: 01/30/2024Registrant: County Of Franklin, 403 East Main, Benton, IL 62812, Phone: (618) 438-4841

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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  • 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 MHzGrant Date: 01/25/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021, Certifier: John T Scott IiiRegistrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy, #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

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  • 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 MHzGrant Date: 06/23/2009, Expiration Date: 07/29/2019, Certifier: Tom JacksonRegistrant: Attorney At Law, 2154 Wisconsin Ave, Nw, Ste 250, Washington, DC 20007, Phone: (202) 223-3772, Fax: (202) 315-3587, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

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  • 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
    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
    Registrant (Individual): Carl J Buchmeier, 707 S Mulkey St, Christopher, IL 62822
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 05/30/1990

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)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 2
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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (62%)
  • Electricity (35%)
  • Other fuel (1%)
  • No fuel used (1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Businesses in Christopher, IL

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

Christopher compared to Illinois state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly 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.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly 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.
There is 1 pilot and 1 other airmen in this city.
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