For population 25 years and over in Cobden:
For population 15 years and over in Cobden village:
187 residents are foreign born (16.0% Latin America).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $1,188 (1.4%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: St. Louis, MO (92.8 miles , pop. 348,189).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (309.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).
Nearest cities: Alto Pass, IL (2.1 miles ), Anna, IL (2.3 miles ), Jonesboro, IL (2.4 miles ), Makanda, IL (2.4 miles ), Dongola, IL (3.6 miles ), Mill Creek, IL (3.6 miles) , Carbondale, IL (3.7 miles ), Grand Tower, IL (3.9 miles ).
Single-family new house construction building permits:
Latitude: 37.53 N, Longitude: 89.26 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 Cobden detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 3 (3 officers).
Population change in the 1990s: -24 (-2.1%).
Work and jobs in Cobden: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Cobden, Illinois
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Cobden-area historical tornado activity is above Illinois state average. It is 169% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 12/18/1957, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 16.8 miles away from the Cobden village center killed 11 people and injured 200 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
On 5/29/1982, a category F4 tornado 19.6 miles away from the village center killed 10 people and injured 181 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Cobden-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Illinois state average. It is 20% 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 98.0 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 29.7 miles away from Cobden 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 74.0 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 86.5 miles away from the city center
On 9/29/1987 at 00:04:56, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 45.3 miles away from Cobden center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 96.7 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 Union County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 2
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 3, Heavy Rain: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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See full list of schools located in Cobden, School District: COBDEN SCHOOL UNIT DISTRICT 17
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Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 16.4. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 13.3 miles away from the city center.
Drinking water stations with addresses in Cobden and their reported violations in the past:COBDEN (Population served: 1181, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 22.8%
(17.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 54.5% for Black residents, 26.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
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Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
62 people in nursing homes in 2000
13 people in homes for the mentally retarded in 2000
Cobden compared to Illinois state average:
Banks with branches in Cobden (2011 data):
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Religion statistics for Cobden (based on Union County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 68.11%
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Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 4
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Number of full-service restaurants: 13
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Cobden government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):
5.13% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($32,725 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:
5.42% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($27,834 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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Cobden fatal accident list:
Oct 7, 1990 05:20 PM, 911, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 4 meters (13ft)
Total average daily traffic: 3,350
Total average daily truck traffic: 134
Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic: 3,786
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Cobden)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:23 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:6
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:1
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Cobden)
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
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Total of 2 patent applications in 2008-2014.