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Population in 2012: 464 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -9.2%
 

Males: 252  (54.5%)
Females: 212  (45.5%)

Median resident age:  38.8 years
Illinois median age:  39.6 years

Zip codes: 61319.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $48,127 (it was $45,313 in 2000)
Cornell:

$48,127
IL:

$55,137
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $21,064

Cornell village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $70,815 (it was $57,200 in 2000)
Cornell:

$70,815
IL:

$170,600
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $72,758; Detached houses: $74,923; Mobile homes: $29,735

Median gross rent in 2012: $678.

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  • White alone - 438 (93.8%)
  • Hispanic - 17 (3.6%)
  • Two or more races - 6 (1.3%)
  • Black alone - 5 (1.1%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (0.2%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Cornell: 85.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (29.3%), Irish (14.4%), United States (13.5%), English (9.7%), Norwegian (3.1%), Slovak (2.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 10/17/1901

Elevation: 638 feet

Land area: 0.64 square miles.

Population density: 730 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Cornell:

  • High school or higher: 94.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 21.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.5%
  • Unemployed: 9.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Cornell village:

  • Never married: 22.5%
  • Now married: 52.9%
  • Separated: 0.3%
  • Widowed: 5.8%
  • Divorced: 18.5%

4 residents are foreign born

This village:  0.8%
Illinois:  13.9%



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists there were 5 registered sex offenders living in Cornell, Illinois as of November 28, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Cornell to the number of sex offenders is 93 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,043 (2.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,288 (2.2%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Bloomington, IL (37.9 miles , pop. 64,808).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Chicago, IL (80.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Long Point, IL (2.9 miles ), Pontiac, IL (3.0 miles ), Flanagan, IL (3.2 miles ), Streator, IL (3.3 miles ), Odell, IL (3.3 miles ), Dana, IL (3.4 miles) , Ransom, IL (3.5 miles ), Kangley, IL (3.6 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1 building, cost: $125,000
  • 1998: 0 buildings
  • 1999: 0 buildings
  • 2000: 3 buildings, average cost: $122,700
  • 2001: 0 buildings
  • 2002: 0 buildings
  • 2003: 0 buildings
  • 2004: 1 building, cost: $75,000
  • 2005: 2 buildings, average cost: $112,500
  • 2006: 2 buildings, average cost: $112,500
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $90,000
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $85,000
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $85,000
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $85,000
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $85,000
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $85,000

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Latitude: 40.99 N, Longitude: 88.73 W

Area code: 815

Cornell household income distribution Cornell home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

9.0%
Illinois:

9.5%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -46 (-8.3%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (35%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (30%)
  • Finance and insurance (15%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (15%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (8%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (6%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (9%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (7%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Cornell-area historical tornado activity is above Illinois state average. It is 166% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/13/2004, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 27.2 miles away from the Cornell village center injured 3 people.

On 8/28/1990, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 49.1 miles away from the village center killed 29 people and injured 350 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Cornell-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Illinois state average. It is 96% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 33.6 miles away from the city center
On 9/2/1999 at 16:17:29, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 62.3 miles away from Cornell center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Livingston County (7) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 4, Floods: 3, Snow: 1, Storm: 1, Tornado: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Cornell:

  • FRANCISCAN HOSPICE OF CENTRAL (Hospital, about 9 miles away; PONTIAC, IL)
  • FMC - PONTIAC (Dialysis Facility, about 10 miles away; PONTIAC, IL)
  • SAINT JAMES HOSPITAL (Hospital, Acute Care Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Church, about 10 miles away; PONTIAC, IL)

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Amtrak stations near Cornell:

  • 10 miles: PONTIAC (721 W. WASHINGTON ST.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, taxi stand.
  • 18 miles: DWIGHT (119 W. MAIN ST.) . Services: enclosed waiting area.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Cornell:

  • Illinois Valley Community College (about 30 miles; Oglesby, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,082)
  • Heartland Community College (about 35 miles; Normal, IL; FT enrollment: 2,524)
  • Illinois State University (about 36 miles; Normal, IL; FT enrollment: 18,494)
  • Illinois Wesleyan University (about 38 miles; Bloomington, IL; FT enrollment: 2,057)
  • Joliet Junior College (about 46 miles; Joliet, IL; FT enrollment: 6,668)
  • Olivet Nazarene University (about 46 miles; Bourbonnais, IL; FT enrollment: 2,889)
  • Illinois Central College (about 46 miles; East Peoria, IL; FT enrollment: 5,496)

Public elementary/middle school in Cornell:

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Library in Cornell:

  • AMITY TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $40,697; Location: 604 EAST MAIN STREET; 9,084 books; 786 audio materials; 646 video materials; 18 state licensed databases; 25 print serial subscriptions; 2 electronic serial subscriptions)

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

Churches in Cornell include: Cornell United Methodist Church (A), New Life Christian Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Cornell include: North Park (1), South Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

 
Livingston County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

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

CORNELL (Address: 602 E MAIN , Population served: 511, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between APR-2006 and JUN-2006, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAY-02-2006), St Public Notif requested (MAY-30-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-30-2006)
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between APR-2005 and JUN-2005, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAY-02-2005), St Public Notif received (JUN-06-2005), St Public Notif requested (JUN-15-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-15-2005)
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between JAN-2005 and MAR-2005, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (2 times from APR-05-2005 to MAY-02-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-18-2005), St Public Notif requested (MAY-18-2005), St Public Notif received (JUN-06-2005)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 18.6%
(20.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This village:  2.5 people
Illinois:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  65.8%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  10.7%
Whole state:  6.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Cornell, IL

Cornell compared to Illinois state average:

  • Median house value 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.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Cornell travel time to work - commute


Cornell mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (96%)
  • Electricity (3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Cornell village (based on Livingston County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 61.09%
Here61.1%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Methodist ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USA Inc. Apostolic Christian Church of America
Adherents29.0%20.7%18.2%6.5%5.8%
Congregations13.3%14.7%21.3%8.0%2.7%
NameLutheran ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)United Church of ChristChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Other
Adherents3.9%2.8%2.1%1.6%9.5%
Congregations2.7%2.7%4.0%4.0%26.7%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 7
Here:

1.85 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Livingston County:

0.26 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

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

5.81 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 32
Livingston County:

8.46 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

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

9.2%
State:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

27.3%
State:

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

10.8%
Illinois:

14.5%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
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$407
Other Government Administration 0$0 8$558
Streets and Highways 0$0 2$276
Water Supply 0$0 2$408
Totals for Government 0$0 13$1,649

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

  • Current Operations - Financial Administration: $91,000 ($196.12)
    Regular Highways: $23,000 ($49.57)
    Water Utilities: $17,000 ($36.64)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $76,000 ($163.79)

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

  • Charges - All Other: $2,000 ($4.31)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $6,000 ($12.93)
    General Revenue, NEC: $2,000 ($4.31)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $42,000 ($90.52)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $55,000 ($118.53)
    All Other: $25,000 ($53.88)
    Highways: $15,000 ($32.33)
  • Tax - Property: $27,000 ($58.19)
    NEC: $1,000 ($2.16)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $242,000 ($521.55)

4.66% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($32,942 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.66%
Illinois average:

5.66%

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:
from McLean County, IL  0.69% ($29,922 average AGI)
from Will County, IL  0.50% ($41,568)
from Grundy County, IL  0.48% ($30,380)


6.00% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($34,806 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.00%
Illinois average:

5.99%

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:
to McLean County, IL  1.25% ($35,349 average AGI)
to La Salle County, IL  0.44% ($38,723)
to Will County, IL  0.36% ($31,296)

Strongest AM radio stations in Cornell:

  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WVIV (1200 AM; 20 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLXX-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSPL (1250 AM; 1 kW; STREATOR, IL; Owner: MENDOTA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WIBC (1070 AM; 50 kW; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WAUR (930 AM; 4 kW; SANDWICH, IL; Owner: CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING SYSTEM, LTD.)
  • WILL (580 AM; 5 kW; URBANA, IL; Owner: UNIV. OF ILLINOIS BOARD OF TRUSTEES)

Strongest FM radio stations in Cornell:

  • WPJC (88.3 FM; PONTIAC, IL; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • WJEZ (98.9 FM; DWIGHT, IL; Owner: LIVINGSTON COUNTY BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WWGN (88.9 FM; OTTAWA, IL; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION, INC.)
  • WYST (107.7 FM; FAIRBURY, IL; Owner: AAA ENTERTAINMENT LICENSING LLC)
  • WSTQ (97.7 FM; STREATOR, IL; Owner: MENDOTA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WYYS (106.1 FM; STREATOR, IL; Owner: MENDOTA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WALS (102.1 FM; OGLESBY, IL; Owner: LACO RADIO, INC.)
  • WTRX-FM (93.7 FM; PONTIAC, IL; Owner: LIVINGSTON COUNTY BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WJDK-FM (95.7 FM; SENECA, IL; Owner: GRUNDY COUNTY BROADCASTERS, INC)
  • WBZG (100.9 FM; PERU, IL; Owner: MENDOTA BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WCFL (104.7 FM; MORRIS, IL; Owner: ILLINOIS DISTRICT COUNCIL OF ASSEMBL)
  • WKOT (96.5 FM; MARSEILLES, IL; Owner: LASALLE COUNTY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WRXQ (100.7 FM; COAL CITY, IL; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • W208AW (89.5 FM; PONTIAC, IL; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Cornell:

  • WWTO-TV (Channel 35; LASALLE, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WYZZ-TV (Channel 43; BLOOMINGTON, IL; Owner: WYZZ LICENSEE, INC.)
  • W34CD (Channel 34; QUINCY, IL; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)


FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • Cornell, Lat: 40.996667 Lon: -88.728889, Type: Gtower, Structure height: 51.8 m, Call Sign: WQHX870
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/29/2007, Expiration Date: 11/29/2017, Certifier: Donna J Olson
    Registrant: Olson, Donna J, 7095 W. Waupecan Road, Verona, IL 60479, Phone: (815) 287-2500, Email:

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: PIPER J4 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 75 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C65 SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 109N , Serial Number: 4-716, Year manufactured: 1939, Airworthiness Date: 05/21/1956
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Edward J Biggest, 14121 E 2600 N Rd R1 Box 446a, Cornell, IL 61319, Other Owners: Sandra L Biggest
  • Aircraft: TAYLORCRAFT BC12-D (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 78 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C65 SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 5609M , Serial Number: 12008, Year manufactured: 1948
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Sandra Biggest, R1 Box 446a / 14121 E 2600 North Rd, Cornell, IL 61319, Other Owners: Edward Biggest



Most common first names in Cornell, IL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1071.7 years
Mary881.7 years
Donald770.7 years
George680.0 years
Charles574.2 years
Walter577.2 years
James576.0 years
Harold573.2 years
Dorothy586.8 years
Elmer586.6 years
Most common last names in Cornell, IL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Cashmer880.5 years
Garretson680.6 years
Earp587.6 years
Cool559.8 years
Gourley574.6 years
Barton581.4 years
Delheimer478.5 years
Taylor481.5 years
Johnson483.2 years
Bayles482.5 years

Cornell on our top lists:

  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Metal and mineral, except petroleum, merchant wholesalers"
  • #33 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Printing and related support activities"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Personal care and service occupations:"
  • #57 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Food and beverage stores"
  • #65 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Communications equipment operators"
  • #86 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Printing and related support activities"
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