For population 25 years and over in Cowden:
For population 15 years and over in Cowden village:
2 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $426 (0.9%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Decatur, IL (41.9 miles , pop. 81,860).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Louis, MO (85.9 miles , pop. 348,189).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (189.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).
Nearest cities: Beecher City, IL (2.4 miles ), Herrick, IL (2.6 miles ), Tower Hill, IL (3.3 miles ), Shelbyville, IL (3.4 miles ), Shumway, IL (3.5 miles ), Stewardson, IL (3.5 miles ), Oconee, IL (3.7 miles ), Altamont, IL (3.8 miles ).
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Latitude: 39.25 N, Longitude: 88.86 W
Area code: 217
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Crime rate in Cowden detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
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Population change in the 1990s: +12 (+2.0%).
Work and jobs in Cowden: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Cowden, Illinois
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Cowden-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Illinois state average. It is 157% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 6/2/1990, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 37.8 miles away from the Cowden village center injured 6 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.
On 8/21/1977, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 16.8 miles away from the village center killed 6 people and injured 56 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Cowden-area historical earthquake activity is near Illinois state average. It is 79% 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 76.1 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 60.2 miles away from Cowden 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 76.4 miles away from the city center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 61.4 miles away from the city center
On 4/21/2008 at 05:38:29, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 MB, 4.0 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 75.4 miles away from Cowden center
On 11/11/1991 at 09:20:47, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 63.8 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 Shelby County (6) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 2
Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 3, Floods: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Snow: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: Joe Adams - Baseball player.
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Drinking water stations with addresses in Cowden and their reported violations in the past:COWDEN (Population served: 650, Groundwater):
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Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 26.4%
(26.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
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Religion statistics for Cowden (based on Shelby County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 56.43%
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Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 5
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
Number of full-service restaurants: 17
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Cowden government finances in 2002(per resident):
5.65% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($32,971 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:
5.98% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($30,809 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
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FCC Registered Antenna Towers:9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Cowden)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:1
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:2
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:2
FAA Registered Aircraft:1
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Total of 1 patent application in 2008-2013.