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Population in 2012: 610 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -3.3%
 

Males: 283  (46.5%)
Females: 327  (53.5%)

Median resident age:  42.7 years
Illinois median age:  39.6 years

Zip codes: 60928.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $46,066 (it was $38,500 in 2000)
Crescent City:

$46,066
IL:

$55,137
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $24,416

Crescent City village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $85,211 (it was $83,600 in 2000)
Crescent City:

$85,211
IL:

$170,600
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $107,407; Detached houses: $108,292; Townhouses or other attached units: $85,904; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $108,175; Mobile homes: $108,175

Median gross rent in 2012: $433.

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Crescent City races chart
  • White alone - 601 (97.7%)
  • Hispanic - 7 (1.1%)
  • American Indian alone - 2 (0.3%)
  • Asian alone - 2 (0.3%)
  • Two or more races - 2 (0.3%)
  • Black alone - 1 (0.2%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Crescent City: 87.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (39.9%), Irish (13.0%), United States (10.2%), English (6.7%), French (4.6%), Polish (1.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 01/24/1888

Elevation: 636 feet

Land area: 0.50 square miles.

Population density: 1,212 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Crescent City:

  • High school or higher: 93.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.1%
  • Unemployed: 5.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Crescent City village:

  • Never married: 22.2%
  • Now married: 59.4%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 8.3%
  • Divorced: 10.1%

3 residents are foreign born

This village:  0.5%
Illinois:  13.9%



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Crescent City, Illinois as of October 25, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Crescent City to the number of sex offenders is 305 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,189 (2.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $2,167 (2.0%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Champaign, IL (50.2 miles , pop. 67,518).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Chicago, IL (74.6 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Watseka, IL (2.5 miles ), Gilman, IL (2.7 miles ), Danforth, IL (2.7 miles ), Woodland, IL (2.8 miles ), Onarga, IL (2.9 miles ), Ashkum, IL (3.0 miles ), Clifton, IL (3.5 miles ), Martinton, IL (3.5 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 0 buildings
  • 1998: 3 buildings, average cost: $73,300
  • 1999: 0 buildings
  • 2000: 0 buildings
  • 2001: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 2002: 0 buildings
  • 2003: 0 buildings
  • 2004: 0 buildings
  • 2005: 0 buildings
  • 2006: 0 buildings
  • 2007: 0 buildings
  • 2008: 0 buildings
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $135,000
  • 2012: 0 buildings

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Latitude: 40.77 N, Longitude: 87.86 W

Area code: 815

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

8.0%
Illinois:

9.5%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +89 (+16.4%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (23%)
  • Manufacturing (16%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (15%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Wholesale trade (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (35%)
  • Educational services (24%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (11%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)
  • Personal appearance workers (6%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (3%)

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Tornado activity:

Crescent City-area historical tornado activity is above Illinois state average. It is 172% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/6/1956, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 2.9 miles away from the Crescent City village center injured 6 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/17/1963, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 31.0 miles away from the village center killed one person and injured 70 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Crescent City-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Illinois state average. It is 98% 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 72.3 miles away from the city center
On 4/14/2000 at 03:54:20, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 91.1 miles away from Crescent City center
On 12/17/1990 at 05:24:59, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 MD, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 64.8 miles away from the city center
On 12/16/1996 at 01:58:31, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 91.1 miles away from the city center
On 4/24/1990 at 09:41:24, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 86.3 miles away from Crescent City center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Iroquois 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 Crescent City:

  • SUGAR CREEK CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; WATSEKA, IL)
  • FORD IROQUOIS PUBLIC HEALTH DE (Home Health Center, about 7 miles away; WATSEKA, IL)
  • IROQUOIS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Hospital, Acute Care Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, about 7 miles away; WATSEKA, IL)

Political contributions by individuals in Crescent City, IL

Amtrak station near Crescent City:

  • 8 miles: GILMAN (U.S. 24 & U.S. 45) . Services: partially wheelchair accessible, free short-term parking, free long-term parking.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Crescent City:

  • Olivet Nazarene University (about 27 miles; Bourbonnais, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,889)
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (about 50 miles; Champaign, IL; FT enrollment: 39,877)
  • Parkland College (about 50 miles; Champaign, IL; FT enrollment: 4,831)
  • Joliet Junior College (about 54 miles; Joliet, IL; FT enrollment: 6,668)
  • Prairie State College (about 54 miles; Chicago Heights, IL; FT enrollment: 2,252)
  • Purdue University-Main Campus (about 55 miles; West Lafayette, IN; FT enrollment: 36,422)
  • Lewis University (about 59 miles; Romeoville, IL; FT enrollment: 3,688)

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Notable locations in Crescent City: Crescent City Station (A), Crescent - Iroquois Fire Protection District (B), Crescent - Iroquois Emergency Medical Services and Ambulance Services (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

 
Iroquois 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 Crescent City and their reported violations in the past:

CRESCENT CITY (Population served: 630, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-1997, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-28-1997), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-28-1997)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 minor monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Crescent City that have no violations reported:

  • SPRINGCREEK REC PROP SE WELL (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • IROQUOIS COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS (Population served: 20, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 10.4%
(9.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents)

Average household size:
This village:  2.3 people
Illinois:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  65.9%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  8.0%
Whole state:  6.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Crescent City, IL

Crescent City compared to Illinois state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage 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 below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.


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Banks with branches in Crescent City (2011 data):

  • Citizens State Bank of Milford: Crescent City Branch at 307 East Main Street, branch established on 2004/01/20. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $50.7 mil, Deposits: $45.6 mil, headquarters in Milford, IL, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Arthur R. Murray, Inc.

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School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Crescent City travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (82%)
  • Electricity (17%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Crescent City village (based on Iroquois County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 56.75%
Here56.8%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLutheran ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaChristian Churches and Churches of Christ
Adherents22.8%20.1%17.2%12.3%8.8%
Congregations12.9%14.3%22.9%7.1%11.4%
NameUnited Church of ChristChristian Church (Disciples of Christ) Inc. Apostolic Christian Church of AmericaChurch of the NazareneOther
Adherents3.9%2.1%2.1%1.7%9.1%
Congregations4.3%2.9%1.4%5.7%17.1%
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: 9
Iroquois County:

2.98 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Iroquois County:

0.66 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 12
Here:

3.97 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 25
Here:

8.27 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

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

9.1%
State:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Iroquois County:

27.3%
State:

25.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

19.6%
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
Water Supply 1$2,832$33,9840$0
Totals for Government 1$2,832$33,9840$0

Crescent City government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Parks & Recreation: $438,000 ($718.03)
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $51,000 ($83.61)
    Financial Administration: $45,000 ($73.77)
    Water Utilities: $24,000 ($39.34)
    Welfare - Other: $15,000 ($24.59)
    General - Other: $10,000 ($16.39)
    Parks & Recreation: $3,000 ($4.92)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $42,000 ($68.85)

Crescent City government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $32,000 ($52.46)
    Interest Earnings: $18,000 ($29.51)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $51,000 ($83.61)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $128,000 ($209.84)
    General Support: $78,000 ($127.87)
    Highways: $17,000 ($27.87)
  • Tax - Property: $46,000 ($75.41)
    NEC: $1,000 ($1.64)

Crescent City government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $200,000 ($327.87)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $200,000 ($327.87)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $391,000 ($640.98)

5.25% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($31,523 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.25%
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 Kankakee County, IL  1.46% ($32,034 average AGI)
from Cook County, IL  0.57% ($33,565)
from Ford County, IL  0.47% ($36,053)


5.98% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($32,188 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.98%
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 Kankakee County, IL  1.59% ($36,599 average AGI)
to Champaign County, IL  0.49% ($25,559)
to Ford County, IL  0.45% ($31,963)

Strongest AM radio stations in Crescent City:

  • WGFA (1360 AM; daytime; 1 kW; WATSEKA, IL; Owner: IROQUOIS COUNTY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • 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.)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WIBC (1070 AM; 50 kW; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WVIV (1200 AM; 20 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLXX-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WILL (580 AM; 5 kW; URBANA, IL; Owner: UNIV. OF ILLINOIS BOARD OF TRUSTEES)
  • WOWO (1190 AM; 50 kW; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Crescent City:

  • WGFA-FM (94.1 FM; WATSEKA, IL; Owner: IROQUOIS COUNTY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WIVR (101.7 FM; KENTLAND, IN; Owner: MILNER BROADCASTING ENTERPRISES, LLC)
  • WVLI (95.1 FM; KANKAKEE, IL; Owner: MILNER BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WONU (89.7 FM; KANKAKEE, IL; Owner: OLIVET NAZARENE UNIVERSITY)
  • WHPO (100.9 FM; HOOPESTON, IL; Owner: MARKET STREET BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WKIF (92.7 FM; KANKAKEE, IL; Owner: SPANISH BROADCASTING SYSTEM OF ILLINOIS, INC.)
  • WIBN (98.1 FM; EARL PARK, IN; Owner: BROTHERS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

TV broadcast stations around Crescent City:

  • W34CD (Channel 34; QUINCY, IL; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WCIA (Channel 3; CHAMPAIGN, IL; Owner: NEXSTAR BROADCASTING OF CHAMPAIGN, L.L.C.)
  • WYIN (Channel 56; GARY, IN; Owner: NORTHWEST INDIANA PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WICD (Channel 15; CHAMPAIGN, IL; Owner: WICD LICENSEE, LLC)
  • W52BR (Channel 52; CHAMPAIGN-URBANA, IL; Owner: MARCIA COHEN)

National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 4
Total length: 4 meters (13ft)
Total costs: $205,000
Total average daily traffic: 5,675
Total average daily truck traffic: 877
Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic: 5,920


FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: W9QCD, Licensee ID: L00086230
    Grant Date: 05/18/2006, Expiration Date: 08/05/2016
    Registrant: Richard W Harwood, Crescent City, IL 60928
  • Call Sign: WB9Z, Licensee ID: L01404365
    Grant Date: 05/30/2008, Expiration Date: 07/13/2018, Certifier: Jerry W Rosalius
    Registrant: Jerry W Rosalius, Crescent City, IL 60928



Most common first names in Crescent City, IL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1272.7 years
Henry1081.6 years
Robert977.5 years
William768.8 years
Fred682.3 years
George574.6 years
Gertrude586.2 years
Mary582.2 years
Herman586.6 years
Mabel579.0 years
Most common last names in Crescent City, IL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Leiding780.4 years
Meyer673.0 years
Pfingsten678.0 years
Hofmeister588.8 years
Bruniga568.2 years
Harwood481.2 years
Hoffman462.3 years
Krumwiede478.3 years
Harries482.8 years
Rabe477.7 years

Crescent City on our top lists:

  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Management of companies and enterprises"
  • #46 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Personal and laundry services"
  • #74 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Physicians and surgeons"
  • #98 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Paper"
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