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Population in 2012: 158 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -7.6%
 

Males: 69  (44.0%)
Females: 89  (56.0%)

Median resident age:  37.5 years
Illinois median age:  39.6 years

Zip code: 61321

Estimated median household income in 2012: $36,402 (it was $35,000 in 2000)
Dana:

$36,402
IL:

$55,137
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $20,014

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $70,596 (it was $33,400 in 2000)
Dana:

$70,596
IL:

$170,600
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $66,542; Detached houses: $78,836; Mobile homes: $17,367
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  • White alone - 152 (95.6%)
  • Two or more races - 3 (1.9%)
  • Black alone - 2 (1.3%)
  • Hispanic - 2 (1.3%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Dana: 84.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (27.9%), English (15.4%), Norwegian (15.1%), Polish (7.9%), Irish (5.6%), United States (3.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 01/13/1876

Elevation: 671 feet

Land area: 0.22 square miles.

Population density: 719 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Dana:

  • High school or higher: 76.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.1%
  • Unemployed: 12.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Dana village:

  • Never married: 16.1%
  • Now married: 56.8%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 14.8%
  • Divorced: 12.3%

2 residents are foreign born

This village:  1.2%
Illinois:  13.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,313 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $724 (1.0%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Bloomington, IL (33.2 miles , pop. 64,808).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Chicago, IL (89.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Long Point, IL (2.1 miles ), Rutland, IL (2.3 miles ), Minonk, IL (2.4 miles ), Flanagan, IL (2.7 miles ), Wenona, IL (2.9 miles ), Toluca, IL (3.2 miles ), Benson, IL (3.4 miles ), Cornell, IL (3.4 miles ).

Latitude: 40.96 N, Longitude: 88.95 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 815

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

9.5%
Illinois:

9.5%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +9 (+5.6%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation and warehousing (27%)
  • Construction (20%)
  • Manufacturing (16%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (12%)
  • Wholesale trade (8%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (4%)
  • Public administration (46%)
  • Health care and social assistance (36%)
  • Wholesale trade (8%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Retail trade (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (14%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (11%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (11%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (11%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (8%)
  • Printing workers (8%)
  • Air transportation workers (8%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (14%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (14%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (14%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (9%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)


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Tornado activity:

Dana-area historical tornado activity is above Illinois state average. It is 169% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/13/2004, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 16.8 miles away from the Dana village center injured 3 people.

On 6/29/1976, a category F4 tornado 37.6 miles away from the village center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Dana-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 34.9 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 58.5 miles away from Dana center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in La Salle County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 8, Floods: 6, Snowstorms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Snow: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Dana:

  • HERITAGE HEALTH-MINONK (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; MINONK, IL)
  • FLANAGAN REHABILITATION AND HEALTHCARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; FLANAGAN, IL)
  • GOOD SAMARITAN - FLANAGAN (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; FLANAGAN, IL)

Amtrak station near Dana:

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

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Dana:

  • Illinois Valley Community College (about 26 miles; Oglesby, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,082)
  • Heartland Community College (about 30 miles; Normal, IL; FT enrollment: 2,524)
  • Illinois State University (about 32 miles; Normal, IL; FT enrollment: 18,494)
  • Illinois Wesleyan University (about 33 miles; Bloomington, IL; FT enrollment: 2,057)
  • Illinois Central College (about 35 miles; East Peoria, IL; FT enrollment: 5,496)
  • Bradley University (about 40 miles; Peoria, IL; FT enrollment: 5,105)
  • Joliet Junior College (about 56 miles; Joliet, IL; FT enrollment: 6,668)

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Notable location: Dana Fire Protection District (A). Display/hide its location on the map

 
La Salle County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 35.5. This is about average.
City:

35.5
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 10.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 23.8 miles away from the city center.
City:

10.9
U.S.:

9.6


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 11.6%
(13.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

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

Percentage of family households:
This village:  69.4%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  4.8%
Whole state:  6.3%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Dana, IL

Dana compared to Illinois state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value 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.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Dana travel time to work - commute


Dana mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (96%)
  • Wood (4%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Dana village (based on La Salle County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 62.49%
Here62.5%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaPresbyterian Church (USA)Church of the Nazarene
Adherents64.2%9.8%8.0%2.3%2.1%
Congregations22.1%18.4%8.1%4.4%5.1%
NameChristian Churches and Churches of ChristUnited Church of ChristLutheran ChurchAssociation of Free Lutheran CongregationsOther
Adherents2.0%1.9%1.9%1.3%6.6%
Congregations2.9%4.4%2.9%2.9%28.7%
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: 25
Here:

2.23 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
La Salle County:

0.36 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 61
This county:

5.44 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 116
La Salle County:

10.35 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

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

8.9%
State:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

27.1%
State:

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

14.3%
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

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

  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $12,000 ($75.95)
    Parks & Recreation: $5,000 ($31.65)
    Regular Highways: $5,000 ($31.65)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $4,000 ($25.32)
    General Public Buildings: $2,000 ($12.66)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $5,000 ($31.65)

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

  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $4,000 ($25.32)
    Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($12.66)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $12,000 ($75.95)
    Highways: $8,000 ($50.63)
  • Tax - Property: $6,000 ($37.97)
    NEC: $1,000 ($6.33)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $55,000 ($348.10)

5.25% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($38,454 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.25%
Illinois average:

5.66%

0.02% of residents moved from foreign countries ($128 average AGI)
La Salle County:

0.02%
Illinois average:

0.19%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Bureau County, IL  0.47% ($30,479 average AGI)
from Cook County, IL  0.44% ($40,520)
from Kendall County, IL  0.39% ($48,291)


5.25% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($37,207 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.25%
Illinois average:

5.99%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($81 average AGI)
La Salle County:

0.03%
Illinois average:

0.07%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Bureau County, IL  0.55% ($30,241 average AGI)
to Cook County, IL  0.38% ($37,749)
to Kendall County, IL  0.29% ($40,023)

Strongest AM radio stations in Dana:

  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WVEL (1140 AM; daytime; 5 kW; PEKIN, IL)
  • WVIV (1200 AM; 20 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLXX-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • WWFS (1290 AM; 5 kW; PEORIA, IL; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WMBD (1470 AM; 5 kW; PEORIA, IL; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WIBC (1070 AM; 50 kW; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Dana:

  • WWGN (88.9 FM; OTTAWA, IL; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION, INC.)
  • WSTQ (97.7 FM; STREATOR, IL; Owner: MENDOTA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WALS (102.1 FM; OGLESBY, IL; Owner: LACO RADIO, INC.)
  • WYYS (106.1 FM; STREATOR, IL; Owner: MENDOTA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WBZG (100.9 FM; PERU, IL; Owner: MENDOTA BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WYST (107.7 FM; FAIRBURY, IL; Owner: AAA ENTERTAINMENT LICENSING LLC)
  • WTRX-FM (93.7 FM; PONTIAC, IL; Owner: LIVINGSTON COUNTY BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WJEZ (98.9 FM; DWIGHT, IL; Owner: LIVINGSTON COUNTY BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WPJC (88.3 FM; PONTIAC, IL; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • WRVP (98.5 FM; EUREKA, IL; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF PEORIA, INC.)
  • WRVY-FM (100.5 FM; HENRY, IL; Owner: WZOE, INC)
  • WIVQ (103.3 FM; SPRING VALLEY, IL; Owner: MENDOTA BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WSOG (88.1 FM; SPRING VALLEY, IL; Owner: SPIRIT EDUCATION ASSOCIATION, INC.)
  • WKOT (96.5 FM; MARSEILLES, IL; Owner: LASALLE COUNTY BROADCASTING CORP.)

TV broadcast stations around Dana:

  • WWTO-TV (Channel 35; LASALLE, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WYZZ-TV (Channel 43; BLOOMINGTON, IL; Owner: WYZZ LICENSEE, INC.)


FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • Dana, Lat: 40.953333 Lon: -88.957500, 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:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: KB9YUV, Licensee ID: L00321864
    Grant Date: 02/23/2011, Expiration Date: 02/23/2021, Certifier: Robert S Sechrest
    Registrant: Robert S Sechrest, 107 E Jefferson Street, Dana, IL 61321
  • Call Sign: KC9JQE, Licensee ID: L01161504
    Grant Date: 06/12/2006, Expiration Date: 06/12/2016, Certifier: Peter M Ramsey
    Registrant: Peter M Ramsey, Dana, IL 61321


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 8
  • Good Intent Call: 1

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