Dana, Illinois

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Population in 2017: 154 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -9.9%
 
Males: 77  (50.4%)
Females: 77  (49.6%)
Median resident age:

34.3 years
Illinois median age:

38.0 years

Zip code: 61321

Estimated median household income in 2017: $49,404 (it was $35,000 in 2000)
Dana:

$49,404
IL:

$62,992

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $21,239 (it was $13,349 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $76,180 (it was $33,400 in 2000)
Dana:

$76,180
IL:

$195,300

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $167,278; detached houses: $170,721; townhouses or other attached units: $170,345; in 2-unit structures: $197,268; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $230,382; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $224,895; mobile homes: $38,002

Median gross rent in 2017: $349.

March 2019 cost of living index in Dana: 82.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 38.9%
(36.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 44.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 66.7% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Dana, IL (2010)
    • 15295.6%White alone
    • 31.9%Two or more races
    • 21.3%Black alone
    • 21.3%Hispanic

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 1 (1 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

6.54
Illinois average:

2.09
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Ancestries: English (37.9%), American (22.1%), German (11.6%), Irish (4.2%), Scotch-Irish (4.2%), Italian (1.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 01/13/1876

Elevation: 671 feet

Land area: 0.22 square miles.

Population density: 701 people per square mile   (low).

Dana, Illinois map

5 residents are foreign born (4.0% Latin America, 1.6% Asia).

This village:

4.0%
Illinois:

14.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,375 (1.7%)

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

Distribution of median household income in Dana, IL in 2017
Distribution of house value in Dana, IL in 2017

Dana satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.5%
Illinois:

4.5%
Population change in the 1990s: +9 (+5.6%).
Most common industries in Dana, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (10.3%)
  • Public administration (10.3%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (8.6%)
  • Health care (8.6%)
  • Printing & related support activities (8.6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (6.9%)
  • Other transportation, support activities, couriers (5.2%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Printing & related support activities (13.9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (11.1%)
  • Public administration (11.1%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (8.3%)
  • Other transportation, support activities, couriers (8.3%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (8.3%)
  • Truck transportation (5.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (22.7%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (13.6%)
  • Clothing & accessories, including shoe, stores (13.6%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (9.1%)
  • Farm product raw materials merchant wholesalers (9.1%)
  • Public administration (9.1%)
  • Educational services (9.1%)
Most common occupations in Dana, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (10.3%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (8.6%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (6.9%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6.9%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5.2%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (5.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (13.9%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (11.1%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (11.1%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (11.1%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (8.3%)
  • Printing workers (8.3%)
  • Aircraft and traffic control occupations (8.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (13.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (13.6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (13.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9.1%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (9.1%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (9.1%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (9.1%)

Average climate in Dana, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI SO2 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 4.66. This is significantly better than average.

City:

4.66
U.S.:

74.20
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.785. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 23.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.785
U.S.:

1.789
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2010 was 9.49. This is about average. Closest monitor was 23.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.49
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Dana-area historical tornado activity is near Illinois state average. It is 81% 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 slightly below Illinois state average. It is 83% 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 182.3 miles away from Dana 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 158.2 miles away from Dana center
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 Dana 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 214.7 miles away from Dana 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) earthquake occurred 181.4 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 169.8 miles away from Dana 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 La Salle County (18) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 10, Floods: 9, Tornadoes: 3, Snows: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Winds: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Dana topographic map

Hospitals and 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)
  • ASTA CARE CENTER OF TOLUCA (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; TOLUCA, IL)
  • ST MARYS HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 13 miles away; STREATOR, IL)
  • ST MARY'S HSP EXT CARE FAC (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; STREATOR, IL)
  • HH SVC OF ST MARY'S HOSP (Home Health Center, about 13 miles away; STREATOR, 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: 2,747)
  • Heartland Community College (about 30 miles; Normal, IL; FT enrollment: 3,958)
  • Illinois State University (about 32 miles; Normal, IL; FT enrollment: 18,804)
  • Illinois Wesleyan University (about 33 miles; Bloomington, IL; FT enrollment: 2,323)
  • Illinois Central College (about 35 miles; East Peoria, IL; FT enrollment: 7,158)
  • Bradley University (about 40 miles; Peoria, IL; FT enrollment: 5,152)
  • Joliet Junior College (about 55 miles; Joliet, IL; FT enrollment: 11,401)

Points of interest:

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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
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

For population 15 years and over in Dana:

Marital status in Dana, IL
  • Never married: 44.3%
  • Now married: 35.5%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 6.8%
  • Divorced: 13.4%

For population 25 years and over in Dana:

  • High school or higher: 76.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.7%
  • Unemployed: 10.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.4
Illinois average:

12.2

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic30,42929
Mainline Protestant12,96247
Evangelical Protestant9,47569
Other6899
None60,369-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 25
La Salle County:

2.23 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
This county:

0.36 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

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

5.44 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

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

10.35 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.9%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

27.1%
Illinois:

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

14.3%
State:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Dana:

47.9%
Illinois:

48.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

43.1%
State:

45.7%

Average BMI:
Here:

29.6
Illinois:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Dana:

21.5%
Illinois:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Dana:

13.0%
Illinois:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.8
Illinois:

6.8

Overweight people:
Dana:

34.2%
Illinois:

33.2%

General health condition:
Dana:

55.2%
State:

55.4%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

76.8%
State:

79.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Dana, IL Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 0$0 0$0

Dana government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Parks and Recreation: $2,000 ($12.99)
  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $20,000 ($129.87)
    Regular Highways: $19,000 ($123.38)
    Financial Administration: $7,000 ($45.45)
    Police Protection: $3,000 ($19.48)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,000 ($12.99)

Dana government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $25,000 ($162.34)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $5,000 ($32.47)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $18,000 ($116.88)
    Highways: $5,000 ($32.47)
  • Tax - Property: $9,000 ($58.44)
    Public Utilities Sales: $9,000 ($58.44)
    Other License: $1,000 ($6.49)

Dana government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $126,000 ($818.18)

4.66% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($42,733 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.66%
Illinois average:

4.69%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Bureau County, IL  0.42% ($38,201 average AGI)
from Kendall County, IL  0.38% ($52,144)
from Cook County, IL  0.37% ($34,585)


5.24% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($46,389 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.24%
Illinois average:

5.50%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Bureau County, IL  0.55% ($36,259 average AGI)
to DeKalb County, IL  0.34% ($40,538)
to Cook County, IL  0.27% ($54,857)

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.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 21Number of bridges
  • 112ft / 33.9mTotal length
  • $200,000Total costs
  • 2,260Total average daily traffic
  • 125Total average daily truck traffic
  • 2,759Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
New bridges in Dana, IL - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 41930-1939
  • 41960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 71980-1989
  • 21990-1999
  • 12000-2009
  • 22010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Dana, IL

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • LEEDS WILD, Bnsf Ls7000 Mp100.2 Leeds Wild (Lat: 41.026444 Lon: -88.947972), Type: Building, Structure height: 2.4 m, Overall height: 3 m, Call Sign: WNCX257,
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.650 MHz, Grant Date: 04/09/2011, Expiration Date: 04/11/2021, Certifier: Robert C Leedham, Registrant: Bnsf Railway Co., 4515 Kansas Ave, Kansas City, KS 66106, Phone: (913) 551-4015, Fax: (913) 551-4053, Email:
  • Lat: 40.945389 Lon: -89.033889, Call Sign: WQTB631,
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.730 MHz, 159.930 MHz, 173.325 MHz, Grant Date: 12/27/2013, Expiration Date: 12/27/2023, Certifier: Darin Klendworth, Registrant: Supreme Radio Communications, Inc., 4017 N. Prospect Rd., Peoria Heights, IL 61616-7748, Phone: (309) 682-0831, Fax: (309) 682-5949, Email:

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: 10/10/2017, Expiration Date: 04/17/2020, 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:

1
  • 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

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Dana, IL
  • 93.8%Utility gas
  • 6.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Dana, IL
  • 62.5%Utility gas
  • 37.5%Electricity


Dana compared to Illinois 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.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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