Danforth, Illinois

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Population in 2017: 563 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -4.1%
 
Males: 244  (43.4%)
Females: 319  (56.6%)
Median resident age:

42.8 years
Illinois median age:

38.0 years

Zip codes: 60930.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $61,245 (it was $35,341 in 2000)
Danforth:

$61,245
IL:

$62,992

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $25,617 (it was $17,754 in 2000)

Danforth village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $120,093 (it was $76,900 in 2000)
Danforth:

$120,093
IL:

$195,300

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $105,438; detached houses: $105,006

Median gross rent in 2017: $869.

March 2019 cost of living index in Danforth: 85.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 10.2%
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  • Races in Danforth, IL (2010)
    • 56192.9%White alone
    • 335.5%Hispanic
    • 71.2%Two or more races
    • 20.3%Asian alone
    • 10.2%American Indian alone

Races in Danforth detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in Danforth, Illinois as of September 29, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Danforth is 599 to 1.


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Ancestries: German (46.0%), American (9.8%), Irish (9.8%), French (8.3%), Dutch (2.9%), European (2.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 08/08/1894

Elevation: 653 feet

Land area: 0.48 square miles.

Population density: 1,180 people per square mile   (low).

Danforth, Illinois map

23 residents are foreign born (0.6% Latin America).

This village:

3.7%
Illinois:

14.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,921 (2.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,816 (1.9%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Joliet, IL (49.7 miles , pop. 106,221).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Chicago, IL (72.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Gilman, IL (1.9 miles ),
Ashkum, IL (2.1 miles ),
Crescent City, IL (2.7 miles ),
Onarga, IL (2.7 miles ),
Clifton, IL (2.9 miles ),
Piper City, IL (3.4 miles ),
Thawville, IL (3.5 miles ),
Chebanse, IL (3.6 miles )

Latitude: 40.82 N, Longitude: 87.98 W

Area code: 815

Distribution of median household income in Danforth, IL in 2017
Distribution of house value in Danforth, IL in 2017
Danforth satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1 building, cost: $90,300
  • 1998: 1 building, cost: $96,000
  • 1999: 1 building, cost: $101,700
  • 2001: 2 buildings, average cost: $111,900
  • 2005: 2 buildings, average cost: $133,800
  • 2006: 1 building, cost: $149,000
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $157,000
  • 2014: 1 building, cost: $160,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Danforth, IL residents
Average permit cost in Danforth, IL
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.5%
Illinois:

4.5%
Population change in the 1990s: +127 (+27.6%).
Most common industries in Danforth, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (16.9%)
  • Construction (7.7%)
  • Educational services (6.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.2%)
  • Truck transportation (5.8%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (5.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.0%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (12.2%)
  • Truck transportation (10.8%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (7.9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (7.2%)
  • Health care (5.8%)
  • Machinery (5.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (29.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (13.2%)
  • Educational services (9.9%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (5.0%)
  • Public administration (5.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.0%)
  • Used merchandise, gift, novelty, souvenir, other miscellaneous stores (4.1%)
Most common occupations in Danforth, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.2%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7.9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.5%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Construction laborers (5.0%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (11.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.4%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6.6%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5.8%)
  • Customer service representatives (5.8%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (5.0%)
  • Other healthcare support occupations (4.1%)

Average climate in Danforth, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Danforth-area historical tornado activity is near Illinois state average. It is 83% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/17/1963, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 25.6 miles away from the Danforth village center killed one person and injured 70 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 3/6/1956, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 8.5 miles away from the village center injured 6 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Danforth-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 163.9 miles away from Danforth 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 138.4 miles away from the city 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 196.3 miles away from Danforth 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 162.3 miles away from Danforth center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 154.3 miles away from the city center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 65.2 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 Iroquois County (7) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 5, Floods: 3, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Danforth topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Danforth:

  • PRAIRIEVIEW LUTHERAN HOME (P O BOX 4, 403 NORTH FOURTH STREET)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Danforth:

  • GILMAN HEALTHCARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; GILMAN, IL)
  • CENTRAL COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 9 miles away; CLIFTON, IL)
  • PIPER CITY REHAB AND LIVING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; PIPER CITY, IL)
  • SUGAR CREEK CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; WATSEKA, IL)
  • FORD IROQUOIS PUBLIC HEALTH DE (Home Health Center, about 14 miles away; WATSEKA, IL)
  • WATSEKA REHAB AND HLTH CARE CTR (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; WATSEKA, IL)
  • IROQUOIS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 14 miles away; WATSEKA, IL)

Airports located in Danforth:

Amtrak station near Danforth:

  • 5 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 Danforth:

  • Kankakee Community College (about 21 miles; Kankakee, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,969)
  • Olivet Nazarene University (about 24 miles; Bourbonnais, IL; FT enrollment: 4,731)
  • Governors State University (about 46 miles; University Park, IL; FT enrollment: 4,043)
  • Joliet Junior College (about 49 miles; Joliet, IL; FT enrollment: 11,401)
  • University of St Francis (about 50 miles; Joliet, IL; FT enrollment: 2,454)
  • Parkland College (about 51 miles; Champaign, IL; FT enrollment: 7,326)
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (about 51 miles; Champaign, IL; FT enrollment: 47,528)

Public school in Danforth:

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Churches in Danforth include: Danforth Reformed Church (A), Saint Johns Lutheran Church (B). 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 Danforth that have no violations reported:

  • DANFORTH (Population served: 550, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This village:

2.4 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:

59.1%
Whole state:

65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:

5.6%
Whole state:

6.3%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households
87 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
107 people in nursing homes in 2000

Banks with branches in Danforth (2011 data):

  • Farmers State Bank of Danforth: Farmers State Bank Of Danforth at Front And Adams Streets, branch established on 1915/10/18. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $63.9 mil, Deposits: $57.5 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Prairie State Bancorp, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Danforth:

Marital status in Danforth, IL
  • Never married: 18.7%
  • Now married: 49.7%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 19.6%
  • Divorced: 11.1%

For population 25 years and over in Danforth:

  • High school or higher: 90.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.7%
  • Unemployed: 1.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.9
Illinois average:

12.2

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Danforth
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Danforth, IL (based on Iroquois County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant7,17638
Mainline Protestant4,54927
Catholic3,8909
Other932
None14,010-
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: 9
Iroquois County:

2.98 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

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

0.66 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

3.97 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.27 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

9.1%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Iroquois County:

27.3%
Illinois:

25.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Iroquois County:

19.6%
Illinois:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Danforth:

50.9%
Illinois:

48.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Danforth:

46.5%
Illinois:

45.7%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.5
State:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Danforth:

18.2%
Illinois:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Danforth:

12.3%
State:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.9
Illinois:

6.8

Overweight people:
Danforth:

33.3%
State:

33.2%

General health condition:
Danforth:

55.1%
Illinois:

55.4%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

75.4%
Illinois:

79.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Danforth, 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
Water Supply 0$0 2$1,000
Other Government Administration 0$0 8$751
Solid Waste Management 0$0 1$194
Financial Administration 0$0 1$76
Totals for Government 0$0 12$2,021

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

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $45,000 ($79.93)
    Water Utilities: $43,000 ($76.38)
    Financial Administration: $35,000 ($62.17)
    Solid Waste Management: $26,000 ($46.18)
    General - Other: $6,000 ($10.66)
    Police Protection: $4,000 ($7.10)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $37,000 ($65.72)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $23,000 ($40.85)

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

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $26,000 ($46.18)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $12,000 ($21.31)
    Interest Earnings: $5,000 ($8.88)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $47,000 ($83.48)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $59,000 ($104.80)
    Highways: $17,000 ($30.20)
  • Tax - Property: $43,000 ($76.38)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $479,000 ($850.80)

5.70% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($43,714 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.70%
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 Kankakee County, IL  1.44% ($44,524 average AGI)
to Champaign County, IL  0.49% ($40,895)
to Ford County, IL  0.39% ($46,556)

Strongest AM radio stations in Danforth:

  • 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.)
  • WGFA (1360 AM; daytime; 1 kW; WATSEKA, IL; Owner: IROQUOIS COUNTY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WVIV (1200 AM; 20 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLXX-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WIBC (1070 AM; 50 kW; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WILL (580 AM; 5 kW; URBANA, IL; Owner: UNIV. OF ILLINOIS BOARD OF TRUSTEES)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WIND (560 AM; 5 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))

Strongest FM radio stations in Danforth:

  • WGFA-FM (94.1 FM; WATSEKA, IL; Owner: IROQUOIS COUNTY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WYST (107.7 FM; FAIRBURY, IL; Owner: AAA ENTERTAINMENT LICENSING LLC)
  • WVLI (95.1 FM; KANKAKEE, IL; Owner: MILNER BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WONU (89.7 FM; KANKAKEE, IL; Owner: OLIVET NAZARENE UNIVERSITY)
  • WJEZ (98.9 FM; DWIGHT, IL; Owner: LIVINGSTON COUNTY BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WKIF (92.7 FM; KANKAKEE, IL; Owner: SPANISH BROADCASTING SYSTEM OF ILLINOIS, INC.)
  • WIVR (101.7 FM; KENTLAND, IN; Owner: MILNER BROADCASTING ENTERPRISES, LLC)
  • WKCC (91.1 FM; KANKAKEE, IL; Owner: KANKAKEE COMMUNITY COLLEGE)

TV broadcast stations around Danforth:

  • 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.)
  • W52BR (Channel 52; CHAMPAIGN-URBANA, IL; Owner: MARCIA COHEN)

Danforth fatal accident list:

Aug 16, 2009 04:06 AM, Us-45, Short St, Lat: 40.817219, Lon: -87.979139, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
May 26, 2002 06:05 PM, 2100n, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 2
Oct 28, 2001 01:20 AM, Us-45, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 25Number of bridges
  • 184ft / 56.2mTotal length
  • $66,000Total costs
  • 126,325Total average daily traffic
  • 48,602Total average daily truck traffic
  • 62,063Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
New bridges in Danforth, IL - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 31950-1959
  • 101960-1969
  • 21970-1979
  • 21980-1989
  • 41990-1999
  • 22000-2009
  • 22010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Danforth, IL

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: KK9R, Previous Call Sign: K9ZCO, Licensee ID: L00136853, Grant Date: 07/11/2009, Expiration Date: 06/16/2019, Registrant: Richard A Sparenberg, Danforth, IL 60930
  • Call Sign: KB9WQR, Licensee ID: L00266525, Grant Date: 07/06/2000, Expiration Date: 07/06/2010, Cancellation Date: 07/07/2012, Certifier: Thomas M Harnen, Registrant: Thomas M Harnen, Danforth, IL 60930-0042

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-24-250 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 135 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-540 SERIES (250 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8001P , Serial Number: 24-3241, Year manufactured: 1963, Airworthiness Date: 01/04/1963, Certificate Issue Date: 12/10/1991
    Registrant (Individual): Charles C Classen, 3 Carlock Drive, Danforth, IL 60930

Most common first names in Danforth, IL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1185.2 years
George983.6 years
Henry881.5 years
William880.6 years
Frank880.1 years
Anna786.7 years
Alice677.6 years
Bertha688.2 years
Evelyn582.8 years
Margaret586.8 years
Most common last names in Danforth, IL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Tammen1584.2 years
Wilken1282.2 years
Henrichs1081.6 years
Johnson1077.8 years
Kuipers985.3 years
Goldenstein883.4 years
Siebring771.3 years
Merkle678.7 years
Huizenga669.4 years
Siemons682.7 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Danforth, IL
  • 92.8%Utility gas
  • 7.2%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Danforth, IL
  • 62.1%Utility gas
  • 37.9%Electricity


Danforth compared to Illinois state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage 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.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
There are 2 pilots and 1 other airmen in this city.
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