Donovan, Illinois

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Population in 2013: 295 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -16.0%
 
Males: 125  (42.5%)
Females: 170  (57.5%)
Median resident age:  38.8 years
Illinois median age:  39.6 years

Zip codes: 60931.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $40,308 (it was $42,083 in 2000)
Donovan:

$40,308
IL:

$55,137
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $19,387 (it was $22,215 in 2000)

Donovan village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $70,457 (it was $59,700 in 2000)
Donovan:

$70,457
IL:

$170,600
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $82,381; Detached houses: $82,381

Median gross rent in 2012: $530.

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Donovan races chart
  • White alone - 290 (95.4%)
  • Black alone - 6 (2.0%)
  • Hispanic - 5 (1.6%)
  • American Indian alone - 2 (0.7%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.3%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Donovan: 85.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (22.1%), United States (18.7%), Irish (14.1%), French (13.8%), Dutch (4.4%), Swedish (2.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 08/12/1901

Elevation: 673 feet

Land area: 0.31 square miles.

Population density: 948 people per square mile   (low).

Donovan,IL real estate house value index trend

Donovan, Illinois map

For population 25 years and over in Donovan:

  • High school or higher: 96.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.1%
  • Unemployed: 0.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Donovan village:

  • Never married: 27.3%
  • Now married: 45.6%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 11.3%
  • Divorced: 15.8%

7 residents are foreign born

This village:  2.0%
Illinois:  13.9%



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Donovan, Illinois as of February 27, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Donovan to the number of sex offenders is 304 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,729 (2.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,417 (1.9%)

Donovan satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Gary, IN (50.2 miles , pop. 102,746).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Chicago, IL (66.3 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Iroquois, IL (2.1 miles ), Beaverville, IL (2.3 miles ), Martinton, IL (2.5 miles ), Papineau, IL (2.8 miles) , Sheldon, IL (2.9 miles ), Morocco, IN (3.1 miles ), Watseka, IL (3.1 miles ), St. Anne, IL (3.3 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $85,000
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $150,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 40.88 N, Longitude: 87.62 W

Area code: 815

Donovan household income distribution Donovan home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.2%
Illinois:

7.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -10 (-2.8%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (29%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (25%)
  • Construction (20%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Information (9%)
  • Wholesale trade (3%)
  • Public administration (3%)
  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (24%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (10%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Carpenters (8%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (11%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (9%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Personal appearance workers (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)

Work and jobs in Donovan: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Donovan, Illinois

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Tornado activity:

Donovan-area historical tornado activity is near Illinois state average. It is 81% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/17/1963, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 32.5 miles away from the Donovan village center killed one person and injured 70 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 3/12/1976, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 9.1 miles away from the village center killed one person and injured 15 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Donovan-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Illinois state average. It is 84% 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 168.8 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 143.4 miles away from Donovan 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 200.6 miles away from the city 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 167.0 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 160.6 miles away from Donovan center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 269.6 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 (12).
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).
Donovan topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Donovan:

  • SHELDON HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; SHELDON, IL)
  • WATSEKA REHAB AND HLTH CARE CTR (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; WATSEKA, IL)
  • FORD IROQUOIS PUBLIC HEALTH DE (Home Health Center, about 10 miles away; WATSEKA, IL)
  • SUGAR CREEK CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; WATSEKA, IL)
  • IROQUOIS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 11 miles away; WATSEKA, IL)
  • IROQUOIS RESIDENT HOME, THE (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; WATSEKA, IL)
  • KENTLAND NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; KENTLAND, IN)

Airports located in Donovan:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Donovan:

  • Kankakee Community College (about 20 miles; Kankakee, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,969)
  • Olivet Nazarene University (about 24 miles; Bourbonnais, IL; FT enrollment: 4,731)
  • Governors State University (about 40 miles; University Park, IL; FT enrollment: 4,043)
  • Prairie State College (about 45 miles; Chicago Heights, IL; FT enrollment: 4,050)
  • Purdue University-Main Campus (about 49 miles; West Lafayette, IN; FT enrollment: 38,271)
  • Indiana University-Northwest (about 49 miles; Gary, IN; FT enrollment: 4,390)
  • Purdue University-Calumet Campus (about 50 miles; Hammond, IN; FT enrollment: 7,343)

Public high school in Donovan:

Public elementary/middle schools in Donovan:

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Notable location: Beaver Fire Protection District (A). Display/hide its location 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 Donovan and their reported violations in the past:

DONOVAN (Address: 516 2ND ST , Population served: 306, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Lead Consumer Notice - In JAN-02-2010, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-12-2010), St Compliance achieved (JAN-20-2010)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 12.7%
(13.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents)
Average household size:
This village:  2.6 people
Illinois:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  75.2%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  8.5%
Whole state:  6.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.9% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Donovan compared to Illinois state average:

  • Median house value significantly 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.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Donovan travel time to work - commute Donovan mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (91%)
  • Electricity (9%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Donovan village (based on Iroquois County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 56.75%
Here: 56.8%
USA: 50.2%

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
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:
This county:

9.1%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Iroquois County:

27.3%
Illinois:

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

19.6%
State:

14.5%
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
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$21
Water Supply 0$0 1$400
Totals for Government 0$0 2$421

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

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $28,000 ($94.92)
    Central Staff Services: $22,000 ($74.58)
    General - Other: $15,000 ($50.85)
    Regular Highways: $3,000 ($10.17)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,000 ($3.39)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,000 ($3.39)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $16,000 ($54.24)

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

  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $6,000 ($20.34)
    General Revenue, NEC: $1,000 ($3.39)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $35,000 ($118.64)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $30,000 ($101.69)
    Highways: $10,000 ($33.90)
  • Tax - Property: $10,000 ($33.90)

Donovan government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $9,000 ($30.51)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $6,000 ($20.34)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $3,000 ($10.17)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $188,000 ($637.29)

4.37% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,271 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.37%
Illinois average:

4.45%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Kankakee County, IL  1.45% ($31,977 average AGI)
from Ford County, IL  0.34% ($31,025)
from Champaign County, IL  0.29% ($17,114)


4.92% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,956 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.92%
Illinois average:

4.96%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Kankakee County, IL  1.16% ($31,791 average AGI)
to Champaign County, IL  0.46% ($33,091)
to Vermilion County, IL  0.29% ($32,486)

Strongest AM radio stations in Donovan:

  • 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.)
  • WIBC (1070 AM; 50 kW; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WIND (560 AM; 5 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • 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 Donovan:

  • 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)
  • WKIF (92.7 FM; KANKAKEE, IL; Owner: SPANISH BROADCASTING SYSTEM OF ILLINOIS, INC.)
  • WYBA (102.3 FM; CRETE, IL; Owner: DONTRON INC.)
  • WRZA (99.9 FM; PARK FOREST, IL; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WIBN (98.1 FM; EARL PARK, IN; Owner: BROTHERS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WKCC (91.1 FM; KANKAKEE, IL; Owner: KANKAKEE COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WAWF (88.3 FM; KANKAKEE, IL; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)

TV broadcast stations around Donovan:

  • W34CD (Channel 34; QUINCY, IL; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WYIN (Channel 56; GARY, IN; Owner: NORTHWEST INDIANA PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Donovan Sub Sta 48 0.5mi North Of (Lat: 40.891417 Lon: -87.622250), Call Sign: WGZ897, Licensee ID: L00026067
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.471 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/14/2011, Expiration Date: 10/18/2021
    Registrant: Prairie Power, Inc, 2103 S Main St, Jacksonville, IL 62651, Phone: (217) 245-6161, Fax: (217) 245-1705, Email:

Most common first names in Donovan, IL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
George981.1 years
Helen674.7 years
Charles473.5 years
Ruth482.0 years
Mary472.3 years
Byron371.3 years
William375.3 years
Robert374.3 years
Raymond373.0 years
Lloyd366.7 years
Most common last names in Donovan, IL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Anderson1083.9 years
Swanson979.5 years
Lindgren981.5 years
Askew781.7 years
Carlson770.0 years
Albright684.0 years
Barnlund578.9 years
Johnson578.6 years
Lareau575.8 years
Grant583.6 years

Donovan on our top lists:

  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Agricultural workers including supervisors"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Agricultural workers including supervisors"
  • #33 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Truck transportation"
  • #47 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Office and administrative support occupations:"
  • #49 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Warehousing and storage"
  • #68 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Life and physical scientists"
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