Dowell, Illinois

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Population in 2013: 400 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -9.3%
 
Males: 179  (44.8%)
Females: 221  (55.2%)
Median resident age:  47.9 years
Illinois median age:  37.2 years

Zip codes: 62927, 62932.

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Estimated median household income in 2013: $31,202 (it was $24,750 in 2000)
Dowell:

$31,202
IL:

$56,210

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $19,750 (it was $12,464 in 2000)

Dowell village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $44,935 (it was $31,700 in 2000)
Dowell:

$44,935
IL:

$169,600

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $56,409; Detached houses: $50,717; Mobile homes: $69,985

Median gross rent in 2013: $644.

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  • Races in Dowell, IL (2010)

    Dowell races chart
    • 40198.3%White alone
    • 61.5%Hispanic
    • 10.2%Two or more races

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Dowell: 85.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (23.2%), English (21.3%), Irish (16.2%), Dutch (7.5%), Swedish (4.0%), Italian (3.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 01/07/1920

Elevation: 400 feet

Land area: 0.37 square miles.

Population density: 1,078 people per square mile   (low).

Dowell,IL real estate house value index trend

Dowell, Illinois map

For population 25 years and over in Dowell:

  • High school or higher: 83.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 2.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 5.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Dowell village:

  • Never married: 17.7%
  • Now married: 54.8%
  • Separated: 3.7%
  • Widowed: 10.0%
  • Divorced: 13.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $604 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $551 (1.8%)

Dowell satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: St. Louis, MO (72.3 miles , pop. 348,189).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (282.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Elkville, IL (1.4 miles ), Du Quoin, IL (2.2 miles ), Vergennes, IL (2.5 miles ), St. Johns, IL (2.5 miles ), Mulkeytown, IL (2.7 miles) , Royalton, IL (2.8 miles ), De Soto, IL (2.9 miles ), Bush, IL (3.0 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2004: 3 buildings, average cost: $33,300

Latitude: 37.94 N, Longitude: 89.24 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 618

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

6.9%
Illinois:

7.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -24 (-5.2%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (24%)
  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (16%)
  • Wholesale trade (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (3%)
  • Public administration (3%)
  • Health care and social assistance (57%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (9%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Wholesale trade (4%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (19%)
  • Production occupations (16%)
  • Fire fighting and prevention, and other protective service workers including supervisors (13%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Transportation occupations (10%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (3%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (3%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (32%)
  • Management occupations (16%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (11%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (5%)

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

Average climate in Dowell, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Dowell-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Illinois state average. It is 87% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/18/1957, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 9.7 miles away from the Dowell village center killed one person and injured 6 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 5/29/1982, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 11.4 miles away from the village center killed 10 people and injured 181 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Dowell-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Illinois state average. It is 74% 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 81.7 miles away from the city center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 55.8 miles away from Dowell 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 95.5 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 79.7 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 100.4 miles away from Dowell 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 84.3 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 Jackson County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 3, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Dowell topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Dowell:

  • FAIR ACRES NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; DU QUOIN, IL)
  • FAIRVIEW NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; DU QUOIN, IL)
  • FMC - DUQUOIN (Dialysis Facility, about 5 miles away; DUQUOIN, IL)
  • MARSHALL BROWNING HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 6 miles away; DU QUOIN, IL)
  • ZIEGLER COLONIAL MANOR (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; ZEIGLER, IL)
  • PERRY COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT (Home Health Center, about 13 miles away; PINCKNEYVILLE, IL)
  • REHAB AND CARE CTR - JACKSON CO (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; MURPHYSBORO, IL)

Amtrak stations near Dowell:

  • 5 miles: DU QUOIN (20 N. CHESTNUT ST.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.
  • 15 miles: CARBONDALE (401 S. ILLINOIS AVE.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, intercity bus service, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Dowell:

  • Southern Illinois University-Carbondale (about 16 miles; Carbondale, IL; Full-time enrollment: 14,539)
  • John A Logan College (about 16 miles; Carterville, IL; FT enrollment: 3,995)
  • Rend Lake College (about 22 miles; Ina, IL; FT enrollment: 2,778)
  • Kaskaskia College (about 44 miles; Centralia, IL; FT enrollment: 3,867)
  • Southeast Missouri State University (about 46 miles; Cape Girardeau, MO; FT enrollment: 9,678)
  • Southwestern Illinois College (about 55 miles; Belleville, IL; FT enrollment: 9,085)
  • McKendree University (about 56 miles; Lebanon, IL; FT enrollment: 2,564)

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Notable location: Dowell Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Jackson County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 26.7. This is significantly better than average.

City:

26.7
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2010 was 24.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 14.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

24.2
U.S.:

20.2

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

  • DOWELL (Population served: 1,211, Primary Water Source Type: Purch surface water)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 22.8%
(22.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This village:  2.3 people
Illinois:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  62.9%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  6.7%
Whole state:  6.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.6% of all households

Dowell compared to Illinois state average:

  • Median household income below 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.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in 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.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.4
Illinois average:

12.4

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (61%)
  • Electricity (38%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Dowell village (based on Jackson County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant14,13064
Mainline Protestant5,25030
Other4,41211
Catholic4,2205
Black Protestant1,2477
None30,959-
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: 14
Jackson County:

2.40 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.08 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Jackson County:

0.52 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 23
Jackson County:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 54
Here:

9.27 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.3%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Jackson County:

28.3%
Illinois:

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

9.8%
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
Financial Administration 0$0 2$796
Other Government Administration 0$0 8$1,249
Police Protection - Officers 1$2,480$29,7600$0
Streets and Highways 2$2,699$16,1940$0
Sewerage 0$0 2$436
Water Supply 0$0 2$932
Totals for Government 3$5,179$20,71614$3,413

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

  • Construction - Police Protection: $6,000 ($15.00)
    Regular Highways: $6,000 ($15.00)
    Parks & Recreation: $4,000 ($10.00)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $198,000 ($495.00)
    Regular Highways: $101,000 ($252.50)
    Central Staff Services: $46,000 ($115.00)
    Police Protection: $43,000 ($107.50)
    Solid Waste Management: $40,000 ($100.00)
    Parks & Recreation: $23,000 ($57.50)
    Fire Protection: $22,000 ($55.00)
    General - Other: $12,000 ($30.00)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $8,000 ($20.00)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks & Recreation: $17,000 ($42.50)
    Fire Protection: $11,000 ($27.50)
    Police Protection: $10,000 ($25.00)
    Regular Highways: $2,000 ($5.00)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $78,000 ($195.00)

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

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $62,000 ($155.00)
    All Other: $25,000 ($62.50)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $46,000 ($115.00)
    Interest Earnings: $24,000 ($60.00)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $214,000 ($535.00)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $70,000 ($175.00)
    General Support: $39,000 ($97.50)
  • Tax - Public Utilities: $23,000 ($57.50)
    Property: $15,000 ($37.50)
    NEC: $2,000 ($5.00)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $165,000 ($412.50)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $150,000 ($375.00)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $15,000 ($37.50)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $883,000 ($2207.50)

9.16% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($23,364 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.16%
Illinois average:

4.45%

0.06% of residents moved from foreign countries ($166 average AGI)
Jackson County:

0.06%
Illinois average:

0.03%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Williamson County, IL  1.25% ($23,926 average AGI)
from Cook County, IL  0.84% ($17,110)
from Perry County, IL  0.37% ($25,767)


10.57% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($26,734 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.57%
Illinois average:

4.96%

0.08% of residents moved to foreign countries ($169 average AGI)
Jackson County:

0.08%
Illinois average:

0.07%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Williamson County, IL  1.41% ($27,864 average AGI)
to Cook County, IL  0.96% ($17,189)
to Perry County, IL  0.36% ($24,211)

Strongest AM radio stations in Dowell:

  • WDDD (810 AM; 10 kW; JOHNSTON CITY, IL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KXEN (1010 AM; 50 kW; FESTUS-ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BDJ RADIO ENTERPRISES, LLC)
  • KMOX (1120 AM; 50 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGGH (1150 AM; 5 kW; MARION, IL)
  • WILY (1210 AM; daytime; 10 kW; CENTRALIA, IL; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • WSDZ (1260 AM; 20 kW; BELLEVILLE, IL)
  • WMIX (940 AM; 5 kW; MOUNT VERNON, IL; Owner: WITHERS BROADCASTING CO OF ILLINOIS)
  • WCIL (1020 AM; daytime; 1 kW; CARBONDALE, IL; Owner: LYLE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WJPF (1340 AM; 1 kW; HERRIN, IL; Owner: ZRG OF ILLINOIS, INC.)
  • WDQN (1580 AM; 0 kW; DUQUOIN, IL; Owner: DUQUOIN BROADCASTING COMPANY, A GENERAL PARTNERSHIP)
  • WFRX (1300 AM; 1 kW; WEST FRANKFORT, IL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KZIM (960 AM; 5 kW; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: ZIMMER RADIO OF MID-MISSOURI, INC)
  • WINI (1420 AM; 1 kW; MURPHYSBORO, IL; Owner: RADIO STATION WINI)

Strongest FM radio stations in Dowell:

  • WCIL-FM (101.5 FM; CARBONDALE, IL; Owner: LYLE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WDQN-FM (95.9 FM; DUQUOIN, IL; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WAWJ (90.1 FM; MARION, IL; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WXAN (103.9 FM; AVA, IL; Owner: HAROLD L. LAWDER)
  • WUEZ (95.1 FM; CARTERVILLE, IL; Owner: ZRG OF ILLINOIS, INC.)
  • WTAO-FM (105.1 FM; MURPHYSBORO, IL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WXLT (103.5 FM; CHRISTOPHER, IL; Owner: ZRG OF ILLINOIS, INC.)
  • WDDD-FM (107.3 FM; MARION, IL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WVZA (92.7 FM; HERRIN, IL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WQUL (97.7 FM; WEST FRANKFORT, IL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSIU (91.9 FM; CARBONDALE, IL; Owner: SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)
  • KEZS-FM (102.9 FM; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: ZIMMER BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KGMO (100.7 FM; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • WOOZ-FM (99.9 FM; HARRISBURG, IL; Owner: ZIMMER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WKIB (96.5 FM; ANNA, IL; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS)
  • WNSV (104.7 FM; NASHVILLE, IL; Owner: DANA R. WITHERS)
  • WDBX (91.1 FM; CARBONDALE, IL; Owner: HETERODYNE BROADCASTING COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around Dowell:

  • WSIU-TV (Channel 8; CARBONDALE, IL; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)
  • WSIL-TV (Channel 3; HARRISBURG, IL; Owner: WSIL-TV, INC.)
  • KFVS-TV (Channel 12; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • KBSI (Channel 23; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: KBSI LICENSEE L.P.)
  • WDKA (Channel 49; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: WDKA ACQUISITION CORPORATION)
  • W15BU (Channel 17; JOHNSTON CITY, IL; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WPSD-TV (Channel 6; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: WPSD-TV, LLC)
  • W10AH (Channel 10; CARBONDALE, IL; Owner: WPSD-TV, LLC)
  • WTCT (Channel 27; MARION, IL; Owner: TRI-STATE CHRISTIAN TV, INC.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 3Number of bridges
  • 4m13ftTotal length
  • 7,375Total average daily traffic
  • 374Total average daily truck traffic
  • 8,054Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 2
Most common first names in Dowell, IL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John880.7 years
James775.8 years
Mary779.7 years
Charles576.8 years
Harold471.0 years
Joseph479.7 years
Raymond480.8 years
Anna376.1 years
George370.4 years
Frank380.3 years
Most common last names in Dowell, IL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Cobin775.7 years
Martie568.3 years
Ogolini487.5 years
Bernardini378.0 years
Harris368.0 years
Cornett362.0 years
Ross379.7 years
Russell373.0 years
Setelia373.7 years
Skidmore356.7 years

Dowell on our top lists:

  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Other transportation, and support activities, and couriers"
  • #49 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Construction, extraction, maintenance, and repair occupations:"
  • #95 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations:"
  • #96 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Computer specialists"
  • #99 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Gasoline stations"
  • #65 (62927) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Czechoslovakian first ancestries"
  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006"
  • #46 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2006 (pop. 50,000+)"
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