Downs, Illinois

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Population in 2017: 974 (95% urban, 5% rural).
Population change since 2000: +25.5%
Males: 471  (48.4%)
Females: 503  (51.6%)
Median resident age:

37.9 years
Illinois median age:

38.0 years

Zip codes: 61736.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $82,074 (it was $53,750 in 2000)
Downs:

$82,074
IL:

$62,992

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $32,706 (it was $22,468 in 2000)

Downs village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $158,421 (it was $89,200 in 2000)
Downs:

$158,421
IL:

$195,300

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $192,425; detached houses: $202,630; townhouses or other attached units: $157,820; in 2-unit structures: $103,286; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $239,406; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $116,565; mobile homes: $24,246

Median gross rent in 2017: $853.

March 2019 cost of living index in Downs: 86.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 3.5%
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  • Races in Downs, IL (2010)
    • 95194.6%White alone
    • 191.9%Two or more races
    • 171.7%Black alone
    • 90.9%Hispanic
    • 70.7%Asian alone
    • 20.2%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists, there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Downs, Illinois as of June 04, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Downs is 322 to 1.


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Ancestries: German (26.4%), Irish (15.5%), American (13.7%), English (6.5%), Italian (5.2%), European (2.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 05/10/1917

Elevation: 795 feet

Land area: 2.71 square miles.

Population density: 360 people per square mile   (very low).

Downs, Illinois map

12 residents are foreign born

This village:

1.2%
Illinois:

14.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $4,301 (2.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,437 (2.2%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Bloomington, IL (7.8 miles , pop. 64,808).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Chicago, IL (117.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Le Roy, IL (2.7 miles ),
Heyworth, IL (2.8 miles ),
Bloomington, IL (2.8 miles ),
Ellsworth, IL (3.1 miles ),
Normal, IL (3.1 miles ),
Towanda, IL (3.4 miles ),
Twin Grove, IL (3.5 miles ),
Wapella, IL (3.6 miles )

Latitude: 40.40 N, Longitude: 88.88 W

Area code: 309

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

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1 building, cost: $60,000
  • 1998: 1 building, cost: $60,000
  • 1999: 1 building, cost: $60,000
  • 2000: 1 building, cost: $60,000
  • 2001: 1 building, cost: $60,000
  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $60,000
  • 2003: 1 building, cost: $60,000
  • 2004: 1 building, cost: $60,000
  • 2005: 1 building, cost: $60,000
  • 2006: 1 building, cost: $60,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Downs, IL residents
Average permit cost in Downs, IL
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.8%
Illinois:

4.5%
Population change in the 1990s: +150 (+24.0%).
Most common industries in Downs, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Finance & insurance (19.4%)
  • Construction (9.1%)
  • Educational services (7.3%)
  • Transportation equipment (5.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.0%)
  • Food (3.7%)
  • Health care (3.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Finance & insurance (16.3%)
  • Construction (14.9%)
  • Transportation equipment (10.1%)
  • Repair & maintenance (5.8%)
  • Food (5.3%)
  • Educational services (4.3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (2.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Finance & insurance (22.4%)
  • Educational services (10.0%)
  • Health care (6.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.8%)
  • Social assistance (5.5%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.6%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (4.1%)
Most common occupations in Downs, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (8.0%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.0%)
  • Computer specialists (3.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9.1%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (7.2%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.2%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6.3%)
  • Computer specialists (5.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.3%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (3.8%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (12.8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5.5%)
  • Customer service representatives (4.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.1%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.1%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (3.7%)

Average climate in Downs, 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 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 72.1. This is about average.

City:

72.1
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 28.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.1
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 9.79. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.79
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Downs-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Illinois state average. It is 93% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/5/1977, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 13.5 miles away from the Downs village center injured 2 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 7/13/2004, a category F4 tornado 30.6 miles away from the village center injured 3 people.

Earthquake activity:

Downs-area historical earthquake activity is near 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 144.6 miles away from Downs 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 121.2 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 176.8 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 143.9 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 131.7 miles away from Downs 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 226.2 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 McLean County (9) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Floods: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Downs topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Downs:

  • WESTMINSTER VILLAGE (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; BLOOMINGTON, IL)
  • ST JOSEPH HOSPICE (Hospital, about 7 miles away; BLOOMINGTON, IL)
  • LEROY MANOR (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; LE ROY, IL)
  • ST JOSEPH MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 8 miles away; BLOOMINGTON, IL)
  • EASTLAND MEDICAL PLAZA SURGICENTER (Hospital, about 8 miles away; BLOOMINGTON, IL)
  • FMC - CENTRAL IL. BLOOMINGTON PD (Dialysis Facility, about 8 miles away; BLOOMINGTON, IL)
  • HERITAGE HEALTH-BLOOMINGTON (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; BLOOMINGTON, IL)

Amtrak stations near Downs:

  • 10 miles: BLOOMINGTON-NORMAL (NORMAL, 100 E. PARKINSON ST.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service.
  • 17 miles: FARMER CITY (FRAMER CITY, BON AIR REST., 912 E. CLINTON ST.) - Bus Station . Services: public payphones, full-service food facilities.

Operable nuclear power plant near Downs:

  • 18 miles: Clinton in Clinton, IL.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Downs:

  • Illinois Wesleyan University (about 9 miles; Bloomington, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,323)
  • Illinois State University (about 10 miles; Normal, IL; FT enrollment: 18,804)
  • Heartland Community College (about 12 miles; Normal, IL; FT enrollment: 3,958)
  • Richland Community College (about 36 miles; Decatur, IL; FT enrollment: 2,434)
  • Parkland College (about 37 miles; Champaign, IL; FT enrollment: 7,326)
  • Millikin University (about 39 miles; Decatur, IL; FT enrollment: 2,419)
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (about 40 miles; Champaign, IL; FT enrollment: 47,528)

Public high school in Downs:

Private high school in Downs:

  • CORNERSTONE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY OF MCLEAN COUNTY (Students: 395, Location: 22017 E 1200 N RD, Grades: PK-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Downs:

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Points of interest:

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

Cemetery: Hopewell Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Birthplace of: Edward William O'Rourke - Catholic bishop.

McLean 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 Downs and their reported violations in the past:

DOWNS (Population served: 776, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • OCCT/SOWT Treatment Installation/Demonstration - In AUG-22-2009, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-09-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-09-2009), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-04-2009), St Public Notif received (DEC-16-2009), St Compliance achieved (DEC-30-2009)
  • OCCT/SOWT Study/Recommendation - In FEB-24-2006, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-17-2006), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-25-2007), St Compliance achieved (JUL-24-2007), St BCA signed (AUG-17-2007)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Lead Consumer Notice - In OCT-02-2011, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-04-2011), St Compliance achieved (JUN-04-2012)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-2011, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-11-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-11-2011), St Compliance achieved (MAY-27-2011), St Public Notif received (APR-10-2012)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2010 and MAR-2010, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-15-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-15-2010), St Compliance achieved (APR-08-2010), St Public Notif received (AUG-26-2011)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2008 and DEC-2008, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-16-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-16-2008), St Compliance achieved (DEC-30-2008), St Public Notif received (DEC-16-2009)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2007 and SEP-2007, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-14-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-14-2007), St Compliance achieved (AUG-28-2007), St Public Notif received (SEP-15-2008)
  • 5 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
  • 3 other older monitoring violations
Average household size:
This village:

2.8 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:

77.9%
Whole state:

65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:

6.2%
Whole state:

6.3%


No gay or lesbian households reported

Banks with branches in Downs (2011 data):

  • First Financial Bank, National Association: Downs Branch at 1 Mike's Way, branch established on 2004/04/26. Info updated 2012/01/04: Bank assets: $2,852.7 mil, Deposits: $2,227.7 mil, headquarters in Terre Haute, IN, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 66 total offices, Holding Company: First Financial Corporation

For population 15 years and over in Downs:

Marital status in Downs, IL
  • Never married: 23.1%
  • Now married: 57.1%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 3.8%
  • Divorced: 14.3%

For population 25 years and over in Downs:

  • High school or higher: 95.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 38.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.7%
  • Unemployed: 5.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.0
Illinois average:

12.2

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

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Downs, IL (based on McLean County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant34,23893
Mainline Protestant22,80356
Catholic15,21510
Other8,58016
Black Protestant8805
Orthodox581
None87,798-
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: 29
McLean County:

1.77 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 4
Here:

0.24 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 74
This county:

4.52 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 124
McLean County:

7.58 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.6%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

26.9%
Illinois:

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

13.7%
Illinois:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Downs:

49.5%
Illinois:

48.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Downs:

44.4%
Illinois:

45.7%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.4
Illinois:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

22.0%
Illinois:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

12.2%
Illinois:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.3
Illinois:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

36.9%
Illinois:

33.2%

General health condition:
This city:

56.9%
Illinois:

55.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

84.0%
Illinois:

79.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Downs, 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
Police Protection - Officers 1$2,892$34,7040$0
Streets and Highways 0$0 2$613
Water Supply 0$0 4$3,190
Other and Unallocable 0$0 3$354
Other Government Administration 0$0 8$2,219
Financial Administration 0$0 1$1,530
Totals for Government 1$2,892$34,70418$7,906

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

  • Construction - Sewerage: $8,763,000 ($8996.92)
  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $224,000 ($229.98)
    General - Other: $133,000 ($136.55)
    Water Utilities: $89,000 ($91.38)
    Regular Highways: $46,000 ($47.23)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $7,000 ($7.19)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Solid Waste Management: $21,000 ($21.56)
    Regular Highways: $16,000 ($16.43)
    Central Staff Services: $5,000 ($5.13)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $111,000 ($113.96)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $75,000 ($77.00)
    Solid Waste Management: $45,000 ($46.20)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Sewerage: $4,056,000 ($4164.27)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $55,000 ($56.47)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($1.03)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $182,000 ($186.86)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $106,000 ($108.83)
    Highways: $24,000 ($24.64)
  • Tax - Property: $383,000 ($393.22)
    Other License: $3,000 ($3.08)

Downs government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,440,000 ($5585.22)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,200,000 ($5338.81)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $353,000 ($362.42)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $113,000 ($116.02)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $982,000 ($1008.21)

5.41% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($52,627 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.41%
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 Cook County, IL  0.47% ($50,957 average AGI)
from Tazewell County, IL  0.32% ($52,192)
from Champaign County, IL  0.27% ($47,897)


6.60% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($64,870 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.60%
Illinois average:

5.50%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($453 average AGI)
McLean County:

0.05%
Illinois average:

0.06%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Cook County, IL  0.46% ($46,967 average AGI)
to Tazewell County, IL  0.27% ($52,270)
to Champaign County, IL  0.23% ($41,706)

Strongest AM radio stations in Downs:

  • WJBC (1230 AM; 1 kW; BLOOMINGTON, IL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • 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)
  • WILL (580 AM; 5 kW; URBANA, IL; Owner: UNIV. OF ILLINOIS BOARD OF TRUSTEES)
  • 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.)
  • KXEN (1010 AM; 50 kW; FESTUS-ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BDJ RADIO ENTERPRISES, LLC)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WMBD (1470 AM; 5 kW; PEORIA, IL; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KMOX (1120 AM; 50 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WVEL (1140 AM; daytime; 5 kW; PEKIN, IL)

Strongest FM radio stations in Downs:

  • WBNQ (101.5 FM; BLOOMINGTON, IL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBWN (104.1 FM; LE ROY, IL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WIHN (96.7 FM; NORMAL, IL; Owner: AAA ENTERTAINMENT LICENSING LLC)
  • WRPW (92.9 FM; COLFAX, IL; Owner: AAA ENTERTAINMENT LICENSING LLC)
  • W264AG (100.7 FM; BLOOMINGTON, IL; Owner: CENTRAL ILLINOIS RADIO FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • WGLT (89.1 FM; NORMAL, IL; Owner: ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • W255AI (98.9 FM; BLOOMINGTON, IL; Owner: ILLINOIS BIBLE INSTITUTE, INC.)
  • WDQZ (99.5 FM; LEXINGTON, IL; Owner: AAA ENTERTAINMENT LICENSING, LLC)
  • WWHP (98.3 FM; FARMER CITY, IL; Owner: WMS1, INC.)
  • WILL-FM (90.9 FM; URBANA, IL; Owner: UNIV. OF ILLINOIS BOARD OF TRUSTEES)
  • WTRX-FM (93.7 FM; PONTIAC, IL; Owner: LIVINGSTON COUNTY BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WYST (107.7 FM; FAIRBURY, IL; Owner: AAA ENTERTAINMENT LICENSING LLC)
  • WESN (88.1 FM; BLOOMINGTON, IL; Owner: ILLINOIS WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY)
  • WGNN (102.5 FM; FISHER, IL; Owner: GOOD NEWS RADIO, INC)

TV broadcast stations around Downs:

  • W51CT (Channel 51; BLOOMINGTON, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WCIA (Channel 3; CHAMPAIGN, IL; Owner: NEXSTAR BROADCASTING OF CHAMPAIGN, L.L.C.)
  • WYZZ-TV (Channel 43; BLOOMINGTON, IL; Owner: WYZZ LICENSEE, INC.)
  • WBUI (Channel 23; DECATUR, IL; Owner: ACME TV LICENSES OF ILLINOIS, LLC)
  • WAND (Channel 17; DECATUR, IL; Owner: WAND(TV) PARTNERSHIP)
  • WILL-TV (Channel 12; URBANA, IL; Owner: UNIV. OF ILLINOIS BD. OF TRUSTEES)
  • W52BR (Channel 52; CHAMPAIGN-URBANA, IL; Owner: MARCIA COHEN)
  • WRSP-TV (Channel 55; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: SPRINGFIELD BROADCASTING PARTNERS)
  • WICS (Channel 20; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: WICS LICENSEE, LLC)
  • W34CD (Channel 34; QUINCY, IL; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)

Downs fatal accident list:

Feb 14, 2013 10:30 PM, Us-150, Lat: 40.397003, Lon: -88.864917, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Nov 16, 2009 09:14 PM, East Street, Ch-36, Lat: 40.399819, Lon: -88.867597, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Dec 6, 2009 09:15 PM, Givens Road, Cr-29, Lat: 40.402489, Lon: -88.906378, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Jul 7, 2007 12:50 AM, I-74, Lat: 40.400964, Lon: -88.902211, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 31Number of bridges
  • 243ft / 74.0mTotal length
  • $1,136,000Total costs
  • 170,300Total average daily traffic
  • 52,460Total average daily truck traffic
  • 82,956Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
New bridges in Downs, IL - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 161960-1969
  • 21970-1979
  • 41980-1989
  • 41990-1999
  • 42000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Downs, IL

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

34 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Downs)

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • 1.5 Mi North (Lat: 40.423639 Lon: -88.875083), Structure height: 15 m, Call Sign: KPF969,
    Assigned Frequencies: 450.010 MHz, Grant Date: 11/09/1984, Expiration Date: 12/01/1996, Cancellation Date: 09/24/2000, Registrant: Mclean County Broadcasters, Inc., 1639 Burton Lane, Martinsville, IN 46151
  • 3.5 Mi N. (Lat: 40.448639 Lon: -88.855639), Structure height: 15 m, Call Sign: KPF970,
    Assigned Frequencies: 450.010 MHz, Grant Date: 11/09/1984, Expiration Date: 12/01/1996, Cancellation Date: 09/24/2000, Registrant: Mclean County Broadcasters, Inc., 1639 Burton Lane, Martinsville, IN 46151
  • 1.5 Mi N (Lat: 40.423917 Lon: -88.874250), Type: Tower, Structure height: 113 m, Call Sign: KPJ223,
    Assigned Frequencies: 450.010 MHz, Grant Date: 09/29/1998, Expiration Date: 12/01/2020, Certifier: Richard Johnson, Registrant: Cumulus Media Inc., 3280 Peachtree Road, Nw, Suite 2300, Atlanta, GA 30305, Phone: (404) 260-6761, Fax: (404) 260-6961, Email:

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • Rr 1 (Lat: 40.405583 Lon: -88.882028), Call Sign: WQU339, Licensee ID: L00025070,
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.010 MHz, Grant Date: 10/01/2005, Expiration Date: 10/03/2015, Cancellation Date: 12/05/2015, Registrant: Old Town, Township Of, 22034 E 1000 North Rd, Downs, IL 61736, Phone: (309) 724-8448
  • .5 Mi Ne City Limits (Lat: 40.405583 Lon: -88.870917), Call Sign: KWO829, Licensee ID: L00086724,
    Assigned Frequencies: 43.3600 MHz, Grant Date: 07/14/1999, Expiration Date: 06/16/2004, Cancellation Date: 06/10/2004, Registrant: Heidelberg Gravel Co, Box 74, Downs, IL 61736, Phone: (309) 378-2821
  • MOBILE, Lat: 40.397806 Lon: -88.877861, Call Sign: WQIJ724,
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.340 MHz, Grant Date: 02/23/2018, Expiration Date: 02/28/2028, Certifier: Eric West, Registrant: Ragan Communications, Inc, 2 Ragan Court, Washington, IL 61571-1051, Phone: (309) 745-9386, Fax: (309) 745-3215, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Downs)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: SIMONDS RONALD L KITFOX CLASSIC IV (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: AMA/EXPR UNKNOWN ENG (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 53RJ , Serial Number: C97110212, Year manufactured: 1997, Airworthiness Date: 05/24/2000, Certificate Issue Date: 05/03/2016
    Registrant (Individual): Donald L O'Neall, 25391 E 1000 North Rd, Downs, IL 61736

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$112,0902$212,10010$174,435
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$01$195,230
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$01$92,560
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0054.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$120,900
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0054.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Downs, IL
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Downs, IL - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 13. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 39 took place in 2015, and the least - 1 in 2018. The data has a decreasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Downs, IL When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (41.9%), and Structure Fires (39.3%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Downs, IL
    • 9641.9%Outside Fires
    • 9039.3%Structure Fires
    • 3716.2%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 62.6%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Downs, IL
Most common first names in Downs, IL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James866.4 years
Robert664.7 years
Helen578.8 years
Edward478.8 years
William460.5 years
Walter470.0 years
Harlan376.1 years
Harold370.3 years
Donald384.4 years
Grace374.7 years
Most common last names in Downs, IL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Campbell574.4 years
Young570.4 years
Roberts576.8 years
Kessinger465.5 years
Price476.8 years
Davis477.3 years
Devine378.0 years
Brown377.3 years
Martin373.2 years
Howes374.3 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Downs, IL
  • 91.1%Utility gas
  • 4.3%Electricity
  • 3.6%Other fuel
  • 1.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Downs, IL
  • 73.2%Utility gas
  • 14.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 12.5%Electricity


Downs compared to Illinois state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
There are 3 pilots and 1 other airmen in this city.
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Nathan Lee Tofte (8)
  • Nathan L. Tofte (2)
  • Robert R. Niederman (2)
  • Donald L. O'Neall (1)
  • Joe Young (1)
  • Nathan Tofte (1)
  • Andrew J. O'Neall (1)

Total of 15 patent applications in 2008-2020.