Downs, Illinois

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Population in 2013: 1,014 (95% urban, 5% rural). Population change since 2000: +30.7%
Males: 486  (48.0%)
Females: 528  (52.0%)
Median resident age:  36.5 years
Illinois median age:  37.2 years

Zip codes: 61736.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $70,193 (it was $53,750 in 2000)
Downs:

$70,193
IL:

$56,210

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $29,718 (it was $22,468 in 2000)

Downs village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $161,728 (it was $89,200 in 2000)
Downs:

$161,728
IL:

$169,600

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $177,351; Detached houses: $186,077; Townhouses or other attached units: $164,364; In 2-unit structures: $196,146; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $61,771; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $136,087; Mobile homes: $17,029

Median gross rent in 2013: $850.

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  • Races in Downs, IL (2010)

    Downs races chart
    • 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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Downs: 88.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (30.7%), Irish (15.1%), United States (11.4%), English (9.1%), Polish (4.9%), Italian (2.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 05/10/1917

Elevation: 795 feet

Land area: 2.71 square miles.

Population density: 375 people per square mile   (very low).

Downs,IL real estate house value index trend

Downs, Illinois map

For population 25 years and over in Downs:

  • High school or higher: 92.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 34.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.0%
  • Unemployed: 5.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Downs village:

  • Never married: 18.3%
  • Now married: 64.2%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 6.1%
  • Divorced: 10.0%

3 residents are foreign born

This village:

0.3%
Illinois:

14.0%



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Downs, Illinois as of September 04, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Downs to the number of sex offenders is 1,005 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $4,191 (2.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $2,863 (2.2%)

Downs satellite photo by USGS

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 ).

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 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 40.40 N, Longitude: 88.88 W

Area code: 309

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

6.3%
Illinois:

7.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +150 (+24.0%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Finance and insurance (22%)
  • Construction (17%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Wholesale trade (5%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Educational services (21%)
  • Finance and insurance (15%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Construction (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (16%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (8%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (27%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)
  • Material moving occupations (6%)

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

Average climate in Downs, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Downs, Illinois average temperatures Downs, Illinois average precipitation Downs, Illinois humidity Downs, Illinois wind speed Downs, Illinois snowfall Downs, Illinois sunshine Downs, Illinois clear and cloudy days

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 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 121.2 miles away from Downs 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 (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 3

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

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

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:

Public elementary/middle schools in Downs:

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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

McLean County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 76.9. This is about average.

City:

76.9
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 31.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

31.9
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 9.34. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.34
U.S.:

9.14

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
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 2.7%
(2.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
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

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.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.8
Illinois average:

12.4

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (93%)
  • Electricity (4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Downs village (based on McLean County data)

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
This county:

0.24 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

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

4.52 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.58 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.6%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
McLean County:

26.9%
Illinois:

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

13.7%
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 1$1,530
Other Government Administration 0$0 8$2,219
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
Totals for Government 1$2,892$34,70418$7,906

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

  • Construction - Central Staff Services: $28,000 ($27.61)
  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $161,000 ($158.78)
    Water Utilities: $89,000 ($87.77)
    General - Other: $88,000 ($86.79)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,000 ($0.99)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks & Recreation: $11,000 ($10.85)
    Water Utilities: $9,000 ($8.88)
    Central Staff: $6,000 ($5.92)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $104,000 ($102.56)

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

  • Charges - All Other: $27,000 ($26.63)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $51,000 ($50.30)
    Interest Earnings: $14,000 ($13.81)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $102,000 ($100.59)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $104,000 ($102.56)
    Highways: $21,000 ($20.71)
  • Tax - Property: $62,000 ($61.14)
    NEC: $14,000 ($13.81)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $15,000 ($14.79)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $15,000 ($14.79)

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

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $0 ($0.00)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $366,000 ($360.95)

5.41% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($44,466 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.41%
Illinois average:

4.45%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($142 average AGI)
McLean County:

0.03%
Illinois average:

0.03%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Cook County, IL  0.49% ($31,974 average AGI)
from Champaign County, IL  0.24% ($35,276)
from Tazewell County, IL  0.24% ($38,901)


6.06% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($47,053 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.06%
Illinois average:

4.96%

0.08% of residents moved to foreign countries ($479 average AGI)
McLean County:

0.08%
Illinois average:

0.07%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Cook County, IL  0.61% ($29,982 average AGI)
to Tazewell County, IL  0.24% ($44,740)
to Champaign County, IL  0.19% ($31,689)

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: 40.39700, Lon: -88.86492, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 6Number of bridges
  • 30m98ftTotal length
  • $725,000Total costs
  • 37,250Total average daily traffic
  • 12,040Total average daily truck traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • 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
    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

FCC Registered Broadcast 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: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, 2300 N Street, Nw, Washington, DC 20037-1122, Phone: (202) 663-8203, Fax: (202) 513-8899, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • DOWNS, County Road 2100e (Lat: 40.412556 Lon: -88.855250), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 60.7 m, Call Sign: WQQW621
    Assigned Frequencies: 11465.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/15/2013, Expiration Date: 03/15/2023, Certifier: Michael H Kafauver
    Registrant: Future Technologies, 300 Petty Rd. Suite B, Lawrenceville, GA 30043, Phone: (630) 841-0229, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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  • Call Sign: KA9OBU, Licensee ID: L01137500
    Grant Date: 04/05/2006, Expiration Date: 06/19/2016, Certifier: David L Ashley
    Registrant: David L Ashley, 8143 N 2200 East Rd, Downs, IL 61736
  • Call Sign: KA9VJF, Licensee ID: L00300112
    Grant Date: 08/31/2006, Expiration Date: 11/26/2016
    Registrant: Jennie A Moss, 22192 Ridgewood Dr., Downs, IL 61736
  • Call Sign: KB9JTK, Licensee ID: L00958245
    Grant Date: 12/29/2004, Expiration Date: 03/28/2015, Certifier: Donald J Jones Sr
    Registrant: Donald J Jones Sr, 19710 Nottingham Dr, Downs, IL 61736-9371
  • Call Sign: KB9PXL, Licensee ID: L00180918
    Grant Date: 01/04/2007, Expiration Date: 03/20/2017, Certifier: Eldon M Bricker
    Registrant: Eldon M Bricker, 303 W Washington St, Downs, IL 61736
  • Call Sign: N9SOG
    Grant Date: 03/02/1993, Expiration Date: 03/02/2003, Cancellation Date: 03/03/2005
    Registrant: Candy A Gibson, Downs, IL 61736
  • Call Sign: NO9V, Licensee ID: L01170710
    Grant Date: 07/11/2006, Expiration Date: 08/07/2016
    Registrant: John L Moss, 22192 Ridgewood Dr., Downs, IL 61736
  • Call Sign: NO9W, Licensee ID: L01170714
    Grant Date: 07/11/2006, Expiration Date: 08/07/2016
    Registrant: Roxann Moss, 22192 Ridgewood Dr., 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

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 8
  • Hazardous Condition: 7
  • Good Intent Call: 2

Incident types - Downs

See full 2006 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

Downs on our top lists:

  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Finance and insurance"
  • #47 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Finance and insurance"
  • #70 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Hardware, plumbing and heating equipment and supplies merchant wholesalers"
  • #58 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) 24-hour air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #95 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 1990-1999 to 2000-2003 (pop. 50,000+)"
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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 2008-2015.