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Population in 2012: 4,217 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: -3.3%
 

Males: 2,021  (47.9%)
Females: 2,196  (52.1%)

Median resident age:  41.3 years
Illinois median age:  39.6 years

Zip codes: 60420.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $48,352 (it was $40,071 in 2000)
Dwight:

$48,352
IL:

$55,137
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $24,504

Dwight village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $112,660 (it was $91,500 in 2000)
Dwight:

$112,660
IL:

$170,600
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $131,531; Detached houses: $142,413; Townhouses or other attached units: $132,671; In 2-unit structures: $190,714; Mobile homes: $33,892

Median gross rent in 2012: $688.

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  • White alone - 4,032 (94.6%)
  • Hispanic - 140 (3.3%)
  • Black alone - 36 (0.8%)
  • Two or more races - 27 (0.6%)
  • Asian alone - 21 (0.5%)
  • American Indian alone - 2 (0.05%)
  • Other race alone - 2 (0.05%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Dwight: 81.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (25.8%), Irish (14.0%), English (10.1%), United States (7.7%), Danish (4.6%), Polish (4.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 01/29/1874

Elevation: 640 feet

Land area: 2.57 square miles.

Population density: 1,638 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Dwight:

  • High school or higher: 87.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.7%
  • Unemployed: 9.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Dwight village:

  • Never married: 26.0%
  • Now married: 54.5%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 7.7%
  • Divorced: 10.6%

48 residents are foreign born

This village:  1.2%
Illinois:  13.9%



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists there were 10 registered sex offenders living in Dwight, Illinois as of August 27, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Dwight to the number of sex offenders is 422 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,943 (2.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $2,946 (2.5%)

Dwight satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Joliet, IL (34.6 miles , pop. 106,221).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Chicago, IL (64.6 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Campus, IL (2.8 miles) , Odell, IL (2.8 miles ), Gardner, IL (3.0 miles ), Emington, IL (3.0 miles) , Reddick, IL (3.1 miles ), Verona, IL (3.1 miles ), South Wilmington, IL (3.1 miles ), Kinsman, IL (3.2 miles) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 5 buildings, average cost: $112,200
  • 1998: 2 buildings, average cost: $217,500
  • 1999: 7 buildings, average cost: $98,100
  • 2000: 20 buildings, average cost: $61,300
  • 2001: 8 buildings, average cost: $129,800
  • 2002: 7 buildings, average cost: $129,800
  • 2003: 7 buildings, average cost: $154,900
  • 2004: 2 buildings, average cost: $162,500
  • 2005: 13 buildings, average cost: $194,800
  • 2006: 4 buildings, average cost: $185,000
  • 2007: 2 buildings, average cost: $177,500
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $212,500
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $180,000
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $246,500
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $60,000
  • 2012: 0 buildings

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 41.09 N, Longitude: 88.43 W

Area code: 815

Dwight household income distribution Dwight home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Dwight by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 0000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 3000100121010
per 100,000 68.80.00.00.022.80.00.023.147.023.40.023.40.0
Robberies 11000100002100
per 100,000 22.922.90.00.00.022.90.00.00.00.047.4234.00.0
Assaults 9610101186444122
per 100,000 206.3137.5229.2227.4250.7183.4137.692.394.093.723.746.847.0
Burglaries 2130661419101412138115
per 100,000 481.3687.6137.5136.4319.1435.7229.4323.0282.0304.7189.4257.4117.5
Thefts 10610876766677729054116204449
per 100,000 2429.52475.41741.91728.11504.11765.71651.42076.11269.12718.5473.61029.71151.9
Auto thefts 51133852678121
per 100,000 114.6252.168.868.2182.3114.745.9138.4164.5187.523.746.823.5
Arson 0200121000000
per 100,000 0.045.80.00.022.845.922.90.00.00.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 248.0205.7133.2132.1168.7156.9115.5156.6142.8186.154.1164.466.9

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Crime rate in Dwight detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 9 (8 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.88
Illinois average:

2.76

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Dwight, Illinois accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

9.0%
Illinois:

9.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +106 (+2.5%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (30%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Accommodation and food services (21%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Dwight-area historical tornado activity is above Illinois state average. It is 162% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/28/1990, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 34.1 miles away from the Dwight village center killed 29 people and injured 350 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/17/1963, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 18.1 miles away from the village center killed one person and injured 70 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Dwight-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Illinois state average. It is 96% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 35.3 miles away from the city center
On 9/2/1999 at 16:17:29, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 67.9 miles away from Dwight center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Livingston County (7) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 4, Floods: 3, Snow: 1, Storm: 1, Tornado: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Dwight topographic map

Birthplace of: Clay Harbor - Player of football.


Hospitals/medical centers in Dwight:

  • HERITAGE HEALTH-DWIGHT (Nursing Home, 300 EAST MAZON AVENUE)
  • WILLIAM W FOX DEVELOPMENTAL CENTER (Nursing Home, 134 W MAIN ST)

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Airports located in Dwight:


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Amtrak station:

DWIGHT (119 W. MAIN ST.) . Services: enclosed waiting area.

Operable nuclear power plants near Dwight:

  • 17 miles: Braidwood 2 in Braidwood, IL.
  • 17 miles: Braidwood 1 in Braidwood, IL.
  • 18 miles: LaSalle County 1 in Seneca, IL.

Local government website: www.dwightillinois.com

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Dwight:

  • Olivet Nazarene University (about 29 miles; Bourbonnais, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,889)
  • Joliet Junior College (about 32 miles; Joliet, IL; FT enrollment: 6,668)
  • Illinois Valley Community College (about 39 miles; Oglesby, IL; FT enrollment: 2,082)
  • Lewis University (about 40 miles; Romeoville, IL; FT enrollment: 3,688)
  • Aurora University (about 46 miles; Aurora, IL; FT enrollment: 2,502)
  • Moraine Valley Community College (about 49 miles; Palos Hills, IL; FT enrollment: 7,761)
  • Waubonsee Community College (about 49 miles; Sugar Grove, IL; FT enrollment: 3,890)

Public high schools in Dwight:

Private high school in Dwight:

  • DWIGHT BAPTIST ACADEMY (Students: 29; Location: 401 N CLINTON ST; Grades: KG - 12)

Public elementary/middle school in Dwight:

See full list of schools located in Dwight, map of school districts: DWIGHT COMMON SCHOOL DISTRICT 232, DWIGHT TOWNSHIP HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT 230

Library in Dwight:

  • PRAIRIE CREEK PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT (Operating income: $214,838; Location: 501 CARRIAGE HOUSE LANE; 39,156 books; 1,048 audio materials; 2,825 video materials; 17 state licensed databases; 58 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Dwight: Dwight Sewage Works (A), Dwight Fire Protection District (B), Dwight Chicago and Alton Railroad Depot (C), Dwight Village Hall (D), Dwight Emergency Medical Services (E), Prairie Creek Public Library (F), William Fox Developmental Center (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Dwight include: Church of the Nazarene (A), Dwight United Methodist Church (B), Emanuel Lutheran Church (C), First Baptist Church (D), First Congregational Church (E), New Assembly of God Church (F), Pioneer Gothic Church (G), Saint Patricks Roman Catholic Church (H), Saint Peters Evangelical Lutheran Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Dwight Old Town Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Reservoir: Dwight Lions Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Dwight include: Renfrew Park (1), Robert W Stephenson Memorial Swimming Pool (2), Florence W Garrett Park (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Dwight Historical Society (Historical Places & Services; 119 West Main Street).

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

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 29.8. This is about average.
City:

29.8
U.S.:

32.0
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2000 was 0.201. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 15.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.201
U.S.:

0.640
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 25.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 15.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

25.7
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 8.76. This is about average. Closest monitor was 15.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

8.76
U.S.:

9.59

Drinking water stations with addresses in Dwight and their reported violations in the past:

DWIGHT (Address: 209 S PRAIRIE AVE , Population served: 4400, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • WQP Entry Point Non-Compliance - Between JUL-1999 and SEP-1999, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JAN-05-2000)
  • OCCT Study Recommendation - Between DEC-07-1992 and DEC-27-1993, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (2 times from DEC-27-1993 to DEC-27-1993)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Initial Water Quality Parameter WQP M&R - Between JAN-2006 and JUN-2006, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between JUL-2000 and JUN-2001, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUN-30-2001)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
DWIGHT CORRECTIONAL CENTER (Population served: 1100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • PN Violation for NPDWR Violation - Between NOV-20-2005 and DEC-20-2005, Contaminant: Public Notice. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-13-2005), St Compliance achieved (DEC-20-2005)
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between NOV-20-2005 and DEC-20-2005, Contaminant: Public Notice. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-13-2005), St Compliance achieved (DEC-20-2005)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 2 regular monitoring violations

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

  • LAKEVIEW GOLF & PIZZA (Serves WI, Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 14.2%
(11.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 45.2% for Black residents, 81.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 89.7% for other race residents, 29.6% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This village:  2.4 people
Illinois:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  64.7%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  7.2%
Whole state:  6.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Dwight, IL

132 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
81 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
161 people in homes for the mentally retarded in 2000
68 people in nursing homes in 2000

Dwight compared to Illinois state average:

Dwight, Illinois environmental map by EPA

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  • 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.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.


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Banks with branches in Dwight (2011 data):

  • Bank of Pontiac: Dwight Branch at 132 East Main, branch established on 1855/04/14; Motor Facility at East Chippewa And Franklin, branch established on 1975/12/01. Info updated 2010/08/04: Bank assets: $390.3 mil, Deposits: $329.4 mil, headquarters in Pontiac, IL, positive income, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Pontiac Bancorp, Inc.
  • Centrue Bank: Dwight Branch at 302 West Mazon Avenue, branch established on 1885/01/01. Info updated 2007/06/27: Bank assets: $964.9 mil, Deposits: $850.6 mil, headquarters in Streator, IL, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 28 total offices, Holding Company: Centrue Financial Corporation
  • The First National Bank of Dwight: The First National Bank Of Dwight at 122 W. Main Street, branch established on 1905/02/01. Info updated 2010/06/01: Bank assets: $129.6 mil, Deposits: $105.5 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 1 total offices, Holding Company: First Dwight Corporation

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Dwight, Illinois:

  • Carefree Motel, 320 Old Rt 66, Dwight, IL 60420 , Phone: (815) 584-3079
  • Super 8 Motel Dwight, 14 E Northbrook Dr, Dwight, IL 60420 , Phone: (815) 584-1888
  • Classic Inn Of Dwight, 15 E Northbrook Dr, Dwight, IL 60420 , Phone: (815) 584-1200
All 3 fire-safe hotels and motels in Dwight, Illinois

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Dwight travel time to work - commute


Dwight mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (79%)
  • Electricity (20%)

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Religion statistics for Dwight village (based on Livingston County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 61.09%
Here61.1%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Methodist ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USA Inc. Apostolic Christian Church of America
Adherents29.0%20.7%18.2%6.5%5.8%
Congregations13.3%14.7%21.3%8.0%2.7%
NameLutheran ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)United Church of ChristChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Other
Adherents3.9%2.8%2.1%1.6%9.5%
Congregations2.7%2.7%4.0%4.0%26.7%
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: 7
Here:

1.85 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Livingston County:

0.26 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 22
This county:

5.81 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 32
Livingston County:

8.46 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

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

9.2%
State:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

27.3%
State:

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

10.8%
Illinois:

14.5%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 2$8,992$53,9520$0
Police Protection - Officers 9$41,148$54,8643$2,004
Police - Other 1$2,406$28,8720$0
Streets and Highways 2$8,250$49,5000$0
Health 1$5,330$63,9600$0
Sewerage 2$6,792$40,7520$0
Parks and Recreation 1$2,600$31,2001$576
Water Supply 3$9,328$37,3120$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 11$3,078
Totals for Government 21$84,846$48,48315$5,658

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

  • Construction - Sewerage: $1,060,000 ($251.36)
    Water Utilities: $161,000 ($38.18)
    General Public Buildings: $10,000 ($2.37)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $702,000 ($166.47)
    Sewerage: $464,000 ($110.03)
    Solid Waste Management: $460,000 ($109.08)
    Regular Highways: $458,000 ($108.61)
    Water Utilities: $391,000 ($92.72)
    Financial Administration: $339,000 ($80.39)
    Health Services - Other: $283,000 ($67.11)
    Parks & Recreation: $170,000 ($40.31)
    General Public Buildings: $100,000 ($23.71)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $0 ($0.00)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $45,000 ($10.67)
    Parks & Recreation: $11,000 ($2.61)
    Central Staff: $4,000 ($0.95)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,038,000 ($246.15)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $244,000 ($57.86)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $576,000 ($136.59)
    Solid Waste Management: $227,000 ($53.83)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $330,000 ($78.25)
    Interest Earnings: $41,000 ($9.72)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $635,000 ($150.58)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $1,531,000 ($363.05)
    Highways: $120,000 ($28.46)
  • Tax - Public Utilities: $333,000 ($78.97)
    Property: $307,000 ($72.80)
    NEC: $56,000 ($13.28)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $4,075,000 ($966.33)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $3,895,000 ($923.64)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $180,000 ($42.68)

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

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $143,000 ($33.91)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $790,000 ($187.34)

4.66% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($32,942 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.66%
Illinois average:

5.66%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from McLean County, IL  0.69% ($29,922 average AGI)
from Will County, IL  0.50% ($41,568)
from Grundy County, IL  0.48% ($30,380)


6.00% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($34,806 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.00%
Illinois average:

5.99%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to McLean County, IL  1.25% ($35,349 average AGI)
to La Salle County, IL  0.44% ($38,723)
to Will County, IL  0.36% ($31,296)

Strongest AM radio stations in Dwight:

  • 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.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WVIV (1200 AM; 20 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLXX-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • WAUR (930 AM; 4 kW; SANDWICH, IL; Owner: CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING SYSTEM, LTD.)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WIBC (1070 AM; 50 kW; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE 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)

Strongest FM radio stations in Dwight:

  • WJEZ (98.9 FM; DWIGHT, IL; Owner: LIVINGSTON COUNTY BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WJDK-FM (95.7 FM; SENECA, IL; Owner: GRUNDY COUNTY BROADCASTERS, INC)
  • WRXQ (100.7 FM; COAL CITY, IL; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WYKT (105.5 FM; WILMINGTON, IL; Owner: STARADIO CORPORATION)
  • WCFL (104.7 FM; MORRIS, IL; Owner: ILLINOIS DISTRICT COUNCIL OF ASSEMBL)
  • WYXX (103.1 FM; MORRIS, IL; Owner: BIG CITY RADIO-CHI, L.L.C.)
  • WYST (107.7 FM; FAIRBURY, IL; Owner: AAA ENTERTAINMENT LICENSING LLC)
  • WJCH (91.9 FM; JOLIET, IL; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WWGN (88.9 FM; OTTAWA, IL; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION, INC.)
  • WCCQ (98.3 FM; CREST HILL, IL; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF JOLIET, INC.)
  • WALS (102.1 FM; OGLESBY, IL; Owner: LACO RADIO, INC.)
  • WPJC (88.3 FM; PONTIAC, IL; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • WSTQ (97.7 FM; STREATOR, IL; Owner: MENDOTA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WKOT (96.5 FM; MARSEILLES, IL; Owner: LASALLE COUNTY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WYYS (106.1 FM; STREATOR, IL; Owner: MENDOTA BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Dwight:

  • WWTO-TV (Channel 35; LASALLE, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W34CD (Channel 34; QUINCY, IL; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WYIN (Channel 56; GARY, IN; Owner: NORTHWEST INDIANA PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Dwight, Illinois:
  • Fatal accident count: 13
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 20
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 7
  • Fatalities: 16
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 30
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Illinois average:
  • Fatal accident count: 118
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 179
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 40
  • Fatalities: 127
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 312
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 20

See more detailed statistics of Dwight fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 15
Total length: 34 meters (112ft)
Total costs: $162,000
Total average daily traffic: 72,700
Total average daily truck traffic: 15,673

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1960-1969: 3
  • 1970-1979: 6
  • 1980-1989: 3
  • 1990-1999: 1
  • 2000-2009: 2
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Dwight, IL


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 30
  • Hazardous Condition: 16
  • Good Intent Call: 1

Incident types - Dwight


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Dwight, IL

Most common first names in Dwight, IL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John5975.3 years
Mary4280.7 years
James2873.9 years
Robert2668.9 years
William2573.8 years
Helen2482.2 years
Margaret2483.9 years
Charles2270.8 years
Anna2186.4 years
George2081.0 years
Most common last names in Dwight, IL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Anderson2380.3 years
Smith2280.0 years
Jensen2179.7 years
Miller2077.2 years
Nelson1872.9 years
Christensen1680.6 years
Johnson1683.1 years
Hansen1581.3 years
Scott1485.3 years
Hoffman1384.6 years
Businesses in Dwight, IL
NameCountNameCount
Arby's1MasterBrand Cabinets1
Burger King1McDonald's1
Dairy Queen1Subway1
FedEx1Super 81
H&R Block1U-Haul1

Dwight on our top lists:

  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in homes for the mentally retarded"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Printing and related support activities"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Printing and related support activities"
  • #21 (60420) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Danish first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
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