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Population in 2012: 12,554 (99% urban, 1% rural). Population change since 2000: +1.4%
 

Males: 6,091  (48.5%)
Females: 6,463  (51.5%)

Median resident age:  38.9 years
Illinois median age:  39.6 years

Zip codes: 62401, 62467.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $41,141 (it was $34,761 in 2000)
Effingham:

$41,141
IL:

$55,137
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $24,556

Effingham city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $99,248 (it was $81,700 in 2000)
Effingham:

$99,248
IL:

$170,600
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $135,025; Detached houses: $139,361; Townhouses or other attached units: $137,553; In 2-unit structures: $106,563; Mobile homes: $43,713

Median gross rent in 2012: $537.

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  • White alone - 11,768 (95.7%)
  • Hispanic - 295 (2.4%)
  • Two or more races - 116 (0.9%)
  • Black alone - 74 (0.6%)
  • American Indian alone - 20 (0.2%)
  • Other race alone - 20 (0.2%)
  • Asian alone - 4 (0.03%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Effingham: 79.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (42.0%), Irish (13.2%), English (10.0%), United States (7.6%), Scotch-Irish (2.5%), Italian (2.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 04/03/1873

Elevation: 592 feet

Land area: 8.67 square miles.

Population density: 1,448 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Effingham:

  • High school or higher: 89.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 22.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.3%
  • Unemployed: 5.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 13.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Effingham city:

  • Never married: 24.9%
  • Now married: 48.3%
  • Separated: 1.0%
  • Widowed: 11.6%
  • Divorced: 14.2%

207 residents are foreign born

This city:  1.7%
Illinois:  13.9%



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists there were 18 registered sex offenders living in Effingham, Illinois as of October 31, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Effingham to the number of sex offenders is 697 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,149 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,501 (1.4%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Decatur, IL (54.8 miles , pop. 81,860).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Louis, MO (97.5 miles , pop. 348,189).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (193.6 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Teutopolis, IL (1.9 miles ), Watson, IL (2.6 miles ), Shumway, IL (2.7 miles ), Sigel, IL (2.8 miles ), Montrose, IL (3.1 miles ), Dieterich, IL (3.1 miles ), Stewardson, IL (3.3 miles ), Altamont, IL (3.4 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 66 buildings, average cost: $158,900
  • 1998: 50 buildings, average cost: $121,800
  • 1999: 51 buildings, average cost: $112,200
  • 2000: 28 buildings, average cost: $164,000
  • 2001: 31 buildings, average cost: $152,700
  • 2002: 25 buildings, average cost: $135,900
  • 2003: 41 buildings, average cost: $169,100
  • 2004: 56 buildings, average cost: $150,300
  • 2005: 55 buildings, average cost: $156,200
  • 2006: 50 buildings, average cost: $156,200
  • 2007: 24 buildings, average cost: $254,700
  • 2008: 44 buildings, average cost: $258,700
  • 2009: 22 buildings, average cost: $204,500
  • 2010: 8 buildings, average cost: $214,700
  • 2011: 20 buildings, average cost: $244,600
  • 2012: 11 buildings, average cost: $268,500

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Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 39.12 N, Longitude: 88.55 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +9,368 (+76.2%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 4,518 (77.1%)

Area code: 217

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Crime rates in Effingham by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 1000000000120
per 100,000 8.10.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.08.016.20.0
Rapes 410121281020111112968
per 100,000 32.380.796.996.764.080.6160.888.488.396.172.348.564.8
Robberies 644495886213212
per 100,000 48.432.332.332.272.040.364.364.348.216.0104.5169.816.2
Assaults 323436363226382942692815
per 100,000 258.4274.5290.7290.2256.0209.5305.5233.0337.3552.516.164.7121.5
Burglaries 77100117117665458446349536048
per 100,000 621.8807.5944.8943.1528.1435.0466.2353.5505.9392.3426.0485.2388.8
Thefts 659601579579570603562493409334300413358
per 100,000 5321.44853.04675.44667.14560.74857.84517.73960.83284.62674.42411.23340.12900.0
Auto thefts 20143131161912231795714
per 100,000 161.5113.0250.3249.9128.0153.196.5184.8136.572.140.256.6113.4
Arson 221111523222324
per 100,000 16.116.188.888.740.016.124.116.116.116.024.116.232.4
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 321.2330.9356.1355.4300.9302.4365.9284.6281.0282.8202.5261.3198.5

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 34 (22 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.78
Illinois average:

2.76

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

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.5%
Illinois:

9.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +232 (+1.9%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (24%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Wholesale trade (5%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)
  • Information (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Printing workers (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)
  • Cashiers (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Effingham-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Illinois state average. It is 142% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/2/1990, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 19.0 miles away from the Effingham city center injured 6 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 3/6/1961, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 1.7 miles away from the city center injured 3 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Effingham-area historical earthquake activity is above Illinois state average. It is 67% 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 58.4 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 41.2 miles away from Effingham 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 88.7 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 58.4 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 43.9 miles away from Effingham center
On 4/21/2008 at 05:38:29, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 MB, 4.0 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 57.3 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 Effingham County (4) is a lot smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 2, Storms: 2, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Brian Shouse - 2005 Major League Baseball player (Texas Rangers, born: Sep 26, 1968), Jimmy Kite - Craftsman Truck series NASCAR driver (born: Feb 18, 1976), Jon Phillips - Businessperson.


Hospitals/medical centers in Effingham:

  • EFFINGHAM DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, 904 MEDICAL PARK DRIVE, SUITE 1)
  • EFFINGHAM COUNTY HEALTH DEPT (Home Health Center, 901 WEST VIRGINIA)
  • ST ANTHONYS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Home Health Center, 606 KENTUCKY STREET)
  • EFFINGHAM TERRACE (Hospital, 1101 SOUTH THIRD STREET)
  • OAKVIEW (Hospital, 2311 VETERANS DRIVE)
  • ST ANTHONYS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Acute Care Hospitals,Voluntary non-profit - Church, 503 N MAPLE STREET)
  • WETHERELL PLACE (Hospital, 1026 NORTH MERCHANT STREET)
  • EFFINGHAM REHAB AND HEALTH CARE CTR (Nursing Home, 1610 NORTH LAKEWOOD)
  • EVERGREEN NURSING AND REHAB CENTER (Nursing Home, 1115 NORTH WENTHE)
  • LAKELAND REHAB AND HEALTHCARE CENTER (Nursing Home, 800 WEST TEMPLE STREET)

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Airports and heliports located in Effingham:


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Amtrak station:

EFFINGHAM (S. BANKERS ST.) . Services: partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Local government website: www.effinghamil.com

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Effingham:

  • Lake Land College (about 25 miles; Mattoon, IL; Full-time enrollment: 3,606)
  • Eastern Illinois University (about 33 miles; Charleston, IL; FT enrollment: 9,940)
  • Kaskaskia College (about 52 miles; Centralia, IL; FT enrollment: 2,425)
  • Millikin University (about 55 miles; Decatur, IL; FT enrollment: 2,183)
  • Vincennes University (about 63 miles; Vincennes, IN; FT enrollment: 6,470)
  • Ivy Tech Community College-Wabash Valley (about 65 miles; Terre Haute, IN; FT enrollment: 2,860)
  • Indiana State University (about 66 miles; Terre Haute, IN; FT enrollment: 8,125)

Public high schools in Effingham:

Private high school in Effingham:

  • ST ANTHONY HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 224; Location: 304 E ROADWAY AVE; Grades: 9 - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Effingham:

Private elementary/middle schools in Effingham:

  • ST ANTHONY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 335; Location: 412 N 3RD ST; Grades: 1 - 8)
  • SACRED HEART ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 225; Location: 407 S HENRIETTA ST; Grades: PK - 8)
See full list of schools located in Effingham, map of school districts: EFFINGHAM COMMUNITY UNIT SCHOOL DISTRICT 40

Library in Effingham:

  • HELEN MATTHES LIBRARY (Operating income: $616,257; Location: 100 EAST MARKET AVENUE; 69,781 books; 2,151 audio materials; 2,362 video materials; 3 local licensed databases; 18 state licensed databases; 83 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Effingham: Helen Matthes Library (A), Effingham County Jail (B), Effingham County Courthouse (C), Effingham City Hall (D), Effingham Veterinary Clinic (E), Effingham Fire Department Station 1 (F), Effingham Fire Department Station 3 (G), Healthone Paramedics (H), Effingham City - County Ambulance Service (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Effingham include: Church of the Nazarene (A), First Baptist Church (B), First Christian Church (C), First Presbyterian Church (D), Free Methodist Church (E), Saint Anthonys Roman Catholic Church (F), Saint Johns Lutheran Church (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Saint John Lutheran Cemetery (1), Saint Anthony Catholic Cemetery (2), Effingham City Cemetery (3), Rinehart Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Cips Lake (A), Lake Pauline (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Effingham: Bliss Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attraction: Re/Max Crossroads Realty Inc: Lake Property (Recreation Areas; 611 W Fayette Avenue).

Hotels: Effingham Motel (702 East Fayette Avenue), Econo Lodge (1205 North Keller Drive), Comfort Suites Effingham (1310 West Fayette Road), Holiday Inn Express Effingham (1103 Avenue Of Mid America), Comfort Inn (1304 West Evergreen Avenue), Effingham-Days Inn (W. Fayette Road Box 1168), Hampton Inn Effingham (1509 Hampton Drive), Econo Lodge Effingham (1600 West Fayette Avenue), Hilton Garden Inn (1301 Avenue Of Mid Americ).

 
Effingham County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
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Drinking water stations with addresses in Effingham that have no violations reported:

  • EFFINGHAM (Address: 201 E JEFFERSON - BOX 648, Population served: 12400, Primary Water Source Type: Surface_water)
  • MARTINS IGA #2 (Address: Po Box 685, Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Purch_surface_water)
  • MARTINS IGA #1 (Address: Po Box 685, Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Purch_surface_water)
  • WAL-MART SUPERCENTER #0936 (Address: Po Box 685, Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Purch_surface_water)
  • KROGER J-612 (Address: Po Box 685, Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Purch_surface_water)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 12.2%
(11.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 85.7% for Black residents, 16.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 13.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 25.6% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.2 people
Illinois:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  58.2%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.5%
Whole state:  6.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Effingham, IL

People in group quarters in Effingham in 2010:

  • 240 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 66 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 52 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 2 people in other noninstitutional facilities

People in group quarters in Effingham in 2000:

  • 242 people in nursing homes
  • 60 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 30 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 22 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 6 people in religious group quarters
  • 5 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

Effingham compared to Illinois state average:

Effingham, Illinois environmental map by EPA

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  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage 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.
  • Number of college students below state average.


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Banks with branches in Effingham (2011 data):

  • The First National Bank of Dieterich: National Trail Banking Center Branch, Effingham Branch, Lake Sara Branch. Info updated 2012/01/20: Bank assets: $376.2 mil, Deposits: $325.4 mil, headquarters in Dieterich, IL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 8 total offices, Holding Company: Prime Banc Corp.
  • Midland States Bank: at 133 West Jefferson Street, Merchant Street Facility, Effingham Branch. Info updated 2010/10/19: Bank assets: $1,510.0 mil, Deposits: $1,222.1 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 32 total offices, Holding Company: Midland States Bancorp, Inc.
  • Washington Savings Bank: Keller Drive Branch at 1300 North Keller Drive, branch established on 1893/01/01; at 200 South Banker Street, branch established on 1883/01/01. Info updated 2010/07/07: Bank assets: $247.2 mil, Deposits: $212.1 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 2 total offices
  • Crossroads Bank: at 2000 South Banker Street, branch established on 1974/03/12; Keller Drive Facility at 806 North Keller Drive, branch established on 1987/11/24. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $132.6 mil, Deposits: $113.0 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Omni Bancorp, Inc.
  • National Bank: Effingham Branch at 501 North Keller Drive, branch established on 2008/05/05. Info updated 2011/05/11: Bank assets: $310.4 mil, Deposits: $281.3 mil, headquarters in Hillsboro, IL, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 12 total offices, Holding Company: Country Bancorp, Inc.
  • Fifth Third Bank: Effingham Branch at 200 North Third, branch established on 1890/02/15. Info updated 2009/10/05: Bank assets: $114,540.4 mil, Deposits: $89,689.1 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1378 total offices, Holding Company: Fifth Third Bancorp
  • FIRST MID-ILLINOIS BANK & TRUST, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION: Effingham Facility at 902 North Keller Drive, branch established on 1988/02/01. Info updated 2010/09/16: Bank assets: $1,492.8 mil, Deposits: $1,192.9 mil, headquarters in Mattoon, IL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 37 total offices, Holding Company: First Mid-Illinois Bancshares, Inc.
  • Prairie National Bank: Effingham Branch at 210 East Fayette Avenue, branch established on 2001/04/16. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $54.5 mil, Deposits: $47.9 mil, headquarters in Stewardson, IL, positive income, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Prairie Financial Bancorp, Inc.

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Effingham, Illinois:

  • Lexington Inn & Suites Effingham, 1103 Ave Of Mid America, Effingham, IL 62401 , Phone: (217) 540-1111, Fax: (217) 347-7341
  • Americas Best Value Inn, 1606 W Fayette Ave, Effingham, IL 62401 , Phone: (217) 342-4667, Fax: (217) 342-4645
  • Quality Inn, 1600 W Fayette Ave, Effingham, IL 62401 , Phone: (217) 342-4161, Fax: (217) 342-4161
  • Best Inns Of America Effingham, 1209 N Keller Dr, Effingham, IL 62401 , Phone: (217) 347-5141, Fax: (217) 347-5141
  • Roadeway Inn, 1412 W Fayette Ave, Effingham, IL 62401 , Phone: (217) 342-9271, Fax: (217) 342-5850
  • Super 8 Motel Effingham, 1400 Thelma Keller Dr, Effingham, IL 62401 , Phone: (217) 342-6888, Fax: (217) 347-2863
  • Effingham Motel, 702 E Fayette, Effingham, IL 62401 , Phone: (217) 342-3991
  • Comfort Inn, 1304 W Evergreen Dr, Effingham, IL 62401 , Phone: (217) 347-5050, Fax: (217) 347-5084
  • 11 other hotels and motels
All 19 fire-safe hotels and motels in Effingham, Illinois

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Effingham travel time to work - commute


Effingham mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (63%)
  • Electricity (34%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • Wood (1%)

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Religion statistics for Effingham city (based on Effingham County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 73.47%
Here73.5%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLutheran ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChristian Churches and Churches of Christ
Adherents50.4%15.2%12.7%9.0%5.5%
Congregations15.9%15.9%11.1%23.8%14.3%
NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaPresbyterian Church (USA)Assemblies of GodChurch of the NazareneOther
Adherents1.6%1.4%1.0%0.9%2.4%
Congregations3.2%1.6%1.6%3.2%9.5%
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: 10
Effingham County:

2.93 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

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

0.29 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.08 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 20
Effingham County:

5.85 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 27
Here:

7.90 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.6%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Effingham County:

27.9%
Illinois:

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

12.8%
State:

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 11$39,803$43,4210$0
Other Government Administration 11$36,119$39,4030$0
Police Protection - Officers 24$107,058$53,5294$3,027
Police - Other 20$44,324$26,5940$0
Firefighters 16$89,795$67,34624$6,077
Fire - Other 1$3,075$36,9000$0
Streets and Highways 16$81,805$61,3540$0
Sewerage 4$16,277$48,8310$0
Parks and Recreation 7$28,618$49,0590$0
Water Supply 8$33,938$50,9070$0
Local Libraries 3$9,686$38,74410$8,841
Other and Unallocable 10$38,754$46,5051$573
Totals for Government 131$529,252$48,48139$18,518

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

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $4,169,000 ($332.09)
    Police Protection: $1,992,000 ($158.67)
    Financial Administration: $1,984,000 ($158.04)
    Fire Protection: $1,763,000 ($140.43)
    General - Other: $1,577,000 ($125.62)
    Water Utilities: $1,483,000 ($118.13)
    Housing & Community Development: $1,181,000 ($94.07)
    Sewerage: $1,040,000 ($82.84)
    Parks & Recreation: $788,000 ($62.77)
    Welfare - Other: $11,000 ($0.88)
  • Employee Retirement - Securities - Corporate Bonds (market): $5,001,000 ($398.36)
    Total Cash & Deposits: $914,000 ($72.81)
    Benefit Payments: $371,000 ($29.55)
    Withdrawals: $42,000 ($3.35)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $812,000 ($64.68)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $5,613,000 ($447.11)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $82,000 ($6.53)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,495,000 ($119.09)
    All Other: $25,000 ($1.99)
  • Employee Retirement - Local Employee Contribution: $172,000 ($13.70)
    From Local Government: $169,000 ($13.46)
    From Other Government: $23,000 ($1.83)
    Interest Revenue: $-131,000 ($-10.43)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $443,000 ($35.29)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $1,010,000 ($80.45)
    Interest Earnings: $639,000 ($50.90)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,772,000 ($141.15)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $5,691,000 ($453.32)
    All Other: $1,415,000 ($112.71)
    Highways: $344,000 ($27.40)
  • Tax - Property: $3,547,000 ($282.54)
    NEC: $551,000 ($43.89)
    Public Utilities: $503,000 ($40.07)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Industrial Revenue: $4,820,000 ($383.94)
    Water Utilities: $1,361,000 ($108.41)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $7,909,000 ($630.00)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $2,629,000 ($209.42)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $4,580,000 ($364.82)
    Other, NEC: $4,425,000 ($352.48)
    Water Utilities: $1,288,000 ($102.60)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $240,000 ($19.12)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $855,000 ($68.11)
    Water Utilities: $73,000 ($5.81)

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

  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $5,800,000 ($462.00)
    Total Federal Securities: $1,984,000 ($158.04)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $9,156,000 ($729.33)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $4,736,000 ($377.25)

4.51% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($32,919 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.51%
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 Fayette County, IL  0.41% ($28,982 average AGI)
from Shelby County, IL  0.41% ($32,125)
from Clay County, IL  0.32% ($20,636)


5.92% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($29,607 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.92%
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 Fayette County, IL  0.44% ($23,613 average AGI)
to Coles County, IL  0.42% ($28,500)
to Jasper County, IL  0.33% ($22,304)

Strongest AM radio stations in Effingham:

  • WCRA (1090 AM; daytime; 1 kW; EFFINGHAM, IL)
  • 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.)
  • WLBH (1170 AM; daytime; 5 kW; MATTOON, IL; Owner: MATTOON BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WILY (1210 AM; daytime; 10 kW; CENTRALIA, IL; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • WIBC (1070 AM; 50 kW; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WSDZ (1260 AM; 20 kW; BELLEVILLE, IL)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WHAS (840 AM; 50 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • 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.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Effingham:

  • WCRC (95.7 FM; EFFINGHAM, IL; Owner: TWO PETAZ, INC.)
  • WKJT (102.3 FM; TEUTOPOLIS, IL; Owner: JOHN W. KIRBY)
  • W208AN (91.3 FM; EFFINGHAM, IL; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • W204BG (88.7 FM; EFFINGHAM, IL; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WXEF (97.9 FM; EFFINGHAM, IL; Owner: PREMIER BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHQQ (98.9 FM; NEOGA, IL; Owner: WSHY, INC.)
  • WIKK (103.5 FM; NEWTON, IL; Owner: V.L.N. BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WRAN (98.3 FM; TOWER HILL, IL; Owner: KASKASKIA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WLBH-FM (96.9 FM; MATTOON, IL; Owner: MATTOON BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WTRH (93.3 FM; RAMSEY, IL; Owner: COUNTRYSIDE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WJLY (88.3 FM; RAMSEY, IL; Owner: COUNTRYSIDE BROADCASTING)
  • WMCI (101.3 FM; NEOGA, IL; Owner: THE CROMWELL GROUP, INC. OF ILLINOIS)
  • WUSI (90.3 FM; OLNEY, IL; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF S. ILL. UNIVER.)

TV broadcast stations around Effingham:

  • WEIL-LP (Channel 54; EFFINGHAM, IL; Owner: BELIEVER'S BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WUSI-TV (Channel 16; OLNEY, IL; Owner: BD. OF TRUSTEES SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)
  • WEIU-TV (Channel 51; CHARLESTON, IL; Owner: EASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)


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


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 25
Total length: 160 meters (525ft)
Total average daily traffic: 272,925
Total average daily truck traffic: 62,115

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1950-1959: 2
  • 1960-1969: 5
  • 1970-1979: 2
  • 1980-1989: 2
  • 1990-1999: 4
  • 2000-2009: 8
  • 2010-2012: 2
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Effingham, IL

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Effingham)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 116 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Effingham, IL)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 22 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 35 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 113 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Effingham)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 24 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Effingham)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 138
  • Hazardous Condition: 54
  • Service Call: 18
  • Good Intent Call: 8

Incident types - Effingham


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

Most common first names in Effingham, IL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John14274.3 years
Mary13980.0 years
William9576.6 years
James8570.7 years
Robert8372.6 years
Charles6676.5 years
George6277.4 years
Helen6282.7 years
Anna6083.2 years
Frank5379.0 years
Most common last names in Effingham, IL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Davis4278.1 years
Miller4179.0 years
Smith3977.1 years
Koester3574.1 years
Niebrugge3473.4 years
Althoff2882.3 years
Meyer2478.9 years
Brown2378.2 years
Lewis2379.7 years
Thoele2282.5 years
Businesses in Effingham, IL
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Long John Silver's1
Arby's1Marriott1
AutoZone1MasterBrand Cabinets1
Bath & Body Works1Maurices1
Best Western1McDonald's3
Blockbuster1Menards1
Buffalo Wild Wings1Motel 61
Burger King1New Balance1
ColorTyme1Nike3
Comfort Inn1Papa John's Pizza1
Comfort Suites1Payless1
Cracker Barrel1Penske1
Curves1Pizza Hut1
Dairy Queen1Popeyes1
Days Inn1Quiznos1
Dennys2Rodeway Inn1
Domino's Pizza1Ruby Tuesday1
Econo Lodge1Ryan's Grill1
Fashion Bug1Sears1
FedEx7Starbucks1
GNC1Steak 'n Shake1
GameStop1Subway3
Goodwill4Super 81
H&R Block1T.G.I. Driday's1
Hardee's1Taco Bell1
Holiday Inn1True Value1
JCPenney1U-Haul3
Jimmy John's1UPS6
KFC1Vans2
Kmart1Walgreens1
Kohl's1Walmart1
La-Z-Boy1Wendy's1
Little Caesars Pizza1
Browse common businesses in Effingham, IL


Effingham on our top lists:

  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Communications equipment operators (population 5,000+)"
  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Printing and related support activities (population 5,000+)"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Communications equipment operators (population 5,000+)"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Printing and related support activities"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Publishing, and motion picture and sound recording industries (population 5,000+)"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest wind speed differences during a year (population 5,000+)"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in homes for the mentally retarded (population 5,000+)"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most fire safe hotels and motels per 100,000 population (pop 5,000+)"
  • #55 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of rapes in 2006 per 10,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data"
  • #66 on the list of "Top 101 cities that people commute into (largest positive percentage daily daytime population change due to commuting) (population 5,000+)"
  • #66 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in homes for the mentally ill (population 5,000+)"
  • #89 (62467) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of German first ancestries"
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