Effingham, Illinois

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Population in 2013: 12,558 (99% urban, 1% rural). Population change since 2000: +1.4%
 
Males: 6,034  (48.1%)
Females: 6,524  (51.9%)
Median resident age:  39.3 years
Illinois median age:  37.2 years

Zip codes: 62401, 62467.

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Estimated median household income in 2013: $41,929 (it was $34,761 in 2000)
Effingham:

$41,929
IL:

$56,210

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $25,681 (it was $19,132 in 2000)

Effingham city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $104,291 (it was $81,700 in 2000)
Effingham:

$104,291
IL:

$169,600

Median gross rent in 2013: $539.

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  • Races in Effingham, IL (2013)

    Effingham races chart
    • 11,65994.8%White alone
    • 2802.3%Hispanic
    • 1851.5%Two or more races
    • 500.4%Black alone
    • 230.2%Other race alone
    • 80.07%American Indian alone
    • 50.04%Asian alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Effingham: 78.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (39.8%), Irish (14.3%), English (8.8%), United States (8.1%), Italian (2.6%), Scotch-Irish (2.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 04/03/1873

Elevation: 592 feet

Land area: 8.67 square miles.

Population density: 1,449 people per square mile   (low).

Effingham,IL real estate house value index trend

Effingham, Illinois map

For population 25 years and over in Effingham:

  • High school or higher: 90.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 22.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.3%
  • Unemployed: 5.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 13.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Effingham city:

  • Never married: 26.9%
  • Now married: 47.1%
  • Separated: 0.1%
  • Widowed: 11.5%
  • Divorced: 14.4%

186 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.5%
Illinois:

14.0%



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists there were 18 registered sex offenders living in Effingham, Illinois as of July 28, 2015.
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 2013: $2,334 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,603 (1.5%)

Effingham satellite photo by USGS

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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 39.12 N, Longitude: 88.55 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +9,603 (+78.2%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 4,665 (77.9%)

Area code: 217

Effingham household income distribution Effingham home values distribution

Crime rates in Effingham by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Murders 0000000001201
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.08.016.20.07.9
Rapes 101212810201111129682
per 100,000 80.796.996.764.080.6160.888.488.396.172.348.564.815.8
Robberies 444958862132122
per 100,000 32.332.332.272.040.364.364.348.216.0104.5169.816.215.8
Assaults 343636322638294269281519
per 100,000 274.5290.7290.2256.0209.5305.5233.0337.3552.516.164.7121.5150.4
Burglaries 10011711766545844634953604848
per 100,000 807.5944.8943.1528.1435.0466.2353.5505.9392.3426.0485.2388.8380.0
Thefts 601579579570603562493409334300413358357
per 100,000 4,853.04,675.44,667.14,560.74,857.84,517.73,960.83,284.62,674.42,411.23,340.12,900.02,825.9
Auto thefts 1431311619122317957148
per 100,000 113.0250.3249.9128.0153.196.5184.8136.572.140.256.6113.463.3
Arson 211115232223240
per 100,000 16.188.888.740.016.124.116.116.116.024.116.232.40.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 294.7) 330.9356.1355.5300.9302.4365.9284.7281.1282.8202.5261.4198.5177.0

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City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Effingham detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 34 (21 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.66
Illinois average:

2.23
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.7%
Illinois:

7.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +232 (+1.9%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (23%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Wholesale trade (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (31%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Wholesale trade (5%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (17%)
  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (6%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (22%)
  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (11%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (10%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (6%)

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

Average climate in Effingham, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Effingham-area historical tornado activity is near Illinois state average. It is 63% 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 slightly above Illinois state average. It is 76% 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 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 145.5 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, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Effingham topographic map

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 and medical centers in Effingham:

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

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.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Effingham:

  • Lake Land College (about 24 miles; Mattoon, IL; Full-time enrollment: 7,499)
  • Eastern Illinois University (about 32 miles; Charleston, IL; FT enrollment: 9,414)
  • Kaskaskia College (about 52 miles; Centralia, IL; FT enrollment: 3,867)
  • Millikin University (about 55 miles; Decatur, IL; FT enrollment: 2,419)
  • Richland Community College (about 56 miles; Decatur, IL; FT enrollment: 2,434)
  • Vincennes University (about 63 miles; Vincennes, IN; FT enrollment: 9,876)
  • Wabash Valley College (about 64 miles; Mount Carmel, IL; FT enrollment: 2,142)

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 88.0. This is about average.

City:

88.0
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 35.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

35.1
U.S.:

32.0

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

EFFINGHAM (Population served: 12,900, Surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In NOV-2006, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-14-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-14-2006), St Compliance achieved (JUN-01-2007), St Public Notif received (JAN-08-2008)
LAKE GIBSON DENTAL CENTER (Serves FL, Population served: 90, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Failure to Conduct Assessment Monitoring - Between APR-2012 and JUN-2012, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-14-2012)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
JEHOVAHS WITNESSES (Population served: 35, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2008 and SEP-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-30-2008), St Boil Water Order (SEP-30-2008), St Compliance achieved (OCT-27-2008)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-2007 and JUN-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (JUN-18-2007), St Public Notif requested (JUN-18-2007), St Compliance achieved (AUG-10-2007)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between JAN-2009 and DEC-2009, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUN-23-2009)
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation

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

  • PRIDE OF THE PRAIRIE REST AREA (Address: 400 WEST WABASH , Population served: 800, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • MARTINS IGA #1 (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Purch surface water)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 13.3%
(12.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 24.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 30.8% for American Indian residents, 25.0% for other race residents, 21.9% 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

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, Illinois environmental map by EPA

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Effingham 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.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.

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 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.5
Illinois average:

12.4

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (57%)
  • Electricity (40%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)

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

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant10,61836
Catholic10,14410
Mainline Protestant2,68916
Other2873
None10,504-
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: 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 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 11$53,019$57,8390$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 5$4,667
Police Protection - Officers 22$118,879$64,8434$2,449
Police - Other 13$45,653$42,14111$7,914
Firefighters 16$89,877$67,40819$5,662
Fire - Other 1$3,334$40,0080$0
Streets and Highways 5$22,479$53,9500$0
Sewerage 6$28,833$57,6661$565
Water Supply 12$49,609$49,6092$1,723
Other and Unallocable 14$61,593$52,7943$2,484
Totals for Government 100$473,276$56,79345$25,464

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

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $4,169,000 ($331.98)
    Police Protection: $1,992,000 ($158.62)
    Financial Administration: $1,984,000 ($157.99)
    Fire Protection: $1,763,000 ($140.39)
    General - Other: $1,577,000 ($125.58)
    Water Utilities: $1,483,000 ($118.09)
    Housing & Community Development: $1,181,000 ($94.04)
    Sewerage: $1,040,000 ($82.82)
    Parks & Recreation: $788,000 ($62.75)
    Welfare - Other: $11,000 ($0.88)
  • Employee Retirement - Securities - Corporate Bonds (market): $5,001,000 ($398.23)
    Total Cash & Deposits: $914,000 ($72.78)
    Benefit Payments: $371,000 ($29.54)
    Withdrawals: $42,000 ($3.34)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $812,000 ($64.66)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $5,613,000 ($446.97)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $82,000 ($6.53)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,495,000 ($119.05)
    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 ($35.28)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $1,010,000 ($80.43)
    Interest Earnings: $639,000 ($50.88)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,772,000 ($141.11)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $5,691,000 ($453.18)
    All Other: $1,415,000 ($112.68)
    Highways: $344,000 ($27.39)
  • Tax - Property: $3,547,000 ($282.45)
    NEC: $551,000 ($43.88)
    Public Utilities: $503,000 ($40.05)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Industrial Revenue: $4,820,000 ($383.82)
    Water Utilities: $1,361,000 ($108.38)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $7,909,000 ($629.80)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $2,629,000 ($209.35)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $4,580,000 ($364.71)
    Other, NEC: $4,425,000 ($352.37)
    Water Utilities: $1,288,000 ($102.56)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $240,000 ($19.11)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $855,000 ($68.08)
    Water Utilities: $73,000 ($5.81)

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

  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $5,800,000 ($461.86)
    Total Federal Securities: $1,984,000 ($157.99)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $9,156,000 ($729.10)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $4,736,000 ($377.13)

4.32% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($40,347 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.32%
Illinois average:

4.45%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Fayette County, IL  0.42% ($29,583 average AGI)
from Shelby County, IL  0.32% ($27,717)
from Coles County, IL  0.30% ($49,907)


4.64% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,118 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.64%
Illinois average:

4.96%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Fayette County, IL  0.40% ($30,241 average AGI)
to Coles County, IL  0.28% ($24,125)
to Shelby County, IL  0.28% ($36,475)

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 - 2013 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 25Number of bridges
  • 160m525ftTotal length
  • 272,925Total average daily traffic
  • 62,115Total average daily truck traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 21950-1959
  • 51960-1969
  • 21970-1979
  • 21980-1989
  • 41990-1999
  • 82000-2009
  • 22010-2012
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
ALDI1La-Z-Boy1
AT&T1Little Caesars Pizza1
Arby's1Long John Silver's1
AutoZone1Marriott1
Bath & Body Works1MasterBrand Cabinets1
Best Western1Maurices1
Blockbuster1McDonald's3
Buffalo Wild Wings1Menards1
Burger King1Motel 61
Chevrolet1New 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
Ford1Steak 'n Shake1
GNC1Subway3
GameStop1Super 81
Goodwill4T.G.I. Driday's1
H&R Block1Taco Bell1
Hardee's1True Value1
Hilton1U-Haul3
Holiday Inn1UPS6
JCPenney1Vans2
Jimmy John's1Walgreens1
KFC1Walmart1
Kmart1Wendy's1
Kohl's1

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  • #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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