Fairbury, Illinois

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Population in 2017: 3,596 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: -9.4%
 
Males: 1,749  (48.7%)
Females: 1,847  (51.3%)
Median resident age:

41.3 years
Illinois median age:

38.0 years

Zip codes: 61739.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $44,041 (it was $41,298 in 2000)
Fairbury:

$44,041
IL:

$62,992

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $24,810 (it was $19,145 in 2000)

Fairbury city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $108,898 (it was $85,000 in 2000)
Fairbury:

$108,898
IL:

$195,300

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $134,730; detached houses: $137,771; townhouses or other attached units: $142,008; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $168,188; mobile homes: $19,426

Median gross rent in 2017: $621.

March 2019 cost of living index in Fairbury: 76.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 12.8%
(10.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 31.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
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  • Races in Fairbury, IL (2010)
    • 3,54094.2%White alone
    • 1303.5%Hispanic
    • 340.9%Two or more races
    • 250.7%Black alone
    • 240.6%Asian alone
    • 20.05%Other race alone
    • 10.03%American Indian alone
    • 10.03%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists, there were 6 registered sex offenders living in Fairbury, Illinois as of July 11, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Fairbury is 599 to 1.


Crime rates in Fairbury by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2016

2017

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
6
(153.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(52.9)
2
(53.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(55.9)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(26.8)
2
(53.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(27.7)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
4
(102.0)
5
(127.6)
4
(103.9)
6
(157.7)
6
(158.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(80.0)
3
(80.4)
7
(194.2)
11
(307.5)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
14
(357.1)
2
(51.0)
4
(103.9)
11
(289.2)
8
(211.5)
6
(160.7)
8
(212.3)
11
(293.3)
22
(589.7)
9
(249.7)
8
(223.7)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
75
(1,913)
59
(1,505)
34
(882.9)
40
(1,052)
69
(1,824)
37
(990.9)
57
(1,513)
67
(1,786)
67
(1,796)
28
(776.9)
23
(643.0)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
3
(76.5)
4
(102.1)
3
(77.9)
2
(52.6)
0
(0.0)
3
(80.3)
0
(0.0)
5
(133.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(55.9)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(26.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(26.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(27.7)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)128.0220.069.698.1161.8108.291.3118.6129.295.7152.1

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Crime rate in Fairbury 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:

2.13
Illinois average:

2.67
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Ancestries: German (31.5%), American (17.0%), Irish (7.1%), English (5.0%), Polish (3.7%), Scotch-Irish (2.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 05/03/1890

Elevation: 689 feet

Land area: 1.30 square miles.

Population density: 2,773 people per square mile   (average).

Fairbury, Illinois map

102 residents are foreign born (2.0% Latin America, 0.9% Europe).

This city:

2.9%
Illinois:

14.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $3,188 (2.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,420 (2.2%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Bloomington, IL (30.9 miles , pop. 64,808).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Chicago, IL (87.3 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Forrest, IL (2.3 miles ),
Strawn, IL (3.0 miles),
Chenoa, IL (3.3 miles ),
Pontiac, IL (3.3 miles ),
Chatsworth, IL (3.4 miles ),
Saunemin, IL (3.4 miles ),
Anchor, IL (3.5 miles),
Sibley, IL (3.6 miles )

Latitude: 40.75 N, Longitude: 88.51 W

Area code: 815

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

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 7 buildings, average cost: $94,300
  • 1998: 14 buildings, average cost: $102,400
  • 1999: 13 buildings, average cost: $121,100
  • 2000: 6 buildings, average cost: $103,000
  • 2001: 4 buildings, average cost: $147,000
  • 2002: 8 buildings, average cost: $142,200
  • 2003: 7 buildings, average cost: $115,600
  • 2004: 5 buildings, average cost: $169,600
  • 2005: 2 buildings, average cost: $138,000
  • 2006: 3 buildings, average cost: $150,800
  • 2007: 5 buildings, average cost: $144,600
  • 2008: 3 buildings, average cost: $136,200
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $210,000
  • 2010: 6 buildings, average cost: $229,700
  • 2011: 4 buildings, average cost: $230,000
  • 2012: 4 buildings, average cost: $211,800
  • 2013: 3 buildings, average cost: $200,000
  • 2014: 2 buildings, average cost: $212,500
  • 2015: 2 buildings, average cost: $193,000
  • 2016: 1 building, cost: $60,000
  • 2017: 2 buildings, average cost: $402,800
Number of permits per 10,000 Fairbury, IL residents
Average permit cost in Fairbury, IL
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.6%
Illinois:

4.5%
Historical population in Fairbury, IL
Historical housing units in Fairbury, IL

Population change in the 1990s: +293 (+8.0%).
Most common industries in Fairbury, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (11.5%)
  • Educational services (8.8%)
  • Construction (7.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (7.3%)
  • Metal & metal products (6.2%)
  • Machinery (4.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (12.0%)
  • Metal & metal products (10.2%)
  • Public administration (7.2%)
  • Machinery (6.2%)
  • Repair & maintenance (5.6%)
  • Educational services (5.4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (5.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (21.8%)
  • Educational services (13.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (10.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.5%)
  • Social assistance (6.3%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.0%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.9%)
Most common occupations in Fairbury, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.5%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.0%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (3.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (11.1%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.1%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.8%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.2%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.4%)
  • Registered nurses (5.6%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers, except waiters and waitresses (5.3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.1%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (5.1%)
  • Child care workers (5.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.8%)

Average climate in Fairbury, Illinois

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Tornado activity:

Fairbury-area historical tornado activity is near Illinois state average. It is 85% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/7/1954, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 10.5 miles away from the Fairbury city center killed one person and injured 13 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 7/13/2004, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 34.4 miles away from the city center injured 3 people.

Earthquake activity:

Fairbury-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Illinois state average. It is 83% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 162.2 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 137.3 miles away from Fairbury 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 194.8 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 161.0 miles away from Fairbury center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 150.7 miles away from Fairbury center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 53.3 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 Livingston County (9) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 6, Floods: 4, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Fairbury topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Fairbury:

  • FAIRBURY HOSP SKILLED CARE UNIT (519 S FIFTH STREET)
  • FAIRVIEW HAVEN (605 609 NORTH 4TH STREET)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Fairbury:

  • ASTA CARE CENTER OF PONTIAC (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; PONTIAC, IL)
  • EVENGLOW LODGE (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; PONTIAC, IL)
  • SAINT JAMES HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 12 miles away; PONTIAC, IL)
  • FMC - PONTIAC (Dialysis Facility, about 12 miles away; PONTIAC, IL)
  • FRANCISCAN HOSPICE OF CENTRAL (Hospital, about 12 miles away; PONTIAC, IL)
  • ASTA CARE CENTER OF COLFAX (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; COLFAX, IL)
  • LEXINGTON NURSING AND REHAB CTR (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; LEXINGTON, IL)

Airports located in Fairbury:

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Amtrak station near Fairbury:

  • 12 miles: PONTIAC (721 W. WASHINGTON ST.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, taxi stand.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Fairbury:

  • Illinois State University (about 30 miles; Normal, IL; Full-time enrollment: 18,804)
  • Heartland Community College (about 31 miles; Normal, IL; FT enrollment: 3,958)
  • Illinois Wesleyan University (about 31 miles; Bloomington, IL; FT enrollment: 2,323)
  • Kankakee Community College (about 43 miles; Kankakee, IL; FT enrollment: 2,969)
  • Olivet Nazarene University (about 44 miles; Bourbonnais, IL; FT enrollment: 4,731)
  • Parkland College (about 45 miles; Champaign, IL; FT enrollment: 7,326)
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (about 47 miles; Champaign, IL; FT enrollment: 47,528)

Public high school in Fairbury:

Public elementary/middle school in Fairbury:

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Library in Fairbury:

  • DOMINY MEMORIAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $418,097; Location: 201 SOUTH THIRD STREET; 19,738 books; 647 audio materials; 761 video materials; 1 local licensed databases; 17 state licensed databases; 1 other licensed databases; 26 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Fairbury: Fairbury Fire Department (A), Dominy Memorial Library (B), Fairbury City Hall (C), South East Livingston County Ambulance Service (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Fairbury include: Apostolic Christian Church (A), Christian Apostolic Church (B), Church of Christ (C), First Baptist Church (D), First Presbyterian Church (E), First United Methodist Church (F), Free Methodist Church (G), Saint Johns Roman Catholic Church (H), Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Park in Fairbury: Livingston Square (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attraction: Fairbury Echoes (Museums; 126 West Locust Street).

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

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

  • FAIRBURY (Population served: 3,964, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.4 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

65.8%
Whole state:

65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

5.9%
Whole state:

6.3%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
60 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
132 people in nursing homes in 2000
4 people in homes for the mentally retarded in 2000

Banks with branches in Fairbury (2011 data):

  • Bluestem National Bank: at 104 East Locust Street, branch established on 1918/11/01; Drive-Up Facility at 101 East Oak Street, branch established on 1980/10/14. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $93.0 mil, Deposits: $77.8 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Bluestem Financial Corp.
  • Busey Bank: 115 North Third Street Branch at 115 North Third Street, branch established on 1887/01/01. Info updated 2010/01/25: Bank assets: $3,345.6 mil, Deposits: $2,767.4 mil, headquarters in Champaign, IL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 49 total offices, Holding Company: First Busey Corporation
  • Morton Community Bank: Fairbury Branch at 804 West Oak Street, branch established on 1995/06/12. Info updated 2010/12/15: Bank assets: $2,667.0 mil, Deposits: $2,086.4 mil, headquarters in Morton, IL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 32 total offices, Holding Company: Hometown Community Bancorp, Inc. Esop And Trust
  • First State Bank of Forrest: Fairbury Branch at 603 West Oak Street, branch established on 1997/08/18. Info updated 2011/01/04: Bank assets: $124.4 mil, Deposits: $107.8 mil, headquarters in Forrest, IL, positive income, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Forrest Bancshares, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Fairbury:

Marital status in Fairbury, IL
  • Never married: 28.8%
  • Now married: 43.0%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 11.5%
  • Divorced: 16.7%

For population 25 years and over in Fairbury:

  • High school or higher: 94.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.9%
  • Unemployed: 1.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.0
Illinois average:

12.2

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Fairbury
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Religion statistics for Fairbury, IL (based on Livingston County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant9,73335
Evangelical Protestant4,72427
Catholic4,56410
Other2492
None19,680-
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: 7
Livingston County:

1.85 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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
Here:

5.81 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 32
This county:

8.46 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

9.2%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Livingston County:

27.3%
Illinois:

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

10.8%
Illinois:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

52.8%
State:

48.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

51.1%
Illinois:

45.7%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.4
State:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Fairbury:

21.8%
Illinois:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

10.5%
State:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Fairbury:

6.9
Illinois:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

34.0%
State:

33.2%

General health condition:
Fairbury:

57.6%
State:

55.4%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

77.5%
Illinois:

79.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Fairbury, IL Residents
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
Police Protection - Officers 9$35,911$47,8811$1,249
Solid Waste Management 7$21,775$37,3293$2,848
Financial Administration 4$14,621$43,8630$0
Water Supply 4$13,446$40,3386$3,824
Sewerage 2$8,639$51,8340$0
Police - Other 1$1,576$18,9120$0
Local Libraries 1$2,772$33,2647$3,669
Other Government Administration 0$0 10$3,058
Other and Unallocable 0$0 2$932
Firefighters 0$0 30$736
Totals for Government 28$98,740$42,31759$16,316

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

  • Construction - Sewerage: $678,000 ($188.54)
  • Current Operations - Libraries: $1,874,000 ($521.13)
    Police Protection: $677,000 ($188.26)
    Water Utilities: $606,000 ($168.52)
    Central Staff Services: $523,000 ($145.44)
    Regular Highways: $414,000 ($115.13)
    Sewerage: $313,000 ($87.04)
    Solid Waste Management: $300,000 ($83.43)
    Parks and Recreation: $68,000 ($18.91)
    Local Fire Protection: $68,000 ($18.91)
    General Public Buildings: $39,000 ($10.85)
    Financial Administration: $21,000 ($5.84)
    General - Other: $13,000 ($3.62)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $16,000 ($4.45)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $465,000 ($129.31)
    Police Protection: $41,000 ($11.40)
    Regular Highways: $8,000 ($2.22)
    Central Staff Services: $5,000 ($1.39)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,397,000 ($388.49)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $361,000 ($100.39)
    Solid Waste Management: $241,000 ($67.02)
    Parks and Recreation: $11,000 ($3.06)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $72,000 ($20.02)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $985,000 ($273.92)
    Fines and Forfeits: $35,000 ($9.73)
    Interest Earnings: $18,000 ($5.01)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $570,000 ($158.51)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $961,000 ($267.24)
    Highways: $113,000 ($31.42)
    Other: $73,000 ($20.30)
  • Tax - Property: $835,000 ($232.20)
    Other License: $53,000 ($14.74)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,639,000 ($455.78)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,081,000 ($300.61)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $660,000 ($183.54)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $102,000 ($28.36)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,014,000 ($560.07)

4.31% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($38,181 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.31%
Illinois average:

4.69%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from McLean County, IL  0.76% ($29,771 average AGI)
from La Salle County, IL  0.63% ($37,143)
from Grundy County, IL  0.33% ($43,854)


5.32% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($36,750 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.32%
Illinois average:

5.50%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to McLean County, IL  1.07% ($38,303 average AGI)
to La Salle County, IL  0.70% ($31,608)
to Will County, IL  0.28% ($43,175)
Businesses in Fairbury, IL
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Ford1
Chevrolet1H&R Block1
Curves1MasterBrand Cabinets2
Dairy Queen1RadioShack1
Decora Cabinetry2Subway1

Strongest AM radio stations in Fairbury:

  • 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.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WILL (580 AM; 5 kW; URBANA, IL; Owner: UNIV. OF ILLINOIS BOARD OF TRUSTEES)
  • WIBC (1070 AM; 50 kW; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WVIV (1200 AM; 20 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLXX-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • 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.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Fairbury:

  • WYST (107.7 FM; FAIRBURY, IL; Owner: AAA ENTERTAINMENT LICENSING LLC)
  • WJHV-LP (95.1 FM; FAIRBURY, IL; Owner: FAITH FELLOWSHIP MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WTRX-FM (93.7 FM; PONTIAC, IL; Owner: LIVINGSTON COUNTY BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WJEZ (98.9 FM; DWIGHT, IL; Owner: LIVINGSTON COUNTY BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WGCY (106.3 FM; GIBSON CITY, IL; Owner: F & G BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WWHP (98.3 FM; FARMER CITY, IL; Owner: WMS1, INC.)
  • WDQZ (99.5 FM; LEXINGTON, IL; Owner: AAA ENTERTAINMENT LICENSING, LLC)
  • WPJC (88.3 FM; PONTIAC, IL; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • WRPW (92.9 FM; COLFAX, IL; Owner: AAA ENTERTAINMENT LICENSING LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Fairbury:

  • W34CD (Channel 34; QUINCY, IL; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WCIA (Channel 3; CHAMPAIGN, IL; Owner: NEXSTAR BROADCASTING OF CHAMPAIGN, L.L.C.)
  • WWTO-TV (Channel 35; LASALLE, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W52BR (Channel 52; CHAMPAIGN-URBANA, IL; Owner: MARCIA COHEN)
  • WYZZ-TV (Channel 43; BLOOMINGTON, IL; Owner: WYZZ LICENSEE, INC.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 20Number of bridges
  • 194ft / 59.3mTotal length
  • $78,000Total costs
  • 12,000Total average daily traffic
  • 1,699Total average daily truck traffic
  • 12,423Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
New bridges in Fairbury, IL - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11940-1949
  • 31960-1969
  • 31970-1979
  • 51980-1989
  • 31990-1999
  • 22000-2009
  • 32010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Fairbury, IL

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Fairbury)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

22 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers in Fairbury, IL)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

100 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

4
  • Call Sign: W9JZE, Licensee ID: L00036267, Grant Date: 11/24/1997, Expiration Date: 11/24/2007, Cancellation Date: 11/25/2009, Registrant: Kenneth E Headley, 100 E Amber Dr, Fairbury, IL 61739
  • Call Sign: KC9FWK, Licensee ID: L00849748, Grant Date: 04/20/2004, Expiration Date: 04/20/2014, Cancellation Date: 04/21/2016, Certifier: Robert C Nussbaum, Registrant: Robert C Nussbaum, 307 E Hickory St, Fairbury, IL 61739
  • Call Sign: KC9OJI, Licensee ID: L01435116, Grant Date: 08/11/2018, Expiration Date: 10/02/2028, Certifier: Steven K Grater, Registrant: Steven K Grater, 608 W Elm St, Fairbury, IL 61739-1438
  • Call Sign: KD9JFV, Licensee ID: L02126918, Grant Date: 08/30/2017, Expiration Date: 08/30/2027, Certifier: Milan S Teubel, Registrant: Milan S Teubel, 9 Margo Lane, Fairbury, IL 61739


FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers:

1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Fairbury)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

12 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

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

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 19. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 42 took place in 2018, and the least - 0 in 2006. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Fairbury, IL When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (54.8%), and Outside Fires (33.5%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Fairbury, IL
    • 17854.8%Structure Fires
    • 10933.5%Outside Fires
    • 3410.5%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 41.2%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Fairbury, IL
Most common first names in Fairbury, IL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John5280.7 years
William3579.8 years
Mary3483.1 years
James2977.4 years
Robert2368.9 years
Dorothy2282.2 years
Anna1986.9 years
George1978.9 years
Edward1881.9 years
Marie1787.8 years
Most common last names in Fairbury, IL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Steidinger2280.3 years
Zimmerman1977.9 years
Miller1683.5 years
Steffen1683.6 years
Nussbaum1485.0 years
Wenger1476.4 years
Barnes1382.5 years
Runyon1376.4 years
Wessels1275.1 years
Metz1279.2 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Fairbury, IL
  • 92.4%Utility gas
  • 6.5%Electricity
  • 1.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Fairbury, IL
  • 57.0%Utility gas
  • 43.0%Electricity


Fairbury compared to Illinois state average:

  • Median house value below 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.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
There are 6 pilots and 3 other airmen in this city.
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