Ferris, Illinois

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Population in 2019: 143 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -14.9%
 
Males: 85  (60.1%)
Females: 58  (39.9%)
Median resident age:

57.7 years
Illinois median age:

38.6 years

Zip code: 62336

Estimated median household income in 2019: $49,552 (it was $41,667 in 2000)
Ferris:

$49,552
IL:

$69,187

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $28,546 (it was $16,341 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $76,222 (it was $42,900 in 2000)
Ferris:

$76,222
IL:

$209,100

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $86,626; detached houses: $86,417

Median gross rent in 2019: $636.

March 2019 cost of living index in Ferris: 84.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 0.0%
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  • Races in Ferris, IL (2019)
    • 14698.6%White alone
    • 10.7%Hispanic
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Ancestries: German (46.8%), American (17.0%), English (14.9%), French (4.3%), Irish (4.3%), Pennsylvania German (4.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 02/10/1886

Elevation: 688 feet

Land area: 1.96 square miles.

Population density: 73 people per square mile   (very low).

Ferris, Illinois map

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $879 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $755 (1.1%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Davenport, IA (80.2 miles , pop. 98,359).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Louis, MO (136.6 miles , pop. 348,189).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (205.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Carthage, IL (2.1 miles ),
Elvaston, IL (2.6 miles),
Bentley, IL (3.0 miles),
Basco, IL (3.1 miles),
Hamilton, IL (3.3 miles ),
Pontoosuc, IL (3.4 miles),
Dallas City, IL (3.4 miles ),
Nauvoo, IL (3.5 miles )

Latitude: 40.47 N, Longitude: 91.17 W

Area code: 217

Distribution of median household income in Ferris, IL in 2019
Distribution of house value in Ferris, IL in 2019

Ferris satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

3.8%
Illinois:

6.5%
Population change in the 1990s: +8 (+5.0%).
Most common industries in Ferris, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (12.5%)
  • Transportation equipment (10.2%)
  • Construction (9.1%)
  • Utilities (6.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.7%)
  • Publishing, motion picture & sound recording industries (5.7%)
  • Truck transportation (4.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (16.0%)
  • Transportation equipment (12.0%)
  • Publishing, motion picture & sound recording industries (10.0%)
  • Metal & metal products (8.0%)
  • Utilities (8.0%)
  • Truck transportation (8.0%)
  • U. S. Postal service (6.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (23.7%)
  • Transportation equipment (7.9%)
  • Music stores (7.9%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (7.9%)
  • Private households (7.9%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, components (5.3%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (5.3%)
Most common occupations in Ferris, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Electricians (8.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.8%)
  • Art and design workers (5.7%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5.7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.7%)
  • Accountants and auditors (4.5%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Electricians (14.0%)
  • Art and design workers (10.0%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (10.0%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (8.0%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8.0%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8.0%)
  • Other financial specialists (6.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (15.8%)
  • Accountants and auditors (10.5%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (7.9%)
  • Child care workers (7.9%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (7.9%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (7.9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.9%)

Average climate in Ferris, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI SO2
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2000 was 12.1. This is significantly better than average.

City:

12.1
U.S.:

74.2
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2000 was 0.840. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 12.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.840
U.S.:

1.789

Tornado activity:

Ferris-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Illinois state average. It is 49% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/8/1999, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 9.1 miles away from the Ferris village center caused $15 million in damages.

On 4/13/1974, a category F3 tornado 10.4 miles away from the village center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Ferris-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Illinois state average. It is 197% greater 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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 224.0 miles away from Ferris center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 224.0 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 208.8 miles away from Ferris 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 244.8 miles away from the city center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 249.9 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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 224.6 miles away from Ferris 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 Hancock County (17) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 12, Storms: 12, Snows: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Ferris topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Ferris:

  • CARTHAGE TERRACE (Hospital, about 5 miles away; CARTHAGE, IL)
  • HANCOCK COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTME (Home Health Center, about 5 miles away; CARTHAGE, IL)
  • SHERRICK HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 5 miles away; CARTHAGE, IL)
  • MONTEBELLO HEALTHCARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; HAMILTON, IL)
  • SOUTHEASTERN RENAL DIALYSIS, L.C. - LEE COUNTY (Dialysis Facility, about 13 miles away; KEOKUK, IA)
  • KEOKUK AREA HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 13 miles away; KEOKUK, IA)
  • KEOKUK AREA HOSPITAL HOME HEAL (Home Health Center, about 13 miles away; KEOKUK, IA)

Amtrak station near Ferris:

  • 14 miles: FORT MADISON (1601 20TH ST.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ferris:

  • Southeastern Community College (about 24 miles; West Burlington, IA; Full-time enrollment: 2,251)
  • Western Illinois University (about 26 miles; Macomb, IL; FT enrollment: 10,755)
  • Indian Hills Community College (about 76 miles; Ottumwa, IA; FT enrollment: 4,034)
  • Truman State University (about 77 miles; Kirksville, MO; FT enrollment: 5,553)
  • Augustana College (about 79 miles; Rock Island, IL; FT enrollment: 2,555)
  • Eastern Iowa Community College District (about 80 miles; Davenport, IA; FT enrollment: 5,507)
  • Black Hawk College (about 80 miles; Moline, IL; FT enrollment: 5,086)

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Hancock 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 Ferris and their reported violations in the past:

DALLAS RURAL WATER DISTRICT (Population served: 5,800, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2010 and JUN-2010, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-16-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-16-2010), St Compliance achieved (JUN-22-2010), St Public Notif received (JUN-13-2011)
  • 2 minor monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
Average household size:
This village:

2.4 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:

67.7%
Whole state:

65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:

6.2%
Whole state:

6.3%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Ferris:

Marital status in Ferris, IL
  • Never married: 18.7%
  • Now married: 55.5%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 12.9%
  • Divorced: 12.1%

For population 25 years and over in Ferris:

  • High school or higher: 78.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 9.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

5.7
Illinois average:

12.0

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Ferris, IL (based on Hancock County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant4,95328
Evangelical Protestant2,68829
Catholic1,5215
Other9734
None8,969-
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: 6
Hancock County:

3.18 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

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

0.53 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 15
Hancock County:

7.96 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

5.31 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

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

9.3%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Hancock County:

26.2%
Illinois:

25.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Hancock County:

13.6%
Illinois:

14.5%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 1$996
Other Government Administration 0$0 8$229
Totals for Government 0$0 9$1,225

Ferris government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $29,000 ($202.80)
    Regular Highways: $9,000 ($62.94)
    General Public Buildings: $5,000 ($34.97)
    Central Staff Services: $4,000 ($27.97)

Ferris government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Parks and Recreation: $6,000 ($41.96)
    Other: $1,000 ($6.99)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $18,000 ($125.87)
    Highways: $4,000 ($27.97)
  • Tax - Property: $9,000 ($62.94)

Ferris government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $79,000 ($552.45)

5.18% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($39,426 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.18%
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 Lee County, IA  1.21% ($36,567 average AGI)
from Adams County, IL  0.62% ($27,304)
from McDonough County, IL  0.55% ($38,634)


5.29% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($47,901 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.29%
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 Lee County, IA  1.02% ($36,289 average AGI)
to Adams County, IL  0.65% ($51,771)
to McDonough County, IL  0.54% ($30,025)

Strongest AM radio stations in Ferris:

  • WCAZ (990 AM; 1 kW; CARTHAGE, IL; Owner: RALLA BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KOKX (1310 AM; 1 kW; KEOKUK, IA; Owner: RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • KBKB (1360 AM; 1 kW; FORT MADISON, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WTAD (930 AM; 5 kW; QUINCY, IL; Owner: STARADIO CORPORATION)
  • WGEM (1440 AM; 5 kW; QUINCY, IL; Owner: QUINCY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • 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.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Ferris:

  • WCEZ (93.9 FM; CARTHAGE, IL; Owner: DANA R. WITHERS)
  • KRNQ (96.3 FM; KEOKUK, IA; Owner: DAVID M. LISTER)
  • KOKX-FM (95.3 FM; KEOKUK, IA; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • KBKB-FM (101.7 FM; FORT MADISON, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WQKQ (92.1 FM; CARTHAGE, IL; Owner: PRITCHARD BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WIUW (89.5 FM; WARSAW, IL; Owner: WESTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)
  • KDMG (103.1 FM; BURLINGTON, IA; Owner: PRITCHARD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KMDY (90.9 FM; KEOKUK, IA; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WMQZ (104.1 FM; COLCHESTER, IL; Owner: COLCHESTER RADIO, INC.)
  • KRRY (100.9 FM; CANTON, MO; Owner: BICK BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WKAI-FM (100.1 FM; MACOMB, IL; Owner: WPW BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCOY (99.5 FM; QUINCY, IL; Owner: STARADIO CORPORATION)
  • WIUM (91.3 FM; MACOMB, IL; Owner: WESTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)
  • KGRS (107.3 FM; BURLINGTON, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WJEQ (102.7 FM; MACOMB, IL; Owner: CENTRAL ILLINOIS BROADCASTING INC)
  • KKMI (93.5 FM; BURLINGTON, IA; Owner: PRITCHARD BROADCASTING COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around Ferris:

  • KGWB-TV (Channel 26; BURLINGTON, IA; Owner: BURLINGTON TELEVISION ACQUISITION CORP.)
  • KTVO (Channel 3; KIRKSVILLE, MO; Owner: KTVO LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, INC.)
  • W49BS (Channel 49; QUINCY, IL; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W53BP (Channel 53; QUINCY, IL; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K60CL (Channel 60; KEOKUK, IA; Owner: CHRIST VISION, INC.)
  • K38AB (Channel 38; FORT MADISON, ETC., IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KHQA-TV (Channel 7; HANNIBAL, MO; Owner: CHELSEY BROADCASTING COMPANY OF QUINCY, LLC)
  • WTJR (Channel 16; QUINCY, IL; Owner: BELIEVER'S BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WMEC (Channel 22; MACOMB, IL; Owner: W. CENTRAL ILLINOIS EDUC. TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • W36BS (Channel 36; QUINCY, IL; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W61CO (Channel 61; QUINCY, IL; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K44AB (Channel 44; KEOKUK, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 13Number of bridges
  • 69ft / 21.2mTotal length
  • 4,800Total average daily traffic
  • 839Total average daily truck traffic
  • 4,725Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
New bridges in Ferris, IL - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11910-1919
  • 11960-1969
  • 21970-1979
  • 51980-1989
  • 21990-1999
  • 12000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Ferris, IL

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Cr 29 Then 1/2 Mi S On Cr 26 1 1/4 Mi W (Lat: 40.462556 Lon: -91.179306), Call Sign: KNFF438,
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.990 MHz, Grant Date: 01/19/2012, Expiration Date: 04/01/2022, Certifier: J. Billy Pirkle, Registrant: Blank Rome LLP, 1825 Eye St Nw, Washington, DC 20006-5403, Phone: (202) 420-2200, Fax: (202) 420-2201, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KB9FCK, Grant Date: 06/12/1990, Expiration Date: 06/12/2000, Cancellation Date: 06/13/2002, Registrant: Ryan R King, 22 Walnut, Ferris, IL 62336

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Ferris, IL
  • 76.0%Utility gas
  • 24.0%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Ferris, IL
  • 57.1%Electricity
  • 42.9%Utility gas


Ferris compared to Illinois state average:

  • Median house value 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.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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