Ferris, Illinois

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Population in 2013: 153 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -8.9%
 
Males: 84  (55.0%)
Females: 69  (45.0%)
Median resident age:  42.0 years
Illinois median age:  39.6 years

Zip code: 62336

Estimated median household income in 2012: $43,642 (it was $41,667 in 2000)
Ferris:

$43,642
IL:

$55,137
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $20,137 (it was $16,341 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $50,876 (it was $42,900 in 2000)
Ferris:

$50,876
IL:

$170,600
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $63,576; Detached houses: $63,043; Mobile homes: $79,021

Median gross rent in 2012: $558.

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  • White alone - 150 (96.2%)
  • Hispanic - 4 (2.6%)
  • Black alone - 2 (1.3%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Ferris: 85.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (19.9%), Irish (13.7%), United States (12.8%), Greek (7.6%), English (5.7%), Norwegian (5.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 02/10/1886

Elevation: 688 feet

Land area: 1.96 square miles.

Population density: 78 people per square mile   (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Ferris:

  • High school or higher: 90.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 9.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Ferris village:

  • Never married: 32.1%
  • Now married: 62.3%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 3.0%
  • Divorced: 2.5%

5 residents are foreign born

This village:  2.5%
Illinois:  13.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $750 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,115 (2.2%)

Ferris satellite photo by USGS

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

Ferris household income distribution Ferris home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

7.5%
Illinois:

7.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +8 (+5.0%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (20%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Health care and social assistance (14%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (40%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Public administration (15%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Utilities (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Electricians (14%)
  • Art and design workers (10%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (10%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Other financial specialists (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (16%)
  • Accountants and auditors (11%)
  • Child care workers (8%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (8%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (8%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)

Average climate in Ferris, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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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 near Illinois state average. It is 82% 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 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, Depth: 3.1 mi) 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, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 224.6 miles away from Ferris center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 209.2 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 Hancock County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 10, Snows: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Winter Storm: 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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 51.3. This is significantly better than average.

City:

51.3
U.S.:

74.2

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2000 was 0.840. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 12.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.840
U.S.:

1.929

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2006 was 22.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

22.6
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 11.0. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 12.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.0
U.S.:

9.1

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
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 3.5%
(3.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
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

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.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (90%)
  • Electricity (8%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Ferris village (based on Hancock County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 57.76%
Here: 57.8%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchChristian Churches and Churches of ChristEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents22.4%17.2%11.0%9.9%5.9%
Congregations7.4%22.1%11.8%5.9%10.3%
NameChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Assemblies of GodUnited Church of ChristLDS (Mormon) ChurchOther
Adherents5.8%5.4%4.1%3.8%14.5%
Congregations4.4%7.4%2.9%2.9%25.0%
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: 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
Here:

5.31 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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:
This county:

13.6%
State:

14.5%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 0$0 8$205
Totals for Government 0$0 8$205

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

  • Current Operations - General Public Buildings: $6,000 ($39.22)
    Central Staff Services: $6,000 ($39.22)
    Regular Highways: $4,000 ($26.14)
    General - Other: $3,000 ($19.61)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $0 ($0.00)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $11,000 ($71.90)

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

  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $8,000 ($52.29)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($6.54)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $15,000 ($98.04)
    Highways: $4,000 ($26.14)
    All Other: $1,000 ($6.54)
  • Tax - Property: $6,000 ($39.22)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $6,000 ($39.22)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $4,000 ($26.14)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $2,000 ($13.07)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $45,000 ($294.12)

4.53% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($35,046 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.53%
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 Lee County, IA  0.80% ($36,230 average AGI)
from McDonough County, IL  0.52% ($32,875)
from Adams County, IL  0.39% ($33,500)


5.27% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,010 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.27%
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 Lee County, IA  1.16% ($25,292 average AGI)
to McDonough County, IL  0.58% ($26,533)
to Adams County, IL  0.53% ($66,268)

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)

FCC Registered Private 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: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP, 1111 Pennsylvania Ave Nw, Washington, DC 20004-2541, Phone: (202) 739-3000, Fax: (202) 739-3001, 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

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Hazardous Condition: 1
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