Freeman Spur, Illinois

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Population in 2019: 279 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +2.2%
 
Males: 134  (48.3%)
Females: 145  (51.7%)
Median resident age:

36.2 years
Illinois median age:

38.6 years

Zip codes: 62841, 62896.

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Estimated median household income in 2019: $52,068 (it was $24,219 in 2000)
Freeman Spur:

$52,068
IL:

$69,187

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $19,941 (it was $11,416 in 2000)

Freeman Spur village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $67,495 (it was $30,500 in 2000)
Freeman Spur:

$67,495
IL:

$209,100

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $42,136; detached houses: $41,752; mobile homes: $34,672

Median gross rent in 2019: $723.

March 2019 cost of living index in Freeman Spur: 84.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 36.1%

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According to our research of Illinois and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in Freeman Spur, Illinois as of January 29, 2023.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Freeman Spur is 253 to 1.


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Ancestries: Polish (23.0%), American (16.2%), German (13.5%), Italian (9.5%), English (8.1%), Scotch-Irish (6.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 385 feet

Land area: 0.40 square miles.

Population density: 691 people per square mile   (low).

Freeman Spur, Illinois map

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,371 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $543 (0.8%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Evansville, IN (79.5 miles , pop. 121,582).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Louis, MO (85.9 miles , pop. 348,189).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (284.1 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Zeigler, IL (2.0 miles ),
Herrin, IL (2.1 miles ),
Orient, IL (2.1 miles ),
Mitchell, IL (2.2 miles ),
Johnston City, IL (2.2 miles ),
West Frankfort, IL (2.2 miles ),
Colp, IL (2.4 miles ),
Energy, IL (2.5 miles )

Latitude: 37.86 N, Longitude: 89.00 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 618

Distribution of median household income in Freeman Spur, IL in 2019
Distribution of house value in Freeman Spur, IL in 2019
Freeman Spur satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

5.1%
Illinois:

6.5%
Most common industries in Freeman Spur, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (14.1%)
  • Health care (11.1%)
  • Transportation equipment (10.1%)
  • Social assistance (10.1%)
  • Construction (8.1%)
  • Educational services (7.1%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, components (5.1%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (19.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.5%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, components (7.1%)
  • Transportation equipment (7.1%)
  • Groceries & related products merchant wholesalers (7.1%)
  • Repair & maintenance (7.1%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (4.8%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (17.5%)
  • Health care (15.8%)
  • Social assistance (15.8%)
  • Transportation equipment (12.3%)
  • Educational services (8.8%)
  • Data processing, libraries, other information services (7.0%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (7.0%)
Most common occupations in Freeman Spur, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (14.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (11.1%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (11.1%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers, including supervisors (6.1%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (5.1%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4.0%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (11.9%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (11.9%)
  • Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (9.5%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (7.1%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7.1%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7.1%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.8%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (21.1%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers, including supervisors (10.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (10.5%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (10.5%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (7.0%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5.3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.3%)

Average climate in Freeman Spur, Illinois

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Tornado activity:

Freeman Spur-area historical tornado activity is near Illinois state average. It is 81% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/18/1957, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 18.5 miles away from the Freeman Spur village center killed one person and injured 6 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 12/18/1957, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 1.8 miles away from the village center killed 11 people and injured 200 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Freeman Spur-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Illinois state average. It is 297% 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 73.1 miles away from Freeman Spur center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 73.1 miles away from the city 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 56.2 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 67.1 miles away from Freeman Spur 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 89.9 miles away from Freeman Spur center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 100.5 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 Williamson County (8) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 5, Floods: 4, Tornadoes: 3, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals and medical centers near Freeman Spur:

  • SHAWNEE CHRISTIAN NURSING CTR (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; HERRIN, IL)
  • HERRIN REHAB AND NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; HERRIN, IL)
  • ZIEGLER COLONIAL MANOR (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; ZEIGLER, IL)
  • HERRIN HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 5 miles away; HERRIN, IL)
  • WESTSIDE REHAB AND CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; WEST FRANKFORT, IL)
  • TIP HOSPICE PROGRAM (Hospital, about 5 miles away; HERRIN, IL)
  • PARKVIEW CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; WEST FRANKFORT, IL)

Amtrak stations near Freeman Spur:

  • 16 miles: CARBONDALE (401 S. ILLINOIS AVE.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, intercity bus service, public transit connection.
  • 17 miles: DU QUOIN (20 N. CHESTNUT ST.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Freeman Spur:

  • John A Logan College (about 10 miles; Carterville, IL; Full-time enrollment: 3,995)
  • Southern Illinois University-Carbondale (about 16 miles; Carbondale, IL; FT enrollment: 14,539)
  • Rend Lake College (about 20 miles; Ina, IL; FT enrollment: 2,778)
  • Southeast Missouri State University (about 48 miles; Cape Girardeau, MO; FT enrollment: 9,678)
  • Kaskaskia College (about 50 miles; Centralia, IL; FT enrollment: 3,867)
  • West Kentucky Community and Technical College (about 59 miles; Paducah, KY; FT enrollment: 4,107)
  • Southwestern Illinois College (about 68 miles; Belleville, IL; FT enrollment: 9,085)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Freeman Spur Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Williamson County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Average household size:
This village:

2.5 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:

63.8%
Whole state:

65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:

4.3%
Whole state:

6.3%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Freeman Spur:

Marital status in Freeman Spur, IL
  • Never married: 31.9%
  • Now married: 35.7%
  • Separated: 2.8%
  • Widowed: 6.3%
  • Divorced: 23.2%

For population 25 years and over in Freeman Spur:

  • High school or higher: 79.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 1.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 16.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.1
Illinois average:

12.0

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Freeman Spur, IL (based on Williamson County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant18,58189
Mainline Protestant5,26829
Catholic4,7885
Other6844
Black Protestant2422
None36,794-
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: 14
This county:

2.18 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

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

0.16 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.08 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Here:

0.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 29
This county:

4.52 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 47
This county:

7.32 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.8%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

28.0%
State:

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

11.9%
State:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

44.5%
Illinois:

49.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

44.7%
State:

47.2%

Average BMI:
Freeman Spur:

29.8
State:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

13.7%
Illinois:

20.5%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

21.1%
State:

10.8%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Freeman Spur:

6.8
Illinois:

6.8

Overweight people:
Freeman Spur:

34.4%
Illinois:

33.4%

General health condition:
This city:

52.6%
Illinois:

56.4%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

83.1%
Illinois:

79.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Freeman Spur, IL Residents
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
Sewerage 1$1,756$21,0720$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 8$866
Water Supply 0$0 1$154
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$317
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 1$1,612
Totals for Government 1$1,756$21,07211$2,949

Freeman Spur government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $74,000 ($265.23)
    Financial Administration: $55,000 ($197.13)
    Sewerage: $29,000 ($103.94)
    Regular Highways: $22,000 ($78.85)
    Police Protection: $9,000 ($32.26)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $12,000 ($43.01)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $155,000 ($555.56)
    Water Utilities: $2,000 ($7.17)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $54,000 ($193.55)

Freeman Spur government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $42,000 ($150.54)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $155,000 ($555.56)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $7,000 ($25.09)
    Fines and Forfeits: $3,000 ($10.75)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $97,000 ($347.67)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $35,000 ($125.45)
    Highways: $7,000 ($25.09)
  • Tax - Property: $14,000 ($50.18)
    Public Utilities Sales: $13,000 ($46.59)

Freeman Spur government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $315,000 ($1129.03)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $296,000 ($1060.93)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $19,000 ($68.10)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $46,000 ($164.87)

5.90% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($44,627 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.90%
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 Jackson County, IL  1.07% ($35,919 average AGI)
from Franklin County, IL  0.91% ($37,017)
from Johnson County, IL  0.30% ($49,724)


6.05% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($48,399 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.05%
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 Jackson County, IL  0.83% ($32,095 average AGI)
to Franklin County, IL  0.74% ($34,809)
to Johnson County, IL  0.37% ($44,149)

Strongest AM radio stations in Freeman Spur:

  • WDDD (810 AM; 10 kW; JOHNSTON CITY, IL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WJPF (1340 AM; 1 kW; HERRIN, IL; Owner: ZRG OF ILLINOIS, INC.)
  • WFRX (1300 AM; 1 kW; WEST FRANKFORT, IL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGGH (1150 AM; 5 kW; MARION, 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.)
  • WMIX (940 AM; 5 kW; MOUNT VERNON, IL; Owner: WITHERS BROADCASTING CO OF ILLINOIS)
  • WILY (1210 AM; daytime; 10 kW; CENTRALIA, IL; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • WSDZ (1260 AM; 20 kW; BELLEVILLE, IL)
  • WCIL (1020 AM; daytime; 1 kW; CARBONDALE, IL; Owner: LYLE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WMCL (1060 AM; 3 kW; MCLEANSBORO, IL; Owner: DANA COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • KZIM (960 AM; 5 kW; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: ZIMMER RADIO OF MID-MISSOURI, INC)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Freeman Spur:

  • WXLT (103.5 FM; CHRISTOPHER, IL; Owner: ZRG OF ILLINOIS, INC.)
  • WDDD-FM (107.3 FM; MARION, IL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WVZA (92.7 FM; HERRIN, IL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WQUL (97.7 FM; WEST FRANKFORT, IL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCIL-FM (101.5 FM; CARBONDALE, IL; Owner: LYLE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WAWJ (90.1 FM; MARION, IL; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WOOZ-FM (99.9 FM; HARRISBURG, IL; Owner: ZIMMER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WQRL (106.3 FM; BENTON, IL; Owner: DANA COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WUEZ (95.1 FM; CARTERVILLE, IL; Owner: ZRG OF ILLINOIS, INC.)
  • WISH-FM (98.9 FM; GALATIA, IL; Owner: GALATIA FM JOINT VENTURE)
  • WDQN-FM (95.9 FM; DUQUOIN, IL; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WSIU (91.9 FM; CARBONDALE, IL; Owner: SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)
  • WTAO-FM (105.1 FM; MURPHYSBORO, IL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KEZS-FM (102.9 FM; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: ZIMMER BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WXAN (103.9 FM; AVA, IL; Owner: HAROLD L. LAWDER)
  • WBVN (104.5 FM; CARRIER MILLS, IL; Owner: KENNETH W. AND JANE A. ANDERSON)
  • WDBX (91.1 FM; CARBONDALE, IL; Owner: HETERODYNE BROADCASTING COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around Freeman Spur:

  • W15BU (Channel 17; JOHNSTON CITY, IL; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WSIL-TV (Channel 3; HARRISBURG, IL; Owner: WSIL-TV, INC.)
  • WSIU-TV (Channel 8; CARBONDALE, IL; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)
  • WDKA (Channel 49; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: WDKA ACQUISITION CORPORATION)
  • KFVS-TV (Channel 12; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • KBSI (Channel 23; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: KBSI LICENSEE L.P.)
  • WPSD-TV (Channel 6; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: WPSD-TV, LLC)
  • WTCT (Channel 27; MARION, IL; Owner: TRI-STATE CHRISTIAN TV, INC.)
  • W10AH (Channel 10; CARBONDALE, IL; Owner: WPSD-TV, LLC)

Freeman Spur fatal accident list:

Mar 25, 2012 01:54 AM, Cr-6, Lat: 37.865783, Lon: -88.996222, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
May 3, 1991 10:15 AM, Orange St, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Sep 16, 1982 05:29 PM, Galena, Vehicles: 3, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 3Number of bridges
  • 30ft / 9.2mTotal length
  • 3,200Total average daily traffic
  • 247Total average daily truck traffic
  • 2,676Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • FREEMAN SPUR, 106 Orange Street (Lat: 37.858500 Lon: -89.001389), Type: Tank, Structure height: 42.7 m, Call Sign: WRKL605, Licensee ID: L02347278,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10755.0 MHz, 10755.0 MHz, 10755.0 MHz, 10755.0 MHz, Grant Date: 01/20/2021, Expiration Date: 01/20/2031, Certifier: Dave Mills, Registrant: Wisper Isp, LLC, 9711 Fuesser Road, Mascoutah, IL 62258, Phone: (618) 206-4190, Email:

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Freeman Spur, IL
  • 58.1%Utility gas
  • 41.9%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Freeman Spur, IL
  • 50.0%Utility gas
  • 50.0%Electricity


Freeman Spur 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 below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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