Freeman Spur, Illinois

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Population in 2014: 290 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +6.2%
 
Males: 165  (57.1%)
Females: 125  (42.9%)
Median resident age:  47.6 years
Illinois median age:  37.9 years

Zip codes: 62841, 62896.

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Estimated median household income in 2016: $50,622 (it was $24,219 in 2000)
Freeman Spur:

$50,622
IL:

$60,960

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $20,215 (it was $11,416 in 2000)

Freeman Spur village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $62,296 (it was $30,500 in 2000)
Freeman Spur:

$62,296
IL:

$186,500

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $39,179; Detached houses: $39,071; Mobile homes: $42,017

Median gross rent in 2016: $570.

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  • Races in Freeman Spur, IL (2010)

    Freeman Spur races chart
    • 27094.1%White alone
    • 124.2%Black alone
    • 31.0%Two or more races
    • 10.3%American Indian alone
    • 10.3%Hispanic

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Freeman Spur: 84.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Polish (23.2%), Irish (10.7%), American (8.9%), Italian (7.1%), German (6.3%), English (3.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 385 feet

Land area: 0.40 square miles.

Population density: 718 people per square mile   (low).

Freeman Spur,IL real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Freeman Spur:

  • High school or higher: 70.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 16.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Freeman Spur village:

  • Never married: 32.4%
  • Now married: 44.6%
  • Separated: 3.4%
  • Widowed: 4.9%
  • Divorced: 14.6%



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Freeman Spur, Illinois as of December 13, 2018.
The ratio of number of residents in Freeman Spur to the number of sex offenders is 253 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $493 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $223 (0.4%)

Freeman Spur satellite photo by USGS

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

Freeman Spur household income distribution Freeman Spur home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.0%
Illinois:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -23 (-7.8%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (42%)
  • Manufacturing (34%)
  • Wholesale trade (6%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (4%)
  • Construction (2%)
  • Public administration (2%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (36%)
  • Manufacturing (31%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (36%)
  • Material moving occupations (18%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (16%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (2%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Production occupations (36%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (11%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Fire fighting and prevention, and other protective service workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (3%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (3%)

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

Average climate in Freeman Spur, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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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 slightly above Illinois state average. It is 74% 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 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 Freeman Spur 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 67.1 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 89.9 miles away from the city 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 Freeman Spur 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 75.8 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 (7) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 5, Floods: 4, Tornadoes: 3, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Freeman Spur topographic map

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)

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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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 26.7. This is significantly better than average.

City:

26.7
U.S.:

74.7

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2010 was 24.2. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 14.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

24.2
U.S.:

20.0
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 13.4%
(11.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 31.6% for Black residents)
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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.1
Illinois average:

12.1

Freeman Spur travel time to work - commute Freeman Spur mode of transportation to work chart

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

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
Williamson 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.
State:

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

0.16 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

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

4.52 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.32 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.8%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Williamson County:

28.0%
Illinois:

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

11.9%
State:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

47.1%
Illinois:

48.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

43.7%
State:

45.7%

Average BMI:
Freeman Spur:

29.3
State:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

14.3%
Illinois:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

17.0%
State:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Freeman Spur:

6.7
Illinois:

6.8

Overweight people:
Freeman Spur:

32.4%
Illinois:

33.2%

General health condition:
This city:

51.6%
Illinois:

55.4%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

80.8%
Illinois:

79.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Freeman Spur, IL Residents
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
Financial Administration 0$0 1$897
Other Government Administration 0$0 8$591
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 2$1,737
Streets and Highways 0$0 2$146
Parks and Recreation 0$0 1$261
Water Supply 0$0 3$579
Totals for Government 0$0 17$4,211

Freeman Spur government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $51,000 ($175.86)
    Sewerage: $42,000 ($144.83)
    Financial Administration: $32,000 ($110.34)
    Regular Highways: $8,000 ($27.59)
    Police Protection: $6,000 ($20.69)
    General - Other: $1,000 ($3.45)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $8,000 ($27.59)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff: $2,000 ($6.90)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $18,000 ($62.07)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $8,000 ($27.59)

Freeman Spur government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $28,000 ($96.55)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $5,000 ($17.24)
    Interest Earnings: $4,000 ($13.79)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $50,000 ($172.41)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $24,000 ($82.76)
    Highways: $8,000 ($27.59)
  • Tax - Public Utilities: $12,000 ($41.38)
    Property: $5,000 ($17.24)

Freeman Spur government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $128,000 ($441.38)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $198,000 ($682.76)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $198,000 ($682.76)
    Water Utilities: $128,000 ($441.38)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $179,000 ($617.24)

6.11% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($36,238 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.11%
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 Jackson County, IL  1.13% ($27,864 average AGI)
from Franklin County, IL  0.80% ($32,411)
from Johnson County, IL  0.31% ($34,026)


5.69% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,148 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.69%
Illinois average:

4.96%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($384 average AGI)
Williamson County:

0.04%
Illinois average:

0.07%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Jackson County, IL  0.99% ($23,926 average AGI)
to Franklin County, IL  0.80% ($29,015)
to Saline County, IL  0.25% ($32,443)

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: 37.86578, Lon: -88.99622, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken 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

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1
  • Hazardous Condition: 1

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (57%)
  • Electricity (43%)

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.
  • Length of stay since moving in above 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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