Garden Prairie, Illinois

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Population in 2010: 352.
Males: 184  (52.3%)
Females: 168  (47.7%)
Median resident age:

47.9 years
Illinois median age:

38.0 years

Zip codes: 61038.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $64,506
Garden Prairie:

$64,506
IL:

$62,992

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $30,151

Garden Prairie village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $158,348
Garden Prairie:

$158,348
IL:

$195,300

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $110,237; detached houses: $109,116

Median gross rent in 2017: $521.

March 2019 cost of living index in Garden Prairie: 86.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 19.0%
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  • Races in Garden Prairie, IL (2010)
    • 28179.8%White alone
    • 5916.8%Hispanic
    • 61.7%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 41.1%Other race alone
    • 20.6%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in Garden Prairie, Illinois as of May 30, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Garden Prairie is 182 to 1.


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Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 779 feet

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Rockford, IL (17.7 miles , pop. 150,115).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Chicago, IL (60.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Belvidere, IL (2.5 miles ),
Marengo, IL (2.5 miles ),
Timberlane, IL (3.0 miles ),
Poplar Grove, IL (3.0 miles ),
Union, IL (3.1 miles ),
Capron, IL (3.2 miles ),
Kingston, IL (3.3 miles ),
Genoa, IL (3.3 miles )

Latitude: 42.25 N, Longitude: 88.72 W

Area code: 815

Distribution of median household income in Garden Prairie, IL in 2017
Distribution of house value in Garden Prairie, IL in 2017
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

7.2%
Illinois:

4.5%
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 80.9. This is about average.

City:

80.9
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 29.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.2
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.70. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.70
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Garden Prairie-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Illinois state average. It is 46% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/21/1967, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 10.3 miles away from the Garden Prairie village center killed 24 people and injured 450 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/11/1965, a category F4 tornado 17.8 miles away from the village center killed 6 people and injured 75 people.

Earthquake activity:

Garden Prairie-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Illinois state average. It is 86% 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 266.6 miles away from Garden Prairie center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 55.6 miles away from Garden Prairie 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 241.5 miles away from Garden Prairie 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 299.3 miles away from Garden Prairie 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) earthquake occurred 265.3 miles away from Garden Prairie center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 255.4 miles away from Garden Prairie 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 Boone County (9) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 2, Snows: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Storms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Garden Prairie:

  • FLORENCE NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; MARENGO, IL)
  • NORTHWEST SUBURBAN COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 6 miles away; BELVIDERE, IL)
  • NORTHWOODS CARE CENTRE (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; BELVIDERE, IL)
  • QUALITY RENAL CARE, LLC (Dialysis Facility, about 7 miles away; MARENGO, IL)
  • HOME BRIDGE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; BELVIDERE, IL)
  • MAPLE CREST CARE CENTRE (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; BELVIDERE, IL)
  • GENESIS HOUSE (Hospital, about 12 miles away; GENOA, IL)

Amtrak station near Garden Prairie:

  • 14 miles: ROCKFORD (7559 WALTON ST.) - Bus Station . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Garden Prairie:

  • Rock Valley College (about 15 miles; Rockford, IL; Full-time enrollment: 6,269)
  • McHenry County College (about 19 miles; Crystal Lake, IL; FT enrollment: 4,886)
  • Northern Illinois University (about 23 miles; Dekalb, IL; FT enrollment: 18,126)
  • Kishwaukee College (about 24 miles; Malta, IL; FT enrollment: 3,356)
  • Elgin Community College (about 27 miles; Elgin, IL; FT enrollment: 8,173)
  • Waubonsee Community College (about 35 miles; Sugar Grove, IL; FT enrollment: 7,698)
  • Harper College (about 36 miles; Palatine, IL; FT enrollment: 10,800)

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Boone 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 Garden Prairie and their reported violations in the past:

PLEASANT STREET INC (Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between JAN-2010 and DEC-2010, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-15-2011), St Compliance achieved (JUL-05-2011)

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

  • HOLIDAY ACRES CAMPING RESORT (97808) (Population served: 175, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • HOLIDAY ACRES CAMPING RESORT (17582) (Population served: 175, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • HAMLET CAFE (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • PARADISE PARK NORTHWEST (Population served: 50, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • PARADISE PARK WEST (Population served: 50, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • PARADISE PARK CAMPGROUND-SOUTH (Population served: 40, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • PARADISE PARK OFFICE (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This village:

2.8 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:

66.7%
Whole state:

65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:

11.1%
Whole state:

6.3%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.8% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Garden Prairie:

Marital status in Garden Prairie, IL
  • Never married: 42.4%
  • Now married: 34.5%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 23.2%
  • Divorced: 0.0%

For population 25 years and over in Garden Prairie:

  • High school or higher: 100.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

3.3
Illinois average:

12.2

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Garden Prairie, IL (based on Boone County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic10,4201
Mainline Protestant5,82416
Evangelical Protestant4,05419
Other2542
None33,613-
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
This county:

1.31 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
This county:

0.56 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 17
This county:

3.19 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 26
Boone County:

4.88 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Boone County:

7.2%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Boone County:

26.2%
Illinois:

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

19.4%
Illinois:

14.5%

6.60% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($47,920 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.60%
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 Winnebago County, IL  2.33% ($53,779 average AGI)
from McHenry County, IL  0.95% ($44,823)
from Cook County, IL  0.60% ($45,352)


7.15% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($51,222 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.15%
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 Winnebago County, IL  3.10% ($45,866 average AGI)
to McHenry County, IL  0.51% ($48,962)
to Cook County, IL  0.43% ($47,300)

Strongest AM radio stations in Garden Prairie:

  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, 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.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WNVR (1030 AM; 5 kW; VERNON HILLS, IL; Owner: POLNET COMMUNICATIONS, LTD.)
  • WROK (1440 AM; 5 kW; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WAIT (850 AM; daytime; 3 kW; CRYSTAL LAKE, IL; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WTJK (1380 AM; 5 kW; SOUTH BELOIT, IL; Owner: GOOD KARMA BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WVIV (1200 AM; 20 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLXX-AM LICENSE CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Garden Prairie:

  • WGSL (91.1 FM; LOVES PARK, IL; Owner: CHRISTIAN LIFE CENTER SCHOOL)
  • WXRX (104.9 FM; BELVIDERE, IL; Owner: AIRPLAY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WYCH (106.3 FM; GENOA, IL; Owner: DONTRON, INC.)
  • WQFL (100.9 FM; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: QUEST FOR LIFE, INC.)
  • WZSR (105.5 FM; WOODSTOCK, IL; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WZOK (97.5 FM; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WGFB (103.1 FM; ROCKTON, IL; Owner: WRWC, Inc.)
  • WFEN (88.3 FM; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: FAITH ACADEMY, DBA WFEN)
  • WKMQ-FM (96.7 FM; LOVES PARK, IL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WYHY (95.3 FM; WINNEBAGO, IL; Owner: AIRPLAY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNIU (89.5 FM; DEKALB, IL; Owner: NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)
  • WDEK (92.5 FM; DEKALB, IL; Owner: SPANISH BROADCASTING SYSTEM OF ILLINOIS, INC.)
  • WNIJ (90.5 FM; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)
  • WZCH (103.9 FM; DUNDEE, IL; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • W233AD (94.5 FM; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WDKB (94.9 FM; DEKALB, IL; Owner: DEKALB COUNTY RADIO, LIMITED)

TV broadcast stations around Garden Prairie:

  • W34CK (Channel 34; ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL; Owner: FIRST UNITED, INC.)
  • WIFR (Channel 23; FREEPORT, IL; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WQFL-CA (Channel 8; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: FAMILY VALUES ORGANIZATION, INC.)
  • WTVO (Channel 17; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: WINNEBAGO TELEVISION CORPORATION)
  • WFBN-LP (Channel 33; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: WEIGEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WCFC-CA (Channel 51; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: CHRISTIAN COMMUNICATIONS OF CHICAGOLAND, INC.)
  • WQRF-TV (Channel 39; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: QUORUM OF ROCKFORD LICENSE, LLC)
  • W64CQ (Channel 64; ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WGBO-TV (Channel 66; JOLIET, IL; Owner: WGBO LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, G.P.)
  • WREX-TV (Channel 13; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: WREX TELEVISION, LLC)
  • W57DN (Channel 57; ELGIN, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W25CL (Channel 25; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

Garden Prairie fatal accident list:

Aug 25, 2012 06:15 AM, Marengo, Lat: 42.276939, Lon: -88.747208, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 19Number of bridges
  • 121ft / 37.4mTotal length
  • $292,000Total costs
  • 171,625Total average daily traffic
  • 35,849Total average daily truck traffic
  • 93,887Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
New bridges in Garden Prairie, IL - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11910-1919
  • 31950-1959
  • 11970-1979
  • 21980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 22000-2009
  • 92010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Garden Prairie, IL

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • 10461 Loveridge Rd (Lat: 42.306139 Lon: -88.746778), Call Sign: KNHK687,
    Assigned Frequencies: 158.355 MHz, Grant Date: 10/15/1998, Expiration Date: 09/14/2003, Cancellation Date: 11/16/2003, Registrant: Osterberg, Robert:osterberg, Russel Dba R & R Osterberg, 10461 Loveridge Rd, Garden Prairie, IL 61038
  • Lat: 42.273333 Lon: -88.724444, Call Sign: WQRX447,
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.645 MHz, 159.645 MHz, Grant Date: 08/08/2013, Expiration Date: 08/08/2023, Certifier: James Marrs, Registrant: Federal Licensing Inc, 1588 Fairfield Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: (717) 334-9262, Fax: (717) 334-6440, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

7
  • Call Sign: KA9ZOT, Licensee ID: L01295541, Grant Date: 02/08/2008, Expiration Date: 02/08/2018, Registrant: John J Dini, 11122 Station St, Garden Prairie, IL 61038
  • Call Sign: KB9KEY, Licensee ID: L00951848, Grant Date: 05/22/2015, Expiration Date: 05/22/2025, Registrant: Kevin Sharp, 4348 County Line Rd, Garden Prairie, IL 61038
  • Call Sign: KB9KQR, Licensee ID: L01002153, Grant Date: 05/22/2015, Expiration Date: 05/23/2025, Registrant: Jeannie D Sharp, 4348 County Line Rd, Garden Prairie, IL 61038
  • Call Sign: N9OGT, Licensee ID: L00386107, Grant Date: 02/15/2012, Expiration Date: 04/28/2022, Certifier: Alice P Marquis, Registrant: Alice P Marquis, Garden Prairie, IL 61038
  • Call Sign: WC9P, Previous Call Sign: N9GNT, Licensee ID: L00376521, Grant Date: 09/07/2011, Expiration Date: 12/03/2021, Certifier: William F Marquis, Registrant: William F Marquis, Garden Prairie, IL 61038
  • Call Sign: KC9PDE, Licensee ID: L01469004, Grant Date: 01/01/2019, Expiration Date: 02/23/2029, Certifier: Kenneth G Jaeger, Registrant: Kenneth G Jaeger, 11875 Orth Rd, Garden Prairie, IL 61038
  • Call Sign: KC9TIL, Licensee ID: L01604268, Grant Date: 11/22/2010, Expiration Date: 11/22/2020, Certifier: Franky R Chappel, Registrant: Franky R Chappel, Garden Prairie, IL 61038

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers:

1
  • GENERAL AVIATION CORP, 25504 Tomlin Rd, Garden Prairie, IL 61038
    Certificate: D000971 (Corporation), Certificate Issue Date: 07/12/2005, Expiration Date: 07/11/2006

FAA Registered Aircraft:

5
  • Aircraft: PIPER J3C-65 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 67 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C65 SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 1557N , Serial Number: 23089, Year manufactured: 1947, Airworthiness Date: 10/11/1955, Certificate Issue Date: 01/25/1978
    Registrant (Individual): James R Henderson, 4175 Shattuck Rd, Garden Prairie, IL 61038
  • Aircraft: PIPER J3C-65 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 67 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR C85 SERIES (85 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 1946J , Serial Number: 20700, Year manufactured: 1946, Airworthiness Date: 12/07/1994, Certificate Issue Date: 09/23/2003
    Registrant (Individual): Dave E Cordray, 10005 Spring Rd, Garden Prairie, IL 61038
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-23-250 (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 150 mph), Engine: LYCOMING IO-540 SER (300 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 2608Z , Serial Number: 27-8154015, Year manufactured: 1981, Airworthiness Date: 06/17/1981, Certificate Issue Date: 08/17/1995
    Registrant (Individual): John E Kaufield, 7698 Garden Prairie Rd, Garden Prairie, IL 61038
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-235 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-540 SERIES (250 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 49192 , Serial Number: 28-7410025, Year manufactured: 1974, Airworthiness Date: 12/12/1979, Certificate Issue Date: 08/02/2006
    Registrant (Corporation): Caldwell Enterprises Inc, 8642 Route 20, Garden Prairie, IL 61038
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 180K (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 114 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 61728 , Serial Number: 18052792, Year manufactured: 1976, Airworthiness Date: 01/11/1977, Certificate Issue Date: 07/20/1977
    Registrant (Individual): James Ross Henderson, 4175 Shattuck Rd, Garden Prairie, IL 61038

Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Garden Prairie, IL
  • 100.0%Utility gas


Garden Prairie 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.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
There are 2 pilots and 1 other airmen in this city.
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