Garrett, Illinois

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Population in 2014: 162 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -18.2%
 
Males: 85  (52.6%)
Females: 77  (47.4%)
Median resident age:  52.3 years
Illinois median age:  37.9 years

Zip code: 61913

Estimated median household income in 2016: $37,009 (it was $29,375 in 2000)
Garrett:

$37,009
IL:

$60,960

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $25,489 (it was $10,920 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $46,732 (it was $22,300 in 2000)
Garrett:

$46,732
IL:

$186,500

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $50,793; Detached houses: $50,589

Median gross rent in 2016: $590.

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  • Races in Garrett, IL (2010)

    Garrett races chart
    • 15394.4%White alone
    • 42.5%Hispanic
    • 31.9%Two or more races
    • 10.6%Black alone
    • 10.6%American Indian alone
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Garrett: 84.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (40.7%), American (37.0%), Swiss (3.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 06/03/1903

Elevation: 675 feet

Land area: 0.14 square miles.

Population density: 1,164 people per square mile   (low).

Garrett, Illinois map

For population 25 years and over in Garrett:

  • High school or higher: 85.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 1.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 7.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Garrett village:

  • Never married: 16.5%
  • Now married: 57.3%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 13.9%
  • Divorced: 12.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,154 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $934 (2.4%)

Garrett satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Champaign, IL (23.5 miles , pop. 67,518).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Indianapolis, IN (121.0 miles , pop. 781,870).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (146.6 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Atwood, IL (1.4 miles ), Arthur, IL (2.5 miles ), Tuscola, IL (2.8 miles ), Hammond, IL (3.0 miles ), Arcola, IL (3.2 miles ), Ivesdale, IL (3.2 miles ), Pesotum, IL (3.4 miles ), Bement, IL (3.4 miles ).

Latitude: 39.80 N, Longitude: 88.43 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 217

Garrett household income distribution Garrett home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.5%
Illinois:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +23 (+13.1%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (27%)
  • Manufacturing (27%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (18%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (9%)
  • Wholesale trade (5%)
  • Retail trade (5%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Manufacturing (19%)
  • Public administration (19%)
  • Wholesale trade (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (23%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (18%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (14%)
  • Material moving occupations (14%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (25%)
  • Management occupations (19%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (19%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (13%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (13%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Production occupations (6%)

Average climate in Garrett, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Garrett-area historical tornado activity is near Illinois state average. It is 76% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/20/1976, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 19.9 miles away from the Garrett village center injured 18 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/22/1963, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 8.3 miles away from the village center injured 40 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Garrett-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Illinois state average. It is 78% 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 97.5 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 73.5 miles away from Garrett 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 130.0 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 96.6 miles away from the city center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 85.3 miles away from Garrett 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 191.6 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 Douglas County (10) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 8, Floods: 5, Tornadoes: 2, Winds: 2, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Garrett topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Garrett:

  • ARTHUR HOME, THE (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; ARTHUR, IL)
  • DOUGLAS COUNTY-JARMAN MEM HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 8 miles away; TUSCOLA, IL)
  • TUSCOLA HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; TUSCOLA, IL)
  • BEMENT HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; BEMENT, IL)
  • MOULTRIE CO COMMUNITY CENTER (Hospital, about 13 miles away; LOVINGTON, IL)
  • COUNTRYVIEW HOME (Hospital, about 16 miles away; TOLONO, IL)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Garrett:

  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (about 24 miles; Champaign, IL; Full-time enrollment: 47,528)
  • Parkland College (about 25 miles; Champaign, IL; FT enrollment: 7,326)
  • Lake Land College (about 26 miles; Mattoon, IL; FT enrollment: 7,499)
  • Eastern Illinois University (about 26 miles; Charleston, IL; FT enrollment: 9,414)
  • Richland Community College (about 26 miles; Decatur, IL; FT enrollment: 2,434)
  • Millikin University (about 30 miles; Decatur, IL; FT enrollment: 2,419)
  • Danville Area Community College (about 51 miles; Danville, IL; FT enrollment: 2,229)

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Douglas 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 2013 was 50.8. This is significantly better than average.

City:

50.8
U.S.:

74.7

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2000 was 2.04. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.04
U.S.:

1.91

Ozone [ppb] level in 2009 was 26.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.7
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 9.78. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.78
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 19.0%
(21.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This village:  2.5 people
Illinois:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  63.6%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  10.6%
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:

5.4
Illinois average:

12.1

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

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Garrett village (based on Douglas County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant6,10041
Mainline Protestant4,99623
Catholic2,1043
Other1312
None6,649-
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: 12
Douglas County:

6.14 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 14
Douglas County:

7.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 20
Here:

10.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.4%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Douglas County:

27.5%
Illinois:

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

17.5%
State:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

48.3%
Illinois:

48.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Garrett:

42.7%
State:

45.7%

Average BMI:
Garrett:

30.2
State:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

24.3%
Illinois:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Garrett:

20.2%
Illinois:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Garrett:

6.7
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

40.2%
Illinois:

33.2%

General health condition:
Here:

52.7%
State:

55.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Garrett:

78.3%
Illinois:

79.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Garrett, 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

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

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $21,000 ($129.63)
    Regular Highways: $13,000 ($80.25)
    Central Staff Services: $8,000 ($49.38)
    General Public Buildings: $4,000 ($24.69)
    Financial Administration: $2,000 ($12.35)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $0 ($0.00)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $2,000 ($12.35)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $4,000 ($24.69)

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

  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($12.35)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $23,000 ($141.98)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $15,000 ($92.59)
    Highways: $5,000 ($30.86)
  • Tax - Property: $5,000 ($30.86)
    Public Utilities: $1,000 ($6.17)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $62,000 ($382.72)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $61,000 ($376.54)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $1,000 ($6.17)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $61,000 ($376.54)

4.88% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,260 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.88%
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 Champaign County, IL  1.13% ($32,489 average AGI)
from Coles County, IL  0.83% ($32,058)
from Moultrie County, IL  0.41% ($41,794)


6.08% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,951 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.08%
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 Champaign County, IL  1.61% ($34,770 average AGI)
to Coles County, IL  0.99% ($29,651)
to Moultrie County, IL  0.43% ($36,167)

Strongest AM radio stations in Garrett:

  • WILL (580 AM; 5 kW; URBANA, IL; Owner: UNIV. OF ILLINOIS BOARD OF TRUSTEES)
  • WLBH (1170 AM; daytime; 5 kW; MATTOON, IL; Owner: MATTOON BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KXEN (1010 AM; 50 kW; FESTUS-ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BDJ RADIO ENTERPRISES, LLC)
  • WIBC (1070 AM; 50 kW; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • KMOX (1120 AM; 50 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WHAS (840 AM; 50 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Garrett:

  • WILL-FM (90.9 FM; URBANA, IL; Owner: UNIV. OF ILLINOIS BOARD OF TRUSTEES)
  • WEBX (93.5 FM; TUSCOLA, IL; Owner: AAA ENTERTAINMENT LICENSING LLC)
  • WXET (107.9 FM; ARCOLA, IL; Owner: PREMIER BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WZNX (106.7 FM; SULLIVAN, IL; Owner: WSHY, INC.)
  • WMCI (101.3 FM; NEOGA, IL; Owner: THE CROMWELL GROUP, INC. OF ILLINOIS)
  • WLBH-FM (96.9 FM; MATTOON, IL; Owner: MATTOON BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WIXY (100.3 FM; CHAMPAIGN, IL; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ILLINOIS, LLC)
  • WKIO (92.5 FM; URBANA, IL; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ILLINOIS, LLC)
  • WLRW (94.5 FM; CHAMPAIGN, IL; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ILLINOIS, LLC)
  • WWGO (92.1 FM; CHARLESTON, IL; Owner: WHQQ, INC)
  • WEJT (105.1 FM; SHELBYVILLE, IL; Owner: THE CROMWELL GROUP, INC. OF ILLINOIS)
  • WCZQ (105.5 FM; MONTICELLO, IL; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WHMS-FM (97.5 FM; CHAMPAIGN, IL; Owner: D.W.S., INC.)
  • WGKC (105.9 FM; MAHOMET, IL; Owner: AAA ENTERTAINMENT LICENSING LLC)
  • WXFM-FM (99.3 FM; MOUNT ZION, IL; Owner: TECHNICOM, INC.)
  • WSOY-FM (102.9 FM; DECATUR, IL; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WQQB (96.1 FM; RANTOUL, IL; Owner: AAA ENTERTAINMENT LICENSING LLC)
  • WPCD (88.7 FM; CHAMPAIGN, IL; Owner: PARKLAND COLLEGE)
  • WBGL (91.7 FM; CHAMPAIGN, IL; Owner: ILLINOIS BIBLE INSTITUTE,INC)
  • WZUS (100.9 FM; MACON, IL; Owner: THE CROMWELL GROUP, INC. OF ILLINOIS)

TV broadcast stations around Garrett:

  • WCIA (Channel 3; CHAMPAIGN, IL; Owner: NEXSTAR BROADCASTING OF CHAMPAIGN, L.L.C.)
  • WBUI (Channel 23; DECATUR, IL; Owner: ACME TV LICENSES OF ILLINOIS, LLC)
  • WAND (Channel 17; DECATUR, IL; Owner: WAND(TV) PARTNERSHIP)
  • WILL-TV (Channel 12; URBANA, IL; Owner: UNIV. OF ILLINOIS BD. OF TRUSTEES)
  • W52BR (Channel 52; CHAMPAIGN-URBANA, IL; Owner: MARCIA COHEN)
  • WICD (Channel 15; CHAMPAIGN, IL; Owner: WICD LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WEIU-TV (Channel 51; CHARLESTON, IL; Owner: EASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)
  • W58DA (Channel 58; CHAMPAIGN, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W32CM (Channel 32; CHAMPAIGN, IL; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • Various Locations (Lat: 39.864472 Lon: -88.405861), Overall height: 6.1 m, Call Sign: WPJE396, Licensee ID: L00399897
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.393 MHzGrant Date: 03/02/2011, Expiration Date: 04/16/2021, Certifier: Gerald BednarRegistrant: Ameren Services Company

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (79%)
  • Electricity (12%)
  • Wood (7%)

Garrett compared to Illinois state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage 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.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above 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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