For population 25 years and over in Gays:
For population 15 years and over in Gays village:
1 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $1,380 (2.0%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Decatur, IL (36.2 miles , pop. 81,860).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Louis, MO (110.0 miles , pop. 348,189).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (170.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).
Nearest cities: Windsor, IL (2.3 miles ), Mattoon, IL (2.6 miles ), Allenville, IL (2.7 miles) , Neoga, IL (3.1 miles ), Strasburg, IL (3.1 miles ), Sullivan, IL (3.4 miles ), Lerna, IL (3.4 miles ), Humboldt, IL (3.7 miles ).
Single-family new house construction building permits:
Latitude: 39.46 N, Longitude: 88.50 W
Area code: 217
Population change in the 1990s: +22 (+9.3%).
Work and jobs in Gays: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Gays, Illinois
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Gays-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Illinois state average. It is 148% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 3/20/1976, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 28.6 miles away from the Gays village center injured 18 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
On 8/21/1977, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 8.4 miles away from the village center killed 6 people and injured 56 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Gays-area historical earthquake activity is near Illinois state average. It is 80% 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 77.0 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 55.0 miles away from Gays 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 76.4 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 63.7 miles away from the city center
On 4/21/2008 at 05:38:29, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 MB, 4.0 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 75.1 miles away from Gays center
On 11/11/1991 at 09:20:47, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 60.9 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 Moultrie County (6) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 2
Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 3, Floods: 2, Snow: 1, Storm: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Hospitals/medical centers near Gays:
Amtrak station near Gays:
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Gays:
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 5.0%
(5.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
Percentage of family households:
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
No gay or lesbian households reported
Gays compared to Illinois state average:
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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Religion statistics for Gays (based on Moultrie County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 44.26%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 2
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
Number of full-service restaurants: 6
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Gays government finances in 2002(per resident):
6.38% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($35,535 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
7.30% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($31,482 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:1
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:1
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:3
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
Gays on our top lists:
Total of 1 patent application in 2008-2014.