Gays, Illinois

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Population in 2017: 263 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +1.5%
 
Males: 130  (49.6%)
Females: 133  (50.4%)
Median resident age:

41.9 years
Illinois median age:

38.0 years

Zip codes: 61928.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $45,975 (it was $42,500 in 2000)
Gays:

$45,975
IL:

$62,992

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $22,600 (it was $19,131 in 2000)

Gays village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $73,142 (it was $55,000 in 2000)
Gays:

$73,142
IL:

$195,300

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $81,497; detached houses: $86,599; mobile homes: $24,652

Median gross rent in 2017: $656.

March 2019 cost of living index in Gays: 84.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 9.9%
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  • Races in Gays, IL (2010)
    • 27698.2%White alone
    • 31.1%American Indian alone
    • 20.7%Two or more races

Races in Gays 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 Gays, Illinois as of August 10, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Gays is 291 to 1.


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Ancestries: American (36.5%), English (10.6%), German (7.7%), Irish (6.7%), Scottish (4.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 01/25/1906

Elevation: 755 feet

Land area: 0.41 square miles.

Population density: 643 people per square mile   (low).

Gays, Illinois map

1 resident is foreign born

This village:

0.4%
Illinois:

12.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,382 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,159 (1.8%)

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 )

Latitude: 39.46 N, Longitude: 88.50 W

Area code: 217

Distribution of median household income in Gays, IL in 2017
Distribution of house value in Gays, IL in 2017
Gays satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 2 buildings, average cost: $20,000
  • 1998: 1 building, cost: $60,000
  • 1999: 1 building, cost: $50,000
  • 2000: 3 buildings, average cost: $40,000
  • 2003: 1 building, cost: $125,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Gays, IL residents
Average permit cost in Gays, IL
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.0%
Illinois:

4.5%
Population change in the 1990s: +22 (+9.3%).
Most common industries in Gays, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (12.2%)
  • Printing & related support activities (8.7%)
  • Machinery (7.8%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (7.0%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (6.1%)
  • Educational services (5.2%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (4.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Machinery (14.8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (8.2%)
  • Printing & related support activities (8.2%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (6.6%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (6.6%)
  • Utilities (6.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (22.2%)
  • Printing & related support activities (9.3%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (7.4%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (7.4%)
  • Educational services (7.4%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (5.6%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, components (5.6%)
Most common occupations in Gays, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.0%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Printing workers (5.2%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5.2%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.3%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.6%)
  • Engineers (4.9%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (4.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.9%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (9.3%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (9.3%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (7.4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.4%)
  • Librarians, curators, and archivists (5.6%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (5.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.6%)

Average climate in Gays, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Gays-area historical tornado activity is near Illinois state average. It is 67% 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 slightly above Illinois state average. It is 77% 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 Gays 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 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 108.9 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 Gays 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 168.2 miles away from Gays 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 (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 4, Floods: 2, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Gays topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Gays:

  • DOUGLAS REHABILITATION AND CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; MATTOON, IL)
  • PALM TERRACE OF MATTOON (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; MATTOON, IL)
  • ODD FELLOW-REBEKAH HOME (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; MATTOON, IL)
  • HEARTLAND CHRISTIAN VILLAGE (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; NEOGA, IL)
  • SULLIVAN REHAB AND HLTH CARE CTR (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; SULLIVAN, IL)
  • EASTVIEW TERRACE (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; SULLIVAN, IL)
  • PATTERSON HOUSE (Hospital, about 12 miles away; SULLIVAN, IL)

Amtrak station near Gays:

  • 7 miles: MATTOON (1718 BROADWAY) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Gays:

  • Lake Land College (about 7 miles; Mattoon, IL; Full-time enrollment: 7,499)
  • Eastern Illinois University (about 18 miles; Charleston, IL; FT enrollment: 9,414)
  • Richland Community College (about 37 miles; Decatur, IL; FT enrollment: 2,434)
  • Millikin University (about 37 miles; Decatur, IL; FT enrollment: 2,419)
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (about 48 miles; Champaign, IL; FT enrollment: 47,528)
  • Parkland College (about 48 miles; Champaign, IL; FT enrollment: 7,326)
  • Indiana State University (about 59 miles; Terre Haute, IN; FT enrollment: 10,925)

Private high school in Gays:

  • HERITAGE BAPTIST ACADEMY (Students: 16, Location: 717 FRONT ST, Grades: KG-10)

Points of interest:

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Church in Gays: Gays Christian Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: Branch Side Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Moultrie County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This village:

2.6 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:

75.5%
Whole state:

65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:

8.5%
Whole state:

6.3%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Gays:

Marital status in Gays, IL
  • Never married: 28.9%
  • Now married: 60.4%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 4.9%
  • Divorced: 5.8%

For population 25 years and over in Gays:

  • High school or higher: 92.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.8%
  • Unemployed: 5.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.1
Illinois average:

12.2

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Gays, IL (based on Moultrie County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant5,14830
Mainline Protestant2,3379
Catholic3962
Other3-
None6,962-
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: 2
Here:

1.40 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

0.70 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
This county:

4.19 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 6
Moultrie County:

4.19 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

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

9.2%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Moultrie County:

26.5%
State:

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

5.8%
Illinois:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

50.0%
Illinois:

48.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Gays:

49.0%
State:

45.7%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.9
Illinois:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

21.9%
Illinois:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Gays:

7.7%
Illinois:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Gays:

6.8
Illinois:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

37.0%
State:

33.2%

General health condition:
This city:

58.2%
State:

55.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Gays:

79.3%
State:

79.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Gays, 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
Other Government Administration 0$0 8$209
Financial Administration 0$0 1$44
Totals for Government 0$0 9$253

Gays government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Financial Administration: $16,000 ($60.84)
    Regular Highways: $3,000 ($11.41)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,000 ($11.41)

Gays government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,000 ($3.80)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($3.80)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $26,000 ($98.86)
    Highways: $8,000 ($30.42)
  • Tax - Property: $7,000 ($26.62)
    Other License: $1,000 ($3.80)

Gays government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $264,000 ($1003.80)

5.21% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($35,962 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.21%
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 Coles County, IL  1.03% ($32,912 average AGI)
from Macon County, IL  1.01% ($40,982)
from Douglas County, IL  0.99% ($43,127)

Strongest AM radio stations in Gays:

  • 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)
  • KMOX (1120 AM; 50 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WILL (580 AM; 5 kW; URBANA, IL; Owner: UNIV. OF ILLINOIS BOARD OF TRUSTEES)
  • WEIC (1270 AM; 1 kW; CHARLESTON, IL; Owner: COM-STAT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WIBC (1070 AM; 50 kW; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, 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.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WHAS (840 AM; 50 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Gays:

  • WLBH-FM (96.9 FM; MATTOON, IL; Owner: MATTOON BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMCI (101.3 FM; NEOGA, IL; Owner: THE CROMWELL GROUP, INC. OF ILLINOIS)
  • W201AD (88.1 FM; MATTOON, IL; Owner: ILLINOIS BIBLE INSTITUTE, INC.)
  • WWGO (92.1 FM; CHARLESTON, IL; Owner: WHQQ, INC)
  • WXET (107.9 FM; ARCOLA, IL; Owner: PREMIER BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WLKL (89.9 FM; MATTOON, IL; Owner: COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT #517)
  • WZNX (106.7 FM; SULLIVAN, IL; Owner: WSHY, INC.)
  • WHQQ (98.9 FM; NEOGA, IL; Owner: WSHY, INC.)
  • WEJT (105.1 FM; SHELBYVILLE, IL; Owner: THE CROMWELL GROUP, INC. OF ILLINOIS)
  • WCRC (95.7 FM; EFFINGHAM, IL; Owner: TWO PETAZ, INC.)
  • W204BG (88.7 FM; EFFINGHAM, IL; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WILL-FM (90.9 FM; URBANA, IL; Owner: UNIV. OF ILLINOIS BOARD OF TRUSTEES)
  • WRAN (98.3 FM; TOWER HILL, IL; Owner: KASKASKIA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCBH (104.3 FM; CASEY, IL; Owner: TWO PETAZ, INC.)
  • WKJT (102.3 FM; TEUTOPOLIS, IL; Owner: JOHN W. KIRBY)
  • WZUS (100.9 FM; MACON, IL; Owner: THE CROMWELL GROUP, INC. OF ILLINOIS)
  • WXEF (97.9 FM; EFFINGHAM, IL; Owner: PREMIER BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WEIU (88.9 FM; CHARLESTON, IL; Owner: EASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)
  • W263AQ (100.5 FM; MATTOON, IL; Owner: THE CROMWELL GROUP, INC. OF ILLINOIS)

TV broadcast stations around Gays:

  • WEIU-TV (Channel 51; CHARLESTON, IL; Owner: EASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)
  • 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)
  • WEIL-LP (Channel 54; EFFINGHAM, IL; Owner: BELIEVER'S BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WILL-TV (Channel 12; URBANA, IL; Owner: UNIV. OF ILLINOIS BD. OF TRUSTEES)

Gays fatal accident list:

Dec 14, 2015 11:30 PM, Sr-16 (1st St), Lat: 39.457089, Lon: -88.499583, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 12Number of bridges
  • 56ft / 16.6mTotal length
  • $523,000Total costs
  • 2,550Total average daily traffic
  • 224Total average daily truck traffic
  • 2,391Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
New bridges in Gays, IL - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11900-1909
  • 11920-1929
  • 11960-1969
  • 41980-1989
  • 21990-1999
  • 22000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Gays, IL

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Rr 1 Box 100 (Lat: 39.466694 Lon: -88.527556), Call Sign: WQX286,
    Assigned Frequencies: 464.475 MHz, Grant Date: 09/17/2015, Expiration Date: 10/28/2025, Registrant: 424 Cr 1500e, Gays, IL 61928, Phone: (217) 752-6213
  • Cedar Street (Lat: 39.457833 Lon: -88.496556), Type: Tank, Structure height: 31 m, Call Sign: WQTI789,
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.137 MHz, Grant Date: 02/11/2014, Expiration Date: 02/11/2024, Certifier: Edward Lane, Registrant: National License, 12591 Brompton Road, Carmel, IN 46033, Phone: (317) 564-8018, Fax: (317) 564-8335, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

4
  • CAYS GE, 748 S 1st St (Lat: 39.458139 Lon: -88.494806), Type: Silo, Structure height: 45.7 m, Call Sign: WQNA313,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11325.0 MHz, 11485.0 MHz, Grant Date: 11/22/2010, Expiration Date: 11/22/2020, Certifier: James E Coleman, Registrant: Shelby Electric Cooperative Inc, 1355 State Highway 128, Shelbyville, IL 62565, Phone: (217) 774-3986, Fax: (217) 774-3330, Email:
  • Gays WT, Lat: 39.499167 Lon: -88.489722, Type: Silo, Structure height: 39 m, Call Sign: WQPB460,
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz, Grant Date: 03/28/2012, Expiration Date: 03/28/2022, Certifier: Raymond P Reams, Registrant: Coles Moultrie Electric Cooperative, 104 Dewitt Avenue East, Mattoon, IL 61938-0709, Phone: (217) 235-0341, Fax: (217) 234-8342, Email:
  • Gays WT, Lat: 39.499167 Lon: -88.489722, Type: Silo, Structure height: 39 m, Call Sign: WQPB460,
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz, Grant Date: 03/28/2012, Expiration Date: 03/28/2022, Certifier: Raymond P Reams, Registrant: Coles Moultrie Electric Cooperative, 104 Dewitt Avenue East, Mattoon, IL 61938-0709, Phone: (217) 235-0341, Fax: (217) 234-8342, Email:
  • Gays WT, Lat: 39.499167 Lon: -88.489722, Type: Silo, Structure height: 39 m, Call Sign: WQPB460,
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz, Grant Date: 03/28/2012, Expiration Date: 03/28/2022, Certifier: Raymond P Reams, Registrant: Coles Moultrie Electric Cooperative, 104 Dewitt Avenue East, Mattoon, IL 61938-0709, Phone: (217) 235-0341, Fax: (217) 234-8342, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

5
  • Call Sign: K9JH, Grant Date: 09/19/1996, Expiration Date: 09/19/2006, Cancellation Date: 05/06/2004, Registrant: John T Hortenstine, Rr 1 Box 67, Gays, IL 61928-9726
  • Call Sign: KA9PRC, Grant Date: 02/07/1989, Expiration Date: 02/07/1999, Cancellation Date: 02/08/2001, Registrant: Scott J Mayer, Rr 2 Box 75, Gays, IL 61928
  • Call Sign: WB9WIT, Grant Date: 04/30/1998, Expiration Date: 04/30/2008, Cancellation Date: 05/01/2010, Registrant: Joy E Hortenstine, Rr 1 Box 67, Gays, IL 61928
  • Call Sign: KI6FCR, Licensee ID: L01181131, Grant Date: 07/19/2016, Expiration Date: 08/15/2026, Cancellation Date: 02/27/2018, Certifier: Daniel H Hines, Registrant: Daniel H Hines, 515 S Chestnut St, Gays, IL 61928
  • Call Sign: KD9ASR, Licensee ID: L01852622, Grant Date: 03/26/2014, Expiration Date: 03/26/2024, Certifier: Garry R Payton, Registrant: Garry R Payton, 1696 Cr 700 N, Gays, IL 61928

Most common first names in Gays, IL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary881.4 years
John679.8 years
James564.6 years
Margaret567.8 years
Marie577.0 years
Charles474.0 years
Frank475.7 years
Raymond473.7 years
Carl371.0 years
Harry368.6 years
Most common last names in Gays, IL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Hortenstine981.7 years
Waggoner674.5 years
Allen580.0 years
Peadro587.0 years
Prahl570.4 years
Alexander486.3 years
Glasscock484.0 years
Davis375.7 years
Gross369.7 years
Curry385.3 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Gays, IL
  • 89.5%Utility gas
  • 7.4%Electricity
  • 3.2%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Gays, IL
  • 55.0%Electricity
  • 45.0%Utility gas


Gays compared to Illinois state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage 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 below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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