Gibson City, Illinois

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Population in 2014: 3,395 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Males: 1,579  (46.5%)
Females: 1,816  (53.5%)
Median resident age:  40.6 years
Illinois median age:  37.9 years

Zip codes: 60936.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $50,725
Gibson City:

$50,725
IL:

$60,960

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $26,615

Gibson City city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $103,813
Gibson City:

$103,813
IL:

$186,500

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $113,018; Detached houses: $117,788; Mobile homes: $25,596

Median gross rent in 2016: $582.

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  • Races in Gibson City, IL (2010)

    Gibson City races chart
    • 3,28296.3%White alone
    • 471.4%Hispanic
    • 371.1%Two or more races
    • 190.6%Black alone
    • 130.4%Asian alone
    • 50.1%American Indian alone
    • 40.1%Other race alone

Races in Gibson City detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Gibson City: 86.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (34.2%), American (26.8%), English (3.8%), Irish (3.6%), Swedish (2.0%), Polish (1.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 752 feet

Gibson City,IL real estate house value index trend

Gibson City, Illinois map

For population 25 years and over in Gibson City:

  • High school or higher: 87.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Gibson City city:

  • Never married: 26.6%
  • Now married: 50.9%
  • Separated: 0.3%
  • Widowed: 9.7%
  • Divorced: 12.6%

9 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.3%
Illinois:

13.9%



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists there were 6 registered sex offenders living in Gibson City, Illinois as of December 16, 2018.
The ratio of number of residents in Gibson City to the number of sex offenders is 568 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $2,366 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $1,894 (1.9%)

Gibson City satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Champaign, IL (25.1 miles , pop. 67,518).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Chicago, IL (101.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Gibson, IL (0.3 miles ), Elliott, IL (2.3 miles ), Foosland, IL (2.8 miles) , Saybrook, IL (2.9 miles ), Sibley, IL (2.9 miles ), Melvin, IL (3.1 miles ), Fisher, IL (3.2 miles ), Anchor, IL (3.3 miles) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 5 buildings, average cost: $146,200
  • 2008: 12 buildings, average cost: $172,700
  • 2009: 12 buildings, average cost: $186,500
  • 2010: 5 buildings, average cost: $148,600
  • 2011: 4 buildings, average cost: $134,300
  • 2012: 4 buildings, average cost: $225,000
  • 2013: 2 buildings, average cost: $240,000
  • 2014: 4 buildings, average cost: $262,300

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 40.47 N, Longitude: 88.38 W

Area code: 217

Gibson City household income distribution Gibson City home values distribution

Crime rates in Gibson City by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Murders 000100000001000
per 100,000 0.00.00.030.20.00.00.00.00.00.00.029.50.00.00.0
Rapes 336010000220012
per 100,000 88.990.2182.70.030.50.00.00.00.058.559.10.00.029.558.7
Robberies 0002000071000110
per 100,000 0.00.00.060.50.00.00.00.0217.3292.70.00.029.929.50.0
Assaults 44756471100324138
per 100,000 118.6120.3213.2151.1182.9120.8211.2334.70.00.088.759.0119.7383.5234.7
Burglaries 212112191922151321201214311311
per 100,000 622.6631.6365.4574.4579.1664.5452.6395.5652.0585.3354.7413.2927.6383.5322.8
Theft 505036325488545739222827252622
per 100,000 1,482.41,503.81,096.2967.41,645.82,657.81,629.51,734.11,210.8643.8827.7796.9748.1767.0645.5
Auto thefts 115012202100000
per 100,000 29.630.1152.30.030.560.460.40.062.129.30.00.00.00.00.0
Arson 002000100000003
per 100,000 0.00.060.90.00.00.030.20.00.00.00.00.00.00.088.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 280.5) 152.5154.7206.1187.7169.8181.8143.9164.0164.2203.7123.0131.6127.8166.7142.3

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Crime rate in Gibson City detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 8 (6 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.76
Illinois average:

2.81
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.6%
Illinois:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (26%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Wholesale trade (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (41%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (16%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (13%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (16%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (13%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (10%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (8%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)

Work and jobs in Gibson City: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Tornado activity:

Gibson City-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Illinois state average. It is 86% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1974, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 9.1 miles away from the Gibson City city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 5/5/1977, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 40.3 miles away from the city center injured 2 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Gibson City-area historical earthquake activity is near Illinois state average. It is 83% 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 141.7 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 116.7 miles away from Gibson City 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 174.4 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 140.5 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 130.4 miles away from Gibson City center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 74.0 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 Ford County (6) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Gibson City topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Gibson City:

  • GIBSON COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Other, provides emergency services, 1120 N MELVIN STREET)
  • HERITAGE HEALTH-GIBSON CITY (620 EAST FIRST STREET)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Gibson City:

  • ASTA CARE CENTER OF COLFAX (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; COLFAX, IL)
  • PAXTON COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 15 miles away; PAXTON, IL)
  • HEARTLAND OF PAXTON (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; PAXTON, IL)
  • ILLINOIS KNIGHTS TEMPLAR HOME (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; PAXTON, IL)
  • ASTA CARE CENTER - FORD COUNTY (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; PAXTON, IL)

Airports and heliports located in Gibson City:

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Amtrak station near Gibson City:

  • 16 miles: RANTOUL (RNATOUL, N. KENTUCKY ST.) . Services: partially wheelchair accessible, 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 Gibson City:

  • Parkland College (about 24 miles; Champaign, IL; Full-time enrollment: 7,326)
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (about 26 miles; Champaign, IL; FT enrollment: 47,528)
  • Illinois Wesleyan University (about 33 miles; Bloomington, IL; FT enrollment: 2,323)
  • Illinois State University (about 33 miles; Normal, IL; FT enrollment: 18,804)
  • Heartland Community College (about 34 miles; Normal, IL; FT enrollment: 3,958)
  • Danville Area Community College (about 48 miles; Danville, IL; FT enrollment: 2,229)
  • Richland Community College (about 49 miles; Decatur, IL; FT enrollment: 2,434)

Public high school in Gibson City:

Public elementary/middle schools in Gibson City:

See full list of schools located in Gibson City

Library in Gibson City:

  • MOYER DISTRICT LIBRARY (Operating income: $259,040; Location: 307 NORTH SANGAMON AVENUE; 34,788 books; 1,388 audio materials; 1,748 video materials; 2 local licensed databases; 14 state licensed databases; 1 other licensed databases; 54 print serial subscriptions)

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Hotel: Gibson City Inn (201 West 1st Street).

Ford 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 60.4. This is better than average.

City:

60.4
U.S.:

74.7

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2000 was 2.04. This is about average. Closest monitor was 24.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.04
U.S.:

1.91

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 26.0. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 18.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.0
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 9.92. This is about average. Closest monitor was 24.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.92
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 16.8%
(16.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
Illinois:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  60.6%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  7.3%
Whole state:  6.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households
58 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010

Banks with branches in Gibson City (2011 data):

  • Heartland Bank and Trust Company: 130 North Church Street Branch at 130 North Church Street, branch established on 1900/01/01. Info updated 2011/08/08: Bank assets: $1,943.8 mil, Deposits: $1,632.9 mil, headquarters in Bloomington, IL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 49 total offices, Holding Company: Heartland Bancorp, Inc.
  • Bank of Gibson City: Bank Of Gibson City at 804 South Sangamon Avenue, branch established on 1979/04/09. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $66.8 mil, Deposits: $56.1 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 1 total offices, Holding Company: Longview Capital Corporation
  • Busey Bank: Gibson City Branch at 402 North Sangamon Avenue, branch established on 1905/01/01. Info updated 2010/01/25: Bank assets: $3,345.6 mil, Deposits: $2,767.4 mil, headquarters in Champaign, IL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 49 total offices, Holding Company: First Busey Corporation

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.5
Illinois average:

12.1

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Religion statistics for Gibson City city (based on Ford County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant3,66618
Evangelical Protestant2,23914
Catholic1,7715
Other4-
None6,401-
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: 4
Ford County:

2.83 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Ford County:

1.42 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
Ford County:

5.67 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 16
Here:

11.34 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.7%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Ford County:

27.0%
Illinois:

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

11.9%
State:

14.5%
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 4$9,347$28,0411$1,147
Other Government Administration 0$0 10$1,707
Police Protection - Officers 7$27,854$47,7503$1,732
Streets and Highways 5$16,592$39,8214$367
Sewerage 2$7,349$44,0940$0
Water Supply 2$5,755$34,5300$0
Totals for Government 20$66,897$40,13818$4,953

6.14% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,889 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.14%
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  1.75% ($28,582 average AGI)
from Iroquois County, IL  0.59% ($35,303)
from Livingston County, IL  0.43% ($34,875)


6.51% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,241 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.51%
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  1.73% ($28,443 average AGI)
to Iroquois County, IL  0.71% ($31,025)
to McLean County, IL  0.55% ($32,613)

Strongest AM radio stations in Gibson City:

  • WILL (580 AM; 5 kW; URBANA, IL; Owner: UNIV. OF ILLINOIS BOARD OF TRUSTEES)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • 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.)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WIBC (1070 AM; 50 kW; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KXEN (1010 AM; 50 kW; FESTUS-ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BDJ RADIO ENTERPRISES, LLC)
  • WVIV (1200 AM; 20 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLXX-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KMOX (1120 AM; 50 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WJCI (1460 AM; 1 kW; RANTOUL, IL)

Strongest FM radio stations in Gibson City:

  • WGCY (106.3 FM; GIBSON CITY, IL; Owner: F & G BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WWHP (98.3 FM; FARMER CITY, IL; Owner: WMS1, INC.)
  • WGNN (102.5 FM; FISHER, IL; Owner: GOOD NEWS RADIO, INC)
  • WGKC (105.9 FM; MAHOMET, IL; Owner: AAA ENTERTAINMENT LICENSING LLC)
  • WQQB (96.1 FM; RANTOUL, IL; Owner: AAA ENTERTAINMENT LICENSING LLC)
  • WYST (107.7 FM; FAIRBURY, IL; Owner: AAA ENTERTAINMENT LICENSING LLC)
  • WTRX-FM (93.7 FM; PONTIAC, IL; Owner: LIVINGSTON COUNTY BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WPXN (104.9 FM; PAXTON, IL; Owner: PAXTON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WILL-FM (90.9 FM; URBANA, IL; Owner: UNIV. OF ILLINOIS BOARD OF TRUSTEES)
  • WLRW (94.5 FM; CHAMPAIGN, IL; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ILLINOIS, LLC)
  • WEVX (95.3 FM; RANTOUL, IL; Owner: AAA ENTERTAINMENT LICENSING LLC)
  • WRPW (92.9 FM; COLFAX, IL; Owner: AAA ENTERTAINMENT LICENSING LLC)
  • WEFT (90.1 FM; CHAMPAIGN, IL; Owner: WEFT/PRAIRIE AIR, INC.)
  • WBGL (91.7 FM; CHAMPAIGN, IL; Owner: ILLINOIS BIBLE INSTITUTE,INC)
  • WPCD (88.7 FM; CHAMPAIGN, IL; Owner: PARKLAND COLLEGE)
  • WDQZ (99.5 FM; LEXINGTON, IL; Owner: AAA ENTERTAINMENT LICENSING, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Gibson City:

  • WCIA (Channel 3; CHAMPAIGN, IL; Owner: NEXSTAR BROADCASTING OF CHAMPAIGN, L.L.C.)
  • W52BR (Channel 52; CHAMPAIGN-URBANA, IL; Owner: MARCIA COHEN)
  • W34CD (Channel 34; QUINCY, IL; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WICD (Channel 15; CHAMPAIGN, IL; Owner: WICD LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WILL-TV (Channel 12; URBANA, IL; Owner: UNIV. OF ILLINOIS BD. OF TRUSTEES)
  • WBUI (Channel 23; DECATUR, IL; Owner: ACME TV LICENSES OF ILLINOIS, LLC)
  • WAND (Channel 17; DECATUR, IL; Owner: WAND(TV) PARTNERSHIP)
  • W07DD (Channel 7; CHAMPAIGN, IL; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W58DA (Channel 58; CHAMPAIGN, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WYZZ-TV (Channel 43; BLOOMINGTON, IL; Owner: WYZZ LICENSEE, INC.)
  • WCCU (Channel 27; URBANA, IL; Owner: URBANA-CHAMPAIGN BROADCASTING PARTNERS)
Gibson City fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2014

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2014 (per 100,000 population)


Gibson City fatal accident list:

Aug 3, 2006 10:19 PM, Sr-9, Lat: 40.45690, Lon: -88.37664, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Oct 29, 1998 09:45 AM, Sr-9, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Businesses in Gibson City, IL
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1H&R Block1
Alco Stores1McDonald's1
Curves1Pizza Hut1
Dairy Queen1RadioShack1
FedEx1Subway1
Ford1

Gibson City 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.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
There are 12 pilots and 5 other airmen in this city.
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