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Population in 2012: 975 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +19.6%
 

Males: 469  (48.1%)
Females: 506  (51.9%)

Median resident age:  42.4 years
Illinois median age:  39.6 years

Zip codes: 61847.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $57,373 (it was $46,667 in 2000)
Gifford:

$57,373
IL:

$55,137
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $24,087

Gifford village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $117,589 (it was $84,000 in 2000)
Gifford:

$117,589
IL:

$170,600
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $119,971; Detached houses: $120,347; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $135,995; Mobile homes: $30,147

Median gross rent in 2012: $677.

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  • White alone - 949 (97.3%)
  • Hispanic - 16 (1.6%)
  • Black alone - 4 (0.4%)
  • Asian alone - 3 (0.3%)
  • Two or more races - 3 (0.3%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Gifford: 87.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (38.8%), Irish (12.3%), English (9.3%), Scottish (5.1%), Swedish (4.5%), United States (3.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 05/20/1954

Elevation: 801 feet

Land area: 0.63 square miles.

Population density: 1,541 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Gifford:

  • High school or higher: 91.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 23.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.9%
  • Unemployed: 7.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Gifford village:

  • Never married: 17.8%
  • Now married: 61.2%
  • Separated: 0.3%
  • Widowed: 13.9%
  • Divorced: 6.8%

17 residents are foreign born (0.6% Asia).

This village:  2.4%
Illinois:  13.9%



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Gifford, Illinois as of July 29, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Gifford to the number of sex offenders is 975 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,571 (2.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $3,138 (2.4%)

Gifford satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Champaign, IL (18.4 miles , pop. 67,518).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Indianapolis, IN (105.5 miles , pop. 781,870).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (107.6 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Penfield, IL (2.0 miles) , Rantoul, IL (2.6 miles ), Ludlow, IL (2.8 miles ), Royal, IL (2.9 miles ), Thomasboro, IL (3.1 miles ), Paxton, IL (3.3 miles ), Potomac, IL (3.4 miles ), Rankin, IL (3.6 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 16 buildings, average cost: $71,400
  • 1998: 18 buildings, average cost: $71,400
  • 1999: 19 buildings, average cost: $71,400
  • 2000: 18 buildings, average cost: $71,400
  • 2001: 18 buildings, average cost: $71,400
  • 2002: 20 buildings, average cost: $71,400
  • 2003: 21 buildings, average cost: $71,400
  • 2004: 10 buildings, average cost: $162,500
  • 2005: 6 buildings, average cost: $190,000
  • 2006: 0 buildings
  • 2007: 4 buildings, average cost: $187,500
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $300,000
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $200,000
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $180,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 40.31 N, Longitude: 88.02 W

Area code: 217

Gifford household income distribution Gifford home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Gifford by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 0000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 1100000000000
per 100,000 122.7122.70.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Robberies 0000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Assaults 6233000000101
per 100,000 736.2245.4368.1333.00.00.00.00.00.00.0100.20.0102.4
Burglaries 5188300003000
per 100,000 613.5122.7981.6887.9318.50.00.00.00.0302.10.00.00.0
Thefts 158771311012371
per 100,000 1840.5981.6858.9776.9106.2304.0100.1100.50.01208.5300.6715.7102.4
Auto thefts 3100000002000
per 100,000 368.1122.70.00.00.00.00.00.00.0201.40.00.00.0
Arson 0000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 407.4213.3183.9166.427.612.74.24.20.089.133.429.825.6

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Crime rate in Gifford detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 1 (1 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.02
Illinois average:

2.78

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

8.9%
Illinois:

9.5%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -46 (-5.3%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (22%)
  • Construction (17%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Educational services (22%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Finance and insurance (12%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Manufacturing (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (12%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Material moving workers except supervisors and laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (12%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (9%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)
  • Operations specialties managers except financial managers (3%)

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Tornado activity:

Gifford-area historical tornado activity is above Illinois state average. It is 169% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/20/1976, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 19.5 miles away from the Gifford village center injured 18 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/19/1996, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 12.8 miles away from the village center killed one person and injured 13 people.

Earthquake activity:

Gifford-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Illinois state average. It is 96% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 92.0 miles away from the city center
On 4/14/2000 at 03:54:20, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 77.3 miles away from Gifford center
On 12/20/1990 at 14:04:17, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 87.9 miles away from the city center
On 12/17/1990 at 05:24:59, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 MD, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 54.2 miles away from the city center
On 12/16/1996 at 01:58:31, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 64.8 miles away from Gifford center
On 4/24/1990 at 09:41:24, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 53.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Champaign County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 6, Floods: 4, Tornadoes: 3, Snow: 1, Storm: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Gifford topographic map

Birthplace of: Mike Frerichs - Politician.


Hospital/medical center in Gifford:

  • COUNTRY HEALTH (Nursing Home, RURAL ROUTE 1 BOX 14)

Other hospitals/medical centers near Gifford:

  • ILLINOIS KNIGHTS TEMPLAR HOME (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; PAXTON, IL)
  • PAXTON COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 12 miles away; PAXTON, IL)
  • HEARTLAND OF PAXTON (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; PAXTON, IL)

Political contributions by individuals in Gifford, IL

Amtrak stations near Gifford:

  • 8 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.
  • 18 miles: CHAMPAIGN-URBANA (CHAMPAIGN, 116 N. CHESTNUT ST.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, intercity bus service, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Gifford:

  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (about 18 miles; Champaign, IL; Full-time enrollment: 39,877)
  • Parkland College (about 19 miles; Champaign, IL; FT enrollment: 4,831)
  • Illinois Wesleyan University (about 53 miles; Bloomington, IL; FT enrollment: 2,057)
  • Illinois State University (about 53 miles; Normal, IL; FT enrollment: 18,494)
  • Heartland Community College (about 55 miles; Normal, IL; FT enrollment: 2,524)
  • Eastern Illinois University (about 58 miles; Charleston, IL; FT enrollment: 9,940)
  • Purdue University-Main Campus (about 59 miles; West Lafayette, IN; FT enrollment: 36,422)

Public elementary/middle school in Gifford:

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User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Gifford United Methodist Church 351 West Plumb Gifford, Il. 61847 Worship 8:30 AM, Sunday School 9:45, Youth meet 2nd & 4th Sunday evening

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Church in Gifford: Saint Pauls Lutheran Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Gifford: Roessler Memorial Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 
Champaign County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 34.3. This is about average.
City:

34.3
U.S.:

32.0
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 26.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.8 miles away from the city center.
City:

26.7
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 10.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.8 miles away from the city center.
City:

10.5
U.S.:

9.6


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 6.8%
(7.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This village:  2.5 people
Illinois:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  71.1%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  6.0%
Whole state:  6.3%

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Gifford, IL

56 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
79 people in nursing homes in 2000

Gifford compared to Illinois 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 significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.


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Banks with branches in Gifford (2011 data):

  • The Gifford State Bank: at 304 South Main Street, branch established on 1885/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $114.7 mil, Deposits: $103.6 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Gifford Bancorp, Inc. Employee Stock Ownership Plan

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School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Gifford travel time to work - commute


Gifford mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (81%)
  • Electricity (17%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Gifford village (based on Champaign County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 41.83%
Here41.8%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaAssemblies of GodChristian Churches and Churches of Christ
Adherents26.0%11.7%10.5%5.4%5.0%
Congregations10.4%17.9%6.4%2.9%6.4%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)Lutheran ChurchVineyard USA Non-Charismatic Churches IndependentOther
Adherents4.7%4.5%3.7%3.0%25.5%
Congregations5.2%4.6%0.6%1.2%44.5%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 33
Champaign County:

1.71 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
This county:

0.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.08 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 8
Champaign County:

0.41 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 67
Champaign County:

3.47 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 154
Here:

7.98 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.9%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Champaign County:

27.6%
Illinois:

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

9.5%
State:

14.5%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 3$1,184
Other Government Administration 0$0 2$497
Police Protection - Officers 1$3,069$36,8284$1,151
Parks and Recreation 0$0 1$468
Water Supply 1$3,914$46,9681$123
Totals for Government 2$6,983$41,89811$3,423

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

  • Current Operations - Financial Administration: $125,000 ($128.21)
    Water Utilities: $111,000 ($113.85)
    Sewerage: $60,000 ($61.54)
    Police Protection: $59,000 ($60.51)
    Regular Highways: $25,000 ($25.64)
    Parks & Recreation: $8,000 ($8.21)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $3,000 ($3.08)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $42,000 ($43.08)
    Police Protection: $20,000 ($20.51)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $100,000 ($102.56)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $18,000 ($18.46)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $100,000 ($102.56)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $12,000 ($12.31)
    Interest Earnings: $10,000 ($10.26)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $71,000 ($72.82)
  • State Intergovernmental - Water Utilities: $139,000 ($142.56)
    General Support: $127,000 ($130.26)
    Highways: $23,000 ($23.59)
  • Tax - Property: $64,000 ($65.64)
    NEC: $5,000 ($5.13)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $300,000 ($307.69)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $44,000 ($45.13)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $38,000 ($38.97)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $288,000 ($295.38)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $12,000 ($12.31)
    Other, NEC: $6,000 ($6.15)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $332,000 ($340.51)

8.46% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($33,370 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.46%
Illinois average:

5.66%

1.06% of residents moved from foreign countries ($832 average AGI)
Champaign County:

1.06%
Illinois average:

0.19%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Cook County, IL  0.70% ($31,619 average AGI)
from Vermilion County, IL  0.40% ($33,082)
from Piatt County, IL  0.23% ($31,682)


8.18% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($39,879 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.18%
Illinois average:

5.99%

0.25% of residents moved to foreign countries ($728 average AGI)
Champaign County:

0.25%
Illinois average:

0.07%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Cook County, IL  0.98% ($27,625 average AGI)
to Vermilion County, IL  0.30% ($29,030)
to Piatt County, IL  0.26% ($38,417)

Strongest AM radio stations in Gifford:

  • 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)
  • WIBC (1070 AM; 50 kW; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: EMMIS RADIO 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.)
  • WJCI (1460 AM; 1 kW; RANTOUL, IL)
  • 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)
  • WOWO (1190 AM; 50 kW; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WDWS (1400 AM; 1 kW; CHAMPAIGN, IL; Owner: D.W.S., INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Gifford:

  • WEVX (95.3 FM; RANTOUL, IL; Owner: AAA ENTERTAINMENT LICENSING LLC)
  • WBGL (91.7 FM; CHAMPAIGN, IL; Owner: ILLINOIS BIBLE INSTITUTE,INC)
  • WGKC (105.9 FM; MAHOMET, IL; Owner: AAA ENTERTAINMENT LICENSING LLC)
  • WPXN (104.9 FM; PAXTON, IL; Owner: PAXTON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WQQB (96.1 FM; RANTOUL, IL; Owner: AAA ENTERTAINMENT LICENSING LLC)
  • WGNJ (89.3 FM; ST. JOSEPH, IL; Owner: GOOD NEWS RADIO, INC.)
  • WXLS (99.1 FM; DANVILLE, IL; Owner: I.A.I. BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WLRW (94.5 FM; CHAMPAIGN, IL; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ILLINOIS, LLC)
  • WKIO (92.5 FM; URBANA, IL; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ILLINOIS, LLC)
  • WIXY (100.3 FM; CHAMPAIGN, IL; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ILLINOIS, LLC)
  • WEFT (90.1 FM; CHAMPAIGN, IL; Owner: WEFT/PRAIRIE AIR, INC.)
  • WHMS-FM (97.5 FM; CHAMPAIGN, IL; Owner: D.W.S., INC.)
  • WPCD (88.7 FM; CHAMPAIGN, IL; Owner: PARKLAND COLLEGE)
  • WILL-FM (90.9 FM; URBANA, IL; Owner: UNIV. OF ILLINOIS BOARD OF TRUSTEES)
  • WGNN (102.5 FM; FISHER, IL; Owner: GOOD NEWS RADIO, INC)
  • WDNL (102.1 FM; DANVILLE, IL; Owner: NEUHOFF BROADCASTING - DANVILLE, INC)
  • WWHP (98.3 FM; FARMER CITY, IL; Owner: WMS1, INC.)
  • WHPO (100.9 FM; HOOPESTON, IL; Owner: MARKET STREET BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WPGU (107.1 FM; URBANA, IL; Owner: ILLINI MEDIA COMPANY)
  • WGCY (106.3 FM; GIBSON CITY, IL; Owner: F & G BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Gifford:

  • WCCU (Channel 27; URBANA, IL; Owner: URBANA-CHAMPAIGN BROADCASTING PARTNERS)
  • WICD (Channel 15; CHAMPAIGN, IL; Owner: WICD LICENSEE, LLC)
  • 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)
  • W58DA (Channel 58; CHAMPAIGN, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W07DD (Channel 7; CHAMPAIGN, IL; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • 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)
  • W32CM (Channel 32; CHAMPAIGN, IL; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WBXC-CA (Channel 46; CHAMPAIGN/URBANA, IL; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)


FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2
  • 5,500' Ne Of State Route 136 And Main Ave. (Lat: 40.326972 Lon: -88.027528), Type: Tower, Structure height: 60 m, Overall height: 56.1 m, Call Sign: KNKA469
    Assigned Frequencies: 880.020 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 846.510 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/05/2008, Expiration Date: 01/22/2018
    Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy, #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:
  • 2377 County Road 3000 North (Lat: 40.312694 Lon: -88.006778), Type: Mast, Structure height: 46 m, Overall height: 49.7 m, Call Sign: KNKA478
    Assigned Frequencies: 869.040 MHz, 869.040 MHz, 869.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/06/2007, Expiration Date: 10/01/2017, Certifier: Michael P Goggin
    Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 1120 20th Street, Nw - Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (469) 229-7471, Fax: (469) 229-7297, Email:

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • 108 E Center St (Lat: 40.307806 Lon: -88.023083), Call Sign: KNCR747
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.120 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/23/1997, Expiration Date: 03/04/2002, Cancellation Date: 05/05/2002
    Registrant: Compromise, Township Of, Box 337, Gifford, IL 61847, Phone: (217) 568-7900
  • Gifford Substa Sta 72 1.5 Mi Nw (Lat: 40.328083 Lon: -88.024750), Call Sign: WGZ953, Licensee ID: L00026067
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.471 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/05/2011, Expiration Date: 09/16/2021
    Registrant: Prairie Power Inc., 2103 South Main, Jacksonville, IL 62650, Phone: (217) 245-6161, Fax: (217) 245-1705, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: N9MNT, Licensee ID: L00372856
    Grant Date: 02/11/2011, Expiration Date: 05/05/2021, Certifier: Joe H Kerr Jr
    Registrant: Joe H Kerr Jr, 302 W Summit, Gifford, IL 61847
  • Call Sign: WB9GZW, Licensee ID: L00583577
    Grant Date: 02/02/2012, Expiration Date: 11/13/2021, Certifier: Michael B Busboom
    Registrant: Michael B Busboom, 2316 County Rd 2800 N, Gifford, IL 61847

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: TAYLORCRAFT BC12-65 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 78 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C65 SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 27406 , Serial Number: 2048, Year manufactured: 1940, Airworthiness Date: 05/12/1956
    Registrant (Individual): William R Claxon, 205 Willard St, Gifford, IL 61847
  • Aircraft: ENGINEERING & RESEARCH ERCOUPE 415-C (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C75 SERIES (75 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 94107 , Serial Number: 1430, Year manufactured: 1946, Airworthiness Date: 10/20/1955
    Registrant (Individual): William R Claxon, 205 Willard St, Gifford, IL 61847



Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2003
(Based on 1 partial tract)
C) Refinancings
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$42,800
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0104.00

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 14
  • Hazardous Condition: 1

Incident types - Gifford


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Gifford, IL

Most common first names in Gifford, IL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Anna1980.9 years
John1579.1 years
William1377.8 years
Mary1279.6 years
Robert1082.8 years
George976.5 years
Henry879.9 years
Grace790.6 years
Ernest676.0 years
Marie685.5 years
Most common last names in Gifford, IL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson1679.3 years
Busboom1679.7 years
Duitsman780.1 years
Bruns774.7 years
Huls776.0 years
Saathoff685.8 years
Schluter678.3 years
Smith683.6 years
Ehmen575.8 years
King481.5 years

Businesses in Gifford, IL

  • MasterBrand Cabinets: 1


Gifford on our top lists:

  • #67 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in nursing homes"
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