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Golconda: Sloan House, Golconda, Illinois, built 1882 by Judge William P. Sloan Golconda: 213 E Chatham St., Golconda, IL Golconda: General view of Golconda, from the levee on the Ohio River
 

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Population in 2012: 637 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -12.3%
 

Males: 263  (41.4%)
Females: 374  (58.6%)

Median resident age:  45.7 years
Illinois median age:  39.6 years

Zip codes: 62938.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $24,152 (it was $19,000 in 2000)
Golconda:

$24,152
IL:

$55,137
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $15,990

Golconda city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $61,158 (it was $39,600 in 2000)
Golconda:

$61,158
IL:

$170,600
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $86,700; Detached houses: $100,533; Townhouses or other attached units: $78,386; In 2-unit structures: $78,386; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $160,335; Mobile homes: $28,504

Median gross rent in 2012: $392.

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  • White alone - 640 (95.8%)
  • Black alone - 11 (1.6%)
  • American Indian alone - 7 (1.0%)
  • Hispanic - 5 (0.7%)
  • Asian alone - 2 (0.3%)
  • Other race alone - 2 (0.3%)
  • Two or more races - 1 (0.1%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Golconda: 84.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (23.3%), Irish (18.2%), English (11.7%), United States (5.9%), Danish (4.1%), Polish (3.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 07/20/1923

Elevation: 352 feet

Land area: 0.56 square miles.

Population density: 1,129 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Golconda:

  • High school or higher: 87.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 6.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.0%
  • Unemployed: 5.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Golconda city:

  • Never married: 26.4%
  • Now married: 36.3%
  • Separated: 4.7%
  • Widowed: 13.3%
  • Divorced: 19.2%

4 residents are foreign born

This city:  0.6%
Illinois:  13.9%



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists there were 5 registered sex offenders living in Golconda, Illinois as of December 18, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Golconda to the number of sex offenders is 127 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,271 (2.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,047 (1.4%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Evansville, IN (66.5 miles , pop. 121,582).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Nashville-Davidson, TN (127.0 miles , pop. 545,524).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (312.6 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Carrsville, KY (2.6 miles) , Rosiclare, IL (3.0 miles ), Burna, KY (3.3 miles ), Eddyville, IL (3.3 miles) , Elizabethtown, IL (3.4 miles ), Tolu, KY (3.8 miles) , Salem, KY (3.9 miles ), Smithland, KY (4.0 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 0 buildings
  • 1998: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 1999: 1 building, cost: $50,000
  • 2000: 2 buildings, average cost: $92,500
  • 2001: 0 buildings
  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $118,000
  • 2003: 0 buildings
  • 2004: 0 buildings
  • 2005: 0 buildings
  • 2007: 0 buildings
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $161,100
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 0 buildings

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Latitude: 37.36 N, Longitude: 88.49 W

Area code: 618

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

11.3%
Illinois:

9.5%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -96 (-11.7%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Accommodation and food services (24%)
  • Retail trade (19%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (16%)
  • Construction (13%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (4%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (16%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Finance and insurance (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Public administration (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (13%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (11%)
  • Rail and water transportation workers (9%)
  • Carpenters (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Cashiers (10%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)

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Tornado activity:

Golconda-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Illinois state average. It is 148% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/6/2003, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 1.2 miles away from the Golconda city center killed 2 people and injured 33 people and caused $16 million in damages.

On 5/29/1982, a category F4 tornado 31.0 miles away from the city center killed 10 people and injured 181 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Golconda-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Illinois state average. It is 38% 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 82.1 miles away from the 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 57.9 miles away from Golconda 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 59.3 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 92.3 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 84.5 miles away from Golconda center
On 9/29/1987 at 00:04:56, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 49.5 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 Pope County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 2, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Green Berry Raum - Union Army general, James L. Alcorn - Confederate Army general, John R. Hodge - Army general.


Hospital/medical center in Golconda:

  • POPE COUNTY CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, 216 ROSALIE STREET, BOX 488)

Other hospitals/medical centers near Golconda:

  • WHISPERING OAKS (Hospital, about 10 miles away; ROSICLARE, IL)
  • SALEM SPRINGLAKE HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; SALEM, KY)
  • LIVINGSTON HOSPITAL AND HEALTHCARE SERVICES (Home Health Center, about 16 miles away; SALEM, KY)

Political contributions by individuals in Golconda, IL

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Golconda:

  • West Kentucky Community and Technical College (about 24 miles; Paducah, KY; Full-time enrollment: 2,353)
  • John A Logan College (about 43 miles; Carterville, IL; FT enrollment: 2,443)
  • Southern Illinois University Carbondale (about 48 miles; Carbondale, IL; FT enrollment: 16,261)
  • Murray State University (about 51 miles; Murray, KY; FT enrollment: 7,472)
  • Southeast Missouri State University (about 58 miles; Cape Girardeau, MO; FT enrollment: 7,475)
  • University of Southern Indiana (about 61 miles; Evansville, IN; FT enrollment: 8,149)
  • University of Evansville (about 68 miles; Evansville, IN; FT enrollment: 2,636)

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Public elementary/middle school in Golconda:

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Library in Golconda:

  • GOLCONDA PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $13,043; Location: 126 WEST MAIN STREET; 20,288 books; 363 audio materials; 187 video materials; 16 state licensed databases; 1 other licensed databases; 15 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Golconda: Barton Landing Light (A), Golconda Volunteer Fire Department (B), Pope County Volunteer Ambulance Service (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Golconda: Wagman Chapel (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Creek: Lusk Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Golconda: Golconda Historic District (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 
Pope County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 37.4. This is about average.
City:

37.4
U.S.:

32.0
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 1.26. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 15.3 miles away from the city center.
City:

1.26
U.S.:

2.43
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 16.2. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 21.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

16.2
U.S.:

22.1
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2001 was 0.102. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 20.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.102
U.S.:

0.640
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 4.86. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 21.7 miles away from the city center.
City:

4.86
U.S.:

9.39
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 11.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 22.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

11.4
U.S.:

9.6


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 28.4%
(21.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 28.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 29.2% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.0 people
Illinois:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  47.0%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  4.7%
Whole state:  6.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Golconda, IL

33 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
8 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010

People in group quarters in Golconda in 2000:

  • 55 people in nursing homes
  • 12 people in other group homes
  • 6 people in homes for the mentally ill

Golconda compared to Illinois state average:

  • Median household income significantly 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.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.


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Banks with branches in Golconda (2011 data):

  • Old National Bank: Golconda Branch at 229 E. Main Street, branch established on 1934/06/04. Info updated 2011/08/01: Bank assets: $8,467.9 mil, Deposits: $6,653.1 mil, headquarters in Evansville, IN, positive income, 195 total offices, Holding Company: Old National Bancorp
  • Area Bank: Branch at 121 East Main Street, P. O. Box 10, branch established on 2005/04/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $64.2 mil, Deposits: $56.8 mil, headquarters in Rosiclare, IL, positive income, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Hardin County Bancorp, Inc

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Golconda travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (79%)
  • Electricity (17%)
  • Other fuel (4%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Golconda city (based on Pope County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 44.94%
Here44.9%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchLutheran ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Other
Adherents75.0%10.0%6.0%5.8%3.3%
Congregations61.1%16.7%5.6%5.6%11.1%
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: 1
Pope County:

2.43 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 3
Pope County:

7.30 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 5
Here:

12.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.7%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Pope County:

27.4%
Illinois:

25.2%

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 1$318
Other Government Administration 0$0 7$747
Police Protection - Officers 1$2,097$25,1640$0
Streets and Highways 2$3,334$20,0040$0
Welfare 0$0 1$106
Water Supply 1$1,494$17,9281$447
Local Libraries 0$0 4$2,194
Totals for Government 4$6,925$20,77514$3,812

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

  • Construction - Housing & Community Development: $800,000 ($1255.89)
    General: $57,000 ($89.48)
  • Current Operations - Financial Administration: $164,000 ($257.46)
    Water Utilities: $164,000 ($257.46)
    Regular Highways: $37,000 ($58.08)
    Libraries: $15,000 ($23.55)
    Police Protection: $2,000 ($3.14)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $0 ($0.00)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Libraries: $9,000 ($14.13)
    Fire Protection: $7,000 ($10.99)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $125,000 ($196.23)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $30,000 ($47.10)

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

  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $46,000 ($72.21)
    Interest Earnings: $6,000 ($9.42)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $213,000 ($334.38)
  • State Intergovernmental - Housing & Community Development: $1,038,000 ($1629.51)
    All Other: $163,000 ($255.89)
    General Support: $117,000 ($183.67)
    Highways: $21,000 ($32.97)
  • Tax - Property: $48,000 ($75.35)
    NEC: $6,000 ($9.42)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $504,000 ($791.21)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $484,000 ($759.81)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $20,000 ($31.40)

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

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $31,000 ($48.67)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $445,000 ($698.59)

5.48% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($39,763 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.48%
Illinois average:

5.66%

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:
from Massac County, IL  0.75% ($38,727 average AGI)


5.60% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($32,183 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.60%
Illinois average:

5.99%

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:
to Massac County, IL  1.37% ($35,250 average AGI)
to Saline County, IL  0.89% ($39,385)
to Johnson County, IL  0.68% ($17,600)

Strongest AM radio stations in Golconda:

  • WPAD (1560 AM; 10 kW; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WDDD (810 AM; 10 kW; JOHNSTON CITY, IL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • WGGH (1150 AM; 5 kW; MARION, IL)
  • WCBL (1290 AM; 5 kW; BENTON, KY; Owner: JIM W. FREELAND)
  • WMOK (920 AM; 1 kW; METROPOLIS, IL; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • KXEN (1010 AM; 50 kW; FESTUS-ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BDJ RADIO ENTERPRISES, LLC)
  • WKDA (1200 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: RADIO NASHVILLE, INC.)
  • KMOX (1120 AM; 50 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WNQM (1300 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: WNQM. INC.)
  • WAMB (1160 AM; 50 kW; DONELSON, TN; Owner: GREAT SOUTHERN BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WKYX (570 AM; 1 kW; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WLAC (1510 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Golconda:

  • WLIE-FM (94.3 FM; GOLCONDA, IL; Owner: FOREVER COMMUNICATIONS INC)
  • WRIK-FM (98.3 FM; METROPOLIS, IL; Owner: SUN MEDIA, INC.)
  • WKYQ (93.3 FM; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WDDJ (96.9 FM; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WZZL (106.7 FM; REIDLAND, KY; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • WCCK (95.7 FM; CALVERT CITY, KY; Owner: JIM W. FREELAND DBA FREELAND BROADCASTING)
  • WOOZ-FM (99.9 FM; HARRISBURG, IL; Owner: ZIMMER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WVVR (100.3 FM; HOPKINSVILLE, KY; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF TUCKESSEE, LLC)
  • WREZ (105.5 FM; METROPOLIS, IL; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • WGCF (89.3 FM; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: CHRISTIAN BUSINESSMEN'S ASSOC, INC.)
  • WMJL-FM (102.7 FM; MARION, KY; Owner: JOEMYERS PRODUCTIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Golconda:

  • WDKA (Channel 49; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: WDKA ACQUISITION CORPORATION)
  • WPSD-TV (Channel 6; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: WPSD-TV, LLC)
  • WSIL-TV (Channel 3; HARRISBURG, IL; Owner: WSIL-TV, INC.)
  • WKPD (Channel 29; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • W54AE (Channel 54; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: TRI-STATE CHRISTIAN TV, INC.)
  • WQWQ-LP (Channel 9; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • KFVS-TV (Channel 12; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)

Golconda fatal accident list:

Oct 8, 2007 06:36 PM, Adams St, Rosalie, Lat: 37.358544, Lon: -88.490850, Vehicles: 1, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1


FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Golconda)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

24 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

5
  • 1 Mi Se Of Il Rt 146 (Lat: 37.357833 Lon: -88.483944), Structure height: 11 m, Call Sign: WNVD904, Licensee ID: L00006951
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.250 MHz, 151.280 MHz, 159.300 MHz, 159.420 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/12/2000, Expiration Date: 01/07/2011, Cancellation Date: 11/14/2001
    Registrant: State Of Illinois, 531 Sangamon Ave, Springfield, IL 62702, Phone: (618) 683-4545
  • Market Street County Jail (Lat: 37.355611 Lon: -88.497000), Call Sign: KSI827
    Assigned Frequencies: 39.4600 MHz, 39.5000 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/28/2004, Expiration Date: 10/23/2014
    Registrant: Business Radio Licensing, 26941 Cabot Road #134, Laguna Hills, CA 92653, Phone: (949) 348-8510
  • Approx .25 Mi N .25 Mi W (Lat: 37.373111 Lon: -88.483389), Call Sign: WQU767
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.930 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/20/1995, Expiration Date: 12/05/2000, Cancellation Date: 02/04/2001
    Registrant: Emerson Hacker, Rt 1 Box 12, Golconda, IL 62938
  • Job Corp Bps (Lat: 37.394500 Lon: -88.486167), Type: Pole, Structure height: 4 m, Call Sign: WPKI426
    Assigned Frequencies: 456.525 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/27/2012, Expiration Date: 03/30/2022, Certifier: Kenneth Richards
    Registrant: Millstone Water District, Eddyville, IL 62928, Phone: (618) 672-4228, Email:
  • Lat: 37.362500 Lon: -88.486667, Structure height: 0 m, Call Sign: WPUH792
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.025 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/07/2002, Expiration Date: 03/07/2012, Cancellation Date: 05/12/2012, Certifier: Chris Hahn
    Registrant: Business Radio Licensing, 26941 Cabot Road #134, Laguna Hills, CA 92653, Phone: (949) 348-8510, Fax: (949) 348-8514

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • GOLCONDA, 1.5 Mi N, Off Route 146 (Lat: 37.388250 Lon: -88.496944), Type: Tower, Structure height: 73.1 m, Overall height: 79.2 m, Call Sign: WPQN563
    Assigned Frequencies: 6851.25 MHz, 6855.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/02/2010, Expiration Date: 06/16/2020, Certifier: John T Scott Iii
    Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy, #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:
  • DIXON SPRING, Rt. 146 130521-16 (Lat: 37.379250 Lon: -88.662972), Type: Tower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 94.5 m, Call Sign: WQKJ228
    Assigned Frequencies: 6745.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/09/2009, Expiration Date: 06/09/2019, Certifier: Pamelia Y Hoof
    Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy, #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Golconda)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: MAULE M-5-210C (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 93 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO-360 SER (300 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8074W , Serial Number: 6012C, Year manufactured: 1974, Airworthiness Date: 08/03/1999
    Registrant (Individual): Ronald E Okerson, Rr 2 Box 131, Golconda, IL 62938
  • Aircraft: OKERSON R E RV-3 (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 91741 , Serial Number: 131, Year manufactured: 2002, Airworthiness Date: 10/12/2002
    Registrant (Individual): Ronald E Okerson, Rr 2 Box 131, Golconda, IL 62938


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 20
  • Hazardous Condition: 3
  • Good Intent Call: 3

Incident types - Golconda


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

Most common first names in Golconda, IL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James3674.7 years
John2879.0 years
William2772.4 years
Mary2477.7 years
Charles1873.9 years
Robert1675.7 years
George1377.9 years
Helen1281.4 years
Clarence1180.1 years
Martha1085.9 years
Most common last names in Golconda, IL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Taylor2275.5 years
Baker1480.8 years
Smith1374.9 years
Williams1376.7 years
Jones1377.6 years
Duncan1281.2 years
Cox1280.1 years
Davis1285.6 years
Joiner1174.8 years
Barger1179.0 years

Golconda on our top lists:

  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Other transportation, and support activities, and couriers"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in other group homes"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Book stores and news dealers"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Occupational and physical therapist assistants and aides"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in homes for the mentally ill"
  • #47 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers"
  • #62 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors"
  • #97 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2003"
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