Golconda, Illinois

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Population in 2019: 631 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -13.1%
 
Males: 334  (53.1%)
Females: 297  (46.9%)
Median resident age:

52.3 years
Illinois median age:

38.6 years

Zip codes: 62938.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $28,076 (it was $19,000 in 2000)
Golconda:

$28,076
IL:

$69,187

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $17,668 (it was $14,698 in 2000)

Golconda city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $94,821 (it was $39,600 in 2000)
Golconda:

$94,821
IL:

$209,100

Median gross rent in 2019: $284.

March 2019 cost of living index in Golconda: 84.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 35.3%
(33.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 84.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents)

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  • Races in Golconda, IL (2019)
    • 76493.4%White alone
    • 192.3%Hispanic
    • 151.8%Black alone
    • 121.5%Two or more races

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According to our research of Illinois and other state lists, there were 6 registered sex offenders living in Golconda, Illinois as of February 01, 2023.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Golconda is 136 to 1.


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Ancestries: German (24.9%), English (20.5%), American (10.7%), Irish (5.2%), Italian (4.9%), Iranian (2.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 07/20/1923

Elevation: 352 feet

Land area: 0.56 square miles.

Population density: 1,119 people per square mile   (low).

Golconda, Illinois map

12 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.5%
Illinois:

14.1%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,321 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,451 (1.6%)

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

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Metropolitan Government, TN (126.8 miles , pop. 569,891).

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 )

Latitude: 37.36 N, Longitude: 88.49 W

Area code: 618

Distribution of median household income in Golconda, IL in 2019
Distribution of house value in Golconda, IL in 2019
Golconda satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1998: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 1999: 1 building, cost: $50,000
  • 2000: 2 buildings, average cost: $92,500
  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $118,000
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $161,100
Number of permits per 10,000 Golconda, IL residents
Average permit cost in Golconda, IL
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

4.9%
Illinois:

6.5%
Most common industries in Golconda, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (9.8%)
  • Other transportation, support activities, couriers (7.9%)
  • Public administration (7.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.9%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (5.5%)
  • Educational services (5.1%)
  • Construction (5.1%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Other transportation, support activities, couriers (14.2%)
  • Construction (10.8%)
  • Truck transportation (6.7%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (5.8%)
  • Public administration (5.8%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.8%)
  • Repair & maintenance (5.8%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (17.2%)
  • Public administration (9.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.2%)
  • Social assistance (7.5%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (6.7%)
  • Gasoline stations (6.0%)
  • Educational services (6.0%)
Most common occupations in Golconda, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (8.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.9%)
  • Cashiers (5.1%)
  • Rail and water transportation workers (4.3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.9%)
  • Carpenters (3.9%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (12.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (10.8%)
  • Rail and water transportation workers (9.2%)
  • Carpenters (8.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.8%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Cashiers (9.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.0%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6.0%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5.2%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.2%)

Average climate in Golconda, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Golconda, Illinois average temperatures Golconda, Illinois average precipitation Golconda, Illinois humidity Golconda, Illinois wind speed Golconda, Illinois snowfall Golconda, Illinois sunshine Golconda, Illinois clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 74.1. This is about average.

City:

74.1
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2000 was 0.102. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 20.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.102
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 4.67. This is about average. Closest monitor was 19.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

4.67
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.186. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 15.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.186
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 29.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.3
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 9.74. This is about average. Closest monitor was 21.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.74
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Golconda-area historical tornado activity is near Illinois state average. It is 67% 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 290% greater 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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 82.1 miles away from Golconda center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) 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) 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 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 106.0 miles away from Golconda 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 Golconda 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 (11) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 7, Floods: 6, Tornadoes: 3, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Golconda topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Golconda:

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

Other hospitals and 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)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Golconda:

  • West Kentucky Community and Technical College (about 24 miles; Paducah, KY; Full-time enrollment: 4,107)
  • John A Logan College (about 43 miles; Carterville, IL; FT enrollment: 3,995)
  • Southern Illinois University-Carbondale (about 48 miles; Carbondale, IL; FT enrollment: 14,539)
  • Murray State University (about 53 miles; Murray, KY; FT enrollment: 8,930)
  • Madisonville Community College (about 54 miles; Madisonville, KY; FT enrollment: 2,082)
  • Southeast Missouri State University (about 58 miles; Cape Girardeau, MO; FT enrollment: 9,678)
  • Rend Lake College (about 59 miles; Ina, IL; FT enrollment: 2,778)

Public high school in Golconda:

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)

Points of interest:

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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

Birthplace of: Green Berry Raum - Union Army general, James L. Alcorn - Confederate Army general, John R. Hodge - Army general.

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

Drinking water stations with addresses in Golconda and their reported violations in the past:

USFS BELL SMITH SPRINGS REDBUD (Population served: 25, Purch groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 5 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
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
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

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

For population 15 years and over in Golconda:

Marital status in Golconda, IL
  • Never married: 29.1%
  • Now married: 41.0%
  • Separated: 3.6%
  • Widowed: 8.4%
  • Divorced: 18.0%

For population 25 years and over in Golconda:

  • High school or higher: 72.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.9%
  • Unemployed: 12.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.6
Illinois average:

12.0

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Golconda
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Golconda, IL (based on Pope County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant1,1059
Mainline Protestant992
Other2-
None3,264-
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: 1
This county:

2.43 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.30 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

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

12.17 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

9.7%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Pope County:

27.4%
Illinois:

25.2%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Golconda:

50.1%
Illinois:

49.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

44.0%
State:

47.2%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.8
State:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Golconda:

17.6%
Illinois:

20.5%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

8.0%
State:

10.8%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Golconda:

6.9
Illinois:

6.8

Overweight people:
Golconda:

27.9%
Illinois:

33.4%

General health condition:
Golconda:

57.0%
Illinois:

56.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Golconda:

72.2%
State:

79.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Golconda, IL Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Streets and Highways 2$4,320$25,9200$0
Other Government Administration 1$2,152$25,82411$1,165
Police Protection - Officers 1$2,560$30,7200$0
Firefighters 0$0 8$138
Local Libraries 0$0 4$1,802
Totals for Government 4$9,032$27,09623$3,104

Golconda government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Financial Administration: $291,000 ($461.17)
    Housing and Community Development: $263,000 ($416.80)
    Water Utilities: $247,000 ($391.44)
    Regular Highways: $15,000 ($23.77)
    Libraries: $14,000 ($22.19)
    Police Protection: $12,000 ($19.02)
    Local Fire Protection: $4,000 ($6.34)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $1,000 ($1.58)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,000 ($1.58)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,000 ($3.17)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff Services: $9,000 ($14.26)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $187,000 ($296.35)

Golconda government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Parks and Recreation: $2,000 ($3.17)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $263,000 ($416.80)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $2,000 ($3.17)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $21,000 ($33.28)
    Interest Earnings: $3,000 ($4.75)
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,000 ($1.58)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $312,000 ($494.45)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $159,000 ($251.98)
    Highways: $17,000 ($26.94)
    Other: $1,000 ($1.58)
  • Tax - Property: $75,000 ($118.86)
    Other License: $38,000 ($60.22)
    Public Utilities Sales: $4,000 ($6.34)
    Other Selective Sales: $1,000 ($1.58)

Golconda government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $26,000 ($41.20)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $19,000 ($30.11)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,000 ($11.09)

Golconda government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $793,000 ($1256.74)

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:

Mar 16, 2014 04:31 PM, Sr-145, Lat: 37.336467, Lon: -88.674789, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 1
Oct 8, 2007 06:36 PM, Adams St, Rosalie, Lat: 37.358544, Lon: -88.490850, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 6Number of bridges
  • 79ft / 23.5mTotal length
  • 4,975Total average daily traffic
  • 704Total average daily truck traffic
  • 4,883Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

6
  • 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, Cancellation Date: 12/27/2014, 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
  • 23 Trovillion Lane (Lat: 37.365806 Lon: -88.674500), Call Sign: WRFN664,
    Assigned Frequencies: 464.162 MHz, Grant Date: 04/03/2020, Expiration Date: 04/03/2030, Certifier: Scott Trovillion, Registrant: Tbs Electronics, Inc., 5225 Sw Topeka Blvd, Topeka, KS 66609, Phone: (785) 862-7450, Fax: (785) 862-7647, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • 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: 6855.00 MHz, 6851.25 MHz, Grant Date: 06/02/2010, Expiration Date: 06/16/2020, Cancellation Date: 02/26/2014, 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: Gtower, Structure height: 89.9 m, Overall height: 92.6 m, Call Sign: WQKJ228,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6226.89 MHz, Grant Date: 05/07/2019, Expiration Date: 06/09/2029, Certifier: Pamelia Y Hoof, Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 5055 North Point Pkwy, Np2ne Network Engineering, Alpharetta, GA 30022, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (678) 259-1319, Email:
  • 9LV3901B, Off Route 146, 1.5 Mi N Of (Lat: 37.388306 Lon: -88.496972), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 73.2 m, Overall height: 79.2 m, Call Sign: WRAD482,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10775.0 MHz, 10775.0 MHz, 10775.0 MHz, 10775.0 MHz, 10775.0 MHz, 10775.0 MHz, 10775.0 MHz, 10775.0 MHz, Grant Date: 10/17/2017, Expiration Date: 10/17/2027, Certifier: David Weblow, Registrant: T-Mobile Usa, Inc., 12920 Se 38th Street, Bellevue, WA 98006, Phone: (425) 383-8401, Fax: (425) 383-4040, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: LINDSEY ADAM GIVENS CAVALON (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 914UL (115 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 3852G, N3852G, N-3852G, Serial Number: V00273, Year manufactured: 2016, Airworthiness Date: 06/01/2017, Certificate Issue Date: 01/03/2017
    Registrant (Individual): Lindsey Adam Givens, 350 Rock Rd, 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, N91741, N-91741, Serial Number: 131, Year manufactured: 2002, Airworthiness Date: 10/12/2002, Certificate Issue Date: 05/10/2001
    Registrant (Individual): Ronald E Okerson, Rr 2 Box 131, Golconda, IL 62938
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 04/04/2017

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 21. The highest number of fire incidents - 41 took place in 2007, and the least - 5 in 2003. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Golconda, IL When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (52.4%), and Structure Fires (27.4%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Golconda, IL
    • 17452.4%Outside Fires
    • 9127.4%Structure Fires
    • 5817.5%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 92.7%Other
See full 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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Golconda, IL
  • 66.1%Utility gas
  • 28.3%Electricity
  • 5.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Golconda, IL
  • 63.0%Utility gas
  • 35.2%Electricity
  • 1.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.6%No fuel used


Golconda compared to Illinois state average:

  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Median house value 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.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
There are 2 pilots and 2 other airmen in this city.
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