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Population in 2012: 68 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -32.0%
Males: 36  (53.3%)
Females: 32  (46.7%)

Median resident age:  49.0 years
Illinois median age:  39.6 years

Zip code: 62843

Estimated median household income in 2012: $24,973 (it was $21,250 in 2000)
Golden Gate:

$24,973
IL:

$55,137
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $17,723

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $50,340 (it was $16,300 in 2000)
Golden Gate:

$50,340
IL:

$170,600
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $115,072; Detached houses: $47,167; Mobile homes: $464,300

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  • White alone - 63 (92.6%)
  • Hispanic - 3 (4.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 2 (2.9%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Golden Gate: 84.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Ancestries: German (48.3%), English (37.9%), Irish (13.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 10/18/1901

Elevation: 400 feet

Land area: 0.08 square miles.

Population density: 889 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Golden Gate:

  • High school or higher: 76.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Golden Gate village:

  • Never married: 11.6%
  • Now married: 65.2%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 21.7%
  • Divorced: 1.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $857 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $199 (0.4%)

Golden Gate satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Evansville, IN (44.3 miles , pop. 121,582).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Louis, MO (111.9 miles , pop. 348,189).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (242.4 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Albion, IL (2.8 miles ), Burnt Prairie, IL (2.8 miles) , Fairfield, IL (3.0 miles ), Mill Shoals, IL (3.3 miles ), Mount Erie, IL (3.3 miles) , Browns, IL (3.5 miles) , Jeffersonville, IL (3.5 miles ), Bone Gap, IL (3.6 miles ).

Latitude: 38.36 N, Longitude: 88.20 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 618

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

9.0%
Illinois:

9.5%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +12 (+13.6%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (50%)
  • Construction (36%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (14%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (0%)
  • Retail trade (67%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (33%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (17%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (17%)
  • Operations specialties managers except financial managers (13%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (9%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (17%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (13%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (10%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (10%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (10%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Accountants and auditors (7%)


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Tornado activity:

Golden Gate-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Illinois state average. It is 132% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/2/1990, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 16.3 miles away from the Golden Gate village center killed one person and injured 12 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 6/2/1990, a category F4 tornado 20.5 miles away from the village center injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Golden Gate-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Illinois state average. It is 27% 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 18.4 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 36.3 miles away from Golden Gate 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 34.5 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 21.0 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 17.2 miles away from Golden Gate center
On 4/21/2008 at 05:38:29, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 MB, 4.0 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 21.7 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 Wayne County (4) is a lot smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Tornadoes: 3, Storms: 3, Floods: 2, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Golden Gate topographic map

Hospitals/medical centers near Golden Gate:

  • REST HAVEN MANOR (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; ALBION, IL)
  • WAY-FAIR RESTORIUM (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; FAIRFIELD, IL)
  • WAY-FAIR NURSING AND REHAB CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; FAIRFIELD, IL)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Golden Gate:

  • University of Southern Indiana (about 40 miles; Evansville, IN; Full-time enrollment: 8,149)
  • Ivy Tech Community College-Southwest (about 42 miles; Evansville, IN; FT enrollment: 2,423)
  • Vincennes University (about 44 miles; Vincennes, IN; FT enrollment: 6,470)
  • University of Evansville (about 46 miles; Evansville, IN; FT enrollment: 2,636)
  • Kaskaskia College (about 56 miles; Centralia, IL; FT enrollment: 2,425)
  • John A Logan College (about 65 miles; Carterville, IL; FT enrollment: 2,443)
  • Southern Illinois University Carbondale (about 72 miles; Carbondale, IL; FT enrollment: 16,261)

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

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 29.3%

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

Percentage of family households:
This village:  50.0%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  8.8%
Whole state:  6.3%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Golden Gate, IL

Golden Gate compared to Illinois state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Golden Gate travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (60%)
  • Utility gas (35%)
  • Electricity (5%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Golden Gate village (based on Wayne County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 59.04%
Here59.0%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionChristian Churches and Churches of ChristUnited Methodist ChurchCumberland Presbyterian ChurchNational Association of Free Will Baptists
Adherents39.8%21.3%14.3%6.1%3.1%
Congregations27.0%14.3%20.6%7.9%4.8%
NameAssemblies of GodChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Community Church of ChristCatholic ChurchOther
Adherents2.6%2.4%2.3%2.1%6.1%
Congregations1.6%3.2%3.2%1.6%15.9%
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: 3
Wayne County:

1.81 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

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

0.60 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
Wayne County:

5.43 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 13
Here:

7.85 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.1%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Wayne County:

27.5%
Illinois:

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

13.3%
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 1$100
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$45
Totals for Government 0$0 2$145

Golden Gate government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - General Public Buildings: $6,000 ($88.24)
    Financial Administration: $3,000 ($44.12)
    Health Services - Other: $1,000 ($14.71)
    Regular Highways: $1,000 ($14.71)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $6,000 ($88.24)

Golden Gate government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($14.71)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $7,000 ($102.94)
    Highways: $3,000 ($44.12)
  • Tax - Property: $1,000 ($14.71)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $27,000 ($397.06)

4.10% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($28,059 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.10%
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 Clay County, IL  0.47% ($20,828 average AGI)
from White County, IL  0.44% ($21,593)
from Jefferson County, IL  0.36% ($22,773)


4.68% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($29,490 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.68%
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 Clay County, IL  0.61% ($23,000 average AGI)
to Jefferson County, IL  0.50% ($32,548)
to Edwards County, IL  0.26% ($29,250)

Strongest AM radio stations in Golden Gate:

  • WFIW (1390 AM; 1 kW; FAIRFIELD, IL; Owner: WAYNE COUNTY BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KXEN (1010 AM; 50 kW; FESTUS-ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BDJ RADIO ENTERPRISES, LLC)
  • KMOX (1120 AM; 50 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WDDD (810 AM; 10 kW; JOHNSTON CITY, IL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMCL (1060 AM; 3 kW; MCLEANSBORO, IL; Owner: DANA COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WILY (1210 AM; daytime; 10 kW; CENTRALIA, IL; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • WMIX (940 AM; 5 kW; MOUNT VERNON, IL; Owner: WITHERS BROADCASTING CO OF ILLINOIS)
  • WHAS (840 AM; 50 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WVHI (1330 AM; 5 kW; EVANSVILLE, IN)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • WIBC (1070 AM; 50 kW; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WROY (1460 AM; 1 kW; CARMI, IL; Owner: CARMI BROADCASTING, CO.)
  • WGBF (1280 AM; 5 kW; EVANSVILLE, IN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Golden Gate:

  • WFIW-FM (104.9 FM; FAIRFIELD, IL; Owner: WAYNE COUNTY BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WBJW (91.7 FM; ALBION, IL; Owner: MUSIC MINISTRIES INC)
  • WOKZ (105.9 FM; FAIRFIELD, IL; Owner: WAYNE COUNTY BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WRUL (97.3 FM; CARMI, IL; Owner: CARMI BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WYNG (94.9 FM; MOUNT CARMEL, IL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WVJC (89.1 FM; MOUNT CARMEL, IL; Owner: ILLINOIS EASTERN COMMUNITY COLLEGES)

TV broadcast stations around Golden Gate:

  • WUSI-TV (Channel 16; OLNEY, IL; Owner: BD. OF TRUSTEES SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)
  • WNOI-LP (Channel 24; FLORA, IL; Owner: H & R COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)


FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

5
  • James E McDonald, Rr 1 Box 63 (Lat: 38.386583 Lon: -88.194139), Type: 82.3, Overall height: 79.2 m
    Registrant: 5019058555, Aci.Wireless.Regulatory@alltel.Com, ONE ALLIED DRIVE, B1F02-D, Phone: (Sup) erv-isor
  • Jerri L Janjua, Rr 1 Box 63 (Lat: 38.386583 Lon: -88.194139), Type: 82.3, Overall height: 79.2 m
    Registrant: 5019058555, Aci.Wireless.Regulatory@alltel.Com, ONE ALLIED DRIVE, B1F02-D, Phone: (Sup) erv-isor
  • Pamelia Y Hoof, Rr 1 Box 63 (Lat: 38.386583 Lon: -88.194139), Type: 82.3, Overall height: 79.2 m
    Registrant: 5019058555, Aci.Wireless.Regulatory@alltel.Com, ONE ALLIED DRIVE, B1F02-D, Phone: (Sup) erv-isor
  • Douglas J Minster, Rr 1 Box 63 (Lat: 38.386583 Lon: -88.194139), Type: 82.3, Overall height: 79.2 m
    Registrant: 5014481249, Regulatorycompliance@awcc.Com, 1001 TECHNOLOGY DRIVE
  • Douglas J Minster, Rr 1 Box 63 (Lat: 38.386583 Lon: -88.194139), Type: 82.3, Overall height: 79.2 m
    Registrant: 5014481249, Regulatorycompliance@awcc.Com, 1001 TECHNOLOGY DRIVE

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Rt 15 10 Mi W Fairfield (Lat: 38.395333 Lon: -88.180861), Call Sign: KNAS791
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.490 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/07/2011, Expiration Date: 12/23/2021
    Registrant: Washington Radio Reports, 1588 Fairfield Road Ste 7, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: (717) 334-0668, Fax: (717) 334-6440
  • Lat: 38.359389 Lon: -88.204944, Call Sign: WQQJ715
    Assigned Frequencies: 467.262 MHz, 467.362 MHz, 467.437 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/09/2013, Expiration Date: 01/09/2023, Certifier: Clint Price
    Registrant: Radiophone Engineering, Inc., 534 West Walnut, Springfield, MO 65806, Phone: (417) 862-6653, Fax: (417) 862-6768, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

3
  • Call Sign: KB9JVV
    Grant Date: 06/06/1997, Expiration Date: 04/03/2005, Cancellation Date: 04/04/2007
    Registrant: Ronald G Eyman, 1 Rigg St, Golden Gate, IL 62843
  • Call Sign: KB9LKK, Licensee ID: L01137368
    Grant Date: 04/05/2006, Expiration Date: 08/25/2015, Certifier: Margo M Eyman
    Registrant: Margo M Eyman, 1 Rigg St, Golden Gate, IL 62843
  • Call Sign: KB9OLS
    Grant Date: 09/13/1996, Expiration Date: 09/13/2006, Cancellation Date: 09/16/2008
    Registrant: Michelle R Butts, 205 Factory, Golden Gate, IL 62843


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1

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