For population 25 years and over in Golden Gate:
For population 15 years and over in Golden Gate village:
0 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $800 (1.8%)
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
Population change in the 1990s: +12 (+13.6%).
Average climate in Golden Gate, Illinois
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
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).
Hospitals/medical centers near Golden Gate:
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Golden Gate:
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 10.9%
Average household size:
Percentage of family households:
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
No gay or lesbian households reported
Golden Gate compared to Illinois state average:
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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Religion statistics for Golden Gate (based on Wayne County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 59.04%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 3
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
Number of full-service restaurants: 13
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Golden Gate government finances in 2002(per resident):
4.10% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($28,059 average adjusted gross income)
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:
4.68% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($29,490 average adjusted gross income)
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:
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FCC Registered Antenna Towers:5
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:2
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:3
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents: