For population 25 years and over in Grantfork:
For population 15 years and over in Grantfork village:
9 residents are foreign born (2.5% Latin America).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $2,037 (1.5%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: St. Louis, MO (34.1 miles , pop. 348,189).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (233.1 miles , pop. 2,896,016).
Nearest cities: Alhambra, IL (2.3 miles ), Highland, IL (2.5 miles ), Marine, IL (2.6 miles ), Old Ripley, IL (2.6 miles) , Pocahontas, IL (2.6 miles ), Pierron, IL (2.6 miles ), St. Jacob, IL (3.1 miles ), New Douglas, IL (3.1 miles ).
Single-family new house construction building permits:
Latitude: 38.83 N, Longitude: 89.67 W
Area code: 618
Unemployment in July 2013:
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Population change in the 1990s: -5 (-1.9%).
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Average climate in Grantfork, Illinois
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Grantfork-area historical tornado activity is above Illinois state average. It is 180% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 4/3/1981, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 15.3 miles away from the Grantfork village center injured 32 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.
On 2/24/1956, a category F4 tornado 16.6 miles away from the village center killed 6 people and injured 36 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Grantfork-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Illinois state average. It is 85% 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 99.7 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 96.0 miles away from Grantfork center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 86.4 miles away from the city center
On 3/2/1990 at 07:01:47, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 24.2 miles away from the city center
On 11/11/1991 at 09:20:47, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 95.9 miles away from Grantfork center
On 10/24/1990 at 08:20:04, a magnitude 3.5 (3.2 LG, 3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 51.3 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 Madison County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 1
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 9, Tornadoes: 3, Heavy Rain: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Hospitals/medical centers near Grantfork:
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Grantfork:
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Air Quality Index (AQI)
Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2009 was 0.0171. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 21.4 miles away from the city center.
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 2.21. This is about average. Closest monitor was 21.1 miles away from the city center.
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 26.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.4 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 18.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 21.4 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 11.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 23.8 miles away from the city center.
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 6.7%
(6.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
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Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
No gay or lesbian households reported
Grantfork compared to Illinois state average:
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Religion statistics for Grantfork (based on Madison County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 50.19%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
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Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 48
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 18
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 100
Number of full-service restaurants: 190
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Grantfork government finances in 2002(per resident):
5.09% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($40,077 average adjusted gross income)
0.10% of residents moved from foreign countries ($501 average AGI)
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
5.21% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($37,778 average adjusted gross income)
0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($333 average AGI)
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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Grantfork fatal accident list:
May 21, 1986 10:30 AM, 160, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:1
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
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