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Population in 2012: 116 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -22.1%
 

Males: 62  (53.5%)
Females: 54  (46.5%)

Median resident age:  44.0 years
Illinois median age:  39.6 years

Zip code: 61042

Estimated median household income in 2012: $42,429 (it was $58,750 in 2000)
Harmon:

$42,429
IL:

$55,137
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $21,688

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $72,603 (it was $52,900 in 2000)
Harmon:

$72,603
IL:

$170,600
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $77,622; Detached houses: $77,622

Median gross rent in 2012: $584.

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  • White alone - 113 (94.2%)
  • Hispanic - 6 (5.0%)
  • Two or more races - 1 (0.8%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Harmon: 88.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (37.6%), Irish (17.4%), English (10.7%), United States (3.9%), Polish (1.7%), Swedish (1.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 02/22/1901

Elevation: 675 feet

Land area: 0.14 square miles.

Population density: 817 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Harmon:

  • High school or higher: 90.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 3.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.9%
  • Unemployed: 12.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Harmon village:

  • Never married: 38.1%
  • Now married: 47.8%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 6.0%
  • Divorced: 8.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,000 (2.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,300 (1.8%)

Harmon satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Rockford, IL (45.4 miles , pop. 150,115).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Madison, WI (94.0 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (97.1 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Nelson, IL (2.4 miles) , Rock Falls, IL (2.8 miles ), Sterling, IL (3.0 miles ), Dixon, IL (3.1 miles ), Deer Grove, IL (3.2 miles) , Como, IL (3.4 miles ), Amboy, IL (3.4 miles ), Walnut, IL (3.4 miles ).

Latitude: 41.72 N, Longitude: 89.56 W

Area code: 815

Harmon household income distribution Harmon home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

9.4%
Illinois:

9.5%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -37 (-19.9%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (25%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (20%)
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Wholesale trade (9%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (37%)
  • Manufacturing (29%)
  • Construction (14%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (17%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (13%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (13%)
  • Carpenters (9%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (9%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (7%)
  • Supervisors of transportation and material moving workers (7%)
  • Other health diagnosing and treating practitioners and technical occupations (21%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7%)
  • Child care workers (7%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (7%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (7%)


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Tornado activity:

Harmon-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Illinois state average. It is 130% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/29/1981, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 16.9 miles away from the Harmon village center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/9/1995, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 10.4 miles away from the village center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Harmon-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Illinois state average. It is 94% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 38.4 miles away from the city center
On 9/2/1999 at 16:17:29, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 6.3 miles away from Harmon center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Lee County (7) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Storms: 3, Snowstorms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Harmon:

  • NORTHERN IL SURGERY CENTER (Hospital, about 8 miles away; DIXON, IL)
  • ROCK FALLS REHAB AND HCC (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; ROCK FALLS, IL)
  • TRANSITIONS NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; ROCK FALLS, IL)

Political contributions by individuals in Harmon, IL

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Harmon:

  • Ashford University (about 35 miles; Clinton, IA; Full-time enrollment: 46,717)
  • Illinois Valley Community College (about 37 miles; Oglesby, IL; FT enrollment: 2,082)
  • Kishwaukee College (about 39 miles; Malta, IL; FT enrollment: 2,421)
  • Northern Illinois University (about 43 miles; Dekalb, IL; FT enrollment: 18,548)
  • Black Hawk College (about 50 miles; Moline, IL; FT enrollment: 2,715)
  • Rock Valley College (about 50 miles; Rockford, IL; FT enrollment: 3,903)
  • Kaplan University (about 53 miles; Davenport, IA; FT enrollment: 8,162)

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Churches in Harmon include: Harmon United Methodist Church (A), Saint Flannen Catholic Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

 
Lee County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 6.4%
(5.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This village:  2.4 people
Illinois:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  70.0%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  6.0%
Whole state:  6.3%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Harmon compared to Illinois 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.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Harmon travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (97%)
  • Electricity (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Harmon village (based on Lee County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 64.12%
Here64.1%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Methodist ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionNew Testament Association Independent Baptist Churches/Other Fundamental Baptists
Adherents51.9%16.2%13.3%2.6%2.4%
Congregations16.1%14.3%19.6%3.6%3.6%
NameAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAPresbyterian Church (USA)Church of the BrethrenAssemblies of GodOther
Adherents2.3%2.2%2.2%1.1%5.9%
Congregations5.4%5.4%3.6%1.8%26.8%
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: 6
Here:

1.71 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.28 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.08 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Lee County:

0.28 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 16
This county:

4.56 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 30
Lee County:

8.55 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Lee County:

8.6%
State:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

27.3%
State:

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

13.6%
Illinois:

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$102
Other Government Administration 0$0 2$156
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 1$646
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$1,034
Local Libraries 0$0 1$349
Totals for Government 0$0 6$2,287


6.04% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($37,498 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.04%
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 Whiteside County, IL  1.05% ($27,104 average AGI)
from Ogle County, IL  0.98% ($30,481)
from DeKalb County, IL  0.47% ($42,692)


6.31% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($31,521 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.31%
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 Whiteside County, IL  1.21% ($25,689 average AGI)
to Ogle County, IL  0.79% ($33,870)
to DeKalb County, IL  0.44% ($29,417)

Strongest AM radio stations in Harmon:

  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WIXN (1460 AM; 1 kW; DIXON, IL; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WSDR (1240 AM; 1 kW; STERLING, IL; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WFRL (1570 AM; 5 kW; FREEPORT, IL; Owner: MAYFAIR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WVIV (1200 AM; 20 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLXX-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • WKBF (1270 AM; 5 kW; ROCK ISLAND, IL; Owner: MERCURY BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Harmon:

  • WRCV (101.7 FM; DIXON, IL; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WLLT (107.7 FM; POLO, IL; Owner: SAUK VALLEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WNIQ (91.5 FM; STERLING, IL; Owner: NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)
  • WSSQ (94.3 FM; STERLING, IL; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • KUUL (101.3 FM; EAST MOLINE, IL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WMKB (102.9 FM; EARLVILLE, IL; Owner: KM RADIO OF EARLVILLE, L.L.C.)
  • WSEY (95.7 FM; OREGON, IL; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • KCQQ (106.5 FM; DAVENPORT, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WZZT (95.1 FM; MORRISON, IL; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • WAJK (99.3 FM; LA SALLE, IL; Owner: LA SALLE COUNTY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WNIW (91.3 FM; LA SALLE, IL; Owner: NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)

TV broadcast stations around Harmon:

  • W52BI (Channel 52; STERLING/DIXON, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W48CK (Channel 48; STERLING, IL; Owner: BLACK HAWK COLLEGE)
  • WWTO-TV (Channel 35; LASALLE, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KWQC-TV (Channel 6; DAVENPORT, IA; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF DAVENPORT, INC.)
  • WHBF-TV (Channel 4; ROCK ISLAND, IL; Owner: CORONET COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY)


FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

4
  • 200 E First St (Lat: 41.720861 Lon: -89.554278), Call Sign: KNCU531
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.190 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/09/2012, Expiration Date: 05/08/2022
    Registrant: Harmon Fire Department, 104 E. Main, Harmon, IL 61042, Phone: (815) 359-7803
  • 375 Game Rd (Lat: 41.640861 Lon: -89.524278), Type: Building, Structure height: 12 m, Overall height: 15 m, Call Sign: WNBM925
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.280 MHz, 151.445 MHz, 159.300 MHz, 159.375 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/16/2004, Expiration Date: 09/07/2014, Certifier: Lambert P Fleck Iii
    Registrant: Illinois State Police, 801 S 7th St - Csb Ste 201-N, Springfield, IL 62703, Phone: (217) 782-7347, Fax: (217) 782-9920, Email:
  • 4.75 Mi W Int Rt 88 & 30 Then 1/2 Mi S (Lat: 41.750306 Lon: -89.573167), Type: Bant, Structure height: 18 m, Call Sign: KNAP971
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.005 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/20/2001, Expiration Date: 04/03/2011, Cancellation Date: 06/04/2011
    Registrant: Federal Licensing Inc, 1588 Fairfield Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: (717) 334-9262, Fax: (717) 334-6440
  • 2 1/2 Mi W & 2 Mi S Of Us Rt 30 On Schilpp Rd (Lat: 41.733639 Lon: -89.602611), Call Sign: KXC544
    Assigned Frequencies: 158.385 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/26/2004, Expiration Date: 07/12/2014
    Registrant: Washington Radio Reports, 1588 Fairfield Roads Ste 7, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: (717) 334-0668, Fax: (717) 334-6440

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • ATKINSON, 532 Atkinson Rd (Lat: 41.661444 Lon: -89.535028), Type: Silo, Structure height: 32 m, Call Sign: WQRC392
    Assigned Frequencies: 11055.0 MHz, 11095.0 MHz, 11095.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/15/2013, Expiration Date: 04/15/2023, Certifier: Luke Pack
    Registrant: Essex Telcom Dba T6 Broadband, 1890 Chrysler Dr, Belvidere, IL 61008, Phone: (815) 544-1168, Fax: (815) 380-6512, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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  • Call Sign: KA9VRI, Licensee ID: L01244858
    Grant Date: 02/13/2007, Expiration Date: 02/13/2017
    Registrant: Jeanette M Sutton, Harmon, IL 61042
  • Call Sign: KB9JZH, Licensee ID: L00293675
    Grant Date: 07/24/1996, Expiration Date: 04/14/2005, Cancellation Date: 10/24/2000
    Registrant: James M Jordan, Harmon, IL 61042-0116
  • Call Sign: N9FIS, Licensee ID: L01481413
    Grant Date: 04/09/2009, Expiration Date: 04/09/2019
    Registrant: David G Sutton, Harmon, IL 61042
  • Call Sign: N9QFK, Licensee ID: L00591734
    Grant Date: 10/15/2012, Expiration Date: 11/09/2022, Certifier: David C Smith
    Registrant: David C Smith, 739 Hoyle Rd, Harmon, IL 61042
  • Call Sign: AA9YS, Previous Call Sign: KF9MR, Licensee ID: L00139797
    Grant Date: 11/15/2012, Expiration Date: 01/24/2023, Certifier: James R Fatz
    Registrant: James R Fatz, 820 Union Road, Harmon, IL 61042
  • Call Sign: KC9AAB, Licensee ID: L00381583
    Grant Date: 07/23/2001, Expiration Date: 07/23/2011, Cancellation Date: 10/19/2001, Certifier: Dale R Smith
    Registrant: Dale R Smith, Harmon, IL 61042

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • Aircraft: BEECH A36 (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 138 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO-550 SERIES (300 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 363KB , Serial Number: E-3000, Year manufactured: 1996, Airworthiness Date: 03/30/1996
    Registrant (Individual): John T Smith, 113 N 1st St, Harmon, IL 61042
  • Aircraft: PIPER AIRCRAFT INC PA46-500TP (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: P&W CANADA PT6A-42A (850 HP) (Turbo-prop)
    N-Number: 6075N , Serial Number: 4697379, Year manufactured: 2008, Airworthiness Date: 10/18/2008
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Automatics Inc Addison, Po Box 138, Harmon, IL 61042, Other Owners: J T Smith
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 182P (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 120 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 78737 , Serial Number: 18261778, Year manufactured: 1973, Airworthiness Date: 02/24/1973
    Registrant (Individual): Rex Meyer, 641 Hoyle Rd, Harmon, IL 61042


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 4
  • Hazardous Condition: 1

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