Herrin, Illinois

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Population in 2017: 12,880 (97% urban, 3% rural).
Population change since 2000: +14.0%
 
Males: 5,903  (45.8%)
Females: 6,977  (54.2%)
Median resident age:

39.6 years
Illinois median age:

38.0 years

Zip codes: 62948.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $43,327 (it was $28,532 in 2000)
Herrin:

$43,327
IL:

$62,992

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $22,848 (it was $16,782 in 2000)

Herrin city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $101,732 (it was $48,300 in 2000)
Herrin:

$101,732
IL:

$195,300

Median gross rent in 2017: $669.

March 2019 cost of living index in Herrin: 76.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 16.1%
(16.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 8.0% for Black residents, 27.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 7.2% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Herrin, IL (2017)
    • 11,60890.5%White alone
    • 3913.0%Asian alone
    • 2602.0%Black alone
    • 2592.0%Hispanic
    • 2091.6%Two or more races
    • 60.05%American Indian alone

Races in Herrin detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists, there were 24 registered sex offenders living in Herrin, Illinois as of January 18, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Herrin is 534 to 1.


Crime rates in Herrin by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(16.4)
0
(0.0)
1
(8.1)
1
(8.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(7.7)
0
(0.0)
1
(7.7)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
4
(34.8)
7
(59.9)
8
(67.6)
8
(65.8)
10
(81.1)
5
(40.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(7.7)
7
(54.1)
6
(46.2)
4
(30.7)
5
(38.7)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
4
(34.8)
11
(94.1)
4
(33.8)
4
(32.9)
4
(32.4)
167
(1,344)
158
(1,260)
3
(23.9)
1
(7.8)
2
(15.5)
5
(38.7)
5
(38.5)
12
(92.2)
7
(54.1)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
20
(173.9)
19
(162.6)
19
(160.5)
35
(287.7)
175
(1,418)
1
(8.1)
7
(55.8)
158
(1,256)
0
(0.0)
8
(61.9)
16
(123.7)
28
(215.6)
13
(99.8)
23
(177.9)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
127
(1,104)
91
(778.6)
128
(1,082)
200
(1,644)
165
(1,337)
243
(1,956)
206
(1,643)
213
(1,694)
217
(1,702)
109
(844.0)
91
(703.7)
134
(1,032)
135
(1,037)
92
(711.5)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
335
(2,912)
265
(2,267)
246
(2,079)
22
(180.8)
260
(2,107)
205
(1,650)
228
(1,818)
201
(1,598)
254
(1,992)
267
(2,068)
252
(1,949)
292
(2,249)
304
(2,335)
264
(2,042)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
27
(234.7)
32
(273.8)
27
(228.1)
33
(271.3)
21
(170.2)
11
(88.6)
19
(151.5)
11
(87.5)
14
(109.8)
10
(77.4)
19
(146.9)
24
(184.8)
39
(299.5)
20
(154.7)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1
(8.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(8.2)
2
(16.2)
4
(32.2)
3
(23.9)
0
(0.0)
1
(7.8)
1
(7.7)
0
(0.0)
3
(23.1)
3
(23.0)
1
(7.7)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)285.6275.8273.4296.9549.8663.3605.0447.9209.9171.2234.1268.6277.5226.6

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City-data.com crime index in Herrin, IL

Crime rate in Herrin detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 25 (18 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.39
Illinois average:

2.09
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Ancestries: American (17.9%), German (15.5%), English (11.8%), Italian (11.3%), Irish (7.4%), Polish (2.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 05/03/1898

Elevation: 430 feet

Land area: 8.20 square miles.

Population density: 1,570 people per square mile   (low).

Herrin, Illinois map

332 residents are foreign born (0.5% Asia).

This city:

2.6%
Illinois:

14.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,722 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,089 (1.5%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Evansville, IN (81.6 miles , pop. 121,582).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Louis, MO (87.3 miles , pop. 348,189).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (288.3 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Energy, IL (1.4 miles ),
Colp, IL (1.7 miles ),
Carterville, IL (2.0 miles ),
Crainville, IL (2.1 miles ),
Freeman Spur, IL (2.1 miles ),
Cambria, IL (2.3 miles ),
Johnston City, IL (2.4 miles ),
Whiteash, IL (2.4 miles )

Latitude: 37.80 N, Longitude: 89.03 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -280 (-2.2%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,562 (30.1%)

Area code: 618

Distribution of median household income in Herrin, IL in 2017
Distribution of house value in Herrin, IL in 2017
Herrin satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 42 buildings, average cost: $77,700
  • 1998: 11 buildings, average cost: $90,600
  • 1999: 46 buildings, average cost: $89,200
  • 2000: 48 buildings, average cost: $105,800
  • 2001: 44 buildings, average cost: $91,800
  • 2002: 37 buildings, average cost: $32,100
  • 2003: 53 buildings, average cost: $115,400
  • 2004: 112 buildings, average cost: $96,500
  • 2005: 59 buildings, average cost: $130,700
  • 2006: 98 buildings, average cost: $103,800
  • 2007: 118 buildings, average cost: $90,000
  • 2008: 20 buildings, average cost: $165,200
  • 2009: 33 buildings, average cost: $131,100
  • 2010: 28 buildings, average cost: $114,800
  • 2011: 22 buildings, average cost: $149,600
  • 2012: 78 buildings, average cost: $155,100
  • 2013: 30 buildings, average cost: $131,700
  • 2014: 29 buildings, average cost: $208,400
  • 2015: 22 buildings, average cost: $144,300
  • 2016: 24 buildings, average cost: $149,400
  • 2017: 23 buildings, average cost: $182,500
Number of permits per 10,000 Herrin, IL residents
Average permit cost in Herrin, IL
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.6%
Illinois:

4.5%
Historical population in Herrin, IL
Historical housing units in Herrin, IL

Population change in the 1990s: +228 (+2.1%).
Most common industries in Herrin, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (11.3%)
  • Educational services (9.6%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, components (7.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.7%)
  • Construction (5.5%)
  • Public administration (5.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (10.1%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, components (9.5%)
  • Educational services (7.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.3%)
  • Public administration (5.4%)
  • Health care (4.5%)
  • Metal & metal products (4.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (18.7%)
  • Educational services (11.6%)
  • Social assistance (8.2%)
  • Finance & insurance (7.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.1%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (5.2%)
  • Public administration (4.7%)
Most common occupations in Herrin, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.2%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.1%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.9%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (3.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6.9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.0%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8.8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.4%)
  • Financial clerks, except bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks (4.2%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.9%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (3.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.7%)

Average climate in Herrin, Illinois

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Tornado activity:

Herrin-area historical tornado activity is near Illinois state average. It is 81% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/18/1957, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 21.6 miles away from the Herrin city center killed one person and injured 6 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 12/18/1957, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 5.4 miles away from the city center killed 11 people and injured 200 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Herrin-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Illinois state average. It is 74% 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 76.7 miles away from the city 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 52.0 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, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 69.3 miles away from Herrin 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 93.9 miles away from Herrin 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 96.2 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 79.4 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 Williamson County (7) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 5, Floods: 4, Tornadoes: 3, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Herrin topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Herrin:

  • CHESTNUT MANOR (1404 SOUTH 14TH STREET)
  • HERRIN HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 201 S 14TH ST)
  • INDEPENDENCE PLACE (1705 SOUTH PARK AVENUE)
  • TIP HOSPICE PROGRAM (308 SOUTH 13TH ST)
  • HERRIN REHAB AND NURSING CENTER (1900 NORTH PARK AVENUE)
  • PARK AVENUE HEALTH CARE HOME (1701 SOUTH PARK AVE,)
  • SHAWNEE CHRISTIAN NURSING CTR (1901 13TH STREET)

Heliports located in Herrin:

Amtrak stations near Herrin:

  • 12 miles: CARBONDALE (401 S. ILLINOIS AVE.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, intercity bus service, public transit connection.
  • 19 miles: DU QUOIN (20 N. CHESTNUT ST.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Herrin:

  • John A Logan College (about 6 miles; Carterville, IL; Full-time enrollment: 3,995)
  • Southern Illinois University-Carbondale (about 12 miles; Carbondale, IL; FT enrollment: 14,539)
  • Rend Lake College (about 24 miles; Ina, IL; FT enrollment: 2,778)
  • Southeast Missouri State University (about 44 miles; Cape Girardeau, MO; FT enrollment: 9,678)
  • Kaskaskia College (about 54 miles; Centralia, IL; FT enrollment: 3,867)
  • West Kentucky Community and Technical College (about 56 miles; Paducah, KY; FT enrollment: 4,107)
  • Southwestern Illinois College (about 70 miles; Belleville, IL; FT enrollment: 9,085)

Public high school in Herrin:

Public elementary/middle schools in Herrin:

Private elementary/middle school in Herrin:

  • OUR LADY OF MT CARMEL SCHOOL (Students: 320, Location: 300 W MONROE ST, Grades: PK-8)
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Library in Herrin:

  • HERRIN CITY LIBRARY (Operating income: $227,550; Location: 120 NORTH 13TH STREET; 39,269 books; 682 audio materials; 1,304 video materials; 18 state licensed databases; 2 other licensed databases; 59 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Herrin: Herrin Waterworks (A), Herrin City Hall (B), Herrin City Library (C), Williamson County Ambulance Service (D), Williamson County Fire Protection District Station 6 (E), Herrin Fire Department (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Herrin include: Adams Street Baptist Church (A), Bryan Street Baptist Church (B), Church of God (C), Church of the Nazarene (D), First Apostolic Church (E), First Baptist Church (F), First Christian Church (G), First Pentecostal Church (H), First Presbyterian Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Herrin Cemetery (1), San Carlo Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Herrin Reservoir (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attraction: Harrison House (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 1104 Weaver Road).

Birthplace of: Steve Fisher - College basketball coach, Lou Scoffic - Major League Baseball outfielder, Ron Acks - Football player.

Williamson County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Average household size:
This city:

2.3 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

62.8%
Whole state:

65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

7.7%
Whole state:

6.3%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

People in group quarters in Herrin in 2010:

  • 165 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 15 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 11 people in other noninstitutional facilities

People in group quarters in Herrin in 2000:

  • 254 people in nursing homes
  • 71 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 25 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 16 people in other group homes
  • 3 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 3 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 2 people in religious group quarters

Banks with branches in Herrin (2011 data):

  • Herrin Security Bank: at 114 West Monroe Street, branch established on 1957/08/12. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $107.0 mil, Deposits: $94.7 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Security Bancorp, Inc.
  • Banterra Bank: Herrin/South Park Branch at 318 South Park Avenue, branch established on 1949/11/17. Info updated 2011/09/01: Bank assets: $1,103.3 mil, Deposits: $959.2 mil, headquarters in Marion, IL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 31 total offices, Holding Company: Banterra Corp
  • The Bank of Herrin: The Bank Of Herrin at 101 South Park Avenue, branch established on 1904/04/12. Info updated 2010/07/13: Bank assets: $243.0 mil, Deposits: $220.1 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Fgh Bancorp, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Herrin:

Marital status in Herrin, IL
  • Never married: 31.5%
  • Now married: 40.2%
  • Separated: 2.5%
  • Widowed: 10.4%
  • Divorced: 15.4%

For population 25 years and over in Herrin:

  • High school or higher: 89.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 22.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.2%
  • Unemployed: 5.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.1
Illinois average:

12.2

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Herrin
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Herrin, IL (based on Williamson County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant18,58189
Mainline Protestant5,26829
Catholic4,7885
Other6844
Black Protestant2422
None36,794-
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: 14
This county:

2.18 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Williamson County:

0.16 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

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

0.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 29
This county:

4.52 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 47
Williamson County:

7.32 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.8%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

28.0%
Illinois:

25.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Williamson County:

11.9%
Illinois:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Herrin:

50.6%
Illinois:

48.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Herrin:

46.4%
State:

45.7%

Average BMI:
Herrin:

28.7
Illinois:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Herrin:

21.1%
Illinois:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Herrin:

12.4%
Illinois:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Herrin:

6.9
Illinois:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

34.5%
Illinois:

33.2%

General health condition:
Here:

55.6%
Illinois:

55.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Herrin:

76.3%
Illinois:

79.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Herrin, IL Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 14$81,144$69,5524$9,338
Firefighters 13$72,209$66,6540$0
Water Supply 12$42,873$42,8730$0
Streets and Highways 12$42,615$42,6150$0
Other Government Administration 12$55,155$55,1550$0
Police - Other 6$24,281$48,5625$3,593
Sewerage 5$20,997$50,3930$0
Financial Administration 2$8,115$48,6900$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 0$0
Local Libraries 0$0 7$10,305
Transit 0$0 0$0
Electric Power 0$0 0$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 0$0 0$0
Health 0$0 0$0
Welfare 0$0 0$0
Solid Waste Management 0$0 0$0
Water Transport and Terminals 0$0 0$0
Airports 0$0 0$0
Correction 0$0 0$0
Fire - Other 0$0 0$0
Natural Resources 0$0 0$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 0$0
Gas Supply 0$0 0$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 0$0
Hospitals 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 76$347,389$54,85116$23,236

Herrin government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Financial Administration: $2,794,000 ($216.93)
    Water Utilities: $2,329,000 ($180.82)
    Police Protection: $2,278,000 ($176.86)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,460,000 ($113.35)
    General - Other: $1,450,000 ($112.58)
    Regular Highways: $965,000 ($74.92)
    Sewerage: $713,000 ($55.36)
    Health - Other: $304,000 ($23.60)
    Libraries: $274,000 ($21.27)
    Parks and Recreation: $188,000 ($14.60)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $113,000 ($8.77)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $197,000 ($15.30)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $579,000 ($44.95)
    Local Fire Protection: $464,000 ($36.02)
    Police Protection: $319,000 ($24.77)
    Sewerage: $201,000 ($15.61)
    Regular Highways: $185,000 ($14.36)
    General - Other: $153,000 ($11.88)
    Central Staff Services: $32,000 ($2.48)
    Libraries: $23,000 ($1.79)
    Parks and Recreation: $12,000 ($0.93)
    Public Welfare - Other: $1,000 ($0.08)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $5,649,000 ($438.59)

Herrin government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,347,000 ($104.58)
    Solid Waste Management: $782,000 ($60.71)
    Other: $60,000 ($4.66)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $400,000 ($31.06)
    Public Welfare: $104,000 ($8.07)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,018,000 ($79.04)
    Fines and Forfeits: $57,000 ($4.43)
    Interest Earnings: $6,000 ($0.47)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $2,780,000 ($215.84)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $5,225,000 ($405.67)
    Highways: $331,000 ($25.70)
  • Tax - Property: $2,705,000 ($210.02)
    Other License: $305,000 ($23.68)

Herrin government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,221,000 ($405.36)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,380,000 ($340.06)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,155,000 ($89.67)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $314,000 ($24.38)

Herrin government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,099,000 ($318.25)

5.90% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($44,627 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.90%
Illinois average:

4.69%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Jackson County, IL  1.07% ($35,919 average AGI)
from Franklin County, IL  0.91% ($37,017)
from Johnson County, IL  0.30% ($49,724)


6.05% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($48,399 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.05%
Illinois average:

5.50%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Jackson County, IL  0.83% ($32,095 average AGI)
to Franklin County, IL  0.74% ($34,809)
to Johnson County, IL  0.37% ($44,149)
Businesses in Herrin, IL
NameCountNameCount
Chevrolet1Little Caesars Pizza1
Circle K1MasterBrand Cabinets1
Curves1McDonald's1
Dairy Queen1New Balance1
Domino's Pizza1Pizza Hut1
FedEx3Subway1
H&R Block1U-Haul1
Hardee's1UPS2
Jones New York1Walgreens1
KFC1Walmart1
Kroger1

Strongest AM radio stations in Herrin:

  • WDDD (810 AM; 10 kW; JOHNSTON CITY, IL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WJPF (1340 AM; 1 kW; HERRIN, IL; Owner: ZRG OF ILLINOIS, INC.)
  • WGGH (1150 AM; 5 kW; MARION, IL)
  • WFRX (1300 AM; 1 kW; WEST FRANKFORT, IL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, 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.)
  • WCIL (1020 AM; daytime; 1 kW; CARBONDALE, IL; Owner: LYLE BROADCASTING 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)
  • WSDZ (1260 AM; 20 kW; BELLEVILLE, IL)
  • KZIM (960 AM; 5 kW; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: ZIMMER RADIO OF MID-MISSOURI, INC)
  • WINI (1420 AM; 1 kW; MURPHYSBORO, IL; Owner: RADIO STATION WINI)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Herrin:

  • WDDD-FM (107.3 FM; MARION, IL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WVZA (92.7 FM; HERRIN, IL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WQUL (97.7 FM; WEST FRANKFORT, IL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCIL-FM (101.5 FM; CARBONDALE, IL; Owner: LYLE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WAWJ (90.1 FM; MARION, IL; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WXLT (103.5 FM; CHRISTOPHER, IL; Owner: ZRG OF ILLINOIS, INC.)
  • WOOZ-FM (99.9 FM; HARRISBURG, IL; Owner: ZIMMER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WUEZ (95.1 FM; CARTERVILLE, IL; Owner: ZRG OF ILLINOIS, INC.)
  • WSIU (91.9 FM; CARBONDALE, IL; Owner: SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)
  • WQRL (106.3 FM; BENTON, IL; Owner: DANA COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WTAO-FM (105.1 FM; MURPHYSBORO, IL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KEZS-FM (102.9 FM; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: ZIMMER BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KGMO (100.7 FM; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • WISH-FM (98.9 FM; GALATIA, IL; Owner: GALATIA FM JOINT VENTURE)
  • WXAN (103.9 FM; AVA, IL; Owner: HAROLD L. LAWDER)
  • WKIB (96.5 FM; ANNA, IL; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS)
  • WDQN-FM (95.9 FM; DUQUOIN, IL; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WBVN (104.5 FM; CARRIER MILLS, IL; Owner: KENNETH W. AND JANE A. ANDERSON)
  • WDBX (91.1 FM; CARBONDALE, IL; Owner: HETERODYNE BROADCASTING COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around Herrin:

  • W15BU (Channel 17; JOHNSTON CITY, IL; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WSIL-TV (Channel 3; HARRISBURG, IL; Owner: WSIL-TV, INC.)
  • WDKA (Channel 49; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: WDKA ACQUISITION CORPORATION)
  • KFVS-TV (Channel 12; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • WSIU-TV (Channel 8; CARBONDALE, IL; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)
  • KBSI (Channel 23; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: KBSI LICENSEE L.P.)
  • WPSD-TV (Channel 6; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: WPSD-TV, LLC)
  • WTCT (Channel 27; MARION, IL; Owner: TRI-STATE CHRISTIAN TV, INC.)
  • W10AH (Channel 10; CARBONDALE, IL; Owner: WPSD-TV, LLC)

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Herrin: Joseph William Ozbourn.

Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Herrin fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 12Number of bridges
  • 121ft / 37.0mTotal length
  • 43,300Total average daily traffic
  • 2,355Total average daily truck traffic
  • 52,206Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
New bridges in Herrin, IL - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11920-1929
  • 21930-1939
  • 41980-1989
  • 21990-1999
  • 12000-2009
  • 22010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Herrin, IL

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

29 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Herrin)

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Herrin, IL)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

75 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Herrin)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-32-300 (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 126 mph), Engine: LYCOMING TI0-540 SER (310 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 1541X , Serial Number: 32-7540171, Year manufactured: 1975, Airworthiness Date: 06/30/1975, Certificate Issue Date: 01/20/1998
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Marshall A Sheffer, Po Box 2032, Herrin, IL 62948, Other Owners: Knute Connell, Randall A Youngblood
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-300 SER (145 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 9129B , Serial Number: 36729, Year manufactured: 1958, Airworthiness Date: 03/26/1958, Certificate Issue Date: 11/09/1990
    Registrant (Individual): Robert F Gonsowski, 409 Woodvale Ln, Herrin, IL 62948

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 62. The highest number of fire incidents - 82 took place in 2011, and the least - 40 in 2008. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Herrin, IL When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (46.1%), and Outside Fires (35.6%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Herrin, IL
    • 48346.1%Structure Fires
    • 37335.6%Outside Fires
    • 16715.9%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 252.4%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Herrin, IL
Most common first names in Herrin, IL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary14580.9 years
John14475.9 years
William13675.1 years
James11874.6 years
Charles10774.3 years
Robert8474.4 years
George8374.7 years
Joe5777.1 years
Paul5172.0 years
Helen4979.0 years
Most common last names in Herrin, IL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith7177.3 years
Jones5276.0 years
Walker4475.1 years
Calcaterra4080.1 years
Williams3679.0 years
Brown3375.0 years
Marlow3380.5 years
Davis3074.9 years
Miller2578.3 years
Cox2582.1 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Herrin, IL
  • 53.0%Utility gas
  • 42.3%Electricity
  • 3.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.2%Wood
  • 0.4%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Herrin, IL
  • 62.0%Electricity
  • 36.5%Utility gas
  • 0.8%Coal or coke
  • 0.8%No fuel used


Herrin compared to Illinois state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.

Herrin on our top lists:

  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped (population 1,000+)"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most local government spending on current operations of libraries per resident (population 10,000+)"
  • #46 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of assaults per 100,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #94 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
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