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Population in 2013: 1,653 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +16.9%
Males: 819  (49.6%)
Females: 834  (50.4%)
Median resident age:  47.7 years
Illinois median age:  37.2 years

Zip codes: 62704.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $51,484 (it was $41,974 in 2000)
Jerome:

$51,484
IL:

$56,210

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $31,122 (it was $23,350 in 2000)

Jerome village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $105,073 (it was $80,500 in 2000)
Jerome:

$105,073
IL:

$169,600

Median gross rent in 2013: $865.

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  • Races in Jerome, IL (2010)

    Jerome races chart
    • 1,47188.8%White alone
    • 653.9%Black alone
    • 412.5%Asian alone
    • 342.1%Hispanic
    • 311.9%Two or more races
    • 70.4%American Indian alone
    • 70.4%Other race alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Jerome: 86.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Latest news from Jerome, IL collected exclusively by city-data.com from local newspapers, TV, and radio stations

Ancestries: German (26.4%), English (17.5%), Irish (12.7%), United States (9.7%), Scottish (3.6%), Italian (3.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 06/17/1939

Elevation: 600 feet

Land area: 0.37 square miles.

Population density: 4,450 people per square mile   (average).

Jerome,IL real estate house value index trend

Jerome, Illinois map

For population 25 years and over in Jerome:

  • High school or higher: 94.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 31.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.2%
  • Unemployed: 2.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Jerome village:

  • Never married: 29.4%
  • Now married: 46.9%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 7.1%
  • Divorced: 16.6%

33 residents are foreign born (0.9% Asia, 0.8% Europe).

This village:

2.0%
Illinois:

14.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,861 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,889 (1.9%)

Jerome satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Springfield, IL (1.8 miles , pop. 111,454).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Louis, MO (84.5 miles , pop. 348,189).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (177.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Leland Grove, IL (0.8 miles ), Southern View, IL (1.3 miles ), Springfield, IL (1.4 miles ), Grandview, IL (2.1 miles ), Curran, IL (2.3 miles ), Chatham, IL (2.6 miles ), Clear Lake, IL (2.6 miles ), Rochester, IL (2.7 miles ).

Latitude: 39.77 N, Longitude: 89.68 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 217

Jerome household income distribution Jerome home values distribution

Crime rates in Jerome by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2013
Murders 0000000000N/A0
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0N/A0.0
Rapes 0001012000N/AN/A
per 100,000 0.00.00.072.80.075.4153.00.00.00.0N/AN/A
Robberies 32212110018N/A0
per 100,000 212.2141.4143.272.8149.975.476.50.00.01,420.7N/A0.0
Assaults 36655555100N/A11
per 100,000 212.2424.3429.5364.2374.8376.8382.6386.4772.80.0N/A666.7
Burglaries 13221832111220N/A8
per 100,000 919.4141.4143.272.8599.7226.1153.0850.1927.41,578.5N/A484.8
Thefts 62646440594251364555N/A30
per 100,000 4,384.74,526.24,581.22,913.34,422.83,165.03,902.12,782.13,477.64,341.0N/A1,818.2
Auto thefts 244030012N/A21
per 100,000 141.4282.9286.30.0224.90.00.077.3154.6N/A120.460.6
Arson 1000000100N/A0
per 100,000 70.70.00.00.00.00.00.077.30.00.0N/A0.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 297.8) 368.8352.0356.3283.6368.5310.5401.4262.6383.1746.6569.5252.9

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City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Jerome detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 6 (6 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.64
Illinois average:

2.23
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.2%
Illinois:

7.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -155 (-9.9%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Public administration (14%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (11%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Retail trade (22%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Public administration (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Health care and social assistance (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Office and administrative support occupations (16%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (13%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (33%)
  • Sales and related occupations (21%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (7%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (4%)
  • Management occupations (3%)

Work and jobs in Jerome: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Jerome, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Jerome-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Illinois state average. It is 89% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/14/1957, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 1.7 miles away from the Jerome village center killed 2 people and injured 50 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 8/6/1977, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 6.1 miles away from the village center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Jerome-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Illinois state average. It is 78% 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 132.5 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 116.2 miles away from Jerome 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 160.1 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 132.8 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 117.6 miles away from Jerome 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 180.1 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 Sangamon County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 6, Floods: 4, Tornadoes: 2, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Jerome topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Jerome:

  • GAINES MILL PLACE (Hospital, about 1 miles away; SPRINGFIELD, IL)
  • GLENWOOD TERRACE-SPRINGFIELD (Hospital, about 1 miles away; SPRINGFIELD, IL)
  • DAVITA - SPRINGFIELD MONTVALE DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 1 miles away; SPRINGFIELD, IL)
  • ILLINOIS PRESBYTERIAN HOME (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; SPRINGFIELD, IL)
  • FIRST CARE HEALTHCARE, INC (Home Health Center, about 3 miles away; SPRINGFIELD, IL)
  • WESTABBE HEALTHCARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; SPRINGFIELD, IL)
  • SANGAMON NURSING AND REHAB CTR (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; SPRINGFIELD, IL)

Amtrak station near Jerome:

  • 3 miles: SPRINGFIELD (WASHINGTON & 3RD STS.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Jerome:

  • University of Illinois at Springfield (about 5 miles; Springfield, IL; Full-time enrollment: 3,748)
  • Lincoln Land Community College (about 5 miles; Springfield, IL; FT enrollment: 5,460)
  • Millikin University (about 38 miles; Decatur, IL; FT enrollment: 2,419)
  • Richland Community College (about 43 miles; Decatur, IL; FT enrollment: 2,434)
  • Illinois Wesleyan University (about 62 miles; Bloomington, IL; FT enrollment: 2,323)
  • Lewis and Clark Community College (about 63 miles; Godfrey, IL; FT enrollment: 4,189)
  • Illinois State University (about 63 miles; Normal, IL; FT enrollment: 18,804)

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Church in Jerome: Jerome United Methodist Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 74.9. This is about average.

City:

74.9
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 30.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.6
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2000 was 25.5. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 3.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

25.5
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 9.45. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.45
U.S.:

9.14
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 5.4%
(4.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 22.8% for Black residents, 100.0% for other race residents)
Average household size:
This village:  2.0 people
Illinois:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  51.3%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  5.7%
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: 0.1% of all households

Jerome compared to Illinois state average:

  • Median house value 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 above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.9
Illinois average:

12.4

Jerome travel time to work - commute Jerome mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (94%)
  • Electricity (5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (0%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Jerome village (based on Sangamon County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant42,075115
Catholic31,73416
Mainline Protestant22,81161
Other6,66319
Black Protestant4,51313
Orthodox2801
None89,389-
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: 28
Sangamon County:

1.44 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
This county:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.08 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
Sangamon County:

0.26 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 67
Sangamon County:

3.46 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 156
Here:

8.05 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.8%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Sangamon County:

27.9%
Illinois:

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

13.0%
State:

14.5%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
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$1,178
Other Government Administration 1$2,975$35,70010$2,749
Police Protection - Officers 8$27,950$41,9253$695
Streets and Highways 3$9,089$36,3560$0
Water Supply 0$0 1$2,223
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$175
Totals for Government 12$40,014$40,01416$7,020

Jerome government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $442,000 ($267.39)
    Police Protection: $364,000 ($220.21)
    Financial Administration: $102,000 ($61.71)
    Water Utilities: $101,000 ($61.10)
    Parks & Recreation: $64,000 ($38.72)
    Sewerage: $56,000 ($33.88)
    General - Other: $45,000 ($27.22)
    Welfare - Other: $2,000 ($1.21)
    General Public Buildings: $2,000 ($1.21)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $415,000 ($251.06)

Jerome government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $7,000 ($4.23)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,000 ($0.60)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $37,000 ($22.38)
    Interest Earnings: $31,000 ($18.75)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $201,000 ($121.60)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $629,000 ($380.52)
    All Other: $200,000 ($120.99)
    Highways: $38,000 ($22.99)
  • Tax - Property: $26,000 ($15.73)
    NEC: $14,000 ($8.47)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $835,000 ($505.14)

4.35% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($38,957 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.35%
Illinois average:

4.45%

0.01% of residents moved from foreign countries ($69 average AGI)
Sangamon County:

0.01%
Illinois average:

0.03%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Cook County, IL  0.38% ($34,115 average AGI)
from Menard County, IL  0.22% ($37,706)
from Christian County, IL  0.19% ($36,387)


4.40% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($44,851 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.40%
Illinois average:

4.96%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($279 average AGI)
Sangamon County:

0.03%
Illinois average:

0.07%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Cook County, IL  0.32% ($35,734 average AGI)
to Christian County, IL  0.19% ($32,861)
to Menard County, IL  0.19% ($37,592)

Strongest AM radio stations in Jerome:

  • WFMB (1450 AM; 1 kW; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WTAX (1240 AM; 1 kW; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ILLINOIS, LLC)
  • WMAY (970 AM; 1 kW; SPRINGFIELD, IL)
  • 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.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WSDZ (1260 AM; 20 kW; BELLEVILLE, IL)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Jerome:

  • WFMB-FM (104.5 FM; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WDBR (103.7 FM; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ILLINOIS, LLC)
  • WQNA (88.3 FM; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: CAPITAL AREA CAREER CENTER)
  • WLUJ (89.7 FM; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: CORNERSTONE COMMUNITY RADIO, INC.)
  • WQQL (101.9 FM; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ILLINOIS, LLC)
  • WNNS (98.7 FM; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: LONG NINE, INC.)
  • WUIS (91.9 FM; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF IL AT SPRINGFIELD)
  • WQLZ (92.7 FM; TAYLORVILLE, IL; Owner: LONG NINE, INC.)
  • WYVR (97.7 FM; PETERSBURG, IL; Owner: LONG NINE, INC.)
  • WSCT (90.5 FM; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: ILLINOIS BIBLE INSTITUTE)
  • WYMG (100.5 FM; JACKSONVILLE, IL; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ILLINOIS, LLC)
  • WCVS-FM (96.7 FM; VIRDEN, IL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WLWJ (88.1 FM; PETERSBURG, IL; Owner: CORNERSTONE COMMUNITY RADIO, INC.)
  • W205BG (88.9 FM; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: COVENANT NETWORK)
  • WMHX (93.9 FM; LINCOLN, IL; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ILLINOIS, LLC)
  • WIBI (91.1 FM; CARLINVILLE, IL; Owner: ILLINOIS BIBLE INSTITUTE, INC.)
  • WXAJ (99.7 FM; HILLSBORO, IL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Jerome:

  • WICS (Channel 20; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: WICS LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WRSP-TV (Channel 55; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: SPRINGFIELD BROADCASTING PARTNERS)
  • W08DP (Channel 8; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: W. CENTRAL ILLINOIS EDUC'L TELECOMM. CORPORATION)
  • W33AY (Channel 33; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • W28BE (Channel 28; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: THE MARIAN CENTER)
  • WCFN (Channel 49; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: NEXSTAR BROADCASTING OF CHAMPAIGN, L.L.C.)
  • WSEC (Channel 14; JACKSONVILLE, IL; Owner: WEST CENTRAL ILLINOIS EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WBUI (Channel 23; DECATUR, IL; Owner: ACME TV LICENSES OF ILLINOIS, LLC)
  • WAND (Channel 17; DECATUR, IL; Owner: WAND(TV) PARTNERSHIP)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 1m3ftTotal length
  • 4,050Total average daily traffic
  • 4,342Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic

Jerome on our top lists:

  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest wind speed differences during a year"
  • #46 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Public administration"
  • #72 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Cooks and food preparation workers"
  • #82 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Entertainers and performers, sports, and related workers"
  • #93 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of police officers in 2006 per 1000 residents"
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