Lake Ka-Ho, Illinois

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Population in 2014: 225 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Males: 107  (47.6%)
Females: 118  (52.4%)
Median resident age:  50.2 years
Illinois median age:  37.9 years
Estimated median household income in 2016: $53,897
Lake Ka-Ho:

$53,897
IL:

$60,960

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $27,924

Lake Ka-Ho village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $101,892
Lake Ka-Ho:

$101,892
IL:

$186,500

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $53,916; Detached houses: $61,370; Mobile homes: $35,178

Median gross rent in 2016: $646.

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  • Races in Lake Ka-Ho, IL (2010)

    Lake Ka-Ho races chart
    • 23297.9%White alone
    • 41.7%Two or more races
    • 10.4%Hispanic

Races in Lake Ka-Ho detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Lake Ka-Ho: 87.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (28.2%), American (11.5%), Irish (9.0%), Scotch-Irish (6.4%), French (3.8%), Ukrainian (2.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 11/17/2000

For population 25 years and over in Lake Ka-Ho:

  • High school or higher: 88.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 4.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.4%

For population 15 years and over in Lake Ka-Ho village:

  • Never married: 14.9%
  • Now married: 42.5%
  • Separated: 4.2%
  • Widowed: 10.5%
  • Divorced: 27.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $706 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $422 (0.8%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Florissant, MO (37.5 miles , pop. 50,497).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Louis, MO (42.2 miles , pop. 348,189).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (218.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: White City, IL (1.5 miles ), Eagarville, IL (1.5 miles) , Mount Olive, IL (1.5 miles ), Benld, IL (1.8 miles ), Sawyerville, IL (1.9 miles ), Mount Clare, IL (2.0 miles ), Gillespie, IL (2.0 miles ), East Gillespie, IL (2.1 miles ).

Latitude: 39.10 N, Longitude: 89.75 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 217

Lake Ka-Ho household income distribution Lake Ka-Ho home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.5%
Illinois:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (25%)
  • Manufacturing (25%)
  • Information (13%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Wholesale trade (5%)
  • Retail trade (5%)
  • Retail trade (30%)
  • Health care and social assistance (30%)
  • Accommodation and food services (20%)
  • Other services, except public administration (13%)
  • Educational services (3%)
  • Public administration (3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation occupations (23%)
  • Production occupations (20%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (15%)
  • Material moving occupations (15%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (5%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (5%)
  • Sales and related occupations (33%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (17%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (13%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (13%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (13%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (3%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (3%)

Work and jobs in Lake Ka-Ho: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Tornado activity:

Lake Ka-Ho-area historical tornado activity is near Illinois state average. It is 84% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1981, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 22.2 miles away from the Lake Ka-Ho village center injured 32 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 1/24/1967, a category F4 tornado 27.9 miles away from the village center killed 3 people and injured 216 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Lake Ka-Ho-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Illinois state average. It is 76% 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 109.8 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 101.9 miles away from Lake Ka-Ho 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 131.3 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 134.2 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 111.1 miles away from Lake Ka-Ho center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 95.7 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 Macoupin County (6) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 3, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Lake Ka-Ho:

  • HERITAGE HEALTH-GILLESPIE (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; GILLESPIE, IL)
  • HERITAGE HEALTH-STAUNTON (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; STAUNTON, IL)
  • COMMUNITY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 7 miles away; STAUNTON, IL)
  • HERITAGE HEALTH-LITCHFIELD (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; LITCHFIELD, IL)
  • LITCHFIELD CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; LITCHFIELD, IL)
  • LITCHFIELD HEALTHCARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; LITCHFIELD, IL)
  • ST FRANCIS HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 8 miles away; LITCHFIELD, IL)

Amtrak station near Lake Ka-Ho:

  • 15 miles: CARLINVILLE (128 ALTON ST.) . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, free short-term parking, free long-term parking.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Lake Ka-Ho:

  • Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville (about 26 miles; Edwardsville, IL; Full-time enrollment: 11,933)
  • Lewis and Clark Community College (about 27 miles; Godfrey, IL; FT enrollment: 4,189)
  • McKendree University (about 35 miles; Lebanon, IL; FT enrollment: 2,564)
  • University of Missouri-St Louis (about 41 miles; Saint Louis, MO; FT enrollment: 10,322)
  • Saint Louis Community College (about 41 miles; Saint Louis, MO; FT enrollment: 18,019)
  • Ranken Technical College (about 42 miles; Saint Louis, MO; FT enrollment: 2,134)
  • Saint Louis University (about 42 miles; Saint Louis, MO; FT enrollment: 11,606)

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Macoupin County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 54.8. This is better than average.

City:

54.8
U.S.:

74.7

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 0.552. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 20.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.552
U.S.:

1.912

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 31.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 15.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

31.7
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2010 was 16.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

16.9
U.S.:

20.0

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2009 was 0.0102. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 20.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0102
U.S.:

0.0138
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 24.7%
(22.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 61.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 67.1% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This village:  2.0 people
Illinois:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  48.7%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  9.2%
Whole state:  6.3%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.4
Illinois average:

12.1

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Lake Ka-Ho village (based on Macoupin County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant10,93862
Catholic7,7079
Mainline Protestant6,82539
Other901
Orthodox401
None22,165-
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: 15
Macoupin County:

3.11 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Macoupin County:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 27
Macoupin County:

5.61 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.3%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Macoupin County:

29.1%
Illinois:

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

13.4%
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

5.30% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,784 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.30%
Illinois average:

4.45%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Madison County, IL  1.50% ($35,262 average AGI)
from Sangamon County, IL  0.76% ($34,943)
from Montgomery County, IL  0.58% ($27,870)


5.66% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,326 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.66%
Illinois average:

4.96%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Madison County, IL  1.51% ($33,631 average AGI)
to Sangamon County, IL  0.77% ($32,986)
to Montgomery County, IL  0.54% ($31,713)

Strongest AM radio stations in Lake Ka-Ho:

  • 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.)
  • KRFT (1190 AM; 10 kW; DE SOTO, MO; Owner: ALL SPORTS RADIO, LLC)
  • WSDZ (1260 AM; 20 kW; BELLEVILLE, IL)
  • KTRS (550 AM; 5 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: KTRS-AM LICENSE, L.L.C.)
  • KJSL (630 AM; 5 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: WMUZ RADIO, INC.)
  • WSMI (1540 AM; 1 kW; LITCHFIELD, IL; Owner: TALLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KFNS (590 AM; 1 kW; WOOD RIVER, IL; Owner: MISSOURI SPORTS RADIO, LLC)
  • WCBW (880 AM; 2 kW; HIGHLAND, IL; Owner: NEW LIFE EVANGELISTIC CENTER, INC.)
  • KFUO (850 AM; 5 kW; CLAYTON, MO; Owner: LUTHERAN CHURCH-MISSOURI SYNOD)
  • WILY (1210 AM; daytime; 10 kW; CENTRALIA, IL; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • KATZ (1600 AM; 5 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KIRL (1460 AM; 5 kW; ST. CHARLES, MO; Owner: BRONCO BROADCASTING CO., INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Lake Ka-Ho:

  • WAOX (105.3 FM; STAUNTON, IL; Owner: TALLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSMI-FM (106.1 FM; LITCHFIELD, IL; Owner: TALLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSIE (88.7 FM; EDWARDSVILLE, IL; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES, S. ILLINOIS UNIV.)
  • WIBI (91.1 FM; CARLINVILLE, IL; Owner: ILLINOIS BIBLE INSTITUTE, INC.)
  • WXAJ (99.7 FM; HILLSBORO, IL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WOLG (95.9 FM; CARLINVILLE, IL; Owner: COVENANT NETWORK)
  • KSIV-FM (91.5 FM; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: COMMUNITY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTSG (90.1 FM; CARLINVILLE, IL; Owner: ILLINOIS BIBLE INSTITUTE, INC.)
  • KATZ-FM (100.3 FM; ALTON, IL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WVRV (101.1 FM; EAST ST. LOUIS, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WLCA (89.9 FM; GODFREY, IL; Owner: LEWIS & CLARK COMMUNITY COLLEGE)

TV broadcast stations around Lake Ka-Ho:

  • WSEC (Channel 14; JACKSONVILLE, IL; Owner: WEST CENTRAL ILLINOIS EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WRSP-TV (Channel 55; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: SPRINGFIELD BROADCASTING PARTNERS)
  • WICS (Channel 20; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: WICS LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WPXS (Channel 13; MT. VERNON, IL; Owner: EBC ST. LOUIS, INC.)
  • K40FF (Channel 40; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: EBC ST. LOUIS, INC.)

Lake Ka-Ho compared to Illinois state average:

  • Median house value significantly 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 significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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