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Population in 2010: 2,912. Population change since 2000: -3.8%
Males: 1,379  (47.4%)
Females: 1,533  (52.6%)

Median resident age:  36.2 years
Illinois median age:  39.6 years

Zip codes: 61853.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $39,155 (it was $42,571 in 2000)
Lake of the Woods:

$39,155
IL:

$55,137
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $20,690

Lake of the Woods CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $84,605 (it was $54,100 in 2000)
Lake of the Woods:

$84,605
IL:

$170,600
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $83,564; Detached houses: $143,962; Townhouses or other attached units: $89,140; Mobile homes: $26,600

Median gross rent in 2012: $742.

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  • White alone - 2,723 (93.5%)
  • Hispanic - 78 (2.7%)
  • Two or more races - 62 (2.1%)
  • Black alone - 24 (0.8%)
  • Asian alone - 13 (0.4%)
  • Other race alone - 9 (0.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 3 (0.1%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Lake of the Woods: 86.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: United States (25.0%), German (24.9%), English (7.6%), Irish (6.9%), Scotch-Irish (2.2%), Dutch (2.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 740 feet

Land area: 2.10 square miles.

Population density: 1,386 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Lake of the Woods:

  • High school or higher: 96.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 29.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.0%
  • Unemployed: 12.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Lake of the Woods CDP:

  • Never married: 28.9%
  • Now married: 50.6%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 2.3%
  • Divorced: 17.1%

59 residents are foreign born

This place:  1.9%
Illinois:  13.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,148 (2.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,815 (3.2%)

Lake of the Woods satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Champaign, IL (8.3 miles , pop. 67,518).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Chicago, IL (118.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Mahomet, IL (1.4 miles ), Bondville, IL (2.5 miles ), Seymour, IL (2.7 miles ), Mansfield, IL (2.7 miles ), Fisher, IL (2.8 miles ), Champaign, IL (2.9 miles ), Thomasboro, IL (3.1 miles ), Urbana, IL (3.3 miles ).

Latitude: 40.20 N, Longitude: 88.37 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 217

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

8.9%
Illinois:

9.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (20%)
  • Retail trade (19%)
  • Construction (14%)
  • Health care and social assistance (10%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (35%)
  • Educational services (22%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (10%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (6%)
  • Customer service representatives (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Child care workers (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Business operations specialists (4%)

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Average climate in Lake of the Woods, Illinois

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Tornado activity:

Lake of the Woods-area historical tornado activity is above Illinois state average. It is 173% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/9/1953, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 7.9 miles away from the Lake of the Woods place center killed 3 people and injured 22 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 4/19/1996, a category F3 tornado 11.0 miles away from the place center injured 12 people and caused $9 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Lake of the Woods-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Illinois state average. It is 97% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 98.9 miles away from the city center
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 91.4 miles away from Lake of the Woods center
On 4/14/2000 at 03:54:20, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 91.0 miles away from the city center
On 12/17/1990 at 05:24:59, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 MD, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 70.6 miles away from the city center
On 4/24/1990 at 09:41:24, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 45.3 miles away from Lake of the Woods center
On 1/29/1993 at 13:56:23, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 MD, 3.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 88.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Champaign County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 6, Floods: 4, Tornadoes: 3, Snow: 1, Storm: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Lake of the Woods topographic map

Hospitals/medical centers near Lake of the Woods:

  • PROVENA HOME HEALTH CARE (Home Health Center, about 7 miles away; CHAMPAIGN, IL)
  • PROVENA HOSPICE, URBANA (Hospital, about 7 miles away; CHAMPAIGN, IL)
  • CHAMPAIGN CHILDRENS HOME (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; CHAMPAIGN, IL)

Amtrak stations near Lake of the Woods:

  • 9 miles: CHAMPAIGN-URBANA (CHAMPAIGN, 116 N. CHESTNUT ST.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, intercity bus service, public transit connection.
  • 14 miles: RANTOUL (RNATOUL, N. KENTUCKY ST.) . Services: partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.
  • 15 miles: FARMER CITY (FRAMER CITY, BON AIR REST., 912 E. CLINTON ST.) - Bus Station . Services: public payphones, full-service food facilities.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Lake of the Woods:

  • Parkland College (about 7 miles; Champaign, IL; Full-time enrollment: 4,831)
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (about 10 miles; Champaign, IL; FT enrollment: 39,877)
  • Illinois Wesleyan University (about 39 miles; Bloomington, IL; FT enrollment: 2,057)
  • Illinois State University (about 40 miles; Normal, IL; FT enrollment: 18,494)
  • Heartland Community College (about 41 miles; Normal, IL; FT enrollment: 2,524)
  • Millikin University (about 41 miles; Decatur, IL; FT enrollment: 2,183)
  • Eastern Illinois University (about 51 miles; Charleston, IL; FT enrollment: 9,940)

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Notable locations in Lake of the Woods: Camp Kiwanis (A), Camp Howard (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Lake of the Woods: Lake of the Woods Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 34.3. This is about average.
City:

34.3
U.S.:

32.0
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 26.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.1 miles away from the city center.
City:

26.7
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 10.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.1 miles away from the city center.
City:

10.5
U.S.:

9.6


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 9.2%
(8.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 63.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This place:  2.5 people
Illinois:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  69.7%
Whole state:  65.8%

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

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Lake of the Woods, IL

Lake of the Woods 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.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • House age below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Lake of the Woods travel time to work - commute


Lake of the Woods mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (83%)
  • Electricity (14%)
  • No fuel used (1%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Lake of the Woods CDP (based on Champaign County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 41.83%
Here41.8%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaAssemblies of GodChristian Churches and Churches of Christ
Adherents26.0%11.7%10.5%5.4%5.0%
Congregations10.4%17.9%6.4%2.9%6.4%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)Lutheran ChurchVineyard USA Non-Charismatic Churches IndependentOther
Adherents4.7%4.5%3.7%3.0%25.5%
Congregations5.2%4.6%0.6%1.2%44.5%
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: 33
Champaign County:

1.71 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

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

0.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.08 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 8
Champaign County:

0.41 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

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

3.47 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 154
Here:

7.98 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.9%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Champaign County:

27.6%
Illinois:

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

9.5%
State:

14.5%

8.46% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($33,370 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.46%
Illinois average:

5.66%

1.06% of residents moved from foreign countries ($832 average AGI)
Champaign County:

1.06%
Illinois average:

0.19%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Cook County, IL  0.70% ($31,619 average AGI)
from Vermilion County, IL  0.40% ($33,082)
from Piatt County, IL  0.23% ($31,682)


8.18% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($39,879 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.18%
Illinois average:

5.99%

0.25% of residents moved to foreign countries ($728 average AGI)
Champaign County:

0.25%
Illinois average:

0.07%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Cook County, IL  0.98% ($27,625 average AGI)
to Vermilion County, IL  0.30% ($29,030)
to Piatt County, IL  0.26% ($38,417)

Strongest AM radio stations in Lake of the Woods:

  • WILL (580 AM; 5 kW; URBANA, IL; Owner: UNIV. OF ILLINOIS BOARD OF TRUSTEES)
  • WDWS (1400 AM; 1 kW; CHAMPAIGN, IL; Owner: D.W.S., INC.)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WIBC (1070 AM; 50 kW; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WBCP (1580 AM; 0 kW; URBANA, IL)
  • WJCI (1460 AM; 1 kW; RANTOUL, IL)
  • KXEN (1010 AM; 50 kW; FESTUS-ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BDJ RADIO ENTERPRISES, LLC)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Lake of the Woods:

  • WGKC (105.9 FM; MAHOMET, IL; Owner: AAA ENTERTAINMENT LICENSING LLC)
  • WQQB (96.1 FM; RANTOUL, IL; Owner: AAA ENTERTAINMENT LICENSING LLC)
  • WEFT (90.1 FM; CHAMPAIGN, IL; Owner: WEFT/PRAIRIE AIR, INC.)
  • WLRW (94.5 FM; CHAMPAIGN, IL; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ILLINOIS, LLC)
  • WPCD (88.7 FM; CHAMPAIGN, IL; Owner: PARKLAND COLLEGE)
  • WILL-FM (90.9 FM; URBANA, IL; Owner: UNIV. OF ILLINOIS BOARD OF TRUSTEES)
  • WHMS-FM (97.5 FM; CHAMPAIGN, IL; Owner: D.W.S., INC.)
  • WGNN (102.5 FM; FISHER, IL; Owner: GOOD NEWS RADIO, INC)
  • WBGL (91.7 FM; CHAMPAIGN, IL; Owner: ILLINOIS BIBLE INSTITUTE,INC)
  • WEVX (95.3 FM; RANTOUL, IL; Owner: AAA ENTERTAINMENT LICENSING LLC)
  • WPGU (107.1 FM; URBANA, IL; Owner: ILLINI MEDIA COMPANY)
  • WKIO (92.5 FM; URBANA, IL; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ILLINOIS, LLC)
  • WWHP (98.3 FM; FARMER CITY, IL; Owner: WMS1, INC.)
  • WIXY (100.3 FM; CHAMPAIGN, IL; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ILLINOIS, LLC)
  • WCZQ (105.5 FM; MONTICELLO, IL; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WGNJ (89.3 FM; ST. JOSEPH, IL; Owner: GOOD NEWS RADIO, INC.)
  • WEBX (93.5 FM; TUSCOLA, IL; Owner: AAA ENTERTAINMENT LICENSING LLC)
  • WPXN (104.9 FM; PAXTON, IL; Owner: PAXTON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W201CK (88.1 FM; CHAMPAIGN, IL; Owner: PENSACOLA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE, INC.)
  • WGCY (106.3 FM; GIBSON CITY, IL; Owner: F & G BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Lake of the Woods:

  • W52BR (Channel 52; CHAMPAIGN-URBANA, IL; Owner: MARCIA COHEN)
  • WCIA (Channel 3; CHAMPAIGN, IL; Owner: NEXSTAR BROADCASTING OF CHAMPAIGN, L.L.C.)
  • W07DD (Channel 7; CHAMPAIGN, IL; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WILL-TV (Channel 12; URBANA, IL; Owner: UNIV. OF ILLINOIS BD. OF TRUSTEES)
  • WICD (Channel 15; CHAMPAIGN, IL; Owner: WICD LICENSEE, LLC)
  • W58DA (Channel 58; CHAMPAIGN, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W32CM (Channel 32; CHAMPAIGN, IL; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WBXC-CA (Channel 46; CHAMPAIGN/URBANA, IL; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)
  • WBUI (Channel 23; DECATUR, IL; Owner: ACME TV LICENSES OF ILLINOIS, LLC)
  • WAND (Channel 17; DECATUR, IL; Owner: WAND(TV) PARTNERSHIP)
  • W34CD (Channel 34; QUINCY, IL; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WCCU (Channel 27; URBANA, IL; Owner: URBANA-CHAMPAIGN BROADCASTING PARTNERS)


Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 3 partial tracts)
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$254,4007$170,763
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$01$100,920
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$01$138,100
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0106.02

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2006
(Based on 3 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$134,880
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0
Choose year:  2006 2005 2004 2003 2001

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0106.02

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

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Lake of the Woods on our top lists:

  • #37 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Construction, extraction, maintenance, and repair occupations:"
  • #48 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Law enforcement workers including supervisors"
  • #77 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Sporting goods, camera, and hobby and toy stores"
  • #101 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Business operations specialists"
  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006"
  • #74 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2006 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #93 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 1990-1999 to 2000-2003 (pop. 50,000+)"
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