Lerna, Illinois

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Population in 2013: 283 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -12.1%
 
Males: 139  (49.3%)
Females: 144  (50.7%)
Median resident age:  32.3 years
Illinois median age:  37.2 years

Zip codes: 62440.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $55,916 (it was $32,292 in 2000)
Lerna:

$55,916
IL:

$56,210

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $20,643 (it was $19,596 in 2000)

Lerna village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $60,472 (it was $42,500 in 2000)
Lerna:

$60,472
IL:

$169,600

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $57,254; Detached houses: $67,863; Mobile homes: $12,992

Median gross rent in 2013: $617.

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  • Races in Lerna, IL (2010)

    Lerna races chart
    • 26793.4%White alone
    • 93.1%Two or more races
    • 82.8%Hispanic
    • 20.7%Asian alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Lerna: 85.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (40.9%), Irish (15.6%), United States (14.6%), Dutch (3.7%), English (3.0%), Arab (1.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 05/06/1890

Elevation: 754 feet

Land area: 0.12 square miles.

Population density: 2,427 people per square mile   (low).

Lerna,IL real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Lerna:

  • High school or higher: 88.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.0%
  • Unemployed: 6.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Lerna village:

  • Never married: 24.1%
  • Now married: 55.3%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 11.1%
  • Divorced: 9.5%



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Lerna, Illinois as of August 30, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Lerna to the number of sex offenders is 142 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,191 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $498 (0.9%)

Lerna satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Decatur, IL (46.0 miles , pop. 81,860).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Indianapolis, IN (117.0 miles , pop. 781,870).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (170.6 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Mattoon, IL (2.5 miles ), Charleston, IL (2.8 miles ), Toledo, IL (3.2 miles ), Neoga, IL (3.3 miles ), Gays, IL (3.4 miles ), Humboldt, IL (3.6 miles ), Greenup, IL (3.7 miles ), Jewett, IL (3.8 miles ).

Latitude: 39.42 N, Longitude: 88.29 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 217

Lerna household income distribution Lerna home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

7.2%
Illinois:

7.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +79 (+32.5%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (27%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (14%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Retail trade (5%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (37%)
  • Health care and social assistance (16%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (25%)
  • Transportation occupations (20%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (14%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (12%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Material moving occupations (6%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (14%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (11%)
  • Production occupations (11%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)

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

Average climate in Lerna, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Lerna-area historical tornado activity is near Illinois state average. It is 62% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/2/1990, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 29.2 miles away from the Lerna village center injured 6 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 7/11/1958, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 6.7 miles away from the village center injured 3 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Lerna-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Illinois state average. It is 77% 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 70.2 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 46.6 miles away from Lerna 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 102.7 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 69.4 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 58.1 miles away from Lerna 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 169.7 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 Coles County (5) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Storms: 3, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals and medical centers near Lerna:

  • LINCOLNLAND HOME CARE OF SBL (Home Health Center, about 5 miles away; MATTOON, IL)
  • SARAH BUSH LINCOLN HEALTH CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 5 miles away; MATTOON, IL)
  • ODD FELLOW-REBEKAH HOME (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; MATTOON, IL)
  • PALM TERRACE OF MATTOON (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; MATTOON, IL)
  • HILLTOP SKILLED NURSING AND REHABILITATION (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; CHARLESTON, IL)
  • AT HOME CARE, INC. (Home Health Center, about 8 miles away; CHARLESTON, IL)
  • HOSPICE OF DYNAMIC HOMECARE (Hospital, about 8 miles away; CHARLESTON, IL)

Amtrak station near Lerna:

  • 7 miles: MATTOON (1718 BROADWAY) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Lerna:

  • Lake Land College (about 5 miles; Mattoon, IL; Full-time enrollment: 7,499)
  • Eastern Illinois University (about 8 miles; Charleston, IL; FT enrollment: 9,414)
  • Richland Community College (about 46 miles; Decatur, IL; FT enrollment: 2,434)
  • Millikin University (about 47 miles; Decatur, IL; FT enrollment: 2,419)
  • Indiana State University (about 48 miles; Terre Haute, IN; FT enrollment: 10,925)
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (about 48 miles; Champaign, IL; FT enrollment: 47,528)
  • Parkland College (about 50 miles; Champaign, IL; FT enrollment: 7,326)

Public high school in Lerna:

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Coles 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 2013: 30.4%
(31.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This village:  2.5 people
Illinois:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  74.1%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  3.6%
Whole state:  6.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.9% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Lerna 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.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Banks with branches in Lerna (2011 data):

  • The Bank of Advance: Lerna Banking Center at 506 Main Street, branch established on 1906/06/13. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $262.4 mil, Deposits: $217.2 mil, headquarters in Advance, MO, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 6 total offices, Holding Company: Miles Bancshares, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.6
Illinois average:

12.4

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (76%)
  • Electricity (15%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (7%)
  • Other fuel (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Lerna village (based on Coles County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant13,18653
Mainline Protestant4,85518
Catholic3,8682
Other4895
Black Protestant2922
None31,183-
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: 5
Coles County:

0.96 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.38 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.08 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Coles County:

0.38 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 22
Coles County:

4.21 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 40
Here:

7.65 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.7%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Coles County:

27.2%
Illinois:

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

13.6%
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
Other Government Administration 1$1,539$18,4688$479
Totals for Government 1$1,539$18,4688$479

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

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $50,000 ($176.68)
    Regular Highways: $42,000 ($148.41)
    Financial Administration: $20,000 ($70.67)
    General - Other: $1,000 ($3.53)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $0 ($0.00)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff: $2,000 ($7.07)
    Water Utilities: $1,000 ($3.53)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $29,000 ($102.47)

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

  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $3,000 ($10.60)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $48,000 ($169.61)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $28,000 ($98.94)
    Highways: $9,000 ($31.80)
  • Tax - Property: $9,000 ($31.80)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $82,000 ($289.75)

6.19% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($28,831 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.19%
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 Douglas County, IL  0.46% ($29,651 average AGI)
from Cumberland County, IL  0.45% ($32,173)
from Champaign County, IL  0.43% ($31,143)


6.96% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($29,351 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.96%
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 Cumberland County, IL  0.50% ($31,747 average AGI)
to Champaign County, IL  0.49% ($29,494)
to Douglas County, IL  0.38% ($32,058)

Strongest AM radio stations in Lerna:

  • WLBH (1170 AM; daytime; 5 kW; MATTOON, IL; Owner: MATTOON BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WEIC (1270 AM; 1 kW; CHARLESTON, IL; Owner: COM-STAT COMMUNICATIONS, 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.)
  • WIBC (1070 AM; 50 kW; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WILL (580 AM; 5 kW; URBANA, IL; Owner: UNIV. OF ILLINOIS BOARD OF TRUSTEES)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, 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.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WHAS (840 AM; 50 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Lerna:

  • WLBH-FM (96.9 FM; MATTOON, IL; Owner: MATTOON BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMCI (101.3 FM; NEOGA, IL; Owner: THE CROMWELL GROUP, INC. OF ILLINOIS)
  • WLKL (89.9 FM; MATTOON, IL; Owner: COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT #517)
  • WXET (107.9 FM; ARCOLA, IL; Owner: PREMIER BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WWGO (92.1 FM; CHARLESTON, IL; Owner: WHQQ, INC)
  • W201AD (88.1 FM; MATTOON, IL; Owner: ILLINOIS BIBLE INSTITUTE, INC.)
  • WHQQ (98.9 FM; NEOGA, IL; Owner: WSHY, INC.)
  • WEIU (88.9 FM; CHARLESTON, IL; Owner: EASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)
  • WCBH (104.3 FM; CASEY, IL; Owner: TWO PETAZ, INC.)
  • W213AW (90.5 FM; CHARLESTON, IL; Owner: VCY AMERICA, INC.)
  • WZNX (106.7 FM; SULLIVAN, IL; Owner: WSHY, INC.)
  • WCRC (95.7 FM; EFFINGHAM, IL; Owner: TWO PETAZ, INC.)
  • WMMC (105.9 FM; MARSHALL, IL; Owner: JDL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W204BG (88.7 FM; EFFINGHAM, IL; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WIKK (103.5 FM; NEWTON, IL; Owner: V.L.N. BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WKJT (102.3 FM; TEUTOPOLIS, IL; Owner: JOHN W. KIRBY)
  • W263AQ (100.5 FM; MATTOON, IL; Owner: THE CROMWELL GROUP, INC. OF ILLINOIS)

TV broadcast stations around Lerna:

  • WEIU-TV (Channel 51; CHARLESTON, IL; Owner: EASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)
  • WCIA (Channel 3; CHAMPAIGN, IL; Owner: NEXSTAR BROADCASTING OF CHAMPAIGN, L.L.C.)
  • WBUI (Channel 23; DECATUR, IL; Owner: ACME TV LICENSES OF ILLINOIS, LLC)
  • WAND (Channel 17; DECATUR, IL; Owner: WAND(TV) PARTNERSHIP)
  • WICD (Channel 15; CHAMPAIGN, IL; Owner: WICD LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WUSI-TV (Channel 16; OLNEY, IL; Owner: BD. OF TRUSTEES SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)
  • WEIL-LP (Channel 54; EFFINGHAM, IL; Owner: BELIEVER'S BROADCASTING CORP.)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Lerna)

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1
  • 1.9 Miles S Of Cr 1000e (Lat: 39.388083 Lon: -88.287556), Type: Nntann, Structure height: 92 m, Call Sign: KSJ824
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.180 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/29/1999, Expiration Date: 07/29/2009, Cancellation Date: 02/11/2005
    Registrant: Blooston, Mordkofsky, Dickens, Duffy & Prendergast, 2120 L Street, N.W., Suite 300, Washington, DC 20037, Phone: (202) 828-5540, Fax: (202) 828-5568

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

5
  • Call Sign: KA9WEA, Licensee ID: L00161244
    Grant Date: 05/26/2011, Expiration Date: 05/26/2021
    Registrant: David M Greenwood, 1144 County Rd. 1400 N., Lerna, IL 62440
  • Call Sign: KB9AUV, Licensee ID: L01374528
    Grant Date: 02/28/2008, Expiration Date: 05/28/2018, Certifier: John F Protz
    Registrant: John F Protz, Lerna, IL 62440
  • Call Sign: WA9CUE, Licensee ID: L00047241
    Grant Date: 08/13/1997, Expiration Date: 08/13/2007, Cancellation Date: 09/18/2001
    Registrant: Keith E Tucker, 7872 E County Rd 225 N, Lerna, IL 62440-9703
  • Call Sign: WA9HNE, Licensee ID: L00418443
    Grant Date: 08/18/1997, Expiration Date: 08/18/2007, Cancellation Date: 08/19/2009
    Registrant: Virginia L Tucker, 7872 E County Rd 225 N, Lerna, IL 62440-9703
  • Call Sign: W9CUE, Previous Call Sign: WA9CUE, Licensee ID: L00047241
    Grant Date: 09/18/2001, Expiration Date: 09/18/2011, Certifier: Keith E Tucker
    Registrant: Keith E Tucker, 7872 E County Rd 225n, Lerna, IL 62440-2510

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 2
Most common first names in Lerna, IL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James874.6 years
William880.9 years
Mary775.4 years
Charles576.6 years
Donald570.6 years
Harold469.8 years
Earl474.3 years
Dorothy472.0 years
John464.0 years
Richard465.7 years
Most common last names in Lerna, IL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Starwalt982.0 years
Thompson781.8 years
Richter577.8 years
Smith581.2 years
Phipps491.2 years
Jones480.8 years
Lawyer476.2 years
Edwards463.8 years
Wortham482.5 years
Barger372.6 years

Lerna on our top lists:

  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Book stores and news dealers"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Jewelry, luggage, and leather goods stores"
  • #33 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Life, physical, and social science technicians"
  • #53 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Pharmacies and drug stores"
  • #67 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Legal occupations:"
  • #68 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Service occupations:"
  • #23 (62440) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Northern European first ancestries (pop 1,000+)"
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