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Population in 2012: 7,593 (99% urban, 1% rural). Population change since 2000: +19.5%
Males: 3,685  (48.5%)
Females: 3,908  (51.5%)

Median resident age:  35.0 years
Illinois median age:  39.6 years

Zip codes: 60152, 60180.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $58,278 (it was $50,214 in 2000)
Marengo:

$58,278
IL:

$55,137
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $24,194

Marengo city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $160,809 (it was $137,700 in 2000)
Marengo:

$160,809
IL:

$170,600
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $205,424; Detached houses: $211,329; Townhouses or other attached units: $188,097; In 2-unit structures: $229,725; Mobile homes: $140,543

Median gross rent in 2012: $854.

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  • White alone - 6,231 (81.2%)
  • Hispanic - 1,181 (15.4%)
  • Black alone - 89 (1.2%)
  • Two or more races - 84 (1.1%)
  • Asian alone - 71 (0.9%)
  • American Indian alone - 19 (0.2%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Marengo: 102.3 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (28.8%), Irish (13.1%), Polish (8.8%), Italian (5.8%), English (5.5%), Swedish (2.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 09/25/1893

Elevation: 837 feet

Land area: 3.98 square miles.

Population density: 1,910 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Marengo:

  • High school or higher: 88.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 21.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.8%
  • Unemployed: 12.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Marengo city:

  • Never married: 22.9%
  • Now married: 58.5%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 5.8%
  • Divorced: 11.6%

724 residents are foreign born (2.3% Europe).

This city:  9.4%
Illinois:  13.9%



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists there were 7 registered sex offenders living in Marengo, Illinois as of December 18, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Marengo to the number of sex offenders is 1,085 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $4,638 (2.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $3,859 (2.1%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Elgin, IL (21.8 miles , pop. 94,487).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Chicago, IL (55.4 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Union, IL (1.8 miles ), Garden Prairie, IL (2.5 miles ), Woodstock, IL (3.1 miles ), Huntley, IL (3.3 miles ), Hampshire, IL (3.4 miles ), Genoa, IL (3.4 miles ), Chemung, IL (3.4 miles ), Harvard, IL (3.5 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 38 buildings, average cost: $74,300
  • 1998: 33 buildings, average cost: $88,200
  • 1999: 49 buildings, average cost: $81,200
  • 2000: 35 buildings, average cost: $87,500
  • 2001: 58 buildings, average cost: $91,000
  • 2002: 148 buildings, average cost: $106,900
  • 2003: 135 buildings, average cost: $122,500
  • 2004: 64 buildings, average cost: $138,100
  • 2005: 42 buildings, average cost: $123,400
  • 2006: 34 buildings, average cost: $155,200
  • 2007: 11 buildings, average cost: $159,100
  • 2008: 8 buildings, average cost: $130,000
  • 2009: 11 buildings, average cost: $212,900
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $200,000
  • 2011: 3 buildings, average cost: $160,000
  • 2012: 3 buildings, average cost: $172,700

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Latitude: 42.25 N, Longitude: 88.60 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -477 (-6.2%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 969 (27.1%)

Area code: 815

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Crime rates in Marengo by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Murders 01001000000N/A
per 100,000 0.015.70.00.014.50.00.00.00.00.00.0N/A
Rapes 22332543264N/A
per 100,000 31.531.547.245.729.069.354.240.026.579.852.2N/A
Robberies 20112102002N/A
per 100,000 31.50.015.715.229.013.90.026.70.00.026.1N/A
Assaults 48337116440N/A
per 100,000 62.9125.947.245.7101.413.913.580.053.153.20.0N/A
Burglaries 3027887111418171422N/A
per 100,000 472.1424.9125.9121.8101.4152.4189.7240.0225.6186.2287.0N/A
Thefts 16816415315314310290891298388N/A
per 100,000 2643.62580.62407.62329.82071.91412.91219.31186.81711.81103.71148.1N/A
Auto thefts 105336511071N/A1
per 100,000 157.478.747.245.786.969.313.5133.492.913.3N/A13.0
Arson 00000000000N/A
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0N/A
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 304.8) 207.2230.7167.8162.4185.8140.9113.9136.6128.9138.5N/AN/A

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 14 (14 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.83
Illinois average:

2.78

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Marengo, Illinois accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

8.3%
Illinois:

9.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +1,491 (+30.7%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (26%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (14%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Construction (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Carpenters (6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Engineers (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Cashiers (4%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (3%)

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Tornado activity:

Marengo-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Illinois state average. It is 115% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/21/1967, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 11.3 miles away from the Marengo city center killed 24 people and injured 450 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/11/1965, a category F4 tornado 11.7 miles away from the city center killed 6 people and injured 75 people.

Earthquake activity:

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

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 56.8 miles away from the city center
On 9/2/1999 at 16:17:29, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 56.2 miles away from Marengo center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in McHenry County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 6, Floods: 5, Snows: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Snow: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Marengo topographic map

Birthplace of: Carl Lundgren - Baseball player and coach, David Boies - Attorney.


Hospitals/medical centers in Marengo:

  • QUALITY RENAL CARE, LLC (Dialysis Facility, 910 GREENLEE STREET, SUITE B)
  • FLORENCE NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, 546 EAST GRANT HIGHWAY)

Other hospitals/medical centers near Marengo:

  • VALLEY HI NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; WOODSTOCK, IL)
  • MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; WOODSTOCK, IL)
  • ADULT CHILD REHAB CTR MCHENRY (Home Health Center, about 10 miles away; WOODSTOCK, IL)

Political contributions by individuals in Marengo, IL

Airports located in Marengo:


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Amtrak station near Marengo:

  • 20 miles: ROCKFORD (7559 WALTON ST.) - Bus Station . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Local government website: WWW.CITYOFMARENGO.COM

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Marengo:

  • McHenry County College (about 13 miles; Crystal Lake, IL; Full-time enrollment: 3,149)
  • Rock Valley College (about 21 miles; Rockford, IL; FT enrollment: 3,903)
  • Elgin Community College (about 22 miles; Elgin, IL; FT enrollment: 4,230)
  • American InterContinental University-Online (about 24 miles; Hoffman Estates, IL; FT enrollment: 25,208)
  • Northern Illinois University (about 24 miles; Dekalb, IL; FT enrollment: 18,548)
  • Kishwaukee College (about 26 miles; Malta, IL; FT enrollment: 2,421)
  • Harper College (about 30 miles; Palatine, IL; FT enrollment: 6,988)

Public high school in Marengo:

Private high school in Marengo:

  • FAITH LUTHERAN HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 49; Location: 1913 HAWTHORN RD; Grades: 9 - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Marengo:

Private elementary/middle school in Marengo:

  • ZION LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 333; Location: 408 JACKSON ST; Grades: PK - 8)
See full list of schools located in Marengo, map of school districts: MARENGO-UNION ELEMENTARY CONSOLIDATED DISTRICT 165, MARENGO COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT 154

Library in Marengo:

  • MARENGO PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT (Operating income: $565,381; Location: 200 SOUTH STATE STREET; 55,309 books; 2,927 audio materials; 3,811 video materials; 1 local licensed databases; 16 state licensed databases; 72 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Marengo: Marengo Public Library (A), Marengo City Hall (B), Marengo Fire Protection District Station 1 (C), Marengo Rescue Squad - Marengo Fire Protection District Station 2 (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Marengo include: First Baptist Church (A), First Presbyterian Church (B), Kingdom Hall of Jehovahs Witnesses (C), Marengo United Methodist Church (D), Sacred Heart Catholic Church (E), Zion Lutheran Church (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Sacred Heart Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 
McHenry 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
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 33.3. This is about average.
City:

33.3
U.S.:

32.0
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 25.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.7 miles away from the city center.
City:

25.7
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.62. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.7 miles away from the city center.
City:

9.62
U.S.:

9.59

Drinking water stations with addresses in Marengo that have no violations reported:

  • WATERS EDGE GOLF COURSE (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 11.3%
(8.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 93.3% for Black residents, 18.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 47.4% for American Indian residents, 31.7% for other race residents, 5.1% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.7 people
Illinois:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  70.5%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  8.1%
Whole state:  6.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Marengo, IL

45 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
7 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010

People in group quarters in Marengo in 2000:

  • 47 people in nursing homes
  • 7 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 6 people in other nonhousehold living situations

Marengo compared to Illinois state average:

Marengo, Illinois environmental map by EPA

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  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.


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Banks with branches in Marengo (2011 data):

  • BMO Harris Bank National Association: Harris Bk Marengo Branch at 100 West Washington, branch established on 1930/01/01; Drive-In Branch at 123 West Grant Highway, branch established on 1971/10/05. Info updated 2011/07/14: Bank assets: $97,264.0 mil, Deposits: $75,624.6 mil, headquarters in Chicago, IL, positive income, 717 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of Montreal
  • First National Bank of Omaha: The First National Bank Of Marengo B at 677 East Grant Highway, branch established on 1976/09/07. Info updated 2010/10/13: Bank assets: $13,433.1 mil, Deposits: $10,746.6 mil, headquarters in Omaha, NE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 102 total offices, Holding Company: Lauritzen Corporation
  • Prairie Community Bank: at 800 West Grant Highway, branch established on 1998/04/02. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $123.7 mil, Deposits: $106.5 mil, local headquarters, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Marengo Bancshares, Inc.
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: Marengo Branch at 200 East Grant Highway, branch established on 1925/01/01. Info updated 2011/11/10: Bank assets: $1,811,678.0 mil, Deposits: $1,190,738.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, International Specialization, 5577 total offices, Holding Company: Jpmorgan Chase & Co.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Marengo travel time to work - commute


Marengo mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (82%)
  • Electricity (16%)
  • Wood (1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Marengo city (based on McHenry County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 47.79%
Here47.8%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaLutheran ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchUnited Church of Christ
Adherents61.5%10.3%8.4%5.5%4.4%
Congregations13.5%9.5%10.3%11.9%6.3%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)Episcopal ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchEvangelical Free Church of AmericaOther
Adherents1.5%1.3%1.1%0.9%5.0%
Congregations4.0%4.0%4.0%3.2%33.3%
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: 44
Here:

1.40 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 4
This county:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.08 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 24
McHenry County:

0.76 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 64
This county:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 198
McHenry County:

6.29 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

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

6.8%
State:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

26.5%
State:

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

17.7%
Illinois:

14.5%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 1$4,446$53,3521$167
Other Government Administration 3$14,619$58,47618$7,851
Police Protection - Officers 15$75,697$60,5580$0
Police - Other 5$18,454$44,2908$4,559
Streets and Highways 7$28,638$49,0940$0
Sewerage 3$13,302$53,2080$0
Water Supply 4$17,028$51,0840$0
Other and Unallocable 3$12,509$50,0362$1,342
Totals for Government 41$184,693$54,05629$13,919

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

  • Construction - Central Staff Services: $57,000 ($7.51)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $1,122,000 ($147.77)
    Regular Highways: $759,000 ($99.96)
    Central Staff Services: $501,000 ($65.98)
    Sewerage: $375,000 ($49.39)
    General - Other: $349,000 ($45.96)
    Water Utilities: $346,000 ($45.57)
    Parks & Recreation: $175,000 ($23.05)
    General Public Buildings: $106,000 ($13.96)
    Solid Waste Management: $59,000 ($7.77)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $221,000 ($29.11)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Solid Waste Management: $123,000 ($16.20)
    Regular Highways: $57,000 ($7.51)
    Police Protection: $34,000 ($4.48)
    Central Staff: $18,000 ($2.37)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,509,000 ($198.74)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $548,000 ($72.17)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Support: $91,000 ($11.98)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $227,000 ($29.90)
    Interest Earnings: $106,000 ($13.96)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $492,000 ($64.80)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $976,000 ($128.54)
    Highways: $170,000 ($22.39)
  • Tax - Property: $816,000 ($107.47)
    Public Utilities: $508,000 ($66.90)
    NEC: $394,000 ($51.89)

Marengo government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $3,950,000 ($520.22)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $3,800,000 ($500.46)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $150,000 ($19.76)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $3,914,000 ($515.47)

7.68% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($60,200 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.68%
Illinois average:

5.66%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($255 average AGI)
McHenry County:

0.04%
Illinois average:

0.19%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Cook County, IL  2.75% ($61,625 average AGI)
from Lake County, IL  1.11% ($60,755)
from Kane County, IL  0.87% ($55,269)


6.52% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($57,289 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.52%
Illinois average:

5.99%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($166 average AGI)
McHenry County:

0.04%
Illinois average:

0.07%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Cook County, IL  1.27% ($50,092 average AGI)
to Lake County, IL  0.85% ($54,236)
to Kane County, IL  0.65% ($52,469)

Strongest AM radio stations in Marengo:

  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WNVR (1030 AM; 5 kW; VERNON HILLS, IL; Owner: POLNET COMMUNICATIONS, LTD.)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WAIT (850 AM; daytime; 3 kW; CRYSTAL LAKE, IL; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WROK (1440 AM; 5 kW; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WTJK (1380 AM; 5 kW; SOUTH BELOIT, IL; Owner: GOOD KARMA BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WVIV (1200 AM; 20 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLXX-AM LICENSE CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Marengo:

  • WZSR (105.5 FM; WOODSTOCK, IL; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WYCH (106.3 FM; GENOA, IL; Owner: DONTRON, INC.)
  • WGSL (91.1 FM; LOVES PARK, IL; Owner: CHRISTIAN LIFE CENTER SCHOOL)
  • WZCH (103.9 FM; DUNDEE, IL; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WQFL (100.9 FM; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: QUEST FOR LIFE, INC.)
  • WXRX (104.9 FM; BELVIDERE, IL; Owner: AIRPLAY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WCKG (105.9 FM; ELMWOOD PARK, IL; Owner: INFINITY HOLDINGS CORPORATION OF ORLANDO)
  • WLIT-FM (93.9 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WJMK (104.3 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORP. OF ILLINOIS)
  • WNUA (95.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WZOK (97.5 FM; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WGFB (103.1 FM; ROCKTON, IL; Owner: WRWC, Inc.)
  • WFEN (88.3 FM; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: FAITH ACADEMY, DBA WFEN)
  • WKMQ-FM (96.7 FM; LOVES PARK, IL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WDEK (92.5 FM; DEKALB, IL; Owner: SPANISH BROADCASTING SYSTEM OF ILLINOIS, INC.)
  • WYHY (95.3 FM; WINNEBAGO, IL; Owner: AIRPLAY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNIU (89.5 FM; DEKALB, IL; Owner: NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)
  • WNIJ (90.5 FM; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)
  • WJKL (94.3 FM; ELGIN, IL; Owner: ELGIN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WDKB (94.9 FM; DEKALB, IL; Owner: DEKALB COUNTY RADIO, LIMITED)

TV broadcast stations around Marengo:

  • W34CK (Channel 34; ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL; Owner: FIRST UNITED, INC.)
  • W64CQ (Channel 64; ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WLS-TV (Channel 7; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WMAQ-TV (Channel 5; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: NBC SUBSIDIARY (WMAQ-TV), INC.)
  • WTTW (Channel 11; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WINDOW TO THE WORLD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN-TV (Channel 9; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WGBO-TV (Channel 66; JOLIET, IL; Owner: WGBO LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, G.P.)
  • WPWR-TV (Channel 50; GARY, IN; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WXFT (Channel 60; AURORA, IL; Owner: TELEFUTURA CHICAGO LLC)
  • WIFR (Channel 23; FREEPORT, IL; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WCIU-TV (Channel 26; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WCIU-TV LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCPX (Channel 38; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: PAXSON CHICAGO LICENSE, INC.)
  • WTVO (Channel 17; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: WINNEBAGO TELEVISION CORPORATION)
  • WFBN-LP (Channel 33; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: WEIGEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WQFL-CA (Channel 8; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: FAMILY VALUES ORGANIZATION, INC.)
  • WQRF-TV (Channel 39; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: QUORUM OF ROCKFORD LICENSE, LLC)
  • WCFC-CA (Channel 51; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: CHRISTIAN COMMUNICATIONS OF CHICAGOLAND, INC.)
  • W57DN (Channel 57; ELGIN, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WREX-TV (Channel 13; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: WREX TELEVISION, LLC)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Marengo, Illinois:
  • Fatal accident count: 1
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 1
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 1
  • Fatalities: 1
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 2
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 1
Illinois average:
  • Fatal accident count: 118
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 179
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 40
  • Fatalities: 127
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 312
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 20

Marengo fatal accident list:

Apr 18, 2008 08:50 PM, Us-20, Lat: 42.237764, Lon: -88.581992, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 4
Total length: 11 meters (36ft)
Total costs: $69,000
Total average daily traffic: 26,050
Total average daily truck traffic: 3,249
Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic: 31,026

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Marengo)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 35 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Marengo, IL)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 59 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Marengo)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 2 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Marengo)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 34 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)


Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 1999
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$182,5106$119,46511$118,7342$26,4801$120,710
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$01$49,5801$150,4600$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$01$179,4503$131,7671$18,6000$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$01$68,3902$93,5050$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$01$117,2200$00$0
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 1999
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2$126,2001$86,510
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 22
  • Hazardous Condition: 29

Incident types - Marengo


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Marengo, IL

Most common first names in Marengo, IL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William5276.8 years
Mary4882.0 years
John4775.9 years
George4075.8 years
Robert4072.1 years
James3667.0 years
Helen3278.6 years
Edward3278.0 years
Margaret3078.5 years
Joseph2974.1 years
Most common last names in Marengo, IL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson3477.2 years
Meyer1686.5 years
Anderson1677.5 years
Miller1373.8 years
Fischer1375.0 years
Anthony1274.7 years
Smith1079.8 years
Mckee1080.0 years
Mueller1080.8 years
Schultz1076.2 years
Businesses in Marengo, IL
NameCountNameCount
Decora Cabinetry2McDonald's1
FedEx2RadioShack1
H&R Block1Sprint Nextel1
La-Z-Boy1UPS1
MasterBrand Cabinets2

Marengo on our top lists:

  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Office and administrative support occupations: (population 5,000+)"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Computer specialists (population 5,000+)"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Communications equipment operators (population 5,000+)"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Metal and mineral, except petroleum, merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Machinery (population 5,000+)"
  • #89 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest temperature differences during a year (population 5,000+)"
  • #79 (60180) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Northern European first ancestries (pop 1,000+)"
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State forum archive:

Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Jerald W. Darlington, Jr. (8)
  • Eric D. Frazier (4)
  • Paul Musschoot (3)
  • Richard Dale Michonski (3)
  • Daniel Stout (3)
  • Amy Keller (2)
  • Andrzej Z. Ringwelski (2)
  • Edward F. Kubacki (2)
  • James Michael Stemple (2)
  • Robert Cisneros (2)

Total of 53 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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