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Population in 2014: 547 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +11.4%
 
Males: 261  (47.8%)
Females: 286  (52.2%)
Median resident age:  47.7 years
Illinois median age:  37.9 years

Zip codes: 61340.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $50,436 (it was $45,208 in 2000)
Mark:

$50,436
IL:

$60,960

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $35,598 (it was $18,912 in 2000)

Mark village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $114,589 (it was $75,000 in 2000)
Mark:

$114,589
IL:

$186,500

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $124,989; Detached houses: $124,487

Median gross rent in 2016: $639.

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  • Races in Mark, IL (2010)

    Mark races chart
    • 53295.9%White alone
    • 203.6%Hispanic
    • 20.4%American Indian alone
    • 10.2%Asian alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Mark: 86.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (21.4%), Italian (17.5%), American (6.4%), Polish (5.1%), Danish (2.6%), Slovene (1.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 02/26/1906

Elevation: 690 feet

Land area: 0.81 square miles.

Population density: 674 people per square mile   (low).

Mark, Illinois map

For population 25 years and over in Mark:

  • High school or higher: 95.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.7%
  • Unemployed: 3.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Mark village:

  • Never married: 23.3%
  • Now married: 56.6%
  • Separated: 1.9%
  • Widowed: 6.2%
  • Divorced: 12.0%

14 residents are foreign born (2.3% Latin America).

This village:

2.7%
Illinois:

13.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $2,196 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $1,708 (1.7%)

Mark satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Peoria, IL (42.1 miles , pop. 112,936).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Chicago, IL (90.4 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Granville, IL (1.0 miles ), Standard, IL (1.9 miles ), Hennepin, IL (2.1 miles ), Spring Valley, IL (2.2 miles ), De Pue, IL (2.2 miles ), Cedar Point, IL (2.5 miles ), Bureau Junction, IL (2.5 miles ), McNabb, IL (2.6 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1 building, cost: $86,000
  • 1998: 1 building, cost: $86,000
  • 1999: 1 building, cost: $86,000
  • 2000: 1 building, cost: $86,000
  • 2001: 1 building, cost: $86,000
  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $86,000
  • 2003: 6 buildings, average cost: $125,000
  • 2004: 6 buildings, average cost: $125,000
  • 2005: 6 buildings, average cost: $125,000
  • 2006: 6 buildings, average cost: $125,000
  • 2007: 5 buildings, average cost: $125,000
  • 2008: 4 buildings, average cost: $125,000
  • 2009: 3 buildings, average cost: $125,000
  • 2010: 3 buildings, average cost: $125,000
  • 2011: 3 buildings, average cost: $125,000
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $140,000
  • 2013: 1 building, cost: $140,000
  • 2014: 1 building, cost: $140,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 41.27 N, Longitude: 89.25 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 815

Mark household income distribution Mark home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.0%
Illinois:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +91 (+22.8%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (46%)
  • Construction (14%)
  • Information (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Retail trade (4%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Retail trade (24%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (38%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (15%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (5%)
  • Sales and related occupations (4%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (15%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (7%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)

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

Average climate in Mark, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Mark-area historical tornado activity is near Illinois state average. It is 68% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/20/2004, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 2.0 miles away from the Mark village center killed 8 people and injured 12 people and caused $8 million in damages.

On 12/6/1951, a category F3 tornado 5.7 miles away from the village center killed one person and injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Mark-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Illinois state average. It is 84% 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 207.6 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 183.8 miles away from Mark 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 22.5 miles away from the city 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 239.9 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) earthquake occurred 206.8 miles away from Mark center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 194.8 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 Putnam County (9) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 5, Floods: 3, Snows: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Mark topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Mark:

  • ST MARGARETS HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 6 miles away; SPRING VALLEY, IL)
  • SPRING VALLEY NURSING (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; SPRING VALLEY, IL)
  • ILLINOIS VALLEY COMMUNITY HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 8 miles away; PERU, IL)
  • ILLINOIS VALLEY HOSPICE (Hospital, about 8 miles away; PERU, IL)
  • HERITAGE HEALTH-PERU (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; PERU, IL)
  • MANOR COURT OF PERU (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; PERU, IL)
  • HERITAGE HEALTH-LASALLE (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; LA SALLE, IL)

Amtrak station near Mark:

  • 14 miles: PRINCETON (107 BICENTENNIAL DR.) . Services: partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Mark:

  • Illinois Valley Community College (about 9 miles; Oglesby, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,747)
  • Illinois Central College (about 42 miles; East Peoria, IL; FT enrollment: 7,158)
  • Bradley University (about 44 miles; Peoria, IL; FT enrollment: 5,152)
  • Kishwaukee College (about 51 miles; Malta, IL; FT enrollment: 3,356)
  • Heartland Community College (about 53 miles; Normal, IL; FT enrollment: 3,958)
  • Northern Illinois University (about 53 miles; Dekalb, IL; FT enrollment: 18,126)
  • Illinois State University (about 54 miles; Normal, IL; FT enrollment: 18,804)

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Putnam 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 2010 was 46.5. This is significantly better than average.

City:

46.5
U.S.:

74.7

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2010 was 9.66. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.66
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 8.9%
(9.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This village:  2.5 people
Illinois:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  68.2%
Whole state:  65.8%

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

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.9
Illinois average:

12.1

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

Presidential Elections Results

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2016 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Mark village (based on Putnam County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic1,0652
Mainline Protestant8297
Other811
Evangelical Protestant672
None3,964-
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: 2
Putnam County:

3.33 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Putnam County:

3.33 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 2
Putnam County:

3.33 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 7
Here:

11.65 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.1%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Putnam County:

27.0%
Illinois:

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

20.4%
State:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

47.4%
Illinois:

48.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

41.0%
State:

45.7%

Average BMI:
This city:

29.0
Illinois:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

22.3%
Illinois:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

13.8%
Illinois:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
Illinois:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

34.5%
State:

33.2%

General health condition:
Here:

52.6%
Illinois:

55.4%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

75.9%
Illinois:

79.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Mark, IL Residents
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$1,571
Other Government Administration 0$0 9$2,062
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 6$353
Parks and Recreation 0$0 7$5,676
Water Supply 1$6,024$72,2880$0
Totals for Government 1$6,024$72,28823$9,662

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

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $8,000 ($14.63)
    Regular Highways: $3,000 ($5.48)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $62,000 ($113.35)
    Regular Highways: $47,000 ($85.92)
    Sewerage: $36,000 ($65.81)
    Financial Administration: $29,000 ($53.02)
    Solid Waste Management: $22,000 ($40.22)
    General Public Buildings: $15,000 ($27.42)
    Police Protection: $9,000 ($16.45)
    Parks & Recreation: $2,000 ($3.66)
    Health Services - Other: $1,000 ($1.83)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $0 ($0.00)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $12,000 ($21.94)
    Water Utilities: $7,000 ($12.80)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $28,000 ($51.19)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $79,000 ($144.42)
    All Other: $32,000 ($58.50)
    Solid Waste Management: $24,000 ($43.88)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $6,000 ($10.97)
    General Revenue, NEC: $3,000 ($5.48)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $46,000 ($84.10)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $46,000 ($84.10)
    Highways: $12,000 ($21.94)
  • Tax - Public Utilities: $36,000 ($65.81)
    Property: $19,000 ($34.73)
    NEC: $1,000 ($1.83)

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

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $0 ($0.00)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $255,000 ($466.18)

5.46% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($44,799 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.46%
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 La Salle County, IL  1.57% ($41,225 average AGI)
from Bureau County, IL  1.34% ($37,941)


6.82% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,693 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.82%
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 La Salle County, IL  1.90% ($30,735 average AGI)
to Bureau County, IL  1.39% ($27,139)
to Marshall County, IL  0.54% ($29,643)

Strongest AM radio stations in Mark:

  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WLPO (1220 AM; 1 kW; LASALLE, IL; Owner: LASALLE COUNTY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • 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)
  • WZOE (1490 AM; 1 kW; PRINCETON, IL; Owner: WZOE, INC.)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WVIV (1200 AM; 20 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLXX-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • WAUR (930 AM; 4 kW; SANDWICH, IL; Owner: CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING SYSTEM, LTD.)
  • WVEL (1140 AM; daytime; 5 kW; PEKIN, IL)

Strongest FM radio stations in Mark:

  • WBZG (100.9 FM; PERU, IL; Owner: MENDOTA BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WAJK (99.3 FM; LA SALLE, IL; Owner: LA SALLE COUNTY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WIVQ (103.3 FM; SPRING VALLEY, IL; Owner: MENDOTA BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WWGN (88.9 FM; OTTAWA, IL; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION, INC.)
  • WSOG (88.1 FM; SPRING VALLEY, IL; Owner: SPIRIT EDUCATION ASSOCIATION, INC.)
  • WNIW (91.3 FM; LA SALLE, IL; Owner: NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)
  • WALS (102.1 FM; OGLESBY, IL; Owner: LACO RADIO, INC.)
  • WZOE-FM (98.1 FM; PRINCETON, IL; Owner: WZOE, INC.)
  • WRVY-FM (100.5 FM; HENRY, IL; Owner: WZOE, INC)
  • WMKB (102.9 FM; EARLVILLE, IL; Owner: KM RADIO OF EARLVILLE, L.L.C.)
  • WGLC-FM (100.1 FM; MENDOTA, IL; Owner: MENDOTA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSTQ (97.7 FM; STREATOR, IL; Owner: MENDOTA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WYYS (106.1 FM; STREATOR, IL; Owner: MENDOTA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WKOT (96.5 FM; MARSEILLES, IL; Owner: LASALLE COUNTY BROADCASTING CORP.)

TV broadcast stations around Mark:

  • WWTO-TV (Channel 35; LASALLE, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WYZZ-TV (Channel 43; BLOOMINGTON, IL; Owner: WYZZ LICENSEE, INC.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 0mTotal length
  • 800Total average daily traffic
  • 40Total average daily truck traffic
  • 1,076Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Lat: 41.264472 Lon: -89.249528, Call Sign: WQAF282
    Assigned Frequencies: 458.112 MHzGrant Date: 05/14/2014, Expiration Date: 05/19/2024, Certifier: Kevin TroglioRegistrant: Atlas License Company, 7202 N. Shadeland Ave., Ste. 215, Indianapolis, IN 46250, Phone: (317) 813-4865, Fax: (317) 813-4870, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

4
  • Call Sign: KA9UGL, Licensee ID: L00162130, Grant Date: 03/25/1997, Expiration Date: 03/25/2007, Cancellation Date: 10/17/2003, Registrant: Gilbert J Serafini, 115 S Saint Paul St, Mark, IL 61340
  • Call Sign: W9LIG, Grant Date: 09/26/1997, Expiration Date: 09/26/2007, Cancellation Date: 09/29/2009, Registrant: Hugh R Borri, Box 11, Mark, IL 61340
  • Call Sign: WB9UBT, Licensee ID: L00162588, Grant Date: 01/05/2007, Expiration Date: 03/25/2017, Certifier: Richard Serafini, Registrant: Richard Serafini, 211 N Saint Paul St, Mark, IL 61340
  • Call Sign: KC9OGX, Licensee ID: L01430410, Grant Date: 09/11/2008, Expiration Date: 09/11/2018, Certifier: Steven C Faletti, Registrant: Steven C Faletti, 508 S Milwaukee St, Mark, IL 61340

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1
Most common first names in Mark, IL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John584.4 years
Joe483.0 years
Joseph470.7 years
Mary482.5 years
Anna382.3 years
Louis379.7 years
Vincent385.3 years
Anton272.5 years
George283.1 years
Harry292.5 years
Most common last names in Mark, IL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Donini488.5 years
Serafini482.0 years
Pettit378.7 years
Romani378.1 years
Verda383.0 years
Dove288.0 years
Faletti276.5 years
Guccini289.0 years
Azarskis268.5 years
Germanson262.0 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (86%)
  • Electricity (10%)
  • Other fuel (2%)
  • Wood (1%)

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

Mark on our top lists:

  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Spain (population 500+)"
There is 1 pilot and 1 other airmen in this city.
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