McCook, Illinois

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Population in 2014: 231 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: -9.1%
 
Males: 118  (51.4%)
Females: 113  (48.6%)
Median resident age:  34.5 years
Illinois median age:  37.2 years

Zip codes: 60525.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $45,331 (it was $43,125 in 2000)
McCook:

$45,331
IL:

$56,210

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $22,180 (it was $24,996 in 2000)

McCook village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $232,829 (it was $159,500 in 2000)
McCook:

$232,829
IL:

$169,600

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $271,740; Detached houses: $289,664; Townhouses or other attached units: $245,879; In 2-unit structures: $219,304; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $264,262; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $239,756; Mobile homes: $26,256; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $50,705

Median gross rent in 2013: $958.

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  • Races in McCook, IL (2010)

    McCook races chart
    • 16170.6%White alone
    • 6528.5%Hispanic
    • 20.9%Two or more races

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in McCook: 105.6 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Polish (20.7%), Irish (18.1%), Italian (9.6%), German (8.8%), Czech (5.4%), United States (2.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 05/26/1926

Elevation: 615 feet

Land area: 2.60 square miles.

Population density: 89 people per square mile   (very low).

McCook,IL real estate house value index trend

McCook, Illinois map

For population 25 years and over in McCook:

  • High school or higher: 88.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.6%
  • Unemployed: 1.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in McCook village:

  • Never married: 29.7%
  • Now married: 50.3%
  • Separated: 0.4%
  • Widowed: 3.5%
  • Divorced: 16.1%

30 residents are foreign born (6.5% Latin America, 2.4% Europe).

This village:

10.2%
Illinois:

14.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $7,186 (2.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $5,077 (2.2%)

McCook satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Berwyn, IL (3.8 miles , pop. 54,016).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Chicago, IL (8.4 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Lyons, IL (1.1 miles ), Summit, IL (1.1 miles ), Brookfield, IL (1.4 miles ), La Grange, IL (1.5 miles ), Riverside, IL (1.5 miles ), Forest View, IL (1.6 miles ), Countryside, IL (1.6 miles ), Stickney, IL (1.6 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1998: 1 building, cost: $87,000

Latitude: 41.80 N, Longitude: 87.83 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +5,393 (+1,830.7%)
Workers who live and work in this village: 32 (22.4%)

McCook household income distribution McCook home values distribution

Crime rates in McCook by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Murders 0010100000000
per 100,000 0.00.0403.20.0411.50.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 0000020000011
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.0829.90.00.00.00.00.0432.9431.0
Robberies 00000000116000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.04,741.42,620.10.00.00.0
Assaults 00013556001023
per 100,000 0.00.00.0409.81,234.62,074.72,092.12,531.60.00.04,366.8865.81,293.1
Burglaries 552116151049627
per 100,000 1,968.51,992.0806.5409.8411.52,489.66,276.24,219.41,724.13,930.12,620.1865.83,017.2
Thefts 3434172324233751625222330
per 100,000 13,385.813,545.86,854.89,426.29,876.59,543.615,481.22,109.76,896.610,917.09,607.09,956.712,931.0
Auto thefts 3322113181231251314
per 100,000 1,181.11,195.2806.5819.7411.55,394.27,531.45,063.31,293.15,240.22,183.45,627.76,034.5
Arson 0010020000000
per 100,000 0.00.0403.20.00.0829.90.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 287.5) 157.3159.2246.2113.4312.8423.4426.1264.6393.9392.8331.1292.7371.8

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City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in McCook detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 20 (15 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

65.50
Illinois average:

2.76
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.2%
Illinois:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -23 (-8.3%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (27%)
  • Accommodation and food services (22%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (16%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Wholesale trade (9%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Other services, except public administration (16%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (24%)
  • Transportation occupations (22%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (17%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (4%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (18%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (15%)
  • Sales and related occupations (15%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (8%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)

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

Average climate in McCook, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

McCook-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Illinois state average. It is 49% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/28/1990, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 23.7 miles away from the McCook village center killed 29 people and injured 350 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 6/13/1976, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 6.5 miles away from the village center killed 2 people and injured 23 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

McCook-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Illinois state average. It is 85% 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 231.5 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 206.0 miles away from McCook 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 60.0 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 263.6 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 229.8 miles away from McCook center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 222.2 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 Cook County (17) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Storms: 10, Tornadoes: 3, Snowstorms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
McCook topographic map

Main business address for: WELLS GARDNER ELECTRONICS CORP (RADIO & TV BROADCASTING & COMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT).

Hospitals and medical centers near McCook:

  • LAGRANGE COL MANOR CONV NSG CTR (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; LA GRANGE, IL)
  • MEADOWBROOK MANOR - LAGRANGE (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; LA GRANGE, IL)
  • HELPING HAND IC FACILITY (Hospital, about 2 miles away; SUMMIT, IL)
  • BENEVOLENT HOME HEALTH CARE (Home Health Center, about 2 miles away; LA GRANGE, IL)
  • DUPAGE HOME HEALTH CARE, INC (Home Health Center, about 2 miles away; LA GRANGE, IL)
  • GROVE OF LA GRANGE PARK (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; LA GRANGE PARK, IL)
  • MIDWEST PEARL HOME HEALTH CARE INC (Home Health Center, about 3 miles away; CHICAGO, IL)

Amtrak stations near McCook:

  • 2 miles: SUMMIT (ARCHER & CENTER AVE.) . Services: public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 3 miles: LA GRANGE ROAD (LA GRANGE, 25 W. BURLINGTON AVE.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public payphones, taxi stand, public transit connection.
  • 12 miles: CHICAGO (225 S. CANAL ST.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to McCook:

  • Morton College (about 5 miles; Cicero, IL; Full-time enrollment: 3,236)
  • City Colleges of Chicago-Richard J Daley College (about 7 miles; Chicago, IL; FT enrollment: 7,497)
  • Concordia University-Chicago (about 8 miles; River Forest, IL; FT enrollment: 3,944)
  • Moraine Valley Community College (about 8 miles; Palos Hills, IL; FT enrollment: 12,008)
  • Dominican University (about 8 miles; River Forest, IL; FT enrollment: 2,971)
  • Triton College (about 9 miles; River Grove, IL; FT enrollment: 8,817)
  • Saint Xavier University (about 9 miles; Chicago, IL; FT enrollment: 3,576)

Library in McCook:

  • MCCOOK PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT (Operating income: $479,212; Location: 8419 WEST 50TH STREET; 16,434 books; 2,503 audio materials; 4,228 video materials; 15 state licensed databases; 1 other licensed databases; 80 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable location: McCook Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Main business address in McCook: WELLS GARDNER ELECTRONICS CORP (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cook 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 106. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

106
U.S.:

75

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2013 was 0.348. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.348
U.S.:

0.293

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 17.3. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 1.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

17.3
U.S.:

6.4

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 1.29. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.29
U.S.:

1.91

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 23.2. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 4.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

23.2
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 17.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

17.6
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 11.7. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 0.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.7
U.S.:

9.4

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2009 was 0.0166. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 0.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0166
U.S.:

0.0138
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 5.5%
(5.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 6.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
Average household size:
This village:  2.2 people
Illinois:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  60.2%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  5.8%
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: 1.0% of all households

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.1
Illinois average:

12.4

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

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for McCook village (based on Cook County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic1,947,223376
Evangelical Protestant432,9751,484
Other312,636403
Mainline Protestant202,114630
Black Protestant148,895395
Orthodox53,27666
None2,097,556-
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: 1,460
Cook County:

2.77 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 23
This county:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.08 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 490
Cook County:

0.93 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 806
Cook County:

1.53 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 3,516
Here:

6.67 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.4%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Cook County:

23.5%
Illinois:

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

16.3%
State:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
McCook:

47.7%
State:

48.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
McCook:

42.5%
Illinois:

45.7%

Average BMI:
McCook:

28.6
Illinois:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

22.2%
Illinois:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
McCook:

11.6%
State:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

32.3%
State:

33.2%

General health condition:
McCook:

53.3%
Illinois:

55.4%

Average condition of hearing:
McCook:

75.9%
State:

79.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of McCook, 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 1$5,444$65,3280$0
Other Government Administration 14$32,365$27,7410$0
Police Protection - Officers 19$130,258$82,2680$0
Police - Other 6$27,925$55,8503$727
Firefighters 10$54,584$65,5010$0
Streets and Highways 1$7,491$89,8920$0
Solid Waste Management 4$15,550$46,6500$0
Water Supply 2$14,511$87,0660$0
Other and Unallocable 7$32,302$55,3750$0
Totals for Government 64$320,430$60,0813$727

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

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $3,549,000 ($15363.64)
    Police Protection: $1,375,000 ($5952.38)
    Financial Administration: $1,222,000 ($5290.04)
    General - Other: $507,000 ($2194.81)
    Fire Protection: $492,000 ($2129.87)
    Regular Highways: $63,000 ($272.73)
    Health Services - Other: $8,000 ($34.63)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Cash & Deposits: $1,516,000 ($6562.77)
    Securities - Corporate Bonds (market): $616,000 ($2666.67)
    Benefit Payments: $252,000 ($1090.91)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $146,000 ($632.03)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $1,167,000 ($5051.95)
    Police Protection: $106,000 ($458.87)
    Fire Protection: $13,000 ($56.28)
    Central Staff: $5,000 ($21.65)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,971,000 ($8532.47)

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

  • Employee Retirement - From Local Government: $164,000 ($709.96)
    Local Employee Contribution: $82,000 ($354.98)
    Interest Revenue: $46,000 ($199.13)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $334,000 ($1445.89)
    General Revenue, NEC: $216,000 ($935.06)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $4,918,000 ($21290.04)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $507,000 ($2194.81)
    Highways: $7,000 ($30.30)
  • Tax - Property: $1,114,000 ($4822.51)
    NEC: $662,000 ($2865.80)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $2,750,000 ($11904.76)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $1,950,000 ($8441.56)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $800,000 ($3463.20)

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

  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $5,158,000 ($22329.00)
    Total Federal Securities: $191,000 ($826.84)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $5,596,000 ($24225.11)

3.54% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($46,108 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.54%
Illinois average:

4.45%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($558 average AGI)
Cook County:

0.04%
Illinois average:

0.03%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from DuPage County, IL  0.42% ($46,315 average AGI)
from Will County, IL  0.23% ($40,173)
from Lake County, IL  0.23% ($56,212)


3.93% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($54,782 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.93%
Illinois average:

4.96%

0.07% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,216 average AGI)
Cook County:

0.07%
Illinois average:

0.07%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to DuPage County, IL  0.47% ($56,473 average AGI)
to Will County, IL  0.26% ($47,918)
to Lake County, IL  0.23% ($70,503)

Strongest AM radio stations in McCook:

  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WVIV (1200 AM; 20 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLXX-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • WGCI (1390 AM; 5 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCSN (820 AM; 5 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WYPA, INC.)
  • WRDZ (1300 AM; 5 kW; LA GRANGE, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WMBI (1110 AM; daytime; 5 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WJJG (1530 AM; daytime; 2 kW; ELMHURST, IL; Owner: JOSEPH J. GENTILE, INC.)
  • WPNA (1490 AM; 1 kW; OAK PARK, IL; Owner: ALLIANCE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in McCook:

  • 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.)
  • WTMX (101.9 FM; SKOKIE, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WBBM-FM (96.3 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WKSC-FM (103.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WFMT (98.7 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WINDOW TO THE WORLD COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WGCI-FM (107.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WZZN (94.7 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC CHICAGO FM RADIO,INC.)
  • WLEY-FM (107.9 FM; AURORA, IL; Owner: WLEY LICENSING, INC.)
  • WBEZ (91.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: THE WBEZ ALLIANCE, INC.)
  • WKQX (101.1 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WLUP-FM (97.9 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WNND (100.3 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WOJO (105.1 FM; EVANSTON, IL; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • WUSN (99.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF CHICAGO)
  • WVAZ (102.7 FM; OAK PARK, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WDRV (97.1 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WXRT-FM (93.1 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around McCook:

  • 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.)
  • WBBM-TV (Channel 2; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WXFT (Channel 60; AURORA, IL; Owner: TELEFUTURA CHICAGO LLC)
  • WCIU-TV (Channel 26; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WCIU-TV LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCPX (Channel 38; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: PAXSON CHICAGO LICENSE, INC.)
  • WFLD (Channel 32; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • W68DO (Channel 68; PALATINE, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WFBT-CA (Channel 23; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: CHANNEL 23 LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WJYS (Channel 62; HAMMOND, IN; Owner: JOVON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSNS-TV (Channel 44; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: TELEMUNDO OF CHICAGO, INC.)
  • WOCH-LP (Channel 28; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: KM LPTV OF CHICAGO-28, L.L.C.)
  • WYCC (Channel 20; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: COLLEGE DIST. #508, COUNTY OF COOK)
  • WOCK-CA (Channel 13; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: KM LPTV OF CHICAGO-13, L.L.C.)
  • W34CK (Channel 34; ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL; Owner: FIRST UNITED, INC.)
  • WYIN (Channel 56; GARY, IN; Owner: NORTHWEST INDIANA PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W64CQ (Channel 64; ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W54AP (Channel 54; BLUE ISLAND, IL; Owner: CATHOLIC VIEWS BROADCASTS, INC.)
  • W24AJ (Channel 24; AURORA, IL; Owner: NELSON TV, INC.)
  • W57DN (Channel 57; ELGIN, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • McCook, Illinois
  • Fatal accident count10
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents12
  • Fatal accidents involving drunken persons:6
  • Fatalities12
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents16
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents0
  • Illinois average
  • Fatal accident count125
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents190
  • Fatal accidents involving drunken persons44
  • Fatalities135
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents335
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents22
See more detailed statistics of McCook fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2014 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 10Number of bridges
  • 76m249ftTotal length
  • $1,233,000Total costs
  • 224,600Total average daily traffic
  • 28,073Total average daily truck traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 11930-1939
  • 81960-1969
  • 11980-1989
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for McCook, IL

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in McCook)

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Bnsf Ls7000 Mp 14.57 - Mccook Aei Trk 2 Ant 1 (Lat: 41.771944 Lon: -87.849389), Type: Mast, Structure height: 1.8 m, Call Sign: WQQU657
    Assigned Frequencies: 917.000 MHz, 902.250 MHz, 903.750 MHz, 910.000 MHz, 911.500 MHz, 913.000 MHz, 915.000 MHz, 918.500 MHz, 920.000 MHz, 921.500 MHzGrant Date: 03/05/2013, Expiration Date: 03/05/2023, Certifier: Robert LeedhamRegistrant: Bnsf Railway Co., 4515 Kansas Ave, Kansas City, KS 66106, Phone: (913) 551-4640, Fax: (913) 551-4053, Email:

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

6
  • Joliet Rd & 1st Ave (Lat: 41.797806 Lon: -87.834778), Call Sign: WGM21
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.060 MHz, 156.120 MHzGrant Date: 11/02/2010, Expiration Date: 01/15/2021Registrant: State Of Illinois, 201 W Center Ct, Schaumburg, IL 60196, Phone: (847) 705-4376
  • 1800ft Se Of Int Of Joliet Rd & Ihb Rr Tracks (Lat: 41.789361 Lon: -87.834778), Type: Tower, Structure height: 6.1 m, Overall height: 7.9 m, Call Sign: WPRK557
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.230 MHz, 160.785 MHzGrant Date: 08/06/2015, Expiration Date: 10/31/2025, Certifier: S B WatsonRegistrant: Csx Transportation, 6735 Southpoint Dr S., J958, Jacksonville, FL 32216, Phone: (904) 332-5925, Fax: (904) 332-6013, Email:
  • 9301 W 55th St (Lat: 41.797528 Lon: -87.850333), Call Sign: KSD426
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.080 MHzGrant Date: 09/11/2003, Expiration Date: 10/12/2013, Cancellation Date: 12/04/2012Registrant: Hewlett Packard Co, 5400 Legacy Dr, Ms: H1-Gf-17, Plano, TX 75024, Phone: (972) 605-2188, Fax: (972) 605-4843, Email:
  • Lat: 41.791750 Lon: -87.845694, Call Sign: WQMJ624
    Assigned Frequencies: 462.287 MHz, 462.337 MHz, 462.362 MHz, 462.387 MHz, 462.437 MHzGrant Date: 08/24/2010, Expiration Date: 08/24/2020, Certifier: Vincent L MacikasRegistrant: Cattron Group, Inc., Et Al, 58 West Shenango Street, Sharpsville, PA 16150, Phone: (724) 962-3571, Fax: (724) 962-4310, Email:
  • Lat: 41.801111 Lon: -87.841222, Call Sign: WQON848
    Assigned Frequencies: 466.025 MHz, 466.075 MHz, 466.050 MHz, 466.100 MHz, 466.150 MHzGrant Date: 12/02/2011, Expiration Date: 12/02/2021, Certifier: Tony KucharskiRegistrant: United Radio Communications, Inc., 9200 S Oketo Ave, Bridgeview, IL 60455, Phone: (630) 240-0911, Fax: (630) 477-0367, Email:
  • Lat: 41.792222 Lon: -87.854722, Call Sign: WQRF401, Licensee ID: L01740621
    Assigned Frequencies: 467.387 MHz, 467.412 MHz, 467.437 MHzGrant Date: 05/01/2013, Expiration Date: 05/01/2023, Certifier: Ron ShereykRegistrant: Tru Vue Inc, 9400 W 55th St, Mccook, IL 60525, Phone: (708) 485-5080, Fax: (708) 485-0906, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • MCCOOK, 8935 55th Street (Lat: 41.790583 Lon: -87.843667), Overall height: 59.4 m, Call Sign: WHA588, Licensee ID: L00076054
    Assigned Frequencies: 21225.0 MHz, 10735.0 MHz, 10735.0 MHz, 11175.0 MHz, 10975.0 MHz, 10775.0 MHz, 21425.0 MHz, 10815.0 MHz, 11095.0 MHz, 10815.0 MHz... (+14 more)Grant Date: 03/13/2001, Expiration Date: 02/01/2011, Cancellation Date: 04/09/2011Registrant: Chicago Comnet Corp, 330 South Wells Street, Ste711, Chicago, IL 60606

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$140,22015$212,4191$183,3801$111,0400$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$01$202,4400$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$91,1007$165,2231$4,4700$01$14,890
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$03$154,9030$00$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$02$271,0550$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 8202.02

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED0$01$142,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$366,7700$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 8202.02

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 22
  • Hazardous Condition: 26

Incident types - McCook

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (96%)
  • Electricity (3%)
  • Other fuel (2%)

Businesses in McCook, IL

  • Subway: 1

McCook compared to Illinois state average:

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

McCook on our top lists:

  • #23 on the list of "Top 100 least-safe cities (highest city-data.com crime index)"
  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Black Protestant congregations"
  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic congregations"
  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Black Protestant adherents"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox congregations (pop. 50,000+)"
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