Metcalf, Illinois

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Population in 2019: 171 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -19.7%
 
Males: 79  (46.7%)
Females: 92  (53.3%)
Median resident age:

42.9 years
Illinois median age:

38.6 years

Zip codes: 61940.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $36,316 (it was $29,861 in 2000)
Metcalf:

$36,316
IL:

$69,187

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $19,895 (it was $15,568 in 2000)

Metcalf village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $29,564 (it was $15,800 in 2000)
Metcalf:

$29,564
IL:

$209,100

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $46,919; detached houses: $45,897; mobile homes: $53,199

Median gross rent in 2019: $732.

March 2019 cost of living index in Metcalf: 83.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 9.7%
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According to our research of Illinois and other state lists, there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Metcalf, Illinois as of September 17, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Metcalf is 59 to 1.


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Ancestries: Irish (20.9%), American (19.4%), German (13.4%), English (7.5%), Dutch (6.0%), Italian (3.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 09/11/1901

Elevation: 668 feet

Land area: 0.55 square miles.

Population density: 310 people per square mile   (very low).

Metcalf, Illinois map

2 residents are foreign born

This village:

1.1%
Illinois:

14.1%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,625 (1.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $200 (1.1%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Terre Haute, IN (31.9 miles , pop. 59,614).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Indianapolis, IN (88.1 miles , pop. 781,870).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (141.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Hume, IL (1.8 miles ),
Chrisman, IL (2.6 miles ),
Sidell, IL (2.8 miles ),
Brocton, IL (3.0 miles ),
Indianola, IL (3.1 miles ),
Newman, IL (3.1 miles ),
Allerton, IL (3.2 miles ),
Ridge Farm, IL (3.2 miles )

Latitude: 39.80 N, Longitude: 87.81 W

Area code: 217

Distribution of median household income in Metcalf, IL in 2019
Distribution of house value in Metcalf, IL in 2019
Metcalf satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

4.0%
Illinois:

6.5%
Most common industries in Metcalf, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (14.1%)
  • Construction (10.9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (8.7%)
  • Metal & metal products (8.7%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (6.5%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (5.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (16.3%)
  • Construction (16.3%)
  • Metal & metal products (16.3%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (10.2%)
  • Lumber & other construction materials merchant wholesalers (6.1%)
  • Food (6.1%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (6.1%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (27.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (9.3%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (9.3%)
  • Educational services (9.3%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (7.0%)
  • Gasoline stations (7.0%)
  • Repair & maintenance (7.0%)
Most common occupations in Metcalf, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (10.9%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (9.8%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (8.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.3%)
  • Top executives (3.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (18.4%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (16.3%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8.2%)
  • Top executives (6.1%)
  • Life, physical, and social science technicians (6.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.1%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (20.9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (9.3%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7.0%)
  • Computer specialists (7.0%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (7.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (7.0%)
  • Financial managers (4.7%)

Average climate in Metcalf, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Metcalf-area historical tornado activity is near Illinois state average. It is 70% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/20/1976, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 28.4 miles away from the Metcalf village center injured 18 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/22/1963, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 16.3 miles away from the village center injured 40 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Metcalf-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Illinois state average. It is 139% greater 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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 93.4 miles away from Metcalf 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 68.0 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 93.5 miles away from Metcalf center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 125.5 miles away from Metcalf center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 91.7 miles away from Metcalf center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 85.1 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 Edgar County (7) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 4, Floods: 3, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Metcalf topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Metcalf:

  • NEWMAN REHABILITATION AND HCC (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; NEWMAN, IL)
  • PARIS HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; PARIS, IL)
  • TANNER PLACE (Hospital, about 15 miles away; PARIS, IL)
  • HIGHVIEW TERRACE (Hospital, about 15 miles away; PARIS, IL)
  • TWIN LAKES REHAB AND HEALTH CARE (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; PARIS, IL)
  • PARIS COMMUNITY HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 16 miles away; PARIS, IL)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Metcalf:

  • Danville Area Community College (about 26 miles; Danville, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,229)
  • Eastern Illinois University (about 30 miles; Charleston, IL; FT enrollment: 9,414)
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (about 31 miles; Champaign, IL; FT enrollment: 47,528)
  • Indiana State University (about 32 miles; Terre Haute, IN; FT enrollment: 10,925)
  • Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (about 34 miles; Terre Haute, IN; FT enrollment: 2,123)
  • Parkland College (about 35 miles; Champaign, IL; FT enrollment: 7,326)
  • Lake Land College (about 40 miles; Mattoon, IL; FT enrollment: 7,499)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Metcalf Fire Protection District (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Metcalf: Metcalf Christian Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Edgar County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This village:

2.5 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:

64.9%
Whole state:

65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:

16.2%
Whole state:

6.3%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Metcalf:

Marital status in Metcalf, IL
  • Never married: 27.6%
  • Now married: 48.2%
  • Separated: 2.5%
  • Widowed: 4.9%
  • Divorced: 16.8%

For population 25 years and over in Metcalf:

  • High school or higher: 83.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 4.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 4.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 32.3 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

5.7
Illinois average:

12.0

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Metcalf, IL (based on Edgar County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant3,33826
Mainline Protestant3,06519
Catholic1,1283
Other2172
Black Protestant1201
None10,708-
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
This county:

2.66 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Edgar County:

0.53 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.08 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 11
Edgar County:

5.84 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

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

3.72 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

9.3%
State:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Edgar County:

27.0%
State:

25.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Edgar County:

13.1%
Illinois:

14.5%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 0$0 6$143
Water Supply 0$0 1$150
Totals for Government 0$0 7$293

Metcalf government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $29,000 ($169.59)
    Central Staff Services: $28,000 ($163.74)
    Regular Highways: $8,000 ($46.78)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,000 ($5.85)
    General - Other: $1,000 ($5.85)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,000 ($5.85)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $1,000 ($5.85)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $51,000 ($298.25)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $8,000 ($46.78)

Metcalf government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Other: $1,000 ($5.85)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Water Utilities: $47,000 ($274.85)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $36,000 ($210.53)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $35,000 ($204.68)
    Highways: $5,000 ($29.24)
  • Tax - Property: $8,000 ($46.78)
    Other License: $1,000 ($5.85)

Metcalf government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $14,000 ($81.87)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,000 ($58.48)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,000 ($23.39)

Metcalf government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $92,000 ($538.01)

4.64% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($33,997 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.64%
Illinois average:

4.69%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Coles County, IL  0.61% ($35,333 average AGI)
from Clark County, IL  0.54% ($28,703)
from Vigo County, IN  0.47% ($21,313)


4.70% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($39,109 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.70%
Illinois average:

5.50%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Coles County, IL  0.70% ($34,500 average AGI)
to Vigo County, IN  0.51% ($32,657)
to Clark County, IL  0.48% ($38,515)

Strongest AM radio stations in Metcalf:

  • WILL (580 AM; 5 kW; URBANA, IL; Owner: UNIV. OF ILLINOIS BOARD OF TRUSTEES)
  • WIBC (1070 AM; 50 kW; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WPFR (1480 AM; 5 kW; TERRE HAUTE, IN)
  • WPRS (1440 AM; 1 kW; PARIS, IL; Owner: P.R.S. BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WLBH (1170 AM; daytime; 5 kW; MATTOON, IL; Owner: MATTOON BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • KXEN (1010 AM; 50 kW; FESTUS-ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BDJ RADIO ENTERPRISES, LLC)
  • WITY (980 AM; 1 kW; DANVILLE, IL; Owner: VERMILION BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Metcalf:

  • WACF (98.5 FM; PARIS, IL; Owner: P.R.S. BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WGNJ (89.3 FM; ST. JOSEPH, IL; Owner: GOOD NEWS RADIO, INC.)
  • WPFR-FM (93.9 FM; CLINTON, IN; Owner: WORD POWER, INC.)
  • WIXY (100.3 FM; CHAMPAIGN, IL; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ILLINOIS, LLC)
  • WXLS (99.1 FM; DANVILLE, IL; Owner: I.A.I. BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WKIO (92.5 FM; URBANA, IL; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ILLINOIS, LLC)
  • WISU (89.7 FM; TERRE HAUTE, IN; Owner: INDIANA STATE UNIV. BD. OF TRUSTEES)
  • WMMC (105.9 FM; MARSHALL, IL; Owner: JDL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WMGI (100.7 FM; TERRE HAUTE, IN; Owner: BRIGHT TOWER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WAXI (104.9 FM; ROCKVILLE, IN; Owner: CROSSROADS INVESTMENTS, LLC)
  • WXET (107.9 FM; ARCOLA, IL; Owner: PREMIER BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WBGL (91.7 FM; CHAMPAIGN, IL; Owner: ILLINOIS BIBLE INSTITUTE,INC)
  • WDNL (102.1 FM; DANVILLE, IL; Owner: NEUHOFF BROADCASTING - DANVILLE, INC)

TV broadcast stations around Metcalf:

  • WICD (Channel 15; CHAMPAIGN, IL; Owner: WICD LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WCIA (Channel 3; CHAMPAIGN, IL; Owner: NEXSTAR BROADCASTING OF CHAMPAIGN, L.L.C.)
  • W52BR (Channel 52; CHAMPAIGN-URBANA, IL; Owner: MARCIA COHEN)
  • WEIU-TV (Channel 51; CHARLESTON, IL; Owner: EASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)
  • W43BV (Channel 43; TERRE HAUTE, IN; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W58DA (Channel 58; CHAMPAIGN, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 16Number of bridges
  • 89ft / 26.6mTotal length
  • $94,000Total costs
  • 3,200Total average daily traffic
  • 292Total average daily truck traffic
  • 2,730Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
New bridges in Metcalf, IL - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 31950-1959
  • 61970-1979
  • 21980-1989
  • 41990-1999
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Metcalf, IL

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Metcalf)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Lat: 39.799056 Lon: -87.804472, Call Sign: WQUZ950,
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.785 MHz, Grant Date: 12/03/2014, Expiration Date: 12/03/2024, Certifier: Shantrice Cruse-Scott, Registrant: Csx Transportation Inc, 6735 Southpoint Dr S, 4th Flor J958, Jacksonville, FL 32216, Phone: (904) 332-5925, Fax: (904) 332-6013, Email:
  • Lat: 39.799000 Lon: -87.807889, Call Sign: WRCK797,
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.275 MHz, 153.582 MHz, 160.117 MHz, 160.200 MHz, Grant Date: 10/26/2018, Expiration Date: 10/26/2028, Certifier: Jimmy Patterson, Registrant: Cdl-Electric Co., Inc, 1308 N Walnut St., Pittsburgh, KS 66762, Phone: (620) 231-6420, Fax: (620) 231-6421, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • STATION, 100 E Crawford St (Lat: 39.799472 Lon: -87.806972), Overall height: 11.3 m, Call Sign: WNTU564,
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.750 MHz, Grant Date: 12/23/1998, Expiration Date: 03/15/2009, Cancellation Date: 09/19/2005, Certifier: D. Childers, Registrant: Cargill, Incorporated, Tuscola, IL 61953, Phone: (217) 253-3389, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

5
  • Call Sign: KB9LLC, Licensee ID: L01042965, Grant Date: 07/20/2005, Expiration Date: 09/01/2015, Cancellation Date: 09/02/2017, Certifier: Rosalind K Gilkerson, Registrant: Rosalind K Gilkerson, 208 Douglas St, Metcalf, IL 61940
  • Call Sign: KB9OJN, Licensee ID: L01183386, Grant Date: 08/17/2006, Expiration Date: 08/30/2016, Cancellation Date: 08/31/2018, Certifier: Robert L Burns, Registrant: Robert L Burns, 502 West St, Metcalf, IL 61940
  • Call Sign: N9WZX, Licensee ID: L00023140, Grant Date: 03/07/2014, Expiration Date: 05/31/2024, Certifier: Michael J Haddix, Registrant: Michael J Haddix, 217 W Douglas, Metcalf, IL 61940-8053
  • Call Sign: N9WZY, Licensee ID: L00023813, Grant Date: 03/07/2014, Expiration Date: 05/31/2024, Certifier: Lee R Barth, Registrant: Lee R Barth, 24210 North 1050th St, Metcalf, IL 61940-8018
  • Call Sign: N9YEU, Licensee ID: L00866855, Grant Date: 05/21/2004, Expiration Date: 08/09/2014, Cancellation Date: 08/10/2016, Certifier: Earnest R Gilkerson Jr, Registrant: Earnest R Gilkerson Jr, 208 Douglas St, Metcalf, IL 61940

Most common first names in Metcalf, IL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James471.3 years
William486.3 years
Chester379.0 years
John367.0 years
Albert375.0 years
Dorothy377.0 years
Oscar372.3 years
Robert365.6 years
Donald260.5 years
Jesse276.0 years
Most common last names in Metcalf, IL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith574.8 years
Burns474.0 years
Weddle377.0 years
Brown378.0 years
Cornett370.6 years
Edwards371.3 years
Johnson380.0 years
Grafton377.7 years
Booher377.6 years
Daugherty387.4 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Metcalf, IL
  • 81.5%Utility gas
  • 18.5%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Metcalf, IL
  • 50.0%Utility gas
  • 50.0%Electricity


Metcalf compared to Illinois state average:

  • Median household income below 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 below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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