Mill Shoals, Illinois

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Population in 2013: 210 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -10.6%
 
Males: 106  (50.7%)
Females: 104  (49.3%)
Median resident age:  46.5 years
Illinois median age:  39.6 years

Zip codes: 62809, 62862.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $43,103 (it was $27,292 in 2000)
Mill Shoals:

$43,103
IL:

$55,137
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $20,590 (it was $14,355 in 2000)

Mill Shoals village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $37,017 (it was $25,800 in 2000)
Mill Shoals:

$37,017
IL:

$170,600
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $66,316; Detached houses: $65,787; Mobile homes: $67,396

Median gross rent in 2012: $422.

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  • White alone - 212 (98.6%)
  • Hispanic - 2 (0.9%)
  • Two or more races - 1 (0.5%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Mill Shoals: 84.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (22.1%), United States (20.0%), Irish (18.3%), English (8.3%), Scotch-Irish (1.7%), Scottish (1.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 05/04/1896

Elevation: 380 feet

Land area: 0.78 square miles.

Population density: 268 people per square mile   (very low).

Mill Shoals, Illinois map

For population 25 years and over in Mill Shoals:

  • High school or higher: 85.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 6.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 10.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Mill Shoals village:

  • Never married: 22.4%
  • Now married: 59.8%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 5.2%
  • Divorced: 11.5%

1 residents are foreign born

This village:  0.5%
Illinois:  13.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $500 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,036 (1.7%)

Mill Shoals satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Evansville, IN (47.2 miles , pop. 121,582).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Louis, MO (106.0 miles , pop. 348,189).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (251.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Springerton, IL (2.2 miles) , Burnt Prairie, IL (2.2 miles) , Fairfield, IL (3.0 miles ), Enfield, IL (3.2 miles ), Golden Gate, IL (3.3 miles) , Belle Prairie City, IL (3.4 miles) , Sims, IL (3.6 miles ), Jeffersonville, IL (3.7 miles ).

Latitude: 38.25 N, Longitude: 88.35 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 618

Mill Shoals household income distribution Mill Shoals home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.4%
Illinois:

7.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -11 (-4.5%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (17%)
  • Manufacturing (16%)
  • Construction (14%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Retail trade (22%)
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Manufacturing (18%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (13%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Educational services (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (18%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (14%)
  • Top executives (12%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (17%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Personal appearance workers (8%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (8%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (8%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)

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

Average climate in Mill Shoals, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Mill Shoals-area historical tornado activity is near Illinois state average. It is 61% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/2/1990, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 6.7 miles away from the Mill Shoals village center killed one person and injured 12 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 6/2/1990, a category F4 tornado 23.3 miles away from the village center injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Mill Shoals-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Illinois state average. It is 75% 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 28.7 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 46.9 miles away from Mill Shoals 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 35.7 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 31.4 miles away from the city center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 27.5 miles away from Mill Shoals center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 99.1 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 White County (6) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 4, Floods: 3, Tornadoes: 3, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Mill Shoals topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Mill Shoals:

  • WAY-FAIR NURSING AND REHAB CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; FAIRFIELD, IL)
  • WAY-FAIR RESTORIUM (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; FAIRFIELD, IL)
  • ENFIELD REHAB AND HCC (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; ENFIELD, IL)
  • MEADOWBROOK ESTATES (Hospital, about 15 miles away; MCLEANSBORO, IL)
  • MCLEANSBORO REHABILITATION AND HCC (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; MCLEANSBORO, IL)
  • WABASH CHRISTIAN RETIREMENT (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; CARMI, IL)
  • PHOENIX REHABILITATION AND NURSING CARE (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; CARMI, IL)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Mill Shoals:

  • Rend Lake College (about 33 miles; Ina, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,778)
  • Wabash Valley College (about 34 miles; Mount Carmel, IL; FT enrollment: 2,142)
  • University of Southern Indiana (about 42 miles; Evansville, IN; FT enrollment: 9,532)
  • University of Evansville (about 49 miles; Evansville, IN; FT enrollment: 2,688)
  • Kaskaskia College (about 51 miles; Centralia, IL; FT enrollment: 3,867)
  • John A Logan College (about 54 miles; Carterville, IL; FT enrollment: 3,995)
  • Vincennes University (about 54 miles; Vincennes, IN; FT enrollment: 9,876)

Public high school in Mill Shoals:

Public elementary/middle school in Mill Shoals:

See full list of schools located in Mill Shoals, School District: NORRIS CITY-OMAHA-ENFIELD COMMUNITY UNIT SCHOOL DISTRICT 3

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

White 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 2012 was 75.2. This is about average.

City:

75.2
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 37.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 19.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

37.5
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 8.59. This is about average. Closest monitor was 19.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.59
U.S.:

9.14
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 18.6%
(18.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 12.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
Average household size:
This village:  2.2 people
Illinois:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  70.8%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  5.2%
Whole state:  6.3%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Mill Shoals compared to Illinois state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above 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.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Mill Shoals travel time to work - commute Mill Shoals mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (79%)
  • Utility gas (9%)
  • Electricity (8%)
  • Wood (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Mill Shoals village (based on White County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 59.42%
Here: 59.4%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionChristian Churches and Churches of ChristUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic Church Charismatic Churches Independent
Adherents29.7%21.9%17.9%9.2%4.9%
Congregations20.0%13.3%23.3%3.3%1.7%
NameChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Presbyterian Church (USA)Assemblies of GodCumberland Presbyterian ChurchOther
Adherents3.5%3.0%2.4%2.3%5.2%
Congregations5.0%5.0%3.3%6.7%18.3%
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: 5
White County:

3.41 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 12
White County:

8.19 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 12
Here:

8.19 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.8%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
White County:

26.5%
Illinois:

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

9.7%
State:

14.5%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 1$275
Other Government Administration 0$0 9$405
Sewerage 0$0 3$750
Water Supply 0$0 2$875
Totals for Government 0$0 15$2,305

Mill Shoals government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $28,000 ($133.33)
    Financial Administration: $25,000 ($119.05)
    Sewerage: $18,000 ($85.71)
    Regular Highways: $14,000 ($66.67)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $0 ($0.00)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff: $13,000 ($61.90)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $20,000 ($95.24)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $10,000 ($47.62)

Mill Shoals government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $27,000 ($128.57)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $9,000 ($42.86)
    Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($9.52)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $38,000 ($180.95)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $26,000 ($123.81)
    Highways: $7,000 ($33.33)
  • Tax - Property: $6,000 ($28.57)

Mill Shoals government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $168,000 ($800.00)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Water Utilities: $47,000 ($223.81)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $204,000 ($971.43)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $11,000 ($52.38)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $161,000 ($766.67)

4.36% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,561 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.36%
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 Wayne County, IL  0.41% ($36,783 average AGI)
from Saline County, IL  0.37% ($36,095)
from Edwards County, IL  0.30% ($23,941)


4.52% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,345 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.52%
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 Vanderburgh County, IN  0.43% ($35,750 average AGI)
to Saline County, IL  0.27% ($33,333)
to Gallatin County, IL  0.25% ($43,857)

Strongest AM radio stations in Mill Shoals:

  • WMCL (1060 AM; 3 kW; MCLEANSBORO, IL; Owner: DANA COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WFIW (1390 AM; 1 kW; FAIRFIELD, IL; Owner: WAYNE COUNTY BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WDDD (810 AM; 10 kW; JOHNSTON CITY, IL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KXEN (1010 AM; 50 kW; FESTUS-ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BDJ RADIO ENTERPRISES, LLC)
  • KMOX (1120 AM; 50 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WMIX (940 AM; 5 kW; MOUNT VERNON, IL; Owner: WITHERS BROADCASTING CO OF ILLINOIS)
  • WILY (1210 AM; daytime; 10 kW; CENTRALIA, IL; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • WROY (1460 AM; 1 kW; CARMI, IL; Owner: CARMI BROADCASTING, CO.)
  • WHAS (840 AM; 50 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • WVHI (1330 AM; 5 kW; EVANSVILLE, IN)
  • WSDZ (1260 AM; 20 kW; BELLEVILLE, IL)
  • WGGH (1150 AM; 5 kW; MARION, IL)

Strongest FM radio stations in Mill Shoals:

  • WFIW-FM (104.9 FM; FAIRFIELD, IL; Owner: WAYNE COUNTY BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WOKZ (105.9 FM; FAIRFIELD, IL; Owner: WAYNE COUNTY BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WRUL (97.3 FM; CARMI, IL; Owner: CARMI BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WBJW (91.7 FM; ALBION, IL; Owner: MUSIC MINISTRIES INC)
  • WQRL (106.3 FM; BENTON, IL; Owner: DANA COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)

TV broadcast stations around Mill Shoals:

  • WUSI-TV (Channel 16; OLNEY, IL; Owner: BD. OF TRUSTEES SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Mill Shoals)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • Center To Town (Lat: 38.247278 Lon: -88.346167), Call Sign: KWL555
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.430 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/09/2004, Expiration Date: 12/21/2014
    Registrant: Fairfield Rural Fire Prot Dist, Route 5 Box 5, Fairfield, IL 62837, Phone: (618) 842-7995, Email:
  • Burnt Prairie Rd 2 Mi E (Lat: 38.249500 Lon: -88.315333), Call Sign: KNAO989, Licensee ID: L00015571
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.925 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/14/2010, Expiration Date: 02/19/2021
    Registrant: Curd, William H:curd, Richard A Dba Curd & Curd Farms, 312 Co. Rd. 2550 N., Mill Shoals, IL 62862, Phone: (618) 896-5365
  • Sta 183 .8 Mi N (Lat: 38.257278 Lon: -88.345611), Call Sign: KNEE427, Licensee ID: L00026067
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.471 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/17/1997, Expiration Date: 12/15/2002, Cancellation Date: 03/16/2003
    Registrant: Soyland Power Cooperative Inc, 788 N Sunnyside Rd, Decatur, IL 62522

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • MIll Shoals CAR024, 2050 Cr1 N, Mill Shoals (Lat: 38.256861 Lon: -88.324250), Type: Tower, Structure height: 88.3 m, Overall height: 91.4 m, Call Sign: WPTH877
    Assigned Frequencies: 6345.49 MHz, 6286.19 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/05/2001, Expiration Date: 10/05/2011, Cancellation Date: 12/10/2011, Certifier: James A Tharp
    Registrant: Sba Broadband Services, 289 D Cahaba Valley Parkway North, Pelham, AL 35124, Phone: (205) 985-4105, Fax: (205) 985-0394, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KC9VDR, Licensee ID: L01679277
    Grant Date: 12/21/2011, Expiration Date: 12/21/2021, Certifier: Isaac S Etheridge
    Registrant: Isaac S Etheridge, 2495 County Road 175e, Mill Shoals, IL 62862

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 5
Most common first names in Mill Shoals, IL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John682.0 years
William670.5 years
Charles579.6 years
George477.8 years
James470.5 years
Carl475.5 years
Mary472.2 years
Richard456.9 years
Walter488.7 years
Eva382.4 years
Most common last names in Mill Shoals, IL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Duckworth983.0 years
Taylor973.2 years
Garrett881.4 years
Vaughan671.3 years
Johnson671.5 years
Jones568.2 years
Reed578.0 years
Puckett586.0 years
Smith490.5 years
Hosick474.2 years

Mill Shoals on our top lists:

  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Transportation equipment"
  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Utilities"
  • #46 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Physicians and surgeons"
  • #59 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Administrative and support and waste management services"
  • #66 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Food preparation and serving related occupations:"
  • #101 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Personal and laundry services"
  • #83 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2003"
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