For population 25 years and over in Modesto:
For population 15 years and over in Modesto village:
0 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $1,417 (1.6%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Springfield, IL (27.6 miles , pop. 111,454).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Louis, MO (60.4 miles , pop. 348,189).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (203.3 miles , pop. 2,896,016).
Nearest cities: Palmyra, IL (1.7 miles ), Scottville, IL (2.5 miles) , Waverly, IL (2.9 miles ), Hettick, IL (3.0 miles) , Franklin, IL (3.2 miles ), Nilwood, IL (3.3 miles ), Girard, IL (3.3 miles ), Virden, IL (3.4 miles ).
Latitude: 39.48 N, Longitude: 89.98 W
Area code: 217
Unemployment in July 2013:
Population change in the 1990s: +12 (+5.0%).
Work and jobs in Modesto: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Modesto, Illinois
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Modesto-area historical tornado activity is above Illinois state average. It is 165% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 6/14/1957, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 24.2 miles away from the Modesto village center killed 2 people and injured 50 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
On 4/24/1961, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 6.7 miles away from the village center injured 3 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Modesto-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Illinois state average. It is 97% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 3/2/1990 at 07:01:47, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 58.7 miles away from the city center
On 10/24/1990 at 08:20:04, a magnitude 3.5 (3.2 LG, 3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 96.8 miles away from Modesto center
On 1/29/1993 at 13:56:23, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 MD, 3.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 58.9 miles away from the city center
On 8/27/1993 at 00:08:34, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, 3.3 MD, Depth: 10.3 mi) earthquake occurred 98.1 miles away from the city center
On 12/29/2003 at 09:02:08, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 93.1 miles away from Modesto center
On 4/24/1990 at 09:41:24, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 93.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), duration magnitude (MD)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Macoupin County (6) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 1
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 3, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Hospitals/medical centers near Modesto:
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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Modesto:
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Air Quality Index (AQI)
Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2009 was 0.0102. This is significantly better than average. There were 13 monitors within city limits.
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.196. This is significantly better than average. There were 22 monitors within city limits.
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2005 was 14.4. This is about average. There were 17 monitors within city limits.
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 25.1. This is about average. There were 22 monitors within city limits.
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 25.6. This is about average. There were 27 monitors within city limits.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 13.1. This is worse than average. There were 12 monitors within city limits.
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 1.09. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 10.8 miles away from the city center.
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 12.2%
(12.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents)
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Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
No gay or lesbian households reported
Modesto compared to Illinois state average:
Banks with branches in Modesto (2011 data):
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Religion statistics for Modesto (based on Macoupin County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 51.34%
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Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 15
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 27
Number of full-service restaurants: 30
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Modesto government finances in 2002(per resident):
5.63% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($32,192 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
6.11% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($32,613 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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FCC Registered Antenna Towers:5
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:1
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:1
FAA Registered Aircraft:2
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