Mount Erie, Illinois

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Population in 2019: 83 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -21.0%
 
Males: 42  (51.1%)
Females: 41  (48.9%)
Median resident age:

29.0 years
Illinois median age:

38.6 years

Zip code: 62446

Estimated median household income in 2019: $31,211 (it was $23,750 in 2000)
Mount Erie:

$31,211
IL:

$69,187

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $25,527 (it was $10,532 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $67,622 (it was $21,300 in 2000)
Mount Erie:

$67,622
IL:

$209,100

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $66,749; detached houses: $71,114; mobile homes: $61,808
March 2019 cost of living index in Mount Erie: 84.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 36.3%
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  • Races in Mount Erie, IL (2019)
    • 8291.1%White alone
    • 77.8%Hispanic



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists, there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Mount Erie, Illinois as of September 19, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Mount Erie is 39 to 1.


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Ancestries: German (76.9%), American (15.4%), English (7.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 515 feet

Land area: 0.39 square miles.

Population density: 213 people per square mile   (very low).

Mount Erie, Illinois map

2 residents are foreign born

This village:

1.9%
Illinois:

12.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $517 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $483 (0.8%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Evansville, IN (52.5 miles , pop. 121,582).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Louis, MO (109.0 miles , pop. 348,189).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (231.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Jeffersonville, IL (3.3 miles ),
Golden Gate, IL (3.3 miles),
Parkersburg, IL (3.3 miles ),
Cisne, IL (3.3 miles ),
Fairfield, IL (3.4 miles ),
West Salem, IL (3.5 miles ),
Noble, IL (3.6 miles ),
Albion, IL (3.6 miles )

Latitude: 38.51 N, Longitude: 88.23 W

Area code: 618

Distribution of median household income in Mount Erie, IL in 2019
Distribution of house value in Mount Erie, IL in 2019

Mount Erie satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

4.4%
Illinois:

6.5%
Most common industries in Mount Erie, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Transportation equipment (18.8%)
  • Health care (12.5%)
  • Groceries & related products merchant wholesalers (6.3%)
  • Construction (6.3%)
  • Machinery (6.3%)
  • Computer & electronic products (6.3%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (6.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Transportation equipment (25.0%)
  • Machinery (10.0%)
  • Groceries & related products merchant wholesalers (10.0%)
  • Construction (10.0%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (10.0%)
  • Public administration (10.0%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (10.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (25.0%)
  • Computer & electronic products (16.7%)
  • U. S. Postal service (16.7%)
  • Educational services (16.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (16.7%)
  • Transportation equipment (8.3%)
Most common occupations in Mount Erie, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (15.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (12.5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (12.5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (9.4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (9.4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (20.0%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (15.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (10.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (10.0%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (10.0%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (10.0%)
  • Engineers (5.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (25.0%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (16.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (16.7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (16.7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (16.7%)
  • Financial clerks, except bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks (8.3%)

Average climate in Mount Erie, Illinois

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Tornado activity:

Mount Erie-area historical tornado activity is near Illinois state average. It is 54% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/2/1990, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 13.4 miles away from the Mount Erie village center injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 6/2/1990, a category F4 tornado 22.4 miles away from the village center killed one person and injured 12 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Mount Erie-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Illinois state average. It is 219% 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 19.3 miles away from Mount Erie center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 19.3 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 28.3 miles away from Mount Erie center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 44.0 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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 21.1 miles away from Mount Erie center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 9.2 miles away from Mount Erie 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 Wayne County (7) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 4, Floods: 3, Hurricane: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Mount Erie topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Mount Erie:

  • WAY-FAIR RESTORIUM (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; FAIRFIELD, IL)
  • WAY-FAIR NURSING AND REHAB CENTER (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; FAIRFIELD, IL)
  • REST HAVEN MANOR (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; ALBION, IL)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Mount Erie:

  • Wabash Valley College (about 26 miles; Mount Carmel, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,142)
  • Vincennes University (about 41 miles; Vincennes, IN; FT enrollment: 9,876)
  • Rend Lake College (about 46 miles; Ina, IL; FT enrollment: 2,778)
  • University of Southern Indiana (about 49 miles; Evansville, IN; FT enrollment: 9,532)
  • Kaskaskia College (about 52 miles; Centralia, IL; FT enrollment: 3,867)
  • University of Evansville (about 54 miles; Evansville, IN; FT enrollment: 2,688)
  • Lake Land College (about 64 miles; Mattoon, IL; FT enrollment: 7,499)

Public elementary/middle school in Mount Erie:

See full list of schools located in Mount Erie

Points of interest:

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Birthplace of: Bill Yohe - Baseball player, George Berg - Army Medal of Honor recipient.

Wayne County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Average household size:
This village:

2.0 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:

65.1%
Whole state:

65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:

4.7%
Whole state:

6.3%


No gay or lesbian households reported

Banks with branches in Mount Erie (2011 data):

  • Citizens National Bank of Albion: Mt Erie Branch at 33 Main Street, branch established on 1912/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $265.4 mil, Deposits: $222.5 mil, headquarters in Albion, IL, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Citizens Bancshares, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Mount Erie:

Marital status in Mount Erie, IL
  • Never married: 10.6%
  • Now married: 66.7%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 10.4%
  • Divorced: 12.2%

For population 25 years and over in Mount Erie:

  • High school or higher: 88.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 5.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 53.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.4
Illinois average:

12.0

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Mount Erie, IL (based on Wayne County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant7,66752
Mainline Protestant9398
Catholic2971
Black Protestant1821
Other1652
None7,510-
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: 3
Wayne County:

1.81 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Wayne County:

0.60 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
Wayne County:

5.43 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 13
Here:

7.85 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

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

9.1%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

27.5%
Illinois:

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

13.3%
Illinois:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Mount Erie:

51.1%
Illinois:

49.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

47.0%
Illinois:

47.2%

Average BMI:
Mount Erie:

28.6
Illinois:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

22.5%
Illinois:

20.5%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Mount Erie:

5.5%
State:

10.8%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Mount Erie:

6.8
Illinois:

6.8

Overweight people:
Mount Erie:

32.0%
Illinois:

33.4%

General health condition:
Mount Erie:

58.1%
Illinois:

56.4%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

75.3%
Illinois:

79.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Mount Erie, IL Residents
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 5$194
Water Supply 0$0 2$650
Totals for Government 0$0 7$844

Mount Erie government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $24,000 ($289.16)
    Central Staff Services: $18,000 ($216.87)
    Regular Highways: $10,000 ($120.48)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $14,000 ($168.67)

Mount Erie government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $4,000 ($48.19)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $24,000 ($289.16)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $10,000 ($120.48)
    Highways: $2,000 ($24.10)
  • Tax - Property: $4,000 ($48.19)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $30,000 ($361.45)

Strongest AM radio stations in Mount Erie:

  • KXEN (1010 AM; 50 kW; FESTUS-ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BDJ RADIO ENTERPRISES, LLC)
  • WFIW (1390 AM; 1 kW; FAIRFIELD, IL; Owner: WAYNE COUNTY BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KMOX (1120 AM; 50 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WILY (1210 AM; daytime; 10 kW; CENTRALIA, IL; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • WDDD (810 AM; 10 kW; JOHNSTON CITY, IL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMIX (940 AM; 5 kW; MOUNT VERNON, IL; Owner: WITHERS BROADCASTING CO OF ILLINOIS)
  • WHAS (840 AM; 50 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WIBC (1070 AM; 50 kW; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WMCL (1060 AM; 3 kW; MCLEANSBORO, IL; Owner: DANA COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • WSDZ (1260 AM; 20 kW; BELLEVILLE, IL)
  • WVHI (1330 AM; 5 kW; EVANSVILLE, IN)
  • WLW (700 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Mount Erie:

  • 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.)
  • WBJW (91.7 FM; ALBION, IL; Owner: MUSIC MINISTRIES INC)
  • WSEI (92.9 FM; OLNEY, IL; Owner: V.L.N. BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WUSI (90.3 FM; OLNEY, IL; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF S. ILL. UNIVER.)
  • WNOI (103.9 FM; FLORA, IL; Owner: H & R COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WYNG (94.9 FM; MOUNT CARMEL, IL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WRUL (97.3 FM; CARMI, IL; Owner: CARMI BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WPTH (88.1 FM; OLNEY, IL; Owner: OLNEY VOICE OF CHRISTIAN FAITH, INC.)
  • WVJC (89.1 FM; MOUNT CARMEL, IL; Owner: ILLINOIS EASTERN COMMUNITY COLLEGES)

TV broadcast stations around Mount Erie:

  • WUSI-TV (Channel 16; OLNEY, IL; Owner: BD. OF TRUSTEES SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)
  • WNOI-LP (Channel 24; FLORA, IL; Owner: H & R COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 18Number of bridges
  • 82ft / 25.4mTotal length
  • $2,655,000Total costs
  • 2,570Total average daily traffic
  • 263Total average daily truck traffic
  • 2,704Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
New bridges in Mount Erie, IL - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11900-1909
  • 11910-1919
  • 11930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 11960-1969
  • 41980-1989
  • 61990-1999
  • 32000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Mount Erie, IL

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

3
  • ROBERT L ROBESKI, 3 Mi Sw (Lat: 38.477778 Lon: -88.263056), Type: 86.3, Overall height: 85.3 m, Registrant: Aat Communications Corporation, Iseli-n, Phone: (732) 404-9360
  • ROBERT L ROBESKI, 3 Mi Sw (Lat: 38.477778 Lon: -88.263056), Type: 86.3, Overall height: 85.3 m, Registrant: Aat Communications Corporation, Iseli-n, Phone: (732) 404-9360
  • 3 Mi Sw (Lat: 38.477778 Lon: -88.263056), Type: 86.3, Overall height: 85.3 m, Registrant: Aat Communications, Ediso-n, Phone: (908) 417-3993

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 120 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR C85 SERIES (85 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 2389N, N2389N, N-2389N, Serial Number: 12638, Year manufactured: 1947, Airworthiness Date: 07/14/1956, Certificate Issue Date: 04/06/1983
    Registrant (Individual): Coy B Frederick, 1870 County Road 2550 E, Mount Erie, IL 62446
  • Aircraft: BEECH G35 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 131 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR E225 SERIES (225 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 306B, N306B, N-306B, Serial Number: D-4675, Year manufactured: 1956, Airworthiness Date: 03/21/1966, Certificate Issue Date: 10/26/2020
    Registrant (Individual): Michael W Woodward, 2344 County Road 2100 N, Mount Erie, IL 62446

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Mount Erie, IL
  • 53.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 25.0%Electricity
  • 21.9%Utility gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Mount Erie, IL
  • 100.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Mount Erie compared to Illinois state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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