Nason, Illinois

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Population in 2014: 236 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +0.9%
 
Males: 125  (53.0%)
Females: 111  (47.0%)
Median resident age:  52.4 years
Illinois median age:  37.9 years

Zip codes: 62816.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $31,323 (it was $33,125 in 2000)
Nason:

$31,323
IL:

$60,960

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $17,120 (it was $15,866 in 2000)

Nason city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $46,518 (it was $30,300 in 2000)
Nason:

$46,518
IL:

$186,500

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $53,880; Detached houses: $56,864; Mobile homes: $50,668

Median gross rent in 2016: $559.

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  • Races in Nason, IL (2010)

    Nason races chart
    • 22896.6%White alone
    • 31.3%Black alone
    • 20.8%Asian alone
    • 20.8%Hispanic
    • 10.4%Two or more races

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Nason: 83.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (22.8%), American (15.8%), Italian (9.9%), Irish (5.0%), Polish (3.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 02/17/1925

Elevation: 433 feet

Land area: 0.90 square miles.

Population density: 261 people per square mile   (very low).

Nason,IL real estate house value index trend

Nason, Illinois map

For population 25 years and over in Nason:

  • High school or higher: 78.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 1.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 1.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 32.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Nason city:

  • Never married: 24.9%
  • Now married: 45.7%
  • Separated: 5.0%
  • Widowed: 5.4%
  • Divorced: 19.1%

1 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.4%
Illinois:

13.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $564 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $474 (1.3%)

Nason satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: St. Louis, MO (75.8 miles , pop. 348,189).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (262.4 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Bonnie, IL (2.0 miles ), Ina, IL (2.0 miles ), Waltonville, IL (2.2 miles ), Sesser, IL (2.7 miles ), Ewing, IL (2.9 miles ), Mount Vernon, IL (3.2 miles ), Opdyke, IL (3.3 miles ), Woodlawn, IL (3.4 miles ).

Latitude: 38.18 N, Longitude: 88.97 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 618

Nason household income distribution Nason home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.2%
Illinois:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -1 (-0.4%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (30%)
  • Retail trade (19%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (30%)
  • Retail trade (20%)
  • Construction (14%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (14%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (26%)
  • Transportation occupations (19%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Material moving occupations (11%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (36%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (9%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Community and social service occupations (5%)

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

Average climate in Nason, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Nason-area historical tornado activity is near Illinois state average. It is 78% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/18/1957, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 11.3 miles away from the Nason city center killed one person and injured 6 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 12/18/1957, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 9.4 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 45 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Nason-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Illinois state average. It is 74% 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 61.7 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 73.6 miles away from Nason 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 66.0 miles away from the city 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 76.5 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 64.2 miles away from Nason center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 55.4 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 Jefferson County (3) is a lot smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 2, Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Nason topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Nason:

  • REGIONAL HOME CARE - CROSSROADS (Home Health Center, about 9 miles away; MOUNT VERNON, IL)
  • NATURE TRAIL HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; MOUNT VERNON, IL)
  • CROSSROADS COMMUNITY HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 10 miles away; MOUNT VERNON, IL)
  • SUTTON HOUSE (Hospital, about 10 miles away; MOUNT VERNON, IL)
  • OAK TERRACE (Hospital, about 10 miles away; MOUNT VERNON, IL)
  • DAVITA - MT VERNON DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 11 miles away; MOUNT VERNON, IL)
  • SSM HEALTH BUSINESSES (Home Health Center, about 11 miles away; MOUNT VERNON, IL)

Amtrak station near Nason:

  • 19 miles: DU QUOIN (20 N. CHESTNUT ST.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Nason:

  • Rend Lake College (about 5 miles; Ina, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,778)
  • Kaskaskia College (about 30 miles; Centralia, IL; FT enrollment: 3,867)
  • John A Logan College (about 31 miles; Carterville, IL; FT enrollment: 3,995)
  • Southern Illinois University-Carbondale (about 35 miles; Carbondale, IL; FT enrollment: 14,539)
  • McKendree University (about 55 miles; Lebanon, IL; FT enrollment: 2,564)
  • Southwestern Illinois College (about 57 miles; Belleville, IL; FT enrollment: 9,085)
  • Wabash Valley College (about 67 miles; Mount Carmel, IL; FT enrollment: 2,142)

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Jefferson 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 55.4. This is better than average.

City:

55.4
U.S.:

74.7

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 30.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 19.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.9
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 8.81. This is about average. Closest monitor was 19.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.81
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 33.5%
(33.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
Illinois:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  63.4%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  11.9%
Whole state:  6.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.9
Illinois average:

12.1

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

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Religion statistics for Nason city (based on Jefferson County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant17,21271
Mainline Protestant2,26020
Catholic1,4092
Black Protestant1,0867
Other2813
None16,579-
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
Jefferson County:

1.25 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.08 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 18
Jefferson County:

4.49 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 34
Here:

8.48 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.0%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Jefferson County:

27.6%
Illinois:

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

9.8%
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$40
Other Government Administration 0$0 2$80
Totals for Government 0$0 3$120

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

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $82,000 ($347.46)
    Water Utilities: $22,000 ($93.22)
    Financial Administration: $5,000 ($21.19)
    General Public Buildings: $1,000 ($4.24)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $3,000 ($12.71)

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

  • Charges - All Other: $4,000 ($16.95)
    Solid Waste Management: $0 ($0.00)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $4,000 ($16.95)
    General Revenue, NEC: $1,000 ($4.24)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $26,000 ($110.17)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $21,000 ($88.98)
    Highways: $7,000 ($29.66)
  • Tax - Property: $2,000 ($8.47)
    NEC: $2,000 ($8.47)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $146,000 ($618.64)

4.61% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($36,119 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.61%
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 Marion County, IL  0.60% ($32,412 average AGI)
from Franklin County, IL  0.34% ($37,292)
from Wayne County, IL  0.28% ($29,897)


4.88% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,366 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.88%
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 Marion County, IL  0.51% ($29,466 average AGI)
to Franklin County, IL  0.34% ($22,714)
to Wayne County, IL  0.22% ($35,484)

Strongest AM radio stations in Nason:

  • 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.)
  • 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.)
  • WSDZ (1260 AM; 20 kW; BELLEVILLE, IL)
  • WMCL (1060 AM; 3 kW; MCLEANSBORO, IL; Owner: DANA COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WGGH (1150 AM; 5 kW; MARION, IL)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • WFRX (1300 AM; 1 kW; WEST FRANKFORT, IL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KRFT (1190 AM; 10 kW; DE SOTO, MO; Owner: ALL SPORTS RADIO, LLC)
  • KTRS (550 AM; 5 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: KTRS-AM LICENSE, L.L.C.)
  • WHAS (840 AM; 50 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Nason:

  • WBMV (89.7 FM; MOUNT VERNON, IL; Owner: ILLINOIS BIBLE INSTITUTE, INC)
  • WVSI (88.9 FM; MT. VERNON, IL; Owner: THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)
  • WIBV (102.1 FM; MOUNT VERNON, IL; Owner: BENJAMIN STRATEMEYER)
  • WDML (106.9 FM; WOODLAWN, IL; Owner: VOLUNTEER BROADCASTING OF ILLINOIS)
  • WCIL-FM (101.5 FM; CARBONDALE, IL; Owner: LYLE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WXLT (103.5 FM; CHRISTOPHER, IL; Owner: ZRG OF ILLINOIS, INC.)
  • K201FL (88.1 FM; MOUNT VERNON, IL; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • WQRL (106.3 FM; BENTON, IL; Owner: DANA COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WDQN-FM (95.9 FM; DUQUOIN, IL; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WNSV (104.7 FM; NASHVILLE, IL; Owner: DANA R. WITHERS)
  • WISH-FM (98.9 FM; GALATIA, IL; Owner: GALATIA FM JOINT VENTURE)
  • WJBD-FM (100.1 FM; SALEM, IL; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WRXX (95.3 FM; CENTRALIA, IL; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • WDDD-FM (107.3 FM; MARION, IL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WAWJ (90.1 FM; MARION, IL; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WVZA (92.7 FM; HERRIN, IL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WQUL (97.7 FM; WEST FRANKFORT, IL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Nason:

  • WSIU-TV (Channel 8; CARBONDALE, IL; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)
  • WSIL-TV (Channel 3; HARRISBURG, IL; Owner: WSIL-TV, INC.)
  • WPXS (Channel 13; MT. VERNON, IL; Owner: EBC ST. LOUIS, INC.)
  • W15BU (Channel 17; JOHNSTON CITY, IL; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W29CI (Channel 29; SALEM, IL; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

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  • Rend Lake Mine (Lat: 38.157278 Lon: -88.967833), Structure height: 21 m, Call Sign: KNGP583, Licensee ID: L00005237
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.456 MHzGrant Date: 11/15/2001, Expiration Date: 01/07/2012, Cancellation Date: 03/10/2012Registrant: Consolidation Coal Company, Hwy 148 N, Sesser, IL 62884, Phone: (618) 625-2041

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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  • Call Sign: KD9AML, Licensee ID: L01844361, Grant Date: 02/21/2014, Expiration Date: 02/21/2024, Certifier: Kenneth L Badgett, Registrant: Kenneth L Badgett, 287 S 8th, Nason, IL 62816

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (50%)
  • Electricity (43%)
  • Wood (6%)

Nason 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 significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age below 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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