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Population in 2012: 205 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -12.0%
 

Males: 112  (55.1%)
Females: 93  (44.9%)

Median resident age:  44.0 years
Illinois median age:  39.6 years

Zip codes: 62956.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $21,518 (it was $29,688 in 2000)
New Grand Chain:

$21,518
IL:

$55,137
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $15,458

New Grand Chain village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $50,161 (it was $44,300 in 2000)
New Grand Chain:

$50,161
IL:

$170,600
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $59,046; Detached houses: $65,573; Mobile homes: $35,796

Median gross rent in 2012: $457.

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  • White alone - 177 (84.3%)
  • Black alone - 25 (11.9%)
  • Hispanic - 5 (2.4%)
  • Two or more races - 3 (1.4%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in New Grand Chain: 85.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (41.1%), Irish (17.0%), United States (7.1%), English (3.3%), Norwegian (2.9%), Swedish (2.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 02/04/1891

Elevation: 404 feet

Land area: 1.06 square miles.

Population density: 194 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).




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For population 25 years and over in New Grand Chain:

  • High school or higher: 78.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.0%
  • Unemployed: 3.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in New Grand Chain village:

  • Never married: 14.7%
  • Now married: 63.5%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 5.8%
  • Divorced: 14.7%

4 residents are foreign born

This village:  1.8%
Illinois:  13.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,075 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $281 (1.4%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Evansville, IN (94.8 miles , pop. 121,582).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Louis, MO (116.1 miles , pop. 348,189).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (325.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Karnak, IL (1.9 miles ), Olmsted, IL (2.5 miles ), Belknap, IL (2.6 miles) , Cypress, IL (2.8 miles ), Bandana, KY (2.9 miles ), Ullin, IL (3.0 miles ), Joppa, IL (3.2 miles ), Pulaski, IL (3.2 miles ).

Latitude: 37.25 N, Longitude: 89.02 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 618

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

11.9%
Illinois:

9.5%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -40 (-14.7%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (33%)
  • Manufacturing (15%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (13%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Utilities (8%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (44%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Supervisors of construction and extraction workers (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (15%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (9%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (9%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Business operations specialists (4%)

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Tornado activity:

New Grand Chain-area historical tornado activity is above Illinois state average. It is 162% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/6/2003, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 1.3 miles away from the New Grand Chain village center killed 2 people and injured 33 people and caused $16 million in damages.

On 4/22/1981, a category F4 tornado 29.8 miles away from the village center killed one person and injured 32 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

New Grand Chain-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Illinois state average. It is 3% greater than the overall U.S. average.

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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 29.0 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 65.2 miles away from New Grand Chain 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 84.8 miles away from the city center
On 9/29/1987 at 00:04:56, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 26.6 miles away from the city center
On 4/27/1989 at 16:47:49, a magnitude 4.7 (4.6 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 95.8 miles away from New Grand Chain center
On 2/5/1994 at 14:55:37, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 LG, 4.2 MD, Depth: 9.9 mi) earthquake occurred 11.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Pulaski County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 3, Heavy Rain: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near New Grand Chain:

  • LIFE CARE CENTER OF LACENTER (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; LA CENTER, KY)
  • HILLVIEW HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; VIENNA, IL)
  • MERIDIAN MANOR (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; MOUNDS, IL)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to New Grand Chain:

  • West Kentucky Community and Technical College (about 25 miles; Paducah, KY; Full-time enrollment: 2,353)
  • Southeast Missouri State University (about 29 miles; Cape Girardeau, MO; FT enrollment: 7,475)
  • Southern Illinois University Carbondale (about 34 miles; Carbondale, IL; FT enrollment: 16,261)
  • John A Logan College (about 35 miles; Carterville, IL; FT enrollment: 2,443)
  • Murray State University (about 57 miles; Murray, KY; FT enrollment: 7,472)
  • The University of Tennessee-Martin (about 64 miles; Martin, TN; FT enrollment: 5,997)
  • Bethel University (about 83 miles; McKenzie, TN; FT enrollment: 2,516)

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Notable location: Grand Chain Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: Grand Chain Masonic Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 
Pulaski County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 37.4. This is about average.
City:

37.4
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 16.2. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 24.8 miles away from the city center.
City:

16.2
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 11.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 24.8 miles away from the city center.
City:

11.4
U.S.:

9.6


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 18.9%
(20.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 10.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This village:  2.3 people
Illinois:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  66.3%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  1.1%
Whole state:  6.3%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in New Grand Chain, IL

New Grand Chain compared to Illinois state average:

  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed 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.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (65%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (29%)
  • Wood (4%)

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Religion statistics for New Grand Chain village (based on Pulaski County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 56.68%
Here56.7%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchConservative Congregational Christian ConferenceOther
Adherents53.8%14.9%12.1%5.3%14.0%
Congregations28.6%10.7%28.6%7.1%25.0%
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
Pulaski County:

7.72 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
Pulaski County:

6.18 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 5
Here:

7.72 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

11.1%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Pulaski County:

27.8%
Illinois:

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

13.8%
State:

14.5%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 2$250
Other Government Administration 0$0 6$325
Streets and Highways 1$2,646$31,7520$0
Totals for Government 1$2,646$31,7528$575

New Grand Chain government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Financial Administration: $18,000 ($87.80)
    Regular Highways: $17,000 ($82.93)
    Solid Waste Management: $8,000 ($39.02)
    General - Other: $6,000 ($29.27)
    Sewerage: $5,000 ($24.39)
    General Public Buildings: $3,000 ($14.63)
    Fire Protection: $1,000 ($4.88)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $12,000 ($58.54)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $55,000 ($268.29)
    Financial Administration: $4,000 ($19.51)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $16,000 ($78.05)

New Grand Chain government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $20,000 ($97.56)
    Solid Waste Management: $8,000 ($39.02)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $20,000 ($97.56)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $2,000 ($9.76)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $4,000 ($19.51)
    General Revenue, NEC: $2,000 ($9.76)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $21,000 ($102.44)
    Highways: $17,000 ($82.93)
  • Tax - Property: $2,000 ($9.76)

New Grand Chain government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $204,000 ($995.12)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $204,000 ($995.12)

New Grand Chain government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $74,000 ($360.98)

5.91% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($22,926 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.91%
Illinois average:

5.66%

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:
from Alexander County, IL  0.96% ($23,545 average AGI)
from Union County, IL  0.83% ($20,947)


6.76% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($24,000 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.76%
Illinois average:

5.99%

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:
to Alexander County, IL  0.87% ($14,350 average AGI)
to Union County, IL  0.69% ($24,938)
to Cape Girardeau County, MO  0.56% ($25,077)

Strongest AM radio stations in New Grand Chain:

  • WDDD (810 AM; 10 kW; JOHNSTON CITY, IL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WPAD (1560 AM; 10 kW; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KZIM (960 AM; 5 kW; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: ZIMMER RADIO OF MID-MISSOURI, INC)
  • WGGH (1150 AM; 5 kW; MARION, IL)
  • KAPE (1550 AM; 5 kW; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • 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.)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • WMOK (920 AM; 1 kW; METROPOLIS, IL; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • WKRO (1490 AM; 1 kW; CAIRO, IL; Owner: BENJAMIN STRATEMEYER)
  • WBCE (1200 AM; daytime; 1 kW; WICKLIFFE, KY; Owner: WBCE, INC.)
  • WKDA (1200 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: RADIO NASHVILLE, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in New Grand Chain:

  • WGCF (89.3 FM; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: CHRISTIAN BUSINESSMEN'S ASSOC, INC.)
  • WBEL (88.5 FM; CAIRO, IL; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WKYQ (93.3 FM; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WRIK-FM (98.3 FM; METROPOLIS, IL; Owner: SUN MEDIA, INC.)
  • KGMO (100.7 FM; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • WKIB (96.5 FM; ANNA, IL; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS)
  • WDDJ (96.9 FM; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KEZS-FM (102.9 FM; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: ZIMMER BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WCIL-FM (101.5 FM; CARBONDALE, IL; Owner: LYLE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WOOZ-FM (99.9 FM; HARRISBURG, IL; Owner: ZIMMER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KREZ (104.7 FM; CHAFFEE, MO; Owner: DANA R. WITHERS)
  • WZZL (106.7 FM; REIDLAND, KY; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • WREZ (105.5 FM; METROPOLIS, IL; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • KRCU (90.9 FM; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: BOARD OF REGENTS, SOUTHEAST MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WGKY (95.9 FM; WICKLIFFE, KY; Owner: WICKLIFE RENTAL PROPERTIES, INC.)
  • WLIE-FM (94.3 FM; GOLCONDA, IL; Owner: FOREVER COMMUNICATIONS INC)

TV broadcast stations around New Grand Chain:

  • WDKA (Channel 49; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: WDKA ACQUISITION CORPORATION)
  • WPSD-TV (Channel 6; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: WPSD-TV, LLC)
  • KFVS-TV (Channel 12; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • WSIL-TV (Channel 3; HARRISBURG, IL; Owner: WSIL-TV, INC.)
  • KBSI (Channel 23; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: KBSI LICENSEE L.P.)
  • WKPD (Channel 29; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WTCT (Channel 27; MARION, IL; Owner: TRI-STATE CHRISTIAN TV, INC.)
  • KCGI-CA (Channel 45; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: TRI-STATE CHRISTIAN TV, INC.)
  • K47FB (Channel 47; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W54AE (Channel 54; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: TRI-STATE CHRISTIAN TV, INC.)
  • K69HT (Channel 69; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WQWQ-LP (Channel 9; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)


FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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  • 5 Km E (Lat: 37.238333 Lon: -88.955000), Type: 60.0, Overall height: 60 m
    Registrant: 6185293301, , 441 CHURCH CAMP RD



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  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Machinery, equipment, and supplies merchant wholesalers"
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