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Population in 2012: 1,443 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -8.7%
 

Males: 720  (49.9%)
Females: 723  (50.1%)

Median resident age:  43.8 years
Illinois median age:  39.6 years

Zip codes: 62449.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $38,918 (it was $27,409 in 2000)
Oblong:

$38,918
IL:

$55,137
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $20,621

Oblong village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $52,575 (it was $45,500 in 2000)
Oblong:

$52,575
IL:

$170,600
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $72,162; Detached houses: $75,928; Mobile homes: $34,326

Median gross rent in 2012: $445.

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Oblong races chart
  • White alone - 1,427 (97.3%)
  • Hispanic - 10 (0.7%)
  • Two or more races - 9 (0.6%)
  • Black alone - 7 (0.5%)
  • Asian alone - 8 (0.5%)
  • American Indian alone - 5 (0.3%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Oblong: 85.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (27.1%), United States (13.8%), English (12.5%), Irish (10.3%), Scotch-Irish (4.3%), French (3.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 06/15/1883

Elevation: 524 feet

Land area: 0.95 square miles.

Population density: 1,519 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Oblong:

  • High school or higher: 86.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.3%
  • Unemployed: 8.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Oblong village:

  • Never married: 25.1%
  • Now married: 52.8%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 8.6%
  • Divorced: 13.5%

7 residents are foreign born

This village:  0.5%
Illinois:  13.9%



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Oblong, Illinois as of October 24, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Oblong to the number of sex offenders is 361 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $833 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $685 (1.3%)

Oblong satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Terre Haute, IN (42.7 miles , pop. 59,614).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Indianapolis, IN (108.8 miles , pop. 781,870).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (196.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Stoy, IL (2.0 miles) , Willow Hill, IL (2.5 miles ), Ste. Marie, IL (2.8 miles ), Robinson, IL (3.0 miles ), Yale, IL (3.2 miles) , Annapolis, IL (3.3 miles) , Newton, IL (3.7 miles ), Flat Rock, IL (3.8 miles ).

Latitude: 39.00 N, Longitude: 87.91 W

Area code: 618

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Crime rates in Oblong by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 0000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 0011142131000
per 100,000 0.00.063.363.964.1255.8128.764.6196.365.70.00.00.0
Robberies 00000000001460
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0939.0408.20.0
Assaults 294410968590011
per 100,000 126.6569.6253.2255.8641.4575.4386.1517.1327.2590.90.00.0748.3
Burglaries 114442462821412912
per 100,000 696.2253.2253.2255.81539.4383.6128.7517.1130.9919.2804.8612.2816.3
Thefts 15253737252622815238138
per 100,000 949.41582.32341.82365.71603.61662.41415.7517.1981.71510.2536.6884.4544.2
Auto thefts 1111202011100
per 100,000 63.363.363.363.9128.30.0128.70.065.465.767.10.00.0
Arson 0011000021100
per 100,000 0.00.063.363.90.00.00.00.0130.965.767.10.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 121.9208.2226.6228.9376.6429.9266.6220.7287.5313.0379.8208.9237.9

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Crime rate in Oblong detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 1 (1 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

0.68
Illinois average:

2.76

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

9.7%
Illinois:

9.5%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -154 (-8.9%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (35%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (32%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (15%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (12%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Oblong-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Illinois state average. It is 123% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/2/1990, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 6.9 miles away from the Oblong village center injured 6 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 6/2/1990, a category F4 tornado 21.5 miles away from the village center injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Oblong-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Illinois state average. It is 51% 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 38.0 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 12.5 miles away from Oblong 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 70.5 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 36.5 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 30.0 miles away from Oblong center
On 4/21/2008 at 05:38:29, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 MB, 4.0 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 35.0 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 Crawford County (7) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 5, Floods: 4, Tornadoes: 2, Winter Storm: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospital/medical center in Oblong:

  • RIDGEVIEW CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, 413 RIDGE LANE)

Other hospitals/medical centers near Oblong:

  • CRAWFORD MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Hospital, Critical Access Hospitals, Government - Hospital District or Authority, provides emergency services, about 9 miles away; ROBINSON, IL)
  • CRAWFORD MEMORIAL HOSPITAL LTC (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; ROBINSON, IL)
  • SOUTH HAVEN HOME (Hospital, about 9 miles away; ROBINSON, IL)

Political contributions by individuals in Oblong, IL

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Oblong:

  • Vincennes University (about 31 miles; Vincennes, IN; Full-time enrollment: 6,470)
  • Eastern Illinois University (about 37 miles; Charleston, IL; FT enrollment: 9,940)
  • Ivy Tech Community College-Wabash Valley (about 38 miles; Terre Haute, IN; FT enrollment: 2,860)
  • Lake Land College (about 40 miles; Mattoon, IL; FT enrollment: 3,606)
  • Indiana State University (about 43 miles; Terre Haute, IN; FT enrollment: 8,125)
  • Ivy Tech Community College-Southwest (about 71 miles; Evansville, IN; FT enrollment: 2,423)
  • Ivy Tech Community College-Bloominton (about 72 miles; Bloomington, IN; FT enrollment: 3,124)

Public high school in Oblong:

Public elementary/middle school in Oblong:

Private elementary/middle school in Oblong:

  • WILLOW CREEK AMISH SCHOOL (Students: 29; Location: 18711 N 175TH ST; Grades: 1 - 8)
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Notable location: Oblong Township Fire Protection District (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Oblong include: Central United Methodist Church (A), Evangelical United Methodist Church (B), First Baptist Church of Oblong (C), First Christian Church (D), Our Lady of Lourdes Church (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Oblong Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Lake: Oblong Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Hotel: Allen Development & MGMT (101 East Main Street).

 
Crawford County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
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Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 15.7%
(16.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This village:  2.2 people
Illinois:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  62.2%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  6.7%
Whole state:  6.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Oblong, IL

49 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
8 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
47 people in nursing homes in 2000

Oblong compared to Illinois state average:

Oblong, Illinois environmental map by EPA

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  • 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 below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.


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Banks with branches in Oblong (2011 data):

  • First Robinson Savings Bank, National Association: Oblong Branch at 102 West Main Street, branch established on 1995/06/26; Oblong Drive Up at 2500 East 1050th Ave, branch established on 1997/08/01. Info updated 2008/10/08: Bank assets: $221.3 mil, Deposits: $185.1 mil, headquarters in Robinson, IL, positive income, 5 total offices, Holding Company: First Robinson Financial Corporation
  • First National Bank in Olney: Oblong Branch at 203 West Main Street, branch established on 1907/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $306.4 mil, Deposits: $269.1 mil, headquarters in Olney, IL, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 7 total offices, Holding Company: Summit Bancshares, Ltd.
  • First Financial Bank, National Association: Oblong Branch at 301 East Main, branch established on 1915/01/01. Info updated 2012/01/04: Bank assets: $2,852.7 mil, Deposits: $2,227.7 mil, headquarters in Terre Haute, IN, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 66 total offices, Holding Company: First Financial Corporation

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School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Oblong travel time to work - commute


Oblong mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (81%)
  • Electricity (18%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

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Religion statistics for Oblong village (based on Crawford County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 51.76%
Here51.8%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameUnited Methodist ChurchChristian Churches and Churches of ChristSouthern Baptist ConventionChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Catholic Church
Adherents20.4%19.9%17.2%13.3%8.0%
Congregations28.6%14.3%11.1%3.2%3.2%
NameAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAAssemblies of GodPresbyterian Church (USA)Churches of ChristOther
Adherents6.2%2.8%2.4%1.7%8.0%
Congregations3.2%3.2%3.2%4.8%25.4%
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: 6
Crawford County:

3.06 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Crawford County:

3.57 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 16
Here:

8.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.1%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Crawford County:

27.0%
Illinois:

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

13.5%
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 1$2,088
Other Government Administration 0$0 8$2,340
Police Protection - Officers 1$3,693$44,3165$2,028
Sewerage 1$2,860$34,3200$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 1$76
Water Supply 3$8,409$33,6361$1,946
Other and Unallocable 1$2,139$25,6680$0
Totals for Government 6$17,101$34,20216$8,478

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

  • Current Operations - Financial Administration: $418,000 ($289.67)
    Water Utilities: $284,000 ($196.81)
    Sewerage: $63,000 ($43.66)
    Regular Highways: $35,000 ($24.26)
    Parks & Recreation: $28,000 ($19.40)
    General - Other: $25,000 ($17.33)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $0 ($0.00)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $276,000 ($191.27)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $4,000 ($2.77)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $99,000 ($68.61)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $74,000 ($51.28)
    General Revenue, NEC: $55,000 ($38.12)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $284,000 ($196.81)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $242,000 ($167.71)
    Highways: $44,000 ($30.49)
  • Tax - Property: $80,000 ($55.44)
    NEC: $16,000 ($11.09)

Oblong government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $60,000 ($41.58)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $5,000 ($3.47)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Water Utilities: $40,000 ($27.72)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $100,000 ($69.30)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $5,000 ($3.47)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $1,410,000 ($977.13)

3.65% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($44,139 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.65%
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 Lawrence County, IL  0.41% ($28,258 average AGI)
from Clark County, IL  0.32% ($30,458)
from Jasper County, IL  0.27% ($206,950)


4.16% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($32,968 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.16%
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 Lawrence County, IL  0.39% ($37,310 average AGI)
to Clark County, IL  0.28% ($32,238)
to Knox County, IN  0.20% ($16,933)

Strongest AM radio stations in Oblong:

  • WIBC (1070 AM; 50 kW; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KXEN (1010 AM; 50 kW; FESTUS-ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BDJ RADIO ENTERPRISES, LLC)
  • WTAY (1570 AM; 0 kW; ROBINSON, IL; Owner: ANN BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KMOX (1120 AM; 50 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WHAS (840 AM; 50 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WLBH (1170 AM; daytime; 5 kW; MATTOON, IL; Owner: MATTOON BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WLW (700 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WPFR (1480 AM; 5 kW; TERRE HAUTE, IN)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WILY (1210 AM; daytime; 10 kW; CENTRALIA, IL; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Oblong:

  • WTYE (101.7 FM; ROBINSON, IL; Owner: ANN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WUSI (90.3 FM; OLNEY, IL; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF S. ILL. UNIVER.)
  • WCBH (104.3 FM; CASEY, IL; Owner: TWO PETAZ, INC.)
  • WIKK (103.5 FM; NEWTON, IL; Owner: V.L.N. BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WMMC (105.9 FM; MARSHALL, IL; Owner: JDL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WBOW-FM (102.7 FM; TERRE HAUTE, IN; Owner: CROSSROADS INVESTMENTS, LLC)
  • WQTY (93.3 FM; LINTON, IN; Owner: THE ORIGINAL COMPANY, INC.)
  • WHQQ (98.9 FM; NEOGA, IL; Owner: WSHY, INC.)
  • WAKO-FM (103.1 FM; LAWRENCEVILLE, IL; Owner: LAWRENCEVILLE BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WSEI (92.9 FM; OLNEY, IL; Owner: V.L.N. BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Oblong:

  • WUSI-TV (Channel 16; OLNEY, IL; Owner: BD. OF TRUSTEES SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)
  • W57AO (Channel 57; ROBINSON, IL; Owner: FULL GOS. BUS. MENS. FELLOW INTL.)
  • WTWO (Channel 2; TERRE HAUTE, IN; Owner: NEXSTAR BROADCASTING OF THE MIDWEST, INC.)
  • WBAK-TV (Channel 38; TERRE HAUTE, IN; Owner: INDIANA BROADCASTING PARTNERS)
  • WTHI-TV (Channel 10; TERRE HAUTE, IN; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WEIU-TV (Channel 51; CHARLESTON, IL; Owner: EASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)

Oblong fatal accident list:

Oct 3, 1986 03:57 PM, Range, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1


FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Oblong)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

4
  • 3 Mi N 2 Mi E (Lat: 39.051417 Lon: -87.888917), Call Sign: KNAG738, Licensee ID: L00051725
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.020 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/23/2001, Expiration Date: 02/14/2011, Cancellation Date: 04/16/2011
    Registrant: Meese, John:musgrove, Lawrence Dba Meese & Musgrove, 3751 E 1350th Ave, Oblong, IL 62449
  • Rr 3 (Lat: 38.900056 Lon: -87.866694), Call Sign: KNAV987
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.960 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/26/1996, Expiration Date: 03/06/2001, Cancellation Date: 05/06/2001
    Registrant: Ron Freeman, 4624 E 325th Ave, Oblong, IL 62449, Phone: (618) 557-3308
  • 4 Mi N (Lat: 39.074750 Lon: -87.906417), Call Sign: KNEW954, Licensee ID: L00017798
    Assigned Frequencies: 452.175 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/15/1997, Expiration Date: 02/11/2003, Cancellation Date: 05/18/2003
    Registrant: Laird Dart, Rr 2, Oblong, IL 62449
  • Bps (Lat: 39.005889 Lon: -87.773639), Type: Pole, Structure height: 6 m, Call Sign: KNNJ327
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.100 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/14/2011, Expiration Date: 02/07/2021, Certifier: Betty Cuningham
    Registrant: Pros Rf, 6160 Song Breeze Trace, Duluth, GA 30097, Phone: (270) 908-4402, Fax: (786) 549-7864, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • OBLONG, Sr 33 & Twp 335e (Lat: 39.015583 Lon: -87.876139), Overall height: 90.5 m, Call Sign: WMS695
    Assigned Frequencies: 21225.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/29/1994, Expiration Date: 02/01/2001, Cancellation Date: 05/28/1999
    Registrant: Illinois Rsa 6 & 7 LP, 2000 W Ameritech Ctr Dr, Hoffman Estates, IL 60195
  • OBLONG, 896 East 1050 Avenue (Lat: 39.002361 Lon: -87.929389), Type: Tower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 93.9 m, Call Sign: WQPN966
    Assigned Frequencies: 10935.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/10/2012, Expiration Date: 07/10/2022, Certifier: Ed King
    Registrant: Cellular Properties, Inc., 28 Towne Centre, Danville, IL 61832, Phone: (217) 442-2355, Fax: (217) 446-9830, Email:

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1
  • Sh 33 & Sr 375e (Lat: 39.015583 Lon: -87.876139), Overall height: 90.5 m, Call Sign: KNKH915
    Assigned Frequencies: 931.337 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/27/2009, Expiration Date: 11/08/2019, Certifier: J. Roy Pottle
    Registrant: Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP, 2300 N Street, Nw, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20037, Phone: (202) 783-4141, Fax: (202) 783-5851, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Oblong)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

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  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172M (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 108 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 172MS , Serial Number: 17263928, Year manufactured: 1974, Airworthiness Date: 09/17/1974
    Registrant (Individual): Max D Musgrave, 1125 E 1600th Ave, Oblong, IL 62449
  • Aircraft: SIX CHUTER INC SKYE RYDER AEROCHUTE (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 503 (52 HP) (2 Cycle)
    N-Number: 179A , Serial Number: 96-1546-2, Year manufactured: 1996, Airworthiness Date: 10/27/2007
    Registrant (Individual): Brent Helm, 9876 N 375th St, Oblong, IL 62449
  • Aircraft: BEECH B36TC (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: CONT MOTOR TSIO-520 SER (300 HP) (Turbo-prop)
    N-Number: 67233 , Serial Number: EA-371, Year manufactured: 1983, Airworthiness Date: 08/02/1983
    Registrant (Corporation): Mont Eagle Mills Inc, 804 W Main St, Oblong, IL 62449
  • Aircraft: BEECH A36 (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 138 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO 520 SERIES (285 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 7259R , Serial Number: E-628, Year manufactured: 1974, Airworthiness Date: 12/13/1974
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Greg B Amburgey, 2219 E 1160th Ave, Oblong, IL 62449, Other Owners: James D Hansen
  • Aircraft: INFINITY POWERED PARACHUTES SE582 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 582 (65 HP) (2 Cycle)
    N-Number: 8005U , Serial Number: IPP-5304, Year manufactured: 2005, Airworthiness Date: 12/18/2007
    Registrant (Individual): Todd A Krick, 10056 N 300th St, Oblong, IL 62449
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-180 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING O&VO-360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 9435J , Serial Number: 28-3547, Year manufactured: 1966, Airworthiness Date: 08/04/1966
    Registrant (Individual): Gregory C Nye, 5002 E 1350th Ave, Oblong, IL 62449


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 21
  • Hazardous Condition: 4
  • Good Intent Call: 1

Incident types - Oblong


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Oblong, IL

Most common first names in Oblong, IL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Charles3477.9 years
James3377.9 years
John2875.0 years
William2874.2 years
Mary2883.0 years
George2174.8 years
Robert1772.0 years
Harold1670.6 years
Kenneth1572.7 years
Lester1579.2 years
Most common last names in Oblong, IL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith2878.2 years
Miller2180.8 years
Wilson1875.5 years
Bailey1782.2 years
Henry1681.6 years
Davis1580.3 years
Kirk1579.8 years
Dart1579.2 years
Dennis1481.9 years
Goodwin1178.9 years

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