Olney, Illinois

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Population in 2017: 8,942 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: +3.6%
 
Males: 4,301  (48.1%)
Females: 4,641  (51.9%)
Median resident age:

41.5 years
Illinois median age:

38.0 years

Zip codes: 62450.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $38,351 (it was $28,084 in 2000)
Olney:

$38,351
IL:

$62,992

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $23,897 (it was $16,218 in 2000)

Olney city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $89,336 (it was $55,400 in 2000)
Olney:

$89,336
IL:

$195,300

Median gross rent in 2017: $533.

March 2019 cost of living index in Olney: 75.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 18.1%
(17.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 69.2% for Black residents, 29.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
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  • Races in Olney, IL (2017)
    • 8,26693.2%White alone
    • 2332.6%Hispanic
    • 1141.3%Two or more races
    • 780.9%Asian alone
    • 580.7%Black alone
    • 390.4%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists, there were 19 registered sex offenders living in Olney, Illinois as of January 26, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Olney is 468 to 1.


Crime rates in Olney by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(10.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(11.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
12
(141.3)
4
(47.2)
8
(94.9)
7
(83.9)
9
(107.1)
10
(120.7)
9
(98.4)
10
(109.6)
11
(121.1)
8
(87.8)
5
(55.5)
10
(111.3)
6
(67.2)
11
(123.3)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
1
(11.8)
3
(35.4)
3
(35.6)
1
(12.0)
0
(0.0)
16
(193.1)
12
(131.3)
1
(11.0)
1
(11.0)
1
(11.0)
1
(11.1)
0
(0.0)
1
(11.2)
5
(56.1)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
32
(376.7)
16
(188.9)
13
(154.3)
17
(203.7)
14
(166.5)
0
(0.0)
3
(32.8)
24
(263.0)
18
(198.2)
25
(274.5)
13
(144.3)
38
(423.0)
27
(302.4)
29
(325.1)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
56
(659.3)
58
(684.8)
67
(795.2)
35
(419.5)
47
(559.1)
52
(627.5)
47
(514.1)
51
(558.9)
81
(891.7)
43
(472.1)
30
(333.1)
32
(356.2)
55
(616.0)
70
(784.8)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
269
(3,167)
228
(2,692)
259
(3,074)
184
(2,205)
201
(2,391)
245
(2,956)
253
(2,767)
238
(2,608)
216
(2,378)
223
(2,448)
214
(2,376)
241
(2,683)
295
(3,304)
289
(3,240)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
20
(235.5)
23
(271.5)
7
(83.1)
10
(119.8)
9
(107.1)
17
(205.1)
14
(153.1)
7
(76.7)
9
(99.1)
13
(142.7)
12
(133.2)
10
(111.3)
12
(134.4)
12
(134.5)
Arson
(per 100,000)
3
(35.3)
4
(47.2)
7
(83.1)
4
(47.9)
1
(11.9)
3
(36.2)
1
(10.9)
7
(76.7)
2
(22.0)
1
(11.0)
4
(44.4)
4
(44.5)
4
(44.8)
5
(56.1)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)383.6263.5302.8238.6262.3333.1305.5293.2305.3270.9205.6337.0303.7375.8

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City-data.com crime index in Olney, IL

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 12 (11 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.23
Illinois average:

2.09
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Ancestries: American (32.2%), German (21.2%), English (7.7%), Irish (5.2%), European (2.6%), Dutch (1.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 04/29/1911

Elevation: 490 feet

Land area: 5.76 square miles.

Population density: 1,552 people per square mile   (low).

Olney, Illinois map

241 residents are foreign born (1.4% Latin America, 0.4% Europe).

This city:

2.7%
Illinois:

14.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,788 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,410 (1.7%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Evansville, IN (59.5 miles , pop. 121,582).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Louis, MO (116.9 miles , pop. 348,189).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (216.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Claremont, IL (2.4 miles ),
Calhoun, IL (2.4 miles ),
Noble, IL (2.8 miles ),
Parkersburg, IL (3.1 miles ),
Sumner, IL (3.5 miles ),
Ste. Marie, IL (3.8 miles ),
Clay City, IL (3.9 miles ),
West Salem, IL (3.9 miles )

Latitude: 38.73 N, Longitude: 88.08 W

Nickname or alias (official or unofficial): Home of the white squirrels

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,065 (+12.0%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,202 (60.2%)

Area code: 618

Distribution of median household income in Olney, IL in 2017
Distribution of house value in Olney, IL in 2017
Olney satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 38 buildings, average cost: $106,700
  • 1998: 28 buildings, average cost: $128,500
  • 1999: 25 buildings, average cost: $135,100
  • 2000: 15 buildings, average cost: $147,600
  • 2001: 19 buildings, average cost: $138,400
  • 2002: 14 buildings, average cost: $91,700
  • 2003: 15 buildings, average cost: $118,000
  • 2004: 12 buildings, average cost: $153,500
  • 2005: 12 buildings, average cost: $136,700
  • 2006: 14 buildings, average cost: $166,500
  • 2007: 11 buildings, average cost: $142,800
  • 2008: 8 buildings, average cost: $184,200
  • 2009: 9 buildings, average cost: $144,900
  • 2010: 7 buildings, average cost: $200,600
  • 2011: 8 buildings, average cost: $144,400
  • 2012: 5 buildings, average cost: $166,400
  • 2013: 4 buildings, average cost: $148,700
  • 2014: 4 buildings, average cost: $307,500
  • 2015: 9 buildings, average cost: $226,300
  • 2016: 3 buildings, average cost: $250,000
  • 2017: 3 buildings, average cost: $175,400
Number of permits per 10,000 Olney, IL residents
Average permit cost in Olney, IL
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.3%
Illinois:

4.5%
Historical population in Olney, IL
Historical housing units in Olney, IL
Most common industries in Olney, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (12.7%)
  • Educational services (11.6%)
  • Transportation equipment (6.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.5%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (6.2%)
  • Public administration (4.5%)
  • Construction (4.4%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Transportation equipment (8.8%)
  • Construction (7.7%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (7.5%)
  • Educational services (7.0%)
  • Truck transportation (5.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.0%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (21.4%)
  • Educational services (16.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.0%)
  • Social assistance (5.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.4%)
  • Transportation equipment (5.1%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.9%)
Most common occupations in Olney, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (3.6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.2%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (8.1%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.1%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.2%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.7%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7.0%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.2%)
  • Cashiers (4.0%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.0%)

Average climate in Olney, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Olney-area historical tornado activity is near Illinois state average. It is 52% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/2/1990, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 0.7 miles away from the Olney city center injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 6/2/1990, a category F4 tornado 18.3 miles away from the city center injured 6 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Olney-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Illinois state average. It is 76% 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 22.0 miles away from Olney 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 12.3 miles away from the city 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 54.0 miles away from Olney 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 21.7 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 9.6 miles away from Olney 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 134.1 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 Richland County (6) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Storms: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Olney topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Olney:

  • RICHLAND MANOR ("1066 WEST MAIN, P.O. BOX 10")
  • RICHLAND MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Private, 800 EAST LOCUST)
  • BURGIN MANOR OF OLNEY, INC. (900 928 EAST SCOTT)
  • BURGIN NURS MANOR 2
  • BURGIN NURSING MANOR INC (928 E SCOTT ST)
  • RICHLAND CARE AND REHAB (410 EAST MACK)
  • OLNEY DIALYSIS CENTER (117 N BOONE ST)
  • ADVANTAGE HOME HEALTH, INC. (801 SOUTH WEST STREET)
  • RICHLAND MEM. HOSP. HM. HLTH. (800 E LOCUST)

Heliports located in Olney:

Colleges/Universities in Olney:

  • Olney Central College (Full-time enrollment: 1,260; Location: 305 N West Street; Public; Website: www.iecc.edu/occ)
  • Illinois Eastern Community College-System Office (Location: 233 E Chestnut Street; Public; Website: www.iecc.edu)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Olney:

  • Wabash Valley College (about 27 miles; Mount Carmel, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,142)
  • Vincennes University (about 31 miles; Vincennes, IN; FT enrollment: 9,876)
  • Lake Land College (about 52 miles; Mattoon, IL; FT enrollment: 7,499)
  • Eastern Illinois University (about 53 miles; Charleston, IL; FT enrollment: 9,414)
  • University of Southern Indiana (about 58 miles; Evansville, IN; FT enrollment: 9,532)
  • University of Evansville (about 61 miles; Evansville, IN; FT enrollment: 2,688)
  • Kaskaskia College (about 62 miles; Centralia, IL; FT enrollment: 3,867)

Public high school in Olney:

Public elementary/middle schools in Olney:

Private elementary/middle school in Olney:

  • ST JOSEPH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 208, Location: 520 E CHESTNUT ST, Grades: PK-8)
See full list of schools located in Olney

Library in Olney:

  • OLNEY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $253,358; Location: 400 WEST MAIN STREET; 44,002 books; 2,184 audio materials; 1,763 video materials; 16 state licensed databases; 1 other licensed databases; 61 print serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Ring of Fire Evangelistic Ministry/Blue Jeans For Jesus Food & Clothing Ministry 300 W. Chetnut, Olney, IL 62450 Phone:838-0328 Rev. Kimberly R. Dreiman Services:Sunday 10:00 a.m. 5:30 p.m. Fellowship Meal 7:00 p.m. Service, Wed. 7:00 p.m. Adult Bible Study, 1st Thurs.Noah's Ark Youth Group 6:30 p.m.,Friday Prayer 7:00p.m.
  • The Olney Central College Website has been changed to: www.iecc.edu/occ
  • Ring of Fire Evangelistic Ministry 300 W. Chestnut Olney, IL 62450 Phone:618-393-1336

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Olney: Olney Public Library (A), Richland County Jail (B), Olney Fire Department (C), Richland County Courthouse (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Olney include: Calvary Baptist Church (A), Church of Christ (B), Church of the Nazarene (C), Congregational Christian Church (D), Elm Street Christian Church (E), First Baptist Church (F), First Christian Church (G), First Presbyterian Church (H), First United Brethren Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Maple Dale Cemetery (1), Saint Joseph Cemetery (2), Haven Hill Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Olney include: Bower Park (1), City Park (2), Elliott Street Historic District (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Carnegie Building (Museums; 401 East Main Street).

Hotel: Holiday Motel (1300 South West Street).

Court: Illinois State - Richland County Office- Department of Human Services- Public Aid Depart (1406 Martin Street).

Birthplace of: Alfred M. Wilson - Marine Corps Medal of Honor recipient, Clarence Tade - Politician, Edmund Sebree - General, Elaine Shepard - Journalist, Reginald C. Harmon - Lawyer, Dummy Murphy - Baseball player, Glenn Brummer - Major League Baseball catcher, Ollie Pickering - Baseball player, Paul LePaul - Magician, Stan Royer - Baseball player.

Richland 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 city:

2.3 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

60.3%
Whole state:

65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

6.9%
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: 0.1% of all households

People in group quarters in Olney in 2010:

  • 273 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 35 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 29 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 21 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 6 people in residential treatment centers for adults

People in group quarters in Olney in 2000:

  • 92 people in nursing homes
  • 15 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 12 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 10 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 10 people in other group homes

Banks with branches in Olney (2011 data):

  • First National Bank in Olney: Drive-In, Route 130 North Facility, First National Bank In Olney, Olney Drive-In Facility. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $306.4 mil, Deposits: $269.1 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 7 total offices, Holding Company: Summit Bancshares, Ltd.
  • First Financial Bank, National Association: Olney Main Branch at 240 East Chestnut St, branch established on 1883/01/01; Olney 130 Branch at 1110 South West, branch established on 1998/10/05. 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
  • TrustBank: Richland County Mall Facility at North West Street, branch established on 1981/05/04; Trustbank at 600 East Main Street, branch established on 1912/09/13. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $168.4 mil, Deposits: $144.7 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Rich Land Bancorp, Inc.
  • Citizens National Bank of Albion: Olney Branch at 202 South Whittle Avenue, branch established on 2002/01/22. 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 Olney:

Marital status in Olney, IL
  • Never married: 27.6%
  • Now married: 42.9%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 11.3%
  • Divorced: 16.7%

For population 25 years and over in Olney:

  • High school or higher: 85.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 24.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.4%
  • Unemployed: 8.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.9
Illinois average:

12.2

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Olney
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Olney, IL (based on Richland County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant3,89930
Catholic2,6922
Mainline Protestant2,09115
Other3752
None7,176-
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
This county:

1.92 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

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

0.64 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.08 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Richland County:

0.64 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
Richland County:

3.20 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 8
Here:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Richland County:

9.8%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Richland County:

27.7%
Illinois:

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

10.4%
State:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Olney:

54.4%
Illinois:

48.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Olney:

52.5%
Illinois:

45.7%

Average BMI:
Olney:

28.7
Illinois:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

18.9%
Illinois:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Olney:

12.2%
Illinois:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Olney:

6.9
Illinois:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

35.0%
Illinois:

33.2%

General health condition:
Here:

59.9%
Illinois:

55.4%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

78.0%
Illinois:

79.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Olney, IL Residents
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
Police Protection - Officers 13$53,112$49,0260$0
Water Supply 11$41,962$45,7770$0
Streets and Highways 9$28,178$37,5716$3,151
Other Government Administration 7$32,836$56,2906$3,058
Sewerage 5$17,010$40,8240$0
Firefighters 4$20,360$61,0800$0
Local Libraries 3$7,129$28,5162$1,439
Parks and Recreation 3$11,150$44,6000$0
Other and Unallocable 2$6,177$37,0622$941
Financial Administration 2$8,163$48,9780$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 0$0
Police - Other 0$0 0$0
Solid Waste Management 0$0 2$1,085
Totals for Government 59$226,077$45,98218$9,674

Olney government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Parks and Recreation: $423,000 ($47.30)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $1,360,000 ($152.09)
    Water Utilities: $1,212,000 ($135.54)
    Regular Highways: $1,144,000 ($127.94)
    Central Staff Services: $725,000 ($81.08)
    Sewerage: $611,000 ($68.33)
    Parks and Recreation: $567,000 ($63.41)
    Local Fire Protection: $381,000 ($42.61)
    Solid Waste Management: $291,000 ($32.54)
    Libraries: $271,000 ($30.31)
    Financial Administration: $139,000 ($15.54)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $80,000 ($8.95)
    General - Other: $46,000 ($5.14)
    Housing and Community Development: $25,000 ($2.80)
    General Public Buildings: $11,000 ($1.23)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Cash and Deposits: $3,760,000 ($420.49)
    Other Investments - Other: $2,039,000 ($228.03)
    Benefit Payments: $537,000 ($60.05)
    Withdrawals: $1,000 ($0.11)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $26,000 ($2.91)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $310,000 ($34.67)
    Parks and Recreation: $88,000 ($9.84)
    Central Staff Services: $81,000 ($9.06)
    Police Protection: $36,000 ($4.03)
    Local Fire Protection: $30,000 ($3.35)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,244,000 ($362.78)

Olney government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $966,000 ($108.03)
    Solid Waste Management: $324,000 ($36.23)
    Parks and Recreation: $78,000 ($8.72)
    Other: $48,000 ($5.37)
  • Employee Retirement - Earnings on Investments (calculated): $173,000 ($19.35)
    Local Employee Contribution: $80,000 ($8.95)
    From Other Governments: $19,000 ($2.12)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $174,000 ($19.46)
    Water Utilities: $105,000 ($11.74)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $73,000 ($8.16)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $358,000 ($40.04)
    Fines and Forfeits: $91,000 ($10.18)
    Interest Earnings: $57,000 ($6.37)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,399,000 ($156.45)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $2,477,000 ($277.01)
    Highways: $366,000 ($40.93)
    Other: $91,000 ($10.18)
    Public Welfare: $9,000 ($1.01)
    Health and Hospitals: $1,000 ($0.11)
  • Tax - Property: $1,614,000 ($180.50)
    Public Utilities Sales: $181,000 ($20.24)
    Other Selective Sales: $136,000 ($15.21)
    Other License: $115,000 ($12.86)

Olney government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,719,000 ($192.24)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,538,000 ($172.00)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $251,000 ($28.07)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $70,000 ($7.83)

Olney government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Employee Retirement - Total Federal Securities: $9,000 ($1.01)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,892,000 ($994.41)

4.95% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($32,290 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.95%
Illinois average:

5.50%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Lawrence County, IL  0.49% ($31,226 average AGI)
to Clay County, IL  0.38% ($31,125)
Businesses in Olney, IL
NameCountNameCount
AutoZone1MasterBrand Cabinets2
Burger King1McDonald's1
CVS1Nike1
Chevrolet1Pizza Hut1
Curves1RadioShack1
Dairy Queen1Sears1
Decora Cabinetry2Super 81
Domino's Pizza1Taco Bell1
Fashion Bug1True Value1
FedEx1U-Haul1
H&R Block1UPS3
KFC1Walmart1
La-Z-Boy1

Strongest AM radio stations in Olney:

  • WVLN (740 AM; 0 kW; OLNEY, IL; Owner: V.L.N. BROADCASTING, 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.)
  • WIBC (1070 AM; 50 kW; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WHAS (840 AM; 50 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, 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.)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • WMIX (940 AM; 5 kW; MOUNT VERNON, IL; Owner: WITHERS BROADCASTING CO OF ILLINOIS)
  • WLW (700 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSDZ (1260 AM; 20 kW; BELLEVILLE, IL)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Olney:

  • WSEI (92.9 FM; OLNEY, IL; Owner: V.L.N. BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WPTH (88.1 FM; OLNEY, IL; Owner: OLNEY VOICE OF CHRISTIAN FAITH, INC.)
  • WUSI (90.3 FM; OLNEY, IL; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF S. ILL. UNIVER.)
  • WTYE (101.7 FM; ROBINSON, IL; Owner: ANN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBJW (91.7 FM; ALBION, IL; Owner: MUSIC MINISTRIES INC)
  • WAKO-FM (103.1 FM; LAWRENCEVILLE, IL; Owner: LAWRENCEVILLE BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WYNG (94.9 FM; MOUNT CARMEL, IL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WNOI (103.9 FM; FLORA, IL; Owner: H & R COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WVJC (89.1 FM; MOUNT CARMEL, IL; Owner: ILLINOIS EASTERN COMMUNITY COLLEGES)

TV broadcast stations around Olney:

  • WUSI-TV (Channel 16; OLNEY, IL; Owner: BD. OF TRUSTEES SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)
  • WNOI-LP (Channel 24; FLORA, IL; Owner: H & R COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Olney: Alfred M. Wilson.

Olney fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Olney fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 53Number of bridges
  • 374ft / 114mTotal length
  • $2,146,000Total costs
  • 74,855Total average daily traffic
  • 12,974Total average daily truck traffic
  • 73,405Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
New bridges in Olney, IL - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 61900-1909
  • 11920-1929
  • 21950-1959
  • 71960-1969
  • 91970-1979
  • 151980-1989
  • 71990-1999
  • 22000-2009
  • 42010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Olney, IL
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Olney)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 116 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Olney, IL)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 26 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 20 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 56 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Olney)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Olney)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 8 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 62. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 103 took place in 2012, and the least - 0 in 2003. The data has a declining trend.
    Fire incident types in Olney, IL When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (43.8%), and Outside Fires (36.8%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Olney, IL
    • 46543.8%Structure Fires
    • 39136.8%Outside Fires
    • 17516.5%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 312.9%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Olney, IL

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Olney, Illinois:

  • Travelers Inn Motel, 1801 E Main St, Olney, Illinois 62450 , Phone: (618) 393-2186
  • Super 8 Motel Olney, 425 SW Rt 30, Olney, Illinois 62450 , Phone: (618) 392-7888, Fax: (618) 392-7888
  • Holiday Motel, US 50 & I-130, Olney, Illinois 62450 , Phone: (618) 395-2121, Fax: (618) 395-3200
All 3 fire-safe hotels and motels in Olney, Illinois
Most common first names in Olney, IL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary14180.1 years
William11874.8 years
Charles9373.8 years
Robert9369.6 years
John9174.7 years
James8973.7 years
George5176.8 years
Helen5078.5 years
Ruth4780.6 years
Frank4278.1 years
Most common last names in Olney, IL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Miller4873.3 years
Smith4378.2 years
Jones4180.9 years
Brown3677.5 years
Martin3573.8 years
Harmon3470.0 years
Burgener3381.5 years
Williams3275.8 years
Wilson2881.0 years
Anderson2877.4 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Olney, IL
  • 84.7%Utility gas
  • 14.0%Electricity
  • 0.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.4%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Olney, IL
  • 61.9%Utility gas
  • 37.4%Electricity
  • 0.7%No fuel used


Olney compared to Illinois state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage 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.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.

Olney on our top lists:

  • #95 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: community and social service occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #90 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
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