For population 25 years and over in Olney:
For population 15 years and over in Olney city:
324 residents are foreign born (0.6% Latin America, 0.6% Europe, 0.5% Africa).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $1,375 (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 ).
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Latitude: 38.73 N, Longitude: 88.08 WNickname or alias (official or unofficial): Home of the white squirrels
Daytime population change due to commuting: +719 (+8.1%)
Area code: 618
City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.
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Crime rate in Olney detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 14 (13 officers).
Population change in the 1990s: -1,005 (-10.4%).
Work and jobs in Olney: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Olney, Illinois
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Olney-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Illinois state average. It is 126% 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 significantly above Illinois state average. It is 34% 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 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 12.3 miles away from Olney 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 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 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 4/21/2008 at 05:38:29, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 MB, 4.0 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 20.6 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 (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 2
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Storms: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Winter Storm: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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.
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See full list of schools located in Olney, School District: EAST RICHLAND COMMUNITY UNIT SCHOOL DISTRICT 1
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Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 16.0%
(16.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 34.8% for Black residents, 23.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 22.8% for two or more races residents)
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Religion statistics for Olney (based on Richland County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 64.36%
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Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 3
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
Number of full-service restaurants: 8
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5.09% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($28,064 average adjusted gross income)
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:
6.29% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($28,801 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
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See more detailed statistics of Olney fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 6
Total length: 10 meters (33ft)
Total costs: $1,009,000
Total average daily traffic: 28,050
Total average daily truck traffic: 2,256
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Olney)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 55 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Olney, IL)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 22 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 12 (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: 46 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Olney)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 8 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Olney)
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
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Total of 3 patent applications in 2008-2014.