Piper City, Illinois

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Population in 2013: 806 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +3.2%
 
Males: 395  (49.1%)
Females: 411  (50.9%)
Median resident age:  43.4 years
Illinois median age:  39.6 years

Zip codes: 60959.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $28,884 (it was $36,250 in 2000)
Piper City:

$28,884
IL:

$55,137
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $17,461 (it was $19,393 in 2000)

Piper City village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $60,443 (it was $72,800 in 2000)
Piper City:

$60,443
IL:

$170,600
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $89,038; Detached houses: $89,889; In 2-unit structures: $41,902; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $125,706; Mobile homes: $25,141

Median gross rent in 2012: $598.

Piper City races chart
  • White alone - 766 (92.7%)
  • Hispanic - 49 (5.9%)
  • Asian alone - 6 (0.7%)
  • Two or more races - 3 (0.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 2 (0.2%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Piper City: 86.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (29.1%), Irish (20.0%), United States (9.8%), English (6.6%), Lithuanian (3.9%), Scottish (3.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 03/21/1877

Elevation: 668 feet

Land area: 0.55 square miles.

Population density: 1,454 people per square mile   (low).

Piper City,IL real estate house value index trend

Piper City, Illinois map

For population 25 years and over in Piper City:

  • High school or higher: 77.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 6.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.9%
  • Unemployed: 3.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Piper City village:

  • Never married: 21.7%
  • Now married: 52.2%
  • Separated: 2.3%
  • Widowed: 15.0%
  • Divorced: 8.8%

3 residents are foreign born

This village:  0.4%
Illinois:  13.9%



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Piper City, Illinois as of June 03, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Piper City to the number of sex offenders is 273 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,712 (2.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,539 (2.7%)

Piper City satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Champaign, IL (44.7 miles , pop. 67,518).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Chicago, IL (79.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Chatsworth, IL (2.3 miles ), Thawville, IL (2.6 miles ), Cullom, IL (3.1 miles ), Roberts, IL (3.2 miles ), Onarga, IL (3.2 miles ), Gilman, IL (3.2 miles ), Forrest, IL (3.4 miles ), Danforth, IL (3.4 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1 building, cost: $48,000
  • 2006: 1 building, cost: $100,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 40.76 N, Longitude: 88.19 W

Area code: 815

Piper City household income distribution Piper City home values distribution

Crime rates in Piper City by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Murders 0000100000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.0132.30.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 0011200313
per 100,000 0.00.0128.0130.5264.60.00.0401.1134.2407.6
Robberies 0000000100
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.0133.70.00.0
Assaults 0011110553
per 100,000 0.00.0128.0130.5132.3131.60.0668.4671.1407.6
Burglaries 6422344032
per 100,000 768.2512.2256.1261.1396.8526.3534.00.0402.7271.7
Thefts 73553531523
per 100,000 896.3384.1640.2652.7396.8657.9400.52005.3268.5407.6
Auto thefts 0100000001
per 100,000 0.0128.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0135.9
Arson 0000010000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.0131.60.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 313.1) 87.059.6166.5169.8530.186.851.8557.8272.2440.4

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Piper City detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 1 (1 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.40
Illinois average:

2.78
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.1%
Illinois:

7.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +24 (+3.2%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (33%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (18%)
  • Construction (13%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (5%)
  • Manufacturing (21%)
  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Registered nurses (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4%)
  • Business operations specialists (4%)

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

Average climate in Piper City, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Piper City-area historical tornado activity is near Illinois state average. It is 84% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/17/1963, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 29.6 miles away from the Piper City village center killed one person and injured 70 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 3/6/1956, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 13.3 miles away from the village center injured 6 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Piper City-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Illinois state average. It is 83% 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 160.2 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 134.9 miles away from Piper 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 192.8 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 158.8 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 149.8 miles away from Piper City center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 61.1 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 Ford County (6) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Piper City topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Piper City:

  • PIPER CITY REHAB AND LIVING CENTER (600 MAPLE STREET)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Piper City:

  • GILMAN HEALTHCARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; GILMAN, IL)

Airports located in Piper City:

Amtrak station near Piper City:

  • 11 miles: GILMAN (U.S. 24 & U.S. 45) . Services: partially wheelchair accessible, free short-term parking, free long-term parking.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Piper City:

  • Kankakee Community College (about 30 miles; Kankakee, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,969)
  • Olivet Nazarene University (about 33 miles; Bourbonnais, IL; FT enrollment: 4,731)
  • Parkland College (about 44 miles; Champaign, IL; FT enrollment: 7,326)
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (about 45 miles; Champaign, IL; FT enrollment: 47,528)
  • Illinois State University (about 46 miles; Normal, IL; FT enrollment: 18,804)
  • Illinois Wesleyan University (about 46 miles; Bloomington, IL; FT enrollment: 2,323)
  • Heartland Community College (about 46 miles; Normal, IL; FT enrollment: 3,958)

Public elementary/middle school in Piper City:

See full list of schools located in Piper City

Library in Piper City:

  • PIPER CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT (Operating income: $41,664; Location: 39 WEST MAIN STREET; 8,440 books; 399 audio materials; 386 video materials; 1 local licensed databases; 16 state licensed databases; 38 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable location: Piper City Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Piper City: Saint Peter Catholic Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Ford County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 13.1%
(13.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This village:  2.4 people
Illinois:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  68.0%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  8.7%
Whole state:  6.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
45 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
28 people in nursing homes in 2000

Piper City 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 below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Banks with branches in Piper City (2011 data):

  • Vermilion Valley Bank: at 4 East Peoria, branch established on 1913/07/25. Info updated 2007/05/31: Bank assets: $118.8 mil, Deposits: $96.9 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Piper Bankshares, Inc.
  • Farmers-Merchants National Bank of Paxton: South Pine Street Branch at 116 South Pine Street, branch established on 1956/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $107.5 mil, Deposits: $92.2 mil, headquarters in Paxton, IL, positive income, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Premier Bancorp Of Illinois, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Piper City travel time to work - commute Piper City mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (85%)
  • Electricity (13%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Piper City village (based on Ford County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 63.23%
Here: 63.2%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameUnited Methodist ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaCatholic ChurchNew Testament Association Independent Baptist Churches/Other Fundamental BaptistsSouthern Baptist Convention
Adherents28.5%20.2%17.6%6.2%5.7%
Congregations21.1%15.8%15.8%5.3%5.3%
NameChristian Churches and Churches of ChristChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Presbyterian Church (USA) The Evangelical Covenant ChurchOther
Adherents4.6%4.3%3.9%2.7%6.3%
Congregations2.6%2.6%7.9%2.6%21.1%
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: 4
Ford County:

2.83 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Ford County:

1.42 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
Ford County:

5.67 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

11.34 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.7%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Ford County:

27.0%
Illinois:

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

11.9%
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$178
Other Government Administration 0$0 8$1,397
Police Protection - Officers 1$2,806$33,6720$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 1$91
Water Supply 1$2,724$32,6880$0
Other and Unallocable 1$2,038$24,4560$0
Totals for Government 3$7,568$30,27210$1,666

Piper City government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $82,000 ($101.74)
    Financial Administration: $69,000 ($85.61)
    Police Protection: $52,000 ($64.52)
    Regular Highways: $49,000 ($60.79)
    Water Utilities: $30,000 ($37.22)
    Parks & Recreation: $18,000 ($22.33)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $80,000 ($99.26)

Piper City government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $9,000 ($11.17)
    Solid Waste Management: $0 ($0.00)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $19,000 ($23.57)
    Interest Earnings: $8,000 ($9.93)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $32,000 ($39.70)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $114,000 ($141.44)
    Highways: $22,000 ($27.30)
  • Tax - Property: $88,000 ($109.18)
    Public Utilities: $30,000 ($37.22)
    NEC: $2,000 ($2.48)

Piper City government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $112,000 ($138.96)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $95,000 ($117.87)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $17,000 ($21.09)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $286,000 ($354.84)

6.14% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,889 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.14%
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 Champaign County, IL  1.75% ($28,582 average AGI)
from Iroquois County, IL  0.59% ($35,303)
from Livingston County, IL  0.43% ($34,875)


6.51% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,241 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.51%
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 Champaign County, IL  1.73% ($28,443 average AGI)
to Iroquois County, IL  0.71% ($31,025)
to McLean County, IL  0.55% ($32,613)

Strongest AM radio stations in Piper City:

  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WIBC (1070 AM; 50 kW; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WILL (580 AM; 5 kW; URBANA, IL; Owner: UNIV. OF ILLINOIS BOARD OF TRUSTEES)
  • WVIV (1200 AM; 20 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLXX-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WOWO (1190 AM; 50 kW; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WIND (560 AM; 5 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))

Strongest FM radio stations in Piper City:

  • WYST (107.7 FM; FAIRBURY, IL; Owner: AAA ENTERTAINMENT LICENSING LLC)
  • WGCY (106.3 FM; GIBSON CITY, IL; Owner: F & G BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WJEZ (98.9 FM; DWIGHT, IL; Owner: LIVINGSTON COUNTY BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WTRX-FM (93.7 FM; PONTIAC, IL; Owner: LIVINGSTON COUNTY BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WGFA-FM (94.1 FM; WATSEKA, IL; Owner: IROQUOIS COUNTY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WPXN (104.9 FM; PAXTON, IL; Owner: PAXTON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

TV broadcast stations around Piper City:

  • W34CD (Channel 34; QUINCY, IL; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WCIA (Channel 3; CHAMPAIGN, IL; Owner: NEXSTAR BROADCASTING OF CHAMPAIGN, L.L.C.)
  • W52BR (Channel 52; CHAMPAIGN-URBANA, IL; Owner: MARCIA COHEN)
  • WICD (Channel 15; CHAMPAIGN, IL; Owner: WICD LICENSEE, LLC)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: K9EAX, Licensee ID: L00535260
    Grant Date: 01/05/2013, Expiration Date: 03/16/2023
    Registrant: Richard K Chandler, Box 103, Piper City, IL 60959
  • Call Sign: KF9HL, Previous Call Sign: KA9UAE, Licensee ID: L00408760
    Grant Date: 10/19/2011, Expiration Date: 01/07/2022, Certifier: Thomas W Mc Mahan
    Registrant: Thomas W Mc Mahan, Piper City, IL 60959

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 9
  • Hazardous Condition: 4

Incident types - Piper City

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Piper City, IL
Most common first names in Piper City, IL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John2276.9 years
George1672.9 years
Mary1682.3 years
William1273.1 years
Robert1178.4 years
Ruth1083.6 years
Frank879.6 years
Henry777.3 years
Minnie687.2 years
Joseph677.3 years
Most common last names in Piper City, IL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Boma1371.8 years
Johnson883.6 years
Miller865.1 years
Wilson874.9 years
Harford781.0 years
Clark772.9 years
Kurtenbach780.1 years
Kemnetz681.0 years
Flessner579.4 years
Keefe581.4 years

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