Potomac, Illinois

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Population in 2019: 690 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +1.3%
 
Males: 348  (50.4%)
Females: 342  (49.6%)
Median resident age:

32.3 years
Illinois median age:

38.6 years

Zip codes: 61865.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $46,657 (it was $40,221 in 2000)
Potomac:

$46,657
IL:

$69,187

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $21,807 (it was $15,197 in 2000)

Potomac village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $76,591 (it was $43,300 in 2000)
Potomac:

$76,591
IL:

$209,100

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $90,323; detached houses: $88,912

Median gross rent in 2019: $607.

March 2019 cost of living index in Potomac: 84.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 14.5%
(12.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 74.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 45.5% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Potomac, IL (2019)
    • 68886.3%White alone
    • 334.1%Black alone
    • 273.4%Asian alone
    • 273.4%Hispanic
    • 162.0%Two or more races

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



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in Potomac, Illinois as of May 18, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Potomac is 672 to 1.


Crime rates in Potomac by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(142.0)
1
(140.6)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
1
(150.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(152.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(140.6)
2
(287.4)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
1
(150.2)
0
(0.0)
1
(152.2)
2
(304.9)
1
(155.3)
4
(531.9)
2
(267.0)
2
(272.1)
2
(276.2)
0
(0.0)
2
(284.1)
2
(281.3)
3
(431.0)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
1
(150.2)
2
(301.7)
4
(608.8)
2
(304.9)
3
(465.8)
10
(1,330)
4
(534.0)
4
(544.2)
4
(552.5)
1
(139.7)
2
(284.1)
1
(140.6)
1
(143.7)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(152.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(143.7)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index46.512.147.264.029.590.440.140.841.45.6144.9166.0104.9

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Potomac, IL

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 1 (1 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.42
Illinois average:

1.96
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Ancestries: American (35.7%), German (12.9%), Irish (6.6%), English (5.6%), European (2.8%), Italian (2.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 02/02/1906

Elevation: 670 feet

Land area: 0.48 square miles.

Population density: 1,427 people per square mile   (low).

Potomac, Illinois map

26 residents are foreign born

This village:

3.3%
Illinois:

14.1%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,220 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,532 (1.8%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Champaign, IL (27.8 miles , pop. 67,518).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Indianapolis, IN (94.5 miles , pop. 781,870).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (106.3 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Henning, IL (2.3 miles ),
Penfield, IL (2.8 miles),
Rossville, IL (2.9 miles ),
Alvan, IL (3.2 miles ),
Alvin, IL (3.2 miles ),
Bismarck, IL (3.2 miles ),
Gifford, IL (3.4 miles ),
Rankin, IL (3.5 miles )

Latitude: 40.31 N, Longitude: 87.80 W

Area code: 217

Distribution of median household income in Potomac, IL in 2019
Distribution of house value in Potomac, IL in 2019
Potomac satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1 building, cost: $87,500
  • 1998: 5 buildings, average cost: $16,400
  • 1999: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 2000: 3 buildings, average cost: $42,000
  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $70,000
  • 2004: 2 buildings, average cost: $60,000
  • 2005: 1 building, cost: $185,000
  • 2006: 1 building, cost: $185,000
  • 2007: 2 buildings, average cost: $50,000
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $64,300
  • 2016: 2 buildings, average cost: $100,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Potomac, IL residents
Average permit cost in Potomac, IL
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

6.1%
Illinois:

6.5%
Most common industries in Potomac, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (13.1%)
  • Transportation equipment (9.5%)
  • Health care (7.6%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (5.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.5%)
  • Truck transportation (5.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Transportation equipment (15.2%)
  • Educational services (10.8%)
  • Truck transportation (10.1%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (6.3%)
  • Groceries & related products merchant wholesalers (6.3%)
  • Metal & metal products (5.1%)
  • Construction (5.1%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (15.3%)
  • Health care (14.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (8.2%)
  • Nonmetallic mineral products (5.3%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (5.3%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.7%)
Most common occupations in Potomac, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.6%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (6.4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.9%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (13.3%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (11.4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (10.1%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (9.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8.9%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (7.0%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (8.8%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (8.2%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.9%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.9%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5.3%)
  • Cashiers (4.1%)
  • Child care workers (4.1%)

Average climate in Potomac, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Potomac, Illinois average temperatures Potomac, Illinois average precipitation Potomac, Illinois humidity Potomac, Illinois wind speed Potomac, Illinois snowfall Potomac, Illinois sunshine Potomac, Illinois clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 51.9. This is significantly better than average.

City:

51.9
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 28.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.9
U.S.:

33.3

Tornado activity:

Potomac-area historical tornado activity is near Illinois state average. It is 80% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/20/1976, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 9.7 miles away from the Potomac village center injured 18 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/3/1974, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 13.6 miles away from the village center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Potomac-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Illinois state average. It is 89% greater 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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 128.3 miles away from Potomac 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 102.8 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 128.4 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) earthquake occurred 160.4 miles away from Potomac center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 126.6 miles away from Potomac center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 119.6 miles away from Potomac 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 Vermilion County (10) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 7, Floods: 4, Tornadoes: 4, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Potomac topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Potomac:

  • DANVILLE HEALTHCARE LLC (Hospital, about 12 miles away; DANVILLE, IL)
  • HOOPESTON COMMUNITY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 13 miles away; HOOPESTON, IL)
  • HOOPESTON COM MEMORIAL N H (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; HOOPESTON, IL)
  • HAWTHORNE INN OF DANVILLE (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; DANVILLE, IL)
  • NORTH LOGAN HEALTHCARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; DANVILLE, IL)
  • PROVENA HOME CARE DANVILLE (Home Health Center, about 15 miles away; DANVILLE, IL)
  • PRESENCE UNITED SAMARITANS MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 15 miles away; DANVILLE, IL)

Amtrak stations near Potomac:

  • 16 miles: DANVILLE (MC DONALD'S, GILBERT ST.) - Bus Station . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones.
  • 19 miles: RANTOUL (RNATOUL, N. KENTUCKY ST.) . Services: partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Potomac:

  • Danville Area Community College (about 17 miles; Danville, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,229)
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (about 27 miles; Champaign, IL; FT enrollment: 47,528)
  • Parkland College (about 29 miles; Champaign, IL; FT enrollment: 7,326)
  • Purdue University-Main Campus (about 48 miles; West Lafayette, IN; FT enrollment: 38,271)
  • Kankakee Community College (about 55 miles; Kankakee, IL; FT enrollment: 2,969)
  • Olivet Nazarene University (about 59 miles; Bourbonnais, IL; FT enrollment: 4,731)
  • Eastern Illinois University (about 61 miles; Charleston, IL; FT enrollment: 9,414)

Public elementary/middle school in Potomac:

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Points of interest:

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Notable location: Middlefork Ambulance Service (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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Vermilion County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This village:

2.7 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:

72.2%
Whole state:

65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:

7.5%
Whole state:

6.3%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

Banks with branches in Potomac (2011 data):

  • MainSource Bank: State Street Branch at 108 East State Street, branch established on 1903/06/01. Info updated 2009/12/09: Bank assets: $2,729.1 mil, Deposits: $2,167.0 mil, headquarters in Greensburg, IN, positive income, 86 total offices, Holding Company: Mainsource Financial Group, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Potomac:

Marital status in Potomac, IL
  • Never married: 31.1%
  • Now married: 47.0%
  • Separated: 2.5%
  • Widowed: 7.3%
  • Divorced: 12.1%

For population 25 years and over in Potomac:

  • High school or higher: 92.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.0%
  • Unemployed: 4.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.8
Illinois average:

12.0

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Potomac, IL (based on Vermilion County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant17,20082
Mainline Protestant7,81742
Catholic3,8045
Black Protestant1,2858
Other5685
None50,951-
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: 16
Vermilion County:

1.97 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

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

0.12 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.08 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 41
Here:

5.05 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 52
This county:

6.41 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

9.5%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Vermilion County:

28.1%
Illinois:

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

11.8%
State:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

50.6%
Illinois:

48.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

49.0%
State:

45.7%

Average BMI:
Here:

29.0
Illinois:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

21.5%
State:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

8.4%
Illinois:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.8
Illinois:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

37.4%
Illinois:

33.2%

General health condition:
Potomac:

57.5%
Illinois:

55.4%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

78.3%
Illinois:

79.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Potomac, IL Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Water Supply 1$2,570$30,8400$0
Sewerage 1$8,702$104,4240$0
Police Protection - Officers 1$3,840$46,0800$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 7$570
Financial Administration 0$0 2$304
Local Libraries 0$0 2$2,317
Totals for Government 3$15,112$60,44811$3,191

Potomac government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $240,000 ($347.83)
    Central Staff Services: $138,000 ($200.00)
    Parks and Recreation: $23,000 ($33.33)
    Police Protection: $16,000 ($23.19)
    Libraries: $12,000 ($17.39)
    Regular Highways: $5,000 ($7.25)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $34,000 ($49.28)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $37,000 ($53.62)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $113,000 ($163.77)

Potomac government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $88,000 ($127.54)
    Solid Waste Management: $8,000 ($11.59)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $60,000 ($86.96)
    Fines and Forfeits: $4,000 ($5.80)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($1.45)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $128,000 ($185.51)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $128,000 ($185.51)
    Highways: $19,000 ($27.54)
  • Tax - Property: $47,000 ($68.12)
    Public Utilities Sales: $40,000 ($57.97)
    Other License: $7,000 ($10.14)

Potomac government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $921,000 ($1334.78)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $841,000 ($1218.84)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $80,000 ($115.94)

Potomac government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $487,000 ($705.80)

3.62% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($35,122 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.62%
Illinois average:

4.69%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Champaign County, IL  0.71% ($42,804 average AGI)
from Cook County, IL  0.40% ($24,825)
from Iroquois County, IL  0.11% ($35,097)


4.55% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($39,084 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.55%
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 Champaign County, IL  0.86% ($42,775 average AGI)
to Cook County, IL  0.29% ($24,583)
to Fountain County, IN  0.17% ($43,959)

Strongest AM radio stations in Potomac:

  • WILL (580 AM; 5 kW; URBANA, IL; Owner: UNIV. OF ILLINOIS BOARD OF TRUSTEES)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WIBC (1070 AM; 50 kW; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, 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.)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WDAN (1490 AM; 1 kW; DANVILLE, IL; Owner: NEUHOFF BROADCASTING - DANVILLE, INC)
  • WITY (980 AM; 1 kW; DANVILLE, IL; Owner: VERMILION BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WBAA (920 AM; 5 kW; WEST LAFAYETTE, IN; Owner: PURDUE UNIVERSITY)
  • WOWO (1190 AM; 50 kW; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Potomac:

  • WXLS (99.1 FM; DANVILLE, IL; Owner: I.A.I. BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WGNJ (89.3 FM; ST. JOSEPH, IL; Owner: GOOD NEWS RADIO, INC.)
  • WDNL (102.1 FM; DANVILLE, IL; Owner: NEUHOFF BROADCASTING - DANVILLE, INC)
  • WHPO (100.9 FM; HOOPESTON, IL; Owner: MARKET STREET BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WEVX (95.3 FM; RANTOUL, IL; Owner: AAA ENTERTAINMENT LICENSING LLC)
  • WBGL (91.7 FM; CHAMPAIGN, IL; Owner: ILLINOIS BIBLE INSTITUTE,INC)
  • WRHK (94.9 FM; DANVILLE, IL; Owner: NEUHOFF BROADCASTING - DANVILLE, INC)
  • WGKC (105.9 FM; MAHOMET, IL; Owner: AAA ENTERTAINMENT LICENSING LLC)
  • WKIO (92.5 FM; URBANA, IL; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ILLINOIS, LLC)
  • WPXN (104.9 FM; PAXTON, IL; Owner: PAXTON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WQQB (96.1 FM; RANTOUL, IL; Owner: AAA ENTERTAINMENT LICENSING LLC)
  • WIXY (100.3 FM; CHAMPAIGN, IL; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ILLINOIS, LLC)
  • WLRW (94.5 FM; CHAMPAIGN, IL; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ILLINOIS, LLC)
  • WKZS (103.1 FM; COVINGTON, IN; Owner: BENTON-WEATHERFORD BROADCASTING , INC., OF IN.)
  • WFOF (90.3 FM; COVINGTON, IN; Owner: DOXA, INCORP.)
  • WSKL (92.9 FM; VEEDERSBURG, IN; Owner: ZONA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • W293AF (106.5 FM; DANVILLE, IL; Owner: TRUSTEES OF UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS)

TV broadcast stations around Potomac:

  • WCCU (Channel 27; URBANA, IL; Owner: URBANA-CHAMPAIGN BROADCASTING PARTNERS)
  • WICD (Channel 15; CHAMPAIGN, IL; Owner: WICD LICENSEE, LLC)
  • 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)
  • W58DA (Channel 58; CHAMPAIGN, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W31BX (Channel 31; DANVILLE, IL; Owner: WAND(TV) PARTNERSHIP)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 21Number of bridges
  • 220ft / 67.2mTotal length
  • 7,675Total average daily traffic
  • 921Total average daily truck traffic
  • 9,515Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
New bridges in Potomac, IL - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 41930-1939
  • 21940-1949
  • 21970-1979
  • 61980-1989
  • 31990-1999
  • 32000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Potomac, IL

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Potomac)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

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  • N Vermilion St (Lat: 40.306972 Lon: -87.799472), Call Sign: KNGW207,
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.265 MHz, 154.445 MHz, Grant Date: 05/15/2013, Expiration Date: 08/12/2023, Certifier: Garry Hawker, Registrant: Business Radio Licensing, 30251 Golden Lantern, Suite E # 501, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677, Phone: (949) 348-8510, Fax: (949) 348-8514, Email:
  • 2 Blocks E 1 Block N Of Square (Lat: 40.307250 Lon: -87.797250), Call Sign: KNFU690,
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.055 MHz, Grant Date: 03/20/1997, Expiration Date: 06/22/2002, Cancellation Date: 10/27/2002, Registrant: Middlefork, Township Of, Potomac, IL 61865-0093, Phone: (217) 987-6629
  • 105 E Church St (Lat: 40.309194 Lon: -87.796417), Call Sign: KNGJ871, Licensee ID: L00022289,
    Assigned Frequencies: 157.725 MHz, Grant Date: 01/28/1998, Expiration Date: 04/18/2003, Cancellation Date: 04/04/2002, Registrant: Harold Spain, 105 E Church, Potomac, IL 61865
  • BLUEGRASS FPD, N Vermilion St (Lat: 40.306972 Lon: -87.799472), Type: Tower, Structure height: 12.2 m, Overall height: 18.3 m, Call Sign: WQEM317,
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.762 MHz, Grant Date: 02/04/2016, Expiration Date: 03/03/2026, Certifier: Ryan Allison, Registrant: Supreme Radio Communications, Inc., 4017 North Prospect Road, Peoria Heights, IL 61616, Phone: (309) 682-0831, Fax: (317) 351-4870, Email:
  • Lat: 40.303806 Lon: -87.787944, Call Sign: WQRA347,
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.505 MHz, Grant Date: 04/03/2013, Expiration Date: 04/03/2023, Certifier: Garry Hawker, Registrant: Radio Licensing Services, Milwaukie, OR 97222, Phone: (503) 659-1240, Fax: (503) 659-4723, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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  • ARMSTRONG, Junction Of 350e And 3200n (Lat: 40.328806 Lon: -87.877500), Type: Tower, Structure height: 54.9 m, Call Sign: WPXT927, Licensee ID: L00896575,
    Assigned Frequencies: 5974.85 MHz, 5974.85 MHz, 6034.15 MHz, 6034.15 MHz, 6093.45 MHz, 6093.45 MHz, 6152.75 MHz, 6152.75 MHz, Grant Date: 06/10/2003, Expiration Date: 06/10/2013, Cancellation Date: 08/10/2013, Certifier: Robert A Esty, Registrant: International Communications Group, Inc. D/B/A Corban Networks
  • Ellis Elevator, Lat: 40.354667 Lon: -87.884917, Type: Silo, Structure height: 45.7 m, Call Sign: WQNR230,
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz, Grant Date: 04/26/2011, Expiration Date: 04/26/2021, Certifier: Greg Jarman, Registrant: Lerman Senter Pllc, 2001 L Street, N.W. Suite 400, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 416-6744, Fax: (202) 293-7783, Email:
  • POTOMAC, 6746 Us Route 136 (Lat: 40.304806 Lon: -87.815250), Type: Tower, Structure height: 85.3 m, Overall height: 88.4 m, Call Sign: WQPN962,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11015.0 MHz, Grant Date: 07/10/2012, Expiration Date: 07/10/2022, Cancellation Date: 08/24/2017, Certifier: Michael P Goggin, Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 1120 20th Street, Nw - Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 457-2055, Fax: (202) 457-3073, Email:
  • Potomac, Lat: 40.307417 Lon: -87.800111, Type: Tank, Structure height: 40 m, Overall height: 43 m, Call Sign: WQRI509,
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz, Grant Date: 05/21/2013, Expiration Date: 05/21/2023, Certifier: Brian A Hesterberg, Registrant: Gifford Wireless Inc, 2296 Cr 3000 N, Gifford, IL 61847, Phone: (217) 239-1036, Email:
  • POTOMAC, 123 Grant St (Lat: 40.307500 Lon: -87.799694), Type: Mast, Structure height: 30 m, Overall height: 31 m, Call Sign: WRFG385,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10835.0 MHz, 10835.0 MHz, 10835.0 MHz, 10835.0 MHz, 10835.0 MHz, 10835.0 MHz, 10835.0 MHz, 10835.0 MHz, 10835.0 MHz, 10755.0 MHz... (+8 more), Grant Date: 02/25/2020, Expiration Date: 02/25/2030, Certifier: Kyle Gardner, Registrant: W.A.T.C.H. Tv Company, 807 S. Sr 3, Rushville, IN 46173, Phone: (866) 586-1518, Email:
  • ARMSTRONG, Junction Of 350e And 3200n (Lat: 40.328806 Lon: -87.877500), Type: Tower, Structure height: 54.9 m, Call Sign: WLB299, Licensee ID: L00209325,
    Assigned Frequencies: 5974.80 MHz, 5974.80 MHz, 6034.20 MHz, 6034.20 MHz, 6152.80 MHz, 6152.80 MHz, Grant Date: 03/13/2001, Expiration Date: 02/01/2011, Cancellation Date: 10/18/2002, Certifier: Henry A Thomas, Registrant: Corban Communications, Inc.

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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  • Call Sign: N9LTN, Previous Call Sign: KB9GMV, Licensee ID: L00379975, Grant Date: 07/18/2001, Expiration Date: 10/15/2011, Cancellation Date: 10/16/2013, Certifier: Marigene R Hutton, Registrant: Marigene R Hutton, Potomac, IL 61865
  • Call Sign: W9HSZ, Grant Date: 10/28/1994, Expiration Date: 10/28/2004, Cancellation Date: 10/29/2006, Registrant: Lawrence G Hutton, Potomac, IL 61865

FAA Registered Aircraft:

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  • Aircraft: LAMECKER WENDT TRAVELER (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 85 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-200 SERIES (100 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 770LL , Serial Number: 19, Airworthiness Date: 04/15/1980, Certificate Issue Date: 07/29/2020
    Registrant (Individual): Merle G Brant, 114 E Bluff St, Potomac, IL 61865
  • Aircraft: SHARP JAMES EDWARD J 3 (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: Reciprocating
    N-Number: 9127U , Serial Number: 1, Certificate Issue Date: 11/14/2016
    Registrant (Individual): Merle G Brandt, 114 E Bluff St, Potomac, IL 61865
  • Aircraft: GRUMMAN G-164 (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 98 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR W670 SERIES (250 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 620U , Serial Number: 348, Year manufactured: 1965, Certificate Issue Date: 08/16/2011
    Registrant (Corporation): Turbines Of Illinois Inc, 13145 E 1300 N Road, Potomac, IL 61865

2002 - 2017 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2017 the average number of fire incidents per year is 15. The highest number of fire incidents - 25 took place in 2003, and the least - 4 in 2017. The data has a decreasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Potomac, IL When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (45.0%), and Structure Fires (43.8%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Potomac, IL
    • 10945.0%Outside Fires
    • 10643.8%Structure Fires
    • 197.9%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 83.3%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Potomac, IL
Most common first names in Potomac, IL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William1072.9 years
John1080.5 years
George982.0 years
Ruth883.3 years
Donald760.7 years
James773.7 years
Harry680.6 years
Dorothy573.2 years
Kenneth578.6 years
Charles577.0 years
Most common last names in Potomac, IL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith1175.5 years
Davis778.8 years
Farnsworth678.3 years
Jameson678.2 years
Creighton587.0 years
Alexander579.4 years
Fulk576.0 years
Duncan574.2 years
Johnson573.4 years
Elliott483.5 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Potomac, IL
  • 84.6%Utility gas
  • 14.6%Electricity
  • 0.8%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Potomac, IL
  • 49.3%Utility gas
  • 47.9%Electricity
  • 2.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Potomac compared to Illinois state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below 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.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
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