For population 25 years and over in Prairie du Rocher:
For population 15 years and over in Prairie du Rocher village:
0 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $1,081 (1.4%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: St. Louis, MO (38.6 miles , pop. 348,189).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (289.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).
Nearest cities: Ruma, IL (2.5 miles ), Ste. Genevieve, MO (2.8 miles ), Bloomsdale, MO (2.9 miles ), Fults, IL (2.9 miles) , Evansville, IL (3.0 miles ), Red Bud, IL (3.2 miles ), Ellis Grove, IL (3.4 miles ), Maeystown, IL (3.5 miles) .
Single-family new house construction building permits:
Latitude: 38.08 N, Longitude: 90.10 W
Area code: 618
Crime in Prairie du Rocher (2010):
Population change in the 1990s: +23 (+3.9%).
Work and jobs in Prairie du Rocher: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Prairie du Rocher, Illinois
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Prairie du Rocher-area historical tornado activity is above Illinois state average. It is 179% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 6/22/1969, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 26.8 miles away from the Prairie du Rocher village center killed 4 people and injured 14 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
On 12/18/1957, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 46.1 miles away from the village center killed one person and injured 6 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Prairie du Rocher-area historical earthquake activity is above Illinois state average. It is 67% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 70.3 miles away from the city center
On 9/29/1987 at 00:04:56, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 97.7 miles away from Prairie du Rocher center
On 2/5/1994 at 14:55:37, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 LG, 4.2 MD, Depth: 9.9 mi) earthquake occurred 70.3 miles away from the city center
On 6/15/2004 at 08:34:21, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 2.8 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 96.3 miles away from the city center
On 8/26/1992 at 05:41:38, a magnitude 3.5 (3.2 LG, 3.5 MD, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 38.6 miles away from Prairie du Rocher center
On 3/12/2002 at 08:30:48, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 63.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Randolph County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 1
Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 11, Floods: 10, Tornadoes: 5, Heavy Rain: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: Henry C. Hansbrough - Politician.
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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Prairie du Rocher:
Public elementary/middle school in Prairie du Rocher:
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Air Quality Index (AQI)
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 5.49. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 17.4 miles away from the city center.
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 29.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.6 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 10.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.3 miles away from the city center.
Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2008 was 0.587. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 18.8 miles away from the city center.
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 2.38. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 21.8 miles away from the city center.
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 8.7%
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Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
Prairie du Rocher compared to Illinois state average:
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Religion statistics for Prairie du Rocher (based on Randolph County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 63.33%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 8
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 18
Number of full-service restaurants: 26
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Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Prairie du Rocher government finances in 2002:
4.44% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($30,629 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:
5.21% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($30,192 average adjusted gross income)
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:
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Prairie du Rocher fatal accident list:
Dec 21, 2004 11:30 PM, Sr-155, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:2
FAA Registered Aircraft:2
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
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