Prophetstown, Illinois

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Population in 2019: 1,939 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -4.2%
 
Males: 936  (48.3%)
Females: 1,003  (51.7%)
Median resident age:

48.0 years
Illinois median age:

38.6 years

Zip codes: 61277.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $51,615 (it was $37,452 in 2000)
Prophetstown:

$51,615
IL:

$69,187

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $29,862 (it was $19,572 in 2000)

Prophetstown city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $103,529 (it was $72,300 in 2000)
Prophetstown:

$103,529
IL:

$209,100

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $144,238; detached houses: $142,925; townhouses or other attached units: $193,126; in 2-unit structures: $211,288; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $176,565; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $151,131; mobile homes: $73,484

Median gross rent in 2019: $714.

March 2019 cost of living index in Prophetstown: 84.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 10.2%
(10.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 7.4% for Black residents)
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  • Races in Prophetstown, IL (2019)
    • 1,92594.1%White alone
    • 371.8%Black alone
    • 301.5%Hispanic
    • 281.4%Two or more races
    • 50.2%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists, there were 6 registered sex offenders living in Prophetstown, Illinois as of January 31, 2023.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Prophetstown is 347 to 1.


Crime rates in Prophetstown by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
N/A0
(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)
N/A0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
N/A0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(51.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
N/A0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(103.9)
6
(318.1)
N/A0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(51.0)
0
(0.0)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
N/A0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
1
(51.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
N/A0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
N/A0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index4.110.20.07.322.320.10.00.00.03.60.0

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 Prophetstown, IL

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 2 (2 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.00
Illinois average:

2.66
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Ancestries: German (29.2%), American (23.1%), Irish (5.0%), French (3.4%), Dutch (3.3%), Belgian (3.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 03/24/1884

Elevation: 618 feet

Land area: 1.36 square miles.

Population density: 1,423 people per square mile   (low).

Prophetstown, Illinois map

24 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.2%
Illinois:

14.1%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $2,311 (2.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $2,197 (2.2%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Davenport, IA (35.0 miles , pop. 98,359).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Madison, WI (101.0 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (117.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Lyndon, IL (1.8 miles ),
Erie, IL (2.7 miles ),
Tampico, IL (2.9 miles ),
Morrison, IL (3.1 miles ),
Hooppole, IL (3.2 miles),
Como, IL (3.3 miles ),
Hillsdale, IL (3.6 miles ),
Deer Grove, IL (3.7 miles)

Latitude: 41.67 N, Longitude: 89.94 W

Area code: 815

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

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 4 buildings, average cost: $75,000
  • 1998: 5 buildings, average cost: $123,000
  • 1999: 4 buildings, average cost: $130,000
  • 2000: 2 buildings, average cost: $132,500
  • 2001: 2 buildings, average cost: $132,500
  • 2002: 2 buildings, average cost: $132,500
  • 2003: 2 buildings, average cost: $132,500
  • 2004: 2 buildings, average cost: $132,500
  • 2005: 2 buildings, average cost: $132,500
  • 2006: 2 buildings, average cost: $132,500
  • 2007: 2 buildings, average cost: $132,500
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $132,500
  • 2016: 1 building, cost: $239,000
  • 2018: 1 building, cost: $250,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Prophetstown, IL residents
Average permit cost in Prophetstown, IL
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

4.9%
Illinois:

6.5%
Population change in the 1990s: +136 (+7.2%).
Most common industries in Prophetstown, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Metal & metal products (11.9%)
  • Health care (9.0%)
  • Educational services (8.5%)
  • Machinery (7.3%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, components (6.0%)
  • Construction (5.1%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Metal & metal products (18.9%)
  • Machinery (8.7%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, components (8.5%)
  • Construction (7.9%)
  • Truck transportation (4.3%)
  • Public administration (4.1%)
  • Educational services (4.1%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (16.3%)
  • Educational services (13.8%)
  • Food & beverage stores (7.1%)
  • Machinery (5.7%)
  • Social assistance (5.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (3.9%)
Most common occupations in Prophetstown, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (9.7%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.9%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (3.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (13.0%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.1%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4.9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (7.6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.7%)
  • Cashiers (4.9%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.4%)
  • Child care workers (3.7%)

Average climate in Prophetstown, Illinois

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Prophetstown, Illinois environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 73.3. This is about average.

City:

73.3
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 29.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.7
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2004 was 20.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

20.4
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 9.59. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.59
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Prophetstown-area historical tornado activity is near Illinois state average. It is 60% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/29/1981, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 1.0 miles away from the Prophetstown city center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 3/13/1990, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 15.3 miles away from the city center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Prophetstown-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Illinois state average. It is 101% 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 247.6 miles away from Prophetstown 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 224.9 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 247.7 miles away from the city center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 55.5 miles away from Prophetstown center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 279.3 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) earthquake occurred 247.1 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 Whiteside County (13) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 7, Snowstorms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Prophetstown topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Prophetstown:

  • STRIVE (415 A STREET)
  • GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY - PROPHETS RIVERVIEW (310 MOSHER DRIVE)
  • WINNING WHEELS (701 EAST 3RD STREET)

Operable nuclear power plants near Prophetstown:

  • 20 miles: Quad Cities 1 and 2 in Cordova, IL.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Prophetstown:

  • Ashford University (about 19 miles; Clinton, IA; Full-time enrollment: 73,330)
  • Black Hawk College (about 30 miles; Moline, IL; FT enrollment: 5,086)
  • Kaplan University-Davenport Campus (about 33 miles; Davenport, IA; FT enrollment: 60,376)
  • Augustana College (about 34 miles; Rock Island, IL; FT enrollment: 2,555)
  • Saint Ambrose University (about 35 miles; Davenport, IA; FT enrollment: 3,053)
  • Eastern Iowa Community College District (about 35 miles; Davenport, IA; FT enrollment: 5,507)
  • Illinois Valley Community College (about 51 miles; Oglesby, IL; FT enrollment: 2,747)

Public high school in Prophetstown:

Public elementary/middle school in Prophetstown:

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Library in Prophetstown:

  • HENRY C. ADAMS MEMORIAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $68,953; Location: 209 WEST THIRD STREET; 12,488 books; 5,509 e-books; 339 audio materials; 325 video materials; 18 state licensed databases; 1 other licensed databases; 2 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Prophetstown: River View Picnic Area (A), Prophetstown Ambulance Service (B), Prophetstown Fire Protection District (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Prophetstown include: Advent Christian Church (A), First Congregational Church (B), First Lutheran Church (C), Saint Catherines Catholic Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Prophetstown: Prophetstown State Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Birthplace of: Bret Bielema - College football player.

Whiteside County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Prophetstown that have no violations reported:

  • PROPHET HILLS COUNTRY CLUB (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.3 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

61.5%
Whole state:

65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

7.0%
Whole state:

6.3%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households
145 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
16 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010

People in group quarters in Prophetstown in 2000:

  • 79 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 73 people in nursing homes
  • 5 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Banks with branches in Prophetstown (2011 data):

  • The Farmers National Bank of Prophetstown: The Farmers National Bank Of Prophet at 114 West Third Street, branch established on 1902/07/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $458.6 mil, Deposits: $344.8 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Prophetstown Banking Co.

For population 15 years and over in Prophetstown:

Marital status in Prophetstown, IL
  • Never married: 30.8%
  • Now married: 42.1%
  • Separated: 0.5%
  • Widowed: 13.1%
  • Divorced: 13.4%

For population 25 years and over in Prophetstown:

  • High school or higher: 92.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 22.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.2%
  • Unemployed: 5.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.3
Illinois average:

12.0

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Prophetstown
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Prophetstown, IL (based on Whiteside County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant13,16243
Evangelical Protestant10,75754
Catholic10,2359
Other5053
None23,839-
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: 8
This county:

1.36 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

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

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 25
Here:

4.24 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 51
This county:

8.64 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

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

8.7%
State:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Whiteside County:

25.7%
Illinois:

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

12.4%
Illinois:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

51.3%
State:

49.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

48.8%
Illinois:

47.2%

Average BMI:
Prophetstown:

28.9
Illinois:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Prophetstown:

20.4%
Illinois:

20.5%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

9.3%
Illinois:

10.8%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Prophetstown:

6.9
Illinois:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

36.7%
Illinois:

33.4%

General health condition:
Prophetstown:

57.7%
Illinois:

56.4%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

77.2%
Illinois:

79.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Prophetstown, 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
Financial Administration 7$23,699$40,62712$11,176
Local Libraries 0$0 5$1,997
Totals for Government 7$23,699$40,62717$13,173

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

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $419,000 ($216.09)
    Financial Administration: $417,000 ($215.06)
    Police Protection: $231,000 ($119.13)
    Water Utilities: $133,000 ($68.59)
    Sewerage: $121,000 ($62.40)
    Libraries: $59,000 ($30.43)
    General - Other: $3,000 ($1.55)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $28,000 ($14.44)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $1,142,000 ($588.96)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $377,000 ($194.43)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $271,000 ($139.76)
    Solid Waste Management: $155,000 ($79.94)
    Parks and Recreation: $6,000 ($3.09)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $99,000 ($51.06)
    Fines and Forfeits: $8,000 ($4.13)
    Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($1.03)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $218,000 ($112.43)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $478,000 ($246.52)
    Highways: $53,000 ($27.33)
  • Tax - Property: $381,000 ($196.49)
    Other License: $4,000 ($2.06)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,148,000 ($592.06)

3.92% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($42,027 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.92%
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 Lee County, IL  0.60% ($41,394 average AGI)
from Clinton County, IA  0.48% ($43,035)
from Carroll County, IL  0.26% ($40,656)


4.56% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($47,895 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.56%
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 Lee County, IL  0.70% ($37,353 average AGI)
to Clinton County, IA  0.42% ($33,530)
to Rock Island County, IL  0.31% ($38,000)

Businesses in Prophetstown, IL

  • Subway: 1

Strongest AM radio stations in Prophetstown:

  • 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.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WKBF (1270 AM; 5 kW; ROCK ISLAND, IL; Owner: MERCURY BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WOC (1420 AM; 5 kW; DAVENPORT, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSDR (1240 AM; 1 kW; STERLING, IL; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • KROS (1340 AM; 1 kW; CLINTON, IA; Owner: KROS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Prophetstown:

  • KUUL (101.3 FM; EAST MOLINE, IL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KCQQ (106.5 FM; DAVENPORT, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KMXG (96.1 FM; CLINTON, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WLLR-FM (103.7 FM; DAVENPORT, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WZZT (95.1 FM; MORRISON, IL; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • WVIK (90.3 FM; ROCK ISLAND, IL; Owner: AUGUSTANA COLLEGE)
  • WHTS (98.9 FM; ROCK ISLAND, IL; Owner: MERCURY BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WLLT (107.7 FM; POLO, IL; Owner: SAUK VALLEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WSSQ (94.3 FM; STERLING, IL; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • WDLM-FM (89.3 FM; EAST MOLINE, IL; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WYEC (93.9 FM; KEWANEE, IL; Owner: VIRDEN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WAXR (88.1 FM; GENESEO, IL; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KZEG (94.7 FM; CLINTON, IA; Owner: WPW BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WNIQ (91.5 FM; STERLING, IL; Owner: NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)
  • WRCV (101.7 FM; DIXON, IL; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • KORB (93.5 FM; BETTENDORF, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)

TV broadcast stations around Prophetstown:

  • WHBF-TV (Channel 4; ROCK ISLAND, IL; Owner: CORONET COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY)
  • KWQC-TV (Channel 6; DAVENPORT, IA; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF DAVENPORT, INC.)
  • WBQD-LP (Channel 26; DAVENPORT, IA; Owner: FOUR SEASONS PEORIA, LLC)
  • KLJB-TV (Channel 18; DAVENPORT, IA; Owner: QUAD CITIES TELEVISION ACQUISITION CORP.)
  • WQAD-TV (Channel 8; MOLINE, IL; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • WQPT-TV (Channel 24; MOLINE, IL; Owner: BLACK HAWK COLLEGE)
  • W52BI (Channel 52; STERLING/DIXON, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • K61HD (Channel 61; DAVENPORT, IA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W48CK (Channel 48; STERLING, IL; Owner: BLACK HAWK COLLEGE)
Prophetstown fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2019

Prophetstown fatal accident list:

Mar 22, 2003 05:40 PM, Locust, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
May 8, 1991 01:15 AM, 78, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 10Number of bridges
  • 141ft / 42.7mTotal length
  • 8,650Total average daily traffic
  • 841Total average daily truck traffic
  • 9,350Total future (year 2040) average daily traffic
New bridges in Prophetstown, IL - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11950-1959
  • 21960-1969
  • 21970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 31990-1999
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Prophetstown, IL

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Prophetstown)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

7
  • 3/4 Mi From Int 2600n & 2720e (Lat: 41.887528 Lon: -89.886222), Call Sign: KNBU600,
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.025 MHz, Grant Date: 09/16/1996, Expiration Date: 10/16/2001, Cancellation Date: 03/17/2002, Registrant: Yorktown, Township Of, 28382 N 2630 Ave, Prophetstown, IL 61277
  • 339 Washington St (Lat: 41.669750 Lon: -89.936500), Call Sign: WRI230, Licensee ID: L00039184,
    Assigned Frequencies: 452.725 MHz, Grant Date: 02/21/1996, Expiration Date: 01/30/2001, Cancellation Date: 04/01/2001, Registrant: City Of Prophetstown, 339 Washington St, Prophetstown, IL 61277, Phone: (815) 537-5598
  • Prophetstown State Park 1 Mi Ne (Lat: 41.671972 Lon: -89.930111), Call Sign: WNBM931,
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.280 MHz, 151.445 MHz, 159.300 MHz, 159.375 MHz, Grant Date: 11/04/2014, Expiration Date: 01/30/2025, Registrant: Illinois State Police, 801 S 7th St - Csb Ste 300 Annex, Springfield, IL 62703, Phone: (217) 782-7347, Email:
  • 9 Mi S (Lat: 41.553361 Lon: -89.936222), Call Sign: KNAU709, Licensee ID: L00067636,
    Assigned Frequencies: 157.560 MHz, Grant Date: 04/04/2001, Expiration Date: 03/07/2011, Cancellation Date: 05/07/2011, Registrant: Odetta Thompson, Box 155, Annawan, IL 61234, Phone: (309) 935-6406
  • Lat: 41.539722 Lon: -89.998056, Call Sign: WQQN555,
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.095 MHz, Grant Date: 02/01/2013, Expiration Date: 02/01/2023, Certifier: Stanley Clementz, Registrant: Midwest Wireless, 5915 Brady Street, Davenport, IA 52806, Phone: (563) 386-7344, Fax: (563) 386-9011, Email:
  • 4865 Washington Rd (Lat: 41.653361 Lon: -89.954278), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 55 m, Call Sign: WQRV870,
    Assigned Frequencies: 452.225 MHz, Grant Date: 08/02/2013, Expiration Date: 08/02/2023, Certifier: Roger Lippens, Registrant: Midwest Wireless, 5915 Brady Street, Davenport, IA 52806, Phone: (563) 386-9011, Fax: (563) 386-9011, Email:
  • 21660 Brooks Road (Lat: 41.725500 Lon: -89.831028), Call Sign: WRCW653,
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.945 MHz, Grant Date: 02/13/2019, Expiration Date: 02/13/2029, Certifier: Jeff Brooks, Registrant: Et Communications, 1012 W 4th Street, Dixon, IL 61021, Phone: (815) 716-0220, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Prophetstown)

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

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 20. The highest number of fire incidents - 35 took place in 2012, and the least - 0 in 2004. The data has a declining trend.
    Fire incident types in Prophetstown, IL When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (44.2%), and Outside Fires (43.6%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Prophetstown, IL
    • 15244.2%Structure Fires
    • 15043.6%Outside Fires
    • 319.0%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 113.2%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Prophetstown, IL
Most common first names in Prophetstown, IL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Robert3369.7 years
Mary2580.0 years
John2277.3 years
William2174.6 years
Dorothy1981.1 years
Donald1876.1 years
Charles1682.6 years
James1674.9 years
George1576.4 years
Frank1482.5 years
Most common last names in Prophetstown, IL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson3377.4 years
Anderson2182.9 years
Smith1375.2 years
Brown1377.9 years
Lawrence1276.9 years
Thompson1180.9 years
Newlon982.0 years
Clementz975.2 years
Sandrock980.4 years
Hansen976.3 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Prophetstown, IL
  • 89.1%Utility gas
  • 10.1%Electricity
  • 0.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Prophetstown, IL
  • 70.5%Utility gas
  • 25.9%Electricity
  • 3.6%Other fuel


Prophetstown compared to Illinois state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.

Prophetstown on our top lists:

  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in other nonhousehold living situations (population 1,000+)"
  • #99 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
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