Roberts, Illinois

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Population in 2014: 349 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -9.8%
 
Males: 174  (49.9%)
Females: 175  (50.1%)
Median resident age:  36.3 years
Illinois median age:  37.2 years

Zip codes: 60962.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $33,814 (it was $32,321 in 2000)
Roberts:

$33,814
IL:

$56,210

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $17,131 (it was $17,926 in 2000)

Roberts village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $58,890 (it was $60,000 in 2000)
Roberts:

$58,890
IL:

$169,600

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $102,521; Detached houses: $106,365; Townhouses or other attached units: $46,762; Mobile homes: $20,601

Median gross rent in 2013: $994.

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  • Races in Roberts, IL (2010)

    Roberts races chart
    • 35397.5%White alone
    • 61.7%Hispanic
    • 20.6%Two or more races
    • 10.3%Asian alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Roberts: 87.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (28.8%), United States (12.0%), English (9.9%), French (3.7%), Irish (3.7%), Scottish (2.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 12/13/1886

Elevation: 788 feet

Land area: 0.52 square miles.

Population density: 674 people per square mile   (low).

Roberts,IL real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Roberts:

  • High school or higher: 76.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.1%
  • Unemployed: 3.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Roberts village:

  • Never married: 23.1%
  • Now married: 53.7%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 11.2%
  • Divorced: 11.0%

12 residents are foreign born (3.1% Latin America).

This village:

3.4%
Illinois:

14.0%



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists there were 5 registered sex offenders living in Roberts, Illinois as of June 29, 2016.
The ratio of number of residents in Roberts to the number of sex offenders is 72 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $2,069 (3.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,257 (2.4%)

Roberts satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Champaign, IL (34.9 miles , pop. 67,518).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Chicago, IL (88.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Melvin, IL (2.1 miles ), Thawville, IL (2.4 miles ), Buckley, IL (2.8 miles ), Loda, IL (3.0 miles ), Piper City, IL (3.2 miles ), Sibley, IL (3.3 miles ), Elliott, IL (3.4 miles ), Chatsworth, IL (3.4 miles ).

Latitude: 40.61 N, Longitude: 88.18 W

Area code: 217

Roberts household income distribution Roberts home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.6%
Illinois:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -11 (-2.8%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (34%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (14%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (3%)
  • Retail trade (29%)
  • Finance and insurance (20%)
  • Other services, except public administration (14%)
  • Health care and social assistance (10%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (32%)
  • Transportation occupations (16%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (6%)
  • Production occupations (6%)
  • Management occupations (3%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (29%)
  • Sales and related occupations (22%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (10%)
  • Community and social service occupations (6%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (6%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)
  • Management occupations (4%)

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

Average climate in Roberts, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Roberts-area historical tornado activity is near Illinois state average. It is 85% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/6/1956, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 9.7 miles away from the Roberts village center injured 6 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/3/1974, a category F3 tornado 15.9 miles away from the village center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Roberts-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 150.3 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 125.0 miles away from Roberts 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 182.9 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 148.9 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 139.9 miles away from Roberts 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 69.5 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).
Roberts topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Roberts:

  • PIPER CITY REHAB AND LIVING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; PIPER CITY, IL)
  • ASTA CARE CENTER - FORD COUNTY (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; PAXTON, IL)
  • PAXTON COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 12 miles away; PAXTON, IL)
  • HEARTLAND OF PAXTON (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; PAXTON, IL)
  • ILLINOIS KNIGHTS TEMPLAR HOME (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; PAXTON, IL)
  • GIBSON COMMUNITY HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 14 miles away; GIBSON CITY, IL)
  • GILMAN HEALTHCARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; GILMAN, IL)

Amtrak station near Roberts:

  • 15 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 Roberts:

  • Parkland College (about 34 miles; Champaign, IL; Full-time enrollment: 7,326)
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (about 35 miles; Champaign, IL; FT enrollment: 47,528)
  • Kankakee Community College (about 38 miles; Kankakee, IL; FT enrollment: 2,969)
  • Olivet Nazarene University (about 41 miles; Bourbonnais, IL; FT enrollment: 4,731)
  • Illinois State University (about 44 miles; Normal, IL; FT enrollment: 18,804)
  • Illinois Wesleyan University (about 44 miles; Bloomington, IL; FT enrollment: 2,323)
  • Heartland Community College (about 45 miles; Normal, IL; FT enrollment: 3,958)

Private high school in Roberts:

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Notable location: Melvin Fire Protection District Roberts (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 2013: 13.5%
(17.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This village:  2.3 people
Illinois:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  61.6%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  5.0%
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: 0.0% of all households

Banks with branches in Roberts (2011 data):

  • Vermilion Valley Bank: Roberts Branch at Green Street, branch established on 1920/07/01. Info updated 2007/05/31: Bank assets: $118.8 mil, Deposits: $96.9 mil, headquarters in Piper City, IL, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Piper Bankshares, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.6
Illinois average:

12.4

Roberts travel time to work - commute Roberts mode of transportation to work chart

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Religion statistics for Roberts village (based on Ford County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant3,66618
Evangelical Protestant2,23914
Catholic1,7715
Other4-
None6,401-
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: 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%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

47.5%
Illinois:

48.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Roberts:

42.2%
Illinois:

45.7%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.6
Illinois:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Roberts:

20.9%
State:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

10.7%
State:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Roberts:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

36.0%
Illinois:

33.2%

General health condition:
Here:

51.7%
Illinois:

55.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Roberts:

74.4%
Illinois:

79.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Roberts, IL Residents
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$612
Other Government Administration 0$0 8$3,612
Streets and Highways 0$0 2$3,427
Water Supply 0$0 2$1,683
Totals for Government 0$0 13$9,334

Roberts government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $41,000 ($117.48)
    Water Utilities: $34,000 ($97.42)
    General Public Buildings: $31,000 ($88.83)
    Financial Administration: $26,000 ($74.50)
    Police Protection: $16,000 ($45.85)
    Sewerage: $3,000 ($8.60)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $38,000 ($108.88)

Roberts government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $32,000 ($91.69)
    Interest Earnings: $9,000 ($25.79)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $27,000 ($77.36)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $82,000 ($234.96)
    Highways: $11,000 ($31.52)
  • Tax - Property: $9,000 ($25.79)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $248,000 ($710.60)

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 Roberts:

  • 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.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WILL (580 AM; 5 kW; URBANA, IL; Owner: UNIV. OF ILLINOIS BOARD OF TRUSTEES)
  • WIBC (1070 AM; 50 kW; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WVIV (1200 AM; 20 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLXX-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KXEN (1010 AM; 50 kW; FESTUS-ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BDJ RADIO ENTERPRISES, LLC)
  • WOWO (1190 AM; 50 kW; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Roberts:

  • WGCY (106.3 FM; GIBSON CITY, IL; Owner: F & G BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WPXN (104.9 FM; PAXTON, IL; Owner: PAXTON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WYST (107.7 FM; FAIRBURY, IL; Owner: AAA ENTERTAINMENT LICENSING LLC)
  • WTRX-FM (93.7 FM; PONTIAC, IL; Owner: LIVINGSTON COUNTY BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WWHP (98.3 FM; FARMER CITY, IL; Owner: WMS1, INC.)
  • WGKC (105.9 FM; MAHOMET, IL; Owner: AAA ENTERTAINMENT LICENSING LLC)
  • WQQB (96.1 FM; RANTOUL, IL; Owner: AAA ENTERTAINMENT LICENSING LLC)
  • WGNN (102.5 FM; FISHER, IL; Owner: GOOD NEWS RADIO, INC)
  • WEVX (95.3 FM; RANTOUL, IL; Owner: AAA ENTERTAINMENT LICENSING LLC)
  • WGFA-FM (94.1 FM; WATSEKA, IL; Owner: IROQUOIS COUNTY BROADCASTING COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around Roberts:

  • 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)
  • WCCU (Channel 27; URBANA, IL; Owner: URBANA-CHAMPAIGN BROADCASTING PARTNERS)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 111 Rt 54 & 111 Rt 115 (Lat: 40.613083 Lon: -88.193944), Call Sign: KNAA682
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.020 MHzGrant Date: 08/09/2000, Expiration Date: 10/11/2005, Cancellation Date: 07/09/2002Registrant: Roberts Hicksgas Inc, 202 N Hwy 54, Roberts, IL 60962, Phone: (217) 395-2281

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

4
  • Call Sign: KB9SF, Grant Date: 06/15/1993, Expiration Date: 06/15/2003, Cancellation Date: 06/16/2005, Registrant: Leland W Geyer, 104 W Green Box 203, Roberts, IL 60962
  • Call Sign: KN9BAM, Grant Date: 03/24/1999, Expiration Date: 03/24/2009, Cancellation Date: 03/25/2011, Registrant: William W Wood, 204 Hickory Dr, Roberts, IL 60962
  • Call Sign: WB9RIV, Licensee ID: L01328371, Grant Date: 10/02/2007, Expiration Date: 11/07/2017, Registrant: William H Mosier, 1250 E 1700 N Rd, Roberts, IL 60962-8108
  • Call Sign: WB9UZD, Licensee ID: L01328362, Grant Date: 10/02/2007, Expiration Date: 10/27/2017, Registrant: Bonnie J Mosier, 1250 E 1700 N Rd, Roberts, IL 60962-8108


FAA Registered Aircraft:

11 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Roberts)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 6
Most common first names in Roberts, IL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John971.5 years
Mary884.8 years
William872.7 years
Edward678.0 years
Charles676.2 years
Walter675.0 years
George672.3 years
Donald567.4 years
Dorothy573.5 years
James579.6 years
Most common last names in Roberts, IL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Shambrook1876.9 years
Weber975.4 years
Kietzman881.1 years
Fairley776.3 years
Sturm684.5 years
Garrelts679.6 years
Wright681.1 years
Rock575.8 years
Walters566.6 years
Johnson482.5 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (76%)
  • Electricity (17%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3%)
  • Wood (1%)

Businesses in Roberts, IL

  • Ford: 1

Roberts 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 significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
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