Royal Lakes, Illinois

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Population in 2014: 192 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +1.1%
 
Males: 90  (47.4%)
Females: 102  (52.6%)
Median resident age:  48.3 years
Illinois median age:  37.9 years

Zip code: 62685

Estimated median household income in 2016: $37,330 (it was $17,708 in 2000)
Royal Lakes:

$37,330
IL:

$60,960

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $17,036 (it was $10,049 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $50,679 (it was $40,800 in 2000)
Royal Lakes:

$50,679
IL:

$186,500

Median gross rent in 2016: $596.

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  • Races in Royal Lakes, IL (2016)

    Royal Lakes races chart
    • 5843.6%White alone
    • 4836.1%Black alone
    • 118.3%American Indian alone
    • 86.0%Two or more races
    • 43.0%Hispanic
    • 21.5%Asian alone
    • 10.8%Other race alone
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Royal Lakes: 84.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: African (13.4%), American (12.2%), Polish (6.1%), German (3.7%), Scottish (3.7%), English (1.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 07/23/1973

Land area: 0.47 square miles.

Population density: 412 people per square mile   (low).

Royal Lakes, Illinois map

For population 25 years and over in Royal Lakes:

  • High school or higher: 69.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.0%
  • Unemployed: 3.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 31.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Royal Lakes village:

  • Never married: 26.7%
  • Now married: 47.8%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 12.6%
  • Divorced: 11.3%



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Royal Lakes, Illinois as of November 13, 2018.
The ratio of number of residents in Royal Lakes to the number of sex offenders is 33 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,041 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $220 (0.7%)

Royal Lakes satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Florissant, MO (29.3 miles , pop. 50,497).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Louis, MO (36.8 miles , pop. 348,189).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (223.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Dorchester, IL (2.1 miles) , Shipman, IL (2.1 miles ), Bunker Hill, IL (2.2 miles ), Wilsonville, IL (2.5 miles ), Mount Clare, IL (2.8 miles ), Gillespie, IL (2.8 miles ), East Gillespie, IL (2.8 miles ), Benld, IL (2.9 miles ).

Latitude: 39.11 N, Longitude: 89.96 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 618

Royal Lakes household income distribution Royal Lakes home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.5%
Illinois:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -82 (-30.1%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Wholesale trade (36%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (21%)
  • Public administration (14%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (39%)
  • Educational services (28%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (11%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (21%)
  • Material moving occupations (21%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (14%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (14%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (17%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (17%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (17%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (11%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (11%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (11%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (11%)

Average climate in Royal Lakes, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

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

On 4/3/1981, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 20.2 miles away from the Royal Lakes village center injured 32 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 1/24/1967, a category F4 tornado 21.9 miles away from the village center killed 3 people and injured 216 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Royal Lakes-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Illinois state average. It is 76% 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 120.9 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 113.5 miles away from Royal Lakes center
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) earthquake occurred 136.6 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, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 141.4 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 122.2 miles away from Royal Lakes center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 106.9 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 Macoupin County (6) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 3, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Royal Lakes topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Royal Lakes:

  • HERITAGE HEALTH-GILLESPIE (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; GILLESPIE, IL)
  • ROBINGS MANOR REHAB AND HEALTH CARE (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; BRIGHTON, IL)
  • COMMUNITY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 12 miles away; STAUNTON, IL)
  • HERITAGE HEALTH-STAUNTON (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; STAUNTON, IL)
  • CARLINVILLE ESTATES (Hospital, about 12 miles away; CARLINVILLE, IL)
  • CARLINVILLE AREA HOSPITAL HOSPICE (Hospital, about 13 miles away; CARLINVILLE, IL)
  • CARLINVILLE REHAB AND HCC (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; CARLINVILLE, IL)

Amtrak stations near Royal Lakes:

  • 13 miles: CARLINVILLE (128 ALTON ST.) . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, free short-term parking, free long-term parking.
  • 18 miles: ALTON (3400 COLLEGE AVE.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Royal Lakes:

  • Lewis and Clark Community College (about 17 miles; Godfrey, IL; Full-time enrollment: 4,189)
  • Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville (about 23 miles; Edwardsville, IL; FT enrollment: 11,933)
  • University of Missouri-St Louis (about 34 miles; Saint Louis, MO; FT enrollment: 10,322)
  • Ranken Technical College (about 36 miles; Saint Louis, MO; FT enrollment: 2,134)
  • McKendree University (about 36 miles; Lebanon, IL; FT enrollment: 2,564)
  • Saint Louis University (about 37 miles; Saint Louis, MO; FT enrollment: 11,606)
  • Saint Louis Community College (about 37 miles; Saint Louis, MO; FT enrollment: 18,019)

Public elementary/middle schools in Royal Lakes:

  • FORRESTAL ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 385, Location: 2833 E WASHINGTON AVE, Grades: PK-2)
  • LEARN CHARTER SCH 6 NORTH CHICAGO CAMPUS (Location: 3131 SHERIDAN RD, Grades: KG-8, Charter school)
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Reservoirs: Shad Lake (A), Meshach Lake (B), Shadrach (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Macoupin County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 84.4. This is about average.

City:

84.4
U.S.:

74.7

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 6.00. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.00
U.S.:

6.40

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 1.05. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 13.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.05
U.S.:

1.91

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 28.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.6
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2010 was 19.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

19.6
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 10.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.1
U.S.:

9.4

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2009 was 0.0140. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0140
U.S.:

0.0138
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 19.5%
(23.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 12.5% for Black residents, 36.4% for American Indian residents, 18.3% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This village:  2.4 people
Illinois:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  65.4%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  4.9%
Whole state:  6.3%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.7
Illinois average:

12.1

Royal Lakes travel time to work - commute Royal Lakes mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Royal Lakes village (based on Macoupin County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant10,93862
Catholic7,7079
Mainline Protestant6,82539
Other901
Orthodox401
None22,165-
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: 15
Macoupin County:

3.11 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Macoupin County:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 27
Macoupin County:

5.61 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 30
Here:

6.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.3%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Macoupin County:

29.1%
Illinois:

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

13.4%
State:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Royal Lakes:

49.3%
State:

48.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

45.7%
Illinois:

45.7%

Average BMI:
Royal Lakes:

30.1
State:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Royal Lakes:

15.9%
Illinois:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

15.4%
Illinois:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Royal Lakes:

6.6
Illinois:

6.8

Overweight people:
Royal Lakes:

37.5%
Illinois:

33.2%

General health condition:
Here:

52.4%
Illinois:

55.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Royal Lakes:

82.5%
Illinois:

79.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Royal Lakes, 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$125
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$150
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$600
Totals for Government 0$0 3$875

Royal Lakes government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $77,000 ($401.04)
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $40,000 ($208.33)
    Water Utilities: $30,000 ($156.25)
    Central Staff Services: $28,000 ($145.83)
    General - Other: $8,000 ($41.67)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $12,000 ($62.50)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $16,000 ($83.33)

Royal Lakes government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $5,000 ($26.04)
    Sewerage: $0 ($0.00)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $2,000 ($10.42)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($5.21)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $37,000 ($192.71)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $16,000 ($83.33)
    Highways: $5,000 ($26.04)
  • Tax - Property: $6,000 ($31.25)

Royal Lakes government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $197,000 ($1026.04)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $165,000 ($859.38)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $18,000 ($93.75)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $14,000 ($72.92)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $135,000 ($703.13)

5.30% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,784 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.30%
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 Madison County, IL  1.50% ($35,262 average AGI)
from Sangamon County, IL  0.76% ($34,943)
from Montgomery County, IL  0.58% ($27,870)


5.66% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,326 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.66%
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 Madison County, IL  1.51% ($33,631 average AGI)
to Sangamon County, IL  0.77% ($32,986)
to Montgomery County, IL  0.54% ($31,713)

Strongest AM radio stations in Royal Lakes:

  • KXEN (1010 AM; 50 kW; FESTUS-ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BDJ RADIO ENTERPRISES, LLC)
  • KMOX (1120 AM; 50 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KRFT (1190 AM; 10 kW; DE SOTO, MO; Owner: ALL SPORTS RADIO, LLC)
  • WSDZ (1260 AM; 20 kW; BELLEVILLE, IL)
  • KTRS (550 AM; 5 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: KTRS-AM LICENSE, L.L.C.)
  • KFNS (590 AM; 1 kW; WOOD RIVER, IL; Owner: MISSOURI SPORTS RADIO, LLC)
  • KJSL (630 AM; 5 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: WMUZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KFUO (850 AM; 5 kW; CLAYTON, MO; Owner: LUTHERAN CHURCH-MISSOURI SYNOD)
  • KIRL (1460 AM; 5 kW; ST. CHARLES, MO; Owner: BRONCO BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KATZ (1600 AM; 5 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WILY (1210 AM; daytime; 10 kW; CENTRALIA, IL; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • WCBW (880 AM; 2 kW; HIGHLAND, IL; Owner: NEW LIFE EVANGELISTIC CENTER, INC.)
  • KSIV (1320 AM; 5 kW; CLAYTON, MO; Owner: BOTT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Royal Lakes:

  • WSIE (88.7 FM; EDWARDSVILLE, IL; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES, S. ILLINOIS UNIV.)
  • WOLG (95.9 FM; CARLINVILLE, IL; Owner: COVENANT NETWORK)
  • WAOX (105.3 FM; STAUNTON, IL; Owner: TALLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KATZ-FM (100.3 FM; ALTON, IL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WIBI (91.1 FM; CARLINVILLE, IL; Owner: ILLINOIS BIBLE INSTITUTE, INC.)
  • WLCA (89.9 FM; GODFREY, IL; Owner: LEWIS & CLARK COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • KSIV-FM (91.5 FM; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: COMMUNITY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSMI-FM (106.1 FM; LITCHFIELD, IL; Owner: TALLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KEZK-FM (102.5 FM; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KIHT (96.3 FM; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WMLL (104.1 FM; JERSEYVILLE, IL; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KSHE (94.7 FM; CRESTWOOD, MO; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KSLZ (107.7 FM; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KFUO-FM (99.1 FM; CLAYTON, MO; Owner: THE LUTHERAN CHURCH-MISSOURI SYNOD)
  • KYKY (98.1 FM; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WSSM (106.5 FM; GRANITE CITY, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • KWMU (90.7 FM; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: THE CURATORS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI)
  • KSD (93.7 FM; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WVRV (101.1 FM; EAST ST. LOUIS, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WTSG (90.1 FM; CARLINVILLE, IL; Owner: ILLINOIS BIBLE INSTITUTE, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Royal Lakes:

  • KSDK (Channel 5; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: MULTIMEDIA KSDK, INC.)
  • WSEC (Channel 14; JACKSONVILLE, IL; Owner: WEST CENTRAL ILLINOIS EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • KPLR-TV (Channel 11; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: KPLR, INC.)
  • KDNL-TV (Channel 30; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: KDNL LICENSEE, LLC)
  • KMOV (Channel 4; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: KMOV-TV, INC.)
  • K40FF (Channel 40; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: EBC ST. LOUIS, INC.)
  • W50CH (Channel 50; ALTON, IL; Owner: LIBERTY CHRISTIAN CENTER)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 2m7ftTotal length
  • 75Total average daily traffic
  • 30Total average daily truck traffic
  • 76Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
C) Refinancings
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$132,880
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 9567.00

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1
  • Service Call: 1

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (52%)
  • Electricity (35%)
  • Utility gas (12%)

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