Sailor Springs, Illinois

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Population in 2014: 94 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -26.6%
Males: 48  (52.0%)
Females: 46  (48.0%)
Median resident age:  53.0 years
Illinois median age:  37.9 years

Zip code: 62879

Estimated median household income in 2016: $32,504 (it was $21,563 in 2000)
Sailor Springs:

$32,504
IL:

$60,960

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $17,697 (it was $12,785 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $29,341 (it was $18,100 in 2000)
Sailor Springs:

$29,341
IL:

$186,500

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $46,468; Detached houses: $53,211; Mobile homes: $21,202

Median gross rent in 2016: $633.

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    • 9397.9%White alone
    • 11.1%American Indian alone
    • 11.1%Hispanic
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Sailor Springs: 84.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: American (42.6%), German (19.1%), Irish (4.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 02/18/1893

Elevation: 460 feet

Land area: 0.25 square miles.

Population density: 370 people per square mile   (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Sailor Springs:

  • High school or higher: 70.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 15.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Sailor Springs village:

  • Never married: 20.6%
  • Now married: 48.7%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 11.2%
  • Divorced: 19.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $695 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $668 (1.4%)

Sailor Springs satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Evansville, IN (69.9 miles , pop. 121,582).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Louis, MO (102.0 miles , pop. 348,189).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (215.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Clay City, IL (2.3 miles ), Louisville, IL (2.8 miles ), Noble, IL (3.0 miles ), Flora, IL (3.0 miles ), Iola, IL (3.9 miles) , Olney, IL (3.9 miles ), Xenia, IL (4.1 miles ), Cisne, IL (4.2 miles ).

Latitude: 38.76 N, Longitude: 88.36 W

Area code: 618

Sailor Springs household income distribution Sailor Springs home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.5%
Illinois:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -8 (-5.9%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation and warehousing (21%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (21%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Other services, except public administration (13%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (8%)
  • Wholesale trade (8%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (47%)
  • Manufacturing (42%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (11%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (25%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (21%)
  • Transportation occupations (21%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (13%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (8%)
  • Material moving occupations (8%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (4%)
  • Management occupations (32%)
  • Production occupations (32%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (26%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (11%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)

Average climate in Sailor Springs, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Sailor Springs-area historical tornado activity is near Illinois state average. It is 56% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/2/1990, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 13.8 miles away from the Sailor Springs village center injured 6 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 6/2/1990, a category F4 tornado 14.6 miles away from the village center injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Sailor Springs-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 33.5 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 26.0 miles away from Sailor Springs 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 62.3 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, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 34.2 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 18.7 miles away from Sailor Springs 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 127.6 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 Clay County (3) is a lot smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Storm: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Sailor Springs topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Sailor Springs:

  • FLORA GARDENS CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; FLORA, IL)
  • FLORA REHAB AND HEALTH CARE CTR (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; FLORA, IL)
  • PRAIRIE ESTATES (Hospital, about 10 miles away; FLORA, IL)
  • RICHLAND MANOR (Hospital, about 15 miles away; OLNEY, IL)
  • ADVANTAGE HOME HEALTH, INC. (Home Health Center, about 15 miles away; OLNEY, IL)
  • RICHLAND CARE AND REHAB (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; OLNEY, IL)
  • OLNEY DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 16 miles away; OLNEY, IL)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sailor Springs:

  • Wabash Valley College (about 39 miles; Mount Carmel, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,142)
  • Vincennes University (about 46 miles; Vincennes, IN; FT enrollment: 9,876)
  • Lake Land College (about 47 miles; Mattoon, IL; FT enrollment: 7,499)
  • Kaskaskia College (about 47 miles; Centralia, IL; FT enrollment: 3,867)
  • Eastern Illinois University (about 51 miles; Charleston, IL; FT enrollment: 9,414)
  • Rend Lake College (about 54 miles; Ina, IL; FT enrollment: 2,778)
  • University of Southern Indiana (about 67 miles; Evansville, IN; FT enrollment: 9,532)

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Clay 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 67.8. This is about average.

City:

67.8
U.S.:

74.7

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 31.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 23.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

31.8
U.S.:

32.0
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 33.3%
Average household size:
This village:  2.2 people
Illinois:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  60.5%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  7.0%
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:

9.1
Illinois average:

12.1

Sailor Springs travel time to work - commute Sailor Springs mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Sailor Springs village (based on Clay County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant7,10238
Catholic2,2702
Mainline Protestant1,44710
Other1663
None2,830-
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
Clay County:

2.91 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
Clay County:

3.64 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 11
Here:

8.00 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.5%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Clay County:

27.4%
Illinois:

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

10.3%
State:

14.5%
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
Other Government Administration 0$0 7$70
Totals for Government 0$0 7$70

Sailor Springs government finances - Expenditure in 2004 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $6,000 ($63.83)
    Financial Administration: $2,000 ($21.28)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,000 ($21.28)
    Regular Highways: $1,000 ($10.64)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $6,000 ($63.83)

Sailor Springs government finances - Revenue in 2004 (per resident):

  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $1,000 ($10.64)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $11,000 ($117.02)
    Highways: $4,000 ($42.55)
    All Other: $1,000 ($10.64)

Sailor Springs government finances - Cash and Securities in 2004 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $23,000 ($244.68)

4.08% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($28,467 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.08%
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 Wayne County, IL  0.49% ($28,407 average AGI)
from Effingham County, IL  0.40% ($25,818)
from Marion County, IL  0.40% ($25,091)


4.62% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,871 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.62%
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 Wayne County, IL  0.65% ($35,417 average AGI)
to Richland County, IL  0.50% ($24,893)
to Effingham County, IL  0.49% ($44,926)

Strongest AM radio stations in Sailor Springs:

  • 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.)
  • WILY (1210 AM; daytime; 10 kW; CENTRALIA, IL; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • WMIX (940 AM; 5 kW; MOUNT VERNON, IL; Owner: WITHERS BROADCASTING CO OF ILLINOIS)
  • WIBC (1070 AM; 50 kW; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WHAS (840 AM; 50 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WDDD (810 AM; 10 kW; JOHNSTON CITY, IL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSDZ (1260 AM; 20 kW; BELLEVILLE, IL)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • WLBH (1170 AM; daytime; 5 kW; MATTOON, IL; Owner: MATTOON BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WLW (700 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Sailor Springs:

  • WNOI (103.9 FM; FLORA, IL; Owner: H & R COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WUSI (90.3 FM; OLNEY, IL; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF S. ILL. UNIVER.)
  • WSEI (92.9 FM; OLNEY, IL; Owner: V.L.N. BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W203AN (88.5 FM; FLORA, IL; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WCRC (95.7 FM; EFFINGHAM, IL; Owner: TWO PETAZ, INC.)
  • WFIW-FM (104.9 FM; FAIRFIELD, IL; Owner: WAYNE COUNTY BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WPTH (88.1 FM; OLNEY, IL; Owner: OLNEY VOICE OF CHRISTIAN FAITH, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Sailor Springs:

  • WUSI-TV (Channel 16; OLNEY, IL; Owner: BD. OF TRUSTEES SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)
  • WNOI-LP (Channel 24; FLORA, IL; Owner: H & R COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (62%)
  • Electricity (15%)
  • Utility gas (10%)
  • Wood (8%)

Sailor Springs compared to Illinois state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly 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 above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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