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Population in 2012: 61 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +13.0%
 

Males: 31  (52.4%)
Females: 30  (47.6%)

Median resident age:  34.0 years
Illinois median age:  39.6 years

Zip code: 62985

Estimated median household income in 2012: $19,094 (it was $23,125 in 2000)
Simpson:

$19,094
IL:

$55,137
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $8,295

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $51,860 (it was $45,000 in 2000)
Simpson:

$51,860
IL:

$170,600
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $65,308; Detached houses: $68,316; Mobile homes: $57,143

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  • White alone - 59 (98.3%)
  • Two or more races - 1 (1.7%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Simpson: 88.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: English (21.8%), Italian (9.1%), German (5.5%), United States (5.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 07/20/1901

Elevation: 405 feet

Land area: 0.52 square miles.

Population density: 117 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).




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For population 25 years and over in Simpson:

  • High school or higher: 68.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 14.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 43.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Simpson village:

  • Never married: 19.7%
  • Now married: 62.3%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 11.5%
  • Divorced: 6.6%

4 residents are foreign born (5.9% Latin America).

This village:  5.9%
Illinois:  13.9%



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Simpson, Illinois as of October 31, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Simpson to the number of sex offenders is 20 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $422 (0.8%)

Simpson satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Evansville, IN (74.8 miles , pop. 121,582).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Louis, MO (114.0 miles , pop. 348,189).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (307.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: New Burnside, IL (2.8 miles ), Vienna, IL (2.9 miles ), Eddyville, IL (3.1 miles) , Stonefort, IL (3.3 miles ), Creal Springs, IL (3.4 miles ), Buncombe, IL (3.5 miles) , Goreville, IL (3.6 miles ), Belknap, IL (3.8 miles) .

Latitude: 37.47 N, Longitude: 88.76 W

Area code: 618

Simpson household income distribution Simpson home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

11.6%
Illinois:

9.5%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -28 (-34.1%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (64%)
  • Retail trade (36%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (75%)
  • Other services, except public administration (17%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)


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Tornado activity:

Simpson-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Illinois state average. It is 154% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/6/2003, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 16.4 miles away from the Simpson village center killed 2 people and injured 33 people and caused $16 million in damages.

On 5/29/1982, a category F4 tornado 17.9 miles away from the village center killed 10 people and injured 181 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Simpson-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Illinois state average. It is 27% 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 83.0 miles away from the city 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 47.6 miles away from Simpson 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 64.4 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 85.9 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 85.6 miles away from Simpson center
On 9/29/1987 at 00:04:56, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 45.9 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 Johnson County (5) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 2, Storms: 2, Tornado: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Simpson:

  • HILLVIEW HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; VIENNA, IL)

Political contributions by individuals in Simpson, IL

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Simpson:

  • John A Logan College (about 27 miles; Carterville, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,443)
  • West Kentucky Community and Technical College (about 30 miles; Paducah, KY; FT enrollment: 2,353)
  • Southern Illinois University Carbondale (about 31 miles; Carbondale, IL; FT enrollment: 16,261)
  • Southeast Missouri State University (about 44 miles; Cape Girardeau, MO; FT enrollment: 7,475)
  • Murray State University (about 62 miles; Murray, KY; FT enrollment: 7,472)
  • University of Southern Indiana (about 69 miles; Evansville, IN; FT enrollment: 8,149)
  • Ivy Tech Community College-Southwest (about 75 miles; Evansville, IN; FT enrollment: 2,423)

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

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 36.9%

Average household size:
This village:  3.0 people
Illinois:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  70.0%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  10.0%
Whole state:  6.3%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Simpson compared to Illinois state average:

  • Median household income significantly 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.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Simpson travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (64%)
  • Electricity (36%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Simpson village (based on Johnson County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 33.57%
Here33.6%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchCumberland Presbyterian ChurchChurches of Christ
Adherents64.0%15.5%4.4%3.4%3.0%
Congregations42.4%24.2%3.0%3.0%9.1%
NameChristian Churches and Churches of ChristAmerican Baptist Churches in the USACommunity Church of ChristAssemblies of GodOther
Adherents2.2%2.1%2.0%1.9%1.5%
Congregations3.0%3.0%3.0%6.1%3.0%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2
Johnson County:

1.46 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
Johnson County:

5.83 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 7
Here:

5.10 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.5%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Johnson County:

27.1%
Illinois:

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

10.8%
State:

14.5%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
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 1$9
Totals for Government 0$0 1$9


7.52% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($37,513 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.52%
Illinois average:

5.66%

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:
from Williamson County, IL  1.26% ($30,529 average AGI)
from Massac County, IL  0.64% ($30,423)
from Union County, IL  0.54% ($18,091)


6.68% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($27,687 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.68%
Illinois average:

5.99%

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:
to Williamson County, IL  2.10% ($30,643 average AGI)
to Massac County, IL  0.50% ($29,100)
to Union County, IL  0.42% ($34,471)

Strongest AM radio stations in Simpson:

  • WDDD (810 AM; 10 kW; JOHNSTON CITY, IL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGGH (1150 AM; 5 kW; MARION, IL)
  • WPAD (1560 AM; 10 kW; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • KZIM (960 AM; 5 kW; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: ZIMMER RADIO OF MID-MISSOURI, INC)
  • WKDA (1200 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: RADIO NASHVILLE, INC.)
  • WMOK (920 AM; 1 kW; METROPOLIS, IL; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • WNQM (1300 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: WNQM. INC.)
  • WAMB (1160 AM; 50 kW; DONELSON, TN; Owner: GREAT SOUTHERN BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WEBQ (1240 AM; 1 kW; HARRISBURG, IL; Owner: VISHER-CHOATE II)

Strongest FM radio stations in Simpson:

  • WOOZ-FM (99.9 FM; HARRISBURG, IL; Owner: ZIMMER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WRIK-FM (98.3 FM; METROPOLIS, IL; Owner: SUN MEDIA, INC.)
  • WCIL-FM (101.5 FM; CARBONDALE, IL; Owner: LYLE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WKYQ (93.3 FM; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WDDJ (96.9 FM; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WDDD-FM (107.3 FM; MARION, IL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGCF (89.3 FM; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: CHRISTIAN BUSINESSMEN'S ASSOC, INC.)
  • WLIE-FM (94.3 FM; GOLCONDA, IL; Owner: FOREVER COMMUNICATIONS INC)
  • WBVN (104.5 FM; CARRIER MILLS, IL; Owner: KENNETH W. AND JANE A. ANDERSON)
  • WVZA (92.7 FM; HERRIN, IL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WQUL (97.7 FM; WEST FRANKFORT, IL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KGMO (100.7 FM; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • WZZL (106.7 FM; REIDLAND, KY; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • WREZ (105.5 FM; METROPOLIS, IL; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • WBEL (88.5 FM; CAIRO, IL; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)

TV broadcast stations around Simpson:

  • WSIL-TV (Channel 3; HARRISBURG, IL; Owner: WSIL-TV, INC.)
  • WDKA (Channel 49; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: WDKA ACQUISITION CORPORATION)
  • WPSD-TV (Channel 6; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: WPSD-TV, LLC)
  • WTCT (Channel 27; MARION, IL; Owner: TRI-STATE CHRISTIAN TV, INC.)
  • KFVS-TV (Channel 12; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • KBSI (Channel 23; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: KBSI LICENSEE L.P.)
  • WKPD (Channel 29; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • W54AE (Channel 54; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: TRI-STATE CHRISTIAN TV, INC.)
  • W15BU (Channel 17; JOHNSTON CITY, IL; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)

Simpson fatal accident list:

Sep 22, 2001 04:50 PM, Sr-147, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 3 meters (10ft)
Total average daily traffic: 625
Total average daily truck traffic: 62
Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic: 680

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Simpson)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1

Businesses in Simpson, IL

  • Lane Furniture: 1

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