Smithboro, Illinois

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Population in 2014: 171 (55% urban, 45% rural). Population change since 2000: -14.5%
Males: 86  (50.6%)
Females: 85  (49.4%)
Median resident age:  35.3 years
Illinois median age:  37.9 years

Zip code: 62284

Estimated median household income in 2016: $54,494 (it was $21,250 in 2000)
Smithboro:

$54,494
IL:

$60,960

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $21,540 (it was $10,284 in 2000)

Smithboro village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $61,349 (it was $46,700 in 2000)
Smithboro:

$61,349
IL:

$186,500

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $88,231; Detached houses: $105,544; Mobile homes: $42,001
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  • Races in Smithboro, IL (2010)

    Smithboro races chart
    • 17196.6%White alone
    • 21.1%Black alone
    • 21.1%Two or more races
    • 10.6%Asian alone
    • 10.6%Hispanic

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Smithboro: 82.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (27.6%), English (20.7%), American (17.2%), Irish (13.8%), French (3.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 08/07/1894

Elevation: 550 feet

Land area: 1.18 square miles.

Population density: 145 people per square mile   (very low).

Smithboro, Illinois map

For population 25 years and over in Smithboro:

  • High school or higher: 95.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 4.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 8.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Smithboro village:

  • Never married: 28.0%
  • Now married: 55.9%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 9.1%
  • Divorced: 7.1%

3 residents are foreign born

This village:

1.5%
Illinois:

12.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Smithboro village:  1.0% ($486)
Illinois:  1.8% ($2,285)

Smithboro satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: St. Louis, MO (52.0 miles , pop. 348,189).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (221.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Greenville, IL (1.8 miles ), Mulberry Grove, IL (2.1 miles ), Keyesport, IL (3.4 miles ), Donnellson, IL (3.4 miles ), Pocahontas, IL (3.4 miles ), Old Ripley, IL (3.5 miles) , Panama, IL (3.7 miles ), Coffeen, IL (3.7 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1998: 1 building, cost: $66,000
  • 2004: 15 buildings, average cost: $107,800
  • 2005: 2 buildings, average cost: $125,000
  • 2006: 1 building, cost: $35,000
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $300,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 38.90 N, Longitude: 89.34 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 618

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

4.5%
Illinois:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -1 (-0.5%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (26%)
  • Accommodation and food services (21%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (10%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Construction (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Retail trade (22%)
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (11%)
  • Wholesale trade (8%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (31%)
  • Sales and related occupations (18%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (15%)
  • Transportation occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (22%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (19%)
  • Production occupations (17%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (14%)
  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (3%)

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

Average climate in Smithboro, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Smithboro-area historical tornado activity is near Illinois state average. It is 83% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/24/1956, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 21.4 miles away from the Smithboro village center killed 6 people and injured 36 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 12/2/1950, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 2.1 miles away from the village center killed 2 people and injured 25 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Smithboro-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 84.4 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 78.6 miles away from Smithboro 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 105.4 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 120.1 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 85.8 miles away from Smithboro center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 70.5 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 Bond County (4) is a lot smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Winter Storms: 2, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Storm: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals and medical centers near Smithboro:

  • BRAUNS TERRACE (Hospital, about 4 miles away; GREENVILLE, IL)
  • GREENVILLE REGIONAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 4 miles away; GREENVILLE, IL)
  • HELIA HEALTHCARE OF GREENVILLE (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; GREENVILLE, IL)
  • VANDALIA TERRACE (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; VANDALIA, IL)
  • VANDALIA REHAB AND HCC (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; VANDALIA, IL)
  • FAYETTE COUNTY HEALTH DEPT (Home Health Center, about 14 miles away; VANDALIA, IL)
  • FAYETTE CO HEALTH DEPARTMENT HOSPICE (Hospital, about 14 miles away; VANDALIA, IL)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Smithboro:

  • Kaskaskia College (about 25 miles; Centralia, IL; Full-time enrollment: 3,867)
  • McKendree University (about 33 miles; Lebanon, IL; FT enrollment: 2,564)
  • Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville (about 37 miles; Edwardsville, IL; FT enrollment: 11,933)
  • Southwestern Illinois College (about 41 miles; Belleville, IL; FT enrollment: 9,085)
  • Lewis and Clark Community College (about 47 miles; Godfrey, IL; FT enrollment: 4,189)
  • Saint Louis Community College (about 50 miles; Saint Louis, MO; FT enrollment: 18,019)
  • Saint Louis University (about 52 miles; Saint Louis, MO; FT enrollment: 11,606)

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Notable locations in Smithboro: Midwest Camp (A), Smithboro Fire Protection District (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Bond 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 2016: 10.5%
Average household size:
This village:  2.7 people
Illinois:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  65.2%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  10.6%
Whole state:  6.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

4.3
Illinois average:

12.1

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

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Smithboro village (based on Bond County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant5,27328
Catholic2,3803
Mainline Protestant1,31411
Other41
Black Protestant-1
None8,797-
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: 5
Bond County:

2.73 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

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

5.45 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 12
Here:

6.55 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.9%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Bond County:

27.8%
Illinois:

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

12.6%
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
Financial Administration 0$0 1$175
Other Government Administration 0$0 6$325
Sewerage 0$0 1$420
Water Supply 0$0 1$225
Totals for Government 0$0 9$1,145

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

  • Current Operations - Financial Administration: $23,000 ($134.50)
    Water Utilities: $17,000 ($99.42)
    Regular Highways: $14,000 ($81.87)
    Solid Waste Management: $8,000 ($46.78)
    General - Other: $5,000 ($29.24)
    General Public Buildings: $2,000 ($11.70)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $0 ($0.00)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $9,000 ($52.63)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $2,000 ($11.70)

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

  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $2,000 ($11.70)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($5.85)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $28,000 ($163.74)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $20,000 ($116.96)
    Highways: $6,000 ($35.09)
  • Tax - Property: $5,000 ($29.24)
    NEC: $2,000 ($11.70)

Smithboro government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $28,000 ($163.74)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $25,000 ($146.20)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $3,000 ($17.54)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $73,000 ($426.90)

5.95% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,932 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.95%
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  1.63% ($32,600 average AGI)
from Clinton County, IL  0.52% ($34,688)
from Montgomery County, IL  0.44% ($33,667)


6.20% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($24,249 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.20%
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% ($32,161 average AGI)
to Montgomery County, IL  0.60% ($33,838)
to Clinton County, IL  0.47% ($27,172)

Strongest AM radio stations in Smithboro:

  • 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.)
  • WSDZ (1260 AM; 20 kW; BELLEVILLE, IL)
  • KRFT (1190 AM; 10 kW; DE SOTO, MO; Owner: ALL SPORTS RADIO, LLC)
  • WCBW (880 AM; 2 kW; HIGHLAND, IL; Owner: NEW LIFE EVANGELISTIC CENTER, INC.)
  • KTRS (550 AM; 5 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: KTRS-AM LICENSE, L.L.C.)
  • KJSL (630 AM; 5 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: WMUZ RADIO, INC.)
  • WMIX (940 AM; 5 kW; MOUNT VERNON, IL; Owner: WITHERS BROADCASTING CO OF ILLINOIS)
  • KFUO (850 AM; 5 kW; CLAYTON, MO; Owner: LUTHERAN CHURCH-MISSOURI SYNOD)
  • WDID (1510 AM; daytime; 1 kW; HIGHLAND, IL; Owner: NEW LIFE EVANGELISTIC CENTER, INC.)
  • WDDD (810 AM; 10 kW; JOHNSTON CITY, IL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KATZ (1600 AM; 5 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Smithboro:

  • WGRN (89.5 FM; GREENVILLE, IL; Owner: GREENVILLE COL. ED. B/CG. FOUN., INC)
  • WGEL (101.7 FM; GREENVILLE, IL; Owner: BOND BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WDLJ (97.5 FM; BREESE, IL; Owner: KM RADIO OF BREESE, L.L.C.)
  • WTRH (93.3 FM; RAMSEY, IL; Owner: COUNTRYSIDE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSIE (88.7 FM; EDWARDSVILLE, IL; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES, S. ILLINOIS UNIV.)
  • WJLY (88.3 FM; RAMSEY, IL; Owner: COUNTRYSIDE BROADCASTING)
  • WCXO (96.7 FM; CARLYLE, IL; Owner: CLINTON COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WKRV (107.1 FM; VANDALIA, IL; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY, INC.)
  • WVNL (91.7 FM; VANDALIA, IL; Owner: ILLINOIS BIBLE INSTITUTE, INC.)
  • WSMI-FM (106.1 FM; LITCHFIELD, IL; Owner: TALLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WRXX (95.3 FM; CENTRALIA, IL; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • WJBD-FM (100.1 FM; SALEM, IL; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Smithboro:

  • WPXS (Channel 13; MT. VERNON, IL; Owner: EBC ST. LOUIS, INC.)
  • W29CI (Channel 29; SALEM, IL; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)

Smithboro fatal accident list:

Jul 31, 2012 11:23 PM, Sr-140, Lat: 38.90223, Lon: -89.35459, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 6Number of bridges
  • 30m98ftTotal length
  • 25,675Total average daily traffic
  • 9,168Total average daily truck traffic

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

6
  • Bn Radio Bldg (Lat: 38.898667 Lon: -89.347306), Call Sign: WNKZ830, Licensee ID: L00258361
    Assigned Frequencies: 935.887 MHz, 935.937 MHz, 935.987 MHz, 936.887 MHz, 936.937 MHz, 936.987 MHzGrant Date: 02/11/1998, Expiration Date: 02/11/2003, Cancellation Date: 04/12/2001Registrant: Association Of American Railroads, 55500 Dot Rd, Pueblo, CO 81001, Phone: (202) 639-2217
  • 3/4 Mi N Of Hooksdale & 3 Mi Se Of Rt 127 (Lat: 38.835889 Lon: -89.320083), Call Sign: KNEV229, Licensee ID: L00624611
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.490 MHzGrant Date: 02/25/2003, Expiration Date: 02/03/2013, Cancellation Date: 04/08/2013Registrant: Maurice Schewe, Rr 1, Smithboro, IL 62284
  • L1 MOBILES, Lat: 38.896556 Lon: -89.342972, Call Sign: WYK623
    Assigned Frequencies: 161.100 MHzGrant Date: 12/24/2013, Expiration Date: 02/17/2024Registrant: Bnsf Railway Co., 4515 Kansas Avenue, Kansas City, KS 66106, Phone: (913) 551-4640, Fax: (913) 551-4053, Email:
  • Lat: 38.891667 Lon: -89.333333, Call Sign: WPRV622
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.130 MHz, 153.830 MHz, 154.265 MHz, 155.055 MHz, 153.950 MHzGrant Date: 02/16/2011, Expiration Date: 02/16/2021, Certifier: Dale R DeverickRegistrant: Ie Communications Inc, Trenton, IL 62293, Phone: (618) 224-7138, Fax: (618) 224-9006
  • Smithboro, Bnsf Radio Bldg. (Lat: 38.898611 Lon: -89.347222), Type: Tower, Structure height: 30 m, Overall height: 37 m, Call Sign: WPXV836
    Assigned Frequencies: 44.5800 MHzGrant Date: 06/18/2003, Expiration Date: 06/18/2013, Cancellation Date: 10/29/2012, Certifier: Robert LeedhamRegistrant: Keller And Heckman LLP, 1001 G Street Nw, Suite 500 West, Washington, DC 20001, Phone: (202) 434-4282, Fax: (202) 434-4646, Email:
  • Rr At Main St (Lat: 38.898000 Lon: -89.340611), Type: Building, Structure height: 3 m, Overall height: 4.3 m, Call Sign: WQWB265
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.785 MHzGrant Date: 07/07/2015, Expiration Date: 07/07/2025, Certifier: Shantrice Cruse-ScottRegistrant: Csx Transportation Inc, 6735 Southpoint Dr S, 4th Flor J958, Jacksonville, FL 32216, Phone: (904) 332-5925, Fax: (904) 332-6013, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • STATION, W Of Franklin St & Cr Crossing In Ne Quad Cr & Bn Rr Crossing (Lat: 38.897528 Lon: -89.343111), Overall height: 27.4 m, Call Sign: WNEF932
    Assigned Frequencies: 2130.80 MHzGrant Date: 08/11/1999, Expiration Date: 10/20/2009, Cancellation Date: 05/07/2007, Certifier: Rae A GreeneRegistrant: Csx Transportation Inc., 6735 Southpoint Drive South, Jacksonville, FL 32216, Phone: (904) 332-5965, Fax: (904) 332-5963, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

3
  • Call Sign: WA9CVW, Grant Date: 03/15/1999, Expiration Date: 03/15/2009, Cancellation Date: 03/16/2011, Registrant: Guy C Chasey, 1819 Pleasant Mound Ave, Smithboro, IL 62284
  • Call Sign: WB9YVH, Grant Date: 08/28/1996, Expiration Date: 08/28/2006, Cancellation Date: 08/29/2008, Registrant: Dorothy I Chasey, Rr 1, Smithboro, IL 62284
  • Call Sign: KC0KPD, Licensee ID: L00352797, Grant Date: 10/21/2011, Expiration Date: 10/21/2021, Certifier: Paul K Cayo, Registrant: Paul K Cayo, Smithboro, IL 62284

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 8
  • Hazardous Condition: 3
  • Good Intent Call: 1

Incident types - Smithboro

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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (75%)
  • Electricity (14%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (9%)

Smithboro compared to Illinois state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage 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 significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly 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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