For population 25 years and over in St. Elmo:
For population 15 years and over in St. Elmo city:
9 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $787 (1.3%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Decatur, IL (57.3 miles , pop. 81,860).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Louis, MO (79.9 miles , pop. 348,189).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (204.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).
Nearest cities: Brownstown, IL (2.4 miles ), Altamont, IL (2.5 miles ), St. Peter, IL (3.3 miles ), Beecher City, IL (3.4 miles ), Edgewood, IL (3.5 miles ), Mason, IL (3.6 miles ), Farina, IL (3.7 miles ), Vandalia, IL (3.7 miles ).
Single-family new house construction building permits:
Latitude: 39.03 N, Longitude: 88.85 W
Area code commonly used in this area: 618
City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.
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Crime rate in St. Elmo detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 2 (2 officers).
Population change in the 1990s: -15 (-1.0%).
Work and jobs in St. Elmo: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in St. Elmo, Illinois
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
St. Elmo-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Illinois state average. It is 154% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 6/2/1990, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 31.7 miles away from the St. Elmo city center injured 6 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.
On 4/5/1958, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 15.4 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 8 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:St. Elmo-area historical earthquake activity is above Illinois state average. It is 70% 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 65.5 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 53.9 miles away from St. Elmo 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 92.4 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 66.3 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 50.7 miles away from St. Elmo center
On 4/21/2008 at 05:38:29, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 MB, 4.0 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 65.5 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 Fayette County (4) is a lot smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 1
Causes of natural disasters: Flood: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 25.4%
(24.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for two or more races residents)
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Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
No gay or lesbian households reported
50 people in nursing homes in 2000
St. Elmo compared to Illinois state average:
Banks with branches in St. Elmo (2011 data):
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Religion statistics for St. Elmo city (based on Fayette County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 52.13%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
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Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 7
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 11
Number of full-service restaurants: 20
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4.92% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($30,916 average adjusted gross income)
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:
5.13% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($23,959 average adjusted gross income)
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:
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National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 3
Total length: 2 meters (7ft)
Total costs: $161,000
Total average daily traffic: 4,800
Total average daily truck traffic: 381
Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic: 4,945
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:18 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in St. Elmo)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:2
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
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