St. Peter, Illinois

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Population in 2013: 355 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -8.0%
 
Males: 169  (47.8%)
Females: 186  (52.2%)
Median resident age:  47.6 years
Illinois median age:  37.2 years

Zip codes: 62880.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $35,875 (it was $31,406 in 2000)
St. Peter:

$35,875
IL:

$56,210

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $22,921 (it was $15,192 in 2000)

St. Peter village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $59,541 (it was $47,700 in 2000)
St. Peter:

$59,541
IL:

$169,600

Median gross rent in 2013: $239.

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  • Races in St. Peter, IL (2010)

    St. Peter races chart
    • 35699.2%White alone
    • 20.6%Black alone
    • 10.3%Hispanic

Races in St. Peter detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in St. Peter: 83.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (56.3%), United States (14.7%), English (8.2%), Irish (6.1%), Dutch (2.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 11/12/1909

Elevation: 591 feet

Land area: 0.54 square miles.

Population density: 663 people per square mile   (low).

St. Peter, Illinois map

For population 25 years and over in St. Peter:

  • High school or higher: 90.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.1%
  • Unemployed: 1.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in St. Peter village:

  • Never married: 35.0%
  • Now married: 39.4%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 12.4%
  • Divorced: 13.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,481 (2.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,291 (2.1%)

St. Peter satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Decatur, IL (68.3 miles , pop. 81,860).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Louis, MO (76.8 miles , pop. 348,189).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (214.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Farina, IL (2.2 miles ), Kinmundy, IL (2.6 miles ), Brownstown, IL (3.2 miles ), Alma, IL (3.3 miles ), Edgewood, IL (3.3 miles ), St. Elmo, IL (3.3 miles ), Iola, IL (3.5 miles) , Mason, IL (3.7 miles ).

Latitude: 38.87 N, Longitude: 88.85 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 618

St. Peter household income distribution St. Peter home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

8.5%
Illinois:

7.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +33 (+9.3%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (23%)
  • Manufacturing (15%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (10%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (31%)
  • Retail trade (19%)
  • Public administration (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Wholesale trade (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (29%)
  • Transportation occupations (16%)
  • Sales and related occupations (15%)
  • Production occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (4%)
  • Material moving occupations (4%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (26%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (23%)
  • Sales and related occupations (21%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (2%)

Work and jobs in St. Peter: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in St. Peter, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

St. Peter-area historical tornado activity is near Illinois state average. It is 70% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/2/1990, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 29.1 miles away from the St. Peter village center injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 6/2/1990, a category F4 tornado 31.8 miles away from the village center injured 6 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

St. Peter-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 59.6 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 52.2 miles away from St. Peter 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 84.2 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 60.6 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 45.1 miles away from St. Peter 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 123.4 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: Winter Storms: 2, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Storm: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
St. Peter topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near St. Peter:

  • FRIENDSHIP MANOR OF ST. ELMO (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; ST ELMO, IL)
  • LUTHERAN CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; ALTAMONT, IL)
  • FAYETTE COUNTY HEALTH DEPT (Home Health Center, about 15 miles away; VANDALIA, IL)
  • FAYETTE CO HEALTH DEPARTMENT HOSPICE (Hospital, about 15 miles away; VANDALIA, IL)
  • VANDALIA REHAB AND HCC (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; VANDALIA, IL)
  • FAYETTE COUNTY HOSPITAL (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; VANDALIA, IL)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to St. Peter:

  • Kaskaskia College (about 28 miles; Centralia, IL; Full-time enrollment: 3,867)
  • Lake Land College (about 47 miles; Mattoon, IL; FT enrollment: 7,499)
  • Rend Lake College (about 52 miles; Ina, IL; FT enrollment: 2,778)
  • McKendree University (about 55 miles; Lebanon, IL; FT enrollment: 2,564)
  • Eastern Illinois University (about 56 miles; Charleston, IL; FT enrollment: 9,414)
  • Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville (about 62 miles; Edwardsville, IL; FT enrollment: 11,933)
  • Southwestern Illinois College (about 63 miles; Belleville, IL; FT enrollment: 9,085)

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Notable location: Saint Peter Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in St. Peter: Saint Peter Lutheran Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: Old Saint Peter Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Fayette 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 2012 was 88.0. This is about average.

City:

88.0
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 35.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 21.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

35.1
U.S.:

32.0
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 16.0%
Average household size:
This village:  2.4 people
Illinois:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  64.7%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  2.0%
Whole state:  6.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.7% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.2
Illinois average:

12.4

St. Peter travel time to work - commute St. Peter mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (88%)
  • Electricity (12%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for St. Peter village (based on Fayette County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant7,74441
Mainline Protestant1,71812
Catholic5713
Other21
None12,105-
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: 7
Fayette County:

3.34 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Fayette County:

0.95 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 11
Fayette County:

5.24 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 20
Here:

9.53 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.5%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Fayette County:

27.3%
Illinois:

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

11.2%
State:

14.5%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$767
Water Supply 0$0 1$767
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 1$1,533
Other Government Administration 0$0 9$1,018
Financial Administration 0$0 1$75
Totals for Government 0$0 13$4,160

St. Peter government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $86,000 ($242.25)
    Central Staff Services: $62,000 ($174.65)
    Police Protection: $30,000 ($84.51)
    Parks & Recreation: $28,000 ($78.87)
    General - Other: $26,000 ($73.24)
    Sewerage: $20,000 ($56.34)
    Regular Highways: $19,000 ($53.52)
    Financial Administration: $8,000 ($22.54)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $56,000 ($157.75)

St. Peter government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $36,000 ($101.41)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $40,000 ($112.68)
    Interest Earnings: $15,000 ($42.25)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $75,000 ($211.27)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $56,000 ($157.75)
    All Other: $25,000 ($70.42)
    Highways: $11,000 ($30.99)
  • Tax - Property: $23,000 ($64.79)
    NEC: $5,000 ($14.08)

St. Peter government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $426,000 ($1200.00)

4.46% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($29,608 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.46%
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 Effingham County, IL  0.73% ($30,241 average AGI)
from Marion County, IL  0.26% ($29,286)
from Bond County, IL  0.25% ($19,200)


4.95% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,196 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.95%
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 Effingham County, IL  0.75% ($29,583 average AGI)
to Marion County, IL  0.42% ($26,412)
to Bond County, IL  0.31% ($31,280)

Strongest AM radio stations in St. Peter:

  • 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)
  • WSDZ (1260 AM; 20 kW; BELLEVILLE, IL)
  • WDDD (810 AM; 10 kW; JOHNSTON CITY, IL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WIBC (1070 AM; 50 kW; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KRFT (1190 AM; 10 kW; DE SOTO, MO; Owner: ALL SPORTS RADIO, LLC)
  • WCRA (1090 AM; daytime; 1 kW; EFFINGHAM, IL)
  • KTRS (550 AM; 5 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: KTRS-AM LICENSE, L.L.C.)
  • WHAS (840 AM; 50 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WLBH (1170 AM; daytime; 5 kW; MATTOON, IL; Owner: MATTOON BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KJSL (630 AM; 5 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: WMUZ RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in St. Peter:

  • WTRH (93.3 FM; RAMSEY, IL; Owner: COUNTRYSIDE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WJLY (88.3 FM; RAMSEY, IL; Owner: COUNTRYSIDE BROADCASTING)
  • WCRC (95.7 FM; EFFINGHAM, IL; Owner: TWO PETAZ, INC.)
  • WRXX (95.3 FM; CENTRALIA, IL; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • WJBD-FM (100.1 FM; SALEM, IL; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WXEF (97.9 FM; EFFINGHAM, IL; Owner: PREMIER BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WVNL (91.7 FM; VANDALIA, IL; Owner: ILLINOIS BIBLE INSTITUTE, INC.)
  • WKJT (102.3 FM; TEUTOPOLIS, IL; Owner: JOHN W. KIRBY)
  • WNOI (103.9 FM; FLORA, IL; Owner: H & R COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WKRV (107.1 FM; VANDALIA, IL; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around St. Peter:

  • WUSI-TV (Channel 16; OLNEY, IL; Owner: BD. OF TRUSTEES SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)
  • WPXS (Channel 13; MT. VERNON, IL; Owner: EBC ST. LOUIS, INC.)
  • W29CI (Channel 29; SALEM, IL; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)

St. Peter fatal accident list:

Jun 7, 2005 06:12 AM, Sr-185, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KB9SOR, Licensee ID: L01362372
    Grant Date: 01/26/2008, Expiration Date: 04/16/2018
    Registrant: Pete A Taylor, Rr 1 Box 180, St. Peter, IL 62880

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 7
  • Hazardous Condition: 2

St. Peter on our top lists:

  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Farm product raw material merchant wholesalers"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Motor vehicle and parts dealers"
  • #62 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Computer specialists"
  • #64 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Management, business, and financial occupations:"
  • #85 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Repair and maintenance"
  • #101 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Recyclable material merchant wholesalers"
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