Standard City, Illinois

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Population in 2014: 148 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +7.2%
 
Males: 62  (42.4%)
Females: 86  (57.6%)
Median resident age:  31.9 years
Illinois median age:  37.9 years

Zip code: 62572

Estimated median household income in 2016: $36,901 (it was $19,688 in 2000)
Standard City:

$36,901
IL:

$60,960

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $15,289 (it was $22,852 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $75,326 (it was $30,000 in 2000)
Standard City:

$75,326
IL:

$186,500

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $67,790; Detached houses: $67,268; Mobile homes: $69,602

Median gross rent in 2016: $1,030.

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  • Races in Standard City, IL (2010)

    Standard City races chart
    • 14293.4%White alone
    • 42.6%Two or more races
    • 32.0%Black alone
    • 21.3%Asian alone
    • 10.7%American Indian alone
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Standard City: 86.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: American (29.4%), German (29.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 07/12/1920

Elevation: 635 feet

Land area: 0.64 square miles.

Population density: 232 people per square mile   (very low).

Standard City, Illinois map

For population 25 years and over in Standard City:

  • High school or higher: 73.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.2%
  • Unemployed: 5.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Standard City village:

  • Never married: 23.5%
  • Now married: 60.8%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 0.8%
  • Divorced: 14.0%



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Standard City, Illinois as of December 11, 2018.
The ratio of number of residents in Standard City to the number of sex offenders is 40 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $718 (0.9%)

Standard City satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Springfield, IL (30.8 miles , pop. 111,454).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Louis, MO (55.7 miles , pop. 348,189).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (204.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Nilwood, IL (1.8 miles ), Girard, IL (2.6 miles ), Carlinville, IL (2.6 miles ), Waggoner, IL (2.7 miles ), Farmersville, IL (3.1 miles ), Virden, IL (3.3 miles ), Raymond, IL (3.4 miles ), Palmyra, IL (3.5 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1 building, cost: $60,000
  • 1998: 1 building, cost: $80,000
  • 2001: 2 buildings, average cost: $175,000
  • 2002: 2 buildings, average cost: $175,000
  • 2003: 3 buildings, average cost: $175,000
  • 2004: 3 buildings, average cost: $175,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 39.35 N, Longitude: 89.79 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 217

Standard City household income distribution Standard City home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.5%
Illinois:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +10 (+7.8%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (19%)
  • Health care and social assistance (15%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (15%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Public administration (12%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (31%)
  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Retail trade (21%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (10%)
  • Information (3%)
  • Educational services (3%)
  • Public administration (3%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (27%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (15%)
  • Sales and related occupations (15%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (12%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (4%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (31%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (28%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (28%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (3%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3%)
  • Sales and related occupations (3%)

Average climate in Standard City, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

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

On 6/14/1957, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 28.0 miles away from the Standard City village center killed 2 people and injured 50 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 6/1/1999, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 6.7 miles away from the village center killed one person and injured 4 people.

Earthquake activity:

Standard City-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Illinois state average. It is 77% 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 119.8 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 108.5 miles away from Standard City 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 143.7 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 151.7 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 120.7 miles away from Standard City center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 105.1 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 Macoupin County (6) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 3, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Standard City topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Standard City:

  • HERITAGE HEALTH-CARLINVILLE (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; CARLINVILLE, IL)
  • CARLINVILLE AREA HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 7 miles away; CARLINVILLE, IL)
  • FRIENDSHIP HOME (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; CARLINVILLE, IL)
  • CARLINVILLE AREA HOSPITAL HOSPICE (Hospital, about 7 miles away; CARLINVILLE, IL)
  • CARLINVILLE REHAB AND HCC (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; CARLINVILLE, IL)
  • PLEASANT HILL HEALTHCARE (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; GIRARD, IL)
  • CARLINVILLE ESTATES (Hospital, about 8 miles away; CARLINVILLE, IL)

Amtrak station near Standard City:

  • 8 miles: CARLINVILLE (128 ALTON ST.) . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, free short-term parking, free long-term parking.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Standard City:

  • Lincoln Land Community College (about 28 miles; Springfield, IL; Full-time enrollment: 5,460)
  • University of Illinois at Springfield (about 28 miles; Springfield, IL; FT enrollment: 3,748)
  • Lewis and Clark Community College (about 36 miles; Godfrey, IL; FT enrollment: 4,189)
  • Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville (about 41 miles; Edwardsville, IL; FT enrollment: 11,933)
  • McKendree University (about 52 miles; Lebanon, IL; FT enrollment: 2,564)
  • University of Missouri-St Louis (about 53 miles; Saint Louis, MO; FT enrollment: 10,322)
  • Ranken Technical College (about 55 miles; Saint Louis, MO; FT enrollment: 2,134)

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Macoupin 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 54.8. This is better than average.

City:

54.8
U.S.:

74.7

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 0.552. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 3.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.552
U.S.:

1.912

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 31.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

31.7
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2010 was 16.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

16.9
U.S.:

20.0

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2009 was 0.0102. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 3.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0102
U.S.:

0.0138
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 34.0%
(33.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 60.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This village:  2.4 people
Illinois:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  56.3%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  9.4%
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:

11.2
Illinois average:

12.1

Standard City travel time to work - commute Standard City mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Standard City village (based on Macoupin County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant10,93862
Catholic7,7079
Mainline Protestant6,82539
Other901
Orthodox401
None22,165-
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: 15
Macoupin County:

3.11 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Macoupin County:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 27
Macoupin County:

5.61 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 30
Here:

6.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.3%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Macoupin County:

29.1%
Illinois:

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

13.4%
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

Standard City government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Financial Administration: $9,000 ($60.81)
  • Current Operations - Financial Administration: $19,000 ($128.38)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,000 ($6.76)

Standard City government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $1,000 ($6.76)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $10,000 ($67.57)
    Highways: $4,000 ($27.03)
    All Other: $2,000 ($13.51)
  • Tax - Property: $2,000 ($13.51)
    NEC: $1,000 ($6.76)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $28,000 ($189.19)

5.30% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,784 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.30%
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  1.50% ($35,262 average AGI)
from Sangamon County, IL  0.76% ($34,943)
from Montgomery County, IL  0.58% ($27,870)


5.66% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,326 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.66%
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% ($33,631 average AGI)
to Sangamon County, IL  0.77% ($32,986)
to Montgomery County, IL  0.54% ($31,713)

Strongest AM radio stations in Standard City:

  • 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.)
  • WSDZ (1260 AM; 20 kW; BELLEVILLE, IL)
  • KRFT (1190 AM; 10 kW; DE SOTO, MO; Owner: ALL SPORTS RADIO, LLC)
  • 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.)
  • WSMI (1540 AM; 1 kW; LITCHFIELD, IL; Owner: TALLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KFUO (850 AM; 5 kW; CLAYTON, MO; Owner: LUTHERAN CHURCH-MISSOURI SYNOD)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WILY (1210 AM; daytime; 10 kW; CENTRALIA, IL; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Standard City:

  • WIBI (91.1 FM; CARLINVILLE, IL; Owner: ILLINOIS BIBLE INSTITUTE, INC.)
  • WTSG (90.1 FM; CARLINVILLE, IL; Owner: ILLINOIS BIBLE INSTITUTE, INC.)
  • WOLG (95.9 FM; CARLINVILLE, IL; Owner: COVENANT NETWORK)
  • WSMI-FM (106.1 FM; LITCHFIELD, IL; Owner: TALLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WXAJ (99.7 FM; HILLSBORO, IL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCVS-FM (96.7 FM; VIRDEN, IL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WYMG (100.5 FM; JACKSONVILLE, IL; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ILLINOIS, LLC)
  • WDBR (103.7 FM; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ILLINOIS, LLC)
  • WSIE (88.7 FM; EDWARDSVILLE, IL; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES, S. ILLINOIS UNIV.)
  • WNNS (98.7 FM; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: LONG NINE, INC.)
  • WQLZ (92.7 FM; TAYLORVILLE, IL; Owner: LONG NINE, INC.)
  • WSCT (90.5 FM; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: ILLINOIS BIBLE INSTITUTE)
  • WAOX (105.3 FM; STAUNTON, IL; Owner: TALLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WFMB-FM (104.5 FM; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W206AN (89.1 FM; CARLINVILLE, IL; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Standard City:

  • WSEC (Channel 14; JACKSONVILLE, IL; Owner: WEST CENTRAL ILLINOIS EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WRSP-TV (Channel 55; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: SPRINGFIELD BROADCASTING PARTNERS)
  • WICS (Channel 20; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: WICS LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WCFN (Channel 49; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: NEXSTAR BROADCASTING OF CHAMPAIGN, L.L.C.)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (71%)
  • Electricity (27%)

Standard City 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 below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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