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Population in 2012: 248 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -8.5%
 

Males: 132  (53.4%)
Females: 116  (46.6%)

Median resident age:  40.5 years
Illinois median age:  39.6 years

Zip codes: 60553.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $61,098 (it was $46,071 in 2000)
Steward:

$61,098
IL:

$55,137
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $19,411

Steward village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $103,630 (it was $92,900 in 2000)
Steward:

$103,630
IL:

$170,600
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $126,768; Detached houses: $126,768

Median gross rent in 2012: $425.

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  • White alone - 236 (92.2%)
  • Hispanic - 16 (6.3%)
  • Black alone - 2 (0.8%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (0.4%)
  • Two or more races - 1 (0.4%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Steward: 87.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (36.9%), Irish (15.6%), United States (8.3%), English (6.8%), Norwegian (6.5%), Polish (3.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 09/01/1903

Elevation: 820 feet

Land area: 0.12 square miles.

Population density: 1,996 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Steward:

  • High school or higher: 85.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.7%
  • Unemployed: 9.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Steward village:

  • Never married: 26.9%
  • Now married: 64.9%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 4.8%
  • Divorced: 3.4%

2 residents are foreign born

This village:  0.7%
Illinois:  13.9%



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Steward, Illinois as of December 19, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Steward to the number of sex offenders is 248 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $3,563 (2.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,800 (2.4%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Rockford, IL (29.2 miles , pop. 150,115).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Chicago, IL (69.1 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Lee, IL (2.4 miles ), Rochelle, IL (2.4 miles ), Creston, IL (2.5 miles ), Hillcrest, IL (2.8 miles ), Shabbona, IL (3.1 miles ), Malta, IL (3.1 miles ), Ashton, IL (3.2 miles ), Compton, IL (3.3 miles ).

Latitude: 41.85 N, Longitude: 89.02 W

Area code: 815

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

9.4%
Illinois:

9.5%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -7 (-2.5%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (39%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (14%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (9%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Utilities (6%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (34%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (7%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Material moving workers except supervisors and laborers and material movers, hand (16%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (11%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Drafters, engineering, and mapping technicians (6%)
  • Lawyers (5%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (11%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Personal appearance workers (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Art and design workers (6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6%)

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Tornado activity:

Steward-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Illinois state average. It is 123% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/28/1990, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 36.5 miles away from the Steward village center killed 29 people and injured 350 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/21/1967, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 26.2 miles away from the village center killed 24 people and injured 450 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Steward-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Illinois state average. It is 94% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 27.6 miles away from the city center
On 9/2/1999 at 16:17:29, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 23.0 miles away from Steward center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Lee County (7) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Storms: 3, Snowstorms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Leroy Herrmann - Baseball player.


Hospitals/medical centers near Steward:

  • ROCHELLE GARDENS CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; ROCHELLE, IL)
  • ROCHELLE REHAB AND HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; ROCHELLE, IL)
  • ROCHELLE COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (Hospital, Critical Access Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Private, about 7 miles away; ROCHELLE, IL)

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Steward:

  • Kishwaukee College (about 10 miles; Malta, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,421)
  • Northern Illinois University (about 14 miles; Dekalb, IL; FT enrollment: 18,548)
  • Waubonsee Community College (about 30 miles; Sugar Grove, IL; FT enrollment: 3,890)
  • Rock Valley College (about 32 miles; Rockford, IL; FT enrollment: 3,903)
  • Aurora University (about 36 miles; Aurora, IL; FT enrollment: 2,502)
  • Illinois Valley Community College (about 38 miles; Oglesby, IL; FT enrollment: 2,082)
  • Elgin Community College (about 38 miles; Elgin, IL; FT enrollment: 4,230)

Public elementary/middle school in Steward:

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Notable location: Ogle - Lee Fire Protection District Steward Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: Steward Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 
Lee County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 20.4%
(15.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 94.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents)

Average household size:
This village:  2.7 people
Illinois:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  72.9%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  5.2%
Whole state:  6.3%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Steward, IL

Steward compared to Illinois state average:

  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • House age above state average.


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Banks with branches in Steward (2011 data):

  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: Sugar Cove Branch at 489 State Route 47, branch established on 2006/11/29. Info updated 2011/11/10: Bank assets: $1,811,678.0 mil, Deposits: $1,190,738.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, International Specialization, 5577 total offices, Holding Company: Jpmorgan Chase & Co.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Steward travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (94%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)
  • Electricity (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Steward village (based on Lee County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 64.12%
Here64.1%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Methodist ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionNew Testament Association Independent Baptist Churches/Other Fundamental Baptists
Adherents51.9%16.2%13.3%2.6%2.4%
Congregations16.1%14.3%19.6%3.6%3.6%
NameAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAPresbyterian Church (USA)Church of the BrethrenAssemblies of GodOther
Adherents2.3%2.2%2.2%1.1%5.9%
Congregations5.4%5.4%3.6%1.8%26.8%
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: 6
Here:

1.71 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.28 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.08 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Lee County:

0.28 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 16
This county:

4.56 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.55 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Lee County:

8.6%
State:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

27.3%
State:

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

13.6%
Illinois:

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 9$722
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$60
Water Supply 0$0 3$401
Totals for Government 0$0 13$1,183

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

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $20,000 ($80.65)
    Water Utilities: $16,000 ($64.52)
    Financial Administration: $15,000 ($60.48)
    Parks & Recreation: $6,000 ($24.19)
    Regular Highways: $5,000 ($20.16)
    Central Staff Services: $3,000 ($12.10)
    General Public Buildings: $2,000 ($8.06)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $0 ($0.00)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks & Recreation: $1,000 ($4.03)
    Central Staff: $1,000 ($4.03)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $12,000 ($48.39)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $10,000 ($40.32)

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

  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $3,000 ($12.10)
    General Revenue, NEC: $1,000 ($4.03)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $41,000 ($165.32)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $21,000 ($84.68)
    Highways: $11,000 ($44.35)
    All Other: $1,000 ($4.03)
  • Tax - Property: $4,000 ($16.13)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $170,000 ($685.48)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $165,000 ($665.32)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $5,000 ($20.16)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $168,000 ($677.42)

6.04% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($37,498 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.04%
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 Whiteside County, IL  1.05% ($27,104 average AGI)
from Ogle County, IL  0.98% ($30,481)
from DeKalb County, IL  0.47% ($42,692)


6.31% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($31,521 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.31%
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 Whiteside County, IL  1.21% ($25,689 average AGI)
to Ogle County, IL  0.79% ($33,870)
to DeKalb County, IL  0.44% ($29,417)

Strongest AM radio stations in Steward:

  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, 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.)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WRHL (1060 AM; 0 kW; ROCHELLE, IL; Owner: ROCHELLE BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WROK (1440 AM; 5 kW; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WAUR (930 AM; 4 kW; SANDWICH, IL; Owner: CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING SYSTEM, LTD.)
  • WLBK (1360 AM; 1 kW; DEKALB, IL; Owner: WPW BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WVIV (1200 AM; 20 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLXX-AM LICENSE CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Steward:

  • WRHL-FM (102.3 FM; ROCHELLE, IL; Owner: ROCHELLE BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WDKB (94.9 FM; DEKALB, IL; Owner: DEKALB COUNTY RADIO, LIMITED)
  • WNIU (89.5 FM; DEKALB, IL; Owner: NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)
  • WDEK (92.5 FM; DEKALB, IL; Owner: SPANISH BROADCASTING SYSTEM OF ILLINOIS, INC.)
  • WNIJ (90.5 FM; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)
  • WMKB (102.9 FM; EARLVILLE, IL; Owner: KM RADIO OF EARLVILLE, L.L.C.)
  • WYCH (106.3 FM; GENOA, IL; Owner: DONTRON, INC.)
  • WSEY (95.7 FM; OREGON, IL; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WSPY-FM (107.1 FM; PLANO, IL; Owner: NELSON ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • WGLC-FM (100.1 FM; MENDOTA, IL; Owner: MENDOTA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WYHY (95.3 FM; WINNEBAGO, IL; Owner: AIRPLAY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WLLT (107.7 FM; POLO, IL; Owner: SAUK VALLEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WRCV (101.7 FM; DIXON, IL; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Steward:

  • WWTO-TV (Channel 35; LASALLE, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WIFR (Channel 23; FREEPORT, IL; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WTVO (Channel 17; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: WINNEBAGO TELEVISION CORPORATION)
  • WFBN-LP (Channel 33; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: WEIGEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WSPY-LP (Channel 30; PLANO, IL; Owner: WSPY-TV, INC.)
  • WQRF-TV (Channel 39; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: QUORUM OF ROCKFORD LICENSE, LLC)
  • WREX-TV (Channel 13; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: WREX TELEVISION, LLC)
  • WQFL-CA (Channel 8; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: FAMILY VALUES ORGANIZATION, INC.)


FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • SBSTSD, Steward Elementary School (Lat: 41.847028 Lon: -89.023611), Type: Bant, Structure height: 22.9 m, Call Sign: WQRA750
    Assigned Frequencies: 11225.0 MHz, 11225.0 MHz, 11225.0 MHz, 11225.0 MHz, 11225.0 MHz, 11225.0 MHz, 11425.0 MHz, 11425.0 MHz, 11425.0 MHz, 11425.0 MHz... (+14 more)
    Grant Date: 04/05/2013, Expiration Date: 04/05/2023, Certifier: John Lewis
    Registrant: Urban Communications, Inc., 5320 W 159th Street, Oak Forest, IL 60452, Phone: (708) 381-5493, Fax: (708) 687-8786, Email:
  • SCARBORO, 1340 Steward Rd (Lat: 41.780222 Lon: -89.034028), Type: Silo, Structure height: 41.2 m, Overall height: 45.7 m, Call Sign: WQRI321
    Assigned Frequencies: 11465.0 MHz, 11545.0 MHz, 11465.0 MHz, 11545.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/17/2013, Expiration Date: 05/17/2023, Certifier: Luke Pack
    Registrant: Essex Telcom Dba T6 Broadband, 1890 Chrysler Dr, Belvidere, IL 61008, Phone: (815) 544-1168, Fax: (815) 380-6512, Email:


FAA Registered Aircraft:

10 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Steward)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Hazardous Condition: 1


Most common first names in Steward, IL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John573.4 years
William473.5 years
Evelyn482.3 years
James459.5 years
Harold476.7 years
Mary479.5 years
Ralph479.8 years
Ruth488.0 years
Charles372.0 years
Fred372.3 years
Most common last names in Steward, IL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Herrmann877.4 years
Arne477.3 years
Cook473.5 years
Nefstead485.8 years
Brown369.7 years
Johnson372.6 years
Kuehl379.0 years
Durin373.3 years
Lutz379.0 years
Macklin376.0 years

Steward on our top lists:

  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Warehousing and storage"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Publishing, and motion picture and sound recording industries"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Supervisors, construction and extraction workers"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Communications equipment operators"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Other financial specialists"
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Top Patent Applicants
  • Michael Dragonuk (52)
  • Joel Tindle (1)
  • Micheal Dragonuk (1)

Total of 54 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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