For population 25 years and over in Steward:
For population 15 years and over in Steward village:
2 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $3,563 (2.9%)
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
Unemployment in July 2013:
Population change in the 1990s: -7 (-2.5%).
Work and jobs in Steward: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Steward, Illinois
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
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).
Birthplace of: Leroy Herrmann - Baseball player.
Hospitals/medical centers near Steward:
Airports located in Steward:
See details about airports located in Steward, IL
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Steward:
See full list of schools located in Steward
Public elementary/middle school in Steward:
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:
Percentage of family households:
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
No gay or lesbian households reported
Steward compared to Illinois state average:
Banks with branches in Steward (2011 data):
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
1996 2000 2004 2008 2012
1996 Presidential Elections Results
2000 Presidential Elections Results
2004 Presidential Elections Results
2008 Presidential Elections Results
2012 Presidential Elections Results
Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results
Religion statistics for Steward village (based on Lee County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 64.12%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 6
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 16
Number of full-service restaurants: 30
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Steward government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):
Steward government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):
Steward government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):
Steward government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):
6.04% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($37,498 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:
6.31% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($31,521 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:
Strongest AM radio stations in Steward:
Strongest FM radio stations in Steward:
TV broadcast stations around Steward:
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:2
FAA Registered Aircraft:10 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Steward)
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
Steward on our top lists:
Total of 54 patent applications in 2008-2014.