Strawn, Illinois

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Population in 2013: 98 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -5.8%
 
Males: 45  (46.1%)
Females: 53  (53.9%)
Median resident age:  35.0 years
Illinois median age:  39.6 years

Zip code: 61775

Estimated median household income in 2012: $46,672 (it was $35,625 in 2000)
Strawn:

$46,672
IL:

$55,137
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $18,584 (it was $14,424 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $51,412 (it was $37,500 in 2000)
Strawn:

$51,412
IL:

$170,600
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $78,318; Detached houses: $79,717; Mobile homes: $22,361

Median gross rent in 2012: $600.

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  • White alone - 98 (98.0%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (1.0%)
  • Two or more races - 1 (1.0%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Strawn: 85.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (27.1%), United States (26.5%), German (17.4%), English (9.0%), Dutch (6.5%), Danish (1.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 11/10/1880

Elevation: 767 feet

Land area: 0.14 square miles.

Population density: 690 people per square mile   (low).

Strawn, Illinois map

For population 25 years and over in Strawn:

  • High school or higher: 86.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 4.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 3.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Strawn village:

  • Never married: 32.6%
  • Now married: 50.3%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 6.7%
  • Divorced: 10.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,250 (1.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $288 (1.1%)

Strawn satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Bloomington, IL (33.1 miles , pop. 64,808).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Chicago, IL (90.3 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Sibley, IL (2.1 miles ), Forrest, IL (2.6 miles ), Fairbury, IL (3.0 miles ), Chatsworth, IL (3.0 miles ), Anchor, IL (3.1 miles) , Melvin, IL (3.1 miles ), Roberts, IL (3.4 miles ), Colfax, IL (3.6 miles ).

Latitude: 40.65 N, Longitude: 88.40 W

Area code: 815

Strawn household income distribution Strawn home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.9%
Illinois:

7.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -28 (-21.2%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (44%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (14%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Retail trade (27%)
  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (14%)
  • Wholesale trade (14%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (19%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (13%)
  • Life, physical, and social science technicians (9%)
  • Painters and paperhangers (9%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (9%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Child care workers (28%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (17%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (14%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (7%)

Average climate in Strawn, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Strawn-area historical tornado activity is near Illinois state average. It is 86% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1974, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 7.2 miles away from the Strawn village center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/7/1954, a category F3 tornado 15.8 miles away from the village center killed one person and injured 13 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Strawn-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Illinois state average. It is 83% 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 154.6 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 129.6 miles away from Strawn 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 187.3 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 153.4 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 143.4 miles away from Strawn center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 61.7 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 Livingston County (7) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 5, Floods: 3, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals and medical centers near Strawn:

  • GIBSON COMMUNITY HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 13 miles away; GIBSON CITY, IL)
  • ASTA CARE CENTER OF COLFAX (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; COLFAX, IL)
  • PIPER CITY REHAB AND LIVING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; PIPER CITY, IL)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Strawn:

  • Illinois State University (about 33 miles; Normal, IL; Full-time enrollment: 18,804)
  • Illinois Wesleyan University (about 34 miles; Bloomington, IL; FT enrollment: 2,323)
  • Heartland Community College (about 34 miles; Normal, IL; FT enrollment: 3,958)
  • Parkland College (about 37 miles; Champaign, IL; FT enrollment: 7,326)
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (about 39 miles; Champaign, IL; FT enrollment: 47,528)
  • Kankakee Community College (about 43 miles; Kankakee, IL; FT enrollment: 2,969)
  • Olivet Nazarene University (about 45 miles; Bourbonnais, IL; FT enrollment: 4,731)

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Notable location: Forrest - Strawn - Wing Fire Protection District (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Strawn: Strawn United Methodist Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Park in Strawn: Village Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Livingston 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: 5.5%
(5.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This village:  2.5 people
Illinois:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  62.5%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  2.5%
Whole state:  6.3%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Strawn compared to Illinois 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.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Strawn travel time to work - commute Strawn mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (80%)
  • Electricity (13%)
  • Other fuel (4%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Strawn village (based on Livingston County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 61.09%
Here: 61.1%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Methodist ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USA Inc. Apostolic Christian Church of America
Adherents29.0%20.7%18.2%6.5%5.8%
Congregations13.3%14.7%21.3%8.0%2.7%
NameLutheran ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)United Church of ChristChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Other
Adherents3.9%2.8%2.1%1.6%9.5%
Congregations2.7%2.7%4.0%4.0%26.7%
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: 7
Livingston County:

1.85 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

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

0.26 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 22
Livingston County:

5.81 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 32
Here:

8.46 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.2%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Livingston County:

27.3%
Illinois:

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

10.8%
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
Other Government Administration 0$0 7$306
Water Supply 0$0 2$175
Totals for Government 0$0 9$481

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

  • Current Operations - Financial Administration: $15,000 ($153.06)
    Water Utilities: $12,000 ($122.45)
    General Public Buildings: $6,000 ($61.22)
    Solid Waste Management: $4,000 ($40.82)
    Parks & Recreation: $3,000 ($30.61)
    Regular Highways: $1,000 ($10.20)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $4,000 ($40.82)

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

  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $8,000 ($81.63)
    General Revenue, NEC: $6,000 ($61.22)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $9,000 ($91.84)
  • State Intergovernmental - Water Utilities: $315,000 ($3214.29)
    General Support: $11,000 ($112.24)
    Highways: $3,000 ($30.61)
  • Tax - Property: $7,000 ($71.43)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $279,000 ($2846.94)

4.54% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($31,906 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.54%
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 McLean County, IL  0.79% ($27,684 average AGI)
from Grundy County, IL  0.42% ($34,419)
from La Salle County, IL  0.40% ($30,119)


5.14% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($36,845 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.14%
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 McLean County, IL  0.93% ($35,855 average AGI)
to Will County, IL  0.33% ($36,061)
to Grundy County, IL  0.31% ($36,957)

Strongest AM radio stations in Strawn:

  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WILL (580 AM; 5 kW; URBANA, IL; Owner: UNIV. OF ILLINOIS BOARD OF TRUSTEES)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WIBC (1070 AM; 50 kW; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WVIV (1200 AM; 20 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLXX-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • 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.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Strawn:

  • WYST (107.7 FM; FAIRBURY, IL; Owner: AAA ENTERTAINMENT LICENSING LLC)
  • WGCY (106.3 FM; GIBSON CITY, IL; Owner: F & G BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTRX-FM (93.7 FM; PONTIAC, IL; Owner: LIVINGSTON COUNTY BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WWHP (98.3 FM; FARMER CITY, IL; Owner: WMS1, INC.)
  • WJEZ (98.9 FM; DWIGHT, IL; Owner: LIVINGSTON COUNTY BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WGKC (105.9 FM; MAHOMET, IL; Owner: AAA ENTERTAINMENT LICENSING LLC)
  • WGNN (102.5 FM; FISHER, IL; Owner: GOOD NEWS RADIO, INC)
  • WRPW (92.9 FM; COLFAX, IL; Owner: AAA ENTERTAINMENT LICENSING LLC)
  • WPXN (104.9 FM; PAXTON, IL; Owner: PAXTON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WQQB (96.1 FM; RANTOUL, IL; Owner: AAA ENTERTAINMENT LICENSING LLC)
  • WDQZ (99.5 FM; LEXINGTON, IL; Owner: AAA ENTERTAINMENT LICENSING, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Strawn:

  • W34CD (Channel 34; QUINCY, IL; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WCIA (Channel 3; CHAMPAIGN, IL; Owner: NEXSTAR BROADCASTING OF CHAMPAIGN, L.L.C.)
  • W52BR (Channel 52; CHAMPAIGN-URBANA, IL; Owner: MARCIA COHEN)
  • WICD (Channel 15; CHAMPAIGN, IL; Owner: WICD LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WYZZ-TV (Channel 43; BLOOMINGTON, IL; Owner: WYZZ LICENSEE, INC.)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • 11 Mi N Of Rt 9 1.5 Mi W Of Rt 47 (Lat: 40.661417 Lon: -88.421444), Call Sign: KNDW259, Licensee ID: L00012184
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.085 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/22/2002, Expiration Date: 10/23/2012, Cancellation Date: 12/29/2012
    Registrant: Fayette, Township Of, Rr, Strawn, IL 61775
  • Rd 22 3 Mi E (Lat: 40.648361 Lon: -88.340333), Call Sign: KTO274, Licensee ID: L00010909
    Assigned Frequencies: 49.2400 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/31/2013, Expiration Date: 03/21/2023
    Registrant: Explorer Pipeline Co, Tulsa, OK 74101, Phone: (918) 493-5100

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