Sycamore, Illinois

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Population in 2013: 17,534 (99% urban, 1% rural). Population change since 2000: +45.9%
Males: 8,617  (49.1%)
Females: 8,917  (50.9%)
Median resident age:  34.3 years
Illinois median age:  37.2 years

Zip codes: 60178.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $62,386 (it was $51,921 in 2000)
Sycamore:

$62,386
IL:

$56,210

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $29,200 (it was $23,112 in 2000)

Sycamore city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $162,436 (it was $128,300 in 2000)
Sycamore:

$162,436
IL:

$169,600

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $177,766; Detached houses: $206,592; Townhouses or other attached units: $128,454; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $141,345; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $112,069; Mobile homes: $20,574

Median gross rent in 2013: $901.

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  • Races in Sycamore, IL (2013)

    Sycamore races chart
    • 14,93284.8%White alone
    • 1,5348.7%Hispanic
    • 4812.7%Black alone
    • 2871.6%Asian alone
    • 2041.2%Two or more races
    • 670.4%American Indian alone
    • 220.1%Other race alone

Races in Sycamore detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Sycamore: 101.9 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (25.7%), Irish (16.3%), English (6.8%), Polish (5.1%), Swedish (5.1%), Norwegian (3.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 11/18/1872

Elevation: 877 feet

Land area: 5.48 square miles.

Population density: 3,197 people per square mile   (average).

Sycamore,IL real estate house value index trend

Sycamore, Illinois map

For population 25 years and over in Sycamore:

  • High school or higher: 95.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 38.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 14.6%
  • Unemployed: 2.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Sycamore city:

  • Never married: 31.7%
  • Now married: 50.5%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 4.2%
  • Divorced: 12.0%

1,095 residents are foreign born (3.6% Latin America, 1.0% Europe, 0.8% Asia).

This city:

6.2%
Illinois:

14.0%



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists there were 14 registered sex offenders living in Sycamore, Illinois as of September 01, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Sycamore to the number of sex offenders is 1,249 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $4,777 (2.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $3,749 (2.5%)

Sycamore satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Elgin, IL (21.2 miles , pop. 94,487).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Chicago, IL (53.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Cortland, IL (2.0 miles ), DeKalb, IL (2.2 miles ), Maple Park, IL (2.7 miles ), Genoa, IL (2.8 miles ), Kingston, IL (3.0 miles ), Burlington, IL (3.0 miles ), Virgil, IL (3.0 miles ), Malta, IL (3.1 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 50 buildings, average cost: $124,900
  • 1998: 90 buildings, average cost: $112,000
  • 1999: 100 buildings, average cost: $109,100
  • 2000: 106 buildings, average cost: $138,600
  • 2001: 99 buildings, average cost: $144,300
  • 2002: 178 buildings, average cost: $150,100
  • 2003: 235 buildings, average cost: $153,100
  • 2004: 247 buildings, average cost: $161,500
  • 2005: 406 buildings, average cost: $187,500
  • 2006: 261 buildings, average cost: $188,600
  • 2007: 124 buildings, average cost: $164,500
  • 2008: 68 buildings, average cost: $152,100
  • 2009: 16 buildings, average cost: $238,200
  • 2010: 19 buildings, average cost: $195,800
  • 2011: 9 buildings, average cost: $216,400
  • 2012: 29 buildings, average cost: $120,900

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 41.98 N, Longitude: 88.69 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -270 (-1.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,488 (27.0%)

Area code: 815

Sycamore household income distribution Sycamore home values distribution

Crime rates in Sycamore by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2011 2012 2013
Murders 000000100010
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.06.10.00.00.05.70.0
Rapes 333624311001
per 100,000 25.025.023.545.414.326.918.45.85.70.00.05.7
Robberies 1441110021402
per 100,000 8.333.331.47.67.16.70.00.011.379.70.011.4
Assaults 12991681513292128
per 100,000 99.874.970.6120.957.1100.979.911.650.911.468.845.8
Burglaries 406060624061623326512314
per 100,000 332.8499.2470.7468.6285.5410.3381.1192.0147.1290.2131.880.1
Thefts 204252252330307381300257264317222251
per 100,000 1,697.22,096.51,976.92,494.32,191.32,562.91,843.91,495.21,493.31,804.01,271.91,436.8
Auto thefts 86612119993785
per 100,000 66.649.947.190.778.560.555.352.417.039.845.828.6
Arson 133162322200
per 100,000 8.325.023.57.642.813.518.411.611.311.40.00.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 297.1) 145.4175.5165.5212.0145.4188.2154.788.393.6127.593.186.4

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Crime rate in Sycamore detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 33 (30 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.72
Illinois average:

2.23
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.4%
Illinois:

7.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +1,962 (+19.5%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (19%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Wholesale trade (8%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Educational services (22%)
  • Health care and social assistance (16%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (18%)
  • Production occupations (10%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (23%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (14%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)

Work and jobs in Sycamore: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Sycamore, Illinois

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Tornado activity:

Sycamore-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Illinois state average. It is 46% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/28/1990, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 27.5 miles away from the Sycamore city 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 20.0 miles away from the city center killed 24 people and injured 450 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Sycamore-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Illinois state average. It is 85% 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 248.0 miles away from the city center
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 37.8 miles away from Sycamore 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 222.9 miles away from the 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 280.7 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) earthquake occurred 246.7 miles away from Sycamore center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 236.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)
Sycamore topographic map

Birthplace of: Mark Johnston (American football) - Football player, Brian Lund - Painter and teacher.

Hospitals and medical centers in Sycamore:

  • BETHESDA LUTHERAN-SYCAMORE (1761 WOODGATE DRIVE)
  • THC CHICAGO INC DBA KINDRED HOSP (225 EDWARD STREET)
  • DAVITA - SYCAMORE (2200 GATEWAY DR)
  • HOME BOUND HEALTHCARE, INC (1740 MEDITERRANEAN DRIVE)

Airports and heliports located in Sycamore:

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College/University in Sycamore:

  • Hair Professionals Career College (Full-time enrollment: 75; Location: 2245 Gateway Drive; Private, for-profit; Website: www.hairpros.edu)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sycamore:

  • Northern Illinois University (about 6 miles; Dekalb, IL; Full-time enrollment: 18,126)
  • Kishwaukee College (about 11 miles; Malta, IL; FT enrollment: 3,356)
  • Waubonsee Community College (about 18 miles; Sugar Grove, IL; FT enrollment: 7,698)
  • Elgin Community College (about 20 miles; Elgin, IL; FT enrollment: 8,173)
  • Aurora University (about 24 miles; Aurora, IL; FT enrollment: 4,596)
  • McHenry County College (about 26 miles; Crystal Lake, IL; FT enrollment: 4,886)
  • Rock Valley College (about 28 miles; Rockford, IL; FT enrollment: 6,269)

Public high school in Sycamore:

Private high school in Sycamore:

  • CORNERSTONE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 405; Location: 355 N CROSS ST; Grades: PK - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Sycamore:

Private elementary/middle school in Sycamore:

  • ST MARY'S CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 259; Location: 222 WATERMAN ST; Grades: PK - 8)
See full list of schools located in Sycamore

Library in Sycamore:

  • SYCAMORE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $888,352; Location: 103 EAST STATE STREET; 59,051 books; 839 e-books; 3,063 audio materials; 2,902 video materials; 7 local licensed databases; 17 state licensed databases; 1 other licensed databases; 121 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • St. Mary's School in Sycamore IL offers Pre-K thru 8th Grade

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Notable locations in Sycamore: Sycamore Golf Course (A), Sycamore Public Library (B), Sycamore Municipal Building (C), Sycamore Community Center (D), DeKalb County Public Safety Building (E), DeKalb County Courthouse (F), DeKalb County Administration Building (G), Sycamore Fire Department (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Sycamore include: Bethany Baptist Church (A), Salem Lutheran Church (B), Bethel Assembly of God Church (C), Evangelical Lutheran Church of Saint John (D), Federated Church (E), Grace Community Fellowship Church (F), North Avenue Baptist Church (G), Saint Marys Catholic Church (H), Saint Peters Episcopal Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Elmwood Cemetery (1), Mount Carmel Sycamore Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Sycamore include: Sycamore Historic District (1), Sycamore Swimming Pool (2), Community Park (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotels: Country Inn-Stes Sycamore (1450 South Peace Road), Carls Fargo Restaurant & Banquets (355 West State Street), Amerihost Inn - Sycamore (1475 Peace Rd), Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites (1935 Dekalb Avenue).

Courts: States Attorney of Dekalb County (133 West State Street), Dekalb County - Treasurer- OFC (110 East Sycamore Street), Dekalb County Government - Probation- Adult Court Services (133 West State Street), Dekalb County Government - Judiciary- Court Reporters (133 West State).

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 85.3. This is about average.

City:

85.3
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 26.3. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 5.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.3
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 9.88. This is about average. Closest monitor was 21.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.88
U.S.:

9.14

Drinking water stations with addresses in Sycamore and their reported violations in the past:

SYCAMORE BASEBALL COMPLEX (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
RUSSELLS FOREST PRESERVE (29082) (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
SANNAUK FOREST PRESERVE (Population served: 42, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
RUSSELLS FOREST PRESERVE (5751) (Population served: 35, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
NEHRING FOREST PRESERVE (1990) (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
KNUTE OLSON FOREST PRESERVE (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
MACQUEEN FOREST PRESERVE-LODGE (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
MCQUEEN FOREST PRESERVE-HAND P (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 9.0%
(8.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 11.2% for Black residents, 18.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 20.6% for other race residents, 9.3% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.5 people
Illinois:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  65.4%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  8.0%
Whole state:  6.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households
122 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities in 2010
24 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
70 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) in 2000
30 people in homes for the mentally retarded in 2000

Sycamore, Illinois environmental map by EPA

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Sycamore compared to Illinois state average:

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

Banks with branches in Sycamore (2011 data):

  • The National Bank & Trust Company of Sycamore: Coltonville Branch, Messenger Service Branch, The National Bank & Trust Company Of. Info updated 2006/05/11: Bank assets: $589.8 mil, Deposits: $516.0 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 10 total offices, Holding Company: Ni Bancshares Corporation
  • First National Bank of Omaha: Sycamore Branch at 511 West State Street, branch established on 1991/06/24; Sycamore Mobile Branch at 511 West State Street, branch established on 2006/08/15. Info updated 2010/10/13: Bank assets: $13,433.1 mil, Deposits: $10,746.6 mil, headquarters in Omaha, NE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 102 total offices, Holding Company: Lauritzen Corporation
  • American Midwest Bank: at 1985 Dekkalb Avenue, branch established on 1973/10/15; Sycamore Branch at 124 South Main Street, branch established on 1999/10/18. Info updated 2011/12/12: Bank assets: $526.8 mil, Deposits: $460.2 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 8 total offices, Holding Company: National Bancorp, Inc.
  • Old Second National Bank: Sycamore Branch at 1810 Dekalb Avenue, branch established on 2003/05/28. Info updated 2008/03/03: Bank assets: $1,939.3 mil, Deposits: $1,741.1 mil, headquarters in Aurora, IL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 27 total offices, Holding Company: Old Second Bancorp, Inc.
  • Resource Bank, National Association: Sycamore Branch at 403 East State Street, branch established on 2001/07/16. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $344.9 mil, Deposits: $293.7 mil, headquarters in Dekalb, IL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 7 total offices, Holding Company: Resource Bancshares, Inc.
  • TCF National Bank: Sycamore Jewel #2366 Branch at 220 Peace Rd, branch established on 2008/04/23. Info updated 2009/11/23: Bank assets: $19,007.0 mil, Deposits: $12,377.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 441 total offices, Holding Company: Tcf Financial Corporation

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Sycamore, Illinois:

  • Stratford Inn, 355 W State St, Sycamore, IL 60178 , Phone: (815) 895-6789, Fax: (815) 895-6563
  • Comfort Inn, 1475 S Peace Rd, Sycamore, IL 60178 , Phone: (815) 895-4979, Fax: (815) 895-5069
  • Holiday Inn Express, 1935 Dekalb Ave, Sycamore, IL 60178 , Phone: (815) 748-7400, Fax: (815) 748-7400
  • America's Best Value Inn, 1860 Dekalb Ave, Sycamore, IL 60178 , Phone: (815) 899-6500, Fax: (815) 895-2321
  • Country Inn & Suites, 1450 S Peace Rd, Sycamore, IL 60178 , Phone: (815) 895-8686, Fax: (815) 895-8685
All 5 fire-safe hotels and motels in Sycamore, Illinois

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.3
Illinois average:

12.4

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (85%)
  • Electricity (13%)
  • No fuel used (1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

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Religion statistics for Sycamore city (based on DeKalb County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic19,4476
Mainline Protestant14,71937
Evangelical Protestant9,84349
Other4,26712
Orthodox4001
Black Protestant1821
None56,302-
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: 13
DeKalb County:

1.24 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

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

0.10 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.08 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 6
DeKalb County:

0.57 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 32
DeKalb County:

3.04 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 67
Here:

6.37 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.0%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
DeKalb County:

26.1%
Illinois:

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

16.3%
State:

14.5%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 3$14,041$56,1640$0
Other Government Administration 4$25,361$76,0839$4,867
Police Protection - Officers 29$185,910$76,9280$0
Police - Other 3$11,626$46,50414$8,091
Firefighters 29$223,326$92,4116$442
Fire - Other 1$3,952$47,4240$0
Streets and Highways 14$80,324$68,8490$0
Sewerage 5$25,696$61,6700$0
Water Supply 7$37,009$63,4440$0
Local Libraries 9$32,358$43,14414$11,348
Other and Unallocable 4$22,047$66,1411$1,375
Totals for Government 108$661,650$73,51744$26,123

Sycamore government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $398,000 ($22.70)
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $17,729,000 ($1011.12)
    Financial Administration: $3,489,000 ($198.98)
    Police Protection: $2,217,000 ($126.44)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,909,000 ($108.87)
    Regular Highways: $1,257,000 ($71.69)
    Water Utilities: $912,000 ($52.01)
    Libraries: $854,000 ($48.71)
    Sewerage: $813,000 ($46.37)
    General Public Buildings: $395,000 ($22.53)
    Housing and Community Development: $238,000 ($13.57)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $326,000 ($18.59)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General - Other: $494,000 ($28.17)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $974,000 ($55.55)
    Financial Administration: $184,000 ($10.49)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $5,379,000 ($306.78)

Sycamore government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $3,500,000 ($199.61)
    Solid Waste Management: $915,000 ($52.18)
    All Other: $850,000 ($48.48)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $136,000 ($7.76)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $664,000 ($37.87)
    General Revenue, NEC: $624,000 ($35.59)
    Fines and Forfeits: $135,000 ($7.70)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $2,711,000 ($154.61)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $14,326,000 ($817.04)
    Highways: $385,000 ($21.96)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $9,273,000 ($528.86)
    Property: $2,968,000 ($169.27)
    Other License: $884,000 ($50.42)
    Public Utilities Sales: $561,000 ($31.99)

Sycamore government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,265,000 ($471.37)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,800,000 ($444.85)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,430,000 ($195.62)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,965,000 ($169.10)

Sycamore government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $24,968,000 ($1423.98)

Strongest AM radio stations in Sycamore:

  • 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.)
  • WSQR (1560 AM; 0 kW; SYCAMORE, IL; Owner: DEKALB COUNTY BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WLBK (1360 AM; 1 kW; DEKALB, IL; Owner: WPW BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WNVR (1030 AM; 5 kW; VERNON HILLS, IL; Owner: POLNET COMMUNICATIONS, LTD.)
  • WAUR (930 AM; 4 kW; SANDWICH, IL; Owner: CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING SYSTEM, LTD.)
  • WROK (1440 AM; 5 kW; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Sycamore:

  • WDEK (92.5 FM; DEKALB, IL; Owner: SPANISH BROADCASTING SYSTEM OF ILLINOIS, INC.)
  • WYCH (106.3 FM; GENOA, IL; Owner: DONTRON, INC.)
  • WDKB (94.9 FM; DEKALB, IL; Owner: DEKALB COUNTY RADIO, LIMITED)
  • WNIU (89.5 FM; DEKALB, IL; Owner: NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)
  • WNIJ (90.5 FM; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)
  • WCKG (105.9 FM; ELMWOOD PARK, IL; Owner: INFINITY HOLDINGS CORPORATION OF ORLANDO)
  • WLIT-FM (93.9 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WJMK (104.3 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORP. OF ILLINOIS)
  • WZSR (105.5 FM; WOODSTOCK, IL; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WNUA (95.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WTMX (101.9 FM; SKOKIE, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WBBM-FM (96.3 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGCI-FM (107.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WKSC-FM (103.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WFMT (98.7 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WINDOW TO THE WORLD COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WZZN (94.7 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC CHICAGO FM RADIO,INC.)
  • WSPY-FM (107.1 FM; PLANO, IL; Owner: NELSON ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • WZCH (103.9 FM; DUNDEE, IL; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WERV-FM (95.9 FM; AURORA, IL; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WGSL (91.1 FM; LOVES PARK, IL; Owner: CHRISTIAN LIFE CENTER SCHOOL)

TV broadcast stations around Sycamore:

  • W34CK (Channel 34; ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL; Owner: FIRST UNITED, INC.)
  • WLS-TV (Channel 7; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WMAQ-TV (Channel 5; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: NBC SUBSIDIARY (WMAQ-TV), INC.)
  • WTTW (Channel 11; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WINDOW TO THE WORLD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN-TV (Channel 9; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WGBO-TV (Channel 66; JOLIET, IL; Owner: WGBO LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, G.P.)
  • WPWR-TV (Channel 50; GARY, IN; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WXFT (Channel 60; AURORA, IL; Owner: TELEFUTURA CHICAGO LLC)
  • WCIU-TV (Channel 26; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WCIU-TV LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCPX (Channel 38; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: PAXSON CHICAGO LICENSE, INC.)
  • W64CQ (Channel 64; ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WFLD (Channel 32; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WSPY-LP (Channel 30; PLANO, IL; Owner: WSPY-TV, INC.)
  • W68DO (Channel 68; PALATINE, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WFBT-CA (Channel 23; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: CHANNEL 23 LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSNS-TV (Channel 44; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: TELEMUNDO OF CHICAGO, INC.)
  • WWTO-TV (Channel 35; LASALLE, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W57DN (Channel 57; ELGIN, 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)
  • W24AJ (Channel 24; AURORA, IL; Owner: NELSON TV, INC.)
  • WQRF-TV (Channel 39; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: QUORUM OF ROCKFORD LICENSE, LLC)
  • WQFL-CA (Channel 8; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: FAMILY VALUES ORGANIZATION, INC.)
  • W54BE (Channel 54; SUGAR GROVE, IL; Owner: WAUBONSEE COMMUNITY COLLEGE)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Sycamore fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2013 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 4Number of bridges
  • 7m23ftTotal length
  • $243,000Total costs
  • 41,600Total average daily traffic
  • 2,024Total average daily truck traffic
  • 50,129Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 3 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED26$165,10736$158,261307$150,6214$33,9852$232,17019$133,830
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED3$189,6906$145,28232$165,8150$00$02$159,585
APPLICATIONS DENIED5$185,0987$124,69749$194,8892$106,4201$156,5005$112,274
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN5$147,9620$048$187,3462$91,2350$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$122,5002$168,9358$225,2880$00$02$87,490
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0005.00 , 0006.00, 0007.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 3 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED11$183,8417$175,926
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$110,1801$82,630
APPLICATIONS DENIED3$195,5730$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$144,4151$78,250
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$02$172,740
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0005.00 , 0006.00, 0007.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 39
  • Hazardous Condition: 181
  • Service Call: 6
  • Good Intent Call: 3

Incident types - Sycamore

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Sycamore, IL
Most common first names in Sycamore, IL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John9476.1 years
Mary7680.4 years
William7573.7 years
Robert6571.9 years
Helen6380.8 years
George5377.9 years
Charles5275.8 years
James5270.2 years
Ruth4577.6 years
Dorothy4477.9 years
Most common last names in Sycamore, IL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson7378.7 years
Anderson3179.8 years
Larson3081.8 years
Carlson2581.4 years
Miller2276.2 years
Smith2270.5 years
Nelson2181.0 years
Jones2078.5 years
Peterson2083.6 years
Swanson1880.6 years
Businesses in Sycamore, IL
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1MasterBrand Cabinets5
Burger King1Mazda1
Comfort Inn1McDonald's1
Curves1Menards1
DHL1Motel 61
Dunkin Donuts1Pizza Hut1
FedEx3Sprint Nextel1
Ford1T-Mobile1
H&R Block1Taco Bell1
Holiday Inn1The Room Place1
Honda1U-Haul1
Hyundai1UPS1
Jewel-Osco1Walgreens1
Jimmy John's1Wendy's1
KFC1YMCA1
Long John Silver's1

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