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DeKalb County

Population in 2012: 17,481 (99% urban, 1% rural). Population change since 2000: +45.4%
Males: 8,524  (48.8%)
Females: 8,957  (51.2%)

Median resident age:  34.8 years
Illinois median age:  42.2 years

Zip codes: 60178.

Estimated median household income in 2011: $57,962 (it was $51,921 in 2000)
Sycamore:

$57,962
Illinois:

$53,234
Estimated per capita income in 2011: $28,011

Sycamore city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2011: $164,640 (it was $128,300 in 2000)
Sycamore:

$164,640
Illinois:

$178,500
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $204,320; Detached houses: $225,213; Townhouses or other attached units: $170,401; In 2-unit structures: $183,840; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $147,080; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $148,027; Mobile homes: $44,470; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $140,008

Median gross rent in 2011: $886.

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  • White alone - 14,853 (86.5%)
  • Hispanic - 1,460 (8.5%)
  • Black alone - 592 (3.4%)
  • Asian alone - 151 (0.9%)
  • Two or more races - 105 (0.6%)
  • American Indian alone - 18 (0.1%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Sycamore: 101.8 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (26.9%), Irish (15.6%), English (6.6%), Polish (5.6%), Swedish (5.5%), Italian (5.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 11/18/1872

Elevation: 877 feet

Land area: 5.48 square miles.

Population density: 3187 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Sycamore:

  • High school or higher: 94.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 35.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 12.9%
  • Unemployed: 6.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Sycamore city:

  • Never married: 28.3%
  • Now married: 53.8%
  • Separated: 2.2%
  • Widowed: 4.2%
  • Divorced: 11.5%

839 residents are foreign born (2.5% Latin America, 1.0% Europe, 0.8% Asia).

This city:  4.9%
Illinois:  13.5%



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists there were 13 registered sex offenders living in Sycamore, Illinois as of April 24, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Sycamore to the number of sex offenders is 1,370 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 2011: $4,658 (2.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2011: $3,420 (2.2%)

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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

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Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 41.98 N, Longitude: 88.69 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -838 (-4.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,300 (25.4%)

Area code: 815

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Crime rates in Sycamore by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2011 2012
Murders 000000010001
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.06.10.00.00.05.7
Rapes 433362431100
per 100,000 33.325.025.023.545.414.326.918.45.85.70.00.0
Robberies 4144111002140
per 100,000 33.38.333.331.47.67.16.70.00.011.379.70.0
Assaults 51299168151329212
per 100,000 41.699.874.970.6120.957.1100.979.911.650.911.468.8
Burglaries 394060606240616233265123
per 100,000 324.5332.8499.2470.7468.6285.5410.3381.1192.0147.1290.2131.8
Thefts 288204252252330307381300257264317222
per 100,000 2396.01697.22096.51976.92494.32191.32562.91843.91495.21493.31804.01271.9
Auto thefts 68661211999378
per 100,000 49.966.649.947.190.778.560.555.352.417.039.845.8
Arson 413316232220
per 100,000 33.38.325.023.57.642.813.518.411.611.311.40.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 304.0) 175.3145.4175.5165.5212.0145.4188.2154.888.393.6127.593.1

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Crime rate in Sycamore detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 32 (30 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.71
Illinois average:

2.78

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Sycamore, Illinois accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

8.7%
Illinois:

9.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +1,962 (+19.5%).

Most common industries in 2007-2011 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (22%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Educational services (20%)
  • Health care and social assistance (15%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Sycamore-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Illinois state average. It is 117% 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 significantly below Illinois state average. It is 95% 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 37.8 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 42.2 miles away from Sycamore center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in DeKalb County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 4, Snowstorms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Mark Johnston (American football) - Football player, Brian Lund - Painter and teacher.


Hospitals/medical centers near Sycamore:

  • KISHWAUKEE COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (Acute Care Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, about 13 miles away; DEKALB, IL)
  • DELNOR COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (Acute Care Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Other, provides emergency services, about 15 miles away; GENEVA, IL)

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Airports and heliports located in Sycamore:


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Local government website: www.sycamore-il.com

College/University in Sycamore:

  • Hair Professionals Career College Inc (Full-time enrollment: 29; 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: 18,548)
  • Kishwaukee College (about 10 miles; Malta, IL; FT enrollment: 2,421)
  • Waubonsee Community College (about 18 miles; Sugar Grove, IL; FT enrollment: 3,890)
  • Elgin Community College (about 20 miles; Elgin, IL; FT enrollment: 4,230)
  • Aurora University (about 24 miles; Aurora, IL; FT enrollment: 2,502)
  • American InterContinental University-Online (about 26 miles; Hoffman Estates, IL; FT enrollment: 25,208)
  • McHenry County College (about 26 miles; Crystal Lake, IL; FT enrollment: 3,149)

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)
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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
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AQI  Ozone  PM2.5

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 32.7. This is about average.
City:

32.7
U.S.:

32.0
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 23.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 22.1 miles away from the city center.
City:

23.9
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.83. This is about average. Closest monitor was 21.8 miles away from the city center.
City:

9.83
U.S.:

9.59

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

EVERGREEN MHP (Population served: 300, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2002, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-19-2002), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-19-2002)
  • OCCT Study Recommendation - Between AUG-01-1996 and FEB-20-1997, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (FEB-20-1997)
  • OCCT Study Recommendation - Between JAN-26-1996 and FEB-20-1997, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (FEB-20-1997)
  • Public Education - Between JAN-01-1996 and JUN-23-1997, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-11-1997), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-11-1997), St Compliance achieved (JUN-23-1997)
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR INADEQUATE REPORTING - Between JUL-01-2005 and OCT-12-2005, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-08-2005), St Compliance achieved (OCT-12-2005)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 7.9%
(6.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 10.8% for Black residents, 19.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 31.9% for other race residents, 9.0% 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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Sycamore, IL

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 compared to Illinois state average:

Sycamore, Illinois environmental map by EPA

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  • Unemployed percentage 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.


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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 2011

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Sycamore travel time to work - commute


Sycamore mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (88%)
  • Electricity (11%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

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Religion statistics for Sycamore (based on DeKalb County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 48.58%
Here48.6%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Methodist ChurchUnited Church of ChristLutheran Church
Adherents39.5%13.3%11.5%7.1%6.8%
Congregations7.8%10.0%15.6%8.9%4.4%
NameAssemblies of GodAmerican Baptist Churches in the USANew Testament Association Independent Baptist Churches/Other Fundamental BaptistsPresbyterian Church (USA)Other
Adherents2.4%2.3%1.9%1.7%13.4%
Congregations3.3%3.3%3.3%4.4%38.9%
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: 13
Here:

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.
Illinois:

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
This county:

3.04 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.37 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

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

7.0%
State:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

26.1%
State:

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

16.3%
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
Financial Administration 3$12,584$50,3360$0
Other Government Administration 4$21,978$65,93411$12,715
Police Protection - Officers 27$151,464$67,3170$0
Police - Other 2$6,367$38,20220$10,618
Firefighters 25$154,285$74,05715$5,542
Fire - Other 2$10,813$64,8780$0
Streets and Highways 8$37,545$56,3180$0
Sewerage 6$31,304$62,6082$1,439
Water Supply 7$34,629$59,3640$0
Local Libraries 7$21,494$36,84714$10,109
Other and Unallocable 6$36,312$72,6241$1,253
Totals for Government 97$518,775$64,17863$41,676

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

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $398,000 ($22.77)
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $17,729,000 ($1014.19)
    Financial Administration: $3,489,000 ($199.59)
    Police Protection: $2,217,000 ($126.82)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,909,000 ($109.20)
    Regular Highways: $1,257,000 ($71.91)
    Water Utilities: $912,000 ($52.17)
    Libraries: $854,000 ($48.85)
    Sewerage: $813,000 ($46.51)
    General Public Buildings: $395,000 ($22.60)
    Housing and Community Development: $238,000 ($13.61)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $326,000 ($18.65)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General - Other: $494,000 ($28.26)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $974,000 ($55.72)
    Financial Administration: $184,000 ($10.53)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $5,379,000 ($307.71)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $3,500,000 ($200.22)
    Solid Waste Management: $915,000 ($52.34)
    All Other: $850,000 ($48.62)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $136,000 ($7.78)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $664,000 ($37.98)
    General Revenue, NEC: $624,000 ($35.70)
    Fines and Forfeits: $135,000 ($7.72)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $2,711,000 ($155.08)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $14,326,000 ($819.52)
    Highways: $385,000 ($22.02)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $9,273,000 ($530.46)
    Property: $2,968,000 ($169.78)
    Other License: $884,000 ($50.57)
    Public Utilities Sales: $561,000 ($32.09)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,265,000 ($472.80)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,800,000 ($446.20)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,430,000 ($196.21)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,965,000 ($169.61)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $24,968,000 ($1428.29)

10.87% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($37,321 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.87%
Illinois average:

5.66%

0.42% of residents moved from foreign countries ($209 average AGI)
DeKalb County:

0.42%
Illinois average:

0.19%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Kane County, IL  2.34% ($47,235 average AGI)
from Cook County, IL  1.62% ($30,182)
from DuPage County, IL  1.15% ($45,098)


9.32% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($36,440 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.32%
Illinois average:

5.99%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($109 average AGI)
DeKalb County:

0.06%
Illinois average:

0.07%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Cook County, IL  1.20% ($28,277 average AGI)
to Kane County, IL  1.08% ($42,221)
to DuPage County, IL  0.73% ($35,773)

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 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 4
Total length: 7 meters (23ft)
Total costs: $243,000
Total average daily traffic: 41,600
Total average daily truck traffic: 2,024
Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic: 50,129



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-Eleven1McDonald's1
Burger King1Menards1
Comfort Inn1Motel 61
Curves1Pizza Hut1
DHL1Sprint Nextel1
Dunkin Donuts1T-Mobile1
FedEx3Taco Bell1
H&R Block1The Room Place1
Holiday Inn1U-Haul1
Jewel-Osco1UPS1
Jimmy John's1Walgreens1
KFC1Wendy's1
Long John Silver's1YMCA1
MasterBrand Cabinets5
Browse common businesses in Sycamore, IL


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  • #100 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006 (pop. 50,000+)"
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