Symerton, Illinois

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Population in 2017: 89 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -16.0%
Males: 50  (56.4%)
Females: 39  (43.6%)
Median resident age:

27.7 years
Illinois median age:

38.0 years

Zip code: 60481

Estimated median household income in 2017: $62,322 (it was $60,357 in 2000)
Symerton:

$62,322
IL:

$62,992

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $17,821 (it was $17,863 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $171,022 (it was $95,000 in 2000)
Symerton:

$171,022
IL:

$195,300

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $197,029; detached houses: $191,960
March 2019 cost of living index in Symerton: 102.4 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 43.5%
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  • Races in Symerton, IL (2010)
    • 8698.9%White alone
    • 11.1%Hispanic
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Ancestries: German (59.0%), American (19.2%), Italian (6.4%), Swedish (5.1%), Irish (2.6%), Dutch (1.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 01/03/1905

Elevation: 635 feet

Land area: 0.05 square miles.

Population density: 1,733 people per square mile   (low).

Symerton, Illinois map

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,727 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,955 (1.9%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Joliet, IL (14.5 miles , pop. 106,221).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Chicago, IL (40.4 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Wilmington, IL (2.2 miles ),
Lakewood Shores, IL (2.4 miles ),
Elwood, IL (2.6 miles ),
Manhattan, IL (2.7 miles ),
Braidwood, IL (3.1 miles ),
Diamond, IL (3.3 miles ),
Channahon, IL (3.4 miles ),
Preston Heights, IL (3.4 miles )

Latitude: 41.33 N, Longitude: 88.05 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 815

Distribution of median household income in Symerton, IL in 2017
Distribution of house value in Symerton, IL in 2017

Symerton satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $120,000
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $100,000
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.9%
Illinois:

4.5%

Average climate in Symerton, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 75.6. This is about average.

City:

75.6
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2000 was 0.201. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 10.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.201
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2000 was 9.21. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 10.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.21
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.853. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 11.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.853
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 28.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.5
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.99. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.99
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Symerton-area historical tornado activity is near Illinois state average. It is 70% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/28/1990, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 13.5 miles away from the Symerton village center killed 29 people and injured 350 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/17/1963, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 10.5 miles away from the village center killed one person and injured 70 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Symerton-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Illinois state average. It is 84% 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 199.1 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 173.6 miles away from Symerton 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 44.8 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 231.6 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 197.6 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 189.3 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 Will County (16) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 9, Floods: 7, Tornadoes: 5, Snowstorms: 2, Winds: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Symerton topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Symerton:

  • ROYAL WILLOW NURSING CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; WILMINGTON, IL)
  • EMBASSY HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; WILMINGTON, IL)
  • ADVANTAGE HOME HEALTH CARE IN (Home Health Center, about 12 miles away; CHANNAHON, IL)
  • CHEROKEE RIDGE (Hospital, about 12 miles away; CHANNAHON, IL)
  • CHANNAHON (Hospital, about 12 miles away; CHANNAHON, IL)
  • SALEM VILLAGE NURSING AND REHAB (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; JOLIET, IL)
  • SUNNY HILL NURSING HOME OF WILL COUNTY (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; JOLIET, IL)

Amtrak stations near Symerton:

  • 14 miles: JOLIET (50 E. JEFFERSON ST.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, public transit connection.
  • 18 miles: KANKAKEE (199 S. EAST AVE.) . Services: partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public payphones, full-service food facilities, public transit connection.

Operable nuclear power plants near Symerton:

  • 10 miles: Braidwood 2 in Braidwood, IL.
  • 10 miles: Braidwood 1 in Braidwood, IL.
  • 20 miles: Dresden 2 in Morris, IL.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Symerton:

  • Joliet Junior College (about 14 miles; Joliet, IL; Full-time enrollment: 11,401)
  • University of St Francis (about 15 miles; Joliet, IL; FT enrollment: 2,454)
  • Olivet Nazarene University (about 16 miles; Bourbonnais, IL; FT enrollment: 4,731)
  • Kankakee Community College (about 20 miles; Kankakee, IL; FT enrollment: 2,969)
  • Lewis University (about 20 miles; Romeoville, IL; FT enrollment: 5,739)
  • Governors State University (about 20 miles; University Park, IL; FT enrollment: 4,043)
  • Prairie State College (about 26 miles; Chicago Heights, IL; FT enrollment: 4,050)

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Will County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Average household size:
This village:

2.6 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:

64.7%
Whole state:

65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:

5.9%
Whole state:

6.3%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Symerton:

Marital status in Symerton, IL
  • Never married: 36.8%
  • Now married: 44.9%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 4.6%
  • Divorced: 13.7%

For population 25 years and over in Symerton:

  • High school or higher: 98.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.3%
  • Unemployed: 8.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

5.6
Illinois average:

12.2

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Symerton, IL (based on Will County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic212,25239
Evangelical Protestant46,404188
Mainline Protestant31,31373
Other12,57420
Black Protestant7,42616
Orthodox1,5366
None366,055-
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: 85
Will County:

1.27 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 5
Will County:

0.07 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.08 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 32
Will County:

0.48 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 122
This county:

1.82 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 286
Will County:

4.26 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.7%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

26.3%
State:

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

13.4%
State:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

44.9%
Illinois:

48.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Symerton:

40.6%
Illinois:

45.7%

Average BMI:
Here:

29.3
Illinois:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

29.0%
Illinois:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

9.1%
Illinois:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.7
Illinois:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

35.4%
Illinois:

33.2%

General health condition:
This city:

53.3%
State:

55.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Symerton:

78.1%
Illinois:

79.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Symerton, IL Residents
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 0$0
Totals for Government 0$0 0$0

6.07% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($63,532 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.07%
Illinois average:

4.69%

0.02% of residents moved from foreign countries ($255 average AGI)
Will County:

0.02%
Illinois average:

0.03%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Cook County, IL  2.51% ($62,155 average AGI)
from DuPage County, IL  1.25% ($68,167)
from Kendall County, IL  0.21% ($65,539)


6.20% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($69,353 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.20%
Illinois average:

5.50%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($612 average AGI)
Will County:

0.03%
Illinois average:

0.06%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Cook County, IL  1.85% ($52,993 average AGI)
to DuPage County, IL  0.89% ($74,293)
to Kendall County, IL  0.32% ($71,947)

Strongest AM radio stations in Symerton:

  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • WVIV (1200 AM; 20 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLXX-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WAGG (610 AM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WIND (560 AM; 5 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • WAUR (930 AM; 4 kW; SANDWICH, IL; Owner: CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING SYSTEM, LTD.)
  • WNTD (950 AM; 5 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: RADIO UNICA OF CHICAGO LICENSE CORP.)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Symerton:

  • WYKT (105.5 FM; WILMINGTON, IL; Owner: STARADIO CORPORATION)
  • WCCQ (98.3 FM; CREST HILL, IL; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF JOLIET, INC.)
  • WRZA (99.9 FM; PARK FOREST, IL; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WRXQ (100.7 FM; COAL CITY, IL; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WJCH (91.9 FM; JOLIET, IL; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WONU (89.7 FM; KANKAKEE, IL; Owner: OLIVET NAZARENE 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)
  • WNUA (95.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WTMX (101.9 FM; SKOKIE, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WJTW (93.5 FM; JOLIET, IL; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WBBM-FM (96.3 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • 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)
  • WGCI-FM (107.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WZZN (94.7 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC CHICAGO FM RADIO,INC.)
  • WYXX (103.1 FM; MORRIS, IL; Owner: BIG CITY RADIO-CHI, L.L.C.)
  • WBEZ (91.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: THE WBEZ ALLIANCE, INC.)
  • WKQX (101.1 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)

TV broadcast stations around Symerton:

  • WYIN (Channel 56; GARY, IN; Owner: NORTHWEST INDIANA PUBLIC BROADCASTING, 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.)
  • WBBM-TV (Channel 2; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • 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.)
  • WFLD (Channel 32; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • W68DO (Channel 68; PALATINE, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WFBT-CA (Channel 23; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: CHANNEL 23 LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WJYS (Channel 62; HAMMOND, IN; Owner: JOVON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSNS-TV (Channel 44; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: TELEMUNDO OF CHICAGO, INC.)
  • W54AP (Channel 54; BLUE ISLAND, IL; Owner: CATHOLIC VIEWS BROADCASTS, INC.)
  • WWTO-TV (Channel 35; LASALLE, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WOCH-LP (Channel 28; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: KM LPTV OF CHICAGO-28, L.L.C.)
  • WYCC (Channel 20; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: COLLEGE DIST. #508, COUNTY OF COOK)
  • W34CK (Channel 34; ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL; Owner: FIRST UNITED, INC.)
  • WOCK-CA (Channel 13; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: KM LPTV OF CHICAGO-13, L.L.C.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 9Number of bridges
  • 128ft / 39.5mTotal length
  • 52,225Total average daily traffic
  • 7,062Total average daily truck traffic
  • 66,536Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • Lat: 41.328667 Lon: -88.053361, Type: Building, Structure height: 7.6 m, Call Sign: WQOC837,
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz, Grant Date: 08/16/2011, Expiration Date: 08/16/2021, Certifier: Gene Crusie, Registrant: Maplenet Wireless, 4651 Pine Creek Road, Elkhart, IN 46516, Phone: (574) 389-3100, Fax: (219) 942-3872, Email:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Symerton, IL
  • 88.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 5.9%Utility gas
  • 5.9%Wood


Symerton compared to Illinois state average:

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