Wamac, Illinois

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Population in 2014: 1,152 (99% urban, 1% rural). Population change since 2000: -16.4%
 
Males: 632  (54.9%)
Females: 520  (45.1%)
Median resident age:  36.8 years
Illinois median age:  37.9 years

Zip codes: 62801.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $33,271 (it was $26,149 in 2000)
Wamac:

$33,271
IL:

$60,960

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $15,890 (it was $13,781 in 2000)

Wamac city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $29,874 (it was $24,200 in 2000)
Wamac:

$29,874
IL:

$186,500

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $36,526; Detached houses: $39,885; Mobile homes: $26,979

Median gross rent in 2016: $696.

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  • Races in Wamac, IL (2010)

    Wamac races chart
    • 1,05989.4%White alone
    • 584.9%Hispanic
    • 302.5%Black alone
    • 292.4%Two or more races
    • 80.7%American Indian alone
    • 10.08%Asian alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Wamac: 86.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (28.6%), American (14.8%), Irish (6.8%), English (2.3%), European (2.0%), Italian (1.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 09/30/1916

Elevation: 500 feet

Land area: 1.51 square miles.

Population density: 764 people per square mile   (low).

Wamac,IL real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Wamac:

  • High school or higher: 78.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 4.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.1%
  • Unemployed: 9.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Wamac city:

  • Never married: 35.0%
  • Now married: 36.1%
  • Separated: 3.1%
  • Widowed: 7.7%
  • Divorced: 18.1%

3 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.2%
Illinois:

13.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $590 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $359 (1.5%)

Wamac satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: St. Louis, MO (60.1 miles , pop. 348,189).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (243.6 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Centralia, IL (1.3 miles ), Central City, IL (1.8 miles ), Irvington, IL (2.1 miles ), Junction City, IL (2.4 miles ), Walnut Hill, IL (2.4 miles) , Hoffman, IL (2.6 miles ), Sandoval, IL (2.8 miles ), Hoyleton, IL (2.8 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 4 buildings, average cost: $90,300
  • 1998: 4 buildings, average cost: $90,300
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $167,300

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 38.50 N, Longitude: 89.14 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 618

Wamac household income distribution Wamac home values distribution

Crime rates in Wamac (2013):

  • 0 murders (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 rapes (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 1 robbery (85.8 per 100,000)
  • 9 assaults (772.5 per 100,000)
  • 43 burglaries (3,691.0 per 100,000)
  • 64 thefts (5,493.6 per 100,000)
  • 1 auto theft (85.8 per 100,000)
  • City-data.com crime rate = 665.2 (higher means more crime, US average = 244.9)

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 2 (2 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.72
Illinois average:

2.23
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.9%
Illinois:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -137 (-9.0%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (21%)
  • Accommodation and food services (15%)
  • Health care and social assistance (14%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Wholesale trade (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (30%)
  • Accommodation and food services (19%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (3%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (3%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Material moving occupations (15%)
  • Production occupations (15%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (5%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (21%)
  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Production occupations (12%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (10%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)

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

Average climate in Wamac, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Wamac-area historical tornado activity is near Illinois state average. It is 80% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/18/1957, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 27.7 miles away from the Wamac city center killed one person and injured 6 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 12/18/1957, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 15.7 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 45 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Wamac-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Illinois state average. It is 75% 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 68.2 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 71.5 miles away from Wamac 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 82.2 miles away from the city center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 94.7 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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 70.2 miles away from Wamac center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 57.2 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 Clinton County (5) is a lot smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Wamac topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Wamac:

  • CENTRALIA CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; CENTRALIA, IL)
  • FRAZIER MANOR (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; CENTRALIA, IL)
  • WARREN G MURRAY DEVELOPMENTAL CENTER (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; CENTRALIA, IL)
  • DAVITA - CENTRALIA DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 3 miles away; CENTRALIA, IL)
  • TIP HOSPICE (Hospital, about 3 miles away; CENTRALIA, IL)
  • BROOKSIDE MANOR (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; CENTRALIA, IL)
  • ST MARYS HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 3 miles away; CENTRALIA, IL)

Amtrak station near Wamac:

  • 2 miles: CENTRALIA (103 E. BROADWAY) . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, free short-term parking, free long-term parking.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Wamac:

  • Kaskaskia College (about 5 miles; Centralia, IL; Full-time enrollment: 3,867)
  • Rend Lake College (about 29 miles; Ina, IL; FT enrollment: 2,778)
  • McKendree University (about 38 miles; Lebanon, IL; FT enrollment: 2,564)
  • Southwestern Illinois College (about 43 miles; Belleville, IL; FT enrollment: 9,085)
  • Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville (about 51 miles; Edwardsville, IL; FT enrollment: 11,933)
  • John A Logan College (about 53 miles; Carterville, IL; FT enrollment: 3,995)
  • Southern Illinois University-Carbondale (about 55 miles; Carbondale, IL; FT enrollment: 14,539)

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Churches in Wamac include: Wamac Missionary Baptist Church (A), Faith United Methodist Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Wamac: Wamac City Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Clinton County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 29.7%
(33.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 5.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 16.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
Illinois:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  60.6%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  12.2%
Whole state:  6.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Wamac, Illinois environmental map by EPA

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Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.4
Illinois average:

12.1

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

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

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Religion statistics for Wamac city (based on Clinton County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic20,30014
Evangelical Protestant3,77321
Mainline Protestant2,36614
Other71
None11,316-
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: 12
Clinton County:

3.30 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Clinton County:

0.82 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

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

6.04 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 20
Here:

5.50 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.6%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Clinton County:

26.6%
Illinois:

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

15.6%
State:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

44.4%
Illinois:

48.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

38.3%
State:

45.7%

Average BMI:
Wamac:

28.9
State:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

25.2%
Illinois:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

11.0%
Illinois:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Wamac:

6.8
Illinois:

6.8

Overweight people:
Wamac:

32.6%
Illinois:

33.2%

General health condition:
This city:

51.5%
Illinois:

55.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

76.7%
State:

79.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Wamac, 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
Financial Administration 1$2,684$32,2080$0
Other Government Administration 1$3,000$36,0008$707
Police Protection - Officers 2$4,732$28,3926$3,360
Streets and Highways 0$0 2$1,935
Totals for Government 4$10,416$31,24816$6,002

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

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $132,000 ($114.58)
    Water Utilities: $96,000 ($83.33)
    Regular Highways: $79,000 ($68.58)
    Financial Administration: $69,000 ($59.90)
    General - Other: $34,000 ($29.51)
    Sewerage: $34,000 ($29.51)
    Solid Waste Management: $33,000 ($28.65)
    General Public Buildings: $7,000 ($6.08)
    Parks & Recreation: $4,000 ($3.47)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks & Recreation: $27,000 ($23.44)
    Police Protection: $19,000 ($16.49)
    Sewerage: $16,000 ($13.89)
    Water Utilities: $11,000 ($9.55)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $189,000 ($164.06)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $61,000 ($52.95)
    Solid Waste Management: $35,000 ($30.38)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $65,000 ($56.42)
    Interest Earnings: $19,000 ($16.49)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $116,000 ($100.69)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $162,000 ($140.63)
    Highways: $51,000 ($44.27)
    All Other: $31,000 ($26.91)
  • Tax - Property: $73,000 ($63.37)
    Public Utilities: $53,000 ($46.01)
    NEC: $4,000 ($3.47)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $1,128,000 ($979.17)

4.38% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($40,363 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.38%
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 St. Clair County, IL  1.14% ($44,940 average AGI)
from Madison County, IL  0.60% ($39,483)
from Marion County, IL  0.41% ($33,650)


4.52% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($37,803 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.52%
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 St. Clair County, IL  1.08% ($38,646 average AGI)
to Madison County, IL  0.52% ($36,461)
to Marion County, IL  0.36% ($32,415)

Strongest AM radio stations in Wamac:

  • WILY (1210 AM; daytime; 10 kW; CENTRALIA, IL; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • WMIX (940 AM; 5 kW; MOUNT VERNON, IL; Owner: WITHERS BROADCASTING CO OF ILLINOIS)
  • 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.)
  • WSDZ (1260 AM; 20 kW; BELLEVILLE, IL)
  • WDDD (810 AM; 10 kW; JOHNSTON CITY, IL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KRFT (1190 AM; 10 kW; DE SOTO, MO; Owner: ALL SPORTS RADIO, LLC)
  • KTRS (550 AM; 5 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: KTRS-AM LICENSE, L.L.C.)
  • KJSL (630 AM; 5 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: WMUZ RADIO, INC.)
  • WCBW (880 AM; 2 kW; HIGHLAND, IL; Owner: NEW LIFE EVANGELISTIC CENTER, INC.)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • WGGH (1150 AM; 5 kW; MARION, IL)
  • WIBC (1070 AM; 50 kW; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Wamac:

  • WIBV (102.1 FM; MOUNT VERNON, IL; Owner: BENJAMIN STRATEMEYER)
  • WRXX (95.3 FM; CENTRALIA, IL; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • WJBD-FM (100.1 FM; SALEM, IL; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WJAF-LP (103.7 FM; CENTRALIA, IL; Owner: DAY STAR CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING)
  • WDML (106.9 FM; WOODLAWN, IL; Owner: VOLUNTEER BROADCASTING OF ILLINOIS)
  • WDLJ (97.5 FM; BREESE, IL; Owner: KM RADIO OF BREESE, L.L.C.)
  • WBMV (89.7 FM; MOUNT VERNON, IL; Owner: ILLINOIS BIBLE INSTITUTE, INC)
  • WCXO (96.7 FM; CARLYLE, IL; Owner: CLINTON COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WNSV (104.7 FM; NASHVILLE, IL; Owner: DANA R. WITHERS)
  • WVSI (88.9 FM; MT. VERNON, IL; Owner: THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)
  • WGEL (101.7 FM; GREENVILLE, IL; Owner: BOND BROADCASTING INC.)
  • W217AK (91.3 FM; SALEM, IL; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • K201FL (88.1 FM; MOUNT VERNON, IL; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Wamac:

  • W29CI (Channel 29; SALEM, IL; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WPXS (Channel 13; MT. VERNON, IL; Owner: EBC ST. LOUIS, INC.)
  • WSIU-TV (Channel 8; CARBONDALE, IL; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 1m3ftTotal length
  • 1,800Total average daily traffic
  • 252Total average daily truck traffic
  • 5,080Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • CENTRALIA, E Of Icrr Tracks (Lat: 38.501583 Lon: -89.143472), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 92 m, Call Sign: KIO32
    Assigned Frequencies: 6034.15 MHz, 6093.45 MHz, 6775.00 MHz, 6825.00 MHzGrant Date: 10/12/2011, Expiration Date: 12/26/2021Registrant: Cn, 601 Pennsylvania Ave, N.W., North Building, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20004, Phone: (202) 347-7196, Fax: (202) 347-8237, Email:

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (80%)
  • Electricity (18%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)

Wamac compared to Illinois state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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