Wataga, Illinois

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Population in 2013: 831 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -3.0%
 
Males: 417  (50.2%)
Females: 414  (49.8%)
Median resident age:  36.5 years
Illinois median age:  37.2 years

Zip codes: 61488.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $36,288 (it was $39,205 in 2000)
Wataga:

$36,288
IL:

$56,210

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $20,566 (it was $15,553 in 2000)

Wataga village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $68,752 (it was $60,800 in 2000)
Wataga:

$68,752
IL:

$169,600

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $69,349; Detached houses: $70,838

Median gross rent in 2013: $487.

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  • Races in Wataga, IL (2010)

    Wataga races chart
    • 80295.1%White alone
    • 202.4%Hispanic
    • 111.3%Two or more races
    • 70.8%Black alone
    • 10.1%American Indian alone
    • 10.1%Asian alone
    • 10.1%Other race alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Wataga: 85.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (21.9%), Irish (13.9%), United States (11.3%), Swedish (11.0%), English (8.4%), Scottish (3.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 05/18/1874

Elevation: 830 feet

Land area: 0.87 square miles.

Population density: 960 people per square mile   (low).

Wataga,IL real estate house value index trend

Wataga, Illinois map

For population 25 years and over in Wataga:

  • High school or higher: 91.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.3%
  • Unemployed: 7.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Wataga village:

  • Never married: 31.1%
  • Now married: 51.0%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 4.7%
  • Divorced: 11.7%

5 residents are foreign born

This village:

0.6%
Illinois:

14.0%



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Wataga, Illinois as of September 01, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Wataga to the number of sex offenders is 417 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,599 (2.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,189 (1.9%)

Wataga satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Davenport, IA (39.3 miles , pop. 98,359).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Chicago, IL (146.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Henderson, IL (2.0 miles ), Oneida, IL (2.1 miles ), East Galesburg, IL (2.4 miles ), Galesburg, IL (2.6 miles ), Oak Run, IL (2.9 miles ), Knoxville, IL (2.9 miles ), Altona, IL (2.9 miles ), Rio, IL (2.9 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1998: 3 buildings, average cost: $66,700
  • 2000: 1 building, cost: $85,000
  • 2001: 1 building, cost: $75,000
  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $75,000
  • 2003: 1 building, cost: $75,000
  • 2004: 1 building, cost: $75,000
  • 2005: 1 building, cost: $75,000
  • 2007: 2 buildings, average cost: $196,600
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $20,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 41.03 N, Longitude: 90.28 W

Area code: 309

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

7.0%
Illinois:

7.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -22 (-2.5%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation and warehousing (20%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (32%)
  • Retail trade (28%)
  • Other services, except public administration (9%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (3%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation occupations (17%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (12%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (11%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)
  • Sales and related occupations (24%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (12%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (10%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (5%)

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

Average climate in Wataga, Illinois

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Tornado activity:

Wataga-area historical tornado activity is near Illinois state average. It is 73% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/29/1976, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 31.7 miles away from the Wataga village center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 6/14/1974, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 22.1 miles away from the village center injured 2 people.

Earthquake activity:

Wataga-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Illinois state average. It is 83% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 218.8 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 198.4 miles away from Wataga 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 77.6 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 248.9 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 218.6 miles away from Wataga center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 204.4 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 Knox County (7) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 4, Floods: 3, Snows: 2, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Wataga topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Wataga:

  • ST MARY MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 6 miles away; GALESBURG, IL)
  • SEMINARY MANOR (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; GALESBURG, IL)
  • MARIGOLD REHAB AND HCC (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; GALESBURG, IL)
  • STEVENS HOUSE (Hospital, about 6 miles away; GALESBURG, IL)
  • HAWTHORNE TERRACE (Hospital, about 6 miles away; GALESBURG, IL)
  • WALSH TERRACE (Hospital, about 6 miles away; GALESBURG, IL)
  • GALESBURG MENTAL HEALTH CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; GALESBURG, IL)

Amtrak station near Wataga:

  • 8 miles: GALESBURG (EX-BN) (GALESBURG, 225 S. SEMINARY ST.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Wataga:

  • Black Hawk College (about 33 miles; Moline, IL; Full-time enrollment: 5,086)
  • Augustana College (about 36 miles; Rock Island, IL; FT enrollment: 2,555)
  • Eastern Iowa Community College District (about 38 miles; Davenport, IA; FT enrollment: 5,507)
  • Saint Ambrose University (about 39 miles; Davenport, IA; FT enrollment: 3,053)
  • Kaplan University-Davenport Campus (about 40 miles; Davenport, IA; FT enrollment: 60,376)
  • Bradley University (about 42 miles; Peoria, IL; FT enrollment: 5,152)
  • Western Illinois University (about 45 miles; Macomb, IL; FT enrollment: 10,755)

Public elementary/middle school in Wataga:

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Notable location: Wataga Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Knox County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 20.9%
(19.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 83.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 48.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This village:  2.4 people
Illinois:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  70.1%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  10.7%
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: 0.3% of all households

Wataga 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 above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.3
Illinois average:

12.4

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (75%)
  • Electricity (20%)
  • Wood (2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Wataga village (based on Knox County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant8,95235
Evangelical Protestant5,20844
Catholic3,3476
Other7265
Black Protestant4223
None34,264-
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
Knox County:

2.31 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Knox County:

0.38 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 19
Knox County:

3.66 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 40
Here:

7.70 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.5%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Knox County:

26.8%
Illinois:

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

11.3%
State:

14.5%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 0$0 4$2,514
Streets and Highways 0$0 3$1,182
Sewerage 0$0 3$605
Water Supply 0$0 3$2,200
Other and Unallocable 0$0 3$2,388
Totals for Government 0$0 16$8,889

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

  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $85,000 ($102.29)
    Regular Highways: $48,000 ($57.76)
    Water Utilities: $32,000 ($38.51)
    Sewerage: $26,000 ($31.29)
    Solid Waste Management: $19,000 ($22.86)
    Police Protection: $17,000 ($20.46)
    Parks & Recreation: $10,000 ($12.03)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,000 ($2.41)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $46,000 ($55.35)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $49,000 ($58.97)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $41,000 ($49.34)
    Solid Waste Management: $14,000 ($16.85)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $17,000 ($20.46)
    General Revenue, NEC: $15,000 ($18.05)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $47,000 ($56.56)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $95,000 ($114.32)
    Highways: $24,000 ($28.88)
  • Tax - Property: $22,000 ($26.47)
    NEC: $5,000 ($6.02)

Wataga government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $34,000 ($40.91)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $29,000 ($34.90)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $5,000 ($6.02)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $596,000 ($717.21)

4.51% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,667 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.51%
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 Peoria County, IL  0.48% ($48,412 average AGI)
from Warren County, IL  0.45% ($29,473)
from Cook County, IL  0.24% ($20,184)


4.88% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,786 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.88%
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 Warren County, IL  0.49% ($23,384 average AGI)
to Peoria County, IL  0.43% ($32,138)
to Cook County, IL  0.24% ($20,333)

Strongest AM radio stations in Wataga:

  • WAIK (1590 AM; 5 kW; GALESBURG, IL; Owner: WPW BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WGIL (1400 AM; 1 kW; GALESBURG, IL; Owner: GALESBURG BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WKBF (1270 AM; 5 kW; ROCK ISLAND, IL; Owner: MERCURY BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WRAM (1330 AM; 1 kW; MONMOUTH, IL; Owner: WPW BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WOC (1420 AM; 5 kW; DAVENPORT, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WVEL (1140 AM; daytime; 5 kW; PEKIN, IL)

Strongest FM radio stations in Wataga:

  • WKAY (105.3 FM; KNOXVILLE, IL; Owner: GALESBURG BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WLSR (92.7 FM; GALESBURG, IL; Owner: GALESBURG BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WAAG (94.9 FM; GALESBURG, IL; Owner: GALESBURG BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WHTS (98.9 FM; ROCK ISLAND, IL; Owner: MERCURY BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WJRE (102.5 FM; GALVA, IL; Owner: VIRDEN BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WLLR-FM (103.7 FM; DAVENPORT, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WVIK (90.3 FM; ROCK ISLAND, IL; Owner: AUGUSTANA COLLEGE)
  • WXLP (96.9 FM; MOLINE, IL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WMOI (97.7 FM; MONMOUTH, IL; Owner: WPW BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KUUL (101.3 FM; EAST MOLINE, IL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WVKC (90.7 FM; GALESBURG, IL; Owner: KNOX COLLEGE)
  • KCQQ (106.5 FM; DAVENPORT, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KMXG (96.1 FM; CLINTON, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WYEC (93.9 FM; KEWANEE, IL; Owner: VIRDEN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

TV broadcast stations around Wataga:

  • W50BY (Channel 50; GALESBURG, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KWQC-TV (Channel 6; DAVENPORT, IA; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF DAVENPORT, INC.)
  • WQAD-TV (Channel 8; MOLINE, IL; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • KLJB-TV (Channel 18; DAVENPORT, IA; Owner: QUAD CITIES TELEVISION ACQUISITION CORP.)
  • WQPT-TV (Channel 24; MOLINE, IL; Owner: BLACK HAWK COLLEGE)
  • WHBF-TV (Channel 4; ROCK ISLAND, IL; Owner: CORONET COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY)
  • WBQD-LP (Channel 26; DAVENPORT, IA; Owner: FOUR SEASONS PEORIA, LLC)
  • KGWB-TV (Channel 26; BURLINGTON, IA; Owner: BURLINGTON TELEVISION ACQUISITION CORP.)

Wataga fatal accident list:

Apr 4, 1997 09:30 AM, 34, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1
May 15, 1987 06:19 PM, Lakeview, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 0mTotal length
  • 1,250Total average daily traffic
  • 150Total average daily truck traffic

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Bnsf Ls1 Mp157.5 - Galesburg Ne Aei Trk2 Ant 1 (Lat: 41.000361 Lon: -90.306944), Type: Mast, Structure height: 1 m, Call Sign: WQPM609
    Assigned Frequencies: 913.000 MHz, 902.250 MHz, 903.750 MHz, 910.000 MHz, 911.500 MHz, 915.000 MHz, 917.000 MHz, 918.500 MHz, 920.000 MHz, 921.500 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/28/2012, Expiration Date: 06/28/2022, Certifier: Robert Leedham
    Registrant: Bnsf Railway Co, 4515 Kansas Ave, Kansas City, KS 66106, Phone: (913) 551-4640, Fax: (913) 551-4053, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

3
  • Call Sign: N9YVI, Licensee ID: L00156881
    Grant Date: 06/17/2005, Expiration Date: 06/17/2015
    Registrant: Bruce A Hagge, Box 403 205 E Burch St, Wataga, IL 61488
  • Call Sign: WB9WEQ
    Grant Date: 10/23/1997, Expiration Date: 10/23/2007, Cancellation Date: 10/24/2009
    Registrant: Reba E Wallace Jr, Rr 1 Box 56, Wataga, IL 61488
  • Call Sign: WB9WER
    Grant Date: 10/23/1997, Expiration Date: 10/23/2007, Cancellation Date: 10/24/2009
    Registrant: Phyllis G Wallace, Rr 1 Box 56, Wataga, IL 61488

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1
Most common first names in Wataga, IL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1075.7 years
Robert865.6 years
Ruth876.9 years
James770.8 years
William776.6 years
Ralph576.4 years
Charles565.0 years
Harold474.0 years
Raymond480.7 years
Florence483.5 years
Most common last names in Wataga, IL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson2181.9 years
Olson985.5 years
Smith776.3 years
Peterson684.2 years
Behringer582.0 years
Allen470.5 years
Anderson469.7 years
Carlson474.3 years
Simpson478.2 years
Swanson461.8 years

Wataga on our top lists:

  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Jewelry, luggage, and leather goods stores"
  • #82 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Secondary school teachers"
  • #81 (61488) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Swedish first ancestries (pop 1,000+)"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2003 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #86 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of deaths per 1000 residents 1990-1999 to 2000-2003 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #89 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving out compared to moving in (pop. 50,000+)"
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