For population 25 years and over in Wataga:
For population 15 years and over in Wataga village:
3 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,564 (2.0%)
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:
Latitude: 41.03 N, Longitude: 90.28 W
Area code: 309
Unemployment in July 2013:
Population change in the 1990s: -22 (-2.5%).
Work and jobs in Wataga: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Wataga, Illinois
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Wataga-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Illinois state average. It is 157% 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 significantly below Illinois state average. It is 98% 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 77.6 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 65.0 miles away from Wataga center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), 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, Snow: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 23.9%
(21.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 86.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 25.0% for two or more races residents)
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Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
Wataga compared to Illinois state average:
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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Religion statistics for Wataga village (based on Knox County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 40.83%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
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Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 12
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 19
Number of full-service restaurants: 40
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Low-income preschool obesity rate:
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4.80% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($33,203 average adjusted gross income)
0.11% of residents moved from foreign countries ($321 average AGI)
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
5.69% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($35,822 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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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
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 0 meters
Total average daily traffic: 1,250
Total average daily truck traffic: 150
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:1
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:3
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
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Total of 1 patent application in 2008-2014.