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Iroquois County

Population in 2012: 5,199 (95% urban, 5% rural). Population change since 2000: -8.3%
 

Males: 2,430  (46.8%)
Females: 2,769  (53.2%)

Median resident age:  43.7 years
Illinois median age:  42.2 years

Zip codes: 60970.

Estimated median household income in 2011: $31,300 (it was $30,440 in 2000)
Watseka:

$31,300
Illinois:

$53,234
Estimated per capita income in 2011: $18,749

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Estimated median house or condo value in 2011: $74,547 (it was $69,200 in 2000)
Watseka:

$74,547
Illinois:

$178,500
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $94,693; Detached houses: $99,185; Townhouses or other attached units: $85,827; In 2-unit structures: $80,852; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $40,426; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $113,504; Mobile homes: $29,000

Median gross rent in 2011: $661.

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  • White alone - 4,919 (93.6%)
  • Hispanic - 189 (3.6%)
  • Two or more races - 61 (1.2%)
  • Black alone - 41 (0.8%)
  • Asian alone - 35 (0.7%)
  • American Indian alone - 8 (0.2%)
  • Other race alone - 2 (0.04%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Watseka: 80.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (30.1%), Irish (12.6%), United States (9.8%), English (9.5%), French (7.3%), Italian (2.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 02/07/1873

Elevation: 637 feet

Land area: 2.62 square miles.

Population density: 1986 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Watseka:

  • High school or higher: 79.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.6%
  • Unemployed: 9.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Watseka city:

  • Never married: 24.9%
  • Now married: 48.3%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 13.8%
  • Divorced: 12.4%

209 residents are foreign born (1.5% Europe, 0.9% Latin America, 0.8% Asia).

This city:  3.7%
Illinois:  13.5%



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists there were 19 registered sex offenders living in Watseka, Illinois as of April 20, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Watseka to the number of sex offenders is 283 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $1,962 (2.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2011: $1,597 (2.3%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lafayette, IN (51.8 miles , pop. 56,397).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Chicago, IL (73.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Woodland, IL (2.1 miles ), Crescent City, IL (2.5 miles ), Iroquois, IL (3.0 miles ), Sheldon, IL (3.0 miles ), Martinton, IL (3.1 miles ), Donovan, IL (3.1 miles ), Milford, IL (3.2 miles ), Beaverville, IL (3.6 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 14 buildings, average cost: $72,100
  • 1998: 11 buildings, average cost: $71,000
  • 1999: 12 buildings, average cost: $71,000
  • 2000: 12 buildings, average cost: $71,000
  • 2001: 12 buildings, average cost: $71,000
  • 2002: 12 buildings, average cost: $71,000
  • 2003: 13 buildings, average cost: $71,000
  • 2004: 13 buildings, average cost: $71,000
  • 2005: 13 buildings, average cost: $71,000
  • 2006: 11 buildings, average cost: $71,000
  • 2007: 8 buildings, average cost: $71,000
  • 2008: 7 buildings, average cost: $91,400
  • 2009: 7 buildings, average cost: $78,600
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $120,000
  • 2011: 3 buildings, average cost: $80,000
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $200,000

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Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 40.78 N, Longitude: 87.74 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,403 (+24.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,617 (67.8%)

Area code: 815

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Crime rates in Watseka by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 0000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 1333254671051
per 100,000 17.652.952.953.535.990.072.1108.2127.418.20.094.919.2
Robberies 10002102211251
per 100,000 17.60.00.00.035.918.00.036.136.418.2226.894.919.2
Assaults 63669514731104
per 100,000 105.852.9105.8107.0161.590.0252.4126.354.618.218.90.076.7
Burglaries 23424646745555485239454634
per 100,000 405.6740.7811.3820.01328.1990.5991.5866.0946.7711.5850.7872.7652.3
Thefts 127149159159931211279699103118130122
per 100,000 2239.92627.92804.22834.21669.12179.02289.51731.91802.31879.22230.62466.32340.8
Auto thefts 12855898582043
per 100,000 211.6141.188.289.1143.6162.1144.290.2145.636.50.075.957.6
Arson 1100210010022
per 100,000 17.617.60.00.035.918.00.00.018.20.00.037.938.4
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 175.6221.3239.6242.2243.1265.0280.8259.9273.9151.7220.7270.3180.4

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 9 (9 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.73
Illinois average:

2.76

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

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

8.0%
Illinois:

9.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +198 (+3.6%).

Most common industries in 2007-2011 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (22%)
  • Retail trade (20%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Wholesale trade (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (33%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Other services, except public administration (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (12%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Child care workers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Watseka-area historical tornado activity is above Illinois state average. It is 171% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/6/1956, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 7.8 miles away from the Watseka city center injured 6 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 33.8 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 70 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Watseka-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 76.9 miles away from the city center
On 4/14/2000 at 03:54:20, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 87.5 miles away from Watseka center
On 12/17/1990 at 05:24:59, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 MD, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 61.1 miles away from the city center
On 12/16/1996 at 01:58:31, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 90.1 miles away from the city center
On 4/24/1990 at 09:41:24, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 88.4 miles away from Watseka center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Iroquois 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, Storm: 1, Tornado: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Watseka topographic map

Birthplace of: Henry Bacon - Architect, Mary Margaret Whipple - Democrat politician, P. C. Cast - Fantasy writer, Gordie Windhorn - Baseball player, Rex Everhart - Actor, Sam Campbell (writer) - Nature writer.


Hospital/medical center in Watseka:

  • IROQUOIS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Acute Care Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Other, provides emergency services, 200 FAIRMAN STREET)

Political contributions by individuals in Watseka, IL

Airports and heliports located in Watseka:


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Amtrak station near Watseka:

  • 14 miles: GILMAN (U.S. 24 & U.S. 45) . Services: partially wheelchair accessible, free short-term parking, free long-term parking.

Local government website: www.watsekacity.com

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Watseka:

  • Olivet Nazarene University (about 28 miles; Bourbonnais, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,889)
  • Purdue University-Main Campus (about 50 miles; West Lafayette, IN; FT enrollment: 36,422)
  • Prairie State College (about 53 miles; Chicago Heights, IL; FT enrollment: 2,252)
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (about 54 miles; Champaign, IL; FT enrollment: 39,877)
  • Parkland College (about 54 miles; Champaign, IL; FT enrollment: 4,831)
  • Ivy Tech Community College-Lafayette (about 55 miles; Lafayette, IN; FT enrollment: 3,864)
  • Joliet Junior College (about 55 miles; Joliet, IL; FT enrollment: 6,668)

Public high school in Watseka:

Public elementary/middle schools in Watseka:

See full list of schools located in Watseka, School District: IROQUOIS COUNTY COMMUNITY UNIT SCHOOL DISTRICT 9

Library in Watseka:

  • WATSEKA PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $248,211; Location: 201 SOUTH 4TH STREET; 32,927 books; 1,346 audio materials; 572 video materials; 1 local licensed databases; 15 state licensed databases; 1 other licensed databases; 100 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Watseka: Watseka Public Library (A), Watseka City Hall (B), Iroqouis County Historical Museum (C), Iroquois County Courthouse (D), Watseka Volunteer Fire Department (E), Iroquois Memorial Hospital Ambulance (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Creek: Sugar Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Watseka include: Peters Park (1), Forest Park (2), Kay Park (3), Legion Park (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Iroquois County Historical Society Museum (Historical Places & Services; 103 West Cherry Street).

Court: Iroquois County Offices - You May Dial Direct To The Following Departments- Circuit Court Cl (550 South 10th Street).

 
Iroquois County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

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

BELMONT ACRES MWC (Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2006 and JUN-2006, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (APR-12-2006), St BCA signed (MAY-31-2006)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-23-2006 and MAR-31-2006, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-10-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-10-2006), St Formal NOV issued (APR-12-2006), St Public Notif received (MAY-17-2006), St BCA signed (MAY-31-2006)
  • OCCT Study Recommendation - Between JUL-01-1994 and MAY-18-1995, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAY-18-1995)
Past monitoring violations:
  • PN Violation for NPDWR Violation - Between MAY-11-2006 and MAY-15-2006, Contaminant: Public Notice. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAY-15-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-15-2006)
  • PN Violation for NPDWR Violation - Between FEB-17-2006 and APR-21-2006, Contaminant: Public Notice. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-09-2006), St Compliance achieved (APR-21-2006)
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between FEB-17-2006 and APR-21-2006, Contaminant: Public Notice. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-17-2006), St Compliance achieved (APR-21-2006)
  • PN Violation for NPDWR Violation - Between OCT-08-2005 and DEC-05-2005, Contaminant: Public Notice. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-10-2005), St Compliance achieved (DEC-05-2005)
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between OCT-08-2005 and DEC-05-2005, Contaminant: Public Notice. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-21-2005), St Compliance achieved (DEC-05-2005)
  • 5 other older monitoring violations
IROQUOIS CAFE (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2000 and SEP-2000, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-17-2000), St Intentional no-action (AUG-14-2000)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-2000 and JUN-2000, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-01-2000), St Intentional no-action (MAY-16-2000)

Drinking water stations with addresses in Watseka that have no violations reported:

  • SHEWAMI COUNTRY CLUB (Population served: 120, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • GRACE BIBLE CHURCH (Population served: 120, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • LONGBRANCH (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • HOMETOWN SHOP AND SAVE (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Purch_groundwater)
  • SHAGBARK GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • JW KINGDOM HALL (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • MISS KAROLS (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • TRIPLE R BAR AND GRILL (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • THE ISLES DX3 INC (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • THE LOFT (Population served: 90, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 17.9%
(16.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 38.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 27.8% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.2 people
Illinois:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  58.3%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  7.3%
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 Watseka, IL

106 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
20 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities in 2010

People in group quarters in Watseka in 2000:

  • 151 people in nursing homes
  • 28 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 24 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 24 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 24 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded
  • 13 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 3 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

Watseka compared to Illinois state average:

Watseka, Illinois environmental map by EPA

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  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value 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.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.


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Banks with branches in Watseka (2011 data):

  • Sumner National Bank of Sheldon: Watseka Branch at 698 East Walnut Street, branch established on 2005/07/20. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $16.5 mil, Deposits: $14.9 mil, headquarters in Sheldon, IL, positive income, 2 total offices
  • MainSource Bank: Watseka Branch at 216 South Fourth Street, branch established on 1956/11/28. Info updated 2009/12/09: Bank assets: $2,729.1 mil, Deposits: $2,167.0 mil, headquarters in Greensburg, IN, positive income, 86 total offices, Holding Company: Mainsource Financial Group, Inc.
  • The First Trust and Savings Bank of Watseka, Illinois: The First Trust And Savings Bank Of Watseka, Illinois at 120 East Walnut Street, branch established on 1909/06/28. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $216.6 mil, Deposits: $189.9 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: First Trust Holdings, Inc., The
  • Iroquois Federal Savings and Loan Association: Iroquois Federal Savings And Loan As at 201 E Cherry St, branch established on 1883/01/01. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $482.6 mil, Deposits: $352.4 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 5 total offices
  • The Edgar County Bank and Trust Co., Paris, Illinois: Watseka Branch at 141 Veterans Parkway, branch established on 1999/01/11. Info updated 2009/12/31: Bank assets: $312.6 mil, Deposits: $246.5 mil, headquarters in Paris, IL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 8 total offices, Holding Company: Edgar County Banc Shares, Inc.

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Watseka, Illinois:

  • Watseka Motel, 814 E Walnut St, Watseka, IL 60970 , Phone: (815) 432-2426
  • Carousel Inn Motel, 1120 E Walnut St, Watseka, IL 60970 , Phone: (815) 432-4966
  • Super 8 Motel , 710 W Walnut St, Watseka, IL 60970 , Phone: (815) 432-6000, Fax: (815) 432-6000
All 3 fire-safe hotels and motels in Watseka, Illinois

Educational Attainment (%) in 2011

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Watseka travel time to work - commute


Watseka mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (83%)
  • Electricity (13%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Watseka (based on Iroquois County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 56.75%
Here56.8%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLutheran ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaChristian Churches and Churches of Christ
Adherents22.8%20.1%17.2%12.3%8.8%
Congregations12.9%14.3%22.9%7.1%11.4%
NameUnited Church of ChristChristian Church (Disciples of Christ) Inc. Apostolic Christian Church of AmericaChurch of the NazareneOther
Adherents3.9%2.1%2.1%1.7%9.1%
Congregations4.3%2.9%1.4%5.7%17.1%
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: 9
Iroquois County:

2.98 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

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

0.66 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 12
Here:

3.97 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 25
Here:

8.27 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

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

9.1%
State:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Iroquois County:

27.3%
State:

25.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

19.6%
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 4$14,252$42,7561$645
Other Government Administration 2$6,138$36,82815$4,322
Police Protection - Officers 12$43,305$43,30515$6,203
Police - Other 3$9,468$37,87215$3,538
Firefighters 0$0 26$2,735
Streets and Highways 11$36,782$40,12613$2,556
Sewerage 6$21,611$43,2221$188
Parks and Recreation 4$12,712$38,1360$0
Water Supply 9$30,124$40,1651$194
Gas Supply 3$13,815$55,2600$0
Local Libraries 1$3,753$45,03610$6,917
Other and Unallocable 4$14,906$44,7180$0
Totals for Government 59$206,866$42,07497$27,298

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

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $70,000 ($13.46)
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $1,645,000 ($316.41)
    Police Protection: $848,000 ($163.11)
    Regular Highways: $826,000 ($158.88)
    Financial Administration: $548,000 ($105.40)
    Water Utilities: $316,000 ($60.78)
    Solid Waste Management: $299,000 ($57.51)
    Libraries: $240,000 ($46.16)
    Welfare - Other: $212,000 ($40.78)
    Sewerage: $189,000 ($36.35)
    Fire Protection: $128,000 ($24.62)
    Parks & Recreation: $100,000 ($19.23)
    General Public Buildings: $41,000 ($7.89)
    Own Hospitals: $1,000 ($0.19)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Cash & Deposits: $613,000 ($117.91)
    Securities - Corporate Bonds (market): $462,000 ($88.86)
    Benefit Payments: $113,000 ($21.73)
    Withdrawals: $14,000 ($2.69)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $357,000 ($68.67)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,082,000 ($208.12)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $26,000 ($5.00)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $468,000 ($90.02)
    Solid Waste Management: $203,000 ($39.05)
    Parks & Recreation: $19,000 ($3.65)
    All Other: $7,000 ($1.35)
  • Employee Retirement - From Local Government: $110,000 ($21.16)
    Interest Revenue: $56,000 ($10.77)
    Local Employee Contribution: $35,000 ($6.73)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $209,000 ($40.20)
    General Revenue, NEC: $117,000 ($22.50)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $295,000 ($56.74)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $1,860,000 ($357.76)
    All Other: $267,000 ($51.36)
    Highways: $156,000 ($30.01)
    Water Utilities: $75,000 ($14.43)
  • Tax - Property: $1,695,000 ($326.02)
    Total General Sales: $571,000 ($109.83)
    NEC: $23,000 ($4.42)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $440,000 ($84.63)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $6,797,000 ($1307.37)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $76,000 ($14.62)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $6,226,000 ($1197.54)
    Full Faith & Credit - Water Utilities: $409,000 ($78.67)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $124,000 ($23.85)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $523,000 ($100.60)
    Water Utilities: $31,000 ($5.96)

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

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $412,000 ($79.25)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $215,000 ($41.35)
    Total Federal Securities: $178,000 ($34.24)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $2,251,000 ($432.97)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $557,000 ($107.14)

5.25% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($31,523 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.25%
Illinois average:

5.66%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Kankakee County, IL  1.46% ($32,034 average AGI)
from Cook County, IL  0.57% ($33,565)
from Ford County, IL  0.47% ($36,053)


5.98% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($32,188 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.98%
Illinois average:

5.99%

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:
to Kankakee County, IL  1.59% ($36,599 average AGI)
to Champaign County, IL  0.49% ($25,559)
to Ford County, IL  0.45% ($31,963)

Strongest AM radio stations in Watseka:

  • WGFA (1360 AM; daytime; 1 kW; WATSEKA, IL; Owner: IROQUOIS COUNTY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, 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.)
  • WIBC (1070 AM; 50 kW; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WVIV (1200 AM; 20 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLXX-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WOWO (1190 AM; 50 kW; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WILL (580 AM; 5 kW; URBANA, IL; Owner: UNIV. OF ILLINOIS BOARD OF TRUSTEES)
  • WIND (560 AM; 5 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))

Strongest FM radio stations in Watseka:

  • WGFA-FM (94.1 FM; WATSEKA, IL; Owner: IROQUOIS COUNTY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WIVR (101.7 FM; KENTLAND, IN; Owner: MILNER BROADCASTING ENTERPRISES, LLC)
  • WVLI (95.1 FM; KANKAKEE, IL; Owner: MILNER BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WIBN (98.1 FM; EARL PARK, IN; Owner: BROTHERS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WHPO (100.9 FM; HOOPESTON, IL; Owner: MARKET STREET BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WONU (89.7 FM; KANKAKEE, IL; Owner: OLIVET NAZARENE UNIVERSITY)
  • WKIF (92.7 FM; KANKAKEE, IL; Owner: SPANISH BROADCASTING SYSTEM OF ILLINOIS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Watseka:

  • W34CD (Channel 34; QUINCY, IL; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WYIN (Channel 56; GARY, IN; Owner: NORTHWEST INDIANA PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WICD (Channel 15; CHAMPAIGN, IL; Owner: WICD LICENSEE, LLC)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Watseka, Illinois:
  • Fatal accident count: 7
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 9
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 1
  • Fatalities: 11
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 18
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Illinois average:
  • Fatal accident count: 113
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 171
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 38
  • Fatalities: 122
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 302
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 18

Watseka fatal accident list:

May 21, 1999 11:27 PM, Us-24, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 2, Drunken drivers: Inconsistent data
Feb 6, 1990 04:30 PM, Mulberry, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 2
Jul 12, 1988 09:20 AM, 1&24, Vehicles: 3, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1
Aug 25, 1987 05:40 PM, North, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 2
Oct 1, 1987 06:50 AM, Mulberry, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Feb 20, 1982 06:55 PM, 24, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Dec 4, 1977 00:25 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 2, Drunken drivers: 1


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 11 meters (36ft)
Total costs: $1,380,000
Total average daily traffic: 4,950
Total average daily truck traffic: 891
Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic: 5,163


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 26
  • Hazardous Condition: 21
  • Good Intent Call: 1

Incident types - Watseka


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Watseka, IL

Most common first names in Watseka, IL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary7778.8 years
John5977.7 years
Robert5870.0 years
William5676.9 years
Charles4976.6 years
Dorothy4578.1 years
James4372.4 years
Helen4182.0 years
Ruth4078.6 years
George3674.6 years
Most common last names in Watseka, IL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson3076.5 years
Martin3077.3 years
Miller2881.1 years
Williams1879.3 years
Anderson1681.0 years
Peters1680.8 years
Brown1674.6 years
Thompson1577.9 years
Trumble1575.4 years
Townsend1383.2 years
Businesses in Watseka, IL
NameCountNameCount
AutoZone1McDonald's1
Burger King1Nike1
CVS1Pizza Hut1
Curves1Subway1
Dairy Queen1Super 81
FedEx2True Value1
H&R Block1UPS1
Lane Furniture1Walmart1
MasterBrand Cabinets4
Browse common businesses in Watseka, IL


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