Wellington, Illinois

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Population in 2013: 237 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -10.2%
 
Males: 107  (45.5%)
Females: 130  (54.5%)
Median resident age:  49.5 years
Illinois median age:  37.2 years

Zip codes: 60973.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $43,662 (it was $32,083 in 2000)
Wellington:

$43,662
IL:

$56,210

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $21,456 (it was $17,324 in 2000)

Wellington village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $59,727 (it was $44,300 in 2000)
Wellington:

$59,727
IL:

$169,600

Median gross rent in 2013: $1,553.

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    Wellington races chart
    • 23396.3%White alone
    • 93.7%Hispanic

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Wellington: 89.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (28.1%), English (14.0%), United States (13.7%), Irish (10.8%), Italian (5.4%), Swedish (1.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 04/08/1902

Elevation: 700 feet

Land area: 0.28 square miles.

Population density: 856 people per square mile   (low).

Wellington,IL real estate house value index trend

Wellington, Illinois map

For population 25 years and over in Wellington:

  • High school or higher: 91.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.8%
  • Unemployed: 0.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Wellington village:

  • Never married: 14.9%
  • Now married: 70.6%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 4.1%
  • Divorced: 9.3%

14 residents are foreign born

This village:

4.9%
Illinois:

14.0%



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Wellington, Illinois as of September 02, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Wellington to the number of sex offenders is 238 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,641 (2.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,009 (1.7%)

Wellington satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Champaign, IL (42.6 miles , pop. 67,518).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Chicago, IL (89.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Hoopeston, IL (2.3 miles ), Milford, IL (2.5 miles ), Ambia, IN (3.1 miles) , Rossville, IL (3.3 miles ), Cissna Park, IL (3.4 miles ), Woodland, IL (3.5 miles ), Rankin, IL (3.5 miles ), Boswell, IN (4.0 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2001: 1 building, cost: $90,000
  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $45,000
  • 2003: 1 building, cost: $45,000
  • 2004: 2 buildings, average cost: $45,000
  • 2006: 2 buildings, average cost: $120,000
  • 2007: 2 buildings, average cost: $120,000
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $120,000
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $168,100

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 40.54 N, Longitude: 87.68 W

Area code: 815

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

6.2%
Illinois:

7.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -30 (-10.2%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (28%)
  • Other services, except public administration (15%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (8%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Information (3%)
  • Retail trade (29%)
  • Health care and social assistance (15%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (12%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Information (2%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (27%)
  • Production occupations (22%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Material moving occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (30%)
  • Sales and related occupations (21%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (6%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (5%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (3%)

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

Average climate in Wellington, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Wellington-area historical tornado activity is near Illinois state average. It is 83% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/20/1976, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 23.6 miles away from the Wellington village center injured 18 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/3/1974, a category F4 tornado 29.1 miles away from the village center killed 18 people and injured 285 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Wellington-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 144.9 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 119.5 miles away from Wellington 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 176.8 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 143.1 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 136.6 miles away from Wellington center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 257.0 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 Iroquois County (7) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 5, Floods: 3, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Wellington topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Wellington:

  • HOOPESTON COMMUNITY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 6 miles away; HOOPESTON, IL)
  • HOOPESTON COM MEMORIAL N H (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; HOOPESTON, IL)
  • PARKVIEW HOME - CISSNA PARK (Hospital, about 12 miles away; CISSNA PARK, IL)
  • IROQUOIS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 16 miles away; WATSEKA, IL)
  • IROQUOIS RESIDENT HOME, THE (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; WATSEKA, IL)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Wellington:

  • Danville Area Community College (about 29 miles; Danville, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,229)
  • Kankakee Community College (about 40 miles; Kankakee, IL; FT enrollment: 2,969)
  • Purdue University-Main Campus (about 42 miles; West Lafayette, IN; FT enrollment: 38,271)
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (about 42 miles; Champaign, IL; FT enrollment: 47,528)
  • Parkland College (about 43 miles; Champaign, IL; FT enrollment: 7,326)
  • Olivet Nazarene University (about 44 miles; Bourbonnais, IL; FT enrollment: 4,731)
  • Governors State University (about 63 miles; University Park, IL; FT enrollment: 4,043)

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Notable location: Wellington - Greer Fire Protection District (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Iroquois 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: 14.4%
(6.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 85.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This village:  2.4 people
Illinois:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  74.5%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  3.9%
Whole state:  6.3%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Wellington compared to Illinois state average:

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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.2
Illinois average:

12.4

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (78%)
  • Electricity (19%)
  • Other fuel (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Wellington village (based on Iroquois County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant7,17638
Mainline Protestant4,54927
Catholic3,8909
Other932
None14,010-
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: 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
Iroquois County:

3.97 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.27 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.1%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Iroquois County:

27.3%
Illinois:

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

19.6%
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 8$135
Water Supply 0$0 1$400
Totals for Government 0$0 9$535

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

  • Current Operations - Financial Administration: $23,000 ($97.05)
    Water Utilities: $22,000 ($92.83)
    Solid Waste Management: $10,000 ($42.19)
    Regular Highways: $10,000 ($42.19)
    General - Other: $3,000 ($12.66)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $0 ($0.00)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $7,000 ($29.54)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $2,000 ($8.44)

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

  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $3,000 ($12.66)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $3,000 ($12.66)
    General Revenue, NEC: $2,000 ($8.44)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $16,000 ($67.51)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $36,000 ($151.90)
    Highways: $8,000 ($33.76)
  • Tax - Property: $14,000 ($59.07)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $27,000 ($113.92)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $27,000 ($113.92)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $160,000 ($675.11)

4.37% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,271 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.37%
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 Kankakee County, IL  1.45% ($31,977 average AGI)
from Ford County, IL  0.34% ($31,025)
from Champaign County, IL  0.29% ($17,114)


4.92% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,956 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.92%
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 Kankakee County, IL  1.16% ($31,791 average AGI)
to Champaign County, IL  0.46% ($33,091)
to Vermilion County, IL  0.29% ($32,486)

Strongest AM radio stations in Wellington:

  • 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.)
  • WIBC (1070 AM; 50 kW; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WILL (580 AM; 5 kW; URBANA, IL; Owner: UNIV. OF ILLINOIS BOARD OF TRUSTEES)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WVIV (1200 AM; 20 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLXX-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • WBAA (920 AM; 5 kW; WEST LAFAYETTE, IN; Owner: PURDUE UNIVERSITY)
  • WOWO (1190 AM; 50 kW; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WGFA (1360 AM; daytime; 1 kW; WATSEKA, IL; Owner: IROQUOIS COUNTY BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Wellington:

  • WHPO (100.9 FM; HOOPESTON, IL; Owner: MARKET STREET BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WIBN (98.1 FM; EARL PARK, IN; Owner: BROTHERS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WIVR (101.7 FM; KENTLAND, IN; Owner: MILNER BROADCASTING ENTERPRISES, LLC)
  • WGFA-FM (94.1 FM; WATSEKA, IL; Owner: IROQUOIS COUNTY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WXLS (99.1 FM; DANVILLE, IL; Owner: I.A.I. BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WAZY-FM (96.5 FM; LAFAYETTE, IN; Owner: ARTISTIC MEDIA PARTNERS L.P.)
  • WPXN (104.9 FM; PAXTON, IL; Owner: PAXTON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

TV broadcast stations around Wellington:

  • W34CD (Channel 34; QUINCY, IL; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WICD (Channel 15; CHAMPAIGN, IL; Owner: WICD LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WCIA (Channel 3; CHAMPAIGN, IL; Owner: NEXSTAR BROADCASTING OF CHAMPAIGN, L.L.C.)
  • WCCU (Channel 27; URBANA, IL; Owner: URBANA-CHAMPAIGN BROADCASTING PARTNERS)
  • W52BR (Channel 52; CHAMPAIGN-URBANA, IL; Owner: MARCIA COHEN)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

7
  • 1 Mi E Hwy 1 On County Rd (Lat: 40.541139 Lon: -87.680583), Call Sign: KLI387
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.265 MHz, 154.400 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/08/2013, Expiration Date: 03/17/2023
    Registrant: Atlas License Company & Data Services, 7202 N Shadeland Ave Ste 215, Indianapolis, IN 46250-2031, Phone: (317) 813-4865, Fax: (317) 813-4870, Email:
  • Int Of Hamilton St & Cr 11 (Lat: 40.538083 Lon: -87.681139), Type: Pole, Structure height: 14 m, Call Sign: KNNQ418, Licensee ID: L00258361
    Assigned Frequencies: 896.887 MHz, 896.937 MHz, 896.987 MHz, 897.887 MHz, 897.937 MHz, 897.987 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/11/1998, Expiration Date: 02/11/2003, Cancellation Date: 05/18/2003
    Registrant: Association Of American Railroads, 55500 Dot Rd, Pueblo, CO 81001, Phone: (202) 639-2217
  • 150 Ft S Of Cr 11 On Dsxt Tracks Bcp (Lat: 40.538083 Lon: -87.680861), Type: Tower, Structure height: 46 m, Overall height: 47 m, Call Sign: KNNR211, Licensee ID: L00258361
    Assigned Frequencies: 935.887 MHz, 935.937 MHz, 935.987 MHz, 936.887 MHz, 936.937 MHz, 936.987 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/29/1996, Expiration Date: 04/29/2001, Cancellation Date: 07/01/2001, Certifier: Chris Allman
    Registrant: Association Of American Railroads, 55500 Dot Rd, Pueblo, CO 81001, Phone: (202) 639-2217, Fax: (202) 639-2218
  • 1.5 Mi N & 5 Mi E Hwy 1 (Lat: 40.560583 Lon: -87.598639), Call Sign: WQC321, Licensee ID: L00996702
    Assigned Frequencies: 157.725 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/29/2005, Expiration Date: 03/28/2015
    Registrant: C I Ag Inc, 289 N 1700 E Rd, Cissna Park, IL 60924, Phone: (815) 682-4241
  • Wellington Sub Sta 52 1.5mi N Of (Lat: 40.559472 Lon: -87.683917), Call Sign: WGZ979, Licensee ID: L00026067
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.471 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/14/2011, Expiration Date: 10/18/2021
    Registrant: Prairie Power, Inc, 2103 S Main St, Jacksonville, IL 62651, Phone: (217) 245-6161, Fax: (217) 245-1705, Email:
  • 150 Ft S Of Cr 11 And Rr Tracks Bcp (Lat: 40.538083 Lon: -87.680861), Type: Tower, Structure height: 46 m, Overall height: 47 m, Call Sign: KNNR635
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.395 MHz, 160.785 MHz, 160.890 MHz, 161.265 MHz, 161.370 MHz, 161.415 MHz, 161.520 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/24/2001, Expiration Date: 04/12/2011, Cancellation Date: 06/18/2011, Certifier: Larry W Allen
    Registrant: Business Radio Licensing, 22421 Gilberto Ste D, Rancho Santa Margari, CA 92688, Fax: (714) 459-9153
  • Int Of Hamilton St & Cr 11 (Lat: 40.538083 Lon: -87.681139), Type: Pole, Structure height: 14 m, Overall height: 17 m, Call Sign: KNNR708
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.395 MHz, 160.785 MHz, 160.890 MHz, 161.265 MHz, 161.370 MHz, 161.415 MHz, 161.520 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/24/2001, Expiration Date: 04/09/2011, Cancellation Date: 06/11/2011, Certifier: Larry W Allen
    Registrant: Business Radio Licensing, 22421 Gilberto Ste D, Rancho Santa Margari, CA 92688, Fax: (714) 459-9153

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: AB9LD, Previous Call Sign: KI4GCN, Licensee ID: L00589800
    Grant Date: 11/05/2002, Expiration Date: 01/12/2013, Certifier: Michael P Poole
    Registrant: Michael P Poole, 105 S. Donovan St., Wellington, IL 60973
  • Call Sign: KC9URK, Licensee ID: L01657095
    Grant Date: 09/01/2011, Expiration Date: 09/01/2021, Certifier: Andrew A Austin
    Registrant: Andrew A Austin, 300 East Main, Wellington, IL 60973

Most common first names in Wellington, IL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John871.1 years
Robert569.8 years
Charles474.9 years
Mary480.0 years
George373.0 years
James353.0 years
Ronald366.3 years
Blanche282.5 years
Ernest284.5 years
Ervin281.0 years
Most common last names in Wellington, IL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Lockhart1184.4 years
Carlson780.8 years
Huckleby461.0 years
Hodge488.0 years
Clements482.7 years
Reetz483.2 years
Sollars476.2 years
Swartz480.8 years
Totheroh474.0 years
Franklin374.7 years

Wellington on our top lists:

  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Radio, TV, and computer and software, and other electronic stores"
  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Repair and maintenance"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Protective service occupations:"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Miscellaneous manufacturing"
  • #33 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Retail sales workers except cashiers"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations"
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