For population 25 years and over in West City:
For population 15 years and over in West City village:
9 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $538 (1.9%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Evansville, IN (75.8 miles , pop. 121,582).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Louis, MO (83.1 miles , pop. 348,189).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (274.3 miles , pop. 2,896,016).
Nearest cities: Benton, IL (1.2 miles ), Buckner, IL (2.0 miles ), Orient, IL (2.4 miles ), Valier, IL (2.4 miles ), Hanaford, IL (2.5 miles) , Christopher, IL (2.5 miles ), West Frankfort, IL (2.6 miles ), North City, IL (2.6 miles ).
Single-family new house construction building permits:
Latitude: 37.99 N, Longitude: 88.94 W
Area code commonly used in this area: 618
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Crime rate in West City detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 11 (6 officers).
Population change in the 1990s: -19 (-2.6%).
Work and jobs in West City: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in West City, Illinois
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
West City-area historical tornado activity is above Illinois state average. It is 166% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 12/18/1957, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 13.5 miles away from the West City village 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 9.0 miles away from the village center killed 11 people and injured 200 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:West City-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Illinois state average. It is 40% 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 65.5 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 80.9 miles away from West 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 63.3 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 65.8 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 68.2 miles away from West City center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 61.8 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 Franklin County (7) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 2
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 3, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Amtrak station near West City:
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to West City:
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 16.4. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 23.8 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 10.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.3 miles away from the city center.
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 16.5%
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Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
7 people in other nonhousehold living situations in 2000
West City compared to Illinois state average:
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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Religion statistics for West City (based on Franklin County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 60.53%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
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Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 6
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 22
Number of full-service restaurants: 26
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West City government finances in 2002(per resident):
5.34% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($27,524 average adjusted gross income)
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:
5.24% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($28,619 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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West City fatal accident list:
Aug 6, 2002 11:47 AM, Sr-14, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Oct 2, 2002 01:15 AM, I-57, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Jan 28, 1989 10:50 PM, 14, Vehicles: 3, Persons: 8, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Aug 9, 1986 02:55 AM, 14, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Aug 10, 1985 04:45 PM, 14, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Aug 16, 1985 06:19 PM, 14, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Sep 2, 1983 07:00 AM, 14, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 6
Total length: 45 meters (148ft)
Total costs: $245,000
Total average daily traffic: 107,950
Total average daily truck traffic: 33,814
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
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