West Frankfort, Illinois

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Population in 2013: 8,110 (99% urban, 1% rural). Population change since 2000: -1.0%
 
Males: 3,858  (47.6%)
Females: 4,252  (52.4%)
Median resident age:  38.2 years
Illinois median age:  37.2 years

Zip codes: 62896.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $31,669 (it was $25,358 in 2000)
West Frankfort:

$31,669
IL:

$56,210

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $17,968 (it was $14,671 in 2000)

West Frankfort city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $51,541 (it was $41,400 in 2000)
West Frankfort:

$51,541
IL:

$169,600

Median gross rent in 2013: $575.

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  • Races in West Frankfort, IL (2010)

    West Frankfort races chart
    • 7,85396.0%White alone
    • 1371.7%Hispanic
    • 740.9%Two or more races
    • 530.6%Asian alone
    • 330.4%Black alone
    • 240.3%American Indian alone
    • 60.07%Other race alone
    • 20.02%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in West Frankfort: 77.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (25.1%), Irish (12.1%), English (11.3%), United States (7.9%), Italian (6.5%), Scottish (3.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 09/18/1901

Elevation: 401 feet

Land area: 4.75 square miles.

Population density: 1,709 people per square mile   (low).

West Frankfort,IL real estate house value index trend

West Frankfort, Illinois map

For population 25 years and over in West Frankfort:

  • High school or higher: 82.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.2%
  • Unemployed: 6.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in West Frankfort city:

  • Never married: 23.9%
  • Now married: 44.8%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 9.7%
  • Divorced: 20.0%

85 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.0%
Illinois:

14.0%



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists there were 17 registered sex offenders living in West Frankfort, Illinois as of August 30, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in West Frankfort to the number of sex offenders is 479 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $851 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $684 (1.1%)

West Frankfort satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Evansville, IN (75.1 miles , pop. 121,582).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Louis, MO (87.6 miles , pop. 348,189).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (280.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Orient, IL (1.8 miles ), Freeman Spur, IL (2.2 miles ), Johnston City, IL (2.3 miles ), Hanaford, IL (2.5 miles) , West City, IL (2.6 miles ), Mitchell, IL (2.6 miles ), Zeigler, IL (2.7 miles ), Benton, IL (2.7 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 15 buildings, average cost: $61,600
  • 1998: 6 buildings, average cost: $110,800
  • 1999: 16 buildings, average cost: $55,600
  • 2000: 17 buildings, average cost: $61,400
  • 2001: 11 buildings, average cost: $59,400
  • 2002: 10 buildings, average cost: $38,800
  • 2003: 5 buildings, average cost: $53,200
  • 2004: 2 buildings, average cost: $90,000
  • 2005: 10 buildings, average cost: $127,500
  • 2006: 8 buildings, average cost: $58,800
  • 2007: 3 buildings, average cost: $62,500
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $201,000
  • 2009: 4 buildings, average cost: $127,100
  • 2010: 3 buildings, average cost: $74,000
  • 2011: 3 buildings, average cost: $74,000
  • 2012: 4 buildings, average cost: $74,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 37.90 N, Longitude: 88.92 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -497 (-6.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 811 (28.4%)

Area code: 618

West Frankfort household income distribution West Frankfort home values distribution

Crime rates in West Frankfort by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 000000003020
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.036.60.024.40.0
Rapes 111222146334
per 100,000 12.212.212.124.324.224.112.048.873.337.436.648.8
Robberies 00010020334425
per 100,000 0.00.00.012.20.00.024.10.036.6423.5511.861.0
Assaults 6479795646232836318516
per 100,000 780.9963.9957.2681.7557.0277.6336.7438.9378.599.660.9195.2
Burglaries 45949458498263679211212546
per 100,000 549.01,146.91,139.0706.0593.3989.7757.6816.91,123.31,394.91,523.1561.2
Thefts 8011811810412212511310211813119063
per 100,000 976.11,439.71,429.81,266.01,477.21,508.81,358.81,243.61,440.81,631.62,315.1768.7
Auto thefts 14444121823814272310
per 100,000 170.848.848.548.7145.3217.3276.697.5170.9336.3280.2122.0
Arson 100102410620
per 100,000 12.20.00.012.20.024.148.112.20.074.724.40.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 299.0) 261.7350.6348.1268.2247.4225.9217.6245.9375.2373.3473.8179.4

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City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in West Frankfort detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 17 (13 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.59
Illinois average:

2.76
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

9.8%
Illinois:

7.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -391 (-4.6%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (17%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (10%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Finance and insurance (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (3%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (14%)
  • Production occupations (13%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (28%)
  • Sales and related occupations (19%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (5%)

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

Average climate in West Frankfort, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

West Frankfort-area historical tornado activity is near Illinois state average. It is 78% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/18/1957, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 18.6 miles away from the West Frankfort city 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 5.4 miles away from the city center killed 11 people and injured 200 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

West Frankfort-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Illinois state average. It is 74% 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 68.2 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 60.7 miles away from West Frankfort 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 62.7 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 85.1 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 104.8 miles away from West Frankfort 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 70.8 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).
West Frankfort topographic map

Birthplace of: Clyde L. Choate - Army Medal of Honor recipient, Joe Wendryhoski - Football player.

Hospitals and medical centers in West Frankfort:

  • HOMESTEAD HOUSE (905 NORTH JEFFERSON)
  • U M W OF A UNION HOSPITAL (507 W ST LOUIS ST)
  • FRANKFORT HEALTHCARE AND REHAB CENTER (2500 EAST ST. LOUIS STREET)
  • PARKVIEW CARE CENTER (301 EAST GARLAND)
  • WESTSIDE REHAB AND CARE CENTER (601 NORTH COLUMBIA)

Amtrak station near West Frankfort:

  • 19 miles: DU QUOIN (20 N. CHESTNUT ST.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to West Frankfort:

  • John A Logan College (about 14 miles; Carterville, IL; Full-time enrollment: 3,995)
  • Rend Lake College (about 17 miles; Ina, IL; FT enrollment: 2,778)
  • Southern Illinois University-Carbondale (about 21 miles; Carbondale, IL; FT enrollment: 14,539)
  • Kaskaskia College (about 49 miles; Centralia, IL; FT enrollment: 3,867)
  • Southeast Missouri State University (about 53 miles; Cape Girardeau, MO; FT enrollment: 9,678)
  • West Kentucky Community and Technical College (about 61 miles; Paducah, KY; FT enrollment: 4,107)
  • University of Southern Indiana (about 69 miles; Evansville, IN; FT enrollment: 9,532)

Public high school in West Frankfort:

Public elementary/middle schools in West Frankfort:

Private elementary/middle school in West Frankfort:

  • ST JOHN THE BAPTIST CATHOLIC ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 100; Location: 702 E POPLAR ST; Grades: PK - 8)
See full list of schools located in West Frankfort, School District: FRANKFORT COMMUNITY UNIT SCHOOL DISTRICT 168

Library in West Frankfort:

  • WEST FRANKFORT PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $148,519; Location: 402 EAST POPLAR STREET; 35,560 books; 611 audio materials; 657 video materials; 15 state licensed databases; 1 other licensed databases; 31 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • WPKC-FM 95.5, West Frankfort, IL. Owner: SIELPRA, Inc.
  • Addition of FM radio station: WPKC, 95.5, West Frankfort, owned by SIELPRA, Inc.

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Notable locations in West Frankfort: West Frankfort Water Works (A), West Frankfort Public Library (B), West Frankfort City Hall (C), West Frankfort Fire Department (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in West Frankfort include: Apostolic Faith Assembly Church (A), Assembly of God Church (B), Calvary Southern Baptist Church (C), Central United Methodist Church (D), Church of God (E), First Baptist Church (F), First Christian Church (G), First Church of God (H), First Church of the Nazarene (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Oddfellow Cemetery (1), Trinity Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Frankfort Area Historical Museum (2000 East Saint Louis Street).

Hotels: Americas Best Value Inn (1001 Factory Outlet Dr), Gray Plaza Motel (1010 West Main).

Franklin County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 75.2. This is about average.

City:

75.2
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 37.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

37.5
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2010 was 24.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 19.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

24.2
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 8.59. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.59
U.S.:

9.14
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 25.2%
(23.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 71.4% for Black residents, 74.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 54.7% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
Illinois:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  60.8%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  7.5%
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

People in group quarters in West Frankfort in 2010:

  • 100 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 15 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 3 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)

People in group quarters in West Frankfort in 2000:

  • 111 people in nursing homes
  • 16 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 2 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere

West Frankfort, Illinois environmental map by EPA

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West Frankfort compared to Illinois state average:

  • Median household income below 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.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Banks with branches in West Frankfort (2011 data):

  • Banterra Bank: 110 East Oak Street Branch at 110 East Oak Street, branch established on 1940/12/09. Info updated 2011/09/01: Bank assets: $1,103.3 mil, Deposits: $959.2 mil, headquarters in Marion, IL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 31 total offices, Holding Company: Banterra Corp
  • First Bank: West Frankfort Branch at 605 West Main Street, branch established on 1964/12/11. Info updated 2007/12/04: Bank assets: $6,579.8 mil, Deposits: $5,800.6 mil, headquarters in Creve Coeur, MO, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 148 total offices, Holding Company: First Banks, Inc.
  • Southern Illinois Bank: West Frankfort Branch at 404 South Logan Street, branch established on 2000/09/21. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $90.0 mil, Deposits: $81.8 mil, headquarters in Johnston City, IL, positive income, 4 total offices
  • Bank of America, National Association: West Frankfort Branch at 212 West Oak Street, branch established on 1922/01/30. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation

Fire-safe hotels and motels in West Frankfort, Illinois:

  • Gray Plaza Motel, 1010 W Main St, West Frankfort, IL 62896 , Phone: (618) 932-3116
  • America's Best Value Inn, 1001 Factory Outlet Blvd, West Frankfort, IL 62896 , Phone: (618) 932-2171, Fax: (618) 932-2019
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in West Frankfort, Illinois

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.4
Illinois average:

12.4

West Frankfort travel time to work - commute West Frankfort mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (64%)
  • Electricity (35%)
  • Wood (1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for West Frankfort city (based on Franklin County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant16,44490
Catholic3,0535
Mainline Protestant2,35924
Black Protestant1511
Other832
Orthodox701
None17,401-
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: 6
Franklin County:

1.52 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.08 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Franklin County:

0.51 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 22
Franklin County:

5.58 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 26
Here:

6.60 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.5%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Franklin County:

27.2%
Illinois:

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

14.4%
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
Financial Administration 4$12,162$36,4865$7,106
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$996
Police Protection - Officers 14$59,302$50,8300$0
Police - Other 7$16,756$28,7250$0
Firefighters 12$51,008$51,0080$0
Fire - Other 0$0 12$1,699
Streets and Highways 7$23,679$40,5930$0
Sewerage 3$14,486$57,9442$903
Water Supply 4$15,686$47,0580$0
Local Libraries 1$2,125$25,5003$2,126
Other and Unallocable 0$0 3$3,543
Totals for Government 52$195,204$45,04726$16,373

West Frankfort government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $1,659,000 ($204.56)
    Police Protection: $1,362,000 ($167.94)
    Housing and Community Development: $850,000 ($104.81)
    Regular Highways: $734,000 ($90.51)
    Local Fire Protection: $654,000 ($80.64)
    General - Other: $591,000 ($72.87)
    Central Staff Services: $400,000 ($49.32)
    Financial Administration: $360,000 ($44.39)
    Solid Waste Management: $222,000 ($27.37)
    Libraries: $116,000 ($14.30)
    Parks and Recreation: $22,000 ($2.71)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $70,000 ($8.63)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $296,000 ($36.50)
    Water Utilities: $163,000 ($20.10)
    Central Staff Services: $149,000 ($18.37)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,470,000 ($304.56)

West Frankfort government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $603,000 ($74.35)
    Solid Waste Management: $478,000 ($58.94)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $526,000 ($64.86)
    General Local Government Support: $342,000 ($42.17)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $557,000 ($68.68)
    Fines and Forfeits: $151,000 ($18.62)
    Interest Earnings: $126,000 ($15.54)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,098,000 ($135.39)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,733,000 ($213.69)
    All Other: $287,000 ($35.39)
    Highways: $236,000 ($29.10)
  • Tax - Property: $766,000 ($94.45)
    Public Utilities Sales: $284,000 ($35.02)
    Other License: $85,000 ($10.48)

West Frankfort government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,100,000 ($258.94)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,703,000 ($209.99)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $397,000 ($48.95)

West Frankfort government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,436,000 ($423.67)

5.02% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($29,065 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.02%
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 Williamson County, IL  1.35% ($29,015 average AGI)
from Jefferson County, IL  0.34% ($22,714)
from Jackson County, IL  0.30% ($21,326)


4.95% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,617 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.95%
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 Williamson County, IL  1.36% ($32,411 average AGI)
to Jackson County, IL  0.39% ($31,281)
to Jefferson County, IL  0.33% ($37,292)

Strongest AM radio stations in West Frankfort:

  • WFRX (1300 AM; 1 kW; WEST FRANKFORT, IL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WDDD (810 AM; 10 kW; JOHNSTON CITY, IL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGGH (1150 AM; 5 kW; MARION, IL)
  • WJPF (1340 AM; 1 kW; HERRIN, IL; Owner: ZRG OF ILLINOIS, INC.)
  • KXEN (1010 AM; 50 kW; FESTUS-ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BDJ RADIO ENTERPRISES, LLC)
  • KMOX (1120 AM; 50 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WMIX (940 AM; 5 kW; MOUNT VERNON, IL; Owner: WITHERS BROADCASTING CO OF ILLINOIS)
  • WILY (1210 AM; daytime; 10 kW; CENTRALIA, IL; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • WMCL (1060 AM; 3 kW; MCLEANSBORO, IL; Owner: DANA COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WSDZ (1260 AM; 20 kW; BELLEVILLE, IL)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • WCIL (1020 AM; daytime; 1 kW; CARBONDALE, IL; Owner: LYLE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KZIM (960 AM; 5 kW; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: ZIMMER RADIO OF MID-MISSOURI, INC)

Strongest FM radio stations in West Frankfort:

  • WXLT (103.5 FM; CHRISTOPHER, IL; Owner: ZRG OF ILLINOIS, INC.)
  • WDDD-FM (107.3 FM; MARION, IL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WVZA (92.7 FM; HERRIN, IL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WQUL (97.7 FM; WEST FRANKFORT, IL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCIL-FM (101.5 FM; CARBONDALE, IL; Owner: LYLE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WQRL (106.3 FM; BENTON, IL; Owner: DANA COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WISH-FM (98.9 FM; GALATIA, IL; Owner: GALATIA FM JOINT VENTURE)
  • WAWJ (90.1 FM; MARION, IL; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WOOZ-FM (99.9 FM; HARRISBURG, IL; Owner: ZIMMER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WUEZ (95.1 FM; CARTERVILLE, IL; Owner: ZRG OF ILLINOIS, INC.)
  • WBVN (104.5 FM; CARRIER MILLS, IL; Owner: KENNETH W. AND JANE A. ANDERSON)
  • WDQN-FM (95.9 FM; DUQUOIN, IL; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WXAN (103.9 FM; AVA, IL; Owner: HAROLD L. LAWDER)
  • WSIU (91.9 FM; CARBONDALE, IL; Owner: SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)
  • WTAO-FM (105.1 FM; MURPHYSBORO, IL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around West Frankfort:

  • W15BU (Channel 17; JOHNSTON CITY, IL; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WSIL-TV (Channel 3; HARRISBURG, IL; Owner: WSIL-TV, INC.)
  • WSIU-TV (Channel 8; CARBONDALE, IL; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)
  • WDKA (Channel 49; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: WDKA ACQUISITION CORPORATION)
  • KFVS-TV (Channel 12; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • WPSD-TV (Channel 6; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: WPSD-TV, LLC)
  • KBSI (Channel 23; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: KBSI LICENSEE L.P.)
  • WTCT (Channel 27; MARION, IL; Owner: TRI-STATE CHRISTIAN TV, INC.)
West Frankfort fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2013

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2013 (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of West Frankfort fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2013 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 11Number of bridges
  • 65m213ftTotal length
  • $750,000Total costs
  • 155,650Total average daily traffic
  • 45,492Total average daily truck traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 11930-1939
  • 11950-1959
  • 91960-1969
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for West Frankfort, IL

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

35 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in West Frankfort)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in West Frankfort, IL)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

73 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in West Frankfort)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers:

1
  • VINEYARD SUSAN C, 301 E Oak St, West Frankfort, IL 62896
    Certificate: D004868 (Individual), Certificate Issue Date: 11/18/2011, Expiration Date: 11/17/2012

FAA Registered Aircraft:

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  • Aircraft: ODLE STEVE 0-1 (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: Reciprocating
    N-Number: 34FR , Serial Number: 111-888-34
    Registrant (Individual): Steve E Odle, 2302 E Elm St, West Frankfort, IL 62896
  • Aircraft: PRITCHARD DANNY J B-8M (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: Reciprocating
    N-Number: 4240C , Serial Number: 1
    Registrant (Individual): Danny J Pritchard, Rr 3 Box 338, West Frankfort, IL 62896
  • Aircraft: BAUER EDDY FALCON-XP (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: BOMBARDIER ROTAX (ALL) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 518AA , Serial Number: 600124, Year manufactured: 1985, Airworthiness Date: 04/04/1985
    Registrant (Individual): Melvin Kessel, Rr 2 Box 380, West Frankfort, IL 62896
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 150L (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-200 SERIES (100 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 6710G , Serial Number: 15072210, Year manufactured: 1970, Airworthiness Date: 09/23/1970
    Registrant (Individual): Dale E Shelton, 14687 Gossett Rd, West Frankfort, IL 62896
  • Aircraft: BRIEGLEB BG-12B (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 60 mph), Engine: None
    N-Number: 9015 , Serial Number: 150, Year manufactured: 1969, Airworthiness Date: 06/14/1978
    Registrant (Individual): Bob D Thomas, 510 Illinois Ave, West Frankfort, IL 62896

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 74
  • Hazardous Condition: 13
  • Good Intent Call: 2

Incident types - West Frankfort

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for West Frankfort, IL
Most common first names in West Frankfort, IL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John19874.2 years
Mary16080.5 years
William15875.3 years
James15572.5 years
Charles11174.1 years
Robert8671.4 years
George8576.4 years
Frank6677.0 years
Margaret5979.8 years
Helen5880.5 years
Most common last names in West Frankfort, IL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Williams7976.1 years
Smith7478.0 years
Melvin4077.0 years
Davis3874.5 years
Jones3778.4 years
Moore3672.2 years
Brown3375.9 years
Martin3078.4 years
Wall2978.1 years
Thomas2871.5 years
Businesses in West Frankfort, IL
NameCountNameCount
CVS1Kmart1
Chevrolet1La-Z-Boy2
Dairy Queen1Long John Silver's1
Domino's Pizza1McDonald's1
Fashion Bug1Pizza Hut1
FedEx1SONIC Drive-In1
H&R Block1Subway1
Hardee's1U-Haul2
Kincaid1UPS2

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  • #94 on the list of "Top 100 least racially diverse cities (pop. 5,000+)"
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