West Frankfort, Illinois

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Population in 2017: 7,953 (99% urban, 1% rural).
Population change since 2000: -3.0%
 
Males: 3,857  (48.5%)
Females: 4,096  (51.5%)
Median resident age:

41.2 years
Illinois median age:

38.0 years

Zip codes: 62896.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $27,770 (it was $25,358 in 2000)
West Frankfort:

$27,770
IL:

$62,992

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $19,136 (it was $14,671 in 2000)

West Frankfort city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $67,274 (it was $41,400 in 2000)
West Frankfort:

$67,274
IL:

$195,300

Median gross rent in 2017: $543.

March 2019 cost of living index in West Frankfort: 75.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 24.7%
(24.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 52.5% for Black residents, 41.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 41.4% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in West Frankfort, IL (2017)
    • 7,37894.2%White alone
    • 1822.3%Two or more races
    • 680.9%Hispanic
    • 610.8%Black alone
    • 430.5%Asian alone
    • 290.4%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists, there were 38 registered sex offenders living in West Frankfort, Illinois as of August 07, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in West Frankfort is 208 to 1.


Crime rates in West Frankfort by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(36.6)
0
(0.0)
2
(24.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
2
(24.2)
2
(24.1)
1
(12.0)
4
(48.8)
6
(73.3)
3
(37.4)
3
(36.6)
4
(48.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(24.1)
0
(0.0)
3
(36.6)
34
(423.5)
42
(511.8)
5
(61.0)
6
(74.1)
2
(24.9)
5
(62.2)
3
(37.6)
2
(25.2)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
46
(557.0)
23
(277.6)
28
(336.7)
36
(438.9)
31
(378.5)
8
(99.6)
5
(60.9)
16
(195.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
49
(593.3)
82
(989.7)
63
(757.6)
67
(816.9)
92
(1,123)
112
(1,395)
125
(1,523)
46
(561.2)
40
(494.3)
68
(847.4)
63
(783.2)
74
(928.4)
95
(1,199)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
122
(1,477)
125
(1,509)
113
(1,359)
102
(1,244)
118
(1,441)
131
(1,632)
190
(2,315)
63
(768.7)
100
(1,236)
83
(1,034)
110
(1,367)
122
(1,531)
127
(1,603)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
12
(145.3)
18
(217.3)
23
(276.6)
8
(97.5)
14
(170.9)
27
(336.3)
23
(280.2)
10
(122.0)
15
(185.4)
12
(149.5)
18
(223.8)
12
(150.5)
20
(252.5)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
2
(24.1)
4
(48.1)
1
(12.2)
0
(0.0)
6
(74.7)
2
(24.4)
0
(0.0)
1
(12.4)
1
(12.5)
3
(37.3)
0
(0.0)
2
(25.2)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)243.0221.8213.7241.5368.5366.7465.3176.2121.1120.1146.1149.5175.9

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City-data.com crime index in West Frankfort, IL

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 20 (15 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.89
Illinois average:

2.09
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Ancestries: German (21.1%), American (18.6%), English (13.9%), Italian (8.9%), Irish (5.6%), European (2.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 09/18/1901

Elevation: 401 feet

Land area: 4.75 square miles.

Population density: 1,676 people per square mile   (low).

West Frankfort, Illinois map

87 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.1%
Illinois:

14.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,401 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,104 (2.1%)

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 )

Latitude: 37.90 N, Longitude: 88.92 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -326 (-4.2%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 869 (31.3%)

Area code: 618

Distribution of median household income in West Frankfort, IL in 2017
Distribution of house value in West Frankfort, IL in 2017
West Frankfort satellite photo by USGS

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
  • 2015: 4 buildings, average cost: $60,400
  • 2016: 6 buildings, average cost: $78,700
  • 2017: 4 buildings, average cost: $118,800
Number of permits per 10,000 West Frankfort, IL residents
Average permit cost in West Frankfort, IL
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

6.6%
Illinois:

4.5%
Historical population in West Frankfort, IL
Historical housing units in West Frankfort, IL
Most common industries in West Frankfort, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (10.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.5%)
  • Educational services (8.2%)
  • Finance & insurance (7.7%)
  • Transportation equipment (6.5%)
  • Public administration (6.2%)
  • Construction (5.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Transportation equipment (8.6%)
  • Construction (8.5%)
  • Public administration (7.8%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (6.3%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (6.2%)
  • Truck transportation (4.8%)
  • Educational services (4.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (18.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (13.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (13.1%)
  • Educational services (12.0%)
  • Public administration (4.5%)
  • Transportation equipment (4.3%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.5%)
Most common occupations in West Frankfort, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.6%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.2%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (9.7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8.1%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6.0%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.1%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.6%)
  • Cashiers (4.9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.6%)
  • Financial clerks, except bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks (4.2%)

Average climate in West Frankfort, Illinois

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West Frankfort, Illinois environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 70.4. This is about average.

City:

70.4
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 30.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.7
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.91. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.91
U.S.:

8.46

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 West Frankfort 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 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 70.8 miles away from West Frankfort 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 (8) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 3, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
West Frankfort topographic map

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:

  • FRANKFORT COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL (Location: 601 E MAIN ST, Grades: 9-12)

Private high school in West Frankfort:

  • EZRA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 25, Location: 1345 EZRA ST, Grades: KG-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in West Frankfort:

Private elementary/middle school in West Frankfort:

  • ST JOHN THE BAPTIST CATHOLIC ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 101, Location: 702 E POPLAR ST, Grades: PK-8)
See full list of schools located in West Frankfort

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.

Points of interest:

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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).

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

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

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

For population 15 years and over in West Frankfort:

Marital status in West Frankfort, IL
  • Never married: 27.9%
  • Now married: 39.3%
  • Separated: 2.4%
  • Widowed: 12.5%
  • Divorced: 17.8%

For population 25 years and over in West Frankfort:

  • High school or higher: 84.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.9%
  • Unemployed: 6.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.4
Illinois average:

12.2

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - West Frankfort
Presidential Elections Results

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

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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
Here:

1.52 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Franklin County:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

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.
Illinois:

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

6.60 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

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

9.5%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

27.2%
Illinois:

25.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Franklin County:

14.4%
Illinois:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

49.8%
Illinois:

48.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
West Frankfort:

46.2%
Illinois:

45.7%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.5
State:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
West Frankfort:

19.6%
Illinois:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

9.7%
Illinois:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.9
Illinois:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

35.0%
State:

33.2%

General health condition:
Here:

55.6%
Illinois:

55.4%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

76.7%
Illinois:

79.5%

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

West Frankfort government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $1,501,000 ($188.73)
    Housing and Community Development: $1,175,000 ($147.74)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,097,000 ($137.94)
    General - Other: $753,000 ($94.68)
    Regular Highways: $695,000 ($87.39)
    Water Utilities: $682,000 ($85.75)
    Financial Administration: $502,000 ($63.12)
    Sewerage: $390,000 ($49.04)
    Central Staff Services: $334,000 ($42.00)
    Solid Waste Management: $249,000 ($31.31)
    Libraries: $113,000 ($14.21)
    Parks and Recreation: $14,000 ($1.76)
  • Employee Retirement - Corporate Bonds: $3,307,000 ($415.82)
    Total Cash and Deposits: $2,306,000 ($289.95)
    Other Investments - Other: $1,766,000 ($222.05)
    Benefit Payments: $586,000 ($73.68)
    Withdrawals: $13,000 ($1.63)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $4,000 ($0.50)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $580,000 ($72.93)
    Local Fire Protection: $175,000 ($22.00)
    Police Protection: $58,000 ($7.29)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,480,000 ($311.83)

West Frankfort government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $567,000 ($71.29)
    Other: $402,000 ($50.55)
    Solid Waste Management: $377,000 ($47.40)
  • Employee Retirement - From Other Governments: $446,000 ($56.08)
    Earnings on Investments (calculated): $201,000 ($25.27)
    Local Employee Contribution: $118,000 ($14.84)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $936,000 ($117.69)
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $173,000 ($21.75)
    Donations From Private Sources: $151,000 ($18.99)
    General Revenue - Other: $104,000 ($13.08)
    Interest Earnings: $73,000 ($9.18)
    Fines and Forfeits: $43,000 ($5.41)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,047,000 ($131.65)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $3,316,000 ($416.95)
    Highways: $274,000 ($34.45)
    Other: $14,000 ($1.76)
  • Tax - Property: $954,000 ($119.95)
    Public Utilities Sales: $221,000 ($27.79)
    Other License: $32,000 ($4.02)

West Frankfort government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $33,000 ($4.15)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $33,000 ($4.15)

West Frankfort government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $1,589,000 ($199.80)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,397,000 ($930.09)

4.49% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($35,414 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.49%
Illinois average:

4.69%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Williamson County, IL  1.34% ($34,809 average AGI)
from Jefferson County, IL  0.32% ($33,244)
from Jackson County, IL  0.24% ($29,588)


5.21% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($37,037 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.21%
Illinois average:

5.50%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Williamson County, IL  1.64% ($37,017 average AGI)
to Jefferson County, IL  0.37% ($39,038)
to Perry County, IL  0.26% ($29,784)
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

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 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of West Frankfort fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 36Number of bridges
  • 285ft / 86.9mTotal length
  • $1,062,000Total costs
  • 321,900Total average daily traffic
  • 94,225Total average daily truck traffic
  • 194,229Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
New bridges in West Frankfort, IL - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11930-1939
  • 21950-1959
  • 121960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 21980-1989
  • 81990-1999
  • 42000-2009
  • 62010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for West Frankfort, IL

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

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

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

83 (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:

2
  • 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, Certificate Issue Date: 03/06/2000
    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, Certificate Issue Date: 04/17/2013
    Registrant (Individual): Bob D Thomas, 510 N Illinois Ave, West Frankfort, IL 62896

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 113. The highest number of reported fires - 160 took place in 2011, and the least - 74 in 2006. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in West Frankfort, IL When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (44.6%), and Structure Fires (41.1%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in West Frankfort, IL
    • 85944.6%Outside Fires
    • 79241.1%Structure Fires
    • 22411.6%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 512.6%Other
See full 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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in West Frankfort, IL
  • 63.4%Utility gas
  • 33.3%Electricity
  • 2.0%Wood
  • 0.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.2%Other fuel
  • 0.1%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in West Frankfort, IL
  • 56.1%Electricity
  • 42.3%Utility gas
  • 0.7%Other fuel
  • 0.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.4%No fuel used


West Frankfort compared to Illinois state average:

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

West Frankfort on our top lists:

  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of divorced people (15+ years)(population 5,000+)"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest city-data.com crime index decrease from 2011 to 2012 (population 5,000+)"
There are 5 pilots and 3 other airmen in this city.
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