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Population in 2012: 177 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -9.2%
 

Males: 86  (48.9%)
Females: 91  (51.1%)

Median resident age:  38.0 years
Illinois median age:  39.6 years

Zip code: 62380

Estimated median household income in 2012: $32,429 (it was $29,500 in 2000)
West Point:

$32,429
IL:

$55,137
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $14,846

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $30,758 (it was $17,400 in 2000)
West Point:

$30,758
IL:

$170,600
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $43,027; Detached houses: $45,134; Mobile homes: $28,700

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in West Point: 85.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Ancestries: German (33.0%), Irish (21.1%), United States (21.1%), English (8.1%), Welsh (2.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 08/16/1893

Land area: 0.17 square miles.

Population density: 1,051 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in West Point:

  • High school or higher: 74.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.4%
  • Unemployed: 9.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 40.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in West Point village:

  • Never married: 26.0%
  • Now married: 52.5%
  • Separated: 3.3%
  • Widowed: 2.8%
  • Divorced: 15.5%

3 residents are foreign born

This village:  1.5%
Illinois:  13.9%



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in West Point, Illinois as of November 27, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in West Point to the number of sex offenders is 89 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $464 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $199 (0.9%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Springfield, IL (87.5 miles , pop. 111,454).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Louis, MO (123.3 miles , pop. 348,189).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (213.1 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Basco, IL (2.3 miles) , Bowen, IL (2.6 miles ), Bentley, IL (2.7 miles) , Loraine, IL (2.7 miles ), Elvaston, IL (3.2 miles) , Carthage, IL (3.4 miles ), Lima, IL (3.4 miles) , La Prairie, IL (3.5 miles) .

Latitude: 40.26 N, Longitude: 91.18 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 217

West Point household income distribution West Point home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

9.8%
Illinois:

9.5%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -19 (-8.9%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (40%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (16%)
  • Other services, except public administration (14%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (9%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Information (5%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (41%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Wholesale trade (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (16%)
  • Other construction workers and helpers (14%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (10%)
  • Carpenters (10%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (10%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (8%)
  • Religious workers (6%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (29%)
  • Registered nurses (16%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (11%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8%)
  • Advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)


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Tornado activity:

West Point-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Illinois state average. It is 110% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/13/1974, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 11.6 miles away from the West Point village center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 9/30/1973, a category F3 tornado 13.5 miles away from the village center .

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Hancock County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 10, Floods: 9, Tornadoes: 2, Snow: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near West Point:

  • HANCOCK COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTME (Home Health Center, about 12 miles away; CARTHAGE, IL)
  • SHERRICK HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 12 miles away; CARTHAGE, IL)
  • CARTHAGE TERRACE (Hospital, about 12 miles away; CARTHAGE, IL)

Political contributions by individuals in West Point, IL

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

  • Western Illinois University (about 31 miles; Macomb, IL; Full-time enrollment: 10,446)
  • Southeastern Community College (about 39 miles; West Burlington, IA; FT enrollment: 2,087)
  • Truman State University (about 75 miles; Kirksville, MO; FT enrollment: 5,595)
  • Indian Hills Community College (about 84 miles; Ottumwa, IA; FT enrollment: 3,272)
  • Bradley University (about 88 miles; Peoria, IL; FT enrollment: 5,105)
  • Moberly Area Community College (about 89 miles; Moberly, MO; FT enrollment: 2,714)
  • University of Illinois at Springfield (about 91 miles; Springfield, IL; FT enrollment: 2,458)

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Notable location: West Point Fire Protection District (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in West Point: Pierce Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 32.8. This is about average.
City:

32.8
U.S.:

32.0
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 29.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 24.9 miles away from the city center.
City:

29.6
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.68. This is about average. Closest monitor was 14.9 miles away from the city center.
City:

9.68
U.S.:

9.59
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 15.3. This is significantly better than average. There were 22 monitors within city limits.
City:

15.3
U.S.:

22.1


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 28.5%

Average household size:
This village:  2.8 people
Illinois:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  65.6%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  10.9%
Whole state:  6.3%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in West Point, IL

West Point compared to Illinois state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value 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.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


West Point travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (77%)
  • Electricity (17%)
  • Wood (4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)

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Religion statistics for West Point village (based on Hancock County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 57.76%
Here57.8%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchChristian Churches and Churches of ChristEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents22.4%17.2%11.0%9.9%5.9%
Congregations7.4%22.1%11.8%5.9%10.3%
NameChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Assemblies of GodUnited Church of ChristLDS (Mormon) ChurchOther
Adherents5.8%5.4%4.1%3.8%14.5%
Congregations4.4%7.4%2.9%2.9%25.0%
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: 6
Hancock County:

3.18 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

0.53 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 15
Hancock County:

7.96 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 10
This county:

5.31 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.3%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Hancock County:

26.2%
State:

25.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.6%
State:

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
Other Government Administration 0$0 8$200
Water Supply 0$0 1$237
Totals for Government 0$0 9$437

West Point government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Housing & Community Development: $92,000 ($519.77)
    Water Utilities: $17,000 ($96.05)
    Sewerage: $11,000 ($62.15)
    Financial Administration: $11,000 ($62.15)
    Regular Highways: $7,000 ($39.55)
    General - Other: $2,000 ($11.30)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $6,000 ($33.90)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $29,000 ($163.84)
    Central Staff: $15,000 ($84.75)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $12,000 ($67.80)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $4,000 ($22.60)

West Point government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $23,000 ($129.94)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,000 ($5.65)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $15,000 ($84.75)
    Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($11.30)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $38,000 ($214.69)
  • State Intergovernmental - Housing & Community Development: $66,000 ($372.88)
    General Support: $18,000 ($101.69)
    Highways: $6,000 ($33.90)
  • Tax - Property: $4,000 ($22.60)

West Point government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $71,000 ($401.13)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $103,000 ($581.92)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $99,000 ($559.32)
    Water Utilities: $58,000 ($327.68)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $13,000 ($73.45)
    Other, NEC: $4,000 ($22.60)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $190,000 ($1073.45)

5.34% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($32,620 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.34%
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 Lee County, IA  0.83% ($26,359 average AGI)
from McDonough County, IL  0.68% ($22,288)
from Adams County, IL  0.59% ($24,822)


6.54% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($32,870 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.54%
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 Lee County, IA  1.03% ($31,675 average AGI)
to Adams County, IL  0.89% ($53,000)
to McDonough County, IL  0.59% ($21,848)

Strongest AM radio stations in West Point:

  • WCAZ (990 AM; 1 kW; CARTHAGE, IL; Owner: RALLA BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WGEM (1440 AM; 5 kW; QUINCY, IL; Owner: QUINCY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WTAD (930 AM; 5 kW; QUINCY, IL; Owner: STARADIO CORPORATION)
  • KOKX (1310 AM; 1 kW; KEOKUK, IA; Owner: RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • 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.)
  • KHMO (1070 AM; 5 kW; HANNIBAL, MO)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in West Point:

  • WQKQ (92.1 FM; CARTHAGE, IL; Owner: PRITCHARD BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KRNQ (96.3 FM; KEOKUK, IA; Owner: DAVID M. LISTER)
  • WIUW (89.5 FM; WARSAW, IL; Owner: WESTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)
  • KOKX-FM (95.3 FM; KEOKUK, IA; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • WCEZ (93.9 FM; CARTHAGE, IL; Owner: DANA R. WITHERS)
  • KRRY (100.9 FM; CANTON, MO; Owner: BICK BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KGRC (92.9 FM; HANNIBAL, MO; Owner: STARADIO CORPORATION)
  • WGEM-FM (105.1 FM; QUINCY, IL; Owner: QUINCY NEWSPAPERS, INC.)
  • WCOY (99.5 FM; QUINCY, IL; Owner: STARADIO CORPORATION)
  • WQUB (90.3 FM; QUINCY, IL; Owner: QUINCY UNIVERSITY CORPORATION)
  • WGCA-FM (88.5 FM; QUINCY, IL; Owner: GREAT COMMISSION BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WQCY (103.9 FM; QUINCY, IL; Owner: STARADIO CORPORATION)
  • KMDY (90.9 FM; KEOKUK, IA; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • KRXL (94.5 FM; KIRKSVILLE, MO; Owner: KIRX, INC.)
  • KBKB-FM (101.7 FM; FORT MADISON, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WIUM (91.3 FM; MACOMB, IL; Owner: WESTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)
  • WPWQ (106.7 FM; MOUNT STERLING, IL; Owner: WPW BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WMQZ (104.1 FM; COLCHESTER, IL; Owner: COLCHESTER RADIO, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around West Point:

  • W49BS (Channel 49; QUINCY, IL; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W53BP (Channel 53; QUINCY, IL; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KHQA-TV (Channel 7; HANNIBAL, MO; Owner: CHELSEY BROADCASTING COMPANY OF QUINCY, LLC)
  • KTVO (Channel 3; KIRKSVILLE, MO; Owner: KTVO LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, INC.)
  • WTJR (Channel 16; QUINCY, IL; Owner: BELIEVER'S BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W36BS (Channel 36; QUINCY, IL; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W61CO (Channel 61; QUINCY, IL; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KGWB-TV (Channel 26; BURLINGTON, IA; Owner: BURLINGTON TELEVISION ACQUISITION CORP.)
  • W18CJ (Channel 18; QUINCY, IL; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • K60CL (Channel 60; KEOKUK, IA; Owner: CHRIST VISION, INC.)
  • W69DF (Channel 69; QUINCY, IL; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WGEM-TV (Channel 10; QUINCY, IL; Owner: QUINCY BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WQEC (Channel 27; QUINCY, IL; Owner: W. CENTRAL ILLINOIS EDUC. TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • K40GO (Channel 40; QUINCY, IL; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W65CZ (Channel 65; QUINCY, IL; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W67DR (Channel 67; QUINCY, IL; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W45BM (Channel 45; QUINCY, IL; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WMEC (Channel 22; MACOMB, IL; Owner: W. CENTRAL ILLINOIS EDUC. TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • K38AB (Channel 38; FORT MADISON, ETC., IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • K44AB (Channel 44; KEOKUK, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)


FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

3
  • Mikhail Raznobriadsev, East County Road 400 (Lat: 40.255556 Lon: -91.201611), Type: 79.2, Structure height: 17067 m, Overall height: 77.7 m
    Registrant: 7707971070, Network.Regulatory@verizonwireless.Com, 1120 SANCTUARY PKWY Ste 1-50 Mc: Gasa5reg
  • Mikhail Raznobriadsev, East County Road 400 (Lat: 40.255556 Lon: -91.201611), Type: 79.2, Structure height: 17067 m, Overall height: 77.7 m
    Registrant: 7707971070, Network.Regulatory@verizonwireless.Com, 1120 SANCTUARY PKWY Ste 1-50 Mc: Gasa5reg
  • Mikhail Raznobriadsev, East County Road 400 (Lat: 40.255556 Lon: -91.201611), Type: 79.2, Structure height: 17067 m, Overall height: 77.7 m
    Registrant: 7707971070, Network.Regulatory@verizonwireless.Com, 1120 SANCTUARY PKWY Ste 1-50 Mc: Gasa5reg

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KA9WWU, Licensee ID: L00324039
    Grant Date: 03/04/2011, Expiration Date: 03/12/2021, Certifier: David F Hale
    Registrant: David F Hale, West Point, IL 62380


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 2

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