West Point, Illinois

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Population in 2013: 175 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -10.3%
 
Males: 91  (52.5%)
Females: 84  (47.5%)
Median resident age:  40.6 years
Illinois median age:  37.2 years

Zip code: 62380

Estimated median household income in 2013: $32,906 (it was $29,500 in 2000)
West Point:

$32,906
IL:

$56,210

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $14,041 (it was $13,631 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $33,399 (it was $17,400 in 2000)
West Point:

$33,399
IL:

$169,600

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $70,444; Detached houses: $80,203; Mobile homes: $13,748

Median gross rent in 2013: $278.

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Mar. 2013 cost of living index in West Point: 83.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (30.6%), United States (23.3%), Irish (21.1%), English (6.0%), French (2.6%), Welsh (1.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 08/16/1893

Land area: 0.17 square miles.

Population density: 1,039 people per square mile   (low).

West Point, Illinois map

For population 25 years and over in West Point:

  • High school or higher: 75.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.4%
  • Unemployed: 8.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 40.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in West Point village:

  • Never married: 29.5%
  • Now married: 50.4%
  • Separated: 3.2%
  • Widowed: 2.1%
  • Divorced: 14.8%



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in West Point, Illinois as of September 02, 2015.
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 2013: $533 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $212 (1.0%)

West Point satellite photo by USGS

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 June 2014:
Here:

7.5%
Illinois:

7.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -19 (-8.9%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (39%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (15%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (15%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (30%)
  • Retail trade (19%)
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Wholesale trade (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (26%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (20%)
  • Material moving occupations (15%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (9%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (30%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (22%)
  • Transportation occupations (15%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (11%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (4%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (4%)

Average climate in West Point, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

West Point-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Illinois state average. It is 41% 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 .

Earthquake activity:

West Point-area historical earthquake activity is near Illinois state average. It is 82% 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 216.0 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 202.0 miles away from West Point 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 231.4 miles away from the 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 240.7 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 216.7 miles away from West Point center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 201.2 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 Hancock County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 10, Snows: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
West Point topographic map

Hospitals and 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)
  • MONTEBELLO HEALTHCARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; HAMILTON, IL)
  • NORTH ADAMS HOME (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; MENDON, IL)
  • GOLDEN GOOD SHEPHERD HOME (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; GOLDEN, IL)
  • SOUTHEASTERN RENAL DIALYSIS, L.C. - LEE COUNTY (Dialysis Facility, about 15 miles away; KEOKUK, IA)

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

  • Western Illinois University (about 30 miles; Macomb, IL; Full-time enrollment: 10,755)
  • Southeastern Community College (about 39 miles; West Burlington, IA; FT enrollment: 2,251)
  • Truman State University (about 74 miles; Kirksville, MO; FT enrollment: 5,553)
  • Indian Hills Community College (about 84 miles; Ottumwa, IA; FT enrollment: 4,034)
  • Bradley University (about 89 miles; Peoria, IL; FT enrollment: 5,152)
  • Moberly Area Community College (about 89 miles; Moberly, MO; FT enrollment: 3,977)
  • University of Illinois at Springfield (about 91 miles; Springfield, IL; FT enrollment: 3,748)

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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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 72.0. This is about average.

City:

72.0
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 31.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 24.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

31.4
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2006 was 22.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 14.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

22.6
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 11.0. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 14.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.0
U.S.:

9.1
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 34.3%
(34.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 16.7% for two or more races residents)
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

West Point compared to Illinois state average:

  • Median household income 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.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly 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:

11.9
Illinois average:

12.4

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (79%)
  • Electricity (18%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant4,95328
Evangelical Protestant2,68829
Catholic1,5215
Other9734
None8,969-
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
Hancock County:

3.18 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

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

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

5.31 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.3%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Hancock County:

26.2%
Illinois:

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

13.6%
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
Financial Administration 0$0 1$300
Other Government Administration 0$0 7$425
Sewerage 0$0 1$100
Water Supply 0$0 1$150
Totals for Government 0$0 10$975

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

  • Current Operations - Housing & Community Development: $92,000 ($525.71)
    Water Utilities: $17,000 ($97.14)
    Sewerage: $11,000 ($62.86)
    Financial Administration: $11,000 ($62.86)
    Regular Highways: $7,000 ($40.00)
    General - Other: $2,000 ($11.43)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $6,000 ($34.29)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $29,000 ($165.71)
    Central Staff: $15,000 ($85.71)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $12,000 ($68.57)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $4,000 ($22.86)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $23,000 ($131.43)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,000 ($5.71)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $15,000 ($85.71)
    Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($11.43)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $38,000 ($217.14)
  • State Intergovernmental - Housing & Community Development: $66,000 ($377.14)
    General Support: $18,000 ($102.86)
    Highways: $6,000 ($34.29)
  • Tax - Property: $4,000 ($22.86)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $71,000 ($405.71)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $103,000 ($588.57)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $99,000 ($565.71)
    Water Utilities: $58,000 ($331.43)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $13,000 ($74.29)
    Other, NEC: $4,000 ($22.86)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $190,000 ($1085.71)

4.53% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($35,046 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.53%
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 Lee County, IA  0.80% ($36,230 average AGI)
from McDonough County, IL  0.52% ($32,875)
from Adams County, IL  0.39% ($33,500)


5.27% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,010 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.27%
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 Lee County, IA  1.16% ($25,292 average AGI)
to McDonough County, IL  0.58% ($26,533)
to Adams County, IL  0.53% ($66,268)

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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