West Point, Illinois

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Population in 2019: 163 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -16.4%
 
Males: 81  (50.3%)
Females: 82  (49.7%)
Median resident age:

45.9 years
Illinois median age:

38.6 years

Zip code: 62380

Estimated median household income in 2019: $52,505 (it was $29,500 in 2000)
West Point:

$52,505
IL:

$69,187

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $18,800 (it was $13,631 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $42,250 (it was $17,400 in 2000)
West Point:

$42,250
IL:

$209,100

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $64,416; detached houses: $64,260

Median gross rent in 2019: $328.

March 2019 cost of living index in West Point: 81.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 19.0%
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According to our research of Illinois and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in West Point, Illinois as of October 26, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in West Point is 196 to 1.


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Ancestries: American (54.9%), English (21.3%), German (8.2%), European (1.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 08/16/1893

Land area: 0.17 square miles.

Population density: 968 people per square mile   (low).

West Point, Illinois map

1 resident is foreign born

This village:

0.5%
Illinois:

14.1%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,034 (2.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $342 (0.9%)

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

Distribution of median household income in West Point, IL in 2019
Distribution of house value in West Point, IL in 2019

West Point satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

3.8%
Illinois:

6.5%
Most common industries in West Point, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Transportation equipment (18.2%)
  • Construction (13.6%)
  • Truck transportation (13.6%)
  • Health care (11.4%)
  • Groceries & related products merchant wholesalers (10.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.5%)
  • Public administration (3.4%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (24.0%)
  • Truck transportation (24.0%)
  • Groceries & related products merchant wholesalers (14.0%)
  • Farm product raw materials merchant wholesalers (6.0%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (6.0%)
  • Public administration (6.0%)
  • U. S. Postal service (6.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Transportation equipment (36.8%)
  • Health care (26.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (10.5%)
  • Private households (7.9%)
  • Machinery (5.3%)
  • Groceries & related products merchant wholesalers (5.3%)
  • Metal & metal products (5.3%)
Most common occupations in West Point, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Assemblers and fabricators (12.5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9.1%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (8.0%)
  • Other construction workers and helpers (8.0%)
  • Registered nurses (6.8%)
  • Carpenters (5.7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.7%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (16.0%)
  • Other construction workers and helpers (14.0%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (10.0%)
  • Carpenters (10.0%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (10.0%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (8.0%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (6.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Assemblers and fabricators (28.9%)
  • Registered nurses (15.8%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (10.5%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (7.9%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7.9%)
  • Advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers (5.3%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (5.3%)

Average climate in West Point, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 49.3. This is significantly better than average.

City:

49.3
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 30.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 24.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.9
U.S.:

33.3

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 significantly above Illinois state average. It is 208% greater 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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 216.0 miles away from West Point center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 216.0 miles away from West Point 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 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 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) earthquake occurred 240.7 miles away from West Point center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 216.7 miles away from West Point 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 (17) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 12, Storms: 12, Snows: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 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)

Points of interest:

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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
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

For population 15 years and over in West Point:

Marital status in West Point, IL
  • Never married: 23.7%
  • Now married: 56.1%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 1.9%
  • Divorced: 18.3%

For population 25 years and over in West Point:

  • High school or higher: 85.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 2.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.5%
  • Unemployed: 8.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 40.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.5
Illinois average:

12.0

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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
This county:

3.18 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.53 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

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

7.96 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

5.31 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

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

9.3%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Hancock County:

26.2%
Illinois:

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

13.6%
Illinois:

14.5%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
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$677
Financial Administration 0$0 1$347
Totals for Government 0$0 9$1,024

West Point government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $47,000 ($288.34)
    General Public Buildings: $36,000 ($220.86)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,000 ($6.13)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $12,000 ($73.62)

West Point government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $5,000 ($30.67)
    General Revenue - Other: $1,000 ($6.13)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $73,000 ($447.85)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $19,000 ($116.56)
    Highways: $4,000 ($24.54)
  • Tax - Property: $5,000 ($30.67)

West Point government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $28,000 ($171.78)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $22,000 ($134.97)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,000 ($36.81)

West Point government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $166,000 ($1018.40)

5.18% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($39,426 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.18%
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 Lee County, IA  1.21% ($36,567 average AGI)
from Adams County, IL  0.62% ($27,304)
from McDonough County, IL  0.55% ($38,634)


5.29% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($47,901 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.29%
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 Lee County, IA  1.02% ($36,289 average AGI)
to Adams County, IL  0.65% ($51,771)
to McDonough County, IL  0.54% ($30,025)

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)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 7Number of bridges
  • 69ft / 20.8mTotal length
  • 8,625Total average daily traffic
  • 1,354Total average daily truck traffic
  • 4,200Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in West Point)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Lat: 40.260556 Lon: -91.183056, Call Sign: WQTP242,
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.492 MHz, 158.242 MHz, Grant Date: 03/17/2014, Expiration Date: 03/17/2024, Certifier: Donnie Limkemann, Registrant: Electronic Applications Co., Inc., P. O. Box 1279, Burlington, IA 52601, Phone: (319) 752-2435, Fax: (319) 752-0157, Email:

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

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in West Point, IL
  • 88.3%Utility gas
  • 10.0%Electricity
  • 1.7%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in West Point, IL
  • 66.7%Utility gas
  • 16.7%Electricity
  • 16.7%Wood


West Point compared to Illinois 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.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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