Westervelt, Illinois

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Population in 2010: 128.
Males: 50  (39.6%)
Females: 78  (60.4%)
Median resident age:  69.0 years
Illinois median age:  37.9 years
Estimated median household income in 2016: $50,019
Westervelt:

$50,019
IL:

$60,960

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $24,999

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $91,970
Westervelt:

$91,970
IL:

$186,500
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Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Westervelt: 85.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (47.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 661 feet

For population 25 years and over in Westervelt:

  • High school or higher: 100.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%

For population 15 years and over in Westervelt CDP:

  • Never married: 42.4%
  • Now married: 15.6%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 17.1%
  • Divorced: 24.9%



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Westervelt, Illinois as of February 15, 2019.
The ratio of number of residents in Westervelt to the number of sex offenders is 101 to 1.


Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Decatur, IL (26.2 miles , pop. 81,860).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Louis, MO (94.7 miles , pop. 348,189).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (174.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Shelbyville, IL (2.4 miles ), Findlay, IL (2.5 miles ), Tower Hill, IL (2.9 miles ), Assumption, IL (3.2 miles ), Moweaqua, IL (3.6 miles ), Bethany, IL (3.6 miles ), Pana, IL (3.7 miles ), Windsor, IL (3.8 miles ).

Latitude: 39.48 N, Longitude: 88.86 W

Area code: 217

Westervelt household income distribution Westervelt home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.3%
Illinois:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation and warehousing (100%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (50%)
  • Health care and social assistance (50%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation occupations (100%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (0%)
  • Community and social service occupations (0%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (50%)
  • Sales and related occupations (50%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (0%)

Tornado activity:

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

On 3/20/1976, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 22.5 miles away from the Westervelt place center injured 18 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 8/21/1977, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 11.8 miles away from the place center killed 6 people and injured 56 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Westervelt-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Illinois state average. It is 77% 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 88.3 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 69.4 miles away from Westervelt 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 118.5 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 88.3 miles away from the city center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 73.9 miles away from Westervelt 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 164.0 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 Shelby County (7) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 4, Floods: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Westervelt:

  • SHELBYVILLE MANOR (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; SHELBYVILLE, IL)
  • SHELBYVILLE COMMUNITY DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 6 miles away; SHELBYVILLE, IL)
  • SHELBY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 6 miles away; SHELBYVILLE, IL)
  • RESERVOIR MANOR (Hospital, about 7 miles away; SHELBYVILLE, IL)
  • PARK PLACE (Hospital, about 13 miles away; PANA, IL)
  • MOWEAQUA NRSG AND RETIREMENT CTR (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; MOWEAQUA, IL)
  • PRAIRIE ROSE HEALTH CARE CTR (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; PANA, IL)

airports located in Westervelt:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Westervelt:

  • Millikin University (about 26 miles; Decatur, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,419)
  • Lake Land College (about 26 miles; Mattoon, IL; FT enrollment: 7,499)
  • Richland Community College (about 29 miles; Decatur, IL; FT enrollment: 2,434)
  • Eastern Illinois University (about 37 miles; Charleston, IL; FT enrollment: 9,414)
  • Lincoln Land Community College (about 44 miles; Springfield, IL; FT enrollment: 5,460)
  • University of Illinois at Springfield (about 44 miles; Springfield, IL; FT enrollment: 3,748)
  • Parkland College (about 55 miles; Champaign, IL; FT enrollment: 7,326)

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Shelby County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 0.0%
Average household size:
This place:  2.6 people
Illinois:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  67.3%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  12.2%
Whole state:  6.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 2.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

4.4
Illinois average:

12.1

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

2016 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Westervelt CDP (based on Shelby County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant6,21641
Mainline Protestant2,71320
Catholic2,6353
Other122
None10,787-
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: 5
Shelby County:

2.30 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

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

0.46 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
Shelby County:

4.14 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 17
Here:

7.83 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.3%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Shelby County:

26.6%
Illinois:

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

8.9%
State:

14.5%

5.09% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($35,897 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.09%
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 Christian County, IL  0.57% ($35,061 average AGI)
from Macon County, IL  0.55% ($42,064)
from Coles County, IL  0.49% ($34,810)


5.49% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,852 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.49%
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 Christian County, IL  0.77% ($30,379 average AGI)
to Macon County, IL  0.77% ($40,712)
to Coles County, IL  0.65% ($29,464)

Strongest AM radio stations in Westervelt:

  • WINU (870 AM; daytime; 1 kW; SHELBYVILLE, IL)
  • 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.)
  • WLBH (1170 AM; daytime; 5 kW; MATTOON, IL; Owner: MATTOON BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WILL (580 AM; 5 kW; URBANA, IL; Owner: UNIV. OF ILLINOIS BOARD OF TRUSTEES)
  • WIBC (1070 AM; 50 kW; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WSDZ (1260 AM; 20 kW; BELLEVILLE, IL)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Westervelt:

  • WEJT (105.1 FM; SHELBYVILLE, IL; Owner: THE CROMWELL GROUP, INC. OF ILLINOIS)
  • WZNX (106.7 FM; SULLIVAN, IL; Owner: WSHY, INC.)
  • WRAN (98.3 FM; TOWER HILL, IL; Owner: KASKASKIA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WDZQ (95.1 FM; DECATUR, IL; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WZUS (100.9 FM; MACON, IL; Owner: THE CROMWELL GROUP, INC. OF ILLINOIS)
  • WXFM-FM (99.3 FM; MOUNT ZION, IL; Owner: TECHNICOM, INC.)
  • WLBH-FM (96.9 FM; MATTOON, IL; Owner: MATTOON BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WTRH (93.3 FM; RAMSEY, IL; Owner: COUNTRYSIDE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WILL-FM (90.9 FM; URBANA, IL; Owner: UNIV. OF ILLINOIS BOARD OF TRUSTEES)
  • WJLY (88.3 FM; RAMSEY, IL; Owner: COUNTRYSIDE BROADCASTING)
  • WYDS (93.1 FM; DECATUR, IL; Owner: WEJT, INC.)
  • WMCI (101.3 FM; NEOGA, IL; Owner: THE CROMWELL GROUP, INC. OF ILLINOIS)
  • WTIM-FM (97.3 FM; TAYLORVILLE, IL; Owner: MILLER COMMUNICATIONS INC)
  • WMKR (94.3 FM; PANA, IL; Owner: MILLER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WSOY-FM (102.9 FM; DECATUR, IL; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WXET (107.9 FM; ARCOLA, IL; Owner: PREMIER BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WHQQ (98.9 FM; NEOGA, IL; Owner: WSHY, INC.)
  • WCRC (95.7 FM; EFFINGHAM, IL; Owner: TWO PETAZ, INC.)
  • WNLD (88.1 FM; DECATUR, IL; Owner: ILLINOIS BIBLE INSTITUTE)
  • W242AE (96.3 FM; TAYLORVILLE, IL; Owner: ILLINOIS BIBLE INSTITUTE, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Westervelt:

  • WBUI (Channel 23; DECATUR, IL; Owner: ACME TV LICENSES OF ILLINOIS, LLC)
  • WAND (Channel 17; DECATUR, IL; Owner: WAND(TV) PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCIA (Channel 3; CHAMPAIGN, IL; Owner: NEXSTAR BROADCASTING OF CHAMPAIGN, L.L.C.)
  • WRSP-TV (Channel 55; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: SPRINGFIELD BROADCASTING PARTNERS)
  • WICS (Channel 20; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: WICS LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WILL-TV (Channel 12; URBANA, IL; Owner: UNIV. OF ILLINOIS BD. OF TRUSTEES)
  • W29BG (Channel 29; DECATUR, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WEIU-TV (Channel 51; CHARLESTON, IL; Owner: EASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 1.5 Mi E (Lat: 39.475306 Lon: -88.851472), Call Sign: KNER822
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.085 MHzGrant Date: 12/05/2012, Expiration Date: 02/05/2023Registrant: Pros Rf, 5219 Adairville Rd, Franklin, KY 42134, Phone: (270) 908-4402, Fax: (786) 549-7864, Email:

Westervelt compared to Illinois 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.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in 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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