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Calhoun County, Illinois (IL)


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County population in 2012: 5,014 (all rural); it was 5,084 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 862
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 819
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 1,654
Renter-occupied apartments: 404 (it was 392 in 2000)
% of renters here:

19%
State:

33%

Land area: 254 sq. mi.
Water area: 29.9 sq. mi.
Population density: 20 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Calhoun County: 86.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (16.2%), Construction (12.2%), Arts,entertainment,recreation,accommodation and food services (10.5%), Manufacturing (10.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 76%
  • Government: 17%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 7%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Calhoun County, Illinois:


Median resident age:  44.0 years
Illinois median age:  36.0 years

Males: 2,528  (50.1%)
Females: 2,561  (49.9%)

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Average household size:
Calhoun County:

2.0 people
Illinois:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $39,817 ($34,375 in 1999)
This county:

$39817
Illinois:

$53966

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $326 (lower quartile is $237, upper quartile is $408)
This county:

$326
State:

$708


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $93,331 (it was $69,300 in 2000)
Calhoun County:

$93,331
Illinois:

$202,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $65,681 - $153,580

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $161,968
Here:

$161,968
State:

$252,233

Townhouses or other attached units: $262,094
Here:

$262,094
State:

$249,884

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $149,407
Here:

$149,407
State:

$320,044

Mobile homes: $89,564
Here:

$89,564
State:

$35,670
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,180
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $282

Institutionalized population: 69

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Single-family new house construction building permits:

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $1,265 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $975 (1.0%)


Calhoun County household income distribution in 2009 Calhoun County home values distribution


Calhoun County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 13.2%
(13.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 25.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 17.6% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 44 years old
(Males: 44 years old, Females: 45 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 44 years old, Black residents: 16 years old, American Indian residents: 40 years old, Asian residents: 48 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 15 years old, Other race residents: 23 years old)

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

9.0%
Whole state:

10.7%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

2.2%
Whole state:

5.1%

Area name: St. Louis, MO-IL HUD Metro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Calhoun County is $526 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $654 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $842 a month.

Cities in this county include: Hardin, Kampsville, Batchtown, Brussels, Hamburg.

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

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Calhoun County: Miller Landing (A), Gilead Gun Club (B), Retzers Landing (C), Riprap Landing (D), Royal Landing (E), Webbs Landing (F), Turner Landing (G), Johnson Landing (H), Pleasant Hill Access Point (I), Diamond Island Public Access Area (J), Royal Landing Access Area (K), Church of the Nazarene Camp (L), Golden Eagle Ferry (M), Fuller Landing (N), Blooms Landing (O), Burr Oak Landing (P), Crater Landing (Q), Dixon Landing (R), Michael Landing Public Access (S), Hadley Landing Public Access Area (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Calhoun County include: Summit Grove Church (A), Farmers Ridge Church (B), Hillcrest Church (C), Indian Creek Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Ingle Cemetery (1), Long Cemetery (2), Macker Cemetery (3), Minesinger Cemetery (4), Hillcrest Cemetery (5), Mount Hope Cemetery (6), Oak Grove Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and swamps: Emoritt Lake (A), Pecan Lake (B), Bailey Lake (C), Fuller Lake (D), Long Lake (E), Middle Slough (F), Coon Lake (G), Bell Pond (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Silver Creek (A), East Panther Creek (B), Bay Creek (C), Michael Creek (D), Metz Creek (E), Madison Creek (F), West Point Creek (G), West Panther Creek (H), Dark Chute (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Calhoun County include: Reds Landing State Fish and Waterfowl Manage (1), Rip Rap Landing State Fish and Waterfowl Management Area (2), Mark Twain National Wildlife Refuge (3), Batchtown State Fish and Waterfowl Management Area (4), Diamond-Hurricane Island State Fish and Waterfowl Management Area (5), Fuller Lake State Fish and Waterfowl Management Area (6), Titus Hollow Public Access Area (7), Mortland Island State Fish and Waterfowl Man (8). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Greene County , Jersey County , Lincoln County, Missouri , Pike County , Pike County, Missouri , St. Charles County, Missouri .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 179
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 79.9%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 9.4%

Number of foreign born residents: 53 (72% naturalized citizens)

Calhoun County:

1.0%
Whole state:

12.3%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 40.4 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 47.9%

Calhoun County marital status for males
Calhoun County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Calhoun County with a mortgage: 443 (8 second mortgage, 18 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 434

Here:

50.5% with mortgage
State:

69.8% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 64.83%
Here64.8%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 3,296
Total congregations: 23

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLutheran ChurchNew Testament Association Independent Baptist Churches/Other Fundamental BaptistsPresbyterian Church (USA)Other
Adherents2,083 (63.2%)383 (11.6%)271 (8.2%)184 (5.6%)375 (11.4%)
Congregations7 (30.4%)3 (13.0%)1 (4.3%)2 (8.7%)10 (43.5%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Calhoun County - Hardin, Kampsville, Batchtown, Brussels, Hamburg

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
This county:

5.84 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 1
This county:

1.95 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 11
Calhoun County:

21.41 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

9.5%
Illinois:

8.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

26.3%
Illinois:

25.2%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Calhoun County:

9.8%
State:

14.5%


Agriculture in Calhoun County:

Average size of farms: 188 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $26,397
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $251.24
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.09%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 21.20%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $19,108
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 43.98%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.08%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $49,647
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 91.88%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 6.57
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 1.80%
Corn for grain: 16523 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 767 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 16562 harvested acres
Vegetables: 295 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 1,188 acres

Tornado activity:

Calhoun County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Illinois state average. It is 1.1 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 20 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 3/12/2006, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado injured 20 people.

Earthquake activity:

Calhoun County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Illinois state average. It is 97% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/2/1990 at 07:01:47, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 79.8 miles away from the county center
On 8/27/1993 at 00:08:34, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, 3.3 MD, Depth: 10.3 mi) earthquake occurred 76.3 miles away from the county center
On 1/29/1993 at 13:56:23, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 MD, 3.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 87.1 miles away from the county center
On 12/29/2003 at 09:02:08, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 75.9 miles away from Calhoun County center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), duration magnitude (MD)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Calhoun County (20) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 18
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 14, Floods: 13, Tornadoes: 4, Floods: 3, Heavy Rain: 1, Snow: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (24%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (13%)
  • Metal and metal products (6%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Motor vehicle and parts dealers (3%)
  • Repair and maintenance (3%)
  • Health care (20%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (10%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7%)
  • Carpenters (7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (7%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):




Most common first ancestries reported in Calhoun County (%):





Calhoun County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 1,674 (73%)
  • Carpooled: 402 (18%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 2 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 4 (0%)
  • Walked: 60 (3%)
  • Other means: 8 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 142 (6%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


54 people in nursing homes

People in group quarters in Calhoun County, Illinois in 2010:


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $44,828.

5.50% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($31,505 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.50%
Illinois average:

5.66%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.21% relocated from other counties in Illinois ($25,430 average AGI)
1.28% relocated from other states ($6,075 average AGI)
Calhoun County:

1.28%
Illinois average:

2.13%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Madison County, IL  1.34% ($41,077 average AGI)
from Jersey County, IL  1.28% ($32,000)


5.35% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($37,558 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.35%
Illinois average:

5.99%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.86% relocated to other counties in Illinois ($26,231 average AGI)
1.49% relocated to other states ($11,337 average AGI)
Calhoun County:

1.49%
Illinois average:

2.58%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Jersey County, IL  1.24% ($40,917 average AGI)
to Madison County, IL  1.08% ($30,810)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.1
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.4

Births per 1000 population in Calhoun County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.6

Deaths per 1000 population in Calhoun County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 10.3
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 2.7

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Calhoun County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 1,058 (931 aged, 127 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 8%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 7%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1007.170
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1665.700
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 19.37

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 20.08
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 58.11

Household type by relationship:

Households: 4,999

Size of family households: 736 2-persons, 292 3-persons, 244 4-persons, 115 5-persons, 47 6-persons, 13 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 569 1-person, 60 2-persons, 4 3-persons, 4 4-persons, 1 5-persons.

97.9% of residents of Calhoun County speak English at home.
1.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (56% speak English very well, 30% speak English well, 15% speak English not well).
0.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (72% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 13% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $83,490,000 ($16087 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $50,036,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $15,080,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $7,877,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $2,419,000
Federal grants: $6,023,000
Federal procurement contracts: $50,250,000 ($49,583,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $1,841,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,210,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $1,030,000
Federal Government insurance: $17,070,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 275
Here:

53 per 1000 residents
State:

75 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 356
Here:

69 per 1000 residents
State:

43 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: -4
Here -1 per 1000 residents
State +26 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +174
Here +34 per 1000 residents
State -31 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Calhoun County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.30 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.7
State:

6.1

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.6
State:

4.1

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Calhoun County, Illinois
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 8
  • 3 rooms: 38
  • 4 rooms: 265
  • 5 rooms: 444
  • 6 rooms: 430
  • 7 rooms: 278
  • 8 rooms: 112
  • 9+ rooms: 79
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 16
  • 3 rooms: 63
  • 4 rooms: 106
  • 5 rooms: 89
  • 6 rooms: 50
  • 7 rooms: 45
  • 8 rooms: 17
  • 9+ rooms: 6
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Calhoun County, Illinois
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 88
  • 2 bedrooms: 505
  • 3 bedrooms: 795
  • 4 bedrooms: 242
  • 5+ bedrooms: 24
  • no bedroom: 3
  • 1 bedroom: 93
  • 2 bedrooms: 151
  • 3 bedrooms: 101
  • 4 bedrooms: 38
  • 5+ bedrooms: 6
Cars and other vehicles available in Calhoun County, Illinois in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 81
  • 1 vehicle: 396
  • 2 vehicles: 675
  • 3 vehicles: 367
  • 4 vehicles: 79
  • 5+ vehicles: 56
  • no vehicle: 45
  • 1 vehicle: 158
  • 2 vehicles: 134
  • 3 vehicles: 53
  • 4 vehicles: 1
  • 5+ vehicles: 1

70% of Calhoun County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 55% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 65% lived in Illinois.

Calhoun County:

69.8%
State average:

58.6%


Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $63,300


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 6%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 5%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Calhoun County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (52.7%)
  • Utility gas (25.2%)
  • Wood (10.5%)
  • Electricity (10.0%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.8%)
  • Solar energy (0.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (45.7%)
  • Electricity (23.7%)
  • Utility gas (23.5%)
  • Wood (4.3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.8%)
  • Coal or coke (0.5%)
  • Other fuel (0.5%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 144
Here:

25.5%
Illinois:

13.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 7
Here:

2.4%
Illinois:

11.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 23
Here:

14.6%
Illinois:

25.8%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Expenditure Revenue

Calhoun County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:


Calhoun County government finances - Revenue in 2002:


Calhoun County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



Calhoun County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1991
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Calhoun County Fatal accident statistics for 1992 - 2009
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




Most common first names in Calhoun County, IL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John4076.2 years
Mary3379.4 years
Charles3377.7 years
William3276.1 years
James2669.2 years
George2384.0 years
Paul2175.5 years
Raymond2077.7 years
Dorothy1883.7 years
Joseph1681.2 years
Most common last names in Calhoun County, IL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Godar2081.2 years
Snyders1977.7 years
Franke1780.6 years
Gress1675.7 years
Schumann1681.4 years
Klaas1674.8 years
Bick1567.6 years
Schleeper1481.1 years
Sievers1384.9 years
Hagen1379.1 years

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