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. 2013 cost of living index in Calhoun County: 85.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (20.3%), Educational, health and social services (16.8%), Construction (15.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 52%
  • Government: 5%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 43%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Calhoun County, Illinois:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (98.3%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (0.8%)
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 2013: $49,914 ($34,375 in 1999)

This county:

$49914
Illinois:

$56210

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $373 (lower quartile is $249, upper quartile is $459)
This county:

$373
State:

$772


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $104,477 (it was $69,300 in 2000)
Calhoun:

$104,477
Illinois:

$169,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $66,065 - $183,279
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,020
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $422

Institutionalized population: 69
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2004: 22 buildings, average cost: $101,700
  • 2005: 21 buildings, average cost: $125,000
  • 2006: 14 buildings, average cost: $127,900
  • 2007: 14 buildings, average cost: $106,600
  • 2008: 21 buildings, average cost: $152,000
  • 2009: 25 buildings, average cost: $216,600

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,852 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,652 (1.7%)

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 2013: 11.9%
(11.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 25.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 47.5% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 12.4%
Calhoun County:

12.4%
Illinois:

14.7%
(12.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 200.0% for Black residents, 25.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 47.7% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 45 years old
(Males: 44 years old, Females: 45 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 45 years old, Black residents: 20 years old, Asian residents: 11 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 9 years old)

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 .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.1%
Illinois:

7.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

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

  • 1995 to March 2000: 2
  • 1990 to 1994: 5
  • 1985 to 1989: 5
  • 1980 to 1984: 0
  • 1975 to 1979: 0
  • 1970 to 1974: 13
  • 1970 to 1974: 8
  • 1965 to 1969: 20

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:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

69.8% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Calhoun County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic2,8982
Evangelical Protestant8489
Mainline Protestant1855
None1,158-
Calhoun County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
Calhoun County:

5.84 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 1
Calhoun County:

1.95 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 11
This county:

21.41 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Calhoun County:

9.5%
Illinois:

8.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Calhoun County:

26.3%
State:

25.2%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

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 7023861.2 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 slightly above Illinois state average. It is 76% 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 157.2 miles away from Calhoun County 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 150.7 miles away from the county 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 151.2 miles away from the county 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 175.5 miles away from the county center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 185.8 miles away from Calhoun County 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 158.6 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

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: Floods: 16, Storms: 14, Tornadoes: 4, Winter Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females

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

  • Germany (34%)
  • Mexico (26%)
  • Japan (13%)
  • Brazil (9%)
  • Korea (8%)
  • Australia (4%)
  • Canada (4%)

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

  • German (53%)
  • United States or American (13%)
  • Irish (6%)
  • English (6%)
  • French (except Basque) (4%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)
  • Italian (2%)

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:

  • 67 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 21 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 2 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $51,020.

3.47% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,939 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.47%
Illinois average:

4.45%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.68% relocated from other counties in Illinois ($23,273 average AGI)
0.79% relocated from other states ($9,667 average AGI)
Calhoun County:

0.79%
Illinois average:

1.87%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Madison County, IL  0.89% ($32,412 average AGI)
from Jersey County, IL  0.79% ($31,867)


4.38% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($36,143 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.38%
Illinois average:

4.96%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
2.76% relocated to other counties in Illinois ($24,738 average AGI)
1.61% relocated to other states ($11,405 average AGI)
Calhoun County:

1.61%
Illinois average:

2.36%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Madison County, IL  1.04% ($55,350 average AGI)
to Jersey County, IL  0.83% ($30,188)

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 from 2007 to 2013: 11.3

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.

956 married couples with children.
149 single-parent households (57 men, 92 women).

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

  • 2005 or later: 22
  • 2000 to 2004: 366
  • 1990 to 1999: 502
  • 1980 to 1989: 289
  • 1970 to 1979: 315
  • 1960 to 1969: 238
  • 1950 to 1959: 238
  • 1940 to 1949: 166
  • 1939 or earlier: 689
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 (Noninstitutionalized)

Calhoun County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $1,946,000
    General - Other: $1,081,000
    Police Protection: $343,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $242,000
    Financial Administration: $72,000
    General Public Buildings: $58,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $6,000
    Welfare - Other: $3,000
    Health Services - Other: $2,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $0
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $332,000
    Regular Highways: $121,000
    General - Other: $12,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,078,000

Calhoun County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - All Other: $819,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Water Utilities: $332,000
    Highways: $141,000
    General Support: $87,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $274,000
    Interest Earnings: $156,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $840,000
    General Support: $464,000
    Public Welfare: $28,000
    All Other: $9,000
  • Tax - Property: $574,000
    NEC: $7,000

Calhoun County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $2,832,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

Calhoun County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1993
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Calhoun County Fatal accident statistics for 1994 - 2013
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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