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:
Land area: 254 sq. mi. Water area: 29.9 sq. mi.
Population density: 20 people per square mile
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%).
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%)
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:
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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:
Illinois Severe Winter Storm and Snowstorm, Incident Period: January 31, 2011 to February 3, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1960): March 17, 2011, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1960, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
Illinois Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: June 1, 2008 to July 22, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1771): June 24, 2008, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1771, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
Illinois Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: November 30, 2006 to December 1, 2006, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1681): February 9, 2007, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1681, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
Illinois Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3230): September 7, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3230, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
Illinois Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: April 21, 2002 to May 23, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1416): May 21, 2002, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1416, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
Illinois Flooding, Incident Period: April 18, 2001 to May 29, 2001, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1368): May 9, 2001, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1368, Natural disaster type: Flood
Illinois Winter Snow Storm, Incident Period: January 1, 1999 to January 15, 1999, Emergency Declared (EM-3134): January 8, 1999, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3134, Natural disaster type: Storm, Snow
Illinois Severe Storm, Flooding, Incident Period: May 15, 1995 to June 15, 1995, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1053): May 30, 1995, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1053, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
Illinois Severe Storms, Flooding, Incident Period: April 9, 1994 to May 4, 1994, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1025): April 26, 1994, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1025, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
Illinois Flooding, Severe Storms, Incident Period: April 13, 1993 to October 22, 1993, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-997): July 9, 1993, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-997, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
10 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.
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).
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:
In family households: 4,277 (1,197 male householders, 250 female householders)
1,234 spouses, 1,388 children (1,302 natural, 17 adopted, 69 stepchildren), 62 grandchildren, 23 brothers or sisters, 16 parents, 19 other relatives, 76 non-relatives
In nonfamily households: 722 (326 male householders (281 living alone)), 312 female householders (288 living alone)), 84 nonrelatives
In group quarters: 90 (69 institutionalized population)
Size of family households: 736 2-persons, 292 3-persons, 244 4-persons, 115 5-persons, 47 6-persons, 13 7-or-more-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:
53 per 1000 residents
75 per 1000 residents
69 per 1000 residents
43 per 1000 residents
Net international migration: -4
-1 per 1000 residents
+26 per 1000 residents
Net internal migration: +174
+34 per 1000 residents
-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:
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Year house built
2005 or later: 17
2000 to 2004: 177
1990 to 1999: 473
1980 to 1989: 290
1970 to 1979: 458
1960 to 1969: 269
1950 to 1959: 280
1940 to 1949: 214
1939 or earlier: 662
Rooms in houses/apartments in Calhoun County, Illinois
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.
Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:
This state: 4303
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