Moultrie County, Illinois (IL)

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County population in 2012: 14,933 (31% urban, 69% rural); it was 14,287 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 2,666
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,775
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 4,239
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,317 (it was 1,166 in 2000)
% of renters here:

22%
State:

33%

Land area: 336 sq. mi.

Water area: 8.9 sq. mi.

Population density: 44 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Moultrie County: 85.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (34.2%), Construction (23.7%), Educational, health and social services (14.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 59%
  • Government: 0%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 40%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Moultrie County, Illinois:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (97.8%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (0.9%)
  • Two or more races (0.6%)
Median resident age:  40.0 years
Illinois median age:  36.0 years
Males: 7,212  (46.4%)
Females: 7,634  (53.6%)
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Moultrie County,IL real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Moultrie County:

2.0 people
Illinois:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $46,140 ($40,084 in 1999)

This county:

$46140
Illinois:

$56210

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $445 (lower quartile is $343, upper quartile is $554)
This county:

$445
State:

$772


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $88,754 (it was $73,400 in 2000)
Moultrie:

$88,754
Illinois:

$169,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $61,582 - $144,194

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $120,268
Here:

$120,268
State:

$228,842

Townhouses or other attached units: $101,745
Here:

$101,745
State:

$200,693

Mobile homes: $73,503
Here:

$73,503
State:

$36,193
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $958
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $397

Institutionalized population: 323
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 45 buildings, average cost: $131,000
  • 2008: 31 buildings, average cost: $113,000
  • 2009: 24 buildings, average cost: $114,900

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $2,065 (2.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,922 (2.3%)

Moultrie County household income distribution in 2009 Moultrie County home values distribution Moultrie County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 12.8%
(13.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 2.8% for Black residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 13.3%
Moultrie County:

13.3%
Illinois:

14.7%
(13.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 2.9% for Black residents, 114.3% for American Indian residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 41 years old
(Males: 39 years old, Females: 43 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 41 years old, Black residents: 60 years old, Asian residents: 54 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 26 years old, Other race residents: 13 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Moultrie County is $386 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $503 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $634 a month.

Cities in this county include: Sullivan, Bethany, Lovington, Dalton City, Gays, Allenville.

Moultrie 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 Moultrie County: Timber Lake Golf Course (A), Okaw Valley Orchard (B), Masonic Home (C), Jonathan Creek Townhall (D), Lowe Townhall (E), Illinois Masonic Home (F), Dora Township Fire Protection District Lake City (G), Arthur Rural Fire Protection District (H), Arthur Ambulance Service (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Moultrie County include: First Christian Church (A), First Church of God (B), Saint Isadore Church (C), Union Chapel (D), Union Prairie Church (E), Jonathan Creek Christian Church (F), Oak Grove Church (G), Smyser Church (H), New Liberty Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Bolin Cemetery (1), Camfield Cemetery (2), Daugherty Cemetery (3), Ellis Cemetery (4), French Cemetery (5), Hagerman Cemetery (6), Hampton Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Elm Springs Park Lake Number 4 (A), Emil Lake (B), Wood Lake (C), Elim Lake (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Coon Creek (A), Camfield Branch (B), Brush Creek (C), Bolin Branch (D), Asa Creek (E), Dunn Branch (F), Marrowbone Creek (G), Lynn Creek (H), West Okaw River (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Moultrie County include: Sullivan Recreation Area (1), Whitley Creek Recreation Area (2), Wilborn Creek Recreation Area (3), West Okaw River State Fish and Wildlife Management Area (4), Kaskaskia River State Fish and Wildlife Management Area (5), Illinois Natural History Survey Area (6), Forrest W Wood Access Area (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Coles County , Douglas County , Macon County , Piatt County , Shelby County .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.5%
Illinois:

7.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 357
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 78.8%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 14.7%

Number of foreign born residents: 87 (64% naturalized citizens)

Moultrie County:

0.6%
Whole state:

12.3%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 18
  • 1990 to 1994: 4
  • 1985 to 1989: 11
  • 1980 to 1984: 4
  • 1975 to 1979: 5
  • 1970 to 1974: 2
  • 1970 to 1974: 2
  • 1965 to 1969: 41

Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.4 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 52.4%

Moultrie County marital status for males Moultrie County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Moultrie County with a mortgage: 2,132 (166 second mortgage, 154 home equity loan, 4 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,361

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

69.8% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Moultrie County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant5,14830
Mainline Protestant2,3379
Catholic3962
Other3-
None6,962-
Moultrie 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: 2
Moultrie County:

1.40 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

0.70 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
Moultrie County:

4.19 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 6
This county:

4.19 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Moultrie County:

9.2%
Illinois:

8.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Moultrie County:

26.5%
State:

25.2%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

5.8%
State:

14.5%

Agriculture in Moultrie County:

Average size of farms: 423 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $110,789
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $251.44
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 11.04%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $78,590
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 92.70%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.01%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $138,390
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 90.02%
Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 2.22
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 26.80%
Corn for grain: 86121 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 777 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 82937 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Moultrie County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Illinois state average. It is 4264394.1 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 10 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 4/7/1998, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado injured 8 people and caused $100,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Moultrie County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Illinois state average. It is 78% 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 91.0 miles away from Moultrie 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 68.9 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 122.8 miles away from the 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 90.5 miles away from the county center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 77.6 miles away from Moultrie 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 177.7 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 Moultrie County (6) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 2

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 (%):

  • United Kingdom (18%)
  • Germany (14%)
  • Canada (14%)
  • Cuba (8%)
  • Korea (7%)
  • Philippines (7%)
  • Mexico (7%)

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

  • German (29%)
  • United States or American (27%)
  • English (11%)
  • Irish (10%)
  • French (except Basque) (3%)
  • Dutch (2%)
  • Italian (2%)

Moultrie County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 5,425 (80%)
  • Carpooled: 665 (10%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 12 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 11 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 78 (1%)
  • Walked: 246 (4%)
  • Other means: 64 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 298 (4%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


People in group quarters in Moultrie County, Illinois in 2000:

  • 380 people in nursing homes
  • 61 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 11 people in other group homes
  • 10 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 4 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 2 people in other workers' dormitories

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

  • 293 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 38 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 34 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 30 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $58,918.

6.30% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($31,039 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.30%
Illinois average:

4.45%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
5.20% relocated from other counties in Illinois ($26,047 average AGI)
1.09% relocated from other states ($4,992 average AGI)
Moultrie County:

1.09%
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 Macon County, IL  1.34% ($36,234 average AGI)
from Coles County, IL  0.95% ($22,800)
from Douglas County, IL  0.62% ($36,167)
from Shelby County, IL  0.59% ($30,176)
from Piatt County, IL  0.38% ($42,636)


6.13% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($36,788 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.13%
Illinois average:

4.96%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.66% relocated to other counties in Illinois ($29,453 average AGI)
1.48% relocated to other states ($7,334 average AGI)
Moultrie County:

1.48%
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 Macon County, IL  1.09% ($33,635 average AGI)
to Coles County, IL  0.92% ($26,264)
to Douglas County, IL  0.59% ($41,794)
to Shelby County, IL  0.57% ($38,394)
to Champaign County, IL  0.21% ($37,500)
to Piatt County, IL  0.19% ($162,455)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.8
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.7

Births per 1000 population in Moultrie County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 12.3

Deaths per 1000 population in Moultrie County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.2
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 9.3

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Moultrie County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 3,049 (2,743 aged, 306 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 8%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1295.660
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1426.600
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 13.78

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 6.94
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 41.35

Household type by relationship:

Households: 14,451

Size of family households: 1,992 2-persons, 834 3-persons, 654 4-persons, 330 5-persons, 127 6-persons, 116 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,469 1-person, 206 2-persons, 18 3-persons, 8 4-persons, 1 5-persons, 2 6-persons, 1 7-or-more-persons.

2,899 married couples with children.
549 single-parent households (157 men, 392 women).

93.1% of residents of Moultrie County speak English at home.
0.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (56% speak English very well, 27% speak English well, 17% speak English not well).
6.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (62% speak English very well, 33% speak English well, 5% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (91% speak English very well, 9% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $78,502,000 ($5450 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $2,263,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $41,937,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $18,833,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $5,964,000
Federal grants: $8,071,000
Federal procurement contracts: $734,000 ($204,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $2,963,000 ($902,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,598,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $4,287,000
Federal Government insurance: $34,397,000

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

Births: 966
Here:

67 per 1000 residents
State:

75 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,018
Here:

70 per 1000 residents
State:

43 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +15
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+26 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +295
Here +20 per 1000 residents
State -31 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Moultrie County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.02 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.0
State:

6.1

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

4.1

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 178
  • 2000 to 2004: 458
  • 1990 to 1999: 566
  • 1980 to 1989: 514
  • 1970 to 1979: 978
  • 1960 to 1969: 931
  • 1950 to 1959: 781
  • 1940 to 1949: 468
  • 1939 or earlier: 1,476
Rooms in houses/apartments in Moultrie County, Illinois
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 7
  • 2 rooms: 7
  • 3 rooms: 70
  • 4 rooms: 463
  • 5 rooms: 1,027
  • 6 rooms: 1,156
  • 7 rooms: 782
  • 8 rooms: 376
  • 9+ rooms: 351
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 41
  • 3 rooms: 124
  • 4 rooms: 429
  • 5 rooms: 253
  • 6 rooms: 130
  • 7 rooms: 85
  • 8 rooms: 61
  • 9+ rooms: 43
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Moultrie County, Illinois
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 7
  • 1 bedroom: 85
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,059
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,324
  • 4 bedrooms: 599
  • 5+ bedrooms: 165
  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 215
  • 2 bedrooms: 590
  • 3 bedrooms: 250
  • 4 bedrooms: 95
  • 5+ bedrooms: 16
Cars and other vehicles available in Moultrie County, Illinois in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 258
  • 1 vehicle: 1,024
  • 2 vehicles: 1,945
  • 3 vehicles: 769
  • 4 vehicles: 181
  • 5+ vehicles: 62
  • no vehicle: 217
  • 1 vehicle: 511
  • 2 vehicles: 296
  • 3 vehicles: 90
  • 4 vehicles: 19
  • 5+ vehicles: 33

62% of Moultrie County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 51% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 79% lived in Illinois.

Moultrie County:

61.5%
State average:

58.6%

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

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $46,700


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 0%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Moultrie County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (64.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (20.2%)
  • Electricity (12.2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.7%)
  • Wood (0.8%)
  • Utility gas (54.1%)
  • Electricity (24.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (19.9%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.9%)
  • Wood (0.6%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 183
Here:

10.7%
Illinois:

13.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 97
Here:

11.5%
Illinois:

11.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 37
Here:

12.5%
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)

Moultrie County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,127,000
  • Current Operations - Judicial and Legal Services: $846,000
    General - Other: $617,000
    Health Services - Other: $558,000
    Central Staff Services: $554,000
    Police Protection: $487,000
    Regular Highways: $381,000
    Financial Administration: $210,000
    Corrections - Other: $209,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,842,000

Moultrie County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - All Other: $343,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $342,000
    Interest Earnings: $182,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $1,222,000
    Highways: $643,000
    Health & Hospitals: $258,000
  • Tax - Property: $1,483,000

Moultrie County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $3,935,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Moultrie County Fatal accident statistics for 1994 - 2013
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Moultrie County, IL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William16279.8 years
John15178.9 years
Mary14180.9 years
James10875.9 years
Charles10580.8 years
Ruth7883.6 years
Robert7376.2 years
George7278.8 years
Helen7182.1 years
Harry5382.0 years
Most common last names in Moultrie County, IL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith8680.6 years
Taylor4981.5 years
Johnson4082.5 years
Miller4080.6 years
Davis3776.1 years
Brown3479.5 years
Elder2978.5 years
Wood2780.8 years
White2578.6 years
Harshman2280.7 years
Businesses in Moultrie County, IL
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1McDonald's1
CVS1Nike1
Chevrolet1RadioShack1
FedEx1Subway1
H&R Block1U-Haul1
Hardee's1UPS1