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Wabash County, Illinois (IL)

County population in 2016: 11,541 (61% urban, 39% rural); it was 12,937 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 2,017
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,705
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 3,904
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,290 (it was 1,288 in 2000)
% of renters here:

25%
State:

33%

Land area: 223 sq. mi.

Water area: 4.3 sq. mi.

Population density: 52 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Wabash County: 75.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (23.8%), Transportation and warehousing,and utilities (11.3%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (10.8%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 35%
  • Government: 5%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 58%
  • Unpaid family work: 2%
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Races in Wabash County, Illinois:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (95.2%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (1.8%)
  • Asian alone (1.3%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (1.0%)
  • Two or more races (0.6%)
Median resident age:  43.2 years
Illinois median age:  37.9 years
Males: 5,630  (48.8%)
Females: 5,911  (51.2%)
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Wabash County,IL real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Wabash County:

2.0 people
Illinois:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $48,267 ($34,473 in 1999)

This county:

$48,267
Illinois:

$60,960

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $406 (lower quartile is $322, upper quartile is $547)
This county:

$406
State:

$832


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $85,568 (it was $49,900 in 2000)
Wabash:

$85,568
Illinois:

$186,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $57,597 - $137,386

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $111,972
Here:

$111,972
State:

$249,958

Mobile homes: $74,206
Here:

$74,206
State:

$51,570
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $943
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $398

Institutionalized population: 79
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 4 buildings, average cost: $62,400
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $69,000
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $230,600
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $75,000
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $64,400
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $140,000
  • 2013: 2 buildings, average cost: $135,000
  • 2014: 1 building, cost: $400,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,546 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $1,096 (1.4%)

Wabash County household income distribution in 2009 Wabash County home values distribution Wabash County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 11.1%
Wabash County:

11.1%
Illinois:

13.0%
(10.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 2.8% for Black residents, 50.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 88.0% for other race residents, 12.3% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 43.2 years old
(Males: 41.9 years old, Females: 44.8 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 44.4 years old, Black residents: 24.6 years old, Asian residents: 18.7 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 24.8 years old, Other race residents: 17.7 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Wabash County is $408 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $492 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $648 a month.

Cities in this county include: Mount Carmel, Allendale, Bellmont, Keensburg.

Wabash County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Churches in Wabash County include: Olive Congregational Christian Church (A), Pleasant Hill Congregational Church (B), Browns Chapel (C), Ridge Baptist Church (D), Samaria Missionary Baptist Church (E), Simpson United Methodist Church (F), Ebenezer United Methodist Church (G), Fortney United Methodist Church (H), Union Congregational Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Wanborough Cemetery (1), Wells Cemetery (2), Welser Cemetery (3), West Cemetery (4), Birk Prairie Cemetery (5), Bond Cemetery (6), Brown Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Horseshoe Pond (A), C B and Q Railroad Reservoir (B), Krajec Lake (C), Moose Lake (D), Albion Moose Lake (E), Harrison Lake (F), West Salem Reservoir (G), West Salem New Reservoir (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Rivers and creeks: Mud Creek (A), Shelby Creek (B), Camp Creek (C), Butter Creek (D), Buck Creek (E), Big Creek (F), Bear Creek (G), Madden Creek (H), Little Indian Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Beaver County, Utah , Lawrence County , Stafford County, Kansas , Robertson County, Kentucky .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.2%
Illinois:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 730
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 89.4%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 17.7%

Number of foreign born residents: 307 (30.8% naturalized citizens)

Wabash County:

2.7%
Whole state:

13.9%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 218
  • 2000 to 2009: 77
  • 1990 to 1999: 9
  • 1980 to 1989: 12
  • 1970 to 1979: 12
  • Before 1970: 49
Note: State values scaled to Wabash County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.4 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 61.8%

Wabash County marital status for males Wabash County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 4,274
  • One, attached: 12
  • Two: 115
  • 3 or 4: 135
  • 5 to 9: 95
  • 10 to 19: 114
  • 20 to 49: 126
  • 50 or more: 99
  • Mobile homes: 583

Housing units in Wabash County with a mortgage: 1,722 (51 second mortgage, 137 home equity loan, 2 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,860

Here:

50.0% with mortgage
State:

64.0% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Wabash County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant2,54515
Mainline Protestant2,06418
Catholic1,9842
Other-1
None5,354-
Wabash 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
Wabash County:

1.65 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
Wabash County:

3.30 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 9
This county:

7.42 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Wabash County:

8.9%
Illinois:

8.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Wabash County:

26.5%
State:

25.2%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

11.7%
State:

14.5%

Agriculture in Wabash County:

Average size of farms: 556 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $113,189
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $203.83
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 12.27%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $88,809
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 87.69%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $135,456
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 88.94%
Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 2.93
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 12.60%
Corn for grain: 46961 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 6097 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 46078 harvested acres
Vegetables: 6 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 5 acres

Tornado activity:

Wabash County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Illinois state average. It is 3759485.7 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 4 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 12/18/1957, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado injured 4 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Wabash County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Illinois state average. It is 75% 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 4.0 miles away from Wabash 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 27.3 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 30.7 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 3.6 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 18.7 miles away from Wabash 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 128.3 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:

  • Illinois Severe Storms, Straight-line Winds, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: November 17, 2013 to November 18, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4157: November 26, 2013, FEMA Id: 4157, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Wind
  • Illinois Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: April 19, 2011 to June 14, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1991: June 07, 2011, FEMA Id: 1991, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Illinois Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3230: September 07, 2005, FEMA Id: 3230, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Illinois Snow, Incident Period: December 21, 2004 to December 23, 2004, Emergency Declared EM-3199: February 01, 2005, FEMA Id: 3199, Natural disaster type: Snow
  • 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: 1416, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Illinois Severe Storms/Flooding, Incident Period: April 28, 1996 to May 17, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1112: May 06, 1996, FEMA Id: 1112, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Illinois Flooding, Severe Storm, Tornado, Incident Period: May 15, 1990 to July 03, 1990, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-871: June 22, 1990, FEMA Id: 871, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Illinois SEVERE STORMS, TORNADOES, Incident Period: January 07, 1989, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-819: January 13, 1989, FEMA Id: 819, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado

The number of natural disasters in Wabash County (8) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 2

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Manufacturing (15%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (16%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (14%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Material moving occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
  • Production occupations (13%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (8%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)

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

  • Nicaragua (20%)
  • Germany (14%)
  • Nepal (14%)
  • Korea (14%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (12%)
  • Venezuela (7%)
  • Bulgaria (7%)

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

  • German (30%)
  • American (20%)
  • English (11%)
  • Irish (6%)
  • French (except Basque) (2%)
  • British (1%)
  • French Canadian (1%)

Wabash County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 3,063 (80.8%)
  • Carpooled: 366 (9.6%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 36 (0.9%)
  • Bicycle: 51 (1.3%)
  • Walked: 20 (0.5%)
  • Worked at home: 248 (6.5%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)

158 people in nursing homes
19 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
79 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
9 people in residential treatment centers for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $52,958.

3.61% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($30,482 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.61%
Illinois average:

4.45%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
1.72% relocated from other counties in Illinois ($14,747 average AGI)
1.89% relocated from other states ($15,741 average AGI)
Wabash County:

1.89%
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 Edwards County, IL  0.50% ($24,261 average AGI)
from Gibson County, IN  0.50% ($30,913)
from Lawrence County, IL  0.33% ($33,867)
from White County, IL  0.22% ($26,900)


5.39% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,944 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.39%
Illinois average:

4.96%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
2.37% relocated to other counties in Illinois ($14,722 average AGI)
3.01% relocated to other states ($18,222 average AGI)
Wabash County:

3.01%
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 Gibson County, IN  0.64% ($31,700 average AGI)
to Vanderburgh County, IN  0.51% ($37,292)
to Edwards County, IL  0.41% ($24,474)
to Lawrence County, IL  0.30% ($35,500)
to White County, IL  0.26% ($31,833)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.8
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.3

Births per 1000 population in Wabash County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 11.9

Deaths per 1000 population in Wabash County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 12.8
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 2.0

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Wabash County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 11.9%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 3.9%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Wabash County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Wabash County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 2,404 (2,087 aged, 317 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 131 (5%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Wabash County, Illinois in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (184)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (170)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (122)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (121)
  • Unspecified dementia (111)
  • Congestive heart failure (88)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (79)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (51)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (51)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (45)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 8%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 7.93
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 6,338
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 198
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 34,793

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,416
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 907
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 24

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 24
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 64

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 16

Household type by relationship:

Households: 11,541
  • In family households: 9,494 (1,640 male householders, 1,491 female householders)
    2,588 spouses, 3,205 children (3,075 natural, 47 adopted, 83 stepchildren), 144 grandchildren, 23 brothers or sisters, 161 parents, 73 other relatives, 166 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 1,958 (770 male householders (687 living alone)), 962 female householders (920 living alone)), 224 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 88

Size of family households: 1,585 2-persons, 615 3-persons, 556 4-persons, 287 5-persons, 59 6-persons, 36 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,608 1-person, 103 2-persons, 6 3-persons, 11 5-persons.

1,795 married couples with children.
489 single-parent households (104 men, 385 women).

97.9% of residents of Wabash speak English at home.
0.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (82% speak English very well, 18% speak English not well).
0.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (57% speak English very well, 43% speak English well).
0.7% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (6% speak English very well, 33% speak English well, 60% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $64,522,000 ($5,118 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $1,027,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $32,788,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $16,113,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $4,623,000
Federal grants: $8,696,000
Federal procurement contracts: $480,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $1,822,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,405,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $1,978,000
Federal Government insurance: $14,713,000

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

Births: 720
Here:

57 per 1000 residents
State:

75 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 687
Here:

55 per 1000 residents
State:

43 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +5
Here:

+0 per 1000 residents
State:

+26 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -385
Here -31 per 1000 residents
State -31 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Wabash County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.68 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.2
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.2
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 0
  • 2010 to 2013: 17
  • 2000 to 2009: 468
  • 1990 to 1999: 406
  • 1980 to 1989: 443
  • 1970 to 1979: 1,004
  • 1960 to 1969: 609
  • 1950 to 1959: 783
  • 1940 to 1949: 549
  • 1939 or earlier: 1,231
Note: State values scaled to Wabash population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Wabash County, Illinois
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Wabash County population
  • 1 room: 35
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 50
  • 4 rooms: 280
  • 5 rooms: 743
  • 6 rooms: 948
  • 7 rooms: 631
  • 8 rooms: 504
  • 9+ rooms: 352
  • 1 room: 92
  • 2 rooms: 72
  • 3 rooms: 240
  • 4 rooms: 317
  • 5 rooms: 304
  • 6 rooms: 99
  • 7 rooms: 96
  • 8 rooms: 22
  • 9+ rooms: 63
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Wabash County, Illinois
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Wabash County population
  • no bedroom: 32
  • 1 bedroom: 49
  • 2 bedrooms: 787
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,062
  • 4 bedrooms: 522
  • 5+ bedrooms: 85
  • no bedroom: 91
  • 1 bedroom: 338
  • 2 bedrooms: 547
  • 3 bedrooms: 239
  • 4 bedrooms: 41
  • 5+ bedrooms: 46
Cars and other vehicles available in Wabash County, Illinois in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Wabash County population
  • no vehicle: 117
  • 1 vehicle: 928
  • 2 vehicles: 1,554
  • 3 vehicles: 662
  • 4 vehicles: 240
  • 5+ vehicles: 50
  • no vehicle: 239
  • 1 vehicle: 699
  • 2 vehicles: 305
  • 3 vehicles: 59
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5+ vehicles: 0

88% of Wabash County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 43% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 61% lived in Illinois.

Wabash County:

88.3%
State average:

86.9%

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

  • This state: 6,376
  • Other state: 4,824
  • Northeast: 85
  • Midwest: 3,777
  • South: 619
  • West: 325

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Wabash County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (52.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (24.3%)
  • Electricity (12.5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (5.0%)
  • Wood (3.9%)
  • No fuel used (0.5%)
  • Other fuel (0.3%)
  • Utility gas (45.9%)
  • Electricity (44.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (9.4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.8%)
  • Wood (0.2%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 173
Here:

15.2%
Illinois:

10.3%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 28
Here:

5.4%
Illinois:

9.3%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 31
Here:

6.5%
Illinois:

26.9%

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)

Wabash County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $16,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $1,460,000
    Police Protection: $1,183,000
    General - Other: $666,000
    Health Services - Other: $618,000
    Corrections - Other: $591,000
    Welfare - Other: $282,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $261,000
    Financial Administration: $245,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $6,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,909,000

Wabash County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - All Other: $822,000
    Regular Highways: $23,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,069,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $1,388,000
    Interest Earnings: $180,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $668,000
    Highways: $460,000
    Health & Hospitals: $6,000
  • Tax - Property: $1,229,000

Wabash County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $3,244,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 188
  • Number of aged recipients: 8
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 180
  • Number of recipients under 18: 27
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 129
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 32
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 78
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 79
Wabash County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Wabash County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
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Most common first names in Wabash County, IL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary16379.5 years
John11274.4 years
William11275.0 years
Charles9477.1 years
James8972.8 years
Robert7671.0 years
Helen6979.7 years
George5675.7 years
Dorothy4278.2 years
Ruth4279.7 years
Most common last names in Wabash County, IL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith5977.5 years
Johnson3779.1 years
Miller3472.2 years
Wood3474.9 years
Jones2676.0 years
Deisher2676.9 years
Williams2578.5 years
Brown2574.0 years
Garrett2472.5 years
Keepes2371.6 years
Businesses in Wabash County, IL
NameCountNameCount
AutoZone1MasterBrand Cabinets1
Burger King1McDonald's1
CVS1Pizza Hut1
Curves1Subway1
FedEx1Super 81
H&R Block1True Value1
Lane Furniture1UPS1
Long John Silver's1

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