62479 Zip Code Detailed Profile




City: Wheeler, IL (1.09%)
County: Jasper County, IL
Estimated zip code population in 2013: 899
Zip code population in 2010: 820
Zip code population in 2000: 790

Houses and condos: 334
Renter-occupied apartments: 33
% of renters here:

11%
State:

34%
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in zip code 62479: 85.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 52.9 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population density: 17 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Age and Sex of Residents in zip code 62479
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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2013:
This zip code:

1.3% ($1,574)
Illinois:

2.3% ($3,939)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $2,473 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $833 (0.8%)

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Males: 474  (52.7%)
Females: 425  (47.3%)

For population 25 years and over in 62479:

For population 15 years and over in 62479:

Zip code 62479 compared to state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Races in zip code 62479

  • Zip code 62479 races chart
    • 816White population
    • 0Black population
    • 0American Indian population
    • 0Asian population
    • 0Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander population
    • 0Some other race population
    • 0Two or more races population
    • 4Hispanic or Latino population

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100% rural population.

Estimated median house/condo value in 2013: $122,900
62479:

$122,900
Illinois:

$169,600
Median resident age:
This zip code:

36.4 years
Illinois median age:

37.2 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.9 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 62479, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $47,900 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$47,900
State:

$68,058

Salary/wage: $36,883 (reported on 83.3% of returns)
Here:

$36,883
State:

$55,396
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 69.0% for AGIs below $25k, 73.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 62.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 55.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 63.5% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,108 (reported on 61.9% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,108
Illinois:

$1,969
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.2% for AGIs below $25k, 1.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.6% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Ordinary dividends: $1,542 (reported on 28.6% of returns)
Here:

$1,542
State:

$7,786
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.3% for AGIs below $25k, 0.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.5% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$1,578 (reported on 21.4% of returns)
Here:

+$1,578
State:

+$22,183
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.1% for AGIs below $25k, 0.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.3% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$4,367 (reported on 14.3% of returns)
Here:

+$4,367
State:

+$12,903

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $3,900 (reported on 11.9% of returns)
62479:

$3,900
Illinois:

$17,929

Total itemized deductions: $16,375 (22% of AGI, reported on 19.0% of returns)
Here:

$16,375
State:

$26,433

Here:

21.8% of AGI
State:

19.2% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 15.9% for AGIs below $25k, 11.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 9.0% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Charity contributions: $1,820 (reported on 11.9% of returns)
Here:

$1,820
State:

$4,525

Taxes paid: $5,325 (reported on 19.0% of returns)
62479:

$5,325
State:

$11,968
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.9% for AGIs below $25k, 3.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.7% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Earned income credit: $2,080 (reported on 11.9% of returns)
Here:

$2,080
State:

$2,349
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.0% for AGIs below $25k, 0.8% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 62479, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $34,216 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$34,216
State:

$54,625

Salary/wage: $27,287 (reported on 81.4% of returns)
Here:

$27,287
State:

$46,811
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 76.7% for AGIs below $10k, 75.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 73.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 64.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 50.7% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,603 (reported on 62.5% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,603
Illinois:

$2,101
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 10.1% for AGIs below $10k, 3.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 4.2% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Taxable dividends: $2,142 (reported on 31.5% of returns)
Here:

$2,142
State:

$4,306
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.4% for AGIs below $10k, 3.8% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.0% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Net capital gain/loss: +$573 (reported on 20.3% of returns)
Here:

+$573
State:

+$17,321
(% of AGI for various income ranges: -0.5% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.1% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$2,000 (reported on 15.4% of returns)
Here:

+$2,000
State:

+$11,771

Profit/loss from farming: +$11,436 (reported on 23.3% of returns)
Here:

+$11,436
State:

+$2,327
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.7% for AGIs $10k-25k, 7.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 9.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 10.4% for AGIs $75k-100k)

IRA payment deduction: $2,583 (reported on 3.0% of returns)
62479:

$2,583
Illinois:

$3,087

Total itemized deductions: $13,660 (21% of AGI, reported on 11.7% of returns)
Here:

$13,660
State:

$20,239

Here:

20.5% of AGI
State:

19.5% of AGI

Charity contributions deductions: $2,444 (4% of AGI, reported on 8.9% of returns)
Here:

$2,444
State:

$3,719

Here:

3.6% of AGI
State:

3.4% of AGI

Total tax: $4,447 (reported on 72.7% of returns)
62479:

$4,447
State:

$9,882
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.3% for AGIs below $10k, 5.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 6.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 9.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 15.1% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Earned income credit: $1,711 (reported on 11.2% of returns)
Here:

$1,711
State:

$1,788

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 80.6%
Here:

81%
State:

61%
(% for various income ranges: 67.8% for AGIs below $10k, 83.9% for AGIs $10k-25k, 84.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 88.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 75.0% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Estimated median household income in 2013:
This zip code:

$61,739
Illinois:

$56,210
Wheeler, IL (62479) map Nearest zip codes: 62424, 62445, 62448, 62436, 62467, 62432.
Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

65.2%
Illinois:

50.5%
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This zip code:

2.9%
Illinois:

5.7%
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 12
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 298


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 13 (13 now married, 0 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 147 (109 now married, 38 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 62479 with a mortgage: 125
Houses without a mortgage: 152

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $919
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: S399

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2013:
This zip code:

5.8%
Whole state:

14.7%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2013:
This zip code:

5.0%
Whole state:

7.9%
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.4
State:

6.4
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.5
State:

4.3
  • Notable locations in this zip code not listed on our city pages

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  • Notable locations in zip code 62479: Lidy Farm (A), Bierman Grain Farm (B), Cohorst Dairy Farm (C), Green Farms (D), Hetzer Farms (E), Lidy Dairy and Hog Farm (F), Maple Lawn Herford Farm (G), Probstland Dairy (H), Slate Point Farms (I), Probstland Dairy Farm (J), Schumacher Farm (K), Bierman Grain Farm (L), Green Farms (M), Hetzer Farms (N), Johnson Farms (O), Lidy Dairy and Hog Farm (P), Niemerg Farms (Q). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Church in zip code 62479: Latona Church of Christ (A). Display/hide its location on the map

    Cemeteries: Bailey Cemetery (1), Wheeler Cemetery (2), Fairfield Cemetery (3), Brewer Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Lake: Glenn Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

    Creek: Crabapple Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Year house built

  • 02010 or later
  • 282000 to 2009
  • 931990 to 1999
  • 151980 to 1989
  • 851970 to 1979
  • 251960 to 1969
  • 71950 to 1959
  • 161940 to 1949
  • 651939 or earlier

Zip code 62479 satellite photo by USGS

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Wheeler, IL (62479)

  • 0no bedroom
  • 21 bedroom
  • 502 bedrooms
  • 1303 bedrooms
  • 784 bedrooms
  • 175+ bedrooms

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Wheeler, IL (62479)

  • 0no bedroom
  • 01 bedroom
  • 232 bedrooms
  • 103 bedrooms
  • 04 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Wheeler, IL (62479) in owner-occupied houses/condos

  • 4no vehicle
  • 141 vehicle
  • 1042 vehicles
  • 1113 vehicles
  • 354 vehicles
  • 95+ vehicles

Cars and other vehicles available in Wheeler, IL (62479) in renter-occupied apartments

  • 0no vehicle
  • 101 vehicle
  • 132 vehicles
  • 103 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

Median gross rent in 2013: $508.

Estimated median house (or condo) value in 2013 for:


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $122,900
62479:

$122,900
Illinois:

$169,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $64,400 - $304,400

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $200,512
Here:

$200,512
State:

$228,842

Mobile homes: $47,286
Here:

$47,286
State:

$36,193

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Housing units in structures:


Unemployment: 5.2%

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 54.7%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 899

Size of family households: 102 2-persons, 57 3-persons, 25 4-persons, 44 5-persons, 18 6-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 49 1-person, 15 2-persons

230 married couples with children.
12 single-parent households (4 men, 8 women).

98.1% of residents of 62479 zip code speak English at home.
1.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% very well).

Foreign born population: 3 (0.3%)
(100.0% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

0.3%
Whole state:

14.0%

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents

  • 100%Mexico

Most common first ancestries reported in 62479 (%)

  • 49%German
  • 11%American
  • 7%Other groups
  • 5%European
  • 4%English
  • 2%Polish
  • 1%Irish

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 02010 or later
  • 02000 to 2009
  • 01990 to 1999
  • 3Before 1990

Zip code 62479 topographic map

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Zip code 62479 marital status for males
Zip code 62479 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 5.7%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2.4%

Most commonly used house heating fuel

  • 55%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 23%Utility gas
  • 8%Electricity
  • 7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 7%Wood

Population in 1990: 809. Population change in the 1990s: -19 (-2.3%).

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


79% of the 62479 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 41% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Illinois.

94% of the 62479 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 88% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 12% moved from different county within same state.

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Private vs. public school enrollment:

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

0.0%
Illinois:

11.3%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school):
Here:

0.0%
Illinois:

9.3%
Students in private undergraduate colleges:
Here:

0.0%
Illinois:

26.1%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Class of Workers (%)

Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months ($)

  • 62,778Management occupations
  • 60,880Business and financial operations occupations
  • 38,942Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations
  • 33,889Production occupations
  • 33,393Transportation occupations
  • 30,139Sales and related occupations

Top industries in this zip code by the number of employees in 2005:


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)

Fatal accident statistics in 2010:

  • Fatal accident count: 1
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 1
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
  • Fatalities: 1
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 1
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Most common first names in zip code 62479 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Charles577.5 years
William485.2 years
Walter471.7 years
Frank477.5 years
Mary480.5 years
John373.3 years
Frances387.7 years
Ernest385.3 years
James373.0 years
Opal385.3 years
Most common last names in zip code 62479 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Bierman1175.2 years
Lewis1073.7 years
Bailey780.3 years
Probst773.8 years
Jones686.0 years
Shamhart678.2 years
Clagg579.4 years
Miller577.4 years
Varvil577.8 years
Cohorst482.2 years

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