62521 Zip Code Detailed Profile




Cities: Decatur, IL (31.66%), Long Creek, IL (3.81%), Mount Zion, IL (1.09%)
County: Macon County, IL
Estimated zip code population in 2013: 35,787
Zip code population in 2010: 35,851
Zip code population in 2000: 37,281

Houses and condos: 16,851
Renter-occupied apartments: 4,114
% of renters here:

27%
State:

34%
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in zip code 62521: 84.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 66.9 sq. mi.
Water area: 4.0 sq. mi.
Population density: 535 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2013:
This zip code:

2.2% ($2,046)
Illinois:

2.3% ($3,939)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $2,161 (2.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,865 (2.1%)

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Males: 17,511  (48.9%)
Females: 18,276  (51.1%)

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For population 15 years and over in 62521:

Zip code 62521 compared to state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Races in zip code 62521

  • Zip code 62521 races chart
    • 28,040White population
    • 6,093Black population
    • 56American Indian population
    • 248Asian population
    • 6Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander population
    • 50Some other race population
    • 842Two or more races population
    • 516Hispanic or Latino population

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Urban population: 32,449
Rural population: 3,337

Estimated median house/condo value in 2013: $94,100
62521:

$94,100
Illinois:

$169,600



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists there were 78 registered sex offenders living in 62521 zip code as of August 30, 2015.


Median resident age:
This zip code:

44.0 years
Illinois median age:

37.2 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.3 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 62521, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $58,619 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$58,619
State:

$68,058

Salary/wage: $46,779 (reported on 81.3% of returns)
Here:

$46,779
State:

$55,396
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 69.8% for AGIs below $25k, 74.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 71.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 72.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 68.3% for AGIs $100k-200k, 48.4% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,954 (reported on 38.1% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,954
Illinois:

$1,969
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.4% for AGIs below $25k, 0.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.9% for AGIs $100k-200k, 2.1% for AGIs over 200k)

Ordinary dividends: $8,964 (reported on 21.1% of returns)
Here:

$8,964
State:

$7,786
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.5% for AGIs below $25k, 0.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.9% for AGIs $100k-200k, 7.9% for AGIs over 200k)

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$10,703 (reported on 14.6% of returns)
Here:

+$10,703
State:

+$22,183
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.3% for AGIs $100k-200k, 7.8% for AGIs over 200k)

Profit/loss from business: +$12,906 (reported on 12.8% of returns)
Here:

+$12,906
State:

+$12,903
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 5.9% for AGIs below $25k, 1.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.0% for AGIs $100k-200k, 3.4% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $15,855 (reported on 12.5% of returns)
62521:

$15,855
Illinois:

$17,929
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.1% for AGIs below $25k, 2.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 4.3% for AGIs $100k-200k, 3.4% for AGIs over 200k)

Self-employment retirement plans: $16,382 (reported on 0.7% of returns)
62521:

$16,382
Illinois:

$24,666
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.2% for AGIs $100k-200k, 0.4% for AGIs over 200k)

Total itemized deductions: $23,380 (17% of AGI, reported on 25.2% of returns)
Here:

$23,380
State:

$26,433

Here:

17.4% of AGI
State:

19.2% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 5.9% for AGIs below $25k, 6.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 8.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 9.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 12.4% for AGIs $100k-200k, 12.2% for AGIs over 200k)

Charity contributions: $6,345 (reported on 19.4% of returns)
Here:

$6,345
State:

$4,525
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.6% for AGIs below $25k, 1.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.3% for AGIs $100k-200k, 3.5% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxes paid: $10,140 (reported on 25.1% of returns)
62521:

$10,140
State:

$11,968
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.3% for AGIs below $25k, 2.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 5.8% for AGIs $100k-200k, 6.4% for AGIs over 200k)

Earned income credit: $2,518 (reported on 20.7% of returns)
Here:

$2,518
State:

$2,349
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 8.5% for AGIs below $25k, 1.0% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 62521, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $50,852 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$50,852
State:

$54,625

Salary/wage: $41,136 (reported on 82.7% of returns)
Here:

$41,136
State:

$46,811
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 102.7% for AGIs below $10k, 69.9% for AGIs $10k-25k, 75.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 77.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 80.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 53.0% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $2,249 (reported on 50.6% of returns)
This zip code:

$2,249
Illinois:

$2,101
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 6.6% for AGIs below $10k, 2.9% for AGIs $10k-25k, 2.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.4% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable dividends: $4,736 (reported on 27.2% of returns)
Here:

$4,736
State:

$4,306
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 5.2% for AGIs below $10k, 1.6% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 4.2% for AGIs over 100k)

Net capital gain/loss: +$11,109 (reported on 19.4% of returns)
Here:

+$11,109
State:

+$17,321
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.5% for AGIs below $10k, 0.4% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 9.2% for AGIs over 100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$13,627 (reported on 12.6% of returns)
Here:

+$13,627
State:

+$11,771
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.8% for AGIs below $10k, 2.8% for AGIs $10k-25k, 2.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 4.5% for AGIs over 100k)

Profit/loss from farming: +$4,619 (reported on 0.6% of returns)
Here:

+$4,619
State:

+$2,327
(% of AGI for various income ranges: -0.8% for AGIs below $10k, 0.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.1% for AGIs over 100k)

IRA payment deduction: $2,962 (reported on 2.8% of returns)
62521:

$2,962
Illinois:

$3,087
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.1% for AGIs over 100k)

Self-employed pension: $13,530 (reported on 0.8% of returns)
Here:

$13,530
Illinois:

$16,965
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.4% for AGIs over 100k)

Total itemized deductions: $17,485 (15% of AGI, reported on 25.3% of returns)
Here:

$17,485
State:

$20,239

Here:

15.1% of AGI
State:

19.5% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 9.9% for AGIs below $10k, 7.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 7.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 8.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 10.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 8.8% for AGIs over 100k)

Charity contributions deductions: $4,906 (4% of AGI, reported on 21.5% of returns)
Here:

$4,906
State:

$3,719

Here:

3.9% of AGI
State:

3.4% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.6% for AGIs below $10k, 0.9% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.7% for AGIs over 100k)

Total tax: $9,402 (reported on 73.8% of returns)
62521:

$9,402
State:

$9,882
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.3% for AGIs below $10k, 3.6% for AGIs $10k-25k, 7.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 9.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 11.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 21.3% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $1,900 (reported on 17.5% of returns)
Here:

$1,900
State:

$1,788

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 62.4%
Here:

62%
State:

61%
(% for various income ranges: 54.7% for AGIs below $10k, 65.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 62.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 64.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 62.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 71.2% for AGIs over 100k)

Estimated median household income in 2013:
This zip code:

$48,288
Illinois:

$56,210
Decatur, IL (62521) map Nearest zip codes: 62523, 62549, 62532, 62526, 62535, 62544.
Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

46.0%
Illinois:

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

6.4%
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: 2,043
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 13,149


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 483 (157 now married, 326 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 7,198 (3,203 now married, 3,995 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 62521 with a mortgage: 6,084 (183 second mortgage, 531 home equity loan, 21 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 4,994

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $1,019
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: S410

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

16.3%
Whole state:

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

8.5%
Whole state:

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

6.2
State:

6.4
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.7
State:

4.3
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Year house built

  • 112010 or later
  • 1,3432000 to 2009
  • 9211990 to 1999
  • 9291980 to 1989
  • 2,7261970 to 1979
  • 2,0311960 to 1969
  • 3,6111950 to 1959
  • 1,8121940 to 1949
  • 3,4671939 or earlier

Zip code 62521 satellite photo by USGS

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Decatur, IL (62521)

  • 0no bedroom
  • 2011 bedroom
  • 2,8052 bedrooms
  • 5,7743 bedrooms
  • 1,9624 bedrooms
  • 3365+ bedrooms

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Decatur, IL (62521)

  • 174no bedroom
  • 5341 bedroom
  • 2,0142 bedrooms
  • 1,1713 bedrooms
  • 1554 bedrooms
  • 665+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Decatur, IL (62521) in owner-occupied houses/condos

  • 359no vehicle
  • 3,2541 vehicle
  • 4,7242 vehicles
  • 2,1083 vehicles
  • 4144 vehicles
  • 2195+ vehicles

Cars and other vehicles available in Decatur, IL (62521) in renter-occupied apartments

  • 660no vehicle
  • 2,1861 vehicle
  • 1,0332 vehicles
  • 2193 vehicles
  • 164 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

Median gross rent in 2013: $696.

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


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $94,100
62521:

$94,100
Illinois:

$169,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $61,300 - $150,000

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $95,248
Here:

$95,248
State:

$228,842

Townhouses or other attached units: $71,055
Here:

$71,055
State:

$200,693

In 2-unit structures: $61,949
Here:

$61,949
State:

$206,569

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $32,997
Here:

$32,997
State:

$222,493

Mobile homes: $114,013
Here:

$114,013
State:

$36,193

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Housing units in structures:


Unemployment: 9.8%

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 92.5%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 35,333

Size of family households: 5,170 2-persons, 1,920 3-persons, 1,677 4-persons, 512 5-persons, 254 6-persons, 79 7-or-more-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 4,773 1-person, 663 2-persons, 110 3-persons, 20 5-persons, 14 7-or-more-persons

3,773 married couples with children.
2,813 single-parent households (615 men, 2,198 women).

96.9% of residents of 62521 zip code speak English at home.
1.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (60% very well, 15% well, 25% not well).
0.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (82% very well, 13% well, 5% not well).
0.9% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (83% very well, 16% well, 1% not at all).

Foreign born population: 662 (1.8%)
(44.9% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

1.8%
Whole state:

14.0%

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents

  • 34%Philippines
  • 22%Mexico
  • 8%Poland
  • 7%Scotland
  • 6%India
  • 5%Germany
  • 4%Pakistan

Most common first ancestries reported in 62521 (%)

  • 24%Other groups
  • 16%German
  • 16%American
  • 8%Irish
  • 7%English
  • 2%Italian
  • 1%Scottish

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 842010 or later
  • 2842000 to 2009
  • 1281990 to 1999
  • 289Before 1990

Zip code 62521 topographic map

Public primary/middle schools in zip code 62521 not listed on the city page:

  • ENTERPRISE ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 316; Location: 2115 S TAYLOR RD, DECATUR, IL; Grades: KG - 06)
  • BRUSH COLLEGE ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 228; Location: 575 BRUSH COLLEGE RD, DECATUR, IL; Grades: KG - 06)
  • SOUTHEAST ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 218; Location: 1900 E CLEVELAND AVE, DECATUR, IL; Grades: KG - 06)
  • ROBERTSON CHARTER SCHOOL (Students: 125; Location: 1424 E NORTH ST, DECATUR, IL; Grades: KG - 05)
  • SALEM ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 90; Location: 2610 SALEM SCH RD, DECATUR, IL; Grades: KG - 03)
  • ST MARYS ADOLESCENT ED PROGRAM (Location: 1800 E LAKESHORE DR, DECATUR, IL; Grades: 00 - 00)

Major facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:

Fire-safe hotels and motels in zip code 62521:

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Zip code 62521 marital status for males
Zip code 62521 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 0.9%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1.0%

Most commonly used house heating fuel

  • 82%Utility gas
  • 14%Electricity
  • 3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas

Population in 1990: 39,666. Population change in the 1990s: -2,385 (-6.0%).

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


61% of the 62521 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 75% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Illinois.

90% of the 62521 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 70% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 15% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 13% moved from different state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 2% moved from abroad.

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 336
Here:

10.2%
Illinois:

11.3%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 350
Here:

18.9%
Illinois:

9.3%
Students in private undergraduate colleges: 396
Here:

27.4%
Illinois:

26.1%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Class of Workers (%)

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

  • 72,250Management occupations
  • 69,063Legal occupations
  • 68,068Architecture and engineering occupations
  • 61,951Law enforcement workers including supervisors
  • 61,648Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations
  • 53,571Fire fighting and prevention, and other protective service workers including supervisors

Companies with federal contracts located in this zip code (DECATUR, IL):

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)

People in group quarters in 2010:

  • 255 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 93 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 57 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 23 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 11 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 5 people in other noninstitutional facilities

People in group quarters in 2000:

  • 246 people in nursing homes
  • 42 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 31 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 14 people in other group homes
  • 11 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 8 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 7 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 6 people in religious group quarters
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 7 full and 26 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED274$84,270364$107,2781,269$128,895113$37,237136$65,488
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED12$93,76117$108,33984$161,62212$36,1637$63,096
APPLICATIONS DENIED28$71,26526$48,247263$102,58555$16,60117$65,601
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN14$102,18122$150,938273$104,64815$27,31711$57,785
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$019$113,2680$00$0
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 6 full and 22 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED73$112,34577$118,719
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED16$97,51619$179,038
APPLICATIONS DENIED6$277,7037$160,997
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$120,9057$203,456
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$82,3550$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in zip code 62521 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William34775.3 years
John33275.0 years
Mary30278.8 years
Robert28072.4 years
Charles24575.2 years
James24371.6 years
Helen15679.5 years
George13775.1 years
Ruth13681.1 years
Dorothy12278.7 years
Most common last names in zip code 62521 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith13975.7 years
Brown9173.8 years
Jones8975.5 years
Johnson8974.9 years
Taylor8174.4 years
Miller7274.5 years
Davis6675.2 years
Williams6273.8 years
White5372.8 years
Clark5175.0 years
Businesses in zip code 62521
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1Kroger2
AT&T1MasterBrand Cabinets4
Ace Hardware1McDonald's3
Advance Auto Parts1Ruby Tuesday1
AutoZone1Sleep Inn1
Burger King1Sprint Nextel1
CVS1Steak 'n Shake1
Circle K3Subway6
Dairy Queen2Taco Bell1
Domino's Pizza1U-Haul1
GameStop1U.S. Cellular1
H&R Block3UPS2
Hawthorn1Walgreens1
Honda1Walmart1
Hyundai1Wendy's1

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