62837 Zip Code Detailed Profile




Cities: Fairfield, IL (2.48%), Mill Shoals, IL (0.02%)
County: Wayne County, IL
Estimated zip code population in 2013: 8,914
Zip code population in 2010: 8,867
Zip code population in 2000: 9,072

Houses and condos: 4,448
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,048
% of renters here:

26%
State:

34%
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in zip code 62837: 77.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 163.1 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.4 sq. mi.
Population density: 55 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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

1.3% ($988)
Illinois:

2.3% ($3,939)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,071 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $773 (1.1%)

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Males: 4,252  (47.7%)
Females: 4,662  (52.3%)

For population 25 years and over in 62837:

For population 15 years and over in 62837:

Zip code 62837 compared to state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
  • Races in zip code 62837

  • Zip code 62837 races chart
    • 8,612White population
    • 27Black population
    • 16American Indian population
    • 51Asian population
    • 1Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander population
    • 2Some other race population
    • 58Two or more races population
    • 100Hispanic or Latino population

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Urban population: 5,185
Rural population: 3,728

Estimated median house/condo value in 2013: $77,100
62837:

$77,100
Illinois:

$169,600



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists there were 16 registered sex offenders living in 62837 zip code as of August 02, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in zip code 62837 to the number of sex offenders is 658 to 1.


Median resident age:
This zip code:

43.3 years
Illinois median age:

37.2 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.2 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 62837, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $48,945 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$48,945
State:

$68,058

Salary/wage: $37,476 (reported on 79.8% of returns)
Here:

$37,476
State:

$55,396
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 66.8% for AGIs below $25k, 75.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 75.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 72.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 56.0% for AGIs $100k-200k, 22.7% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,501 (reported on 36.9% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,501
Illinois:

$1,969
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.9% for AGIs below $25k, 1.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.4% for AGIs $100k-200k, 1.4% for AGIs over 200k)

Ordinary dividends: $5,007 (reported on 21.9% of returns)
Here:

$5,007
State:

$7,786
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.0% for AGIs below $25k, 1.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.4% for AGIs $100k-200k, 4.5% for AGIs over 200k)

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$11,197 (reported on 16.2% of returns)
Here:

+$11,197
State:

+$22,183
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.6% for AGIs $100k-200k, 15.9% for AGIs over 200k)

Profit/loss from business: +$17,796 (reported on 18.7% of returns)
Here:

+$17,796
State:

+$12,903
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 8.6% for AGIs below $25k, 2.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 7.5% for AGIs $100k-200k, 17.3% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $10,196 (reported on 11.5% of returns)
62837:

$10,196
Illinois:

$17,929
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.6% for AGIs below $25k, 2.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 5.2% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Self-employment retirement plans: $18,267 (reported on 0.7% of returns)
62837:

$18,267
Illinois:

$24,666

Total itemized deductions: $20,870 (16% of AGI, reported on 15.0% of returns)
Here:

$20,870
State:

$26,433

Here:

16.0% of AGI
State:

19.2% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.5% for AGIs below $25k, 4.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 4.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 7.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 10.0% for AGIs $100k-200k, 7.5% for AGIs over 200k)

Charity contributions: $7,281 (reported on 11.7% of returns)
Here:

$7,281
State:

$4,525
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.6% for AGIs below $25k, 0.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.9% for AGIs $100k-200k, 3.1% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxes paid: $7,312 (reported on 15.0% of returns)
62837:

$7,312
State:

$11,968
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.7% for AGIs below $25k, 0.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 4.1% for AGIs $100k-200k, 3.8% for AGIs over 200k)

Earned income credit: $2,093 (reported on 19.0% of returns)
Here:

$2,093
State:

$2,349
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 6.0% for AGIs below $25k, 1.2% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 62837, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $35,542 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$35,542
State:

$54,625

Salary/wage: $30,447 (reported on 80.2% of returns)
Here:

$30,447
State:

$46,811
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 78.8% for AGIs below $10k, 68.8% for AGIs $10k-25k, 78.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 77.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 73.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 41.6% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,942 (reported on 46.9% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,942
Illinois:

$2,101
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 9.1% for AGIs below $10k, 3.7% for AGIs $10k-25k, 2.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.1% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable dividends: $3,689 (reported on 25.0% of returns)
Here:

$3,689
State:

$4,306
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.2% for AGIs below $10k, 2.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 5.9% for AGIs over 100k)

Net capital gain/loss: +$5,786 (reported on 18.6% of returns)
Here:

+$5,786
State:

+$17,321
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.4% for AGIs below $10k, 1.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 10.4% for AGIs over 100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$10,001 (reported on 19.5% of returns)
Here:

+$10,001
State:

+$11,771
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 10.7% for AGIs below $10k, 4.4% for AGIs $10k-25k, 3.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 5.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 11.7% for AGIs over 100k)

Profit/loss from farming: +$733 (reported on 4.8% of returns)
Here:

+$733
State:

+$2,327
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.5% for AGIs below $10k, -0.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, -0.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.3% for AGIs $75k-100k)

IRA payment deduction: $3,245 (reported on 2.7% of returns)
62837:

$3,245
Illinois:

$3,087
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.3% for AGIs over 100k)

Self-employed pension: $11,182 (reported on 0.8% of returns)
Here:

$11,182
Illinois:

$16,965

Total itemized deductions: $15,391 (20% of AGI, reported on 12.5% of returns)
Here:

$15,391
State:

$20,239

Here:

19.5% of AGI
State:

19.5% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.3% for AGIs below $10k, 5.6% for AGIs $10k-25k, 4.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 4.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 7.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 6.4% for AGIs over 100k)

Charity contributions deductions: $4,701 (6% of AGI, reported on 10.1% of returns)
Here:

$4,701
State:

$3,719

Here:

5.5% of AGI
State:

3.4% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.8% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.6% for AGIs over 100k)

Total tax: $4,786 (reported on 73.3% of returns)
62837:

$4,786
State:

$9,882
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.9% for AGIs below $10k, 3.8% for AGIs $10k-25k, 6.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 8.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 11.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 19.2% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $1,536 (reported on 18.3% of returns)
Here:

$1,536
State:

$1,788

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 79.2%
Here:

79%
State:

61%
(% for various income ranges: 74.8% for AGIs below $10k, 81.8% for AGIs $10k-25k, 78.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 80.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 85.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 87.6% for AGIs over 100k)

Estimated median household income in 2013:
This zip code:

$38,603
Illinois:

$56,210
Fairfield, IL (62837) map Nearest zip codes: 62809, 62842, 62862, 62843, 62820, 62887.
Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

50.6%
Illinois:

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

3.6%
Illinois:

5.7%
No gay or lesbian households reported

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 601
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 3,456


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 136 (84 now married, 52 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 1,749 (1,073 now married, 676 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 62837 with a mortgage: 1,424 (38 second mortgage, 62 home equity loan, 8 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,585

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $847
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: S357

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

17.1%
Whole state:

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

10.0%
Whole state:

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

5.7
State:

6.4
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.2
State:

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

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  • Notable locations in zip code 62837: Zions Hill Camp (A), Fairfield Country Club (B), Fairfield Waterworks (C), Fairfield Rural Fire Protection District Station 1 (D), Fairfield Fire Department (E), Barnhill Townhall (F), Fairfield City Hall (G), Fairfield Public Library (H), Wayne County Courthouse (I), Wayne County Ambulance Service (J). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Churches in zip code 62837 include: Bethel Church (A), Apostolic Faith Church on the Hill (B), Christ Lutheran Church (C), Church of Christ (D), Church of God (E), Church of the Nazarene (F), Church of the Lord Jesus Christ (G), Ellen Moore United Methodist Church (H), First Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Cemeteries: Vernon Cemetery (1), Atteberry Cemetery (2), Wilson Cemetery (3), Winland Cemetery (4), Bovee Cemetery (5), Wright Cemetery (6), Young Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Lakes and reservoirs: Shady Lake (A), Briar Patch Lake (B), Horseshoe Pond (C), Burkitt-Laws Lake (D), Steiner Lake (E), Old Fairfield Reservoir (F), Briar Patch Club Lake (G), Cox Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Streams, rivers, and creeks: Elm River (A), Bail Creek (B), Dry Fork (C), Livergood Creek (D), Deer Creek (E), Wash Branch (F), Walton Creek (G), King Creek (H), Johnson Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Parks in zip code 62837 include: Southwest Park (1), Wayne County Fairgrounds (2), Leo F French Memorial Park (3), Lakeside Park (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Year house built

  • 182010 or later
  • 3242000 to 2009
  • 5741990 to 1999
  • 4691980 to 1989
  • 7051970 to 1979
  • 4421960 to 1969
  • 8731950 to 1959
  • 4111940 to 1949
  • 6321939 or earlier

Zip code 62837 satellite photo by USGS

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Fairfield, IL (62837)

  • 3no bedroom
  • 1631 bedroom
  • 8812 bedrooms
  • 1,5373 bedrooms
  • 3944 bedrooms
  • 315+ bedrooms

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Fairfield, IL (62837)

  • 0no bedroom
  • 3301 bedroom
  • 4832 bedrooms
  • 1893 bedrooms
  • 404 bedrooms
  • 65+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Fairfield, IL (62837) in owner-occupied houses/condos

  • 77no vehicle
  • 8421 vehicle
  • 1,3662 vehicles
  • 5823 vehicles
  • 1334 vehicles
  • 95+ vehicles

Cars and other vehicles available in Fairfield, IL (62837) in renter-occupied apartments

  • 251no vehicle
  • 5851 vehicle
  • 2012 vehicles
  • 83 vehicles
  • 34 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

Median gross rent in 2013: $509.


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2013: $113,666.

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


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $77,100
62837:

$77,100
Illinois:

$169,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $46,100 - $111,400

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Housing units in structures:


Unemployment: 5.3%

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 73.5%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 8,814

Size of family households: 1,534 2-persons, 593 3-persons, 302 4-persons, 198 5-persons, 46 6-persons, 9 7-or-more-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 1,331 1-person, 44 2-persons

1,133 married couples with children.
673 single-parent households (111 men, 562 women).

97.9% of residents of 62837 zip code speak English at home.
0.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% very well).
0.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (93% very well, 1% well, 6% not at all).
0.7% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (62% very well, 28% well, 10% not well).

Foreign born population: 94 (1.1%)
(78.7% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

1.1%
Whole state:

14.0%

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents

  • 32%Germany
  • 31%China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan
  • 10%Vietnam
  • 9%Malaysia
  • 7%Philippines
  • 4%Ukraine
  • 3%Ireland

Most common first ancestries reported in 62837 (%)

  • 15%American
  • 10%German
  • 10%Other groups
  • 9%English
  • 4%Irish
  • 1%Scotch-Irish
  • 1%French (except Basque)

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 262010 or later
  • 82000 to 2009
  • 311990 to 1999
  • 37Before 1990

Zip code 62837 topographic map

Major facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:

Fire-safe hotels and motels in zip code 62837:

All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in zip code 62837

Zip code 62837 marital status for males
Zip code 62837 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1.3%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2.6%

Most commonly used house heating fuel

  • 54%Utility gas
  • 25%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 19%Electricity
  • 1%Wood

Population in 1990: 8,723. Population change in the 1990s: +349 (+4.0%).

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


61% of the 62837 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 67% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Illinois.

91% of the 62837 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 64% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 24% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 10% moved from different state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 1% 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): 24
Here:

3.2%
Illinois:

11.3%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 32
Here:

8.6%
Illinois:

9.3%
Students in private undergraduate colleges: 46
Here:

10.7%
Illinois:

26.1%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Class of Workers (%)

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

  • 197,188Legal occupations
  • 48,958Law enforcement workers including supervisors
  • 48,750Architecture and engineering occupations
  • 48,478Construction and extraction occupations
  • 46,923Management occupations
  • 45,208Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations

Companies with federal contracts located in this zip code:

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:

  • 28 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 16 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 2 people in federal detention centers

People in group quarters in 2000:

  • 111 people in nursing homes
  • 30 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 20 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 15 people in other nonhousehold living situations

Fatal accident statistics in 2011:

  • Fatal accident count: 1
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 2
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
  • Fatalities: 1
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 2
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Most common first names in zip code 62837 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary11781.7 years
Charles10175.4 years
William8877.8 years
James8571.8 years
John8174.8 years
Robert6469.6 years
George4679.1 years
Frank3582.0 years
Ruby3280.2 years
Donald3168.4 years
Most common last names in zip code 62837 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith5976.8 years
Simpson3778.2 years
Wilson3577.6 years
Musgrave3473.1 years
Brown2579.9 years
Young2571.0 years
Carter2476.6 years
Williams2475.3 years
Johnson2379.3 years
Wood2374.2 years
Businesses in zip code 62837
NameCountNameCount
AutoZone1McDonald's1
CVS1Pizza Hut1
Chevrolet1RadioShack1
Curves1Sears1
Dairy Queen1Subway1
FedEx1U-Haul1
H&R Block1UPS1
La-Z-Boy1Walmart1
MasterBrand Cabinets2Wendy's1
Maurices1

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