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62897 Zip Code (Benton, IL) Detailed Profile




City: Benton, IL (0.83%)
County: Franklin County, IL
Estimated zip code population in 2019: 410
Zip code population in 2010: 398
Zip code population in 2000: 335

Houses and condos: 210
Renter-occupied apartments: 26
% of renters here:

17%
State:

34%
March 2019 cost of living index in zip code 62897: 85.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 12.5 sq. mi.
Water area: 1.2 sq. mi.
Population density: 33 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Age and Sex of Residents in zip code 62897
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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2019:
This zip code:

1.3% ($1,284)
Illinois:

2.2% ($4,527)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $971 (0.9%)

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Males: 223  (54.4%)
Females: 187  (45.6%)

For population 25 years and over in 62897:

  • High school or higher: 84.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.2%
  • Unemployed: 11.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in 62897:

  • Never married: 33.6%
  • Now married: 40.4%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 7.7%
  • Divorced: 17.5%

Zip code 62897 compared to state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above 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.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
  • Races in zip code 62897 (2019)
    • 39398.7%White
    • 30.8%Two or more races
    • 20.5%Hispanic or Latino
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Estimated median house/condo value in 2019: $102,282
62897:

$102,282
Illinois:

$209,100
Median resident age:
This zip code:

42.6 years
Illinois median age:

38.6 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.6 people
Illinois:

2.5 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 62897, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $45,200 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$45,200
State:

$68,058

Salary/wage: $35,388 (reported on 84.2% of returns)
Here:

$35,388
State:

$55,396
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 56.6% for AGIs below $25k, 78.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 148.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 61.5% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $300 (reported on 36.8% of returns)
This zip code:

$300
Illinois:

$1,969
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.9% for AGIs below $25k, 0.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.4% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Ordinary dividends: $467 (reported on 15.8% of returns)
Here:

$467
State:

$7,786

Profit/loss from business: +$8,567 (reported on 15.8% of returns)
Here:

+$8,567
State:

+$12,903

Total itemized deductions: $17,800 (21% of AGI, reported on 15.8% of returns)
Here:

$17,800
State:

$26,433

Here:

21.3% of AGI
State:

19.2% of AGI

Taxes paid: $6,000 (reported on 15.8% of returns)
62897:

$6,000
State:

$11,968

Earned income credit: $2,667 (reported on 15.8% of returns)
Here:

$2,667
State:

$2,349
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 9.2% for AGIs below $25k)

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2012 taxes: 68.4%
Here:

68%
State:

57%
(% for various income ranges: 75.0% for AGIs below $25k, 40.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 100.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 150.0% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 62897, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $33,894 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$33,894
State:

$54,625

Salary/wage: $32,572 (reported on 81.0% of returns)
Here:

$32,572
State:

$46,811
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 153.3% for AGIs below $10k, 66.9% for AGIs $10k-25k, 68.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 94.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 69.2% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $469 (reported on 45.3% of returns)
This zip code:

$469
Illinois:

$2,101
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 5.9% for AGIs below $10k, 1.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.6% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Taxable dividends: $290 (reported on 17.3% of returns)
Here:

$290
State:

$4,306

Net capital gain/loss: +$267 (reported on 8.4% of returns)
Here:

+$267
State:

+$17,321

Profit/loss from business: +$1,296 (reported on 15.1% of returns)
Here:

+$1,296
State:

+$11,771

Total itemized deductions: $16,813 (28% of AGI, reported on 17.9% of returns)
Here:

$16,813
State:

$20,239

Here:

28.1% of AGI
State:

19.5% of AGI

Charity contributions deductions: $2,045 (3% of AGI, reported on 12.3% of returns)
Here:

$2,045
State:

$3,719

Here:

3.3% of AGI
State:

3.4% of AGI

Total tax: $3,559 (reported on 70.9% of returns)
62897:

$3,559
State:

$9,882
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.3% for AGIs below $10k, 3.5% for AGIs $10k-25k, 6.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 7.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 10.8% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Earned income credit: $1,310 (reported on 16.2% of returns)
Here:

$1,310
State:

$1,788

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 66.5%
Here:

66%
State:

61%
(% for various income ranges: 71.7% for AGIs below $10k, 57.9% for AGIs $10k-25k, 60.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 63.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 86.4% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Estimated median household income in 2019:
This zip code:

$46,793
Illinois:

$69,187
Benton, IL (62897) map Nearest zip codes: 62846, 62836, 62816, 62812, 62856, 62884.
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Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

18.7%
Illinois:

45.8%
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This zip code:

5.4%
Illinois:

46.3%
No gay or lesbian households reported

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 14
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 142


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 9 (9 now married, 0 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 57 (23 now married, 33 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 62897 with a mortgage: 35
Houses without a mortgage: 98

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $925
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: $445

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2019:
This zip code:

23.9%
Whole state:

11.5%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2019:
This zip code:

15.4%
Whole state:

6.4%
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.7
State:

6.4
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

6.4
State:

4.2
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  • Churches in zip code 62897 include: Palestine Church (A), Rescue Church (B), Williams Chapel (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Cemeteries: Winemiller Cemetery (1), Shiloh Cemetery (2), Franklin Cemetery (3), Cypher Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

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    Tourist attraction (not listed on the city page) : Southern Illinois Tourism (Tourism Consultants; 14967 Gun Creek Trl).

Year house built
  • Year house built (houses)
  • 152014 or later
  • 02010 to 2013
  • 52000 to 2009
  • 331990 to 1999
  • 271980 to 1989
  • 551970 to 1979
  • 211960 to 1969
  • 131950 to 1959
  • 21940 to 1949
  • 431939 or earlier

Zip code 62897 satellite photo by USGS

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Benton, IL (62897)
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Benton, IL (62897)
  • 0no bedroom
  • 31 bedroom
  • 382 bedrooms
  • 793 bedrooms
  • 54 bedrooms
  • 55+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Benton, IL (62897)
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Benton, IL (62897)
  • 0no bedroom
  • 01 bedroom
  • 62 bedrooms
  • 203 bedrooms
  • 04 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Benton, IL (62897) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Benton, IL (62897) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 2no vehicle
  • 451 vehicle
  • 442 vehicles
  • 293 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 115+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Benton, IL (62897) in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Benton, IL (62897) in renter-occupied apartments
  • 0no vehicle
  • 61 vehicle
  • 122 vehicles
  • 13 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 85+ vehicles

  • Zip code 62897 household income distribution in 2019

  • Zip code 62897 household income distribution in 2019
  • 17Less than $10,000
  • 16$15,000 to $19,999
  • 11$20,000 to $24,999
  • 10$25,000 to $29,999
  • 4$30,000 to $34,999
  • 1$35,000 to $39,999
  • 12$40,000 to $44,999
  • 2$45,000 to $49,999
  • 1$50,000 to $59,999
  • 9$60,000 to $74,999
  • 40$75,000 to $99,999
  • 16$100,000 to $124,999
  • 5$125,000 to $149,999
  • 2$150,000 to $199,999
  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2019 in zip code 62897

  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2019 in zip code 62897
  • 2Less than $10,000
  • 5$10,000 to $14,999
  • 5$20,000 to $24,999
  • 1$25,000 to $29,999
  • 12$40,000 to $49,999
  • 10$60,000 to $69,999
  • 13$70,000 to $79,999
  • 4$80,000 to $89,999
  • 1$90,000 to $99,999
  • 9$100,000 to $124,999
  • 23$125,000 to $149,999
  • 7$150,000 to $174,999
  • 7$175,000 to $199,999
  • 6$250,000 to $299,999
  • 3$300,000 to $399,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2019 in zip code 62897

  • Rent paid by renters in 2019 in zip code 62897
  • 1$300 to $349
  • 6$400 to $449
  • 2$500 to $549
  • 2$550 to $599
  • 7$1,000 to $1,249
  • 1$1,250 to $1,499
  • 2No cash rent

Median gross rent in 2019: $773.


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2019: $161,472.

Estimated median house (or condo) value in 2019 for:

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $105,629

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $102,282
62897:

$102,282
Illinois:

$209,100
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $68,393 - $152,975

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $116,882
Here:

$116,882
State:

$266,086

Mobile homes: $80,748
Here:

$80,748
State:

$59,325
Owners and renters by unit type in zip code 62897
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 158
  • 20 to 49: 9
  • Mobile homes: 40

Unemployment: 11.3%

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 62897

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 62897
  • 74.1%121Drove a car alone
  • 12.9%21Carpooled
  • 2.4%4Bus or trolley bus
  • 1.2%2Walked
  • 8.0%13Worked at home
  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 62897

  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 62897
  • 9Less than 5 minutes
  • 55 to 9 minutes
  • 2110 to 14 minutes
  • 2715 to 19 minutes
  • 1120 to 24 minutes
  • 2325 to 29 minutes
  • 3630 to 34 minutes
  • 635 to 39 minutes
  • 445 to 59 minutes
  • 560 to 89 minutes

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 65.0%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 410
  • Male householders: 63 (15 living alone), Female householders: 95 (51 living alone)
  • 63 spouses (63 opposite-sex spouses), 14 unmarried partners, (14 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 67 children (64 natural, 0 adopted, 3 stepchildren), 0 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 8 parents, 0 foster children, 0 other relatives, 101 non-relatives

Size of family households: 37 2-persons, 11 3-persons, 10 4-persons, 7 5-persons, 2 7-or-more-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 66 1-person, 13 2-persons, 1 3-persons, 8 7-or-more-persons

30 married couples with children.
6 single-parent households (5 men, 1 women).

95.8% of residents of 62897 zip code speak English at home.
0.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% very well).
3.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (29% very well, 71% well).

Foreign born population: 2 (0.7%)
(0.0% of them are naturalized citizens)
:

0.7%
Whole state:

13.9%
Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents
  • 67%Sweden
Most common first ancestries reported in 62897
  • 32%American
  • 14%German
  • 12%English
  • 9%Swiss
  • 3%Irish
  • 3%Swedish
  • 1%Dutch
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 32010 or later
  • 02000 to 2009
  • 01990 to 1999
  • 2Before 1990

Zip code 62897 topographic map

Facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:

  • GREATER MIDWEST OIL CO INC (RTE 37 N BOX 70 in WHITTINGTON, IL)
    (Integrated Compliance Information System) - ICIS-05-1990-0093, FORMAL ENFORCEMENT ACTION
    Business SIC classification: CRUDE PETROLEUM AND NATURAL GAS
  • IDOT (BRG 028-0032 in WHITTINGTON, IL)
    (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    Organizations: STATE OF ILLINOIS (CONTACT/OWNER)
  • ILL DEPT OF TRANSPORTATION (BRIDGE#028-0053 in WHITTINGTON, IL)
    (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
  • ILL DEPT OF TRANSPORTATION (BRIDGE#028-0056 in WHITTINGTON, IL)
    (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
  • ILL DEPT OF TRANSPORTATION (BRIDGE#028-0055 in WHITTINGTON, IL)
    (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
  • IDOT (IDOT BRIDGE #028-0013 &0014 in WHITTINGTON, IL)
    (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
  • CROWNLINE BOATS INC (WHITTINGTON AND EWING RD in WHITTINGTON, IL)
    Small Quantity Generators, between 100 kg and 1000 kg of hazardous waste/month (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste)) - notification
    Organizations: CLAXTON JAMES T (CONTACT/OWNER)

Zip code 62897 marital status for males
Zip code 62897 marital status for females

Most commonly used house heating fuel
  • 57.4%Electricity
  • 28.0%Utility gas
  • 9.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 6.5%Wood

Population in 1990: 370.

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

  • This state: 326
  • Northeast: 18
  • Midwest: 21
  • South: 20
  • West: 17

87% of the 62897 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 44% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Illinois.

76% of the 62897 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 17% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 82% moved from different county within same state.

Year householders moved into unit in Benton, IL (62897)

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 6
Here:

14.7%
Illinois:

11.2%
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:

27.4%
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Class of Workers in 2019
Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months
  • Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months ($)
  • 62,728Education, training, and library occupations
  • 59,128Production occupations
  • 34,912Business and financial operations occupations
  • 29,435Transportation occupations
  • 26,945Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations
  • 26,156Office and administrative support occupations

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

  • Finance and Insurance: Commercial Banking (10-19 employees: 1 establishment)
  • Wholesale Trade: Industrial Machinery and Equipment Merchant Wholesalers (10-19: 1)
  • Accommodation and Food Services: Full-Service Restaurants (10-19: 1)
  • Other Services (except Public Administration): Religious Organizations (5-9: 1, 1-4: 1)
  • Accommodation and Food Services: Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) (1-4: 1)
  • Accommodation and Food Services: Hotels (except Casino Hotels) and Motels (1-4: 1)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance: Child Day Care Services (1-4: 1)
  • Construction: Siding Contractors (1-4: 1)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Fatal accident statistics in 2013:

  • Fatal accident count: 1
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 2
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
  • Fatalities: 2
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 3
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0

Fatal accident statistics in 2010:

  • Fatal accident count: 1
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 7
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
  • Fatalities: 2
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 11
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Most common first names in zip code 62897 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James557.0 years
William582.4 years
Everett478.2 years
John474.2 years
Claude473.5 years
Mary475.0 years
Ralph472.0 years
Fred373.7 years
George382.7 years
Anna376.3 years
Most common last names in zip code 62897 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Whittington977.3 years
Spencer673.5 years
Smith578.4 years
Johnston571.8 years
Winemiller481.7 years
House480.5 years
Newcomb382.3 years
Vanhorn383.0 years
Williams382.6 years
Burton380.3 years
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