Beardstown, Illinois

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Population in 2022: 5,780 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: +0.2%
 
Males: 2,956  (51.1%)
Females: 2,824  (48.9%)
Median resident age:

32.0 years
Illinois median age:

39.1 years

Zip codes: 62618.

Estimated median household income in 2022: $57,511 (it was $29,104 in 2000)
Beardstown:

$57,511
IL:

$76,708

Estimated per capita income in 2022: $23,113 (it was $13,777 in 2000)

Beardstown city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2022: $82,814 (it was $42,500 in 2000)
Beardstown:

$82,814
IL:

$251,600

Mean prices in 2022: all housing units: $100,831; detached houses: $103,547; in 2-unit structures: $69,626; mobile homes: $54,103

Median gross rent in 2022: $691.

March 2022 cost of living index in Beardstown: 73.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2022: 16.0%
(20.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 22.6% for Black residents, 11.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 4.0% for American Indian residents, 22.1% for other race residents, 3.8% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Beardstown, IL (2022)
    • 2,83748.9%White alone
    • 2,29239.5%Hispanic
    • 3596.2%Black alone
    • 1302.2%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 1262.2%Two or more races
    • 991.7%Asian alone
    • 120.2%Other race alone

Races in Beardstown detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists, there were 14 registered sex offenders living in Beardstown, Illinois as of June 18, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Beardstown is 435 to 1.


Crime rates in Beardstown by year

Type

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(35.3)
0
(0.0)
1
(18.2)
3
(55.3)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(16.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(17.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
6
(97.7)
23
(377.1)
7
(118.2)
52
(878.5)
60
(1,030)
59
(1,042)
58
(1,039)
57
(1,035)
42
(774.2)
22
(409.5)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
22
(358.2)
5
(82.0)
5
(84.4)
15
(253.4)
13
(223.3)
39
(688.6)
43
(770.3)
32
(581.1)
39
(718.9)
24
(446.8)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
13
(211.7)
15
(245.9)
18
(303.8)
71
(1,200)
64
(1,099)
143
(2,525)
117
(2,096)
122
(2,215)
215
(3,963)
125
(2,327)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
3
(48.9)
2
(32.8)
4
(67.5)
1
(16.9)
3
(51.5)
0
(0.0)
1
(17.9)
6
(109.0)
2
(36.9)
6
(111.7)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(17.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index57.093.652.2242.8269.8391.1347.0359.5410.9215.2

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 246.1. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Beardstown, IL

Crime rate in Beardstown detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 10 (9 officers - 9 male; 0 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.66
Illinois average:

3.06
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Ancestries: German (7.3%), English (5.0%), Swedish (3.5%), Irish (3.4%), African (3.4%), American (2.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 05/17/1897

Elevation: 445 feet

Land area: 3.41 square miles.

Population density: 1,696 people per square mile   (low).

Beardstown, Illinois map

1,282 residents are foreign born (14.4% Latin America, 4.4% Africa).

This city:

22.1%
Illinois:

14.1%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2022: $1,501 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2022: $1,226 (1.5%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Springfield, IL (44.2 miles , pop. 111,454).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Louis, MO (96.3 miles , pop. 348,189).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (191.4 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Browning, IL (2.9 miles),
Arenzville, IL (3.1 miles ),
Rushville, IL (3.2 miles ),
Ripley, IL (3.3 miles),
Virginia, IL (3.5 miles ),
Concord, IL (3.7 miles),
Meredosia, IL (3.8 miles ),
Chandlerville, IL (3.9 miles )

Latitude: 40.01 N, Longitude: 90.43 W

Nickname or alias (official or unofficial): Watermelon Capital

Daytime population change due to commuting: +146 (+2.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,301 (52.9%)

Area code: 217

Distribution of median household income in Beardstown, IL in 2022
Distribution of house value in Beardstown, IL in 2022
Beardstown satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2021: 1 building, cost: $72,000
  • 2020: 4 buildings, average cost: $37,800
  • 2019: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 2018: 4 buildings, average cost: $48,500
  • 2017: 1 building, cost: $10,000
  • 2015: 1 building, cost: $385,300
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $52,000
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $56,300
  • 2007: 4 buildings, average cost: $37,900
  • 2006: 6 buildings, average cost: $52,900
  • 2005: 1 building, cost: $24,400
  • 2004: 1 building, cost: $24,400
  • 2003: 1 building, cost: $25,000
  • 1999: 4 buildings, average cost: $75,500
  • 1998: 4 buildings, average cost: $75,500
  • 1997: 1 building, cost: $60,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Beardstown, IL residents
Average permit cost in Beardstown, IL
Unemployment in December 2023:
Here:

4.3%
Illinois:

4.2%
Historical population in Beardstown, IL
Historical housing units in Beardstown, IL

Population change in the 1990s: +401 (+7.5%).
Most common industries in Beardstown, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Food (25.9%)
  • Health care (8.3%)
  • Construction (7.6%)
  • Educational services (6.3%)
  • Public administration (5.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.0%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Food (34.3%)
  • Construction (11.9%)
  • Public administration (4.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.0%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (3.3%)
  • Rail transportation (3.2%)
  • Truck transportation (3.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (17.8%)
  • Food (14.4%)
  • Educational services (11.6%)
  • Public administration (8.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.2%)
  • Social assistance (3.6%)
Most common occupations in Beardstown, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Food processing workers (12.5%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Food processing workers (17.6%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.9%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.1%)
  • Rail and water transportation workers (4.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.9%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.1%)
  • Registered nurses (6.2%)
  • Food processing workers (5.6%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.3%)

Average climate in Beardstown, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Beardstown-area historical tornado activity is near Illinois state average. It is 64% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/13/1995, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 25.7 miles away from the Beardstown city center injured 45 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 6/21/1981, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 13.2 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 12 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Beardstown-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Illinois state average. It is 232% greater 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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 173.8 miles away from Beardstown center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 173.8 miles away from Beardstown 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 158.9 miles away from Beardstown center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 199.7 miles away from Beardstown 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 202.6 miles away from Beardstown center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 174.4 miles away from Beardstown center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Cass County (19) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 16, Floods: 15, Tornadoes: 4, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Beardstown topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Beardstown:

  • BEARDSTOWN HOSPITAL (provides emergency services, BOX 350 BOULEVARD RD)
  • BEARDSTOWN TERRACE (310 EAST EIGHTH STREET)
  • HERITAGE HEALTH-BEARDSTOWN (8306 ST LUKES DRIVE)
  • HERITAGE MANOR EAST-BEARDSTOWN (1501 CANAL STREET)
  • HERITAGE MANOR SOUTH BEARDSTOWN (R R # 3)

Airports and heliports located in Beardstown:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Beardstown:

  • Western Illinois University (about 35 miles; Macomb, IL; Full-time enrollment: 10,755)
  • University of Illinois at Springfield (about 48 miles; Springfield, IL; FT enrollment: 3,748)
  • Lincoln Land Community College (about 48 miles; Springfield, IL; FT enrollment: 5,460)
  • Bradley University (about 64 miles; Peoria, IL; FT enrollment: 5,152)
  • Illinois Central College (about 68 miles; East Peoria, IL; FT enrollment: 7,158)
  • Southeastern Community College (about 68 miles; West Burlington, IA; FT enrollment: 2,251)
  • Lewis and Clark Community College (about 75 miles; Godfrey, IL; FT enrollment: 4,189)

Public high schools in Beardstown:

  • BEARDSTOWN JR/SR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 737, Location: 500 E 15TH ST, Grades: 6-12)
  • BEARDSTOWN CHARTER SCH LEARN ACAD (Location: 515 CANAL ST, Grades: 9-12, Charter school)

Public elementary/middle school in Beardstown:

Private elementary/middle school in Beardstown:

  • BEARDSTOWN CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 100, Location: 1421 BEARD ST, Grades: PK-8)
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Library in Beardstown:

  • BEARDSTOWN HOUSTON MEMORIAL PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $117,276; Location: 13 BOULEVARD ROAD; 21,189 books; 1 e-books; 1,107 audio materials; 859 video materials; 1 local licensed databases; 17 state licensed databases; 1 other licensed databases; 33 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Beardstown: Schultz Hall (A), Beardstown Public Library (B), Beardstown City Hall (C), Beardstown Fire Department and Ambulance Service (D), Beardstown River Museum (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Beardstown Plaza Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Beardstown include: Beardstown Church of Christ (A), Beardstown Church of the Nazarene (B), First Congregational United Church of Christ (C), First Evangelical Lutheran Church (D), First Southern Baptist Church (E), First United Methodist Church (F), Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (G), Saint Alexius Catholic Church (H), Saint Johns Lutheran Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Beardstown include: Schmoldt Park (1), Roy Roberts Park (2), Art Zeeck Park (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Court: Eileen Court (220 East 14th Street).

Birthplace of: Harry Baujan - Football player and coach, Jamie Gilson - Children's writer, Janice O'Hara - Girls Professional Baseball League player, Jesse Wallace - Governor of Samoa, Red Norvo - (1908-1999), jazz musician, Dink Trout - Radio personality, Eddie Lyons - Actor.

Cass County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Beardstown that have no violations reported:

  • BEARDSTOWN (Address: 105 W 3RD ST , Population served: 5,300, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • STAR CAFE (Population served: 225, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.8 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

66.6%
Whole state:

65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

9.1%
Whole state:

6.3%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households
105 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
30 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
119 people in nursing homes in 2000
30 people in homes for the mentally retarded in 2000

Banks with branches in Beardstown (2011 data):

  • West Central Bank: Beardstown Il Facility at 1 Plaza Drive, branch established on 2011/10/25; Beardstown Branch at 122 South State Street, branch established on 1889/02/16. Info updated 2009/10/20: Bank assets: $150.9 mil, Deposits: $129.0 mil, headquarters in Ashland, IL, positive income, 6 total offices, Holding Company: West Central Bancshares, Inc.
  • Beardstown Savings s.b.: Beardstown Savings S.B. at 301 State Street, branch established on 1911/01/01. Info updated 2011/05/03: Bank assets: $43.5 mil, Deposits: $38.8 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 2 total offices
  • The First National Bank of Beardstown: The First National Bank Of Beardstow at 300 Washington Street, branch established on 1887/02/24. Info updated 2009/07/06: Bank assets: $104.2 mil, Deposits: $93.0 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Mascouten Bancorp, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Beardstown:

Marital status in Beardstown, IL
  • Never married: 36.7%
  • Now married: 44.4%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 8.3%
  • Divorced: 9.9%

For population 25 years and over in Beardstown:

  • High school or higher: 79.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.2%
  • Unemployed: 10.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2022
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2022
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

15.5
Illinois average:

12.5

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2022
Means of transportation to work in 2022 - Beardstown
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Beardstown, IL (based on Cass County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant3,23518
Mainline Protestant2,83616
Catholic2,6134
Other832
None4,875-
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. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 6
This county:

4.41 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
Cass County:

6.62 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 13
Cass County:

9.56 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Cass County:

8.4%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Cass County:

27.4%
Illinois:

25.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Cass County:

21.5%
State:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

47.6%
Illinois:

49.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

43.9%
Illinois:

47.2%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.3
State:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

22.1%
Illinois:

20.5%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Beardstown:

10.4%
Illinois:

10.8%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Beardstown:

6.9
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

31.0%
Illinois:

33.4%

General health condition:
This city:

54.6%
Illinois:

56.4%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

77.7%
State:

79.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Beardstown, IL Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2022)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Streets and Highways 12$45,218$45,2181$963
Police Protection - Officers 8$57,275$85,9130$0
Health 8$36,436$54,6547$18,062
Other Government Administration 4$15,039$45,1171$992
Water Supply 3$12,358$49,4320$0
Firefighters 3$12,907$51,6282$1,107
Local Libraries 1$5,961$71,5325$3,359
Sewerage 1$4,486$53,8320$0
Solid Waste Management 1$3,399$40,7880$0
Police - Other 0$0 1$1,273
Totals for Government 41$193,079$56,51117$25,757

Beardstown government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $1,607,000 ($278.03)
    Financial Administration: $1,056,000 ($182.70)
    Police Protection: $953,000 ($164.88)
    Air Transportation: $662,000 ($114.53)
    Regular Highways: $655,000 ($113.32)
    Health - Other: $481,000 ($83.22)
    Water Utilities: $467,000 ($80.80)
    Local Fire Protection: $436,000 ($75.43)
    Sewerage: $254,000 ($43.94)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $173,000 ($29.93)
    General Public Buildings: $118,000 ($20.42)
    Libraries: $96,000 ($16.61)
    Parks and Recreation: $32,000 ($5.54)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $237,000 ($41.00)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $123,000 ($21.28)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,005,000 ($346.89)

Beardstown government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Other: $712,000 ($123.18)
    Sewerage: $331,000 ($57.27)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $936,000 ($161.94)
    Public Welfare: $25,000 ($4.33)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $445,000 ($76.99)
    Fines and Forfeits: $39,000 ($6.75)
    Interest Earnings: $16,000 ($2.77)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,184,000 ($204.84)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,791,000 ($309.86)
    Highways: $193,000 ($33.39)
    Other: $2,000 ($0.35)
  • Tax - Property: $1,360,000 ($235.29)
    Public Utilities Sales: $628,000 ($108.65)
    Other Selective Sales: $52,000 ($9.00)
    Other License: $19,000 ($3.29)

Beardstown government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,941,000 ($1027.85)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,522,000 ($955.36)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $419,000 ($72.49)

Beardstown government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,948,000 ($683.04)
Businesses in Beardstown, IL
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Long John Silver's1
AutoZone1McDonald's1
Chevrolet1Pizza Hut1
Dairy Queen1Subway1
FedEx1Super 81
H&R Block1True Value1
Hardee's1U-Haul1
KFC1Walmart1

Strongest AM radio stations in Beardstown:

  • KXEN (1010 AM; 50 kW; FESTUS-ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BDJ RADIO ENTERPRISES, LLC)
  • KMOX (1120 AM; 50 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WTAD (930 AM; 5 kW; QUINCY, IL; Owner: STARADIO CORPORATION)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WLDS (1180 AM; daytime; 1 kW; JACKSONVILLE, IL)
  • WGEM (1440 AM; 5 kW; QUINCY, IL; Owner: QUINCY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KHMO (1070 AM; 5 kW; HANNIBAL, MO)

Strongest FM radio stations in Beardstown:

  • WVIL (101.3 FM; VIRGINIA, IL; Owner: MARK J. LANGSTON)
  • W211AH (90.1 FM; BEARDSTOWN, IL; Owner: ILLINOIS BIBLE INSTITUTE, INC.)
  • WRMS-FM (94.3 FM; BEARDSTOWN, IL; Owner: CONNER FAMILY BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WKXQ (92.5 FM; RUSHVILLE, IL; Owner: WPW BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WIPA (89.3 FM; PITTSFIELD, IL; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF IL AT SPRINGFIELD)
  • WJEQ (102.7 FM; MACOMB, IL; Owner: CENTRAL ILLINOIS BROADCASTING INC)
  • WJVO (105.5 FM; SOUTH JACKSONVILLE, IL; Owner: MORGAN COUNTY B/CASTING CO., INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Beardstown:

  • WSEC (Channel 14; JACKSONVILLE, IL; Owner: WEST CENTRAL ILLINOIS EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • W49BS (Channel 49; QUINCY, IL; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W53BP (Channel 53; QUINCY, IL; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
Beardstown fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2021
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2021
See more detailed statistics of Beardstown fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2021 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 20Number of bridges
  • 525ft / 160mTotal length
  • $21,584,000Total costs
  • 26,800Total average daily traffic
  • 2,935Total average daily truck traffic
New bridges in Beardstown, IL - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11900-1909
  • 31930-1939
  • 31950-1959
  • 21960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 41990-1999
  • 52000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Beardstown, IL

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Beardstown)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

73 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

6
  • 1/4 Mi S Of 15th St Bn Illinois Rvr Bridge (Lat: 40.022278 Lon: -90.431806), Type: Bridg, Structure height: 0 m, Call Sign: KVV606,
    Assigned Frequencies: 9410.00 MHz, Grant Date: 01/07/2015, Expiration Date: 03/06/2025, Registrant: Bnsf Railway Co., 4515 Kansas Ave, Kansas City, KS 66106, Phone: (913) 551-4640, Fax: (913) 551-4053, Email:

  • Main & Edwards Sts (Lat: 40.020056 Lon: -90.431528), Call Sign: KSF522, Licensee ID: L00838286,
    Assigned Frequencies: 48.1400 MHz, Grant Date: 06/18/2003, Expiration Date: 07/05/2013, Cancellation Date: 01/19/2010, Certifier: Gerald Bednar, Registrant: Ameren Services Company

  • Lat: 40.052556 Lon: -90.432833, Call Sign: WQBH619,
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.462 MHz, 452.412 MHz, 456.462 MHz, 462.512 MHz, 467.512 MHz, Grant Date: 08/25/2014, Expiration Date: 10/07/2024, Certifier: Dave Smith, Registrant: Bearcom, 4009 Distribution Drive, Bldg 200, Garland, TX 75041, Phone: (214) 765-7328, Email:

  • 109 White Pine Lane (Lat: 39.969444 Lon: -90.393361), Type: Bant, Structure height: 4 m, Overall height: 7 m, Call Sign: WQJN800,
    Assigned Frequencies: 150.845 MHz, Grant Date: 11/12/2008, Expiration Date: 11/12/2018, Cancellation Date: 02/16/2019, Certifier: Hugh Garvey, Registrant: Visiplex, Inc., 100 N. Fairway Dr., Suite 120, Vernon Hills, IL 60061, Phone: (847) 918-0250, Fax: (847) 918-0259, Email:

  • Rr #2, Box 193a (Lat: 40.017750 Lon: -90.444444), Call Sign: WQNC923, Licensee ID: L01596644,
    Assigned Frequencies: 457.837 MHz, 457.887 MHz, 452.787 MHz, 456.737 MHz, Grant Date: 12/22/2010, Expiration Date: 12/22/2020, Cancellation Date: 02/27/2021, Certifier: Debbie Large, Registrant: D&d Enterprises Of Illinois Inc., Beardstown, IL 62618, Phone: (217) 323-3008, Fax: (703) 830-8710, Email:

  • Lat: 40.011917 Lon: -90.424611, Call Sign: WRKD903,
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.052 MHz, Grant Date: 12/17/2020, Expiration Date: 12/17/2030, Certifier: Keith Hudson, Registrant: Advanced Communications, 500 W 6th St, Beardstown, IL 62618, Phone: (888) 690-9878, Email:


FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

20 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Beardstown)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

4
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-22-150 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 94 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 2301P, N2301P, N-2301P, Serial Number: 22-2711, Year manufactured: 1955, Airworthiness Date: 04/12/1956, Certificate Issue Date: 12/01/2011
    Registrant (Individual): Marvin D Krohe, 7221 Us Highway 67, Beardstown, IL 62618
  • Aircraft: PIPER J4A (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 75 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C65 SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 32694, N32694, N-32694, Serial Number: 4-1298, Year manufactured: 1940, Airworthiness Date: 10/01/1955, Certificate Issue Date: 02/28/2018
    Registrant (Individual): Cameron J Clements, 6518 Arenzville Rd, Beardstown, IL 62618
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 98168, N98168, N-98168, Serial Number: 28-26083, Airworthiness Date: 06/25/1969, Certificate Issue Date: 01/29/2019
    Registrant (Corporation): Wankel Farms Inc, 7245 Us Highway 67, Beardstown, IL 62618
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 10/23/2018
  • Aircraft: QUAD CITY ULTRALIGHT CORP CHALLENGER II (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 503 DCDI (52 HP) (2 Cycle)
    N-Number: 3512W, N3512W, N-3512W, Serial Number: CH2-1096-1530-CW, Year manufactured: 1996, Airworthiness Date: 11/15/2007
    Registrant (Individual): Reported Sale, 5685 Upper Meredosia Rd, Beardstown, IL 62618
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 05/30/2018

2006 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2006 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 38. The highest number of reported fires - 64 took place in 2012, and the least - 19 in 2006. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Beardstown, IL When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (46.2%), and Outside Fires (35.8%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Beardstown, IL
    • 22646.2%Structure Fires
    • 17535.8%Outside Fires
    • 7715.7%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 112.2%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Beardstown, IL
Most common first names in Beardstown, IL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John8375.7 years
William7876.1 years
Mary6578.4 years
Robert6172.7 years
Charles5974.4 years
George4577.7 years
James4373.5 years
Helen4177.7 years
Margaret3180.2 years
Marie2982.9 years
Most common last names in Beardstown, IL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith3677.3 years
Davis3079.3 years
Anderson2879.1 years
Miller2278.6 years
Brown2172.5 years
Jones2073.3 years
Taylor1769.4 years
Swan1674.7 years
Thompson1479.7 years
Carls1482.4 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Beardstown, IL
  • 79.7%Utility gas
  • 17.9%Electricity
  • 2.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.1%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Beardstown, IL
  • 59.2%Utility gas
  • 40.8%Electricity


Beardstown compared to Illinois state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Beardstown on our top lists:

  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: production occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: production occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Middle Africa (population 500+)"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest city-data.com crime index decrease from 2002 to 2012 (population 5,000+)"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest number of thefts per 100,000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 100 cities with lowest ratio of median house value to median household income (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: manufacturing (population 5,000+)"
  • #56 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Other Western Africa (population 500+)"
  • #92 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: manufacturing (population 5,000+)"
  • #101 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest number of burglaries per 100,000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #40 (62618) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the lowest 2012 average reported profit/loss from business (pop 5,000+)"
There are 2 pilots and 4 other airmen in this city.
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