Birds, Illinois

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Population in July 2009: 49.
Population change since 2000: -3.9%
 
Males: 22  (45.1%)
Females: 27  (54.9%)
Median resident age:

37.2 years
Illinois median age:

34.7 years

Zip code: 62427

Estimated median household income in 2021: $39,960 (it was $23,438 in 2000)
Birds:

$39,960
IL:

$72,205

Estimated per capita income in 2021: $14,792 (it was $9,216 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2021: $54,233 (it was $27,500 in 2000)
Birds:

$54,233
IL:

$231,500
March 2022 cost of living index in Birds: 84.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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  • Races in Birds, IL (2000)
    • 5098.0%White alone
    • 12.0%Hispanic
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Ancestries: Irish (11.8%), German (7.8%), Scotch-Irish (3.9%), United States (3.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 04/28/1896

Elevation: 435 feet

Land area: 0.22 square miles.

Population density: 226 people per square mile   (very low).

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Birds village:

0.9% ($250)
Illinois:

1.8% ($2,285)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Terre Haute, IN (46.3 miles , pop. 59,614).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Indianapolis, IN (104.8 miles , pop. 781,870).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (207.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Flat Rock, IL (2.1 miles ),
Russellville, IL (2.7 miles),
Lawrenceville, IL (2.8 miles ),
Bridgeport, IL (3.2 miles ),
Emison, IN (3.4 miles),
Palestine, IL (3.4 miles ),
Robinson, IL (3.5 miles ),
Oaktown, IN (3.5 miles )

Latitude: 38.84 N, Longitude: 87.67 W

Area code: 618

Distribution of median household income in Birds, IL in 2021

Birds satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

4.9%
Illinois:

4.3%

Average climate in Birds, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Birds-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Illinois state average. It is 50% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/7/1989, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 19.7 miles away from the Birds village center injured 55 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 6/2/1990, a category F4 tornado 23.6 miles away from the village center injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Birds-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Illinois state average. It is 176% 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 29.1 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 29.1 miles away from Birds 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 11.7 miles away from the city center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 59.1 miles away from Birds 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 26.7 miles away from Birds center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:17, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MW, Depth: 9.6 mi) earthquake occurred 28.3 miles away from the city 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 Lawrence County (8) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 5, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals and medical centers near Birds:

  • LAWRENCE COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 8 miles away; LAWRENCEVILLE, IL)
  • UNITED METHODIST VILLAGE, NORTH CAMPUS (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; LAWRENCEVILLE, IL)
  • UNITED METHODIST VILLAGE, THE (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; LAWRENCEVILLE, IL)
  • SOUTH HAVEN HOME (Hospital, about 13 miles away; ROBINSON, IL)
  • COTILLION RIDGE NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; ROBINSON, IL)
  • CRAWFORD MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 13 miles away; ROBINSON, IL)
  • CRAWFORD MEMORIAL HOSPITAL LTC (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; ROBINSON, IL)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Birds:

  • Vincennes University (about 13 miles; Vincennes, IN; Full-time enrollment: 9,876)
  • Wabash Valley College (about 29 miles; Mount Carmel, IL; FT enrollment: 2,142)
  • Indiana State University (about 46 miles; Terre Haute, IN; FT enrollment: 10,925)
  • Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (about 49 miles; Terre Haute, IN; FT enrollment: 2,123)
  • Eastern Illinois University (about 53 miles; Charleston, IL; FT enrollment: 9,414)
  • Lake Land College (about 57 miles; Mattoon, IL; FT enrollment: 7,499)
  • University of Southern Indiana (about 61 miles; Evansville, IN; FT enrollment: 9,532)

Points of interest:

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Lawrence County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Average household size:
This village:

2.3 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:

59.1%
Whole state:

68.1%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:

27.3%
Whole state:

4.8%


No gay or lesbian households reported

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This village:

20.0%
Whole state:

10.7%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This village:

10.0%
Whole state:

5.1%

For population 15 years and over in Birds:

Marital status in Birds, IL
  • Never married: 24.3%
  • Now married: 35.1%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 10.8%
  • Divorced: 29.7%

For population 25 years and over in Birds:

  • High school or higher: 100.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

5.6
Illinois average:

13.1

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Birds, IL (based on Lawrence County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant3,33327
Mainline Protestant2,75623
Catholic6102
Black Protestant191
None10,115-
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: 3
Lawrence County:

1.79 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Lawrence County:

1.19 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
This county:

2.99 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 11
Here:

6.57 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.9%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Lawrence County:

26.1%
Illinois:

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

16.9%
State:

14.5%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 0$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 8$181
Other and Unallocable 0$0 0$0
Local Libraries 0$0 0$0
Electric Power 0$0 0$0
Police - Other 0$0 0$0
Water Supply 0$0 0$0
Fire - Other 0$0 0$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 0$0
Sewerage 0$0 0$0
Solid Waste Management 0$0 0$0
Hospitals 0$0 0$0
Health 0$0 0$0
Welfare 0$0 0$0
Streets and Highways 0$0 0$0
Firefighters 0$0 0$0
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 0$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 0$0 8$181

Birds government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $8,000 ($163.27)
    Central Staff Services: $7,000 ($142.86)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,000 ($40.82)

Birds government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($20.41)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $7,000 ($142.86)
    Highways: $2,000 ($40.82)
  • Tax - Property: $1,000 ($20.41)
    Other: $1,000 ($20.41)

Birds government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Deposits: $81,000 ($1653.06)

Strongest AM radio stations in Birds:

  • WAKO (910 AM; 1 kW; LAWRENCEVILLE, IL; Owner: LAWRENCEVILLE BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WIBC (1070 AM; 50 kW; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WAOV (1450 AM; 1 kW; VINCENNES, IN; Owner: OLD NORTHWEST BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHAS (840 AM; 50 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • WLW (700 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WPFR (1480 AM; 5 kW; TERRE HAUTE, IN)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Birds:

  • WAKO-FM (103.1 FM; LAWRENCEVILLE, IL; Owner: LAWRENCEVILLE BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WTYE (101.7 FM; ROBINSON, IL; Owner: ANN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WFML (96.7 FM; VINCENNES, IN; Owner: THE VINCENNES UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • WVUB (91.1 FM; VINCENNES, IN; Owner: VINCENNES UNIVERSITY)
  • WUZR (105.7 FM; BICKNELL, IN; Owner: OLD NORTHWEST BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WZDM (92.1 FM; VINCENNES, IN; Owner: OLD NORTHWEST BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WATI (89.9 FM; VINCENNES, IN; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WQTY (93.3 FM; LINTON, IN; Owner: THE ORIGINAL COMPANY, INC.)
  • WUSI (90.3 FM; OLNEY, IL; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF S. ILL. UNIVER.)
  • WWBL (106.5 FM; WASHINGTON, IN; Owner: OLD NORTHWEST BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WNDI-FM (95.3 FM; SULLIVAN, IN; Owner: J T M BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBOW-FM (102.7 FM; TERRE HAUTE, IN; Owner: CROSSROADS INVESTMENTS, LLC)
  • WBHW (88.7 FM; LOOGOOTEE, IN; Owner: MUSIC MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WAMW-FM (107.9 FM; WASHINGTON, IN; Owner: GREENE ELECTRONICS)

TV broadcast stations around Birds:

  • WUSI-TV (Channel 16; OLNEY, IL; Owner: BD. OF TRUSTEES SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)
  • WVUT (Channel 22; VINCENNES, IN; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES FOR THE VINCENNES UNIV.)
  • WTWO (Channel 2; TERRE HAUTE, IN; Owner: NEXSTAR BROADCASTING OF THE MIDWEST, INC.)
  • WBAK-TV (Channel 38; TERRE HAUTE, IN; Owner: INDIANA BROADCASTING PARTNERS)
  • WTHI-TV (Channel 10; TERRE HAUTE, IN; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • W57AO (Channel 57; ROBINSON, IL; Owner: FULL GOS. BUS. MENS. FELLOW INTL.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 13ft / 3.9mTotal length
  • $276,000Total costs
  • 575Total average daily traffic
  • 106Total average daily truck traffic
  • 845Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • IL-BIRDS-SW-1, Cotton Lane And Pleasant Ridg Rd (Lat: 38.821750 Lon: -87.698194), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 54.9 m, Call Sign: WRUH843,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11485.0 MHz, 11645.0 MHz, 11485.0 MHz, 19460.0 MHz, 11485.0 MHz, 11645.0 MHz, 11485.0 MHz, 19460.0 MHz, 11485.0 MHz, 11645.0 MHz... (+40 more), Grant Date: 08/29/2022, Expiration Date: 08/29/2032, Certifier: Jack Marsh, Registrant: Amg Technology Investment Group, LLC, 95 Parker Oaks Lane, Hudson Oaks, TX 76087, Phone: (855) 698-5465, Email:

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Birds, IL
  • 50.0%Utility gas
  • 50.0%Electricity


Birds compared to Illinois state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly 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 significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
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