Cowden, Illinois

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Population in 2019: 579 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -5.4%
 
Males: 287  (49.6%)
Females: 292  (50.4%)
Median resident age:

39.2 years
Illinois median age:

38.6 years

Zip codes: 62422.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $38,066 (it was $25,938 in 2000)
Cowden:

$38,066
IL:

$69,187

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $21,355 (it was $12,583 in 2000)

Cowden village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $67,407 (it was $33,400 in 2000)
Cowden:

$67,407
IL:

$209,100

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $69,853; detached houses: $70,788; mobile homes: $58,601

Median gross rent in 2019: $771.

March 2019 cost of living index in Cowden: 84.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 22.7%
(21.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 52.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 22.2% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Cowden, IL (2019)
    • 47591.3%White alone
    • 234.4%Hispanic
    • 91.7%Two or more races
    • 71.3%Asian alone
    • 10.2%Black alone

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



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists, there were 6 registered sex offenders living in Cowden, Illinois as of June 20, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Cowden is 89 to 1.


Crime rates in Cowden by year

Type

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
N/A0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
1
(170.1)
1
(174.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
N/A0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(159.0)
N/A0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
2
(340.1)
0
(0.0)
1
(176.1)
0
(0.0)
N/A0
(0.0)
2
(340.1)
0
(0.0)
3
(524.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
1
(170.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(159.0)
N/A0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(173.3)
0
(0.0)
1
(173.9)
0
(0.0)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
1
(170.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(159.0)
N/A2
(336.1)
1
(170.1)
3
(519.9)
2
(349.7)
4
(695.7)
3
(520.8)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
N/A0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(173.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(173.6)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
N/A0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index222.8139.635.265.265.013.474.846.8118.940.034.7

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Ancestries: American (37.7%), German (11.6%), English (10.1%), Scottish (3.6%), Polish (2.2%), French (1.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 08/27/1875

Elevation: 604 feet

Land area: 0.40 square miles.

Population density: 1,444 people per square mile   (low).

Cowden, Illinois map

3 residents are foreign born

This village:

0.6%
Illinois:

14.1%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,461 (2.4%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Decatur, IL (41.9 miles , pop. 81,860).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Louis, MO (85.9 miles , pop. 348,189).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (189.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Beecher City, IL (2.4 miles ),
Herrick, IL (2.6 miles ),
Tower Hill, IL (3.3 miles ),
Shelbyville, IL (3.4 miles ),
Shumway, IL (3.5 miles ),
Stewardson, IL (3.5 miles ),
Oconee, IL (3.7 miles ),
Altamont, IL (3.8 miles )

Latitude: 39.25 N, Longitude: 88.86 W

Area code: 217

Distribution of median household income in Cowden, IL in 2019
Distribution of house value in Cowden, IL in 2019
Cowden satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1 building, cost: $90,300
  • 2000: 4 buildings, average cost: $108,200
Number of permits per 10,000 Cowden, IL residents
Average permit cost in Cowden, IL
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

3.9%
Illinois:

6.5%
Population change in the 1990s: +12 (+2.0%).
Most common industries in Cowden, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Paper (9.5%)
  • Educational services (9.0%)
  • Health care (7.7%)
  • Machinery (7.7%)
  • Gasoline stations (6.8%)
  • Repair & maintenance (5.4%)
  • Transportation equipment (5.4%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Machinery (11.4%)
  • Repair & maintenance (9.1%)
  • Transportation equipment (7.6%)
  • Truck transportation (7.6%)
  • Gasoline stations (7.6%)
  • Construction (6.1%)
  • Educational services (6.1%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Paper (19.1%)
  • Health care (15.7%)
  • Educational services (13.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (10.1%)
  • Gasoline stations (5.6%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (4.5%)
  • U. S. Postal service (4.5%)
Most common occupations in Cowden, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (10.9%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7.2%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.8%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6.3%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.3%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5.4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (18.2%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (10.6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (9.1%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (7.6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6.8%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (6.1%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (5.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (13.5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7.9%)
  • Cashiers (6.7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5.6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5.6%)
  • Registered nurses (4.5%)
  • Teachers, secondary school (4.5%)

Average climate in Cowden, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 57.5. This is better than average.

City:

57.5
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 30.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.9
U.S.:

33.3

Tornado activity:

Cowden-area historical tornado activity is near Illinois state average. It is 73% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/2/1990, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 37.8 miles away from the Cowden village center injured 6 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 8/21/1977, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 16.8 miles away from the village center killed 6 people and injured 56 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Cowden-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Illinois state average. It is 211% 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 76.1 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 76.1 miles away from the city 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 60.2 miles away from Cowden center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 105.0 miles away from Cowden 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 76.4 miles away from the city center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 61.4 miles away from Cowden 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 Shelby County (8) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 4, Floods: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Cowden topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Cowden:

  • SHELBYVILLE COMMUNITY DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 11 miles away; SHELBYVILLE, IL)
  • SHELBY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 12 miles away; SHELBYVILLE, IL)
  • RESERVOIR MANOR (Hospital, about 12 miles away; SHELBYVILLE, IL)
  • SHELBYVILLE MANOR (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; SHELBYVILLE, IL)
  • LUTHERAN CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; ALTAMONT, IL)
  • PARK PLACE (Hospital, about 15 miles away; PANA, IL)
  • PRAIRIE ROSE HEALTH CARE CTR (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; PANA, IL)

Amtrak station near Cowden:

  • 20 miles: EFFINGHAM (S. BANKERS ST.) . Services: partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Cowden:

  • Lake Land College (about 29 miles; Mattoon, IL; Full-time enrollment: 7,499)
  • Eastern Illinois University (about 41 miles; Charleston, IL; FT enrollment: 9,414)
  • Millikin University (about 42 miles; Decatur, IL; FT enrollment: 2,419)
  • Richland Community College (about 44 miles; Decatur, IL; FT enrollment: 2,434)
  • Kaskaskia College (about 51 miles; Centralia, IL; FT enrollment: 3,867)
  • Lincoln Land Community College (about 52 miles; Springfield, IL; FT enrollment: 5,460)
  • University of Illinois at Springfield (about 53 miles; Springfield, IL; FT enrollment: 3,748)

Public high school in Cowden:

Public elementary/middle school in Cowden:

  • COWDEN-HERRICK GRADE SCHOOL (Location: RR 128, Grades: KG-5)
See full list of schools located in Cowden

Library in Cowden:

  • DRY POINT TOWNSHIP LIBRARY (Operating income: $12,487; Location: COUNTY HIGHWAY 651; 9,372 books; 125 audio materials; 509 video materials; 14 state licensed databases; 1 other licensed databases; 39 print serial subscriptions; 2 electronic serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Cowden Fire Protection District (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Birthplace of: Joe Adams - Baseball player.

Shelby County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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

  • COWDEN (Population served: 612, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This village:

2.5 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:

66.1%
Whole state:

65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:

10.0%
Whole state:

6.3%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

Banks with branches in Cowden (2011 data):

  • Community Banks of Shelby County: Community Banks Of Shelby County at 126 North Grand Ave, branch established on 1892/01/01. Info updated 2012/03/19: Bank assets: $45.9 mil, Deposits: $40.4 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Cowden Bancorp, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Cowden:

Marital status in Cowden, IL
  • Never married: 30.0%
  • Now married: 49.4%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 4.5%
  • Divorced: 14.4%

For population 25 years and over in Cowden:

  • High school or higher: 94.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.0%
  • Unemployed: 9.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.4
Illinois average:

12.0

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Cowden, IL (based on Shelby County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant6,21641
Mainline Protestant2,71320
Catholic2,6353
Other122
None10,787-
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: 5
Shelby County:

2.30 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Shelby County:

0.46 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
This county:

4.14 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 17
This county:

7.83 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

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

9.3%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Shelby County:

26.6%
Illinois:

25.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

8.9%
State:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Cowden:

44.2%
Illinois:

48.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Cowden:

34.3%
Illinois:

45.7%

Average BMI:
This city:

27.5
Illinois:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

15.9%
Illinois:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Cowden:

6.1%
Illinois:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.7
Illinois:

6.8

Overweight people:
Cowden:

27.5%
State:

33.2%

General health condition:
This city:

50.5%
State:

55.4%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

73.1%
State:

79.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Cowden, IL Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Water Supply 2$17,872$107,2320$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 1$618
Other and Unallocable 0$0 2$1,247
Other Government Administration 0$0 8$1,267
Financial Administration 0$0 1$1,177
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 3$702
Totals for Government 2$17,872$107,23215$5,011

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

  • Construction - Sewerage: $1,375,000 ($2374.78)
  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $216,000 ($373.06)
    Sewerage: $64,000 ($110.54)
    Water Utilities: $40,000 ($69.08)
    Police Protection: $27,000 ($46.63)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $16,000 ($27.63)
    Regular Highways: $8,000 ($13.82)
    Parks and Recreation: $6,000 ($10.36)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $15,000 ($25.91)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $39,000 ($67.36)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $120,000 ($207.25)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $65,000 ($112.26)
    Other: $14,000 ($24.18)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $25,000 ($43.18)
    Other: $9,000 ($15.54)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $23,000 ($39.72)
    Fines and Forfeits: $17,000 ($29.36)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($1.73)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $100,000 ($172.71)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $145,000 ($250.43)
    Highways: $16,000 ($27.63)
    Other: $2,000 ($3.45)
  • Tax - Property: $49,000 ($84.63)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,601,000 ($2765.11)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,376,000 ($2376.51)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $240,000 ($414.51)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,000 ($25.91)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $584,000 ($1008.64)

5.77% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($38,831 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.77%
Illinois average:

5.50%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Christian County, IL  0.84% ($34,644 average AGI)
to Effingham County, IL  0.83% ($34,417)
to Macon County, IL  0.70% ($42,852)

Strongest AM radio stations in Cowden:

  • 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.)
  • WLBH (1170 AM; daytime; 5 kW; MATTOON, IL; Owner: MATTOON BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WILY (1210 AM; daytime; 10 kW; CENTRALIA, IL; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • WCRA (1090 AM; daytime; 1 kW; EFFINGHAM, IL)
  • WSDZ (1260 AM; 20 kW; BELLEVILLE, IL)
  • WIBC (1070 AM; 50 kW; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WINU (870 AM; daytime; 1 kW; SHELBYVILLE, IL)
  • WILL (580 AM; 5 kW; URBANA, IL; Owner: UNIV. OF ILLINOIS BOARD OF TRUSTEES)
  • 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 Cowden:

  • WRAN (98.3 FM; TOWER HILL, IL; Owner: KASKASKIA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTRH (93.3 FM; RAMSEY, IL; Owner: COUNTRYSIDE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WJLY (88.3 FM; RAMSEY, IL; Owner: COUNTRYSIDE BROADCASTING)
  • WCRC (95.7 FM; EFFINGHAM, IL; Owner: TWO PETAZ, INC.)
  • WXEF (97.9 FM; EFFINGHAM, IL; Owner: PREMIER BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WKJT (102.3 FM; TEUTOPOLIS, IL; Owner: JOHN W. KIRBY)
  • WEJT (105.1 FM; SHELBYVILLE, IL; Owner: THE CROMWELL GROUP, INC. OF ILLINOIS)
  • WZNX (106.7 FM; SULLIVAN, IL; Owner: WSHY, INC.)
  • W204BG (88.7 FM; EFFINGHAM, IL; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WHQQ (98.9 FM; NEOGA, IL; Owner: WSHY, INC.)
  • WDZQ (95.1 FM; DECATUR, IL; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WTIM-FM (97.3 FM; TAYLORVILLE, IL; Owner: MILLER COMMUNICATIONS INC)
  • W208AN (91.3 FM; EFFINGHAM, IL; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)

TV broadcast stations around Cowden:

  • WRSP-TV (Channel 55; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: SPRINGFIELD BROADCASTING PARTNERS)
  • WICS (Channel 20; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: WICS LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WBUI (Channel 23; DECATUR, IL; Owner: ACME TV LICENSES OF ILLINOIS, LLC)
  • WAND (Channel 17; DECATUR, IL; Owner: WAND(TV) PARTNERSHIP)
  • WEIL-LP (Channel 54; EFFINGHAM, IL; Owner: BELIEVER'S BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 20Number of bridges
  • 236ft / 72.1mTotal length
  • $329,000Total costs
  • 8,275Total average daily traffic
  • 1,278Total average daily truck traffic
  • 9,257Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
New bridges in Cowden, IL - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21900-1909
  • 11920-1929
  • 11960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 51980-1989
  • 61990-1999
  • 22000-2009
  • 22010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Cowden, IL

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Cowden)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Lat: 39.247528 Lon: -88.862278, Call Sign: WPYL694,
    Assigned Frequencies: 35.7600 MHz, Grant Date: 09/03/2003, Expiration Date: 09/03/2013, Cancellation Date: 11/09/2013, Certifier: Walter Boehm, Registrant: Atlas License Company, 1725-A North Shadeland Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46219, Phone: (317) 351-4865, Fax: (317) 351-4870, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • Cowden SW, Lat: 39.250000 Lon: -88.865000, Type: Silo, Structure height: 47.9 m, Call Sign: WQKA219,
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz, Grant Date: 03/03/2009, Expiration Date: 01/19/2019, Cancellation Date: 03/23/2019, Certifier: Theodore D Sigrist, Registrant: Rural Enterprises Inc., 2491 E 750 Ave, Farina, IL 62838, Phone: (618) 245-2434, Email:
  • Cowden NW, Lat: 39.250000 Lon: -88.865000, Type: Silo, Structure height: 47.9 m, Call Sign: WQKA219,
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz, Grant Date: 03/03/2009, Expiration Date: 01/19/2019, Cancellation Date: 03/23/2019, Certifier: Theodore D Sigrist, Registrant: Rural Enterprises Inc., 2491 E 750 Ave, Farina, IL 62838, Phone: (618) 245-2434, Email:
  • Cowden, Locust St & N Ravine St (Lat: 39.250167 Lon: -88.865306), Type: Silo, Structure height: 48.8 m, Overall height: 50.3 m, Call Sign: WQTG590,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11485.0 MHz, 11485.0 MHz, 11485.0 MHz, 11485.0 MHz, 11485.0 MHz, 11485.0 MHz, Grant Date: 01/29/2014, Expiration Date: 01/29/2024, Certifier: James E Coleman, Registrant: Shelby Electric Cooperative Inc, Rt 128 & North 6th St, Shelbyville, IL 62565, Phone: (217) 774-3986, Fax: (217) 774-3330, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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  • Call Sign: W9TUL, Licensee ID: L00201297, Grant Date: 01/29/2000, Expiration Date: 01/29/2010, Cancellation Date: 01/31/2012, Registrant: William J Hill Jr, 301 Elm St, Cowden, IL 62422
  • Call Sign: KC9MTI, Licensee ID: L01359050, Grant Date: 01/14/2008, Expiration Date: 01/14/2018, Cancellation Date: 11/10/2015, Certifier: Fred W Wheeler Jr, Registrant: Fred W Wheeler Jr, 237 South Third, Cowden, IL 62422
  • Call Sign: W9MTI, Previous Call Sign: KC9MTI, Licensee ID: L01359050, Grant Date: 11/10/2015, Expiration Date: 11/10/2025, Certifier: Fred W Wheeler Jr, Registrant: Fred W Wheeler Jr, 237 S 3rd St, Cowden, IL 62422-1007

FAA Registered Aircraft:

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  • Aircraft: CESSNA R172K (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 76 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO-360 SER (300 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 296BW , Serial Number: R1722379, Year manufactured: 1977, Airworthiness Date: 03/04/1977
    Registrant (Individual): Pending Registration, 355 N State Highway 128, Cowden, IL 62422
  • 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: 6171W , Serial Number: 28-20198, Year manufactured: 1964, Airworthiness Date: 07/07/1964, Certificate Issue Date: 11/27/1991
    Registrant (Individual): James E Wasson, Rr 1 Box 148, Cowden, IL 62422
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 01/25/2018

2007 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2007 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 11. The highest number of fire incidents - 18 took place in 2017, and the least - 2 in 2013. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Cowden, IL When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (43.4%), and Structure Fires (35.7%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Cowden, IL
    • 5643.4%Outside Fires
    • 4635.7%Structure Fires
    • 1914.7%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 86.2%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Cowden, IL
Most common first names in Cowden, IL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William1477.7 years
John1178.1 years
Charles980.9 years
George782.9 years
Mary674.7 years
Cecil577.6 years
Mildred585.2 years
Nellie579.6 years
Robert570.0 years
Thomas578.8 years
Most common last names in Cowden, IL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Tucker1175.2 years
Moore1080.3 years
Beck1078.6 years
Miller982.5 years
Brown869.5 years
Phillips683.7 years
Lorton673.3 years
Dunaway684.7 years
Adams567.4 years
Mcelroy570.2 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Cowden, IL
  • 95.2%Utility gas
  • 2.8%Electricity
  • 2.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Cowden, IL
  • 75.0%Utility gas
  • 22.1%Electricity
  • 2.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Cowden compared to Illinois state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value 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.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
There is 1 pilot and no other airmen in this city.
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