Kempton, Illinois

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Population in 2019: 206 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -12.3%
 
Males: 98  (47.7%)
Females: 108  (52.3%)
Median resident age:

36.8 years
Illinois median age:

38.6 years

Zip codes: 60946.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $54,692 (it was $41,667 in 2000)
Kempton:

$54,692
IL:

$69,187

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $35,071 (it was $12,641 in 2000)

Kempton village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $54,613 (it was $62,500 in 2000)
Kempton:

$54,613
IL:

$209,100

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $58,827; detached houses: $58,685

Median gross rent in 2019: $1,058.

March 2019 cost of living index in Kempton: 85.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 19.1%
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  • Races in Kempton, IL (2019)
    • 21096.3%White alone
    • 41.8%American Indian alone
    • 10.5%Hispanic

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

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Ancestries: German (24.7%), French Canadian (11.3%), Irish (10.3%), Dutch (7.2%), Polish (7.2%), American (5.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 09/20/1901

Elevation: 738 feet

Land area: 0.21 square miles.

Population density: 974 people per square mile   (low).

Kempton, Illinois map

1 resident is foreign born

This village:

0.4%
Illinois:

12.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,470 (2.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,290 (2.4%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Joliet, IL (41.9 miles , pop. 106,221).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Chicago, IL (69.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Cullom, IL (2.1 miles ),
Cabery, IL (2.1 miles ),
Emington, IL (2.6 miles),
Campus, IL (2.7 miles),
Buckingham, IL (2.9 miles ),
Saunemin, IL (3.1 miles ),
Herscher, IL (3.3 miles ),
Reddick, IL (3.3 miles )

Latitude: 40.94 N, Longitude: 88.24 W

Area code: 815

Distribution of median household income in Kempton, IL in 2019
Distribution of house value in Kempton, IL in 2019
Kempton satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

4.3%
Illinois:

6.5%
Population change in the 1990s: +17 (+7.8%).
Most common industries in Kempton, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (12.5%)
  • Printing & related support activities (10.6%)
  • Metal & metal products (6.7%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (6.7%)
  • Construction (4.8%)
  • Office supplies & stationery stores (4.8%)
  • Electronic shopping & mail-order houses (4.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Metal & metal products (12.7%)
  • Construction (9.1%)
  • Truck transportation (9.1%)
  • Repair & maintenance (9.1%)
  • Paper (7.3%)
  • Furniture & home furnishings, household appliance stores (7.3%)
  • Farm supplies merchant wholesalers (7.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (26.5%)
  • Printing & related support activities (16.3%)
  • Chemicals (6.1%)
  • Office supplies & stationery stores (6.1%)
  • Electronic shopping & mail-order houses (6.1%)
  • Public administration (6.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.1%)
Most common occupations in Kempton, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8.7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6.7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6.7%)
  • Advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers (5.8%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Financial managers (3.8%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (12.7%)
  • Advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers (10.9%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (10.9%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (9.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (7.3%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (10.2%)
  • Financial managers (8.2%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (8.2%)
  • Registered nurses (8.2%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8.2%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (8.2%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (6.1%)

Average climate in Kempton, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Kempton, Illinois average temperatures Kempton, Illinois average precipitation Kempton, Illinois humidity Kempton, Illinois wind speed Kempton, Illinois snowfall Kempton, Illinois sunshine Kempton, Illinois clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 66.0. This is about average.

City:

66.0
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2000 was 0.201. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 19.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.201
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2000 was 9.21. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 19.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.21
U.S.:

5.56
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 28.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 19.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.8
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.48. This is about average. Closest monitor was 19.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.48
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Kempton-area historical tornado activity is near Illinois state average. It is 81% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/17/1963, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 18.4 miles away from the Kempton village center killed one person and injured 70 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 8/28/1990, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 41.1 miles away from the village center killed 29 people and injured 350 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Kempton-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Illinois state average. It is 81% 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 172.8 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 147.4 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 172.8 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 205.4 miles away from the city 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 171.4 miles away from the city center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 50.1 miles away from Kempton 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 Ford County (7) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Kempton topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Kempton:

  • PIPER CITY REHAB AND LIVING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; PIPER CITY, IL)
  • HERITAGE HEALTH-DWIGHT (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; DWIGHT, IL)
  • WILLIAM W FOX DEVELOPMENTAL CENTER (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; DWIGHT, IL)
  • CENTRAL COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 16 miles away; CLIFTON, IL)

Amtrak stations near Kempton:

  • 15 miles: DWIGHT (119 W. MAIN ST.) . Services: enclosed waiting area.
  • 18 miles: GILMAN (U.S. 24 & U.S. 45) . Services: partially wheelchair accessible, free short-term parking, free long-term parking.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Kempton:

  • Kankakee Community College (about 24 miles; Kankakee, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,969)
  • Olivet Nazarene University (about 25 miles; Bourbonnais, IL; FT enrollment: 4,731)
  • Joliet Junior College (about 40 miles; Joliet, IL; FT enrollment: 11,401)
  • University of St Francis (about 43 miles; Joliet, IL; FT enrollment: 2,454)
  • Governors State University (about 45 miles; University Park, IL; FT enrollment: 4,043)
  • Lewis University (about 48 miles; Romeoville, IL; FT enrollment: 5,739)
  • Heartland Community College (about 50 miles; Normal, IL; FT enrollment: 3,958)

Public elementary/middle school in Kempton:

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Points of interest:

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

Ford County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This village:

2.6 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:

72.2%
Whole state:

65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:

5.6%
Whole state:

6.3%


No gay or lesbian households reported

Banks with branches in Kempton (2011 data):

  • Vermilion Valley Bank: Kempton Branch at Main Street, branch established on 1946/02/16. Info updated 2007/05/31: Bank assets: $118.8 mil, Deposits: $96.9 mil, headquarters in Piper City, IL, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Piper Bankshares, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Kempton:

Marital status in Kempton, IL
  • Never married: 31.8%
  • Now married: 54.0%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 2.3%
  • Divorced: 11.9%

For population 25 years and over in Kempton:

  • High school or higher: 95.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.9%
  • Unemployed: 3.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 31.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.3
Illinois average:

12.0

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Kempton, IL (based on Ford County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant3,66618
Evangelical Protestant2,23914
Catholic1,7715
Other4-
None6,401-
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: 4
This county:

2.83 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

1.42 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
Ford County:

5.67 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 16
This county:

11.34 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

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

9.7%
State:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Ford County:

27.0%
Illinois:

25.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

11.9%
State:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

45.6%
Illinois:

48.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Kempton:

38.8%
Illinois:

45.7%

Average BMI:
Kempton:

29.2
Illinois:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Kempton:

24.2%
State:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

11.2%
Illinois:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.8
Illinois:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

30.7%
State:

33.2%

General health condition:
Kempton:

53.7%
State:

55.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Kempton:

77.2%
Illinois:

79.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Kempton, 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
Financial Administration 0$0 1$1,542
Totals for Government 0$0 1$1,542

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

  • Current Operations - Financial Administration: $52,000 ($252.43)
    Water Utilities: $28,000 ($135.92)
    Police Protection: $6,000 ($29.13)
    Regular Highways: $5,000 ($24.27)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,000 ($4.85)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $18,000 ($87.38)

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

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $18,000 ($87.38)
    Sewerage: $1,000 ($4.85)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,000 ($4.85)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $48,000 ($233.01)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $41,000 ($199.03)
    Electric Utilities: $20,000 ($97.09)
    Highways: $6,000 ($29.13)
  • Tax - Property: $21,000 ($101.94)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $30,000 ($145.63)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $20,000 ($97.09)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,000 ($48.54)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $196,000 ($951.46)

6.13% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($42,092 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.13%
Illinois average:

4.69%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Champaign County, IL  1.84% ($43,842 average AGI)
from Iroquois County, IL  0.82% ($46,556)
from McLean County, IL  0.51% ($36,143)


6.98% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($40,736 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.98%
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 Champaign County, IL  1.70% ($34,096 average AGI)
to Iroquois County, IL  0.85% ($41,149)
to McLean County, IL  0.63% ($43,857)

Strongest AM radio stations in Kempton:

  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WVIV (1200 AM; 20 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLXX-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • WIBC (1070 AM; 50 kW; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WILL (580 AM; 5 kW; URBANA, IL; Owner: UNIV. OF ILLINOIS BOARD OF TRUSTEES)
  • WIND (560 AM; 5 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • WAUR (930 AM; 4 kW; SANDWICH, IL; Owner: CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING SYSTEM, LTD.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Kempton:

  • WJEZ (98.9 FM; DWIGHT, IL; Owner: LIVINGSTON COUNTY BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WYST (107.7 FM; FAIRBURY, IL; Owner: AAA ENTERTAINMENT LICENSING LLC)
  • WRXQ (100.7 FM; COAL CITY, IL; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WYKT (105.5 FM; WILMINGTON, IL; Owner: STARADIO CORPORATION)
  • WONU (89.7 FM; KANKAKEE, IL; Owner: OLIVET NAZARENE UNIVERSITY)
  • WTRX-FM (93.7 FM; PONTIAC, IL; Owner: LIVINGSTON COUNTY BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WKIF (92.7 FM; KANKAKEE, IL; Owner: SPANISH BROADCASTING SYSTEM OF ILLINOIS, INC.)
  • WVLI (95.1 FM; KANKAKEE, IL; Owner: MILNER BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WGFA-FM (94.1 FM; WATSEKA, IL; Owner: IROQUOIS COUNTY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WYXX (103.1 FM; MORRIS, IL; Owner: BIG CITY RADIO-CHI, L.L.C.)
  • WJDK-FM (95.7 FM; SENECA, IL; Owner: GRUNDY COUNTY BROADCASTERS, INC)
  • WKCC (91.1 FM; KANKAKEE, IL; Owner: KANKAKEE COMMUNITY COLLEGE)

TV broadcast stations around Kempton:

  • W34CD (Channel 34; QUINCY, IL; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WWTO-TV (Channel 35; LASALLE, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WYIN (Channel 56; GARY, IN; Owner: NORTHWEST INDIANA PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 17Number of bridges
  • 92ft / 28.4mTotal length
  • 1,350Total average daily traffic
  • 159Total average daily truck traffic
  • 1,411Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
New bridges in Kempton, IL - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 51960-1969
  • 51970-1979
  • 31980-1989
  • 22000-2009
  • 22010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Kempton, IL

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 210 1st St (Lat: 40.827250 Lon: -88.284500), Call Sign: KNFS855,
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.190 MHz, Grant Date: 03/21/2012, Expiration Date: 06/12/2022, Registrant: Ragan Communications, Inc., 2 Ragan Court, Washington, IL 61571-1051, Phone: (309) 745-9386, Fax: (309) 745-3215, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: K9JLK, Licensee ID: L00226647, Grant Date: 09/21/2007, Expiration Date: 12/12/2017, Cancellation Date: 12/13/2019, Certifier: Lawrence A Gardner, Registrant: Lawrence A Gardner, 3548 N 1700 East Rd, Kempton, IL 60946-4011
  • Call Sign: WB9QYF, Licensee ID: L00226649, Grant Date: 02/02/2005, Expiration Date: 03/21/2015, Cancellation Date: 03/22/2017, Certifier: Carol L Gardner, Registrant: Carol L Gardner, 3548 N 1700e Rd, Kempton, IL 60946-4011

Most common first names in Kempton, IL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John579.2 years
Robert574.4 years
William566.4 years
Charles478.5 years
George477.0 years
Walter476.5 years
Clarence378.6 years
Frank381.0 years
Elizabeth293.9 years
Anna282.5 years
Most common last names in Kempton, IL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Essington583.8 years
Malone579.8 years
Falter374.6 years
Lowe381.9 years
Moore381.3 years
Smith375.0 years
Shelby373.0 years
Spires392.0 years
Benson281.5 years
Drew285.9 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Kempton, IL
  • 90.5%Utility gas
  • 6.8%Electricity
  • 2.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Kempton, IL
  • 72.7%Utility gas
  • 27.3%Electricity


Kempton compared to Illinois 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 below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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